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For the week of April 9-15
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This week

Smith House Family History Celebration, Dahlonega. The Smith House will serve food made from old recipes and visitors can share memories of the restaurant. 6 p.m. today, The Smith House, 84 S. Chestatee St., Dahlonega. $20 per person. Reservations required. 706-867-6000.

Book signing, Gainesville. Ronda Rich signs copies of her new book, "What Southern Women Know About Faith." Friday: 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. 

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

Benefit car and motorcycle show, Flowery Branch. For a local family in need. Food and drinks will be available. 10 a.m. Saturday, People's Baptist Church, 6182 McEver Road, Flowery Branch. Donation. 770-889-3730.

National Library Week, Gainesville. Storytimes, computer classes, book signing and "Healthy Houseplants" seminar, various times and days at Hall County Libraries. Sunday-April 18. 770-532-3311.


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


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

Cruise-in and parade, Murrayville. 10 a.m. April 25; parade starts at 11 a.m. Free. 770-534-7952.


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.



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 

Northeast Georgia History Center, Gainesville. Exhibits and events focusing on the history of Northeast Georgia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, free for members and children age 5 and younger. 770-297-5900.