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For the week of Oct. 14-20
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This week

Miss Flowery Branch Scholarship Pageant, Flowery Branch. Registration due Wednesday. Pageant Nov. 5-6, The Springs Community Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $100 entry fee. For ages 3-24. 678-357-7359 or

Rock Goodbye Angel, Gainesville. Candlelight Remembrance Service for those who have lost an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal loss or neonatal loss. Refreshments will be served following the service at 7 p.m. today, Duckett Mill Boat Ramp, 3720 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville. 770-331-1281. 

YMCA Fall Big Band Dance Party, Gainesville. Refreshments and dance lessons. 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Mountains YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 770-344-9345

C.C. Cloud Youth Center Open House, Gainesville. 10 a.m. Saturday, C.C. Cloud Youth Center, Athens St. & Ridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-0046.

Pageant workshop, Flowery Branch. 6 p.m. Sunday; to prepare for Nov. 5 and 6 Miss Flowery Branch Scholarship pageant. Fifth Row Center Studio, 5509 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. Open to ages 3-24. 678-357-7359 or

Unchained Tour, Gainesville. Authors will sign books and meet fans. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-531-2664 or


Gala for Hope & Healing, Gainesville. Benefits the Children's Center for Hope & Healing. Hors doeuvres by Scott's on the Square, wine and live jazz by Larry Barker and ensemble. Silent auction. Oct. 23, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-532-6530, ext. 33.

My Sister’s Place fund raiser, Lula. Includes a live and silent auction, dancing and live music provided by the Larry Daniels Band. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Walter's Barn, Lula. Call for directions. $30 per ticket, $240 for a table of eight. 770-530-5505 or 678-617-9047.

Ride for Recovery Poker Run, Gainesville. Benefits the participants of the Treatment Courts of Hall and Dawson Counties. Motorcycle ride. 8 a.m. Oct. 23. Ride begins at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville, and ends at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. $25 for the first rider, $10 per passenger, $5 for an extra hand. 770-297-3526

Spooktacular, Gainesville. Costume contest. 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 29-30, Pier 29 on Lanier, Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. $5.


American Business Women's Association, Gainesville. 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. To attend as a guest, call 770-967-3352.

Toastmasters, Gainesville. Improve your public speaking skills. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays. Jacobs Building Room 208, Brenau University, 340 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 678-469-2777

Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or

East Georgia Genealogy Society, Winder. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Betty Jo Maddox Community Room, The People's Bank Financial Center, 76 Broad St., Winder.