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Jan. 22-28
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This week

Atlanta Motorsports Park preview, Atlanta. Speakers include David Murry, Jeremy Porter and Bob Varsha. Preview of a performance vehicle country club. 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Motorcars of Georgia, The Bimmer Store, 7865 Roswell Road, Atlanta. Reservations required by Friday; limited to 50 people. 678-513-3278 or  

Mentoring lecture, Gainesville. Kate Hoffmann, mentor coordinator for Center Point Mentor Program, will speak. Noon and 6 p.m. today, Hall County Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-535-1050.

Great American Motorcycle Show, Norcross. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $12 adults, $7 children ages 6-14, free for children younger than 5. 770-279-9899.

Dancing with the Stars tour, Duluth. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $68-$128. Ticketmaster. 

Bridal Expo, Gainesville. Vendors for catering, entertainment, flowers, wedding gowns and photography. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $3 admission. 770-531-2680.

Hoopdance workshop, Athens. Learn basic hoop dance moves. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Canopy Studio, 160 Tracy St., Athens. $25 per day or $60 for three sessions. 706-549-8501 or


Night of Laughter, Gainesville. Benefits Habitat for Humanity's Hall County Habitat High; features comedians Jerry Farber and Johnny Porrazzo. 8 p.m. Jan. 29, with food and drinks at 7 p.m. Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St., Gainesville. $50. Reservations required. 678-450-5998.

How to Save on Your Food Bill, Gainesville. County Extension Agent Debbie Wilburn will explain how to save on groceries without sacrificing food quality. 1 p.m. Jan. 29, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311 or

Large dog adoption, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 770-532-6617 or

Lend a Hand 2 Our Furry Friends, Suwanee. Buffet, mini adoption, raffle and live music. 1 to 11 p.m. Feb. 7, Jeffreys Sports Bar, 105 Horizon Drive, Suwanee. $10 admission from 6 to 9 p.m. includes buffet; adoption fee is $70 per animal and includes spay/neuter and shots.678-934-0585.

Valentine's in the Garden, Atlanta. See "Orchid Daze: Gorgeous Meets Glass" and sample beverages and chocolate desserts. 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. $25 per person, $40 for couples. 404-8776-5859.

Speakeasy Dinner and Dancing Club, Atlanta. Benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Spina Bifida Clinic. 1920s-themed dinner with entertainment and dancing. 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $125-$250. 404-250-5437.