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Etc. events
Feb. 12-18
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This week

Cherokee presentation, Cleveland. Learn about the Cherokee history of White County. Noon Tuesday, Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 706-969-1446 or 706-896-1060. 

Liberty Belle flights, Atlanta. World War II B-17 bomber. Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 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. Saturday, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. $25 per person, $40 for couples. 404-876-5859.

Valentine's Dinner and Dance, Lawrenceville. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. $75 per couple. Reservations due today. 770-822-5450.

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. Sunday, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $125-$250. 404-250-5437.

Learn and Dance, Sautee. Contra dancing and live music. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Community Hall, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $3 adults. Children age 12 and younger free. 706-878-3300.

Upcoming

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

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.

Gainesville Woman of Distinction luncheon, Gainesville. Honors Frances Mathis; benefits Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Former Gov. Zell Miller will give the presentation and Lydia Sartain will be Mistress of Ceremonies. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $40; reservations required. 770-536-8656.

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