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Etc. events
For the week of Dec. 2-8
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This week

Winter Wine Highway,, various locations. Friday-Sunday, various locations in Northeast Georgia.

Velvet's Vintage Christmas Open House, Cleveland. Giveaways, prize drawings, hot chocolate and sweets. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Velvet's Vintage, 2048 Helen Highway, Cleveland. Free to attend. 706-219-0229.

Holiday Open House, Gainesville. Benefits the Brenau Association of Nursing Students. Vendors will sell gifts, raffle. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, above the tea room, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $1 admission includes your name in the raffle. Vendors can still apply at

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. Saturday, 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. Sunday, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. $15; seating limited. Register at

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

Night at the Museum, Gainesville. Chestatee Academy students will showcase their talents and interests. 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Chestatee Academy, 2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-297-6270, or


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 or call 770-535-8290.


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.