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Etc. events
For the week of Jan. 14-20
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This week


AARP Driver Safety Program classes, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. Must attend both sessions. Reservations required. 770-538-4816.

Gainesville Singles Dance, Gainesville. Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and DJ. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, American Legion, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $10.

Community CPR/First Aid Class, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. Registration required. 770-532-8453, ext. 16.

Atlanta Boat Show, Atlanta. Through Sunday, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Hall C, Atlanta. $9 adults, $5 youth age 13-15, free for kids age 12 and younger. 954-441-3227.

Upcoming

Tools of the Trade Workshop, Cleveland. Learn how to write an effective resume, dress for an interview, start your own business and other job-getting skills. 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 23, Saint Paul the Apostle parish hall, intersection of Hulsey Road and Ga. 75, Cleveland. Free. 706-865-0665.

Mountain Memories Bridal Event, Dahlonega. Food samples, prizes, wedding fashion show. Noon-5 p.m. Jan. 24, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. $8 per person at the door; tickets buy one, get one free online if purchased by Friday. 706-969-2979 or 706-265-8500.

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class, Gainesville. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25-26, The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. Registration required. 770-532-8453, ext. 16.

Green Life Expo, Athens. More than 75 "green" exhibitors highlighting environmentally friendly products and services. Jan. 29-30, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. 706-357-4506.

Lay Responder CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor class, Gainesville. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. Registration required. 770-532-8453, ext. 16.  

Northeast Georgia Writers Conferences, Gainesville. Feb. 3: Cecil Murphey; April 7, Julie Garmon; Aug. 4, Amy Wallace; Oct. 6, Sandra Brim. Workshops are 1-3 p.m. at 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 holmeslynda@bellsouth.net.

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.

Martinis and IMAX, Atlanta. Cash bar, DJ and IMAX movies. "Wild Ocean" showing through March 26; "Van Gogh: Brush with Genius" and "The Old Man and the Sea" showing through March 31. 6:30-11 p.m. Fridays, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. Included with IMAX ticket, specially priced at $12. $7 cover charge without IMAX ticket. 404-929-6400. 

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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