Today

Come Alive Ministries will be holding its 17th Annual "Celebrate Life" banquet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Winder Community Center, 113 E. Athens St., Winder. Call 770-867-3000.

Friday

Gwinnett Christian Academy will hold its annual Silent Auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the school located on the campus of Westside Baptist Church in Snellville. GCA is at the corner of U.S. Highway 78 and McGee Road. The auction is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call GCA at 770-982-3773.

April 19

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sugar Hill stake Center will present a two-day free concert at 7 p.m. April 19 and 20. Performances are by the church's choir and the Gwinnett Community Band, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road. Call 678-714-0036.

Christ the King Lutheran Church's Christian Directed Singles group will go on a Chateau Elan wine tasting and dinner excursion on April 19. The group will meet at the church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross, at 2:15 p.m. Call 770-449-1211, ext. 156.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will host a concert featuring Glorybound at 7 p.m. on April 19. For more information call Marjorie Sudderth at 770-945-2977.

April 20

The Chancel Choir of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain will present "Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs" at 7 p.m. April 20 in the sanctuary. The program is free. Eastminster is located at 5801 Hugh Howell Road in Stone Mountain. For more information call 770-469-4881.

April 23

A Blood Drive will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Fellowship Hall of Duluth First United Methodist Church, 3208 Duluth Highway, Duluth. Donors must be 17 years old and may give every 56 days. You may register by calling 770-476-3776, ext 49.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett at 12 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, is hosting an girls night out wine and cheese for author Lisa Daily, from 7 to 9 p.m. April 23. For more information, call 770-717-7913.

April 25

Norcross First United Methodist Church is having a community consignment sale on April 25 and 26. Call 770-448-4142.

April 26

Center United Methodist of Hoschton will host a huge Youth Bash to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on April 26. The event will be held at the West Jackson Primary School Gym at 4825 Ga. Highway 53 in Braselton. Advance ticket sales are $2 each and available by calling Carol Hamlin at 678-887-1419, Tina Hayes at 706-654-9280 or Tony and Lisa Campbell at 706-654-3735. Tickets at the door will be on a first come/first serve basis and will be $3 each. For more information, please call Tina Hayes at 706-654-9280.

People's Baptist Church is hosting gospel singing on April 26 at 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Brenda Robinson and New Desire, 6182 McEver Road, Flowery Branch.

April 27

Christ the King Lutheran Church's Christian Directed Singles group will host a social night at Abbott's Bar and Grill, 10900 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, at 6 p.m. April 27. Call 770-449-1211, ext 156.

CTL Players present "Smoke on the Mountain" at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville. Shows are at 6 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $9, general admission, and sold at the door (cash or check only).

May 1

57th National Day of Prayer- Lawrenceville's "Prayer on the Square" will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. May 1 at the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Lawrenceville. For additional information and volunteer opportunities, please call Mary Gordon at 770-682-7421.

May 2

Perimeter Church, along with City of Refuge, will host the Call to Serve Weekend, May 2 through May 4. Perimeter will offer seminars May 2 and May 3. For more information about the weekend, visit www.perimeter.org/calltoserve or call 678-405-2000.

CTL Players present "Smoke on the Mountain" at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville. Shows are at 7 p.m. May 2, and at 4 p.m. May 3 Tickets are $9, general admission, and sold at the door (cash or check only).

May 4

The UMW of Level Creek United Methodist Church, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, is holding its 5th annual Tea "Blooming All Over" at 3 p.m. at the OFLC building. Call 770-945-0205 or visit www.lcumc.net.

Harmony Grove United Methodist Church will hold its Second Annual Community Labyrinth Walk from noon to 4 p.m. May 4. The church is located at 50 Harmony Grove Road, Lilburn. Call 770-921-7747.

May 27

The Oasis Church will host a summer camp for children ages 6 to 12 from May 27 to July 30. Call 678-274-2167.

Ongoing events

Lilburn Christian Church, 314 Arcado Road, will open a free coffee drive-through from 6:30 to 8 a.m. every Monday morning.

Sugarloaf United Methodist Church offers 14 Jazzercise classes per week. Call 404-219-1367 or visit www.jazzercise.com.

The Bereavement Support Group at Duluth First United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. Call 770-476-3776.

Free English classes are offered from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Hebron Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. Child care is available. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 285 for English or ext. 337 for Spanish.

Johns Creek Baptist Church is seeking fifth- to eighth-grade boys and girls for the JCBC Eagles Competitive Middle School Basketball League. The church is located at 7500 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. Call 678-474-4442 or e-mail tmorris@jcbc.org.

Johns Creek Baptist Church is offering ballroom dancing lessons and exercise classes. The church is located at 7500 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. Call 678-474-4442 or e-mail tmorris@jcbc.org.

The Rev. Willie Davis, pastor of the Tabernacle of Praise, is worshiping at the Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel, 3390 Venture Parkway, Duluth. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the hotel meeting room, and Davis also offers a praise and Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 770-787-3305 or e-mail williedavis@cov.com.

Forcefield Youth Ministries holds a Youth Open Mic Cafe at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Hoschton First Baptist Church's Family Life Center, 99 E. Jefferson St., Hoschton. The events are open to students in grades seven though 12. Call 706-654-2938.

Hebron Baptist Church offers Care, Divorce Care for Kids and Grief Support classes at 7 p.m. each Monday at the church, 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.

Stonemill Church offers Celebrate Recovery meetings at 7 p.m. Mondays at the church, 855 Northbrook Parkway in Suwanee. Child care is available. Call 770-476-1400, ext. 232, or e-mail CR@stonemillchurch.org.

Destiny Church offers His Way 12 Step, a support group that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford. This Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program is open to anyone with addictions or codependency issues. Call 678-482-4960.

Destiny Church offers CRASH, a Wednesday night service for high school and college students, from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford. Call 678-482-4960 or visit www.4yourdestiny.org.

Destiny Church offers MSM, a program designed for middle-schoolers, from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford. Call 678-482-4960.

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 each month at Hebron Baptist Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. Call 770-962-3671.

Living Faith Church offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and MMA classes for men and women at 6 p.m. every Monday. The church is located at 1707 Enterprise Drive, Buford. Classes are free. Call 770-402-4860.

Freedom Christian Ministry will hold an adult bible study from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The church is located at 420 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. Call 678-376-1983.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host a Cadets 1400 group meeting for second- and third-grade girls at 7 p.m. Mondays. Level Creek United Methodist is located at 4844 Level Creek Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host Families Anonymous from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the church. The church is located at 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

A Celebrate Recovery support group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth. The Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program is designed for women with chemical addictions or codependency issues and for men with chemical and sexual addictions. Call 678-405-2209.

Club 56, a program for fifth- and sixth-graders at Gracepointe Church of the Nazarene, offers activities to help preteens strengthen their relationship with God. The club offers a Sunday School class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and "Club 56 Wacky Wednesdays" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Call 678-990-3954 or visit www.gracepointe.com.

A Community Bible Study will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through the rest of the school year at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 2005 Hurricane Shoals in Dacula. E-mail Leslie Burke at leslie_b@charter.net.