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.
Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Applications taken Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm beginning November 3 for senior citizens and the disabled. Beginning December 1, applications will be accepted from the general public until funds are exhausted for households who meet the 60 percent median income guidelines. Applicants will be seen by appointment only, so call Partnership for Community Action at 404.537.4300 to learn income eligibility and to make your appointment.


Clubs

Garden Club
Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Series IX on September 15: Basic Landscape Designs; September 22: Plant Selection; September 29: Color and Blooms by Month. Series X: October 6: Hydrangea Blooms and Selections; October 13: Japanese Maple Selection Guide; October 20: Birds in the Landscape. Series XI: November 3: Winter Blooming Options; November 10: Winter Insect Control; November 17: Leaf Mulching and Warm Season Grass. Cost: $5 per series or $3 per class. Limited space. Pre-registration and payment required to hold spot. Call the community center.

Clicks and Sticks Knitting Guild
Second Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. For all experience levels. Cost: $25 per year (first meeting free) to fund charity knitting and educational sessions. For more information, contact the Guild at 770.413.6171 or info@clicksandsticks.com.

Red Hat Society • FREE!
Third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. Cayenne Peppers of Centerville is looking for ladies to join the red and pink hatters for fun, fellowship, friendship, and more. For more information, call Ivette Gonzalez-Perez at 770.860.8698 or the community center.

Atlanta SCRABBLE® Club
Saturdays: September 13, October 11, November 8 from 10:00am to noon. Put your skills to the test while making new friends. Cost: $1 per person per game day (in cash and exact change please). For more information, please email doc2barbara@gmail.com or call 770.557.1343.


Dance

Jazz for Ages 7 to 13
Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Session I: August 12 to September 16; Session II: September 23 to October 28; Session III: November 4 to December 16 (no class November 11). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $45 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. Pre-registration
with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Pre-Ballet/Tap for Ages 3 to 4
Saturdays from 8:30am to 9:30am. Session I: August 9 to September 20 (no class August 30); Session II: September 27 to November 1; Session III: November 8 to December 13 (five-week session; no class November 29). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Ballet/Tap I for Ages 5 to 8
Saturdays from 12:10pm to 1:10pm. Session I: August 9 to September 20 (no class August 30); Session II: September 27 to November 1; Session III: November 8 to December 13 (five-week session; no class November 29). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Ballet/Tap II for Ages 6 to 9
Saturdays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Session I: August 9 to September 20 (no class August 30); Session II: September 27 to November 1; Session III: November 8 to December 13 (five-week session; no class November 29). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $55 per session, including recital. Contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Ballet/Tap III for Ages 9 to 13
Saturdays from 10:40am to noon. Session I: August 9 to September 20 (no class August 30); Session II: September 27 to November 1; Session III: November 8 to December 13 (five-week session; no class November 29). Sessions are progressive. Cost: $60 per session, including recital. Please contact Simone Saddler at leaps5678@gmail.com or call 678.357.1164. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.


Education for Adults

GED Preparatory Course
Mondays and Wednesdays: August 4 to November 24 (no class September 1) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. Cost: $35 for 16 weeks; includes book. Sponsored by Catalyst Consultants Unlimited, LLC. For more information, email catalystcareerdevelopment@gmail.com. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot.

Beginning Spanish, Level I
Mondays: September 8 to October 13 (no class September 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@gmail.com. To pre-register, call the center.

AARP CarFit Program • FREE!
Tuesday: September 23 or October 28 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-ins are welcome. Open to individuals with a valid driver’s license. For more information, call the center for more information.

Home Food Preservation: Fall Fruits and Vegetables
Friday, October 3 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Enjoy Fall’s bounty for future seasons through safe food preservation methods. The Gwinnett Extension will demonstrate and discuss home canning and provide handouts. Cost: $3 cash, with exact change. Minimum of 10 required to hold class. Pre-registration required at the community center by October 1. For more information, call the center.

Homeowner H2O: Water Conservation Workshop • FREE!
Saturday, October 4 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. This workshop provides the knowledge and tools you need to increase water efficiency in your home. Attendees will receive a low-flow home retrofit kit, outdoor water efficiency kit, do-it-yourself home water audit guide, and information on how to apply for Gwinnett County’s toilet rebate program. Pre-registration required by emailing dwrconserve@gwinnettcounty.com.

Knitting 101
Mondays: October 6 and November 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Learn to knit and purl. 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.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday: October 7 or December 2 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tuesday and Wednesday: November 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.

Basic Budgeting Adult Seminar • FREE!
Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00am to noon. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the center.

P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) • FREE!
Thursday, October 23 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, please call 404.578.7629 or email monicaddavis@comcast.net. To pre-register, call the center.

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. For more information, call the community center.

Wills, Estate Planning Seminar • FREE!
Wednesday, November 5 from 11:00am to noon. Learn what documents you need on hand. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the center.

Snellville Writer’s Group
Snellville writers interested in writing novels meet the first and third Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. No pre-registration required. Cost: $1 cash, with exact change per person per meeting. Call the center for more information.


Education for Youth

Championship Chess for Ages 7 to 14
Saturdays: August 16 to September 27 (no class August 30); October 11 to November 15 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. For more information, email rodneylewis33@gmail.com or call 770.560.1071. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

ABC Language Arts and Reading Comprehension Tutoring for Grades 2 to 4
Mondays: Session I: August 18 and 25. Session II: September 8, 15, 22, and 29 (no class September 2). Session III: October 6, 13, 20, and 27. Session IV: November 3, 10, 17, and 24. Session V: December 1, 8, and 15. Sessions are 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: $12 per week payable monthly. First month’s fee due at registration. For class information, contact atestates@aol.com or 404.438.1067. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

ABC Math Tutoring for Grades 2 to 5
Thursdays: Session I: August 21 and 28. Session II: September 4, 11, 18, and 25. Session III: October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Session IV: November 6, 13, and 20 (no class on November 27). Session V: December 4, 11, and 18. Sessions are 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: $12 per week payable monthly. First month’s fee due at registration. For class information, contact atestates@aol.com or 404.438.1067. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Knitting 101
Mondays: October 6 and November 10 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. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.


Events

Retro-Themed Dance Party! For Adults ages 21+
Friday, September 26 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Come and enjoy a casual evening of great dance music from the 70’s and 80’s with DJ Mike McKinney. There will be door prizes, refreshments (while supplies last), and plenty of fun-filled picture opportunities (bring your own camera). Though not required to join in the fun, you may want to dress in 70’s or 80’s style clothing by using neon colors, large earrings, bell bottoms, jazzy shirts, big hair—all are welcome, you dig? Cost: Advance ticket purchase by September 24 is $5 per person (non-refundable as of September 22 at 8:00am) payable in cash, exact notes only (no coins please). Late purchase after September 24 is $6 per person, if tickets still available. Limited space, so don’t delay! For more information, call the center at 770.985.4713.

Advance Voting, General Election
Saturday, October 25 from 9:00am to 4:00pm; Monday to Friday: October 27 to October 31 from 9:00am to 7:00pm. The community center is an advance voting site only, not an election day precinct. For voter registration and election day precinct information, please contact the Gwinnett County Board of Registration and Elections at 678.226.7210 or visit www.gwinnettelections.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, December 19 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE. Bring photo ID. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Lend a Helping Hand to Your Community!
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Summer months are diffi cult for families. To support the community, the Centerville Community Center is collecting canned goods to benefi t the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. Please consider donating 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.


Health and Safety

Parkinson’s Support Group • FREE!
Wednesday: October 1, November 5, and December 3 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. No reservations required. Call community center for more information.

Hatha Yoga • Mondays or Thursdays
Mondays: August 11 to October 6 (no class September 1); October 20 to December 15 (no class November 24) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Thursdays: August 14 to October 2; October 23 to December 18 (no class November 27) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Cost: $24 for each eight-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, please contact instructor at pattycugnasca@gmail.com. Pre-registration with payment required to hold spot. Call the center for more information.

Living Well: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Fridays: August 15 to September 19 from 9:30am to noon. Struggling with ongoing symptoms of chronic illness? Workshops teach techniques dealing with fatigue, stress, and difficult emotions; how to control health challenges and life; and ways to communicate with family, friends, and health professionals. Cost: $5 non-refundable registration fee for all six weeks. A minimum of eight pre-registered and paid participants required to hold class. Program is sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging and taught by GA Division of Aging, Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Service, and Gwinnett County Health and Human Services. Call the center for more information.

Rapid HIV Testing for Ages 13+ • FREE!
Mondays: September 22 and October 27 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 RCClinc.org.

Are You an Emotional and/or Compulsive Overeater? End Emotional Eating Workshop
Saturdays: October 11 to 25 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Have you gone on one diet after another; lose weight only to gain it all back? Understand what emotional eating is; why you eat to handle different stresses in your life; what personal obstacles keep you from losing weight and keeping it off, etc. Learn coping skills to change your relationship with food and lose weight without restrictive diets. Make peace with food. Taught by Dr. Virginia Porcello, PhD, LPC, CEDS. Cost: $10 non-refundable registration fee, plus $10 course fee, includes handouts. Pre-registration and payment required. Contact the center at 770.985.4713 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Survivor Shares His Story • FREE!
Wednesday, October 29 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Women are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, www.georgiapcc.org. For more information, contact kennethcstevens@bellsouth.net. Call the center to register.


Music

Juice and Cookies Music Exploration for Ages 6 months to 4 years
Wednesdays: September 17, October 15, November 12, and December 10 from 11:00am to noon. Interactive rhythm exploration with snack. Space limited to the first 25 people (parents, children combined). Cost: $1 per person in cash with exact change. Infants 0 – 5 months free. No pre-registration necessary; only walk-ins. NO
DAYCARES, PLEASE. For questions, please call the center at 770.985.4713.


Senior Programs

Table Tennis, Billiards for Seniors • FREE!
Monday to Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to noon. Bring a partner or play alone.

Wii™ Exercise, Exercise Bike, Hand Weights for Seniors • FREE!
Monday to Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to noon. No instruction. Bring a partner or play alone.

Your Credit Report and Score Seminar • FREE!
Wednesday, September 10 from 11:00am to noon. Learn how to protect yourself. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the center.

AARP CarFit Program • FREE!
Tuesday: September 23 or October 28 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A 20-minute Interactive, customized educational program to improve older driver safety ensuring safest “fit” for drivers in their vehicles, recommended adjustments, adaptations, and local resources. Drive-in’s welcome. Open to all individuals with valid driver’s license. For more information, call the community center.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday: October 7 or December 2 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tuesday and Wednesday: November 4 and 5 from 9:00am to noon. Learn defensive driving techniques, adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, medications, other health-related issues affecting driving and reaction time. Designed for seniors, but anyone with valid driver’s license welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with membership card; $20 non-members. Call community center to pre-register.

Wills, Estate Planning Seminar • FREE!
Wednesday, November 5 from 11:00am to noon. Learn what documents you need on hand. Sponsored by the Associated Credit Union. To pre-register, call the center.