Today

Books-a-Million at Discover Mills is hosting a release party from 10 a.m. to midnight today for the fourth book of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. "Breaking Dawn" vouchers are now being sold at the store and will be redeemed at 12:01 a.m. for the new book. Activities and refreshments will be provided. Lifesouth will also hold a blood drive from 7 to 11 p.m. at the bookstore. Call 678-847-5115 for more information.

Eric Essix and Melvin Miller will perform at 7 p.m. today at Suwanee's Town Center stage. The concert is free. Off-site parking with free shuttle transportation will be available at Shawnee North Business Center, 305 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. For more information, call Lynne DeWilde at 770-945-8996.

Saturday

New London Theatre and Snellville Diner will host Brunch with the Beast for kids to meet characters from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday at the Snellville Diner, 2302 E. Main St. Cost is $7.95 per person. For more information and RSVP, call 770-979-3691 or nltsnellville@yahoo.com.

Aug. 8

Fifth Row Center presents a live outdoor production of "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" and a Mini-Renaissance Festival starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sterling on the Lake's Village Lawn on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the show, at Sterling on the Lake clubhouse or at Salon Carpe Diem in Flowery Branch. For more information, e-mail 5throwcenter@gmail.com or call 678-357-7359.

Aug. 16

The City of Duluth presents Flicks on the Bricks with a showing of "The Water Horse" at dusk on Aug. 16 in Historic Downtown Duluth. For more information, visit duluthga.net or call Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

Edwin McCain will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Suwanee's Town Center Park. For more information, call Lynne DeWilde at 770-945-8996.

Sept. 5

Kudzu Art Zone is Norcross event "Leaps 'N Bounds" runs Sept. 5 through Oct. 25. Kudzu Art Zone is located at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. Visit www.kudzuartzone.org for more information.

Sept. 12

The City of Duluth presents the Marshall Tucker Band show at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For tickets, visit www.ticketalternative.com or visit www.duluth-ga.com for more information.

Sept. 13

Star 94's Movie Under the Stars presents "Surfs Up" at dusk Sept. 13 in Historic Downtown Duluth. For more information, visit duluthga.net or call Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

Sept. 20

The Bowman Concert Series presents musician Susan Gibso, at 323 Wilcrest Drive S.W. in Lawrenceville. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Entrance is $20 per person and all proceeds will go to the artist. Seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 770-979-1314 to make reservations or for more information.

Ongoing events

Every Saturday, the Mall of Georgia will host live musical performances from local artists on stage from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the outdoor Village Pavilion. The community concert series is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 678-482-8788 or visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

New Dawn Theater Company presents "Alice in Wonderland" every Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. until Sunday at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. For more information, call Angella Baker at 678-451-4590 or e-mail marb2006@bellsouth.net.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting the "Black, White and Color" exhibit of the illustrations of Bill Stevensnow through Aug. 30. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting the "Gifts from Africa: Bronzes, Art and Artifacts" exhibit of the personal collection of African art through December. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

Aurora Theatre will host the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through September with an expanded Halloween schedule that will include tours every night in October. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour that begins and ends at the Aurora Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. For reservations, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.scarystroll.com for more information.

Button Theatre announces their next series of classes. Classes will be held on Tuesdays. Classes are as follows: Acting 101 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Acting 102 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the Jaqueline Casey Hudgen's Fine Arts Center. For more information, call the Button Box Office at 770-831-0591 or e-mail Celia Rosenblum at crosenblum@buttontheatre.com

The Vines Railroad Garden train museum is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. The train museum is located at 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. Call 770-554-9697 or visit www.vinesgardenrailroad.com.

"Out to Lunch at ART Station" is held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Tickets are $10 and include a boxed lunch. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-North offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Events include play groups, weekly activities, monthly meetings, service projects and more. If interested, e-mail mclawno@yahoo.com.

The Stone Mountain Chorus invites all interested men to attend rehearsal meetings every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit www.stonemountainchorus.org.