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Concert calendar
For the week of Aug. 19-25
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This week

Singers needed, Cleveland. The Truett-McConnell College Community Choir needs singers to join the choir for Handel's "Messiah," which will be presented in concert on Nov. 11. Schirmer score will be used. Singers can bring their own scores. Rehearsals will be held each Thursday beginning today, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 706-865-2134, ext. 215.

Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 7 p.m. Friday: Chris Cagle; 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. The Vines Mansion, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 770-554-2284. 

Georgia Bluesfest 2010, Dahlonega. Guitarist Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Men In Blues, Fat Momma Band, Robert Lee Coleman, Reverb-O-Rockets, Sammy Blue Band and WSNB. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; music, 11 a.m.; Johnny Winter and James Cotton, 9 p.m. Saturday, R-Ranch Rodeo Arena, 65 R-Ranch Road, Dahlonega. $40.

Rock & Jock Family Fest, Suwanee. Featuring Cowboy Mouth, Square One, Nathan Morgan Band and Andy Velo. 5 p.m. Saturday, Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway Northeast, Suwanee. 770-945-8996.

Singers needed, Demorest. Piedmont Chorale. No audition required; vocal experience preferred. All voice parts welcome. First rehearsal, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Brooks Hall, Piedmont College chapel, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. 706-778-8500, ext. 1526 or


Mid Life Crisis, Gainesville. Bring a picnic, drinks and blankets or lawn chairs. Benefits Eagle Ranch, a facility that provides homes, education and counseling for at-risk children. 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Horseshoe Park, Marina Bay, 6338 Marina Club Drive, Gainesville. $20 adults; free for children age 12 and younger. 678-450-5575.

Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. Blossom Creek, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. 678-698-1387.

The Swinging Medallions, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. Fools Gold of Dahlonega, Friday; Russo and Noe, Sept. 3 and Kurt Thomas, Oct. 1. Hancock Park, one block off the square, downtown Dahlonega. 


Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 9, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.