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For the week of July 16-22
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This week

Greenhaven show house, Marietta. Tour this eco-friendly decorator show house. Eco-pet suite, fly fishing room, green home theater, women's study and "green" kitchen. Today-Aug. 9, Greenhaven, 2380 Chelsea Landing Way, Marietta. $20 online, $25 at the door. Benefits Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. 404-492-5508.

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

Veteran's Park dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, Lula. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Veterans Park, corner of Athens St. and Main St., Lula. 770-869-3801.  


Hot dog picnic, Jefferson. Jackson County Historical Society. "The Ethridge Home Movies" will be screened. 6 p.m. July 23, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson. $15 per person, $25 per family. 706-654-9066.

Alternative Healing Program, Oakwood. Information on acupuncture, "intuitive" healing, natural remedies and alternative medicine for people and pets. 2 p.m. July 26, Blackshear Place Branch Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.


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.