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For the week of Dec. 4-10
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Chonda Pierce, a Christian comedian performs Feb. 9 at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville.

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This week

Downtown by Candlelight, Gainesville. Horse and carriage rides, Santa and special deals in downtown stores. 5 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11 and 18, downtown Gainesville. 770-297-1141.

Yuletide Festival, Sautee. Bring holiday cookies. Santa, tree lighting. Community dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Dinner, $5 adults, $3 children age 11 and younger. Bring five food items and adult dinners are $3. Benefits White County Department of Family and Children Services and Northeast Georgia Food Bank. 706-878-3300.

Antique market, Flowery Branch. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Flowery Branch Antiques, 5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. 404-510-0490 or e-mail.

Book signing, Gainesville. “Wolves” by Robyn Hood Black. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Hall Book Exchange, 1854 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-718-1233. Story

Tour of Homes, Hoschton. Benefits Eagle Ranch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Reunion subdivision, 5620 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton. 770-965-6144.

Large dog adoption, Flowery Branch. Adopt a dog and get your holiday picture taken. Benefits the Humane Society of Hall County. Photos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Photos, $9.95. 770-532-6617 or e-mail.

A Crimson and Cream Affair, Gainesville. Semi-formal attire. Dinner included. Music by disc jockey Uncle Joe. Presented by the Hall County chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville. $20. 678-524-5172 or e-mail.

Singles meet and greet dance, Gainesville. DJ, cash bar; dressy or business attire. 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, American Legion, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. For ages 30-60. $10. 706-864-5484.

Reindog Parade, Atlanta. Bring your dog dressed in holiday attire to compete for awards, participate in a parade, see demonstrations and get pet training advice. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. $10 per dog, plus garden admission for people. $12 adults, $9 seniors and children ages 3-17, free for children age 2 and younger and garden members. 404-876-5859.

Traditions of Braselton home tour, Braselton. Tour of six decorated homes; shuttle provided. Benefits Amanda House. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, off Ga. 124, Braselton. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of event. 770-965-3845.

Upcoming

Christmas open house, Dahlonega. Mulled wines, snacks and door prizes. Dec. 12, Naturally Georgia, Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 90 Public Square N, Suite D, Dahlonega. 706-864-0832.

Christmas Tour of Historic Homes, Maysville. Tour of five homes. 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. $15, tickets can be purchased at city hall or Fat Finch Cafe, or on the day of the event, the Maysville Library. 706-652-3799.

Martial Arts open house, Flowery Branch. See martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun Kung Fu and a children’s class. Yoga, massage therapy, raffle and games for kids. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13, Phoenix Martial Arts Academy, 6105 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. Free. 770-965-3467.

Pet adoption, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 404-358-4498 or e-mail.

Sleigh Bell Tour, Dahlonega. Self-guided tour of Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns. Tours and refreshments at each stop. 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 14, various inns in Dahlonega. Tickets may be purchased at the Dahlonega Welcome Center, 13 S. Park St., Dahlonega. $12. 706-864-3513 or Bed & Breakfast Inns of Dahlonega.

Ring in the New Year with Montaluce, Dahlonega. Dancing, fireworks and a Prosecco toast at midnight. 6 or 8:30 p.m. seatings Dec. 31, Montaluce Estates and Vineyard, Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. Reservations required. $85 per person for 6 p.m. seating, $125 per person for 8:30 seating. 706-867-4060.

Chicken Drop New Year’s Eve Bash, Gainesville. Dance music, hors d’oeuvres, balloon drop, breakfast buffet and champagne toast. Cash bar. Reservations recommended. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Ticket prices until Sunday: $30 per person, $50 per couple, $180 for a table of eight. 770-531-2394.

Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration, Atlanta. Inflatable jumping toys, basketball throw, face painting and balloon art during the day. Singer Julianne Hough, fireworks and Peach Drop at midnight. Noon to 4 a.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. SW, Atlanta. Free. 404-523-2311.

Ongoing

Sautee Seniors at the Center, Sautee. Covered dish lunch. Bring your own utensils; water and coffee provided. First Tuesday of each month, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-878-3300.

Funny Fridays, Lawrenceville. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Fridays, Aurora Theatre Discovery Point Studio Theatre, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $15. 678-226-6222.

Martinis & IMAX, Atlanta. Martinis, dinner options and special IMAX film screenings. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. Reservations recommended. $15 admission includes film ticket. Those not seeing a film can enter for $7 cover charge. 404-929-6400.

Thursday Book Club, Gainesville. “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Second Thursday of each month. 6 p.m. Dec. 11, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St. NE, Gainesville. Free; registration recommended. 770-532-3311, ext. 116.

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