Computer classes offered for seniors

LAWRENCEVILLE - SeniorNet Learning Centers are available to guide the elderly through the ins and outs of computer usage.

SeniorNet is a nationwide nonprofit organization that aims to educate older adults, ages 50 and older, about computer technology. Classes teach everything from the basics of turning on a computer to advanced digital imaging, and are available for all skill levels. Both students and instructors are older than 50 and classes move at a pace that is comfortable for older adults.

There are two SeniorNet Learning Centers in Gwinnett, both sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. The first SeniorNet Learning Center opened at the Gwinnett Senior Center in Bethesda Park in 1995, and a satellite branch opened at Prime Timers Pointe in George Pierce Park in December 2006.

Registration for SeniorNet classes at George Pierce Community Center and Prime Timers Pointe and the Gwinnett Senior Center is under way.

For more information about SeniorNet or to sign up for a class, call George Pierce Community Center and Prime Timers Pointe at 770-831-4173, Gwinnett Senior Center at 770-564-4680 or visit www.seniornet/usa/gwinnett.

George Pierce Community Center and Prime Timers Pointe is located at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The Gwinnett Senior Center is located at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.

Students awarded


SNELLVILLE - The Snellville Commerce Club will award its 2007 FBLA/DECA $1,000 Scholarship to Marcus Hodges of South Gwinnett High School and Morgan Blouin of Brookwood High School.

Each recipient has demonstrated academic achievement while giving time to the Snellville community. Funds will be paid to the college of their choice to assist their respective academic pursuits.

The award will be presented at noon at the May 15 meeting inside City Hall. Business and Civic leaders along with some elected officials are expected to attend. For more information on the Clubs mission and philanthropic history, visit

Grandparents can make jewelry

LAWRENCEVILLE - From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, grandparents can make a bracelet and earring set and enjoy cookies and tea with their grandchildren at the Gwinnett Senior Center.

The cost is $15 for grandparents age 50 and up. Call 770-564-4680. The senior center is at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.


tips offered

BUFORD - Learn some tips and techniques to help make scrapbooks at Scrapbooking with Sarah at Bogan Park on Saturday.

The event is $25 and for children age 6-12. Call 770-614-2060. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2723 North Bogan Road in Buford.

Aviation goals


LAWRENCEVILLE - The president of the Aero Club of Metro Atlanta will address EAA Chapter 690 on Saturday.

Steve Champness will discuss some of the goals and directions of aviation in Georgia. The Aero Club of Metro Atlanta has been an official chapter of the National Aeronautic Association since 1984.

Champness, a native of Atlanta, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he crewed aboard a P-3 Orion from 1976-1983, logging more than 2,300 flight hours sub hunting in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. After his tour of duty he returned to Atlanta to earn his degree in aviation management from DeKalb Community College.

Champness is best known for his responsibilities as national account sales executive for Trade-a-Plane, the largest publication for the sale or purchase of aircraft and aircraft-related items in the world for 16 years. He is also a volunteer for Angel Flight of Georgia, an organization providing free air transportation to health care agencies, blood banks, donor organ banks and individuals in need of travel for medical treatment.

Champness is in his fifth year as president of the Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta.

The Saturday program is free, open to the public and will take place in the EAA Sport Aviation Center, on the north side of Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field beginning at 10:30 a.m. A pancake breakfast and/or refreshments are available beginning at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. For additional information, contact Joel Levine, 770-394-5466 or

Parents to discuss Christian school

SNELLVILLE - Parents from Sola Fide Lutheran School will be at Snellville Days to talk about the teaching programs offered at their Pre-K through eighth grade Christian school.

Parents interested in learning about educational options for their children and hearing from parents whose children attend are invited to stop by Sola Fide's booth Saturday and Sunday at Briscoe Park.

For more information, call the school office at 770-972-1771 or see

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