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Jan. 15-21
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This week

Senior Dance, Toccoa. With the Currahee Squares. 6 to 9 p.m. today, Stephens County Senior Center, 6250 Rose Lane, Toccoa. $5. 706-886-4740.

Atlanta Boat Show, Atlanta. See boats, personal watercraft and marine accessories, attend boating and fishing seminars and kids' activities. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta. Adults $9, $5 ages 13-15, free for children age 12 and younger. Opening day, tickets $5 for all ages. 954-441-3220. 

Martinis and IMAX, Atlanta. Music by The Kayla Taylor Quartet. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $15 includes film, $7 without film. 404-929-6400.

Ham radio licensing classes, Gainesville. Saturday and Jan. 24, Chattahoochee Baptist Association building, 1220 McEver Road, Gainesville. $35, preregistration required. Lanierland Amateur Radio Club or 770-967-4397.

Hoopdance workshop, Athens. Learn basic hoop dance moves. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 25. Canopy Studio, 160 Tracy St., Athens. $25 per day or $60 for three sessions. 706-549-8501 or

Jackson County Historical Society meeting, Pendergrass. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pendergrass House, 27 Sycamore St., Pendergrass. 706-654-9066.

Foreign Policy Association discussion group, Flowery Branch. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March, at the home of Kristin Taylor, 3446 Winder Highway M358, Flowery Branch. Free. 770-967-9749 or  

Inauguration celebration, Gainesville. Watch the televised Inauguration Ceremony for President-elect Barack Obama. Noon Tuesday, meeting room, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311.


Atlanta Motorsports Park preview, Atlanta. Speakers include David Murry, Jeremy Porter and Bob Varsha. Preview of a performance vehicle country club. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Motorcars of Georgia, The Bimmer Store, 7865 Roswell Road, Atlanta. Reservations required by Friday; limited to 50 people. 678-513-3278 or  

Mentoring lecture, Gainesville. Kate Hoffmann, mentor coordinator for Center Point Mentor Program, will speak. Noon and 6 p.m. Jan. 22, Hall County Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-535-1050.

Great American Motorcycle Show, Norcross. 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $12 adults, $7 children ages 6-14, free for children younger than 5. 770-279-9899.

Dancing with the Stars tour, Duluth. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $68-$128. Ticketmaster. 

Night of Laughter, Gainesville. Benefits Habitat for Humanity's Hall County Habitat High; features comedians Jerry Farber and Johnny Porrazzo. 8 p.m. Jan. 29, with food and drinks at 7 p.m. Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St., Gainesville. $50. Reservations required. 678-450-5998.

How to Save on Your Food Bill, Gainesville. County Extension Agent Debbie Wilburn will explain how to save on groceries without sacrificing food quality. 1 p.m. Jan. 29, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311 or

Large dog adoption, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31, PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 770-532-6617 or

Speakeasy Dinner and Dancing Club, Atlanta. Benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Spina Bifida Clinic. 1920s-themed dinner with entertainment and dancing. 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $125-$250. 404-250-5437.