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Etc. events
For the week of Aug. 12-18
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This week

"Journey to a Healthy Existence," Gainesville. Health education lecture series by Dr. David Phillips. 7 p.m. today, 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. Saturday, Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free. 678-648-0823.  

Contra Dance, Sautee. Live music and caller. Saturday: potluck, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m., gym, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for children age 7 and younger with a supervising adult. 706-754-3254.

2010 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Oakwood. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Puppies and kittens must be at least 3 months old for rabies vaccination. Pets must be in a carrier or securely leashed. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, WalMart, 3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. $10 per vaccination; $20 per microchip; $10 nail trim. 770-532-6617 or info@humanesocietyhallcounty.com.

Upcoming

Career Expo and Business After Hours, Gainesville. Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. More than 80 exhibits with information about companies and job opportunities; food and cash bar. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 19, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Free. 770-718-2802 or regina.summerour@dol.state.ga.us

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 Canton Highway, 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 mailto:%20shannon.furnas@ngdc.com.

Ongoing

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 gainesvilletoastmasters@yahoo.com

Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or info@townshistory.org.

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.

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