Registration for the Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp, which runs June 2 through 6, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St., Lilburn. Registration is open for girls presently in kindergarten and above, and the cost is $75 for registered Girl Scouts and $85 for others. For more information, call 770-736-0188.


The "Painting With Judi Betts" workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. Betts is a member of the American Watercolor Society. The cost is $400 for Kudzu members and $500 for nonmembers. Call 770-840-9844 or visit

The Southern Wings Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Conference Room A on the second floor of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. Emory Brooks will speak on bluebirds. For information, call 770-277-1461 or e-mail

The Gwinnett Department of Family and Children Services will be collecting Easter baskets for children and teens between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Baskets filled with individually wrapped candy and gifts should be delivered to the Georgia Army National Guard Armory, 261 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. For more information, call 678-518-5758.


Historian Becky Perry will tell the history of Jackson County's Hurricane Shoals Park at the Braselton Municipal Building at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Brunch will be served, and the cost is $6. Call Diane Lemaster at 678-546-3380 for more information.

The fourth annual city of Duluth's State of the City Address will be given at the new city hall at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cost is $25, and Kurt's Restaurant will cater lunch. Seating is limited, so RSVP by Friday. Contact Susan Weber at 678-475-3522 or

The Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Conference Room C of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building.


Susan Stripling Elementary School will host a fashion show to benefit Relay for Life at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call LaRae Trummell at 770-582-7575.

The Lloyd Group will host a financial information workshop for senior citizens at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. The workshop is free with complimentary lunch. Reservations are mandatory and may be made by calling 800-596-5580.


Life Care Center of Lawrenceville will host its Ninth Annual Pageant at 11 a.m. Friday at the center, 210 Collins Industrial Way. Seven residents will vie for the title of Ms. Life Care of Lawrenceville. Admission is free. Call 678-442-0777 for more information.

Friends of Braselton-West Jackson Library will sponsor a Lunch and Learn for children to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Braselton Library at 11 a.m. Friday. Donna Butter O'Kelley will share Irish folklore stories. Call Diane Lemaster at 678-546-3380 for more information.

Special-Needs Schools of Gwinnett will host its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Christ the Lord Lutheran Church's Family Center, 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, and proceeds will benefit the school. Contact Lisa Bryan at 770-995-8277 or

Dance lessons will be given to seniors at the Bethesda Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10. Call J.R. Stallworth at 770-995-9163.

The Gwinnett Parkinson's Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Community Room at Summit Ridge Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, 250 Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville. Call 770-623-1984 or 1-800-525-2312.

The EAA Chapter 690 Meeting will be held at Briscoe Field at 8 p.m. Friday with a program on Amelia Earhart by Thomas F. King. The pre-meeting dinner starts at 6 p.m. at the Flying Machine, and hangar flying will begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit


A benefit motorcycle ride to help pay for a cancer patient's medical bills will start at the Holly Hill Mall in Winder and end in Helen on Saturday. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the ride begins at 10 a.m. Cost to ride is $15 and $10 for a passenger.

Community Appreciation Day will be held at the Duluth Town Green in Duluth from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can get a free hot dog or hamburger and take a tour of the new city hall. Visit

Duluth Middle School will host its first annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the bus parking lot. Spaces are available to rent by individuals or school clubs for $25. Funds will benefit school programs. E-mail, or for information.


The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will hold its weekly meetings on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, located at 3836 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. For more information, e-mail

The city of Suwanee will be accepting submissions for its 2008 Suwanee Day festival logo. The deadline for submitting entries is June 6, and the winning design will be used on T-shirts, posters and other promotional materials. For guidelines and an application, visit

Hospice Advantage is looking for volunteers to provide companionship, friendship and emotional support to hospice patients. For information, call Kristen Roland at 770-449-8142 or e-mail

Jazzercise classes are offered at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church. For schedule and information, call 404-219-1367 or visit

Charles Rogers' Russian photo safari is on display through March 27 at The Gallery at St. Edward's Episcopal Church, 737 Moon Road in Lawrenceville. The Gallery is located in the chapel and is free to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 770-963-6128 for more information.

Celebration Academy is now enrolling for the 2008-09 school year. Children from 15 months to second grade are welcome to register. For more information, call 770-965-9367 or visit

Gwinnett Technical College and AARP Tax-Aide are teaming up to offer free income tax preparation and tax counseling to Gwinnett County residents and Gwinnett Tech students, faculty and staff. The service will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in the college's Busbee Center, Building 700, Room 2.108. The program runs through April 11. Be sure to bring last year's income tax return, proper identification and all necessary tax documents. Call 770-962-7580 for more information.

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.

Free tax preparation for seniors will be offered at the following sites through April 15: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Snellville Senior Center, 2350 Oak Road in Snellville; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 395 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Gwinnett Senior Center at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee; and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at Gwinnett Technical College Building 700, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville.

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, or, 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 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.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include playgroups, field trips, parties, community service and moms' night out. E-mail or visit

Narconon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people get off drugs and get their lives together. Free counseling, assessments and free referrals to over 11,000 center nationwide is offered. Call 800-468-6933 or visit


It Won't Happen to Me, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of teen deaths resulting from automobile accidents, holds a teen victim impact panel at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-289-8598 or visit

Trout Unlimited's Kanooka Chapter meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. For more information, call 770-736-8245.