Norcross church to screen AIDS documentary

NORCROSS - A free public screening of "The AIDS Chronicles: Here to Represent" will be held in Norcross this weekend.

The documentary film on the impact of HIV in Atlanta's black community will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 182 Hunter St. in Norcross.

To reserve tickets, call 678-990-6421. For more information, visit

Local fitness club hosting Toys for Tots drive

LAWRENCEVILLE - A local fitness club is serving as an official drop-off site for the Toys for Tots holiday program.

Butterfly Life, 1450 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville, is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the months of November and December. The toys will be distributed to needy children in the community.

For more information, call Butterfly Life in Lawrenceville at 770-277-1981.

Local hospitals to host holiday festivals of lights

GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth will hold their annual holiday light celebrations next week.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Love Light Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the center's Lanier Park Campus, located on White Sulphur Road in Gainesville.

For a donation of $10 or more, a light will be added to a 30-foot tree, which will be placed atop the Outpatient Services Building of the hospital and lit on Dec. 3.

To make a donation, call 770-535-3394.

Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth will host its Lights of Love and Remembrance event at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the hospital, 3805 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

Luminaries can be purchased and will be lit during the event in remembrance or honor of a person of the donor's choice.

To reserve a luminary, call 678-312-2423 or e-mail

Traveling photo expo stops in Atlanta library

ATLANTA - "The Faces of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," a national traveling photo exhibit, is now in Atlanta.

The exhibit features portraits and stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients, family members and health-care professionals, and runs through Saturday at the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta.

For more information, visit

Cancer research group will host public forum

ATLANTA - The American Association for Cancer Research will host a public forum on cancer health disparities this weekend in Atlanta.

The free, half-day program will educate the community on cancer in racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. in Atlanta.

- From staff reports