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Etc. events
Feb. 19-25
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This week

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

Toastmasters meeting, Gainesville. Toastmasters of Gainesville public speaking class. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, various locations. 770-532-1630, ext. 218 or

Contra dance, Sautee. Kids' dance, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; potluck, 6:30 p.m.; community dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Kids' dance free; community dance, $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, children age 7 and younger free with adult. 706-754-3254.

Liberty Belle flights, Atlanta. World War II B-17 bomber. Saturday-Sunday. Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta. $430; reservations required. 918-340-0243.  

A Taste of Athens, Athens. Sample food from more than 50 Athens restaurants. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $45 general admission; $75 VIP tickets. 

Book signing, Gainesville. Gloria Stargel will sign "My Anchor Holds - The Difference Jesus Makes." 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-6307.

Ballroom demonstration, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Chattahoochee Country Club, 3000 Club Drive, Gainesville. Reservations required. 770-531-7800.


Northeast Georgia Healthy Marriage Initiative, Gainesville. Community project presentation and lunch. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, Peach State Bank & Trust, 325 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. Make reservations by Monday. 770-502-3336 or

"Key Ingredients: America by Food," Dahlonega. The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit featuring food-themed art and interactive exhibits. Feb. 28-April 11, Library Technology Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. Appalachian Studies Center or 706-864-1540.

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.