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For the week of July 30-Aug. 5
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This week

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

Large dog adoption, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 770-532-6617 or

Car Show, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 Enota Drive, Gainesville. $15 to register a car; admission is free. Breakfast $5. 770-532-2428.

"Believe It or Not- A View From the Tower," Lawrenceville. Learn about the relationship between tower workers and pilots. Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.; program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. Free aircraft and vehicle parking. 404-314-7573 or

Rockin' to the Oldies, Gainesville. South Hall Rotary Club. Live music by Riverside, dancing, food and live and silent auctions. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NW, Gainesville. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Benefits South Hall Rotary community projects and Georgia Mountain Food Bank. 770-535-7880, ext. 21.

Miss Right to Life of Georgia Scholarship & Benefit Pageant, Gainesville. Benefits Georgia Right to Life. Various age categories, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, John S. Burd Center, Brenau University, 429 Academy Street, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children and seniors, $3 age 2 and younger free. 404-435-5244.

Iron Cross Ceremony, Toccoa. Ceremony to honor James Memory Crump for his service in the Confederacy. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Prospect United Methodist Church, Prospect Church Road, Toccoa.

Ballroom Dancing.... Dancing Like a Star!, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, Latin, swing and Western dance. Dance lesson, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NW, Gainesville. $5 per person for lessons; dance free for first time visitors. 770-845-4463.


Atlanta Model Train and Railroad Artifact Show and Sale, Norcross. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $7 adults, free for children age 12 and younger. 813-949-7197.

Rabies clinic & flea dip, Gainesville. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for inoculations. Flea dips for dogs only. 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15, Humane Society of Hall County, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $10 rabies shot, $5 per dog for flea dips. 770-532-6617 or

Car & Bike Show, Athens. Benefits Friends of Advantage. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29, The Varsity, 1000 W. Broad St., Athens. $10 registration. 706-296-8086, 706-614-6143 or 706-201-6724.


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


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


Southern Living Idea House tours, Dahlonega. Tour the house featured in August's Southern Living. 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.