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Etc. events
For the week of Nov. 18-24
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This week

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

Venomous snake talk, Demorest. Bryan Hudson, a biology major at Piedmont College, will present an introduction to Georgia snakes and ways to identify venomous species. Live specimens will be on view. 6:30 p.m. today, Stewart Hall Auditorium, Piedmont College, Demorest. Free. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.

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

Book signing, Toccoa. John Lawrence will sign "Our Proving Ground: Memories of the Good Old Days." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Troup's Hallmark, 26 E. Doyle St., Toccoa. 888-361-9473.


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.