The Piccadilly Puppets will present "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Picke St., Lawrenceville. For more information, call 648-226-6222.

Writers Cindy Woodsmall, author of "When the Soul Mends," and Van Whaler, author of "Memoirs of a Government Amnesia Victim," will sign their new books from 1 to

3 p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. For more information, visit

Jan. 12

The Gwinnett Public Library hosts Shakespeare: The World as a Stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Female Seminary Building of the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St. S.W. in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit

Jan. 15

The Gwinnett Public Library hosts a film screening of "Citizen King" at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Five Forks branch located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit

Jan. 17

Lillian Faulkner Baggett will sign copies of her book, "Out of Eden, A Saga of the South," from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Walden Books in the Mall of Georgia. For more information, call 770-474-7410.

Author Bliss Maddox will be host a book signing session for "The Holler" from 2 to 4 p.m. at Borders in Snellville. For more information, call 678-442-7127 or e-mail

Ongoing events

"A Different Point of View" photography exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to

5 p.m. weekdays through February at the Suwanee Crossroads Center located at 323 Buford Highway.

Button Theatre announces their next series of classes. Classes will be held on Tuesdays. Classes are as follows: Acting 101 at 5 to 6:30 p.m., Acting 102 at 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

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

"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

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

The Gwinnoters, the Gwinnett chapter of the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association, meets at the Gwinnett History Museum at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. Call David Roth at 770-822-1696.

Storytime will be held every Wednesday at

11 a.m. at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 1929 Scenic Highway, in Snellville.

Holiday events

The Aurora Theatre presents a one-man Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" starring Anthony Rodriguez for 9 performances through Sunday at the Aurora Studio Theatre. For more information, visit

Join Engineer Santa for Snack Breakfast on Saturday mornings at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Southeastern Railway Museum Exhibit Hall. For more information, call 770-476-2013.

Lionheart Theatre Company Presents Christmas Break Drama Camp from

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Dec. 29 and 30 at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 Britt Ave., Norcross. For more information, call 678-938-8518.

New London Theatre presents Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" through Dec. 21 at 2485 E. Main St., Snellville. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre


New Dawn Theater Company presents "A Christmas Story" through Sunday at the Red Clay Theatre and Performing Arts Center in Duluth. Shows presented on Thursday through Saturday are at 8 p.m. Shows on Saturdays and Sundays are at 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit