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For the week of June 4-10
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This week

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

Georgia Wine Country Festival, Dahlonega. Wine tastings, folk art, live music and silent auction. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega. $20 age 21 and older; $10 designated drivers or ages 13-20; age 12 and younger free. 706-865-9463.  

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. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Southern Living Idea House tours, Dahlonega. Tour the house that will be featured in Southern Living in August. Benefits the United Way of Dahlonega/Lumpkin County. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Saturday-Oct. 18, Achasta, 150 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega. $5. 706-867-1660.

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


East Georgia Genealogical Society meeting, Winder. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dunahoo Drugs Building, 35 W. Midland Ave., Winder. Free.




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. to 2 p.m. June 14, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.


Gainesville Singles Dance, Gainesville. For ages 35-59. Hors d'oeuvres, disc jockey and cash bar. 8 p.m. to midnight June 20, American Legion, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $10 cover.  




Toastmasters, Gainesville. Improve your public speaking skills. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, various locations. Free. 770-294-6059 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.