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Community Calendar (Buford, Sugar hill, Suwanee, Braselton)

Tuesday

REI, Recreational Equipment Inc., will hold a class on Global Position System at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mall of Georgia location, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford. Call 770-831-0676 or e-mail Daniel Jessee at djessee@rei.com.

Mill Creek High School will hold ninth-grade orientation from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Mill Creek High School, 4400 Braselton Highway in Hoschton. The cost is $35. To register, call Wanda Cain at 678-714-5855.

Friday

The Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Friday at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Highway 53 in Braselton. They will vote on the fiscal year ending 2008 budget. Call 706-654-3915.

Saturday

Legends will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday as part of the Mall of Georgia's summer concert series at the Mall of Georgia Pavilion, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Admission is free. Call 678-482-8788 or visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold classes on Global Positioning System and geocaching from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The classes are free with paid admission, and open to ages 16 and up. To register, call 770-904-3500 or e-mail environmentalheritage@gwinnettcounty.com.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold Nature Walks at 1 p.m. for families and 3 p.m. for adults on Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The walks are free with paid admission and for members. Call 770-904-3500 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

The Grasstowne Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Everett's Music Barn, 4055 Stonecypher St., Suwanee. Admission is a $12 donation. Call 770-945-5628 or visit www.everettbrothers.com.

Aug. 1

The deadline to register for this year's Hoschton Stampede of Talent at the Hoschton Fall Festival is Aug. 1. The entry fee is $5 and registration forms are available online at www.hoschtonfallfestival.com. The Hoschton Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22. Call 706-654-3693 or visit www.hoschtonfallfestival.com.

Aug. 4

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold a Rain Barrel Workshop at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The workshop is limited to 20 participants each session. To register, call 770-904-3500 or e-mail environmentalheritage@gwinnettcounty.com.

Aug. 11

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold a presentation titled "Sustainable Office" from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Larry Razzietti of Pollution Prevention Assistance Division will present ways to help save resources in an office. To register, call 770-904-3500.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer a potpourri class from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford 30519. The class is limited to 10 participants. The cost is $20, plus the center admission fee. To register by Aug. 1, call 770-904-3500.

Flotilla 24 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Lake Lanier will hold a boating skills and seamanship course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 18 at The Corps of Engineers Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road in Buford. The cost is $40 for this two-day, six-lesson course. Call Evelyn Kennedy at 770-451-4891.

Unity Christ Center will host "Your Immortal Reality: How to Break the Cycle of Birth and Death" workshop with Gary R. Renard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. The center is located at 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. Registration is $75 per person. Call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.org.

Aug. 18

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold a Heritage Hike at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Attendees are asked to wear appropriate footwear. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.com.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold Club Method for middle and high-school students from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The program will help students learn about the exciting world of science. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.com.

Aug. 25

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer the Science in Action Badge program for Girl Scouts from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Registration is recommended and the cost is $6 per Brownie. To register, call 770-904-3500.

Ongoing-general

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will offer All About Animals - It's Fishy from 3 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Science Mania - Chemical Reaction from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays during the month of July at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The programs are free with paid admission. Call 770-904-3500 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

The Level Creek United Methodist Church offers CPU /Drop Box for donations of used clothing and shoes. The church is located at 4844 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

Unity Christ Center presents the ongoing "A Course in Miracles" at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The center is located at 3474 S. Scales Road in Suwanee. An offering is requested. Call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.org.

Epiphany Lutheran Church holds senior fitness classes for those age 50 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the church, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The cost is $30. Call 770-945-0594.

MOMS Club of Buford-Mill Creek offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include monthly meetings, park/play days, playgroups, field trips, book club, moms' night out, service projects and more. The group meets at 10 a.m. the third Friday of each month at Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Highway, Buford. E-mail bufordmillcreekmoms@yahoo.com or visit www.momsclub.org.

Ongoing-specific days

Monday

Families Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Level Creek United Methodist Church, in the church parlor, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 404-725-4861 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the George Pierce Park Senior Fitness Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The cost is $54 for six weeks. Call 770-945-0594.

Living Faith Church offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mauy Thai and MMA classes for men and women at 6 p.m. every Monday. The church is located at 1707 Enterprise Drive, Buford. Classes are free. Call 770-402-4860.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host a Cadets 1400 group meeting for second- and third-grade girls at 7 p.m. Mondays. Level Creek United Methodist is located at 4844 Level Creek Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

"The Light," a men's sexual purity support group, meets Monday evenings at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Confidentiality is assured. Call 678-386-7349.

Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Sugarloaf Community Church, 1401 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee. Child care is available. Call 770-476-1400 ext. 232 or e-mail cr@sugarloafcc.org.

Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Living Faith Church, 1707-A Enterprise Drive in Buford, in the Brickton Complex. Child care is available. Call 770-271-9888.

Tuesday

Senior Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Bogan Community Center, 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford. Reservations are required. Call 770-614-2060.

Suwanee Goodtimers Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Rhodes Jordan Community Center, 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-822-5414 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

Wednesday

TeenMOPS, a support network for women ages 19 and younger who are pregnant or parenting, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday nights at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Dinner and child care are provided. Call 770-945-2845, ext. 244.

The Buford/North Gwinnett Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at Peoples Bank, 1899 Buford Highway in Buford. Call 770-932-1900, ext. 4441.

Gamblers Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Buford Human Services Center, 2755 Suwanee Ave. in Buford. Call 404-237-7281.

Bogan Gold Wings Senior Recreation Club, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Bogan Park. Gwinnett County seniors and visitors are invited to bring a covered dish. Call 770-614-2060.

Shadowbrook Baptist Church will offer Divorce Care Recovery classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through August. The church is located at 4187 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Classes will be held in room A-125. Call 770-945-1524.

A Celebrate Recovery group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Faith Church, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford, in the Brickton Complex. Child care is available. Call 770-271-9888.

A singles connection class for those age 25 and older meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Room M141 at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2845.

A Victims of Abuse group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Living Faith Church in Buford, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford. Call 770-271-9888.

Thursday

St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church hosts a monthly cancer support group at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The church is located at 3805 Braselton Highway, Buford. Call 770-271-4067.

"Lessons of the Master," led by Raymond Gibson, is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Unity Christ Center, 3474 S. Scales Road in Suwanee. Call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.org

Saturday

Galleries, shops and restaurants along Main Street in downtown Buford are open late the third Saturday of each month as part of the Main Street Stroll.

The Suwanee Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 29 at Town Center Park, 373 Buford Highway, Suwanee. No market will be held on Sept. 15. Visit www.suwanee.com.

Sunday

Living Faith Church in Buford holds a Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Group group that meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at the church, 1707 Enterprise Drive in Buford. Call 770-271-9888.

A 101 College and Career class for those ages 18-25 meets at 11:05 a.m. Sundays in the Life Center at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2845.