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This week

Essay reading, Demorest. Author Sherri Kling reads essays from "Finding Home: Rural Reflections on the Journey to Wholness." 5 p.m. today, Piedmont College Art Gallery, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. 706-778-3000.

Paula Poundstone, Athens. 9 p.m. today, 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. today, Truett-McConnell College gym, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 

Atlanta Boat, RV and Lifestyle Show, Norcross. Friday-Sunday, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $5 adults for weekend, free for ages 16 and younger. 770-279-9899.


Tour of Kitchens, Atlanta. Junior League of Atlanta. Saturday and Sunday, north metro Atlanta including Buckhead, Ansley Park, Morningside, Midtown, Vinings, Sandy Springs and parts of Dunwoody. $25, advance sales only.

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

Spring Fellowship Dance, Gainesville. American Legion Eugene Brown Post 521. Stand-up comic and best original old-school music contests. Disc Jockey Crystal Jukebox Sr. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $20. Semiformal. 770-539-2849.

"Get the Real Dirt on Clean and Rx for Healthy Living," Gainesville. Learn about alternatives to common household cleaners. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Georgia Mountains Center Theater, 301 Main St., Gainesville. Free.

"Stewardship of the Earth... Why Should We Care?," Gainesville. Energy conservation lecture, documentary and question and answer session. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 770-532-2977 or



"The Seeds to Success Lie in Education," Gainesville. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa will speak on his journey from undocumented immigrant to neurosurgeon. Lecture, reception and college fair. 8 p.m. April 3, Gainesville State College Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free.



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.