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Etc. events
For the week of Feb. 25-March 3
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This week

 

Forsyth Senior Expo, Cumming. Health screenings for blood pressure, osteoporosis, vision and hearing. Door prizes and refreshments. Limited availability. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Free. 770-781-2178 or smcamarillo@forsythco.com.

 

Allen Levi, Gainesville. Singing and storytelling. Benefits Our Neighbor. 6 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $60 per person, $100 per couple, $400 for a table of eight. Originally Feb. 13; rescheduled because of snow. 678-617-5527 or ourneighbor@bellsouth.net.

  

Ballroom Dancing, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Learn dances including the foxtrot, cha-cha, hustle and shag. Cha-cha lessons, 6:30 p.m.; regular dance, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. $10 per person. 770-845-4463.  

 

Upcoming

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.

Northeast Georgia Writers Conferences, Gainesville. 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.

American Business Women's Association, Gainesville. 6 p.m. 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. Mondays through March 8, 3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch. 770-967-9749.

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. 

"Poet's House: Byron Herbert Reece's Home from Farm to Heritage Center," Gainesville. Items from Reece's home and studio. Through March 27, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. 770-297-5900. 

Toastmasters, Gainesville. Improve your public speaking skills. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays. Jacobs Building Room 208, 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.

East Georgia Genealogy Society, Winder. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Betty Jo Maddox Community Room, The People's Bank Financial Center, 76 Broad St., Winder.

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

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