Calendar items should be e-mailed to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or sent to the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. All items must include a name and telephone number and must be received by noon Monday in order to be published in the following week's Friday edition.

Saturday

JapanFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Gwinnett Center Convention Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. For more information, call 404-926-3020.

Beatrice Smith Samples will be signing and discussing her novel, "Maggie McKinnon," from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borders located at 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. For more information, call 678-482-0872.

Joanie Parker Hair Studio will be hosting its Second Annual Pink Streak Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 1611 Satellite Blvd., Suite 13 in Duluth. For more information call 770-497-8898.

The Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority is hosting the viewing of "Nim's Island" Saturday at Braselton Park. For more information, call 706-654-3915.

Oct. 4

American Girls Club will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at Borders Books, Music and Cafe in Snellville.

Comedians Carolyn Buttram and Jerry Faber will be performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Atlanta Unity Church, 3597 Parkway Lane, Norcross.

Oct. 8

The Gwinnett County Public Library is hosting a Gwinnett Reading Festival and will have a special appearance by Spider-Man from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8. The event will be held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway. For more information, visit www.gwinnettpl.org or www.gwinnettreadingfestival.org or call 770-978-5154.

Oct. 9

Author William Paul Young will have a book discussion and signing of his book, "The Shack," at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Borders Books, Music and Cafe in Snellville.

Oct.11

The Great "Punkin" Ride to benefit the family of Beth "Punkin" Bennick Stein will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Triple Play Sports Grill at 2685 Buford Highway in Buford. For more information, call Terry Hoopaugh at 678-283-6471, or Pat Stein at 404-516-8974.

Steve Doocy, co-host of "Fox & Friends," will be signing his new book, "Tales From the Dad Side, Misadventures in Fatherhood," at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Discover Mills Books-a-Million. For more information, call 770-814-2774.

Oct.15

Art Station is hosting "A Tour of Southern Ghosts" from Oct. 15 to 31 at Stone Mountain Park. The tours hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For additional information, call ART Station at 770-469-1105, visit www.artstation.org or call Stone Mountain Park at 770-498-5600.

Oct. 18

The Taste of Centerville will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, located at 3750 Zoar Church Road in Snellville. For more information, call 770-979-2567.

The Taste of Lawrenceville will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct 18 in the Central Gwinnett High School commons areas.

Oct. 19

Patrick Garbin will be discussing his book "About Them Dawgs!" at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Borders Books, Music and Cafe in Snellville.

Oct. 22

Parkview Touchdown Club's Annual Vehicle Raffle Dinner will be held Oct. 22 at the Gwinnett Place Marriott. For tickets call Lynne McClure, 770-972-2013.

Oct. 23

A Princeton Review seminar, "Getting Into College -and Paying For It" will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Borders Books, Music and Cafe in Snellville.

Oct. 25

Star 94's Movie Under the Stars presents "Scooby Doo and Halloween on the Green" at dusk Oct. 25 in historic downtown Duluth. For more information, visit www.duluthga.net or call Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

Oct.30

Rosemary Benavides Williams will be demonstrating Special Effects with Watercolors at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Tannery Row Artist Colony located at 554 West Main Street in Buford. For more information, visit www.tanneryrowartistcoony.com.

Nov. 7

Kudzu Art Zone's Norcross event "Eight by Ten Variations" runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 20. Kudzu Art Zone is located at 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. Visit www.kudzuartzone.org for more information.

Dec. 6

The Academy Radio Theatre Company will present "An Atlanta Christmas," conceived by Thomas E. Fuller, at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Academy Theatre located at 119 Center Street in Avondale Estates. For more information, call 678-362-7649.

Ongoing events

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is hosting the "Gifts from Africa: Bronzes, Art and Artifacts" exhibit of the personal collection of African art through December. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

Aurora Theatre will host the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through September with an expanded Halloween schedule that will include tours every night in October. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour that begins and ends at the Aurora Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. For reservations, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.scarystroll.com for more information.

The Vines Railroad Garden train museum is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. The train museum is located at 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. Call 770-554-9697 or visit www.vinesgardenrailroad.com.

"Out to Lunch at ART Station" is held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Tickets are $10 and include a boxed lunch. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-North offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Events include play groups, weekly activities, monthly meetings, service projects and more. If interested, e-mail mclawno@yahoo.com.

The Stone Mountain Chorus invites all interested men to attend rehearsal meetings every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. Call 770-978-8053 or visit www.stonemountainchorus.org.

The Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table meets at the Gwinnett History Museum the first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. Call 770-972-0528.

The Gwinnoters, the Gwinnett chapter of the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association, meets at the Gwinnett History Museum the fourth Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Call David Roth at 770-822-1696.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is hosting an exhibition of photos titled "China Through the Lens" by artist Frank Sharp. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 5 at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Admission is free. For more information, call 770-932-4441 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

Tannery Row Artist Colony hosts a free session where artists share their knowledge at 11 a.m. every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 554 W. Main St., Bldg. C, in Buford. For more information, visit www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.