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How to submit your event

Fax: 770-532-0457
Mail: P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503

The deadline to have your event listed in Get Out is one week prior to publication.

This week

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

Christmas open house, Dahlonega. Mulled wines, snacks and door prizes. Friday, 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. Saturday. $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. Saturday, Phoenix Martial Arts Academy, 6105 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. Free. 770-965-3467.

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

Sleigh Bell Tour, Dahlonega. Self-guided tour of Dahlonega bed and breakfast inns. Tours and refreshments at each stop. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 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.


Regifting Gift Exchange, Gainesville. Senior citizens can bring a wrapped gift to trade and a dish to share. 11 a.m. Dec. 23, South Hall Community Center, 3494 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. 770-531-3953. 

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 Dec. 20: $30 per person, $55 per couple, $200 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.

Large dog adoption, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 3, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Humane Society of Hall or 770-532-6617.

Pancake breakfast, Gainesville. Wear pajamas or comfortable clothes. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, 1086 Rainey St., Gainesville. 700-535-8280.

Kitty Kindergarten, Gainesville. Training for cat owners. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10, Humane Society of Hall County, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $3. 770-532-6617.

Hoopdance workshop, Athens. Learn basic hoop dance moves. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Canopy Studio, 160 Tracy St., Athens. $25 per day or $60 for three sessions. 706-549-8501 or

Manners and More, Gainesville. Dog behavioral classes with Tracey Schowalter of Puppy Adept. Six-week course beginning 6:15 p.m. Jan. 13, Humane Society of Hall County, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $110, $82.50 for dogs with proof of adoption. 770-532-6617.

"Dancing White Stallions," Gainesville. Lipizzaner stallions. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Adults $22.50, seniors age 60 and older and children age 12 and younger $20.50. 770-534-8420.

Atlanta Boat Show, Atlanta. See boats, personal watercraft and marine accessories, attend boating and fishing seminars and kids' activities. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 14-16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta. Adults $9, $5 ages 13-15, free for children age 12 and younger. Opening day, tickets $5 for all ages. 954-441-3220.

Dancing with the Stars tour, Duluth. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $68-$128. Ticketmaster. 


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.