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Etc. events
For the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1
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This week

Kids Fall/Winter Consignment Sale, Cumming. No strollers. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway, Cumming. 770-887-2900.

Third Annual Happy Heart Car Show & Festivities, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 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

GarlicFest 2010, Cleveland. Food tastings, cooking demonstrations, recipes, music, animals, Garlic University 101 and local artisans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Loganberry Heritage Farm, 2600 Adair Mill Road, Cleveland. Free. 706-348-6068 or

Calabash, Gainesville. Benefits The Guest House. Seafood, beach music by the Airtight Band, silent auction. 7 p.m. Saturday, Elks Club, Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $35. 770-535-1487 or

2010 Rabies & Wellness Clinic, Gainesville. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Rabies shots, nail trims, microchipping and vaccinations. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Tailwaggers, 2376 Murphy Blvd., Gainesville. $10 per shot, $20 per microchip, $5 nail trim. Puppies and kittens must be at least 6 weeks old for vaccines and 12 weeks old for rabies shot. pets must be in a carrier or securely leashed. 770-532-6617 or

Lucky Dog Casino, Dawsonville. Benefits the Dawson County Humane Society. Poker, craps, blackjack and roulette; hors d'oeuvres, prizes, silent auction and cash bar. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 415 Ga. 53 E., Dawsonville. $50. 770-490-3833.

Vineyard Festival, Braselton. Wine tasting, grape stomping, food from each Chateau Elan restaurant and live music. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $75. 800-233-9463 or


Forum, Gainesville. "Faces of Freedom." 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free for members, $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900 or

"Power of the Purse" fashion show, Gainesville. Local merchants featured. Brenau fashion students and Fashion Merchandising Program Director Karen Garbow will produce the show. 6 p.m. Sept. 14, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-534-6252.


American Business Women's Association, Gainesville. 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. To attend as a guest, call 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.