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Aug. 28-Sept. 4

POSTED: August 28, 2014 1:00 a.m.


Yonah Mountain Vineyards fifth annual Crush Fest, Cleveland. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S, Cleveland. $30. 706-878-5522,

Civil War living history event, Lilburn. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Marantha Baptist Church, 3340 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn. $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 3-12, children younger than 2 and Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center members free. 770-904-3542,

Labor Day Bar-B-Q Weekend, Blue Ridge. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Downtown Blue Ridge. $9-$12. 706-455-3818,


Horseless Rodeo, Gainesville. 1-6 p.m. Sept. 6. Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. Concessions, door prizes and silent auction. Free. 678-234-0642,

Commerce FUMC’s “Great Day of Service,” Commerce. Sept. 6. Commerce First United Methodist Church, 16 Cherry St., Commerce. Free. 706-335-4018,

Georgia Mountain Master Gardener event featuring speaker HGTV Host Erica Glasener, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Dahlonega Park and Recreation Building, 365 Riley Road, Dahlonega.

Ballroom dance lessons, Gainesville. Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 through Oct. 4. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street NE, Gainesville. $35 city residents, $45 non-residents. Must register by noon Sept. 9. 770-531-2680.

The Jackson County Historical Society annual Hot Dog Picnic, Jefferson. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson. 706-207-6889.

Three Sisters Vineyards’ annual Swine Wine Weekends, Dahlonega. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., sundays 12:30-5 p.m. Sept. 13 through Oct. 26. Three Sisters Vineyards, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega. General admission. 706-865-9463.

Vogel’s Mountain Music/Arts and Craft Day Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13. Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville. Adults $5, children $2. $5 parking. 706-745-2628,

Paula Deen, Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta., 800-653-8000.


Cocktails in the Garden, Atlanta. 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through September. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta., 404-876-5859.

Georgia ghost tours, Lawrenceville. 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through September. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. Adults $12, children $9., 678-226-6222.

Square dance plus classes, Flowery Branch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J.M. Turk Road, Flowery Branch. Free. 12 years old and older. 770-965-7140.

Farmers market, Norcross. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross., 770-279-9899.

Library chess club, Gainesville. 1-5 p.m. Fridays. Gainesville Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. All ages and levels welcome. 770-532-3311, ext. 114.

American Business Women’s Association, Gainesville. 6 p.m. fourth Tuesday each month. Recess Sern Gastro Pub, 118 Bradford St. NE, Gainesville. Dinner, speakers, meeting. 770-654-9277,

The Pilot Club, Gainesville. 5:45 p.m. every fourth Thursday. Elk’s Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-2528,

Phoenix Rising Veterans’ Drum Circle, Gainesville. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday. American Legion Post No. 7, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. Drums available to borrow. Bring a lawn chair. Free. 770-561-7070.


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