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Etc. events
For the week of May 7-13
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This week

Ludlow Porch, Cleveland. White County Historical Society. The radio humorist will speak, 7:30 p.m. today, Courthouse Museum, downtown Cleveland Square.   

Maranatha Christian Academy live and silent auction, Oakwood. Saturday: Barbecue dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; silent auction, noon-2 p.m.; live auction, 2-3 p.m. $6 for barbecue. Maranatha Christian Academy, 5135 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-536-6334.

Kennel Caper & Rabies Clinic, Gainesville. Radio personality Bill Wilson will be locked in a dog kennel until $12,721 is raised for the Humane Society of Hall County. DJ, raffles, food. 8 a.m. Saturday, with Mobile Veterinary Service rabies clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Gainesville Super Walmart parking lot, 400 Shallowford Road, Gainesville. $10 for rabies shots. 770-532-6617.

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


Free admission to Northeast Georgia History Center, Gainesville. In observance of Mother's Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free for all visitors. 770-297-5900.


Car show, Gainesville. Benefits programs for veterans. For cars manufactured through 1992. Registration, 8 a.m. to noon; show through 3 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-967-9266 or 770-718-7676.


High Tea in the Garden, Atlanta. Sun in my Belly will offer tea, sandwiches and other dainty foods. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. $50 includes meal and garden admission. $35 members. 404-876-5859.


Tenth Anniversary of the Better Hometown Community Designation, Flowery Branch. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal will speak; Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Niekro will present awards. Reservations required. 6 p.m. Monday, The Flowery Branch Depot, downtown Flowery Branch. 770-967-6378.


Forum, Gainesville. Harris Blackwood will speak on Georgia politics. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sports Hall of Fame, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 770-297-5900.


Zell Miller, Gainesville. Former Ga. Senator Zell Miller will present his book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Amazing Grace Christian Store, Publix Shopping Center, 1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-531-0296.


Awakening of the Vines, Tiger. Release of the 2008 Petit Manseng, wine and cheese tastings. For age 21 and older. Noon to 3 p.m. May 16, Tiger Mountain Vineyard, 2592 Old Highway 441, Tiger. Reservations required by Monday. $20 at the door. 706-782-4777 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

"Portraits in Gray: A Collection of Civil War Photography," Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 27, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, members free. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 770-297-5900.