Today

The Canon4Kids Van Tour will be at Frys Electronics, 1425 N.E. 163rd St., Duluth, in an effort to educate the public about child abduction. Parents will receive a safety kit and have the opportunity to have their child's picture taken. Visit www.usa.canon.com.

Monday

LifeSouth will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31 at the Kroger located at 3300 Hamilton Mill Road. Call 888-795-2707 for more information.

Tuesday

The Greater Gwinnett Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-6933 or e-mail linda.bohne@mindspring.com.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will present several business seminars during April. From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, "Starting a Business" will be presented at Georgia Gwinnett College. Register at www.gwinnettbdc.org. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 9, the SBA Community Express Loan Program Conference will present a loan program directed at disadvantaged businesses. Register at www.sba.gov/ga or by calling 404-331-0100, ext. 603. Call 678-407-5385 for more information.

Gwinnett County's Board of Education will be holding numerous meetings during the month of April open to the public to discuss the school system and answer questions. Visit www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us and click "Board of Education" on the left-hand side for a detailed calendar.

Wednesday

The Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the GJAC Building in Conference Room B, Lawrenceville.

Thursday

The Gwinnett County Triad program will be at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, at 9:30 a.m. Call 770-564-4680.

Gwinnett Technical College's Horticulture program will have its 14th annual spring plant sale on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Gwinnett Tech greenhouse adjacent to Building 200. Call 770-962-7580 for more information.

Saturday

Caboose Day will be held April 5 and 6 at the Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth. Call 770-476-2013.

YearOne will present the fourth annual Cool Car Festival at Stone Mountain Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Yellow Daisy Parking Lot. Visit www.coolcarfest.com or call 770-498-5690.

Brand Banking Company will host its fourth annual Relay for Life Car and Truck Show at the Gold's Gym parking lot, 2135 Main St. E., Snellville, on Saturday. Call 770-963-6248.

Grandparents may bring their grandchildren for a luncheon and tea at the Gwinnett Senior Center at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, on Saturday. Call 770-564-4680.

A pancake breakfast will be held at Briscoe Field from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Flying Start seminar. For more information, visit www. eaa690.org.

Stone Mountain Park will host a nine-day "Spring Break Fun Festival" from April 5 to 13 at the Crossroads village located at the base of the mountain. Visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

The Snellville Lions' Club will hold its Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday April 5th from 5 to 8 p.m., 2428 Main St., Snellville. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Call Marlene Gillman at 770-309-6589 for more information.

April 6

Buford First United Methodist Church and LifeSouth will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 6 at 2850 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Call 770-538-0500.

The Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at the Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Mr. Hank Segars will give a presentation on The Andersonville Prison Camp Sumter. Visit www.negacwrt.net or call Steve Narrie at 678-860-1347.

April 7

Bodyplex Fitness Adventure and LifeSouth will host a blood drive from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 7 at 238 Main St., Buford. Call 770-538-0500 for more information.

April 10

The Gwinnett County Recreation Board will meet in Conference Room B at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. Call 770-822-8840.

April 11

EAA Chapter 690 Meeting will be held at Briscoe Field at 8 p.m. April 11. A pre-meeting dinner starts at 6 p.m. at the Flying Machine, and hangar flying will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.eaa690.org.

Apalachee High School will hold the Dale Sanders Wildcat 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7 p.m. April 11 to benefit the school's cheerleading program. Call 770-586-5111 for more information.

Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center will host a Friday Night RecZONE for kids ages 10 to 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. April 11 at 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Call 770-564-3060.

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center will host a Family Game Night from 7 to 9 p.m. April 11 at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross. Call 770-417-2200.

April 12

The Wild Bird Center of Buford, 2725 Hamilton Mill Rd., Buford, presents Monteen McCord, falconer, lecturer and bird rehabilitator, and her red-tailed hawk, Mina, her screech owl Scully, and her great horned owl Sam from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.hawktalk.org.

The first annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Princess and Queen Pageants will take place on Saturday April 12 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 404-587-5195.

April 13

The 2008 Georgia State American Queen Pageant will take place April 13 at The Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Visit www.georgiaamericanqueenpageant.com.

April 17

The Braselton-West Jackson Library will host the "Round-Up for Reading" fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 17 at Hoschton Depot. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call Robyn Matthews at 770-967-5115 or e-mail roberta071861@msn.com

The Golden K Club will hold an informational meeting at the Parc at Dultuh, 3315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., at 11 a.m. April 17. This is Gwinnett's first Golden K Club, designed for retired adults who wish to improve their communities by doing service activities. Call 770-622-6880 or e-mail slynch@parccommunities.com for reservations.

The Atlanta Surface Mount Technology Association Expo will be held at the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17. Visit www.smta.org.

Mt. Carmel Preschool will be holding a "Spring Fling" shopping experience with numerous local decoration businesses on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , 5100 Old Peachtree Rd, Norcross. Call Maria Schwab at 770-990-3526 for more informaton.

Gwinnett County's Senior Olympics will hold its swimming venue at the J.M Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA on April 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, 2985 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-1313 for more information or visit tgy.ymcaatlanta.org

April 18

The George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center will host a Spring Fling for teens ages 13 to 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. April 18 at 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Pre-registration required. Call 770-831-4173.

Grandparents may bring their granchildren and a remote control car for a fun day at the Gwinnett Senior Center at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Call 770-564-4680.

April 19

The Barefoot in the Park fine arts festival will be held April 19 and 20 at Duluth Town Green. Call 770-623-3600.

Experience Civil War-era food and entertainment at "A Taste of the Civil War" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 19 at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville. The cost is $10. Call 770-822-5178 for more information.

The Corners to Crossing 10K will be held at 8 a.m. April 19. Call 678-795-0115 or visit www.cornerstocrossing10k.org.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center will host free Earth day events on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.com or call 770-904-3500 for more information.

The Gwinnett Senior Center invites all Gwinnett residents age 50 and up to the 8th Annual Gwinnett Lifestyle Showcase at Gwinnett Technical College in the George Busbee Center building 700 from 9 a.m. to noon. Over 50 vendors will present information, services and resources for seniors. Free entertainment, food and door prizes will be available. Call 770-564-4680.

April 21

The 27th Annual Gwinnett County Police Chiefs Association Golf Tournament will be held at the Country Club of Gwinnett in Snellville. Funds will be used to assist public safety employees in times of need and provide a scholarship to children of public safety employees. Cost is $100 for individuals and sponsorship levels and packages range from $200 to $3,500. Contact Chief Deputy Mike Boyd at 770-822-3105 or mike.boyd@gwinnettcounty.com.

April 23

The Lake Lanier Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is holding its 9th Annual Business Women's Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center to honor the Business Woman of the Year. Tickets are $30. Deadline for corporate sponsorships is April 1. Call Anette Walden at 404-376-9180 or anette@paintedladyenterprises.com.

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center will be hosting "Night at the Museum!" where children K-5 may enjoy games, pizza, and activities for $20 on April 25 6-9 p.m. Call 770-904-3500.

Ongoing events

Narconon, a nonprofit Public Benefit Company dedicatedto helping individuals and communities in the battle against addiction, is offering a free family course in order to help families deal with addiction. Call 1-877-413-3073 for more details.

Yoga Classes at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Marguerite's Catholic Church, 85 Gloster Road. Call Pat Hudson at 770-935-4920 for more information.

The Newcomer Women's Club of Northeast Suburban Atlanta invites new neighbors to attend their monthly coffee meetings at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and April 17 at the Suwanee Station Clubhouse, 1285 Station Center Blvd. Call 770-614-3216 or visit www.newcomersclubatlanta.com.