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For the week of May 21-27
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This week

Scrap-a-palooza, Oakwood. Limited space. Bring photos and scrapbook materials. Drinks, snacks and tables provided. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Magical Contra Dance, Sautee. Celtic and old-time music by The Elftones. Hank Morris will call the dances. Potluck supper, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $8 adults, $7 members, $4 students, age 7 and younger free with supervising adult. 706-754-3254 or


Memphis Barbecue Network contest, Gainesville. Benefits local student scholarships. Bluegrass bands, vendors and barbecue. May 30, Brenau University,. 770-534-6161 or


WINE U, Dahlonega. Explore wines of Campiania, Puglia and Sicily. 4 p.m. May 30, Montaluce Estate and Vineyards, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. $25. 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. Preregister. 706-754-7716.


100th Anniversary Celebration of Confederate monument "Old Joe," Gainesville. 2 p.m. June 7, Gainesville square, Gainesville. Sponsored by the Gen. James Longstreet Chapter 46 United Daughters of the Confederacy. 770-932-0178.



"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.