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For the week of Feb. 24-March 2
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This week

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. today, 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. Friday, 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. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-754-3254.

Anniversary Celebration, Gainesville. The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society. Guest speaker Jean Cyriaque. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Fair Street Neighborhood Community Center, 715 Fair St., Gainesville.

Rabies and Wellness Clinic, Oakwood. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Rabies shots, annual vaccinations, micro-chipping and flea and tick control. No appointments needed. Puppies and kittens must be at least three months old for rabies vaccinations. "Pints for Pets" blood drive to benefit LifeSouth will be at the event. 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Hayes Chrysler Dodge, 3115 Frontage Road, Oakwood. $10 per shot, $20 per microchip. 770-532-6617 or

Dog training classes, Gainesville. "Manners and More." Seven-week class. 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $112. Dogs adopted from a shelter will receive a 25 percent discount. Register by Tuesday. 770-967-7838.


"An Old School Dance and Community Night Party," Gainesville. Rick "MusicMan" Gallon & The Groove Theory Band, Jeffrey "JC Baby" Charles and Songstress Ki Ki. March 4 and 19, The NV Lounge, 116 Bradford St., Gainesville. 678-943-8757. 

Beans and Greens supper, Lula. 5-7 p.m. March 5, Clemons Chapel U.M.C., Ga. 52 W., Lula. $5 per person; carry-out available. 770-983-3080 or 770-983-7384.

Ballroom dancing, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Waltz, foxtrot, Latin, swing, shag, hustle, country/Western and line dances. Cha cha lessons, 6:30 p.m., regular dance, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. $10 per person. 770-536-0015.


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.