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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

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,, 706-677-3459 or


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.



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.