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Etc. events
For the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6
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This week

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. today, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. $69.95 adults, $35.95 children. 888-935-6878.

Jug Drop, Winder. Dance and contests. 8 p.m. to midnight today, Barrow County Museum, 74 W. Athens St., Winder. Free.

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

New Year's Eve , Clarkesville. Dance, 9 p.m. today, with breakfast at midnight, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts Education Building, 157 Mary St., Clarkesville. $10. 706-754-5989.

New Year's Day Tea, Tallulah Falls. 2 p.m. Friday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts gallery, 11785 U.S. 441 N, Tallulah Falls. Free. 706-754-5989.

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, will share his photos. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with breakfast at 8 a.m. EAA Sport Aviation Center, Briscoe Field, 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. 404-314-7573 or

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


Northeast Georgia Writers Conference, Gainesville. Cecil Murphey will teach the secrets of writing dialogue. 1-3 p.m. Feb. 3, Peach State Bank, Third floor, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Free for members; $25 preregistration required for nonmembers. No registration at the door. 770-297-0680 or


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

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

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