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For the week of May 13-19
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This week


Georgia Tech Coaches Caravan Tour, Gainesville. Light snacks, cash bar available. 6-8 p.m. today, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free admission; registration required. 404-894-5414.


Autism Speaks pageant, Cleveland. For newborns-age 21. Saturday, Cleveland Worship Center, 529 East Kytle St., Cleveland. 770-865-8961 or


"Echoes from the Earth," Sautee. Exhibit on the history of the Nacoochee Mound in Sautee. Reception, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Saturday; permanent exhibit open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.    


Mule Day, Jefferson. Demos of plowing, blacksmithing, quilting, basket and soap making. Barbecue for sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Shields Etheridge Heritage Farm, Jefferson. $5 adults, kids free. 706-367-2949.




Getting Older and Better Workshop, Flowery Branch. Lunch, a presentation of "Taking it to Heart: Heart Disease Treatment and Prevention." 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 25, First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27, Spout Springs Library, Flowery Branch. Door prizes. $5 registration. Deadline to register is Friday. 770-219-8099.   


Contra Dance, Sautee. The Elftones will perform; calling by Bob Dalsemer. May 29: Potluck, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m., Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for children age 7 and younger with a supervising adult. 706-754-3254.


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.