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Feb. 5-11
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This week

Lend a Hand 2 Our Furry Friends, Suwanee. Buffet, mini adoption, raffle and live music. 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jeffreys Sports Bar, 105 Horizon Drive, Suwanee. $10 admission from 6 to 9 p.m. includes buffet; adoption fee is $70 per animal and includes spay/neuter and shots. 678-934-0585.

Book signing, Gainesville. Gloria Stargel will sign "My Anchor holds  The Difference Jesus Makes." 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Frames You-Nique, downtown Gainesville square. Free to attend. 770-532-7074.

Public Foreign Policy Discussion Group, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 23, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or

Valentine's dance, Gainesville. For Special Olympics participants and their families. Disc jockey and light refreshments. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville Civic Center ballroom, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-844-8162.

Welcome Table, Cumming. Lasagna dinner and book signing and lecture by photojournalist Linda Schaefer, who was the last person to interview Mother Teresa. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway, Cumming. Dinner, $4 children, $6 adults; program, $5 per person. 770-887-2900, ext. 213 or


Liberty Belle flights, Atlanta. World War II B-17 bomber. Feb. 14-15 and 21-22. Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta. $430; reservations required. 918-340-0243.  

Valentine's in the Garden, Atlanta. See "Orchid Daze: Gorgeous Meets Glass" and sample beverages and chocolate desserts. 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. $25 per person, $40 for couples. 404-8776-5859.

Speakeasy Dinner and Dancing Club, Atlanta. Benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Spina Bifida Clinic. 1920s-themed dinner with entertainment and dancing. 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $125-$250. 404-250-5437.

World Thinking Day 2009, Gainesville. Exhibits created by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia feature various countries. 9 a.m. Feb. 28, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. $2. 706-548-7297.