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For the week of June 11-17
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This week

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. today, 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 Friday, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. $10 includes drinks and light supper. Register by June 10. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.


Rabies Clinic & Flea Dip, Gainesville. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies shots. Dogs older than 6 months can be dipped; cats cannot be dipped. Donate old newspapers at the event. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Humane Society of Hall County parking lot, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $10 rabies shot; $5 flea dip. 770-532-6617 or


Inaugural wine release, Dahlonega. White wines including 2008 Chardonnay, Viognier and rose will be available. Vineyard tours, farmers market, wine tastings and live music. Saturday-Sunday, Montaluce Winery & Estates, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. 866-991-8466 or


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


Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays, Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or




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


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 through Oct. 18, Achasta, 150 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega. $5. 706-867-1660.  


"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.