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Etc. events
For the week of Sept. 3-9
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This week

Teen driving class, Oakwood. For ages 14-16. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. Preregistration required. 770-535-8290 or

AARP Driver Safety Program, Flowery Branch. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Avita Community Partners, 4331 Thurmond Tanner Road, Flowery Branch. Reservations required. 770-967-1188.


Sportsman's Feast, Flowery Branch. Food, exhibits, seminars and prizes. Speaker Ed Litton, executive producer of "One 80 Outdoors." 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. $10. 770-534-7058.

Diabetes 101, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. $15 in advance, $20 after Friday. Breakfast and lunch included. 888-342-2383, ext. 3166.

AARP Driver Safety Program, Cumming. 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Northside Hospital — Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming. Reservations required. 770-343-9500.

Gainesville Singles Dance, Gainesville. For ages 35 and older. Cash bar, disc jockey, hors d'oeuvres and dancing. 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 12, American Legion, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $10 cover charge.

Learning Relaxation/Stress Management Skills Workshop, Turnerville. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12, Panther Brook Spiritual Center, 1000 Panther Brook Lane,  Turnerville. Free. Reservations required. 706-754-7488.

TNA Wrestling, Gainesville. Featuring AJ Styles of Gainesville and other wrestlers. 5 p.m. Sept. 13, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. $20-$35. 770-534-8420.

Book signing, Dahlonega. Author Olivia H. Robinson will sign "Hockenhull Gold." 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Lumpkin County Library, 342 Courthouse Hill, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3668.

Ride for the Wounded, Jasper. 11 a.m. Sept. 19, with registrationat at 9:30 a.m. Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Rideshare parking lot, 500 Stegall Drive, Jasper. $25 per bike or $10 per passenger. Benefits Silver Star Families of America. Motorcycles and street-legal vehicles can participate.  706-299-1253 or

Meet the Candidates, Homer. Candidates for November 2009 election. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24, Banks County Recreation Center, 607 Thompson St., Homer. Free. 706-677-2108 or

AARP Driver Safety Program, Dawsonville. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Dawson County Public Library, 342 Allen St., Dawsonville. Reservations required. 770-344-3690.


Beginning Mainstream Square Dance lessons, Gainesville. Lakeshore Squares square dance club. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. First three lessons free; $3 beginning Sept. 14. 404-372-6707. 

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


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.