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March 19-25
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This week

Taste of the Vine  Toasting the Future, Gainesville. Wine tasting, music and silent auction. 6 to 8 p.m. today, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $35. 770-297-1222 or

Author reading, Demorest. Reginald McKnight, author of "I Get on the Bus." 4 p.m. today, Stewart Hall, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Free.

Hidden Treasures auction, Sautee. Benefits the Sautee Nachoochee Community Association. Live and silent auctions, food, wine, music and dancing. 6 p.m. Saturday, Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly St., Cornelia. $30 per person, $50 per couple. 706-878-3300.

Wine Highway Weekend, Northeast Georgia. Progressive tasting at North Georgia's farm wineries and affiliates. Saturday and Sunday. $20, collected at first winery visited.

Atlanta Pen Show, Atlanta. See different styles of vintage and modern pens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Crowne Plaza Hotal Atlanta Perimeter NW, 6345 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770-955-1700. $7, children younger than 12 free with adult.  

Congress on the Square, Commerce. Staff members of Rep. Paul Broun's office will answer questions about federal issues. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Georgia Bank, 1989 Historic Homer Highway, Commerce. Free. 202-225-4101.


Paula Poundstone, Athens. 9 p.m. March 26, Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas, St., Athens. 706-357-4506. $10-$40.

Truett-McConnell presidential inauguration, Cleveland. Emir Caner will be inaugurated as the eighth president of Truett-McConnell College. Johnny Hunt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak. 9:30 a.m. March 26, Truett-McConnell College gym, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 

Health Fair, Gainesville. Organized by the Hall County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28, parking lot of Featherbone Communiversity, 1001 Chestnut St., Gainesville. Free. 678-524-5172 or


Toastmasters meeting, Gainesville. Public speaking. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Jacobs Building, Brenau University, corner of Academy and Green streets, Gainesville. 770-532-1630, ext. 218 or 

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