AARP Driver Safety Program, Flowery Branch. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Avita Community Partners, 4331 Thurmon Tanner Road, Flowery Branch. 770-967-1188.
Book Signing, Gainesville. David H. Hanks will sign "The Disappearance." Oct. 9, Frames-You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-7074.
The Longstreet Society Sesquicentennial Seminar Series, Gainesvile. Lectures, tour of James Longstreet sites. Oct. 9-10, The Holiday Inn Lanier Centre Hotel, 400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville. $155 members, $135 Life members, $185 new members (includes 1-year membership.) 770-531-0907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest of History, Gainesville. Family-oriented program focusing on the vegetables grown in North Georgia gardens. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900.
Forum, Gainesville. Sam Thomas of the T.R.R. Cobb House in Athens will speak. 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. $3 nonmembers, free for members. 770-297-5900.
Gala for Hope & Healing, Gainesville. Benefits the Children's Center for Hope & Healing. Hors doeuvres by Scott's on the Square, wine and live jazz by Larry Barker and ensemble. Silent auction. Oct. 23, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-532-6530, ext. 33.
Ghost Walks, Gainesville. Take a walking tour of Brenau University's campus and learn legends from the past. 8 p.m. Oct. 29-30, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-297-5900.
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 email@example.com.
Old-fashioned square dance, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Mondays. Senior Center, 48 River St., Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-1060 or firstname.lastname@example.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.