Blacktop Circus, a black improv troupe, will perform at Funny Fridays at Aurora Theatre from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Funny Fridays are a new series at Aurora, presented by Uptown Comedy Corner and hosted by Swift. Tickets are $12 for subscribers and $15 for non-subscribers. Call 678-226-6222 or visit


"Get Results," a goal-oriented planning seminar hosted by Breakthru Coaching International, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 1435 Boggs Road, suite 1927, Duluth. The registration fee is $25 and advanced registration is required. Call 678-267-1803 or visit


The DeKalb NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Rally will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in downtown Stone Mountain. The parade, which commences at 2:30 p.m., will run along Fourth Street, and the rally begins at 3:45 p.m. in the gymnasium of Champion Theme Middle School, 5265 Mimosa Drive, Stone Mountain. Call 404-371-1490.


Swimming lessons for children ages 3 and up will be held at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gainesville State College Indoor Pool, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Classes last 50 minutes and will run through Feb. 26. Registration is $75. Call 678-717-3605 or visit


"Finding the Money for Your Small Business," a workshop presented by The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. The cost is $59. Call 678-407-5385 or visit

Jan. 25

Wild Bill's Fight Night will be held Jan. 25. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets. Call 404-626-2126 or visit

Jan. 26

Beatrice Smith Samples, author of "Maggie McKinnon," discuss and sign copies of her work from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Borders, 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Call 770-945-2963.

The Kick-Off Celebration for Gwinnett Relay For Life will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Medieval Times at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. RSVP by calling 770-814-0123, or send an e-mail to

The Atlanta Fly Fishing Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Admission is $10 and children under 13 years old get in free. Call 770-623-4966.

Caffe Stella will hold a wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the restaurant, 1064 Old Peachtree Road, suite 103, Lawrenceville. Tickets are $30 per person and space is limited. A $5 deposit is required. Call 678-518-4300.

Feb. 2

"Bee School 2008," a beginning beekeeping workshop, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Etowah High School, 6565 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock. Lunch will be provided. Visit or call 770-735-3263.

Feb. 8

The Big Apple Circus show "Celebrate!" will be held Feb. 8-23 at Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, exit 8, Stone Mountain. Performance times vary by day. Call 1-800-922-3772 or visit

Feb. 9

Amy Speace will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Bowman House, 323 Wilcrest Drive, Lawrenceville. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is a $20 donation. Call 770-979-1314 or visit

Mill Creek Nature Center Volunteer Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at REI in the Mall of Georgia, 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. The event is free. RSVP by Feb. 1st to Christina Marr by calling 770-868-8423 or e-mailing

Feb. 13

Colin Creel, author of "Crossroads: Navigating your Calling and Career," will discuss and sign copies of his work from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Barnes and Noble at the Forum, 5141 Peachtree Pkwy., Norcross. Visit

Feb. 16

The Great Backyard Bird Count will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Mill Creek Nature Center, located right across the street from the Mall of Georgia, 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. No registration is required, but participants must sign in and out with the on-site coordinator. Call Christina Marr at 770-868-8423 or e-mail her at

Ongoing events

"Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words," a tribute performance by Bill Oberst Jr., will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Jan. 27 at ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Sunday matinee performances are at 3 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit

"Breaking Boundaries" art exhibition will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. The show runs through Feb. 23. Call 770-840-9844 or visit

Duluth students have the opportunity to design several facets of the city's 2030 Comprehensive Plan by submitting either artwork, to be used for the document's cover, or a 2000-word essay on the future of Duluth. All entries are due by Feb. 29. The winning submission for each category will earn a $50 prize and be recognized by the mayor at a City Council meeting. Contact Chris Collins at 3578 W. Lawrenceville St., Duluth by calling 770-476-1790 or visiting

Watercolorist Rosemary Benavides Williams will be holding a weekly session of watercolor classes from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays through March 4 at the Sugar Hill Community Center, 1166 Church St., Sugar Hill. The fee is $125.00 per eight-week session. Call 770-831-7413 to register and obtain directions.

Free paintball games are held from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturdays at a 15-acre field at 773 Rebecca St., Lilburn. Players must bring their own equipment and no rentals are available. Games are free. Call 678-654-5399 for more information.

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