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Etc. events
For the week of Dec. 10-16
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This week

Book signing, Sautee. Emory Jones will sign "Distant Voices: The Story of the Sautee Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound." 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.  

Falcons host Toys for Tots toy drive, Buford. Falcons players will sign autographs in exchange for the donation of new, unwrapped toys. Benefits 6-8 p.m. Monday, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788.

Upcoming

Cow Patty Bingo, Homer. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19, softball field behind Banks County Library, 226 Ga. 51 S, Homer. $25. 706-677-2108.

Ongoing

Southern Living Idea House tours, Dahlonega. Tour the house featured in August's Southern Living. Decorated for Christmas. Benefits the Holly Theater. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20. Achasta, 150 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega. $5. 706-867-1660.

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. $3; first three lessons free. 404-372-6707. 

Toastmasters, Gainesville. Improve your public speaking skills. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays. Downstairs radio production room, Jacobs Building, Brenau University, 340 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 678-469-2777 or gainesvilletoastmasters@yahoo.com

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

Tasteful Tuesdays, Gainesville. Get a taste of food, drinks or services from downtown businesses. Noon Tuesdays. Downtown Gainesville square. Free.

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