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Etc. events
For the week of Feb. 3-9
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This week

Ballroom dancing, Gainesville. Cha Cha lessons at 6:30 p.m.; regular dance, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. $10. per person. $30 to join Lanier Dance Club. 770-536-0015.

Forum, Gainesville. "Law Enforcement in Hall County, GA 1818-2010." William Langdon will speak. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free for members, $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900.

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


Prelude to Valentine's Day, Sautee. New wine Cioccolato Bello will be avaiable for tasting. Includes a glass of wine of your choice, hors d'oeuvres by Sweet Breads Catering and Events and entertainment by Monica Spears. Choice of 5 or 7 p.m. seating, Feb. 12, Yonah Mountain Vineyards tasting room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. $15 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required. 706-878-5522.

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

Night of Laughter, Gainesville. Benefits Hall County Habitat High. Featuring comedian and magician Mark Robinson. Barbecue sandwiches and brunswick stew served at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 17, Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St., Gainesville. $50 per person. 678-450-5998.

Hall County Trivia Tournament, Gainesville. Benefits the Guest House. Trivia; dinner and drinks available for purchase. Registration, 6:30 p.m.; trivia, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Gainesville Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $10 per player. Children age 10 and younger free. Maximum of 8 players per team. 770-535-1487 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.