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For the week of Sept. 2-8
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This week

Brown Bag Lunch, Gainesville. WomenSource. "Unveiling Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy and Qigong: Amazing Results for Women and Their Loved Ones." 11:45 a.m. today, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. Free. Preregister. 770-503-9060 or

Up Scale Thrift grand opening, Oakwood. Door prizes, food and a yard sale.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Up Scale Thrift, 4528 McEver Road, Oakwood.

Observatory & Planetarium Public Education Nights, Dahlonega. 7:30 p.m. Fridays through November, The Coleman Planetarium, Health and Natural Sciences Building, North Georgia College & State University, 159 Sunset Drive, Dahlonega. Free. Limited seating.


"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.

"September to Remember," Jefferson. Author Harry Bryan will read excerpts from his book, "Growing Pains and Gains: The Way It Was Growing Up in Small Town Jefferson, Georgia," and sign books. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Jefferson Public Library, 379 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson. Free. Bring your own lunch or preorder from Gingham Gal Cafe, $5. 706-367-5307.

Rose Ceremony, Gainesville. In honor of local women who received Teacher of the Year Awards in the Hall County, Gainesville City and Lumpkin County school systems. Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Honor Society for Women Educators. 4 p.m. Sept. 9, First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 751 Green St., Gainesville.Community Helping Place Gold Party, Dahlonega. Silent and live auction, food and wine. 6 p.m. Sept. 10, Montaluce, 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. 706-867-9621.

Chicken barbecue fundraiser, Gainesville. Half chickens and sides. Benefits local charities. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 621 Lakeshore Drive, Gainesville. $7. 678-316-7834.

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

Antique Tractor Show, Clermont. The North Hall FFA Alumni Annuql Antique Tractor & Equipment show. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, intersection of Clark's Bridge Road, Clermont. No entry fees or show prizes; door prizes and concession stand. Benefits the North Hall FFA chapter.



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.