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For the week of June 3-9
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This week

Little Black Dress Party, Gainesville. For brides and their wedding party. Benefits Brides Against Breast Cancer. Food by Luna's, local wedding and event professionals for bridal consultations. Limited space; reservations recommended. 6-10 p.m. today, Luna's Restaurant, downtown Gainesville square. $15. 770-654-9789 or

World Race Women's Conference, Dawsonville. Learn how to get started if you want to work in missions. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Christ Fellowship at The Father's House, 139 Hightower Parkway, Suite 100, Dawsonville. Child care $5 per family. Registration required. 404-630-9446.

2010 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Buford. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies vaccinations. All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, BB&T, Friendship Road, Buford. $10 per rabies shot, $20 per microchip. No flea dips available at this event. 770-532-6617 or

"Living With Your Airplane," Lawrenceville. Mike Ciochetti, owner of Heaven's Landing, a community with a runway, will speak. Breakfast, 8 a.m.; program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Briscoe Field, EAA 690 Hangar, 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. 404-314-7573 or

Wine Festival Weekend, Dahlonega. Two wine festivals featuring wines from several North Georgia wineries. Georgia Wine Country Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega. $20 for visitors age 21 and older, $10 for designated drivers and ages 13 and older, free for children age 12 and younger; 2010 Georgia Fine Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Blackstock Vineyards and Winery, 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega. $35 admission; $50 two-day pass.

Ballroom Dancing, Gainesville. Lanier Dance Club. Learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Latin, Swing, Shag, Hustle and Country/Western dances. Lessons, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $10 per person. 770-845-4463.

"Canning & Freezing," Gainesville. Debbie Wilburn will teach how to can, freeze and dry foods, plus how to make jelly and pickles. Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Main Branch of the Hall County library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. $3. Preregister by Monday. 770-532-3311, ext. 114.  


Butterflies by the Lake, Gainesville. Butterfly release, butterfly gardening plant sale, kids activities and giveaways. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Butterflies $6 each for release. 770-532-2066, ext. 21 or

Veteran's Car Show, Gainesville. Concessions available. 8 a.m. to noon June 19, American Legion Post 7, 2348 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $20 to show a car. 770-356-4752 or 770-718-7676.

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


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.