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.

Today

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

Monday

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Publix, 4840 Golden Parkway, Buford. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. 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. Monday 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.

Tuesday

LifeSouth Country is holding a Dacula Community Blood Drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Thursday

The 21st Annual Lighting of the Tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 185 West Corgan Street 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. Thursday at 800 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. For more information, call 770-995-7020.

Friday

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

The Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform with the Northeast Atlanta Ballet in "The Nutcracker" from Friday to Sunday in the Performing Arts Center at the Gwinnett Center. For more information, call 678-447-7356.

Saturday

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Stevi B's, 1950 Buford Mill Drive, Buford. All donors will receive a complimentary pizza buffet (with purchase of a drink) from Stevie B's. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. 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 activities with fellow home-schoolers ages 11 and up on Dec. 2 at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $3 per student. For more information and to 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 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, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Road in Norcross. For more information, call 770-417-2200.

The Congregational Health Ministry of Gwinnett Medical Center presents Lights of Love and Remembrance 2008 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Outpatient Center at Gwinnett Medical Center, 3805 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. For more information, call 678-312-2423.

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 Dec. 6. The Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade itself 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 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.

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhood will be hosting their Annual Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in Hoschton. All proceeds will be donated to Eagle Ranch. For more information, call 770-965-6144 or e-mail carrie.neville@

jwhomes.com.

Suwanee's annual Old Town Holiday Festival and Caboose Lighting event will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 on Main St. in historic Old Town in Suwanee. For more information, e-mail LDewilde@Suwanee.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.

The New Christian Center Family invites you to a presentation by Shiloh High School's chorus, "Not Another Christmas Carol," at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Road, Snellville. For more information, call 770-985-9892 or e-mail www.newchristiancenter.com.

The Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present two outdoor concerts Dec. 7 at Downtown Duluth's 5th Annual Holiday Festival. For more information, call 678-447-7356.

Dec. 9

The Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be presenting their Masterworks Concert IV at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Performing Arts Center at the Gwinnett Center. For more information, call 770-447-7356.

Dec. 10

The Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at GJAC Building, second Floor, Conference Room B, in Lawrenceville.

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 Highway 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.

The Lawrenceville Youth Association will hold its 2009 elections of officers and general meeting at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the community center at Rhodes Jordan Park. For more information, e-mail lyafootball@yahoo.com.

Dec. 21

Chanukah Wonderland will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Santa Fe Mall, 3750 Venture Blvd., Duluth. For more information, call 404-520-1957.

Ongoing

Lawrenceville's Aurora Academy is now enrolling for fall classes. Aurora Theater is located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. To register and for 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 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.

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.