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Today

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

June 27

City of Duluth presents Mother's Finest show with The Critty Upchurch Band at 8:30 p.m. June 27. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For tickets, go to www.ticketalternative.com and visit www.duluth-ga.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. Event is free and open to the public; movies are for adult viewers.

Red Clay Theatre is holding "That Puppet Guy - The Giant, The Beanstalk, and Jack" from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 28 at 3116 Main Street, Duluth. For more information, contact Angella Baker at 678-451-4590 or go to www.redclaytheatrearts.com.

Gwinnett Reads presents a kickoff event featuring Cherokee music, dance and crafts from noon-4 p.m. on June 28 on the Duluth Town Green. The cost is free. For more information, contact Michelle Long at 770-822-5326 or visit www.gwinnettreads.org.

July 11

Kudzu Art Zone is Norcross event "Feel the Heat" 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 18

The city of Duluth presents the New Rascals show at 8:30 p.m. July 18. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For tickets, visit www.ticketalternative.com.

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. Event is free and open to the public; movies are for adult viewers.

Aug. 16

The city of Duluth presents Flicks on the Bricks with a showing of "The Water Horse" at dusk on Aug. 16 in Historic Downtown Duluth. For more information, visit duluthga.net or contact Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

Aug. 23

For its Movies on Main Street, a series of revivals and classic films, Suwanee will show "Young Frankenstein" and "Oedipus Wrecks" starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Burnette-Rogers Pavilion on Main Street. Event is free and open to the public; movies are for adult viewers.

Sept. 5

Kudzu Art Zone is Norcross event "Leaps 'N Bounds" runs Sept. 5 through Oct. 25. Kudzu Art Zone is located at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. Visit www.kudzuartzone.org for more information.

Sept. 12

The city of Duluth presents the Marshall Tucker Band show at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For tickets, visit www.ticketalternative.com or visit www.duluth-ga.com for more information.

Sept. 27

JapanFest will be held at the Convention Center at the Gwinnett Center on Sept. 27 and 28. Call 404-926-3020.

Nov. 7

Kudzu Art Zone is Norcross event "Eight by Ten Variations" runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 20. Kudzu Art Zone is located at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. Visit www.kudzuartzone.orgfor more information.

Ongoing events

Every Saturday, the Mall of Georgia will host live musical performances from local artists on stage from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the outdoor Village Pavilion. The community concert series is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 678.482.8788 or visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Members of the Buford Artists' Group will be showing their work in the exhibit, "Painted Spaces - Special Places" now through July 25 at the Pinckneyville Park Community Center gallery located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. For more information, please call 770-417-2200.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting the "Black, White and Color" exhibit of the illustrations of Bill Stevensnow through Aug. 30. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting the "Gifts from Africa: Bronzes, Art and Artifacts" exhibit of the personal collection of African art through December. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

Aurora Theater will host the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through September with an expanded Halloween schedule that will include tours every night in October. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour that begins and ends at the Aurora Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. For reservations call 678-226-6222 or visit www.scarystroll.com for more information.

Button Theatre announces their next series of classes. Classes will be held on Tuesdays. Classes are as follows: Acting 101 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Acting 102 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the Jaqueline Casey Hudgen's Fine Arts Center. For more information, please call the Button Box Office at 770-831-0591 or e-mail Celia Rosenblum at crosenblum@buttontheatre.com

The 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 www.vinesgardenrailroad.com.

"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 www.artstation.org.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-North offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Events include play groups, weekly activities, monthly meetings, service projects and more. If interested, please e-mail mclawno@yahoo.com.

The Stone Mountain Chorus invites all interested men to attend rehearsal meetings every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit www.stonemountainchorus.org.

The Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table meets at the Gwinnett History Museum the first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. Call 770-972-0528.