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For the week of March 25-31
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This week

 

A Taste of the Mountains, Dahlonega. More than 20 local restaurants. 6 p.m. today, Lumpkin County High School, 44 School Drive, Dahlonega. Benefits Lumpkin County Family Connection. $15 adults, $5 children age 5-12, free for age 4 and younger.

 

Martinis and IMAX, Atlanta. Cash bar, DJ and IMAX movies. "Wild Ocean" showing through Friday; "Van Gogh: Brush with Genius" and "The Old Man and the Sea" showing through Wednesday. 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.  

 

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. Saturday, The Yonah Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. Reservations and prepayment required. $25 for tour and tasting. 678-525-6050.

 

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

 

Auction fundraiser, Lula. Concession stand, auction will benefit Lula Assembly of Praise. 5 p.m. Saturday, Lula Assembly of Praise, 6158 Carter St., Lula. 770-869-7632.

 

2010 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Lula. Rabies shots, low-cost vaccinations and microchipping for cats and dogs. Flea and tick products also available. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jaemor Farms, Ga. 365, Lula. $10 per shot, $20 per microchip, $10 for a one-month supply of flea and tick products. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies vaccinations. Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. No flea dips available. 770-532-6617 or info@humanesocietyhallcounty.com.

 

"Daniel and the Lion's Den," Dawsonville. Live lions. Illustrated sermon. 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, The Church at War Hill, 8847 Ga. 53 E., Dawsonville. 706-216-3080.

 

 

Upcoming

 

Lumpkin County Spring into Action Lifestyle & Wellness Expo, Dahlonega. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3, Lumpkin County Park and Rec, 365 Riley Road, Dahlonega. Benefits the Lumpkin County Meals on Wheels Program. 706-864-1335.

 

Cars for a Cure, Lula. Benefits Relay for Life. Food, drinks, door prizes and raffle. April 3, Daniel's Charter and Ace Hardware parking lot, intersection of Ga. 365 N. and Ga. 52, Lula. $20 per car. No charge for spectators. 770-287-2271 or 678-316-3109.

 

Resurrection Experience, Dawsonville. 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. April 4, The Church at War Hill, 8847 Ga. 53 E., Dawsonville. 706-216-3080.

 

Ballroom dancing, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Learn dances including the waltz, foxtrot, shag and hustle. Cha cha lessons, 6:30 p.m.; regular dance at 7:30 p.m. April 5, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $10. 770-845-4463.

 

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.

 

Cork and Keg Festival, Helen. Beer and wine tastings, live music by the Kip Dockery Trio. 2-6 p.m. April 10, Helen Festhalle, Helen. Benefits the Sautee Nacoochee Center Association. $25 per ticket through March 31; $35 for tickets bought April 1 and later. 706-878-3300.  

 

 

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. 

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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