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For the week of Nov. 11-17
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This week

Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow, Gainesville. Bring in antiques and collectibles for possible purchase by buyers. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today-Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Garden Inn, 1735 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 217-726-7590.

Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega. Author Jon Turk and poet Thomas Lux will speak. Workshops, discussions, readings and panels; writers seminar. Friday-Sunday, downtown Dahlonega, primarily at North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega and at Hancock Park, one block from downtown Dahlonega square.

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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Gainesville. Free to attend. 678-677-3858 or

"Women Light Up the World! - Creating a Life of Meaning," Gainesville. Quiana Grace Frost and William Grace Frost. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. 770-887-0051.


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.

Tour de la Cave & Barrel Tasting, Sautee. Visit the wine cave, sample future vintages of Yonah Mountain Vineyards' wines with winemaker Joe Smith. Noon Nov. 20, Yonah Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. Reservations and pre-payment required. 706-878-5522.

The Serenity Cellars 2010 New Vogh release party, Sautee. Monica Spears will perform. Appetizers and wine tastings. 2-5 p.m. Nov. 27, Yonah Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. Free. 706-878-5522.

Winter Wine Highway, various locations. Dec. 3-5, various locations in Northeast Georgia.

 "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" symposium, Gainesville. Drinks and snacks provided. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 5, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. Donation. Seating limited. 770-887-0051.


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.