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For the week of Aug. 5-11
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This week

AARP Driver Safety class, Gainesville. 9 a.m. today, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $14, $2 discount for AARP members, preregistration required. 770-538-4816.

AARP Driver Safety class, Flowery Branch. 8:15 a.m. Friday, Avita Community Partners, 4331 Thurmon Tanner Road, Flowery Branch. $14, $2 discount for AARP members, preregistration required. 770-538-4816. 

Fourth Annual Car and Truck Show, Clayton. Registration 9 a.m.-noon, awards at 4 p.m. Saturday (rain date Aug. 14), Georgia Mountain Flea Market, 811 U.S. 441, Clayton. 706-212-0523 after 6 p.m.

Northeast Georgia Mountain Beekeeping Association meeting, Clarkesville. 11 a.m. Saturday; meet at Clarkesville Public Library for carpool to Bob Binnie's Honey House. 770-598-5970.

Ride for Paws Motorcycle Ride & Show, Gainesville. Benefits the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Saturday: Registration, 8:30 a.m.; ride, 9:30 a.m.; bike show, 11 am., Gainesville Motor Sports, 2750 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. $25 per rider, $25 to show a bike; $40 for both. 770-532-6617.

Teen driver program, Oakwood. Teaches driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both parent and driver. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Registration required. or 770-535-8290.

History Forum, Gainesville. Trip Selman, Scout executive with the Jefferson Service Center of Northeast Georgia Boy Scouts of America, will speak about the 100th anniversary of scouting. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 422 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-297-5900. $3, members free.

East Georgia Genealogy Society meeting, Winder. How to understand deeds. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Betty Jo Maddox Community Room, The Peoples Financial Center, 76 Broad St., Winder.


"Journey to a Healthy Existence," Gainesville. Health education lecture series by Dr. David Phillips. 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 770-654-1310.

DAV Veterans Appreciation Day, Gainesville. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17. All veterans and active duty military members can attend this picnic and get assistance with filing claims and other problems. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free. 678-648-0823.  

History Center Open House for Educators, Gainesville. Area educators are invited to browse history center resources. Refreshments provided. 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 23, Northeast Georgia History Center, 422 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-297-5900. Free.

History Center new volunteer training, Gainesville. Open to volunteers with less than one year of experience, or experienced volunteers who want a refresher. Potential volunteers also invited. 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 25, Northeast Georgia History Center, 422 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900.

Kids Fall/Winter Consignment Sale, Cumming. No strollers. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 CantonHwy., Cumming. 770-887-2900.

Third Annual Happy Heart Car Show & Festivities, Gainesville. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28; yard sale vendors set up at 7:30 a.m. Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, 1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville $15 preregistration, $25 day of for car show. 770-718-5542 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.