Monday

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

Thursday

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting June Family Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday 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 Thursday 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. Thursday 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.

Friday

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. Friday 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 Friday to Sunday and June 27 to 29 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. Shows will be at

8 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday,

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. 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. 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. 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.

June 24

The Hope House Cancer Wellness Center will host "How to Help Your Children Grieve the Loss of a Parent" from 7 to 8 p.m. June 24. For more information call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehousewc@

comcast.net.

June 27

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 in the Sam's Club parking lot at 3450 Steve Reynolds Boulevard in Duluth. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

June 28

Phi Phi Omega Graduate Chapter of North Fulton and Upsilon Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter of Gwinnett County will participate in the "ESP 1908 Global Centennial Walk" from 11 a.m. to noon June 28 starting at Brundage Park. Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. A health fair and picnic will follow from noon to 3 p.m.

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3795 Ga. Highway 20 in Buford. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

July 2

The Camp LifeSouth Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 in the Kroger parking lot at 1475 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

July 11

Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross presents "Feel the Heat" from July 11 through August 23. Kudzu Art Zone

is located at 116 Carlyle St.

in Norcross. Visit www.kudzu

artzone.orgfor more information.

Ongoing events

Health care consultations are available 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 a 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.