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For the week of Jan. 21-27
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This week

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. to noon Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Monday-Tuesday, The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. Registration required. 770-532-8453, ext. 16.

American Business Women's Association, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Tuesday and the fourth Tuesday of each month, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-967-3352. 

Great Decisions foreign policy meetings, Flowery Branch. Meetings to discuss U.S. foreign policy. 6-7:30 p.m. Monday through March 8, 3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch. 770-967-9749.


Live Active Live Well Wellness Expo, Gainesville. Live music, food, educational seminars and wellness screenings. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28, The Holbrook, 3319 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-207-2345. 

Night of Laughter, Gainesville. Benefit for Habitat for Humanity's Hall County High featuring comedian David Ferrell. 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St., Gainesville. $50. 678-450-5998.

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

Eighth annual Warm Hearts and Cold Noses Valentine's Gala, Atlanta. Benefits Happy Tails pet therapy association. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 6, Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd. NE, Atlanta. $60 single ticket/$100 couple for members, $75 single ticket, $140 couple nonmembers. 770-740-8211.

Mom Expo, Braselton. Now seeking exhibitors for one-day conference focusing on moms and families.March 13, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. To be a presenter or exhibitor, call Julie King, 770-5336593.


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

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.