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For the week of March 10-16
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This week

Pulling for a Cure, Gainesville. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. Door prizes, food and drinks from Texas Roadhouse. Greg Cochran will attempt to pull a Ford F150 hand-over-hand to break a world record. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Greene Ford, 2365 Browns Bridge Road SW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-5620.


"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 19, The NV Lounge, 116 Bradford St., Gainesville. 678-943-8757.

"A Taste of the Mountains," Dahlonega. Sample food from more than 20 area restaurants. 6-8 p.m. March 24, Lumpkin County High School, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega. $15 adults, $5 children age 5-12, free for kids 4 and younger. 706-265-9212.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Gainesville. For all drivers, but especially senior drivers. Inside class; lecture video and discussion. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25, East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Road, Gainesville. $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers. Registration required. 678-450-1540.

"How to Tell the Greatest Story Never Told - Yours," Gainesville. Northeast Georgia Writers. Lauretta Hannon, author of "The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life," will speak. 1-3 p.m. April 6, Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. $25 nonmembers. Preregistration required. 770-519-7279 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.