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Etc. events
For the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1
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This week

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

Alternative energy workshops, Sautee and Gainesville. David Blume, author of "Alcohol Can Be A Gas!", will speak on how to use alcohol as fuel. Workshop with lunch featuring local produce, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $25 admission; early registration encouraged. Seating limited. Call 706-878-2035 or 706-778-3661 to register; Learn how to make alcohol fuel and live off local resources, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. $15; seating limited. Register at kat@discovercedarhill.org.

Thanksgiving Contra Dance, Sautee. Live fiddle music, caller. Saturday: potluck, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m., Sautee Nacoochee Center gym, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for children age 8 and younger. 706-754-3254.

Upcoming

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

Holiday Open House, Gainesville. Benefits the Brenau Association of Nursing Students. Vendors will sell gifts, raffle. 2-5 p.m. Dec. 4, Gainesville. $1 admission includes your name in the raffle. Vendors can still apply at jmorrison@brenau.edu.

 "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.

Teen Driving Class, Oakwood. For parents and teens age 14-16. Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error. Preregistration required by Dec. 9. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. To register, e-mail dwilburn@uga.edu or call 770-535-8290.

Ongoing

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 gainesvilletoastmasters@yahoo.com

Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or info@townshistory.org.

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.

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