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Etc. events
For the week of March 11-17
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This week

 

Mom Expo 2010, Braselton. Exhibits, fashion show and culinary exhibition for moms of all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. 770-533-6593.

 

Dentists with Heart, Gainesville. Cleanings, simple fillings and extractions for those that cannot afford dental work. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Gainesville Dental Group, 1026 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. First come, first serve. Free. 770-297-0401.

 

Anti-Drug Fashion Show, Cleveland. Benefits Enotah Circuit Drug Court. Luncheon, fashions from the French Shoppe in Brentwood, Tenn. Clothes for sale. 11 a.m. Saturday, BabyLand General Hospital, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland. $40 per ticket; $320 for a table of eight. 706-499-9835.

 

"For the Kids" Contra Dance, Sautee. Live music by Cage Free String Band, calling by Anne Forrest Prim. 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free or donation. 706-754-3254.

 

Contra Dance, Sautee. Potluck, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for kids age 7 and younger with supervising adult. 706-754-3254.

 

American Bass Anglers BBQ Cook-Off, Gainesville. Also Sweet Tea Challenge. 10 a.m. Saturday, Laurel Park, Ga. 129 N., Gainesville. 888-203-6222.

 

Congress on the Square, Clarkesville. U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's staff will answer constituents' questions and give updates on legislation. Rep. Broun will not be at event. 1-4 p.m. Monday, Historic Mauldin House, 458 Jefferson St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-886-1008.

 

Upcoming

 

Gainesville Care Center Celebration Banquet Fundraiser, Gainesville. Guest speaker Carol Everett. 6:45-8:45 p.m. March 18, First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. $30 per person, $240 for a table of 8. Must be 18 or older to attend. Reservations due today. 770-535-1413.

 

Wine Highway Weekend, Sautee. Various wineries on the Georgia Wine Highway will have events. At Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Monica Spears will perform, and appetizers and a pour of four wines will be served. 1-4 p.m. March 20-21, The Yonah Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. $10 for full tasting and glass; 4 pours and appetizers free. 706-878-5522..

 

Yonah Mountain Vineyards winery tours, Sautee. See a wine cave, get barrel tastings of future vintages and a full tasting. Noon and 3 p.m. March 27, The Yonah Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. Reservations and prepayment required. $25 for tour and tasting. 678-525-6050.

 

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. through Monday, 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.

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