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Etc. events
For the week of April 23-29
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This week

Health screenings, Gainesville. Life Line health screenings. Friday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 S. Enota Ave., Gainesville. 888-763-4164.

Candy Bombing, Flowery Branch. Candy will be dropped from the sky. 10:55 a.m. Saturday, 4034 Enterprise Way, Flowery Branch. 770-561-3060.

Book signing, Gainesville. Gloria Stargel will sign "My Anchor Holds." 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Books-a-Million, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free.


ReViving Your Classics, Gainesville. Furniture workshops, antique appraisal and estate sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Northeast Georgia History Center, Gainesville. $15 for appraisals; $5 for entry and one workshop; $10 for entry and three workshops; $15 for entry and all workshops. 770-297-5900 or


Health fair, Gainesville. Medical and dental screenings and health information for those in need. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Michael Catholic Church, 1440 Pearce Circle, Gainesville. Free.


Earth Day at Elachee, Gainesville. Work to improve the grounds of Elachee or take a hike with an Elachee staff naturalist. Bring lunch. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Activities free for volunteers; $5 adults, $3 children for others. Includes museum admission. 770-535-1976.


Confederate Memorial Day Commemoration, Gainesville. Gen. James Longstreet Chapter No. 46 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. 2 p.m. Sunday, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-983-7359.


Book signing, Gainesville. Episcopal priest and Piedmont College professor of religion Barbara Brown Taylor will lead a forum and sign books. Noon Sunday, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. $10 for event and lunch. 770-535-1976.


Old Fashioned Square Dance, Hiawassee. Open to spectators and dancers. 7 p.m. Mondays through May 5, Senior Center, two blocks off the Hiawassee square on Ga. 76, next to the Hiawassee courthouse. $1 donation. 706-896-1060 or


Bible and Old Book Repair Day, Gainesville. Bring books to get estimates on cost of repair or restoration. Books will be sent to the Bindery Co. in Roswell for repair to be picked up in two months at the library. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 116.


Viva La Diva, Gainesville. Spring fashion show and luncheon. Gainesville Newcomers. Wednesday, Chattahoochee Country Club, 3000 Club Drive, Gainesville. $22. 770-297-9364 or 678-450-4476.



Maranatha Christian Academy live and silent auction, Oakwood. Now accepting donations for May 9 event. Maranatha Christian Academy, 5135 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-536-6334.


Ham radio licensing class, Braselton. Tri-County Amateur Radio Club. Technician level class and official license FCC test. 8 a.m. May 9, Braselton Public Utilities Building, Braselton.



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