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For the week of June 10-16
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This week

Butterflies by the Lake, Gainesville. Live butterfly release and festival, butterfly gardening plant sale, arts and crafts, raffle, yard sale, kids activities and giveaways. Festival, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; butterfly gardening class, 1 p.m. Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-2066, ext. 21 or

Contra Dance, Sautee. Music by String Theory, calling by Rob Harper. Potluck, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for children age 7 and younger. 706-754-3254.

Lunch & Learn Series: Rose Gardening, Gainesville. Kellie Bowen, Hall County Master Gardener, will talk about how to care for roses. Noon Wednesday, Gainesville Branch Library meeting room, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311.


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.