Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Monday

Pet Photos with Santa will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 at Gwinnett Place Mall. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

Newborns in Need, Sugar Hill Chapter will host their monthly meeting with the chapter's birthday celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Sugar Hill. For more information, call 770-781-8303 or e-mail sugarhillga@newbornsinneed.org.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will be holding their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Historic Old Gwinnett County Courthouse. This month's speaker will be Phil Tanner of the Skillet Lickers. For more information, call 770-822-5174 or visit www.gwinnetths.org.

Wednesday

The Community Council of Gwinnett County, a networking resources partnership, will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Five Forks Public Library. This month's speaker is Annie Copeland. For more information, call 770-982-4820 or visit www.commcouncilgc.org.

Thursday

The Gwinnett Council for Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. For more information, e-mail Pat Boone at boone4173@bellsouth.net.

The Button Gwinnett Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its Nov. meeting at noon Thursday at John Boy's Restaurant, 3050 W. Main St. For more information, call 678-344-9986.

The Constitution Committee of Gwinnett will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Panera Bread Company, 911 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. For more information, call Richard Appleby at 678-985-8165.

Friday

Brookwood High School Performing Arts will present "Dancing Under the Stars" at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Brookwood High School.

Elf Work Shop is calling all of Santa's helpers to come and enjoy an evening of refreshments, games and holiday fun from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Dacula Park, located at 205 Dacula Road. For information on tickets, call 770-822-5414.

Nov. 23

Simon Evening of Giving will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Nov. 24

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Publix, 4840 Golden Parkway, Buford. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at Bodyplex, Buford Drive, Buford. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Nov. 25

LifeSouth Country is holding a Dacula Community Blood Drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Kroger, 2700 Braselton Highway, Dacula. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Nov. 27

The 21st Annual Lighting of the Tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at 185 West Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450.

Faith Community Church will provide lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at 800 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. For more information, call 770-995-7020.

Nov. 28

Diana M. Hawkins will be reading and signing copies of her book, "Lumpy the Elephant," at 11 a.m. Nov. 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at Books for Less, 2815 Buford Drive. For more information, call 404-964-1452.

Nov. 29

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Stevie B's, 1950 Buford Mill Drive, Buford. All donors will receive a complimentary pizza buffet (with purchase of a drink) from Stevi B's. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Nov. 30

Gainesville's Multi-Cultural Event will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road. For more information, call 770-235-8394.

Dec. 2

The Gwinnett History Museum presents Home School Day featuring fun activities with fellow homeschoolers ages 11 and up Dec. 2 at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $3 per student. For more information and registration, call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@gwinnettcounty.com.

Dec. 4

Holiday Party Dance Workshop will be held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Bogan Park Aquatic Center, located at 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford. For more information on registration, call 770-614-2060.

Winter Wonderland, featuring cookies, crafts and more, will start at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, located at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

The Sugarloaf Craft Festival will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Road in Norcross. For more information, call 770-417-2200.

Dec. 5

The 26th Annual 11 Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon will be held from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Discover Mills. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will begin Dec. 5. The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilburn City Park, and there will be a Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. at Lilburn First Baptist Church. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

Dec. 6

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The annual Holiday Festival and Parade will be taking place Dec. 6. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 2:30, and will travel from Tannery Row to the Bona Allen Mansion. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com.

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will continue on Dec. 6. The Lilburn Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main St. Christmas in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. The Candlelight Tour of Lilburn historic homes will run from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

The event "A Civil War Holiday" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at McDaniel Farm Park. For more information, call 770-814-4920.

The Centerville Community Center and the MOMS Club of Snellville invite you to have breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. For more information, call 770-985-4713 or visit www.centervillecommunitycenter.com.

Dec. 7

Pet Photos with Santa will be from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The Loganville Woman's Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 Dec. 7. Five homes will be featured. For more information, call 770-466-0574 or 770-490-3746.

Diana M. Hawkins will be reading and signing copies of her book, Lumpy the Elephant, at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at Books for Less, 2815 Buford Drive. For more information, call 404-964-1452.

Dec. 12

Senior Christmas Anniversary Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, located at 55 Buford Hwy. in Suwanee. Ages 50 and up. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

Dec. 13

Shadowbrook Baptist Church is holding an event called Christmas in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at Town Center Park, Suwanee. For more information call 770-945-1524.

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at Discover Mills Mall. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

Dec. 14

Sugar Hill LDS Choir's free concert, "My Heart Goes Home for Christmas," will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. For more information, call 770-235-8394.

Ongoing events

Lawrenceville's Aurora Academy is now enrolling for fall classes. Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike St.in Lawrenceville. For registration and more information, e-mail Susan at susan@auroratheatre.com, or call 678-226-6226.

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 class schedule, call 770-638-5661.

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 care givers 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. Call Jim Nichols at 678-387-4290 or e-mail jim.nichols@unisys.com.

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 momsclublvillesouth@hotmail.com or visit www.momsclub.org.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is presenting the "Gifts from Africa: Bronzes, Art and Artifacts" exhibit through December in the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 770-623-6002 for more information.

The Mountain Shadow Garden Club's annual "Pecans for the Holidays" sale began in early November when the 2008 harvest of Georgia pecans will be available from the Camilla supplier. To purchase, e-mail jmtucker23@comcast.net or call 770-934-4726.

The IMPACT! Group offers free housing counseling and classes to residents facing foreclosure or seeking to buy a new home. They are located at 1845 Satellite Blvd. For more information, call 678-808-4477 or visit www.theimpactgroup.org.

A Holiday Windows Decorating Contest will be hosted from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, located at 4651 Britt Road in Norcross. For more information on registration, call 770-723-9516.

Aurora Theatre hosts Christmas Canteen 2008 - A Cup of Eggnog for the Holiday Soul at 8 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday, with additional shows at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21 at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For information on tickets, call 678-226-6222.

A Support Group for Lymphedema Patients will be held 1 p.m. every third Monday at O'Kelly Memorial Library in Loganville. For more information, call Evelyn Briscoe at 770-466-8483 or e-mail briscoeg@bellsouth.net.

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 www.itwonthappentome.org.

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.

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers Tai Chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence offers support groups for battered women to share their experiences and learn about safety and legal rights. A Gwinnett support group for women meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in Lawrenceville, and a support group for women who speak Spanish meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in Norcross. For the exact location, call 770-963-9799.

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 S. in Lawrenceville. All voice parts needed. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Expressionism art classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Hobby Lobby, 665 Duluth Highway, Suite 601, in Lawrenceville. The program continues until the end of the year. Call Jimmie at 678-791-3698 or visit www.joniquedesign.com.

Families Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Level Creek United Methodist Church, in the church parlor, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 404-725-4861 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.

The Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus holds rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit www.stonemountainchorus.org.

The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.

The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Carlyle House, 173 S. Peachtree St. in Norcross. Call 770-729-9708.

The Gwinnett Community Band invites local musicians to attend the group's rehearsals from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. All instruments are welcome. Call 770-945-8734.

A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the George Pierce Park Senior Fitness Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The cost is $54 for six weeks. Call 770-945-0594.