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For the week of Feb. 17-23
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This week

Heart Health seminar, Gainesville. Mary Louise Walker. 7-8 p.m. today, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 770-654-1310 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. today, Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St., Gainesville. $50 per person. 678-450-5998.

"Before Barack, After Obama" discussion, Dahlonega. The history and future of black leadership. 7:30-9 p.m. today, Library Technology Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega.

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. Saturday, 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

College Goal Sunday, Dahlonega. Get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Library Technology Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega.

Black History Month Community Conversation, Dahlonega. "Fifty Years of Civil Rights Progress in Education, Voting Rights and Community Relations." 7 p.m. Monday, Truth and Deliverance Outreach Ministries, 701 Main St., Gainesville. 678-971-4422.

Celebration of the Birth of President George Washington, Gainesville. Lyman Hall Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Washington Monument, corner of Washington St. and Green St., Gainesville.


Disability Day at the Capitol, Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal will address people with disabilities, their families and advocates. Rally will mark the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. 11 a.m. Feb. 24, Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St., Atlanta. Free. 404-657-2122.

"For the Kids" contra dance, Sautee. Easy to follow, friendly calling. 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 26, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free; donations welcome. 706-754-3254.

Contra Dance, Sautee. No partner or experience needed. Live music, easy to follow calling. Potluck supper, 6:30 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 26, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-754-3254.


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.