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For the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2
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This week

Introduction to Calligraphy, Gainesville. Calligraphy Guild Member Mamie Velez will learn Copperplate. 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. Bring a notepad, pencil and ruler. Additional supplies can be purchased for $5 at the workshop. Preregistration required; seating limited. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or  

"Ghost Bird," Gainesville. First in a series of environmentally important films. Focuses on the alleged discovery of the long-extinct Ivory-billed woodpecker in a swamp near Brinkley, Ark. 7 p.m. today, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $10 adults, $5 students. Seating limited; buy tickets online or call 770-535-1976.

Essential Internet Safety Information, Gainesville. Connie White will teach parents how to become aware of issues, tools, resources and parenting strategies needed to help children safely and successfully navigate the internet. The class will focus on hyper-texting, cyberbullying, sexting, electronic devices and the pros and cons of gaming. 7 p.m. today, Lakeview Academy, 796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville. 770-531-2609 or

2011 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Gainesville. Rabies shots and annual vaccinations, micro-chipping for cats and dogs; flea and tick control products available. $10 per shot, $20 per microchip. No appointment needed. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies vaccinations. Pets must be in a carrier or leashed. 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. 770-532-6617 or  

Certified KCBS Judging Classes, Young Harris. Learn how to judge barbecue competitions. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brasstown Valley Resort, 6321 U.S. 76, Young Harris. Preregistration required. 706-379-4606 or  

Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Saturday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $69.85-$80.10.

Bridal Expo, Gainesville. "Be Inspired Gallery" featuring various tablescapes, wedding vendors, prizes, hors d'eouvres and bridal fashion show. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $3 at the door. 770-531-2680.


Book swap, Gainesville. Bring in used books and exchange. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. Hall County Parks and Leisure Main Office, 1086 Rainey St., Gainesville. 770-535-8280.

Local Community and Business Fair, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Alanta Highway, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 151 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.