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Today

City of Duluth presents Mother's Finest show with The Critty Upchurch Band at 8:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For tickets, go to www.ticketalternative.com and visit www.duluth-ga.com.

Saturday

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. Saturday. 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. Saturday 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 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 3116 Main St., 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 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Duluth Town Green. The cost is free. For more information, contact Michelle Long at 770-822-5326 or visit www.gwinnettreads.org.

Thursday

Carly Clements-Hardy will teach facepainting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Tannery Row Artist Colony. For more information, contact Judith Surowiec at 770-271-3056.

July 10

Judith Surowiec will begin a colored pencil teaching series from 11 a.m. to noon July 10 at Tannery Row Artist Colony. For more information, contact Judith Surowiec at 770-271-3056.

July 11

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.orgfor more information.

July 12

Hudgens Center for the Arts presents Family Day: Paint Gourds 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. For more information, contact 770-623-6002.

July 17

Judy Isaak will teach coil technique from 11 a.m. to noon July 17 at Tannery Row Artist Colony. For more information, contact Judith Surowiec at 770-271-3056.

Hudgens Center for the Arts presents "Art Rocks" South of the Border from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 17 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. For more information, contact 770-623-6002.

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 19

Star 94's Movie Under the Stars presents "The Princess Bride" at dusk July 19 in Historic Downtown Duluth. For more information, visit duluthga.net or contact Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

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.

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.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts presents Amazing Summer Art Camps for children 5 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 7 through18 and July 21 through Aug. 1 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Camp runs Monday through Friday and is taught by professional artists and certified art teachers. For more information, contact 770-623-6002.