Send items for the Community Calendar to or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.


Sugar Hill Animal Hospital will hold a fall open house and client appreciation day from noon to 3 p.m. today at the hospital, 5305 Ga. Highway 20, Sugar Hill. The event will feature free pet photos, samples of pet food, shampoo and treats, a pet costume contest and golden retriever and greyhound rescue adoptions. Call 770-271-7777.

Central Gwinnett High School will host "Central's Creepy Castle" from 6 to 9 p.m. through Wednesday at the Central Gwinnett castle, 564 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The cost is $5 per person and kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or call 770-883-5400.


Upper Cervical Health Centers of America will host a community awareness dinner at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, 1450 Pine Road in Dacula. James Tomasi will give out copies of his book and share his story. The cost is free and seating is limited. Call 770-641-9444.


A gallery of trees and ornaments will be on display Thursday through Nov. 18 at the Braselton Antique Mall, 5134 Ga. Highway 53 in Braselton. A $2 donation will go to the American Heart Association. Call 706-654-3693.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will present "Writing an Effective Business Plan" from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane in Lawrenceville. This seminar will provide a detailed planning outline and other information for developing an effective business plan. The cost is $59. To register, visit or call 678-407-5385.


The Gwinnett Realtor Players will present "Mental-Pause, The Hiccups of Life" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. There will be a silent auction beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 770-495-7300 or visit


Brookwood Basketball Association will hold registration for the BBA winter season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Five Forks Middle School gym, 3250 River Drive, Lawrenceville. Registration is open to boys in first through ninth grades and girls in first through 10th grades. Visit

The eighth annual Buford ACE Classic Cruise-In and Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at S&S Ace Hardware and Mower, 3400 Buford Drive in Buford. There will be a DJ, door prizes and classic cars. An optional judging entry fee is $15. Call 770-932-1458 or e-mail

Free paintball games will be held from 10 a.m. until dark Saturday in 15 acres of woods at 773 Rebecca St., Lilburn. The playing area will include a staging area and the field has bunkers and bridges. Participants should bring their own gear, paint and air. Call Greg at 770-921-4145.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host The Great Migration, a program on bird migration, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The cost is free for ages 15 and up. Call 770-904-3500.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will present a program on Native American heritage from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the central pavilion at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. Paula Vester will explore the plants and demonstrate how they were used in Cherokee and Creek culture. The cost is $5 per person. Call 770-904-3500.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will hold an Architecture and Environmental Design Girl Scout Badge day from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford. The cost is $7 per Girl Scout. Badge and snack are included. Call 770-904-3500 or visit


Life Care Center of Lawrenceville is accepting age appropriate gift-filled shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child, through Nov. 19. The gift boxes provide toiletries, school supplies, socks and small toys to needy children around the world. Drop off boxes at 210 Collins Industrial Way, Lawrenceville. Call Sherry Forester at 678-442-0777.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings all over the Atlanta area. To find one near you, look in the telephone directory white pages, visit, or, or call 404-525-3178.

Heartland Hospice in Buford is seeking volunteers. The hospice is looking for "friendly visitors," who will sit with patients to keep them company, read or help them write letters, or give caregivers a break. Also needed is an administrative and special projects volunteer for the Buford office, as well as musicians and singers to be part of a choir. Training is provided. Call Cheryl Burney at 770-880-7021.

Georgia Magic Girls Basketball club will hold a six-session skills development clinic this fall for girls ages 9 to 11. Contact Jim Nichols at or 678-387-4290.

Auditions for the Atlanta Harmony Celebration are being held. The group meets at Greater Christian School in the main building of Campus Church of Christ, 1450 Indian Trail Lilburn Road in Norcross. The women's four-part a capella chorus rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Jeannie at 404-729-4273.

The Song of Atlanta Show Chorus is in search of women singers. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta. Call 770-509-0322 or visit

The Gwinnett Young Singers, the Children's Choir of the Hudgens Center for the Arts, will hold auditions on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Hudgens Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Grades 2-12 are eligible for placement. Group auditions are offered by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit

The Young Men's Chorus of the Gwinnett Young Singers will hold auditions for the Viking Barbershop Chorus on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The group is looking for middle and high school boys whose voices have changed. Group auditions are offered by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit

Norcross Human Services Center offers a diabetes self-management program at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Initial assessment is by appointment only. Call the Diabetes Association of Atlanta and Gwinnett Extension Service at 404-527-7150.

Duluth Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of classes for all ages. Classes for children include judo, karate, basketball, soccer, tennis and guitar. Classes for adults include personal training, tai chi, yoga, belly dancing, public speaking, mosaics and tennis. Classes for seniors include bridge, canasta, fitness, badminton and tennis. Classes are held at the Bunten Road Park Community Center, 3180 Bunten Road in Duluth. For dates and times, call 770-814-6981 or visit

Family Choice Child Development and Resource Center offers free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Simone or Angela at 678-772-6284.

The NAACP Gwinnett County Branch is offering "Got Stopped - You and the Law," a series of free training courses for teens on how to interact with law enforcement officials. For information, call 770-972-9722.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include playgroups, field trips, parties, community service and moms' night out. E-mail or visit

MOMS Club of Snellville offers daytime activities Monday through Friday for children and mothers, as well as an evening moms'-only activity once a month. The Snellville chapter is part of an international support group for at-home mothers. Activities include play groups, park days, book clubs, field trips, crafts and holiday parties. Call the Centerville Community Center at 770-985-4713.

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 or visit


Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers tai chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit

Partnership Against Domestic Violence offers support groups for battered women to share their experiences and learn about safety and legal rights. A Gwinnett support group for women meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in Lawrenceville, and a support group for women who speak Spanish meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in Norcross. For the exact location, call 770-963-9799.

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 South in Lawrenceville. All voice parts needed. Call 404-223-9962 or visit

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

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

Norcross Human Services Center offers prenatal classes, with instruction in Spanish, from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Day care is provided. To register call 404-880-3743 or 404-880-3745.

The Asian American Resource Center offers English literacy and civics level two classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. The class is meant for adults who want to advance their knowledge of the English language. Call 770-638-5661.

Norcross Human Services Center offers gamblers anonymous meetings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Call 770-234-5648.

The Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus holds rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit

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

The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Carlyle House, 173 S. Peachtree St. in Norcross. Call 770-729-9708.

The Gwinnett Community Band invites local musicians to attend the group's rehearsals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. All instruments are welcome. Call 770-945-8734.

A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.

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.

Free playtime is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Call 770-417-2200.