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For the week of May 14-20
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This week

Funky Prom, Clarkesville. Come dancing at the prom you wished you had attended in high school. Wear your tackiest outfit. Ballroom, rock & roll, line dancing and country western music. 8 p.m. Friday. 157 Mary Street, Clarkesville. $10 per person. 706-754-5989.

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. Saturday, Tiger Mountain Vineyard, 2592 Old Highway 441, Tiger. Reservations required by Monday. $20 at the door. 706-782-4777 or tigerwine@windstream.net.

Petapalooza, Suwanee. Pet party with dog agility, Frisbee and Flyball demonstrations, pet contests, pet adoptions, vendors and live music. Dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, iguanas and people welcome. Pets must be on a leash. Saturday, Town Center Park, intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee. Free. 770-945-8996.

Quilting demonstration, Clarkesville. The Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild will be demonstrating and displaying quilts at the Mountain Laurel Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, porch of Mauldin House, Clarkesville. Free. 864-647-7130.

Potluck luncheon and fashion show, Clarkesville. The Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild will be hosting a potluck lunch and show off what members made to wear. Noon Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Clarkesville. Bring a dish to share. 706-778-5944. 

Motorcycle run, Clermont. Run, food, vendors and door prizes to benefit My Sister's Place. Registration begins at 9 a.m., last bike out at 11 a.m., last bike in at 3 p.m. Saturday, Clermont Gym Park, 639 Main Street, Clermont. $20 one bike, rider includes t-shirt; $10 for additional rider; $5 for extra poker hand. Prizes for best, worst hand. 770-967-8996, richinlife@att.net, 706-677-3459 or lark3@alltel.net.

Upcoming

Scrap-a-palooza, Oakwood. Limited space. Bring photos and scrapbook materials. Drinks, snacks and tables provided. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23, 1 to 5 p.m. May 24, Blackshear Place Branch Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. $15. Preregister. Bring extra money if you would like kits, supplies or order-in meals. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.

 

WINE U, Dahlonega. Explore wines of Campiania, Puglia and Sicily with bold charachter and distinctive Italian slant. 4 p.m. May 30, Montaluce Estate and Vineyards, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. $25 per person. Reservations required. 866-991-VINO or 706-867-4060.

 

Instant piano for hopelessly busy people,  Clarkesville. A beginning class in chord piano where students learn all the chords to play pop songs without reading notes. 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 11, North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville. To register call 706-754-7716.

 

100th Anniversary Celebration of our Confederate Monument "Old Joe," Gainesville. Refreshments will be provided. 2 p.m. June 7, Gainesville square, Gainesville. Sponsored by the General James Longstreet Chapter 46 United Daughters of the Confederacy. 770-932-0178.

 

Ongoing

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 mbruce@batescarter.com.

"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.

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