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For the week of Nov. 4-10
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This week

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. today; regular hours 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 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 Friday-Saturday, 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. Saturday, Dogwood Forest, 3315 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free admission.

Dinner and a Show, Cleveland. Classic country music. Featuring Cody and Carlee Savage and The Backwoods Band; barbecue plates. 6 p.m. Saturday, White County Agri-Science Center, 44 Claude Sims Road, Cleveland. $12 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for children age 4 and younger. 770-983-0644 or 706-878-9847.

Pancake Breakfast, Gainesville. 7-11 a.m. Saturday, 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.

Chili Cook Off, Lula. Hotdogs, chili and drinks. Games for children, horseshoes. Free vendor space available. Bring a slow cooker labeled with your name and information. Bring a large pot for judging and sharing. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Gospel Church, 6459 Main St., Lula. Most food, events free. 678-316-6003.


Gold and Silver Buying Fundraiser, Gainesville. Part of proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13, 845 West Ridge Road, Gainesville. 770-532-6617.

Holiday Marketplace, Oakwood. Gifts, crafts and home decor. Family portraits and gift wrapping available. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13, McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Gainesville. Free to attend. 678-677-3858 or

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.