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Etc. events
For the week of May 28-June 3
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This week

WINE U, Dahlonega. Explore wines of Campiania, Puglia and Sicily. 4 p.m. Saturday, Montaluce Estate and Vineyards, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. $25. Reservations required. 866-991-VINO or 706-867-4060.

Ballroom Dancing ... Dancing Like a Star!, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Hustle dance lesson, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Lessons, $5. 770-845-4463. 


Special Mini Adoption, Gainesville. Humane Society of Hall County. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6, Starbucks, 821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. $70 adoption fee includes spay or neuter and shots. 770-532-6617 or


Georgia Fine Wine Festival, Dahlonega. Artist demonstrations, wine samples, food tastings and live music by the Kip Dockery Quartet. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 7, Blackstock Winery, 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega. $35 one-day ticket; $50 two-day ticket. Reservations recommended. Age 21 and older only; picture ID required. 706-219-2789, ext. 223.


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.


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.


After Hours at the library: Online Genealogy, Gainesville. Learn how to use Galileo's Heritage Quest and Ancestry Plus to find census records, birth, marriage and death records. 5:30 p.m. to midnight June 12, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. $10 includes drinks and light supper. Register by June 10. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.


Lanierland Old Car Club show, Oakwood. Open to cars 1983 and older. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.



"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.