OneStop Newsletter
Classes are subject to change. For the most current class listings at Centerville Community Center, call 770.985.4713. 

Click here to view the OneStop newsletter. The publication includes information about various programs and services offered by the division, as well as three-month calendars of events for the Norcross and Buford Human Services Centers and the Centerville Community Center. The publication also features helpful information for citizens interested in community volunteer work and other community programs.

Centerville Community Center Calendar
Health and Human Services offers many classes, events, and workshops for all ages at its service centers and senior centers. To see a full listing, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com and select Health and Human Services from the drop-down menu.
Heating Assistance

Energy Assistance – LIHEAP • FREE!
Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Centerville Community Center. By appointment only, until funds are expended. Call 770.256.1308 to schedule an appointment. The following documents and criteria are necessary: Proof of income for all household members 18 years and older for the last 30 days - if irregular, then 90 days proof of income. Self-employed must bring a current, complete tax return. Zero Income Statements will be provided at your appointment for those 18 years and older with no income. All household members with no income must complete this form. Original Social Security card or other legal documents with a SS number is needed for all household members including children. Most recent home heating bill. A secure and verifiable document is need for the person applying for the household only to prove identity. Crisis applicants must have a two month bill that is past the due date or already disconnected. One person $21,029, two persons $27,500, three persons $33,970, four persons $40,441, five persons $46,912, six persons $53,382, seven persons $54,595, eight+ persons $55,809. Each additional person should add $1,213. Those that are eligible will be able to apply for a one time heating assistance payment of either $310 or $350. Program provided by the Partnership for Community Action, Inc.


Taxes

VITA Income Tax Preparation • FREE!
Fridays: March 28; April 4, and 11 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will provide services through IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. The household income limit for 2013 is $52,000 or less. Sponsored by United Way, the Internal Revenue Service, and other community organizations. Service by appointment only by calling the center. For information on required documentation to bring to appointment, call 211.


Clubs

Garden Club
Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Series I – Water Features: January 7; Landscape for Birds: January 14; Drainage Solutions in Small Yards: January 21. Series II – Perennials: February 11; Insect Control: February 18; Soil and Garden Prep: February 25. Series III – Summer Vegetable Gardening: March 4; Pots and Design: March 11; Herb Gardens and Selection: March 18. Series IV – Landscape Designs: April 8; Plant Selection: April 15; Color and Blooms by Month: April 22. Cost: $5 per series or $3 per class. Limited space; pre-registration and payment required.

Atlanta SCRABBLE® Club
Saturdays: April 12 from 10:00am to noon. Cost: $1 per person per game day (cash with exact change, please). For more information, email doc-2barbara@earthlink.net or call 770.557.1343.

Red Hat Society • FREE!
Third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Cayenne Peppers of Centerville is looking for red and pink hatters to join. For more information, call the center at 770.985.4713.


Dance

Jazz for Ages 5 to 11
Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Session I: January 14 to February 18; Session II: February 25 to April 1; Session III: April 8 to May 13. Cost: $45 per six-week session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.

Ballet/Tap I for Beginners Ages 6 to 8
Tuesdays from 6:10pm to 7:10pm. Session I: January 14 to February 18; Session II: February 25 to April 1; Session III: April 8 to May 13. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.

Pre-Ballet/Tap for Ages 3 to 4
Saturdays from 8:30am to 9:30am. Session I: January 11 to February 15; Session II: February 22 to March 29; Session III: April 5 to May 17 (no class April 19). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.

Ballet/Tap I for Ages 5 to 7
Saturdays from 12:10am to 1:10am. Session I: January 11 to February 15; Session II: February 22 to March 29; Session III: April 5 to May 17 (no class April 19). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.

Ballet/Tap II for Ages 6 to 8
Saturdays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Session I: January 11 to February 15; Session II: February 22 to March 29; Session III: April 5 to May 17 (no class April 19). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.

Ballet/Tap III for Ages 8 to 11
Saturdays from 10:40am to noon. Session I: January 11 to February 15; Session II: February 22 to March 29; Session III: April 5 to May 17 (no class April 19). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $60 per session, including recital. Please contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. To pre-register, call the center.


Education for Adults

AARP CarFit Program • FREE!
Tuesday, April 22 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A 20-minute interactive, customized educational program to improve driver safety ensuring safest “fit” for drivers in their vehicles, recommended adjustments, adaptations, and local resources. Drive-in’s welcome. Open to individuals with a valid driver’s license. For more information, call the center.

Eagle 7 Parent Empowerment Resources • FREE!
Tuesdays: March 25 and April 22 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. By bringing parents together, we can build a network of support and resources for children. We help you stay informed to aid in your child’s success through resources, community initiatives, empowerment seminars, and more. Topics include encouraging, equipping, engaging, and empowering parents. For more information, contact JeJuan Stewart at jejuan.eagle7@gmail.com.

GED Preparatory Course
February 3 to May 28 (no class February 17 and May 26). Mondays: Language Arts from 6:00pm to 7:45pm; Science and Social Studies from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Wednesdays: Mathematical Reasoning from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Cost: $30 for four subjects for 16 weeks; includes book. Sponsored by Catalyst Consultants Unlimited, LLC. For more information, please email ccucatalystbooks@gmail.com. For registration and payment, call the center.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday, April 1 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tuesday and Wednesday: February 4 and 5 from 9:00am to noon. Learn defensive driving techniques. Designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver’s license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with membership card; $20 non-members. Pre-register by calling the center.

Knitting 101
Tuesday, April 22 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Size 8 needles, worsted-weight yarn required. Cost: $2 cash with exact change. Class limit: 12. Contact Guild at 770.413.6171 or info@clicksandsticks.com. To register, call the center.

Wills, Estate Planning – Documents You Need on Hand • FREE!
Wednesday, March 26 from 11:00am to noon. Learn how to protect yourself. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the center.

Home Food Preservation: Spring Fruits and Vegetables
Thursday, April 10 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Learn a variety of methods for safely preserving spring’s bounty, including how to can, freeze, and dehydrate. Class includes a demonstration of water bath canning. Cost: $3 cash, exact change only. Presented by the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service. To pre-register, call the community center.

Financial Planning/Management – 6 Steps to Financial Success • FREE!
Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Facilitated by Members’ Financial Services. To pre-register, call the community center.

Snellville and Centerville Writer’s Groups • FREE!
Snellville writers interested in writing novels meet the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Centerville writers meet the first and third Thursdays from 10:00am to noon. Critique format; all genres. No registration required.

Toastmasters of Centerville
Thursdays at 7:00pm. Lose your fear while learning to become a better public speaker, deliver great presentations, lead teams effectively, and give and receive constructive evaluations.


Education for Youth

ABC Math Tutoring for Grades 2 to 5
Tuesdays: January 7 to April 15 (no class April 8) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for grades 2 and 3; 6:15pm to 7:15pm for grades 4 and 5. Ten students per group. Based on Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Cost: $48 per month (April is $24) due at registration. For class information, contact atestates@aol.com or 404.438.1067. To pre-register, call the center.

ABC Language Arts and Reading Comprehension Tutoring for Grades 2 to 4
Thursdays: January 9 to April 17 (no class April 10) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for grades 2 and 3; 6:15pm to 7:15pm for grade 4. Ten students per group. Based on Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Cost: $48 per month (April is $24) due at registration. For class information, contact atestates@aol.com or 404.438.1067. To pre-register, call the center.

Championship Chess for Ages 7 to 14
Saturdays: March 1 to April 5; April 26 to May 31 from 10:00am to noon. Instruction for the first hour and free practice club for the second hour with required parent/guardian participation during second hour. Cost: $48 per six weeks. To pre-register, call the center. For more information, email rodneylewis33@gmail.com or call 770.560.1071.

P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) • FREE!
Thursday, April 24 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For parents and new/soon-to-be drivers (14 to 16). Learn about the 40 hours of supervised driving required by Georgia law. Parents must attend. Sponsored by Child and Adolescent Resource Educational Services. For more details, call 404.578.7629 or email monicaddavis@comcast.net. To register, call the center.

Knitting 101
Tuesday, April 22 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Size 8 needles, worsted-weight yarn required. Cost: $2 cash with exact change. Class limit: 12. Contact Guild at 770.413.6171 or info@clicksandsticks.com. To register, call the center.

Creatif Music Program for Ages 6 to 17
Saturdays: January 18 to May 10 from 10:00am to 11:00am for ages 6 to 12; 11:00am to noon for ages 13 to 17. Learn about rhythm, beat, and tempo through interactive lessons from an experienced music instructor. Different instruments will be introduced to reinforce concepts. The culmination of the program will be a musical performance you won’t want to miss. Cost: $60 per month due at registration. For information, please contact mr.hteasley@gmail.com. For pre-registration and payment information, contact the center.

Go, Girl, GO! Encourage, Inspire, Achieve! For Middle and High School Girls
Thursdays: February 27 to April 3 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for high school; 6:15pm to 7:15pm for middle school girls. Workshops and activities support youth in the areas of decision making, character development, personal worth and self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and more. Cost: $20 non-refundable registration fee with a $40 separate course fee for six weeks. Developed and led by a licensed professional counselor specialized in child and adolescent services. For more information, contact Cherrell Thomas at 404.409.1891 or cthomas@helpfultherapy.net. For pre-registration information, call the center.

Teen Job Preparation Workshops for Ages 15 to 18
Tuesday to Friday: April 8 to 11 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. On the hunt for summer jobs? Learn invaluable tips that will make you more marketable during spring break! Topics include Resume Writing, Proper Attire, Interview Tips, Job Applications, Workplace Literacy, and more. Cost: $5 non-refundable registration fee for all four days. Sponsored by Angels in the Outfield. For more information, contact Nicky Blackwell at angelscamp12@yahoo.com. For pre-registration, call the center.


Events

Lend a Helping Hand to Your Community!
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The community center is collecting canned goods to benefit the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. Please donate canned or boxed food items like rice, pasta, soup, dried beans, fruit, vegetables, and certain condiments. Call the center for a full list of needed items. 

Easter Eggstravaganza • FREE!
Friday, April 11 from 10:00am to noon. Come enjoy inflatable equipment, face painting, and egg hunts as follows: Birth to 3 years at 10:30am; 4 to 6 years at 11:20am; 7 to 10 years at noon. Snacks will be available at a cost. So bring your basket, camera, and blankets, and enjoy a fun-filled morning with your loved ones! For information, contact the community center.

Kids’ Fishing Derby! • FREE!
Saturday, May 17 from 10:00am to noon. Enjoy fishing for Big Herman, pond’s 30-pound catfish that is still on the loose! Children through age 15 will be able to fish without a license this day, so bring your poles and we’ll supply the bait and prizes. Competition ends at 11:45am; winners will be announced at noon. Parents must be present to sign a waiver for children to participate. No need to register, but if you wish to volunteer, contact the community center.


Health and Safety

Hatha Yoga •  Mondays or Thursdays
Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. March 17 to May 12 (no class April 7); May 19 to July 14 (no class May 26). Thursdays: March 6 to May 1 (no class April 10); May 8 to July 3 (no class May 22). Cost: $24 for each 8 week session. Class emphasizes fitness, flexibility, balance, mind-body awareness, proper breathing and relaxation. Appropriate for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult). For class inquiries, contact instructor, pattycugnasca@gmail.com. For pre-registration and payment information, call the community center at 770.985.4713. 

Parkinson’s Support Group • FREE!
Wednesday, April 2 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Support group now forming for individuals with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Join facilitator, John Thompson, a longtime Centerville resident and Parkinson’s patient as he coordinates guest speakers and meeting topics. Call community center to register.

Rapid HIV Testing for Ages 13+ • FREE!
Monday, April 28 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. No needles, no names. Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by AID Gwinnett. For more information, call 678.990.6430 or visit www.RCClinc.org.


Language

Beginning Spanish, Level I
Tuesday, April 1 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Learning another language will help you understand and appreciate other cultures and the world around you. Cost: $10 non-refundable registration with separate $50 course fee for six weeks. Contact: Grisel Amargos, spanishteachersn@aol.com. To pre-register, call the center.

Beginning Spanish, Level II
Tuesday, April 1 from 7:15pm to 8:15pm. Step up your skills with this intermediate level. Cost: $10 non-refundable registration with separate $50 course fee for six weeks. Contact: Grisel Amargos, spanishteachersn@aol.com. To pre-register, call the center.


Music

Juice and Cookies Music Exploration for Ages 6 months to 4 years
Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00am to noon. Interactive rhythm exploration with snack. Space limited to first 25 (parents, children combined). Cost: $1 per person in cash with exact change. Infants birth to 5 months free.


Senior Programs

Wills, Estate Planning – Documents You Need on Hand • FREE!
Wednesday, March 26 from 11:00am to noon. Learn how to protect yourself. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the community center.

Home Food Preservation: Spring Fruits and Vegetables
Thursday, April 10 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Learn a variety of methods for safely preserving spring’s bounty, a demonstration of water bath canning, how to dehydrate, and more. Cost: $3 cash, exact change only. Presented by the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service. To pre-register, call the community center.

Financial Planning/Management – 6 Steps to Financial Success • FREE!
Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Facilitated by Members’ Financial Services. To pre-register, call the community center.

Table Tennis, Billiards for Seniors • FREE!
Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to noon.

Wii™ Exercise, Exercise Bike, Hand Weights for Seniors • FREE!
Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to noon. No instruction; free use.


Spring Break Camps

Championship Chess and Tennis Spring Break Camp for Youth in Grades 1 to 8
Monday to Friday: April 7 to 11 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost $65 ($3 sibling discount). Camp is for kids ages 7 to 14 and includes tournament, pizza party, practice chess sets with sheets, tennis rackets, and balls for camp use. Bring your own lunch and two snacks. For curriculum information, contact instructor Rodney Lewis at 770.560.1071 or rodneylewis33@gmail.com.

Inventors Club of Centerville Spring Break Camp for Youth in Grades 1 to 8
Monday to Friday: April 7 to 11 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Camp is designed to expose youth ages 7 to 14 to science, math, technology, and entrepreneurship. Resources include Lego Bricks, Little Bits, K’nex, and Glodie Blox. Cost: $65 with $10 supply fee. Bring your own lunch and two snacks. For camp information, contact Program Director Fran Thompson at fthomps33@myinventorsclub.com. To pre-register, call the community center.