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Etc. events
For the week of Dec. 9-15
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This week

Meet the Author, Gainesville. Willard J. Langdon will discuss his book, "Law Enforcement in Hall County, 1818-2010," and sign copies. 6 p.m. today, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or

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

 Book signing, Gainesville. Kathy Lee Sumner will sign "Captiva Island." Island-themed food and atmosphere. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Hall Book Exchange, 1854 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Hall County Humane Society, Gainesville. Learn about the Humane Society's services. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or


Author discussions and book signings, Gainesville. Dawn Bedingfield, author of "Why Not Black Women"; Jeff Head, author of "Running Legal Blues: A Trucker's True Life Quest"; Clara Stephens, author of "I Am Not Forgotten: God Knows My Name," and "Woman, You're Not Alone: A Call to Celebrate Womanhood." 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or


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.