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April 2-8
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This week

Craft Guild of Hall County meeting, Gainesville. Learn how to make decorative bows. 6 p.m. today, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311 ext. 114 or

Friday night dance, Clarkesville. Ballroom dancing and rock 'n' roll. 7 p.m. Friday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts education building, 157 Mary St., Clarkesville. $5. 706-754-5989.

Ballroom dancing, Gainesville. Includes waltz, foxtrot, Latin, swing, shag country/western. Monday: East coast Swing lesson, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5, free for first-time visitors. 770-845-4463 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. Friday, Gainesville State College Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free.


"The Story of SpaceShipOne," Lawrenceville. Book signing by author Dan Linehan. Saturday: pancake breakfast, 8 a.m., program starts at 10:30 a.m., Experimental Aircraft Association's Sport Aviation Center, 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. Free. 404-314-7573 or



Jewelry-making class, Gainesville. 6 p.m. April 16, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free for first class, supplies extra. 770-532-3311 ext. 114 or


Maranatha Christian Academy live and silent auction, Oakwood. Now accepting donations for May 2 event. Maranatha Christian Academy, 5135 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-536-6334.

Book signing, Gainesville. Ronda Rich signs copies of her new book, "What Southern Women Know About Faith." April 10: Noon-1:30 p.m., Amazing Grace Christian Store, 1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville; 2:30-4 p.m., Family Christian Stores, 662 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville. 770-531-0296.

How to Read and Understand Your Credit Report, Gainesville. Presented by Debbie Wilburn of the Cooperative Extension office. 1 p.m. April 21, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311 ext. 114 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.