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Commmunity calendar

Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com 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.

Today

Gwinnett County Fair will run through Sept. 23 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. On weekdays, the exhibit hall is open from 4 to 10 p.m. and the carnival runs until 11 p.m. On Saturdays, the exhibit hall is open from noon to 11 p.m. and the carnival runs until midnight. On Sundays, the exhibit hall is open from 1 to 9 p.m. and the carnival runs until 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Parking is free. Call 770-963-6522 or visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution treasurer Phyllis Johnson Tanner will present "A New Order for the Ages - the U.S. Constitution." Call 770-921-3114.

Monday

Gwinnett County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hamilton Mill Restaurant, 1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway in Dacula. Call Mary Long at 770-962-6345.

Tuesday

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a business seminar on franchising from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The cost is $69, which includes workshop materials. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/gwinnett.

Georgia Educational Institute will hold a workshop on buying foreclosed homes at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1174 McKendree Church Road, Lawrenceville. Call 770-277-0088, ext. 55.

The MBA Tour will run from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emory University's Goisueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Road in Atlanta. The free event is geared toward people interested in pursuing an MBA, and will offer a chance to meet with admissions representatives from business schools across the world. To register, visit www.thembatour.com.

Wednesday

An Agency Networking Fair hosted by the Community Council of Gwinnett County will run from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3355 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Visit www.commcouncilgc.org.

Thursday

Georgia Council for Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Humorist Cathy Lee Phillips will speak. Call 770-822-5147.

The Snellville Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the Walton EMC located at 3645 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. Call Marlene Gillman at 770-309-6589.

Button Gwinnett Chapter 1348 National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at noon Thursday at John Boy's Restaurant, 3050 W. Main St. in Snellville. Call Stan Weiss at 678-344-9986.

The North American Bluebird Society will hold its 2007 convention Thursday through Sept. 23 at the Georgia Center in Athens. Experts will address house sparrows, fire ants and paper wasps; presenters will speak on Eastern, Mountain and Western bluebirds; and activities will include bus trips to the Georgia Botanical Garden and Stone Mountain. The event will also include a bird walk, a silent auction, educational exhibits and vendors. The cost is $45. Visit www.nabs2007.com.

The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance hosts confidential, peer-led support group meetings from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Summit Ridge Hospital, 250 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. Visit www.dbsanortheastga.org or call 770-755-5038.

Newcomer's Womens Club of Northeast Suburban Atlanta will hold a monthly coffee meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Suwanee Station Clubhouse, 1285 Station Center Blvd., Suwanee. The free group is open to women new to the area. Call 770-614-3216 or visit www.newcomersclubatlanta.com.

Friday

Power Rangers 15th Anniversary Celebration Tour will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the KB Toys at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford. The free event, celebrating the television show, will offer an obstacle course, prizes and a chance to get photos and autographs from the real-life Power Rangers. Call 678-482-7377 or visit www.bandai.com.

2007 Home Business Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall on Pearl Nix Parkway in Gainesville. More than 30 home-based businesses will be in attendance at the free expo, which will also feature mini-seminars and guest speakers. Call Molly Switzer at 770-401-7409 or e-mail molly@familyfirstmagazine.com.

Bloomin Designs Nursery will host a free fall open house Friday and Saturday at the nursery, 558 Auburn Road in Auburn. Call 678-376-7987.

The Hoschton Stampede will be held Friday and Saturday at various locations in downtown Hoschton. The event will feature vocalists, bands, arts and crafts, car and tractor shows and a parade. Call 706-654-3693.

SMART (Solo Moms Acquiring Readiness Training) will offer "Understanding You Understanding Me," a program about the power of love languages, at 7 p.m. Friday at the C3 Center, 1065 Walther Blvd., Lawrenceville. Children's activities and food will be provided at the free event. Call 770-277-1171, ext. 241 or visit www.thec3center.org.

Saturday

Flotilla 24 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, will hold a five-day Advanced Coastal Navigation course Saturday through Oct. 27 at the Corps of Engineers Office, Buford Dam Road, Buford. The classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 13, 20 and 27. The classes are led by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, and the cost is $95. Class size is limited to 20. Contact Roy Crittenden at 770-393-4382 or acrit@mindspring.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a bird watching program at 8 a.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. David Decker from the Atlanta Audubon Society will lead the walk. The cost is $3 per person, and center members can attend for free. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will host a Nature Kids Environmental Club event from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Participants will learn about ladybugs. The cost is $5 per child, and center members can attend for free. Call 770-904-5308 or visit www.gwinnettehc.com.

Georgia Connection Women's Barbershop Chorus will hold a singing car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Valvoline Oil Change Station at 850 Oak Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-381-1627.

A retirement seminar for women will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Red Sky Cafe and Coffeehouse, 2033 Buford Highway in Buford. The seminar is free, and includes brunch. Call 770-682-4493.

Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Gwinnett Pearls of Service Foundation will hold a Debutante Pearls Orientation Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett County Public Library Collins Hill branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville. Call CaSandra Smith at 678-376-1597.

Sept. 24

The Quinn House in Lawrenceville will register children from low-income families and seniors in Gwinnett County for Christmas help Sept. 24 through Nov. 2. To register for assistance or b ecome a sponsor, call 770-962-0470 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Sept. 25

An eczema support group will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McDonald's located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Ga. Highway 124 in Snellville. Dinner is included. Call Anita Horning at 770-979-0761.

Sept. 26

Huntington Learning Center will offer "Homework: A Parent's Survival Guide" at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Duluth center, 3360 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. The free workshop offers advice on ensuring children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments. Call 770-232-1948.

Sept. 27

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will offer a seminar on retirement planning for minority entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The cost is $19. Visit georgiasbdc.org/ce/gwinnett.

Sept. 28

Auburn will collect donations as part of the Great American Clean-Up Sept. 28 and 29. Containers will be set up next to City Hall in Auburn. The city will accept tires, batteries, motor oil, scrap metal, electronics and junk. The collection will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Call 770-963-4002, ext. 223.

"The Emporer's New Clothes," a production of WonderQuest, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's youth theater group, will run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6 at the Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University, 500 Washington St. S.E. in Gainesville. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 5 and 6, and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets range in price from $7 to $12. Visit www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

Sept. 29

Gwinnett Small Business Boot Camp, offered by Gwinnett Small Business Development Center and Gwinnett Small Business Alliance, will run from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The boot camp will include a series of courses designed for existing and prospective small business owners and nonprofit groups. Registration is required. Call Helen Sutherland at 678-407-5385 or visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.

Oct. 4

The Snellville Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the Walton EMC, 3645 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. Call Marlene Gillman at 770-309-6589.

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. 18

The Snellville Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the Walton EMC, 3645 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. Call Marlene Gillman at 770-309-6589.

Oct. 19

Voices of North Georgia will present Voices of Praise at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. in Gainesville. Call 770-868-0041 or visit www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.

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.

Parkview High School will hold a 20-year reunion for the class of 1987 from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20 at the Marriott Evergreen, 4021 Lakeview Drive in Stone Mountain. To register, call 770-466-5269 or visit www.1stclassreunions.com.

Gwendyhouse Publishing will hold a writers' workshop Oct. 20 at the Wingate Inn Gwinnett Place, 3450 Venture Parkway, Duluth. The workshop will cover getting your book published. The cost is $55. Visit www.gwendyhousepublishing.com or call 678-887-5095.

Oct. 24

Huntington Learning Center will offer "Homework: A Parent's Survival Guide" at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Duluth center, 3360 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. The free workshop offers advice on ensuring children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments. Call 770-232-1948.

Oct. 27

It Won't Happen to Me will hold the In Memory of Walk-A-Thon at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway in Grayson. The walk is meant to help teens become aware of the No. 1 cause of teen deaths, car crashes. The registration fee is $35, and the minimum sponsorship suggested is $100. Call 770-207-9698 or visit www.itwonthappentome.org.

Boy Scout Troop 419 will hold the second annual Waffle House Family Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Duluth First United Methodist Church, 3208 Duluth Highway, Duluth. Waffle House chefs will prepare waffles, eggs and bacon, and tickets are $6 per person or $20 per family in advance and $7 per person or $25 per family at the door. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts. Call 770-476-3776.

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. 13

The Atlanta International Military Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross. Foreign and U.S. arms and memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, World War I and World War II will be exhibited, bought, sold and traded. Daily admission is $6, and the cost for children ages 6-12 is $1. Call Carolina Trader Promotions at 704-282-1339.

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.

Huntington Learning Center will offer "Homework: A Parent's Survival Guide" at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Duluth center, 3360 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. The free workshop offers advice on ensuring children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments. Call 770-232-1948.

Nov. 30

Voices of North Georgia will present "The Voice of Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. in Gainesville. Call 770-868-0041 or visit www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.