Buford Business Alliance Annual Bona Allen Mansion Open House Party will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bona Allen Mansion of Main Street, Buford. All adults are welcome. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com/BonaMeeting.htm


The Norther Gwinnett Christian Women's Connection is sponsoring "A Jewel of A Luncheon" at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Berkeley Hills Country Club, 2300 Pond Drive in Duluth. Cost is $15. For reservations for luncheon and free child care, call Janet at 770-495-9369 or Nancy at 770-939-9405 or email ngcwc@yahoo.com.

The city of Duluth will host a Brown Bag Lunch Series from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Town Green. Admission is free.


The Bowman Concert Series presents musician Bob Livingston 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 - all proceeds will go to the artist. Reservations are required. Call 770-979-1314 for reservations or more information.

The city of Stone Mountain and Main Street Stone Mountain will hold its 36th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Main Street in downtown Stone Mountain. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Admission is free. The Village of Stone Mountain is located in the city of Stone Mountain one exit prior to Stone Mountain Park on U.S. Highway 78 East. For additional information, call 770-498-7334 or visit www.StoneMountainVillage.com.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting "Art Rocks" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 in the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 770-623-6002 for more information.

Lifesouth will be sponsoring a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 14 in the Vitamin Shoppe parking lot at 3226 Buford Drive, Buford.

The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County is holding a 2008 Juneteenth Celebration at 10 a.m. in the Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, 455 Perry St., Lawrenceville. There will be an outdoor market featuring 25 different vendors. For more information, call 770-963-9356 or e-mail MissMoore128@aol.com.

The ACC Breast Friends are sponsoring a Car, Truck and Bike Show at 3 p.m. June 14 at Gold's Gym, 2135 Main St. E., Snellville. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer 3-day in association with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, call Wendy at 770-279-3614 or visit www.08.the3day.org/goto/ACCBreastFriends.

June 16

The Gwinnett County Commission Candidate Forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 16 at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center Auditorium. Visit www.ConservativeRepublicanWomen.org for details.

June 19

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting June Family Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 19 in the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 770-623-6002 for more information.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Button Gwinnett chapter will hold its meeting at noon June 19 at John Boy's Restaurant, 3050 W. Main St., in Snellville. Members and spouses, prospective members and friends are invited. Call Stan Weiss at 678-344-9986 for details.

The Greater Gwinnett Group of the Sierra Club is hosting a candidates forum at 7 p.m. June 19 at Berkmar High School, 405 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn. The forum will focus on environmental issues in Gwinnett County. Chairman Charles Bannister and Commissioner Lorraine Green will attend. All Sierra Club members and the public are invited. For more information, call 404-513-6069.

June 20

The fourth Annual "Come Back to the Past Visit the USO" event helps raise money for the USO. The event is from 7 to 11 p.m. June 20 at the VFW Post 5257, 800 VFW Drive in Stone Mountain. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 5257. Admission is $10 with a portion of the proceeds going to the USO. Active duty personnel with a valid ID card will be admitted free of charge. For tickets, call 770-498-3469 or 770-498-7022. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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.

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on June 28 in the Sam's Club parking lot at 1520 Scenic Highway in Snellville. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

June 22

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 22 in the Buford First United Methodist Church parking lot at 285 E. Main St. in Buford. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

June 23

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 23 in the Kroger parking lot at 3300 Hamilton Mill Road in Buford. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 in the BodyPlex Fitness Adventure parking lot at 4125 Buford Drive in Buford. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

Ongoing events

Health care consultations are offered at the Lawrenceville Senior Center, 225 Benson St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-5180 to schedule a free individual consultation.

The Asian American Resource Center offers English literacy and civics classes at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Levels one through four are offered for adults who want to learn English and those who want to advance their knowledge of the English language. For more information and class schedule, call 770-638-5661.

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.

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.