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For the week of April 15-21
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This week


Fresh Green Friday, Gainesville. Four-course meal made with locally grown ingredients. Benefits Cedar Hill Enrichment Center. 7 p.m. Friday, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. $20 per person. 770-887-0051.


Open House, Gainesville. Campus tours, lunch in the dining hall and an overview of curriculum. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. Free. Reservations required. 800-462-2338 or  


Chili Cook-Off, Braselton. 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Year One, 1001 Cherry Drive, Suite 1, Braselton. 706-387-0300 or


AARP Driver Safety Program classes, Cumming. 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1125 Bettis Tribble Gap Road, Cumming. Preregister. 678-591-0438.


Earth Day Celebration, Gainesville. Plant exchange, grilled food, games, DJ and door prizes. 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Fisher's of Men Christian Center, 2412 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville. Free. 404-388-7194.  


Old Friends Car Club, Gainesville. DJ, prizes, food and cars. Noon to dark Saturday (rain date April 24), downtown Gainesville square. Donation for car show participation. 404-372-7032 or 770-654-7146.


Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards Swinging in the Vines, Sautee. Live acoustic music, wine tastings and light hors d'oeuvres. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Nacoochee Crossing, Ga. 17 and Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-878-1056 or 706-878-0542.


Book signing, Sautee. John Burrison will sign "From Mud to Jug." 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free admission during reception. 706-878-3300.


Patriots Day, Gainesville. The Lyman Hall Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Col. Wm. Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will recognize descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville.


An Evening of India, Gainesville. Raffle, henna tattoos and refreshments. The owners of Rahab's Rope will speak on their mission to end human trafficking. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Rahab's Rope, 115 S. Bradford St., Gainesville. Donation. 678-622-3521 or




"Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias: What every family caregiver needs to know," Gainesville. Desserts and coffee will be served. 6:30-8 p.m. April 22, Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community, 3315 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Reservations due by April 19. Free. 770-531-7800.  


Relay for Life used book sale, Gainesville. New and used books, magazines and CDs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24, The Times, 345 Green St. NW, Gainesville. Benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 770-532-1234.


Big To-Do, Atlanta. Hidden treasures, line dancing, hula hoop contests, rock climbing and barbecue. Benefits Visiting Nurse Hospice Atlanta Children's Program. 3:30 p.m. to dark April 25, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. $60 adults, $30 children age 3-12, free for children age 2 and younger. 404-215-6010.


Northeast Georgia Writers Conferences, Gainesville. 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



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

Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or

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.