Spooktacular, Gainesville. Costume contest. 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Pier 29 on Lanier, Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. $5. www.pier29onlanier.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or email@example.com.
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.