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For the week of June 24-30
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Michele Hood, Hall County Teacher of the Year

By: Times_Newsroom

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This week

An evening with Lauretta Hannon, Jefferson. Hannon will sign "The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life." Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St., Jefferson. 706-367-5754.

Buck-A-Book Sale, Gainesville. Books, DVDs and CDs. Saturday and Sunday, Unity of Gainesville Church, 3361 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $1 each. 770-534-0949.

Ham Radio Field Day, Oakwood. Lanierland Amateur Radio Club. Open to radio operators and the general public. Learn how ham radio operators set up and communicate under emergency conditions, and try communicating with a radio. 2 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, Jackson EMC Operations Center, 3704 Old Oakwood Road, Oakwood. 770-561-1051.

2010 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Gainesville. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for vaccination. Pets must be in a carrier or securely leashed. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, North Hall High School, 4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. $10 per shot; $20 per microchip. 770-532-6617 or

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Gainesville. Learn about caring for loved ones with Roger and Barbara Ray of Legacy Link. Noon Wednesday, meeting room of the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or


Swinging in the Vines, Sautee. Free wine tastings of "Redheaded Step Child" by Yonah Mountain Vineyards and light hors d'oeuvres. Music by Tone Star Band. 2-6 p.m. July 3 and 4, Nacoochee Crossing, intersection of Ga. 17 and Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-878-1056 or 706-878-0542.

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.