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For the week of July 9-15
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This week

AARP Driver Safety Program, Flowery Branch and Gainesville. Licensed drivers age 26 and older can participate. Earn a certificate that can reduce insurance premiums. 8 a.m. today, Avita, 4331 Thurmon Tanner Road, Flowery Branch; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus, 675 White Sulfur Road, Flowery Branch. $14; $12 for AARP members. 770-538-4816.


Rabies Clinic & Flea Dip, Oakwood. Hall County Humane Society. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies shots. Dogs must be at least 6 months old for flea dip; cats cannot be dipped. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sam's Wholesale Club, 3829 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Rabies shots, $10; flea dip, $5. 770-532-6617 or


Lakeshore Mall Car, Truck and Bike Show, Gainesville. Classic cars, hot rods, mini trucks and customized European vehicles. Live bands. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free; $25 per car to show. 678-617-5262 or

Learning Relaxation Skills Workshop, Turnerville. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Panther Brook Spiritual Center, 1000 Panther Brook Lane, Turnerville. Free; reservations required. 706-754-7488.


Heirloom Tomato Festival, Clarkesville. Taste tests, live music, craft vendors, food. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19, Glen-Ella Springs Inn and Meeting Place, 1789 Bear Gap Road, Clarkesville. $5. 706-754-7295.




Toastmasters, Gainesville. Improve your public speaking skills. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays,  Jacobs Building at Brenau University, 340 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 770-294-6059 or


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


"Rescuing a Piece of Romantic History," Dahlonega. Collection of "sweetheart" jewelry from overseas service members. Through July 31, The Dahlonega Gold Museum, 1 Public Square, Dahlonega. $3.50-$5. 706-864-2257.


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.