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Today

Atlanta Stage Write Productions presents "9x9 '08," nine short plays by nine playwrights, today through June 15 at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center, 10 Britt Ave., Norcross. Visit www.onionmanproductions.com for more information.

Saturday

The Taste of Winder in conjunction with The Festival of the Arts will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The arts festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The events will be held on the corners of Broad Street and Candler Road. Anyone interested in pre-sale tickets may call Carol Marino at 770-586-0506. The tickets are six for $5 in pre-sale and five for $5 at the Gazebo on Saturday.

Brenda K. McDaniel will offer free painting workshops for adults at the Celebration of the Arts in Winder. There will be workshops at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Each free workshop is limited to six participants and will run for 30 to 45 minutes. All necessary supplies will be provided and each participant will leave with a completed watercolor. Registration is strongly recommended. Call Kathleen Gill at 404-202-3044 to reserve a spot.

June 14

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting June Family Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14. The "Ugly Tie" Contest will be held at noon. To enter the contest, drop off a tie at the Arts Center between today and June 13. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

The City of Duluth presents Flicks on the Bricks featuring "Bee Movie" at dusk June 14 at the Duluth Town Green. Admission is free.

June 19

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting "Art Rocks" after work social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 19. Admission for members is $5, nonmembers $10. Call 770-623-6002 for reservations.

June 20

Gwinnett County Community Theatre Festival hosted by the Aurora Theatre will be held June 20 to 22 and June 27 to 29 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. Shows will be at 8 p.m. June 20, 1:30 and 8 p.m. June 21, 1:30 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. June 27, 1:30 and 8 p.m. June 28 and 1:30 p.m. June 29. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

June 28

Beatrice Smith Samples will be discussing her work "Maggie McKinnon" at Borders Books, 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd. in Buford, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 28. For more information, call 678-482-0872.

For its Movies on Main Street, a series of revivals and classic films, Suwanee will show "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Burnette-Rogers Pavilion on Main Street. The event is free and open to the public; movies are for adult viewers.

July 11

Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross "Feel the Heat" event runs July 11 through Aug. 23. Kudzu Art Zone is located at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. Visit www.kudzuartzone.org for more information.

July 26

For its Movies on Main Street, a series of revivals and classic films, Suwanee will show "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" at 8 p.m. July 26 at the Burnette-Rogers Pavilion on Main Street. The event is free and open to the public; movies are for adult viewers.