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This week

"Make Your Money Work For You," Gainesville. Preserving assets, reducing taxes on Social Security income, avoiding nursing home stays and other information about retirement. Seating is limited. 2 to 6 p.m. today, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. S.W., Gainesville. Free. Reservations required. (800) 596-5580.

Quilt Show, Cleveland. White County Historical Society. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today-Saturday and Oct. 18-20, Historic White County Courthouse Museum, downtown Cleveland square. $2 per person.

"The Journey WIthin," Gainesville. Lauren Artress, founder of the "labyrinth movement," will lead a workshop. Friday-Saturday, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. (770) 887-0051.

Chili Cook-Off, Lula. Games for children, food, crafts and horseshoe contest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Chili judging at noon. Main Street Gospel church, 6459 Main St., Lula. Free. (770) 869-9746.

Car Show, Lula. Antique tractors, trucks and cars 1937-82. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Clemons Chapel United Methodist Church, Ga. 52, Lula. $20 per vehicle for entry. (770) 869-7827 or (770) 983-7384.

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Cumming. Disaster planning information, pet therapy groups, canine good citizenship test. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Free. Some activities require fees. (770) 532-2222.

Book signing, Dahlonega. Former governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller will sign "The Miracle of Brasstown Valley." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the gazebo adjoining the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and the downtown Dahlonega square. Free. (706) 864-5619.

Jackson County Historical Society meeting, Athens. Milton Leathers III will lecture on Abraham Baldwin and Franklin College. Linda Aaron will lead a "ramble" to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Old College building, University of Georgia, Athens. (706) 757-3750 or e-mail

Life Chain, Gainesville. Anti-abortion prayer chain. Signs will be provided. No usage of personal signs permitted. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, intersection of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewel parkways, Gainesville. Free. (770) 535-1413 or Gainesville Care Center.


The Dogs of Hall, Gainesville. Dog show with categories for full breeds, mixed breeds, dogs 10 and older and 1 and younger. Benefits the Humane Society of Hall County. Preregistration at noon, show begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Space is limited. Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $20 per dog in advance, $25 per dog day of event. (770) 532-6617.

Harvest of Hope, Gainesville. Food, celebration for breast cancer survivors and families. Concert by the "Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Survivors Choir." Preregistration required. Oct. 20, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. (770) 297-5700.

Coding Essentials: A Coding Workshop, Gainesville. Open to medical staff as well as the general public interested in learning medical coding. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. N.E., Gainesville. MRP members $95, nonmembers $165. For a registration form send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mountain Regional Physicians LLC, P.O. Box 907926, Gainesville, GA 30501 or call (770) 967-5494.

Taste of Atlanta, Atlanta. Atlanta area restaurants will offer food samples, chefs will demonstrate cooking techniques. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Atlantic Station, 17th Street, downtown Atlanta. $25-$50 in advance, $35-$60 at the event.


"Beyond the Presidency: 25 Years of The Carter Center," Atlanta. Highlights President Carter’s humanitarian work. Museum includes an exact replica of the Oval Office, a formal dinner setting from the White House and the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to President Carter in 2002. Through Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 4:45 p.m. Sundays, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. $8 adults, $6 for seniors age 60 and older and students with IDs, free for age 16 and younger. (404) 865-7114.

Georgia’s Historic Courthouses, Hiawassee. Exhibit featuring 132 county courthouses listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Through Oct. 30, Towns County Courthouse, downtown Hiawassee. (404) 651-5181 or e-mail

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, Lawrenceville. 90-minute walking, guided tour through downtown Lawrenceville. 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, meets beside Lil’ River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. $12 adults, $9 children. (678) 407-6690.

Old Courthouse Museum Open House, Cleveland. Antique jewelry display, military room, history and genealogy research. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Old Courthouse, downtown Cleveland square. Free.

Farmers Market, Dahlonega. Produce from Lumpkin County and adjacent counties. Honey, jam, jelly, herbs, plants, dried flowers and garden seeds. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through October. Hancock Park, one block from downtown square in Dahlonega. Free to attend, $10 per month permit to sell. (706) 864-6133.

Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. Fresh produce, plants, cut flowers, jams and jellies. 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays until all goods are sold. The market is located on the corner of East Crescent Drive and Jesse Jewel Parkway, near Interstate 985 Exit 24. Free to attend. (770) 535-8293.

Suwanee Farmers Market, Suwanee. Vendors are welcome. Saturday, Town Center Park, Suwanee. (770) 945-8996.