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For the week of Dec. 24-30
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Lawrenceville. New Year's Celebration. Dinner and tournament, dancing, Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight and continental breakfast. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. $69.95 adults, $35.95 children. 1-888-935-6878.

Jug Drop, Winder. Dance and contests. 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Barrow County Museum, 74 W. Athens St., Winder. Free. jugdrop@yahoo.com.

Chicken Drop, Gainesville. DJ music, cash bar, breakfast buffet, Champagne toast and balloon drop. Benefits Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1, Gainesville Civic Center. $55, couples $100, table of eight $420, VIP table of eight $500. 770-531-2394.

The Blue Angels in Pictures, Lawrenceville. Photographer Paul O'Mara, who traveled with The Blue Angels, a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight formation team. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, with breakfast at 8 a.m. EAA Sport Aviation Center, Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. 404-314-7573 or jlevine@bellsouth.net.

Dia de Reyes, Atlanta. Storytelling, music, food and family activities. 1-5 p.m. Jan. 3, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. Free. Museum admission $7. 404-814-4000.  

Ongoing

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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