Artist Rosemary Benavides Williams will offer a weekly session of adult beginner/refresher watercolor course, beginning Tuesday at the Sugar Hill Community Center, 4988 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. The classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday through March 4. The fee for the eight week session is $125. Call 770-831-7413.

The Joy of Connecting: Networking Event for Women in Business will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Cumming. For event information and direction, call 770-887-6792 or visit www.TheJoyofConnecting.com.


Chrysalis Experiential Academy will host a community open house at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the school, 10 Mansell Court East, suite 500, in Roswell. Chrysalis is an accredited private school serving grades 4 through 12. Visit www.chrysalisexp.org or call 770-649-7077.


The Gwinnett Council for Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Dr. Craig Mines will be the speaker and will give information on knees and hips. Call 770-564-8822.

Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Annual Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville. The parade will end at Central Gwinnett High School. A King Day program will be offered at noon in the school auditorium. The parade is sponsored by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett. Call Robbie Moore at 770-963-9356.

Jan. 26

The "Hearing Your Angels to Heal" workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. The workshop will help participants better understand the link between physical and psychological health. Call 770-887-0051 or email info@cedarhillenrichment.org.

Jan. 29

The Barrow County Schools System Spelling Bee will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 29 in the Professional Development Center board room, 179 W. Athens St. in Winder. Call 770-867-4527, ext. 110.

Feb. 16

GUIDE Inc., Gwinnett United in Drug Education, will host its sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference for middle- and high-school students on Feb. 16 at Perimeter Church in Duluth. The day of interactive workshops and team-building exercises is open to students who work with the group. Registration is $15, and forms are available online at www.guideinc.org/ylc. E-mail Jessica Andrews at ylc@guideinc.org.

March 10

"Painting With Judi Betts" workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10-14 at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. Betts is a member of the American Watercolor Society. The cost is $400 for Kudzu members, and $500 for nonmembers. Call 770-840-9844 or visit www.kudzuartzone.org.

May 2

Voices of North Georgia will present "The American Voice" at 7:30 p.m. May 2 and 3 p.m. May 4 at the Chapel at Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. Call 770-868-0041 or visit www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.


Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings all over the Atlanta area. To find one near you, look in the telephone directory white pages, visit www.aa.org, www.atlantaaa.org or www.aageorgia.org, 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 jim.nichols@unisys.com 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 www.songofatlanta.com.

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 www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

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 www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

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.

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 momsclublvillesouth@hotmail.com or visit www.momsclub.org.

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 bufordmillcreekmoms@yahoo.com or visit www.momsclub.org.


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 www.serenitylakes.com.

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 in Lawrenceville. All voice parts needed. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

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 www.joniquedesign.com.

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 www.familiesanonymous.org.

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 www.stonemountainchorus.org.

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.

AIDGwinnet offers testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 3075 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 415, in Duluth. Testing is anonymous and confidential, and no needle is used. Test results in eight days are free, and results in 20 minutes cost $20. Call 678-990-6421 or visit www.aidgwinnett.org.

Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Grayson Senior Center, 475 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. The cost is $2, and the group guarantees a partner. Call Dottie at 770-979-2849 or visit www.cityofgrayson.org.

The Pinckneyville Writers group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Meetings are free. Call 770-417-2200.

Georgia Connection, a women's four-part harmony chorus, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn. Call 770-717-4031 or visit www.gaconnection.org.

The Moms Club of North Lawrenceville meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Call Mitzi at 770-277-1844.

Crossroads Career Network meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Snellville United Methodist Church, 2428 E. Main St. in Snellville. Admission is free. Call 770-972-9360 or visit crossroadscareer.org.

Gwinnett Harbingers Toastmasters meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Blvd. in Lawrenceville, in MOB 100, Suite 115, Classroom B. Call Katrina Stone at 678-584-6796.

Southern Wings Bird Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the second-floor conference room at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Call Jeff Schwartz at 770-338-4433 or visit www.geocities.com/southernwingsbc.