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Etc. events
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3
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This week

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

The Piedmont College Haunted Museum, Demorest. Special tours for younger visitors and kid-friendly activites; adult tours. 8-11 p.m. Friday, Getman-Babcock residence hall, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. 706-768-2400.

Get Motivated! Business Seminar, Atlanta. Featuring Zig Ziglar, Bill Cosby, Gen. Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Goldie Hawn, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Belluzzo, Lou Holtz, Gen. Stanley McCrystal and Brian Tracy. 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Georgia Dome, Atlanta. $1.95 per person in advance, or $9.95 for your entire office; $225 per person at the door. 800-445-2162. 


Marketplace, Gainesville. Benefits New Horizons North, the long term care facility of Northeast Georgia Health System. More than 70 merchants from throughout the Southeast. Handmade and gift items. Preview party, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 4; regular hours 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. Preview $40 per person; Marketplace, $5 adults, children age 12 and younger free. 770-219-1830.

Miss Flowery Branch Scholarship Pageant, Flowery Branch. 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

Dogwood Forest Holiday Bazaar, Gainesville. Benefits the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. Yard sale, baked goods, vendors, face painting and food. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6, Dogwood Forest, 3315 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free admission.

Pancake Breakfast, Gainesville. 7-11 a.m. Nov. 6, Gainesville Masonic Lodge #219, 621 Lakeshore Dr., Gainesville. Includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, a biscuit and coffee or juice for $5. 678-316-7834 or 770-530-8218.

Book signing, Gainesville. "Of Good and Evil" by Gerald Griffin. Part of Downtown-by-Candlelight. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18, Frames You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-7074.


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 or

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.