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

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary and St. Martha is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at 3805 Braselton Highway in Buford. Donors must bring valid I.D., be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

Thursday

Vince and Barbara Dooley will be speaking at NAMAR's General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Performing Art Center. For more information, call 770-495-7300 or visit www.namar.org.

Friday

The Peachtree Ridge Foundation will sponsor its annual Live and Silent Auction at 7 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Hall, 2040 Sever Road in Lawrenceville. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 678-957-3166 or e-mail lynn.brunatti@prfoundation.net.

LifeSouth Country will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmoblie from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Stevi B's located at 1950 Buford Mill Drive in Buford. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs and show photo I.D. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Saturday

The Ladies and Men Gwinnett Shrine Clubs are hosting "FunFest for Kids," an interactive charity event featuring pony rides, food and a silent auction to help raise money for children with burn injuries and other orthopaedic needs. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ingles supermarket in Dacula, located off Ga. Highway 369.

Grayson Cluster Schools Foundatin and PTA will be hosting its Fourth Annual Hot Tamale Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grayson City Park. For more information, call 678-524-8827 or visit www.grayson-foundation.org.

The fourth annual Rice Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carter Oaks Shopping Center on 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. For more information call 770-270-0663.

Oct. 5

Come Alive Ministries of Barrow County is participating in the National Life Chain's one hour of silent prayer time from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at 38 South Broad Street, Winder. For more information call 770-867-3000.

Oct. 7

The Gwinnett History Museum presents Home School Day featuring fun activities with fellow homeschoolers ages 11 and up Oct. 7 at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $3 per student. For more information and pre-registration, call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@gwinnettcounty.com.

The program "How to Help Your Children Grieve the Loss of a Parent" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Hope House. For more information, call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehousewc@comcast.net.

Oct. 8

The Buford Lanier Woman's Club next meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Sugar Hill Community Center, 1166 Church Street. For more information visit www. bufordlanierwomansclub.com.

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, www.gwinnettreadingfestival.org, or call 770-978-5154.

Oct. 9

Berkeley Hills Country Club is holding their Fall Festival Luncheon and Annual Craft Fair/Auction from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2300 Pond Drive, Duluth. For more information call 770-939-9405 or email ngcwc@yahoo.com.

Oct. 10

The city of Auburn is hosting the Great American Clean-Up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. Containers will be set up next to the City Hall in Auburn. For more information, call Charlotte at 770-963-4002 x 223.

Red Cross Course on First Aid will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 404-575-3730.

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.

The Lamar Stephens Memorial Car Show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Buford Church of God, 4800 S. Lee St. For more information, call 770-945-4901, 770-380-9139, or 678-234-8028.

Kenneth Roberts will be speaking at a meeting of the Snellville Historical Society at 2 p.m Oct. 12 in the Community Room at Snellville City Hall.

Oct. 13

Southern Wings Bird Club will be hosting a program, "How to Identify Birds in Your Own Backyard" presented by Ken Blankenship, at 7 p.m. Oct. 13. It will be held in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building, Second Floor, Conference Room C, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. For more information, e-mail southernwingsbc@yahoo.com or call 770-277-1461.

LifeSouth Country will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmoblie from noon to 5 p.m. Oct.13 at Kroger located at 1475 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. Donors must be at least 17 yrs. old, weigh 110 lbs. or more, and show photo I.D. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Oct.14

LifeSouth Country will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmoblie from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct.14 at the Hayes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep locations at 719 W. Pike St. in Lawrenceville, or from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at 3115 Frontage Road in Gainesville. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs and show photo I.D. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Oct.15

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

Oct. 16

There will be a town meeting for Gwinnet County Seniors at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at 186 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. For more information call 770-822-5147 or e-mail boone4173@bellsouth.net.

LifeSouth Country will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmoblie from noon to 6 p.m. Oct.16 at Sam's Club in Snellville located at 1520 Scenic Highway. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs. or more, and show photo I.D. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Oct. 18

The Gwinnett History Museum presents Haunted Night at the Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $5 for public, $4 for members. For more information, call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@gwinnettcounty.com.

The Gwinnett County Public Library presents its second annual Gwinnett Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

The Taste of Centerville will be held 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 commons areas.

A Romanian Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at "STS. Constantine and Helen" Romanian Orthodox Church at 664 Dickens Road. For more information, call 770-652-3811.

Oct. 19

Voices of North Georgia will kick off its 40th anniversary season with performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students and $5 for children 11 and younger. Call 678-943-7255 to purchase tickets.

Oct. 20

LifeSouth Country will be hosting a blood drive in the bloodmoblie from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bodyplex Fitness located at 2850 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 and show photo I.D. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Oct. 24

Red Cross Course on CPR from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Northeastern District Office, 850 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 404-575-3730.

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 duluthga.net or contact Elizabeth Rudin at 678-475-3512.

S&S Ace Hardware & Mower presents the 9th Annual Buford ACE Classic Cruise-In and Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at 3400 Buford Drive, Buford. For more information, call Joe Gagnon at 770-932-2633.

Life is Good Pumpkin Festival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Sterling on the Lake, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd. Admission is free, and donations benefit families in need. For more information, visit www.NewlandPumpkinFestival.com or call 770-967-9777.

Right to Hike is holding Ella's 5k and Fun Run at 8 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford. For more information, e-mail info@righttohikeinc.com.

Ongoing events

Miss Hall County/Miss Flowery Branch Scholarship Pageant is accepting registration applications until Oct. 27 for young ladies ages 2 to 22. Scholarship prizes will be given to winners in the two oldest divisions. Contestants must live, work, attend a class or go to school in Hall County. To attend free workshops in modeling and interview, please register by Oct 10. Please access all information and online forms at MissFloweryBranch.com or call 678-357-7359 or 770-338-0298.

The cancer support program Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 20 at the Hope House. For more information, call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehousewc@comcast.net.

Lawrenceville's Aurora Academy is now enrolling for fall classes. Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrencevile. 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.