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For the week of April 22-28
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This week


Earth Day, Demorest. Fashion show, live music, opportunities to recycle electronics, bring toys and jewelry to test for lead, learn how to check oil and air in tires to make your car run more efficiently and plant sale. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.


"Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias: What every family caregiver needs to know," Gainesville. Desserts and coffee will be served. 6:30-8 p.m. today, 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. Saturday, The Times, 345 Green St. NW, Gainesville. Benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 770-532-1234.


Antique and Gardening Festival, Braselton. Plants, trees, garden supplies, furniture and collectibles. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Braselton Park, one block south of Ga. 53 in historic Braselton. 706-824-7204.


Ham cram, Braselton. Amateur radio licensing class. Technician and General Level courses available. Includes FCC licensing test. 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Saturday, Braselton Police Department, next to Town Hall, downtown Braselton. $20. Bring lunch or split the cost of pizza with other students. 770-535-7446 or


Car and Bike Show, Cleveland. Foreign and domestic cars. Raffle, music, half-price tattoo work. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chaotic Custom Tattoo, 2504 U.S. 129 S, Cleveland.


Twitch, Shout & Ride, Gainesville. To raise awareness for Tourette's syndrome in kids. Motorcycle ride followed by lunch and guest speaker Brad Cohen. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville.


VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event, Dawsonville. Shoppers who join the free VIP shopper club can get discounts, prizes and free gifts. Saturday and Sunday, North Georgia Premium Outlets, 800 Ga. 400 S., Dawsonville. 706-216-3609.   


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 Sunday, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. $60 adults, $30 children age 3-12, free for children age 2 and younger. 404-215-6010.


Confederate Memorial Day celebration, Gainesville. General James Longstreet Chapter 46 United Daughters of the Confederacy. Reception following program. 2 p.m. Sunday, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. 770-932-0178.


Appalachian Story Telling, Dahlonega. Ray Hicks. Learn about the spoken word and Appalachian dialect. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and April 29, Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, Vickery House, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega. $59. 706-864-1918.




Little Black Dress Party, Gainesville. Benefits UmuOgba USA, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help the people of UmuOgba, Nigeria. 7-11 p.m. April 30, Hilton Garden Inn, 1735 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. $35. Reservations required. 678-316-0766 or


"Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream," Gainesville. 1-5 p.m. May 2, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. Beverage and snacks provided. $10 donation. Limited seating. 770-887-0051.


Shag Dance classes, Gainesville. Couples preferred. Register by May 4. Classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 4-25, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $40. $30 city residents. 770-535-3066.


Line Dance classes, Gainesville. New dances taught at each class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 4-25, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $20. $15 city residents. 770-535-3066.


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.