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For the week of July 1-7
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This week

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. Saturday and Sunday, Nacoochee Crossing, intersection of Ga. 17 and Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-878-1056 or 706-878-0542.


AARP Driver Safety Course, Gainesville. 9 a.m. July 8, Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Reservations required. 770-534-1078.

Car Show & Sound Off, Gainesville. Registration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17, Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. $20 car show; $20 sound off. 678-617-5262 or 678-630-1368.

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.