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Community Calendar: Dacula, Lawrenceville, Barrow

Today

Fort Yargo will host several family events today. The Nature Center will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be an afternoon stroll from 1:30 to 2 p.m., and a kudzu wreaths class will run from 3:30 to 4 p.m. "Roving Ranger" will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fort Yargo State Park is located at 210 S. Broad St. in Winder. Call 770-867-3489.

Monday

J. Scott Salon will host a cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at J. Scott Salon, 1195 Scenic Highway, suite C-1, in Lawrenceville. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Call 678-558-4700 or visit www.j-scottsalon.com.

The Red Cross will offer a course on adult first aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator - class No. 07-2311 - from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday and continuing from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $65. To register, call 404-575-3730, option No. 3, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

Thursday

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will hold a seminar on finding money to start a business from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $59. Registration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

Friday

The Lawrenceville Community Theatre will perform its upcoming production of "Bye Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Seekerville Stage, located behind the Lawrenceville Church of God, 329 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. A matinee performance will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the 7 p.m. Saturday dinner theater show are $30. Call 770-855-7005 or visit www.lawrencevilleonstage.com.

Saturday

The Red Cross will hold a course on first aid with adult, infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation - class No. 07-2321 - from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $75. To register, call 404-575-3730, option No. 3, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Experimental Aircraft Association Sport Aviation Center at Gwinnett County Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Road in Lawrenceville. Elgin Wells Jr., an airshow performer and instructor, will present the program. Breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m. Call Joel Levine at 770-394-5466 or e-mail jlevine@bellsouth.net.

Aug. 5

Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table will meet at 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. The guest speaker is Gordon Blaker. Call Steve at 678-860-1347 or visit www.negacwrt.net.

Aug. 7

A preview show for "Annie Get Your Gun" will be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets range in price from $18 to $25. Tickets are $10 with a Gwinnett County Public Library card and $5 with a Gwinnett County student ID. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Aug. 8

Learning Time will host Save a Life Training with classes on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid and fire safety at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Learning Time Inc., 141 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $25 for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid and $30 for all three courses. Register by Aug. 3. Call Nicole at 770-822-0354.

Aug. 9

"Annie Get Your Gun" will be performed Aug. 9 through Sept. 9 at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range in price from $18 to $25. Matinee performances will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 and 22. Tickets for matinee shows are $14. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Aug. 10

Grounds and Sounds, featuring Full Circle, will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Admission is $5 and $4 for museum members. Call 770-822-5178.

Aug. 11

The Red Cross will hold a course on first aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator for adults plus child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation - class No. 07-2324 - from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $85. To register, call 404-575-3730, option No. 3, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

Aug. 13

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, kicks off rehearsals for its 2007-08 season Aug. 13. The group rehearses at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 South in Lawrenceville. The guild welcomes returning members and encourages new members for all voice parts. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Southern Wings Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, in conference room A on the second floor, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Ken and Debra Hanft, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited in Snellville, will speak on woodpeckers of Georgia. Call Margaret Davis at 770-963-0222 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.

Hebron Baptist Church will begin new sessions of Divorce Care, Divorce Care for Kids and Grief Support classes Aug. 13. All classes begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 202 Hebron Church Road, Dacula. Registration is required for Divorce Care for Kids, visit www.churchinitiative.org. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 277, or visit www.hebronchurch.org.

Aug. 15

The Red Cross will hold a course on adult first aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator - class No. 07-2313 - from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. The cost is $65. To register, call 404-575-3730, option No. 3, or visit www.redcrossatlanta.org.

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center will hold a four-week class called "So You Want To Have Fun" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5 at Serenity Lakes Wellness Center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $75 and registration is required by Aug. 8. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Aug. 16

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will hold a seminar on financing an existing business from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $59 and registration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

Aug. 18

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will hold a seminar on QuickBooks 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. The cost is $299 for all three sessions. Sessions may be taken individually. Preregistration is required. Call 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

Aug. 20

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center will offer Tai Chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 20 at 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. Cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Aug. 22

The Barrow Community Foundation will meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, 6 Porter St. in Winder. Call Debi Krause at 770-867-9444 or e-mail dkrause@barrowchamber.com.

Aug. 24

Fort Yargo State Park will host a Native American powwow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the park, 210 S. Broad St. in Winder. American Indians from all over the state will showcase their culture, song, dance, crafts and foods. Call 770-867-3489.

Sept. 11

The Inside Out Leadership Development Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at Lanier Technical College's Winder-Barrow Campus, 89 E. Athens St. in Winder. The cost is $500 for two days. The event is geared toward managers, supervisors, team leaders and human resources leaders. Call 770-868-4080 or visit www.lanier.tec.ga.us.econdev.

Sept. 13

Miss Gwinnett County Youth Pageants will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The pageants are open to Gwinnett County residents ages 6 months to 17 years old. The registration fee is $75 until Aug. 26. The cost after Aug. 26 is $85. Call Karen at 678-620-0885. For more information and a registration form, visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

Sept. 15

Miss Gwinnett County Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Interested parties can meet at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at the pageant building at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. If interested, call Karen by Sept. 1 at 678-620-0885 or visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

The eighth annual Statham Sunflower Festival will be held Sept. 15 at 327 Jefferson St. in downtown Statham. The city is accepting applications for food and craft at vendors. Call Statham City Hall 770-725-5455 or Betty at 770-725-5323.

Sept. 19

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services will hold a recreation authority meeting from 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Gwinnett Senior Center in Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8890.

Oct. 8

The Lawrenceville Woman's Club will host the Autumn Open Charity Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Northwood Country Club, 3157 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Call Sandra Strickland at 770-963-0011 or e-mail Brenda Falkler at baf47@aol.com.

Oct. 11

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services will hold a recreation authority meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Center, room B, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8890.

Oct. 20

AuburnFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in downtown Auburn. Call Charlotte Ewing at 770-963-4002, ext. 223, or e-mail cewing@cityofauburn-ga.org.

Nov. 8

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services will hold a recreation authority meeting at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Center, room B, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8890.

Nov. 28

The Barrow Community Foundation will meet at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at the foundation's office, located at Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, 6 Porter St. in Winder. Call 770-867-9444 or e-mail dkrause@barrowchamber.com.

Dec. 4

The Gwinnett History Museum will hold a program on Native American history in Gwinnett at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@gwinnettcounty.com.

Ongoing-General

Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services is accepting applications for the next Community Emergency Response Team training class. Classes begin Aug. 23. Citizens will learn things they can do following a disaster, including light search and rescue, small fire control and disaster psychology. Call 770-307-2987.

Artwork from Ingrid Bolton and Sherri Hale will be on display at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville, through Aug. 22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-822-5450.

The Gallery at St. Edwards' will display an exhibit from the Atlanta Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America through Sept. 27. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 737 Moon Road, Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-6128.

Parent's Morning Out, a Christian care program for children ages six months to 3 years old, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The day care is located at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-0386, ext. 48.

Hebron Church's Men of Light Purity Ministry offers Biblical answers, hope and support for men battling sexual impurity. Weekly meetings are confidential and anonymous at the church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. Call Mike at 404-502-1802.

Hebron Church's Women of Faith, Hope and Love, a companion ministry to the church's Men of Light Purity Ministry, offers support to wives. Call Wendy at 404-502-1812.

A support group for those diagnosed with a mental illness, as well as their family and friends, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway. The group for families meets only on Fridays. The meetings are free. Call Jennifer at 770-921-1961.

Grace Arbor, the Older Adult Day Program of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A registration interview is required. Call Robin Dill, program director, at 770-963-0386, ext. 26, or e-mail robin@fumclv.org.

Ongoing-Specific days

Monday

Expressionism art classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Hobby Lobby, 665 Duluth Highway, suite 601, in Lawrenceville. The program continues until the end of the year. Call Jimmie at 678-791-3698 or visit www.joniquedesign.com.

The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.

A Celebrate Recovery support group for people struggling with addiction, codependency, depression and other issues meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. The group meets in building A, room 100. Dinner is served from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and individual groups meet at 7:15 p.m. Call 770-962-3671 or visit www.celebraterecovery.com.

A Bosom Buddies support group, for those with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, families and friends meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. The group meets in building A in room 309. Call 770-962-3671.

The Moms Club of North Lawrenceville meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Call Mitzi at 770-277-1844.

Gwinnett Harbingers Toastmasters meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Blvd. in Lawrenceville, in MOB 100, Suite 115, Classroom B. Call Katrina Stone at 678-584-6796.

Southern Wings Bird Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the second-floor conference room at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call Jeff Schwartz at 770-338-4433 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.

Fathers Are Parents Too meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Lawrenceville Community Church of The Nazarene, 1280 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Lawrenceville. Call 404-521-3237 or e-mail richstone@mindspring.com or sacs1@mindspring.com.