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Community-Wide Events

Empty Bowl LUnch fundraiser Thursday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank, which helps provide food to those in need in Lumpkin County through partnerships with three local service groups, will hold its 6th Annual Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept 13. For $25 guests are served a simple meal and receive a hand-made bowl as a reminder of empty bowls and stomachs in North Georgia. The event will be held in Gainesville at the First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green Street. 770-534-4111, www.gamountainfoodbank.org

Auraria yard sale Fri/Sat, spaces available

Auraria Club will have its annual community yard sale September 14-15. Rent your space for $5. 706-864-3432

vote for scarecrows now, stomp Sept. 22

The scarecrows are all over town and it’s time to vote. Pick up a map and a ballot through Sept. 22 at the Visitors Center, Cranberry Corners, Giggle Monkey Toys, Dahlonega General Store, the Gold Museum, Chi Chi, Great Fynds, Ace Hardware, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Wholesome Earth, Gateway Antiques and North GA Haircutters, and vote for your favorite display. The Dahlonega Woman’s Club’s Scarecrow Stomp Contest will culminate with the Scarecrow Stomp from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Hancock Park, when winners will be announced and a scarecrow auction will be held.

Benefit Golf tourney for LC Animal shelter

FRIENDS OF Lumpkin County Shelter ANIMALS, in partnership with the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter, will hold its 1st Annual Happy Tails Golf Tournament Sunday, Sept. 16, at Achasta, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Shelter and its services to the pets and people of Lumpkin County. Lots of prizes will be awarded. Entry forms for players and sponsors are available at the Visitors Center on the square and Lumpkin County Animal Shelter,1363 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Eddy Harris,706-867-7297

Monthly Habitat surplus sale Sept. 14-16

Habitat for Humanity holds a surplus sale of home construction and remodeling supplies (including tools and decorating items) on the second weekend of each month. The items are available Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. at 16 Westbrook Dr. (next to Chestatee Animal Hospital on Hwy 52 East). All proceeds benefit Habitat.

NGCSU Anthropology Lecture Series Sept. 19

The NGCSU History and Philosophy Department, jointly with the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild, will co-sponsor the Anthropology Lecture Series for September, to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Room 202 of Young Hall. Anthropology adjunct Dr. Neil Duncan will discuss “Food and Ritual in Ancient Coastal Peru,” based on his archaeological investigations north of Lima.The team discovered very early domestic food plants in a pre-pottery temple site. Visitors are welcome.

Cottrell series hosts Siemens exec Sept. 20

Doug Keith, President of the Drive Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. will be the presenter at the Mike Cottrell School of Business Speaker Series Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12:55-1:55 p.m. Sessions are held in the auditorium of the Health and Natural Sciences building at 159 Sunset Drive. This is the fourth year for the speaker series in which NGCSU and its business school bring top executives to campus to share their ideas for sustaining profitable growth in today’s fiercely competitive world. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Gold Museum workday—help/materials needed

Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum volunteers will be providing various services for the “Save Our State Parks” Work Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Volunteers make it possible for the museum to stay open seven days a week, and all interested community members are invited to help out. Some of the current needs include individuals or businesses who can work, or partner with the Friends by providing gardening supplies (soil, bulbs, flowers, pine nuggets, sand paper, paint brushes, paint, etc.) 706-864-2257

Bark in the Park Sept. 30

The TLC Humane Society will hold the 2nd Annual Bark in the Park for pets and their owners Sunday, Sept. 30. A 5k Fun Run/Walk (with or without your dog) will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m., at Yahoola Reservoir. A fair will take place in Hancock Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include live music with a set by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, food and drink vendors, costume and look-alike contests, agility demonstrations, nail trims, obedience training, photo sittings, pet sketches, a silent auction, and other displays and vendors. The event raises funds and awareness for TLC Humane Society, Lumpkin County’s only No-Kill shelter. 706-864-9197, www.barkintheparkdahlonega.com

Rides, Races, Festivals

5K/10K/fun run benefits ConnectAbility

A 5K/10K race to benefit ConnectAbility will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. See story page 1B.

Trail Ride poker run/silent auction Sept. 29

Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association will hold its annual Poker Ride (for horses and riders) and Silent Auction for Trails on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jake Mountain Horse Camp on Nimblewill Church Road. Registration begins at 8:30 and ride-out time is 10 a.m. Ride at your own pace on an easy, scenic 10-mile trail loop. Cash prizes. Riders $25 (includes lunch), non-riders $10. 706-265-9556, susanbruno@windstream.net, http://www.ride-ctha.org/

registration open for youth homes ride

Lumpkin County Sheriff Office is now registering bikers to join in the Annual Ride to Benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes to be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Cost to join the event is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. Riders will leave from Frazier’s Harley Davidson in Buford and end at Rider’s Hill in Dahlonega. Money raised from the event goes to support the five campuses across the state where at-risk youth are provided a structured, loving environment, educational support, recreational opportunities and training in life skills. To receive a T-shirt, registration must be received by Sept. 24. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/sheriff under downloads and mailed to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office c/o Brigette Barker, 10th Annual Ride, 385 East Main Street, Dahlonega. Make checks payable to Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is a 501©3 organization. For more information, contact Barker, LCSO, 706-482-2629.

Blood Drives

Blood drives Sept. 24 and Sept. 27 at NGCSU

A Lifesouth Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the honors program at NGCSU, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in front of the Student Center South (old chow hall).

Nature & Outdoors

Smithgall Woods Programs, $5 parking fee or park pass required, 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org

Youth Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon: Children and a special adult are invited to fish in Buck Shoals lake, a stocked lake in an unopen state park. 3rd Saturdays through Sept.

Last Day of Summer Hike, Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m. Three mile guided hike. Please register.

Fall Equinox Hike at Buck Shoals State Park, Saturday, Sept. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. Explore wildflowers, early changing leaf color and features of the unopened state park with volunteers Everett and Leslie Avery. Please register.

Women for the Woods, Sept. 29-30: Two days of classes for women such as Archery, Fly-fishing, Firearms 101, Medicinal Plants, Navigation and much more. $65 includes meals; $5 additional for overnight camping; $60 early bird registration by Sept. 15. Registration required.

Bird walk/program at Amicalola saturday

DVD author Joe LaFleur will lead a guided bird walk along the base of the falls at Amicalola State Park Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the visitors center. At 10:30 a.m. LaFleur will present an audiovisual program in the Discovery Room about common migrant birds. Parking $5. 706-265-1969

Hike and Help the Hemlocks

Save Georgia’s Hemlocks and the Benton McKaye Trail Association are sponsoring their annual Hike and Help the Hemlocks event in the national forest Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See article on page 4B.

Children & Young Adults

Free teen driving program offered Sept. 25

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, national award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. This program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver; teens and parents must attend together. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks YMCA, 365 Riley Rd. Information/registration: Brandy Fitzpatrick, 770-369-4416, brandyfitzpatrick@ymail.com

Dance classes at Ballet Barre

New Classes for 2012-2013 Season at The Ballet Barre: Clogging and Baton. Still enrolling for Hiphop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. 706-867-1905, www.bbarre.com 10/24

YMCA After-School Program

Lumpkin County Parks YMCA After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each county elementary school. One time registration fee $15. Weekly fees: one day, $15; two days, $30, three to five days, $40. Register at the Lumpkin County YMCA Community Center or contact Stephen Disanto, 706-864-3622. tfn

SCOUTING:

Boy Scout Troop 36 is chartered by the Mountain Ranger Association and meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at their scout hut located at Camp Frank Merrill 5th RTB. Troop 36 participates in a 50-mile hiking/canoe trip every summer, as well as camping, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and caving year round. Don McElliott, 706-864-0278, www.dahlonega36.mytroop.us

Boy Scouts of America Troop 303 (ages 13-17) meets each Monday (when school is in session) from 6– 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Community House, at the corner on North Park and Hawkins streets. The active troop schedules monthly outings and regular merit badge classes. Scoutmaster Scotty Erwin, 706-969-8117; Committee Chairman Beecher DuVall, wbdgnld@windstream.net

Cub scout pack 36 meets Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA arts and crafts room. Monthly themed pack meetings, outdoor activities plus community service projects. 770-503-6221, 706-867-6711, www.littlemen.webs.com

Venturing group: Venture Crew #79 meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the art room at YMCA Parks & Rec. Venturing is a youth led program for boys and girls ages 13-20 and involves high adventure activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing as well as social activities and community projects. Augustus Brightwell, 706-864-9487 abrightwell@hotmail.com 

At the Library

Lumpkin County Library, 706-864-3668

www.chestateelibrary.org

HOURS: M-W 11:30-5:30, TH 12:30-7, FRI-SAT 10:30-3:30

Facebook. “Become a Fan” on the library’s Web site

eBooks: Downloadable at the library’s Web site.

Free Online Classes: Register with your library card at www.chestateelibrary.org

Children’s Program: Movers & Shakers, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, is intended for children ages 2 to 5. The programs last 45 minutes to an hour and may include songs, finger play and crafts in addition to stories.

Tween Bingo, Sept. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Grab a Bingo card, a handful of candy, and play for cool prizes! Tell about a book you’re reading and get two Bingo cards! Free fun, food and prizes – bring a friend! Grades 3-5.

Teen Program: I Stepped in a Pile of Craft, Sept. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Have so many T-shirts you don’t know what to do with ‘em? Bring them to the library and create a T-shirt rug! We’ll shred the shirts and create great-looking, soft rugs. Don’t have shirts to bring­—no problem! We’ll have plenty for you to use! Free. Grades 6-12.

Happy Bookers Book Discussion Group, Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. The Happy Bookers book discussion group meets the third Thursday of each month to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and award-winning books. The September selection is “The Last Child” by John Hart. New members are welcome.

In the Footsteps of the Cherokee: Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m.: See article page 3B.

Education/Classes

Dave Ramsey financial workshop Tuesday

See story page 5B.

Herbal Apprenticeship Program registering

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School is taking applications for their Beginners Herbal Apprenticeship Program. Please pre-register for this three-class program by Sept. 15 by calling Cindi Vernon at (706) 429-6323 or e-mail: cindiv@windstream.net

GED program at adult learning center

The Adult Learning Center’s new hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and closed Thursday and Friday. Orientation and pre-testing will be conducted on Wednesdays beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m. We help you prepare for your GED, and there is no charge until the final GED tests. Partial scholarships are available for those who qualify. Register at 706-867-2862.

Mountain Education Charter High School

MEC is a SACS accredited, non-traditional, self-paced, mastery learning evening high school serving students ranging in age between 15-21 who have left traditional day school and would like to obtain their Georgia High School Diploma. MEC has eight sites in the North Georgia area, with one in Lumpkin. 706-219-4664, www.mymec.org

S.A.T. and Study Prep

Essay, English, math, and science with Dr. Norman Leonard nleonard73@gmail.com

International appalachian academy

Classes Wednesday for Japanese Language/Culture and Thursday for World History/Literature. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 390 Tom Bell Odom Road. 706-265-5502, learn@internationalappalachianacademy.com

Buddhist meditation and study group

Gold Hills Buddhist meditation and study group meets weekly in Dahlonega. Carol Trimble, meditation instructor, 706-482-0514

Herbal Apprenticeship

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School is offering a 10-month Herbal Apprenticeship Program, held one Saturday a month for 10 months covering a complete study of the herbal world. Cindi Vernon, (706) 429-6323, cindiv@windstream.net

program aims to improve reading skills

The Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition and Lanier Technical College are both supporting a new Adult Literacy Program (ALP) initiative to identify and help those who want to improve reading skills. If you have a relative or friend who cannot read at all, or can read some but would like to improve their reading abilities, then encourage them to give ALP a call. The program offers one-on-one tutors, self-pacing and confidentiality. 770-740-9343, 706-429-4517

NORTH GEORGIA CONTINUING EDUCATION

For information on these classes, contact the NGCSU Department of Continuing Education at (706) 864-1918, email conted@northgeorgia.edu or register at www.northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Gold Panning—There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Learn about the history of the Dahlonega gold belt, as well as various types of gold mining and panning techniques and where to look locally for gold. Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $59. Bill Findley

Beginner River Kayak: Enjoy a beautiful 7-mile float down the Chestatee River with some easy Class I rapids. Saturday, Sept. 22 ,10 a.m.-2p.m. $69. Patrick Hall

Shibori—Silk Scarf Dyeing: Create five beautiful, wearable silk scarves using five different types of silk. Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $89 plus $35 supply fee. Jo-Marie Karst

Appalachian Basket Weaving: Weave an Appalachian egg basket from kudzu vines. All levels welcome. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $69 plus $20 materials. Regina Hines

Basic Beading: Learn about beads, findings, jewelry making materials and design concepts and create your own custom jewelry. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. $49. Pat Martin

Refuse To Be a Victim: Learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. This course covers home, personal, automobile, workplace, and technological security. Mon/Wed Oct. 1 & 3, 7-9 p.m. $85 includes handbook. Rita Woods

Online PLU-Approved Courses for Teachers: North Georgia Continuing Education offers a multitude of online courses approved for two PLU credits by the Department of Education. Courses include: Creating the Inclusive Classroom, Leadership, Survival Kit for New Teachers and more. Full list at northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Online Learning with Ed2go: NGCSU’s Continuing Education Department offers instructor-led, on-line classes which run for six weeks, and are never cancelled. Go to www.ed2go.com/ngcsu for a listing of classes.

Music/Drama/Film & More

Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life

The Holly Theater will hold auditions for its Christmas play, It’s a Wonderful Life, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. both days in the theater’s Black Box downstairs. Actors should be prepared for cold readings from the script. The production will run the first three weekends in December. No appointment necessary. Stephanie Sartain, 770-654-7133

Jamming on the Square every Saturday

Acoustic musicians gather on the lawn of the Dahlonega Gold Museum from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 13 for the jam that welcomes pickers and listeners. Produced by Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. Facebook group: Dahlonega Appalachian Jam, 706-864-3513

events at NGCSU

Pickin’ Porch Old Time Jam: An old-time music jam is held from 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at NGCSU’s Vickery House. Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring fiddles, banjos and more for a friendly exploration of the traditional music of Appalachia. Others are invited to listen. Jon Mehlferber, 706-867-2832, jpmehlferber@northgeorgia.edu

NGCSU Planetarium: Shows Fridays 8-9 p.m. at George E. Coleman Planetarium, room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Sunset Drive. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 8 p.m. www.northgeorgia.edu/planetarium

Dahlonega Mountain Dance Friday

The Dahlonega Mountain Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Woodmen of the World Building, above Cranberry Corners. See article page 3B.

Movies under the stars Friday

Journey 2 will be shown Friday, Sept. 14, in Hancock Park. See article page 3B.

Caruso’s, 19B East Main Street, 706-864-4664

www.diningindahlonega.com

Every Sunday, 5 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Friday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke & Dance Night

Every Saturday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke, Dance and Contest night

The Corkscrew Café, 51 Main Street West, 706-867-8551; www.thecorkscrewcafe.com

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. till close: Corkscrew University. Jamming and singing with Lara Polangco on the back deck. Special pricing for NGCSU students.

The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com for advance reservations online. Call for day of event reservations.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tom & Juli Hundreds of cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s while you dine. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: Open Jam, hosted by Adam Kadmon and Jason Spencer. Free Admission. Acoustic levels are required in the venue, but electrics, drums and bass are very welcome. Text or Call 706-265-5183 to let us know you’ll be jamming!

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-10 p.m.+: The April Verch Trio (Folk / Roots / Bluegrass) $14 Advance/$16 at Door. JUNO Award nominated

April Verch’s high-energy show blends her talents as a fiddler, singer/songwriter and stepdancer into a charming, vibrant display of music and dancing that sets her apart from the rest. It’s old-time with a side of

Canada’s Ottawa Valley, mixing plucky, straight-backed Canadian tunes with ancient Appalachian ballads with such a deft touch you’d think they’d been neighbors for centuries. April is the first woman in history to win both of Canada’s most prestigious fiddle championships—the Grand Masters and Canadian Open—πand has been called a “world class fiddler” by Sam Bush.

Saturday, Sept.15, 8-10 p.m.+: Randall Bramblett Solo Show (Classic

Rock / Roots / Blues) $15 Advance/$17 at Door! Randall Bramblett has kept great company over the years. From his early career with Capricorn Records in bands like Cowboy, Gregg Allman and, Sea Level to his more recent tours with Widespread Panic, Traffic and Steve Winwood, he has worked with the best in the business. His solo career began in the mid ‘70s with two critically acclaimed albums on Polydor Records and has continued to the present with his releases of five more. His talent as a songwriter is well documented and his songs have been recorded

by folks like Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Bramlett, Delbert McClinton and more.

Sunday, 2-5 p.m.: Every third Sunday of the month: SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) Jam Session. Free.

Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.+ 3rd Sunday Greybeard’s Bluegrass and Beyond Jam. An eclectic “bluegrass & beyond” repertoire ranging from Old Time to Gospel, Blues to Jazz, Rock ‘n Roll, a little bit of Classical, and enough ‘straight up’ Bluegrass to keep your toes tapping. $5, invited performers, free.

Gustavo’s Pizzeria, 16 Public Square South, 706-864-2366

Saturday, Sept. 15, 8-11 p.m.: Live music by Erick Jones

Johnny B’s Beef & Brew, 438 West Main Street, 706-864-2400

Thursdays: College Night

Fridays: Live entertainment

Tuesdays: Country Western Music night

Friday, Sept. 14: Stoned Sandwich

The Oar House, 3072 Highway 52, 706-864-9938, www.theoarhouse.com

Live entertainment Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Le Petit Café, 259 Church Street, 706-867-0000, www.lepetitcafedahlonega.com

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: A Taste of England. Dinner, live music, dancing. Reservations only.

Poppy’s Pool Hall,132 Legion Road, 706-864-0774, www. nga.apaleagues.com

Every Saturday night: 7:30 p.m. Tournament

Every Wednesday: 7 p.m. APA (American Poolplayers Association) 8-Ball pool league play

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, 87 North Chestatee Street, 706-482-0114. All ages welcome, no cover.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30: Wingin & Singin: 50¢ chicken wings and karaoke

Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.: Team Trivia. Prizes and giveaways.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Jason Connelly. The Jason Connelly Band. Jason Connelly and Keith Hirsch write from personal life experience. The band is known for the combination of Connelly’s voice and rhythmic guitar and Hirsch’s ability to make a djembe sound like a full drum set.Saturdays, 12-3 p.m.: Tom and Juli on the deck, weather permitting. Listen to an incredible repertoire of cover songs from this popular Dahlonega duo.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Carl Dylan. Influences such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, David Gray and The Civil Wars have led Dylan to create a sound unique to him, yet that has a quality of desirable familiarity emanating from within each melody. All ages welcome. No cover charge.

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.: Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Kenney

Tuesdays: Tuesdays with Tim—live music with Tim O’Donovan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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WINE TASTING

Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, 16 North Park Street · Public Square, (706) 864-8275

Naturally Georgia featuring Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 90 Public Square North: 706-864-0832

Simply Taste Buds, a tasting room for Georgia Wines, 39 South Chestatee Street, 706-482-0004.

Reunions

FREELAND Sept. 15

Family and friends of Jarrett Newton and Emily Eugenia Faulkner Freeland will hold a reunion Saturday, Sept.15, at the Siloam Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Siloam Church Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish lunch, family history and photos. Reggie Gable 706-864-3706, Gail Davis 706-864-6299

Thomas family reunion Sunday

The annual Cornelious and Ida (Sims) Thomas family reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Goodwill Building in White County. Bring your favorite dishes and old photos to share. Dinner at 1 p.m. Family and friends welcome. Geneva Humphries 706-865-6137

Turner Sept. 16

All family and friends of the late Wes and Mandy (Amanda Hester) Turner are invited to a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church fellowship hall.

LCHS 50’s reunion Sept. 22

The annual LCHS 50s get-together will be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA on Riley Road off Morrison Moore Parkway. Please bring covered dish, annuals, photos, and special memories to share.

Kerns Reunion Get Together Sept. 22

The Kerns reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ryan’s Steak House, 126 Highway 400, Dawsonville. Bring old photos to share. Wayne, 706-235-4034, or Charles, 706-754-5149

LCHS Class of 1987 Sept. 22

The 25th year class reunion of the LCHS class of 1987 (and others who attended with the class) will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pine Valley Pavilion on Dawsonville Highway. Info at http://lchs87.com. Bring your own food or make reservations for catered food by Sept. 7. April Howard 706-429-3968, Lyn Cantrell 706-344-8020

SULLENS REUNION Sept. 23

The Annual Sullens Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Road. Bring your favorite dish, old/new pictures and family stories. Debra Jackson, 770-561-6499, or Robbie Wehunt, 706-864-3735

Grindle Sept. 23

The Grindle Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at the home of Donald Grindle, 236 Emory Stephens Road. Patsy Bryan, 706-864-3034

Segers Sept. 30

The Segers reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at Mt. Gilead Church fellowship hall, 5332 Hwy. 52 E, about seven miles out of Dahlonega. Bring a picnic basket and food to share. Come early for fellowship. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. J.D, 706-864-3968; Charles, 706-864-2435

Senior Services/Activities

lumpkin County Senior Center

266 Mechanicsville Road, 706-864-2358,

lcseniorcenter@windstream.net

SENIOR Co-ed SOFTBALL: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Co-ed, age 50+. 678-343-8069.

Rubber Bandits: Strength training program Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. $10 per person/month.

Silver Singers: This group of community singers is open to seniors 55+ to sing and have fun. Tuesdays.

Artists Open Studio: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center Art Studio.

Wellness programS for 55+: Healthways Silver Sneakers, designed for 55+ adults, Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio Fit at 1 p.m. Thursdays.

YOGA FLOW for PERSONAL Fitness: One-hour classes promoting strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, breath control and stress relief. All fitness levels. $5/class Tues/Th @ 4:15 Paula Bingham, 706-864-2851, pyb3644@hotmail.com

Nutrition Program for 60+: Socalize, exercise, play games and enjoy crafts, pool, and more. Have a nutritious hot meal.



Wellness/Fitness

THE DAY OF THE MAYA Workshop Sept. 14

“The Day of Maya, Dec. 21, 2012” will discuss varying theories of changes in humanity according to different historical cultures. The workshop will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Dahlonega Healing Arts, 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100. 706-867-7026

Yoga at MindyYoga

Class schedule at www.mindyyoga.com. Mindy Searcey, Certified Yoga Instructor. 106 Public Square North, downstairs in Hall’s Block Building. 706-531-4718, info@mindyyoga.com

Running Group: Dahlonega Gold Rushers

Dahlonega Gold Rushers, a running group for all ages, abilities, distance/speed, meets on Saturday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at Hancock Park. Free.

Project Dahlonega Boot Camp

Free co-ed fitness program that motivates and educates individuals in fitness and healthy nutrition. Workout sessions are a balanced mixture of cardio, strength, and agility, and tailored so each fitness level can achieve maximum potential. No one left behind! Come join and change your life! Hancock Park, Monday-Friday 5:15-6:15 a.m.

Zumba classes at YMCA

Dance, sweat, and laugh with Zumba. Classes held Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up at Lumpkin Parks YMCA, 706-864-3622. $5 per class.

Yoga at Dahlonega Spa Resort

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: Yoga for all levels. A basic Hatha Yoga flow, appropriate for any level with Sandy Osieja. 400 Blueberry Hill off Town Creek Church Road. 706-865-7678

Dahlonega Healing Arts

Yoga by Kathryn Crifasi, 678-770-0400, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Chigong/Taichi: Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100, 706-867-7026

Holistic movement classes

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School on the square announces new holistic movement classes. Classes for grace, balance, gentle stretching, cardio-strength, walking and more. All classes are easy and inexpensive. Cindi Vernon, 706-429-6323

Jazzercise

Adult classes offered now, Jr. Jazzercise and Team Dance coming soon. Jazzercise of Dahlonega, 400 Wal-Mart Way, Suite F. 678-617-0329, www.jazzercise.com; bgagne@windstream.net

YOGA Flow for Personal Fitness

Morning, afternoon and evening one hour classes for all ages and fitness levels promoting improved personal well being while engaging in traditional flowing Yoga postures. $5/class. Paula Bingham 706-864-2851 pyb3644@hotmail.com

natural & holistic living

The Southern Association of Green Enthusiasts is open to anyone who is interested in natural, alternative, green and holistic living. Cindi Vernon, (706)429-6323 or cindiv@windstream.net

Wellness Classes

Learn healthy eating habits, lifestyle choices and exercises by certified nutritionist and wellness coach. 706-429-7956 Wellness-21, on the Public Square. www.wellness-21.com

Volunteers

Adult Literacy Tutors: The Adult Literacy Program (ALP) of Lumpkin County is seeking volunteer tutors to work with adults on their reading skills. Training is available. For more information call Vikki Condrey, 706-429-4517.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Lumpkin County area. If you have the time (only two hours out of your week) and want to help the homebound senior adults in our community, please call Rhonda at 706-864-2358 for more information or come by the senior center for an application. Training will be provided.

Mentoring volunteers are matched with students to serve as a role model, advisor and friend. Lumpkin County Family Connection Mentor Program, Brenda Cronan, bcronan@lumpkin.k12.ga.us, 706-867-7047

Odyssey Hospice Volunteers: Do you like to knit, crochet, sew or craft? Can you run an errand or clean a yard for someone? Will you help meet the needs of patients and families living with a life-limiting illness? Would you just spend time visiting with a hospice patient? Gail Manter, Manager of Volunteer Services, Odyssey Hospice 706-549-5736 or 877-637-9432.

Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition has volunteer opportunities in ESL, GED, Adult Literacy, Children’s Literacy, or on fundraising committees. Office, 706-867-9607; Juanita Tipton, 706-867-1835, http://www.lumpkinliteracy.org/

Affinis Hospice is seeking caring, upbeat volunteers to work with hospice patients in and around Lumpkin County. Roxann, 678-333-8507 or rbradford@affinishospice.org

COMMUNITY HELPING PLACE is seeking volunteers for the Food Pantry, Free Clinic and Thrift Store. Flexible scheduling. David Faile, Volunteer Services Director, 706-867-9621

Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia seeks individual volunteers and group organizations are to help people coping with terminal illness and their families. Steven Vanlerberghe, 678-651-1440

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs volunteers to work with abused and neglected children. 706-864-0300, information@enotahcasa.org, www.enotahcasa.org.

THRIFT STORE CUSTOMER SERVICE: NOA (No One Alone), the domestic violence program for Dawson and Lumpkin counties needs volunteers to work at its thrift shop. Fiona Boss, 706-867-6167

Lumpkin Animal Shelter needs volunteers for office work as well as hands-on socialization of animals. 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, a/k/a “TLC”, needs pet foster homes, volunteers, and donations. Mary Waits, Foster Home Coordinator, 770-823-3908, or to volunteer, contact the shelter at (706)864-2817.

Hospice of NE GA. Medical CENTER needs caring individuals to help serve grieving individuals following the death of their loved one. Training provided. Carol Jewell, 770-533-8888 or 888-572-3900, www.nghs.com

DAHLONEGA Gold Museum needs volunteers to help staff the museum four to eight hours each month. Training provided. Call or drop by, 706-864-2257

Support Services

Overcomers Outreach at Bethlehem Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church is offering an “Overcomers Outreach” Biblically based 12-step meeting—a program that addresses everyday problems and afflictions such as addiction, divorce, depression, compulsive behaviors, etc.—on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 706-864-2743

Support for victims of family violence

The NOA Network Support Group meets weekly in Dawsonville and Dahlonega to provide emotional support to victims of family violence and their children. Topics are led by a licensed counselor and include: Building Self-Esteem, Managing Emotions, Healthy Relationships, etc. Childcare and snacks are provided. The Dawson group meets in Dawsonville on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The Lumpkin group meets in Dahlonega on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please call NOA (No One Alone) at 706-867-6420 for more information or to join a group. 24-Hour Crisis Line, 706-864-1986, or live webchat available- www.noonealone.org

Nursing Mothers’ Support

Mom to Mom Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly at different locations due to weather or site availability. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers meet in an informal setting for fun, information and friendship. Lynn Hale, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor, 678-630-9596

Reformers Unanimous Addiction Program

RU meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Wahoo Baptist Church, 9365 Highway 52 East, Murrayville. Helping others break chains of addiction. Childcare provided. Supported by Wahoo, Faith, Canaan, and Harvest Baptist churches. 706-867-9385

Grief support programs at NGMC

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) offers free grief support groups in area schools, as well as an ongoing support group to parents surviving the loss of their adult child. 770-219-8888, Jennifer Sorrells, Jennifer.Sorrells@nghs.com.

Kinship Care—Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kinship Care, a program for grandparents and other relatives raising grandchilden, is a safe place to share experiences. Members learn from each other and find out about programs for which they and the children may be eligible. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday of each month at The Lumpkin County Senior Center. Legacy Link, Inc., Area Agency on Aging, 770-538-2650 or 1-800-845-LINK.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Biblically-based 12-Step Recovery Meeting.

Dahlonega UMC: Every Saturday. Church service 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided. Dahlonega United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 South Park Street

Set Free Church: Every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7 p.m., 1660 Highway 52 East

Alcoholics Anonymous:

The Gratitude Group: Meeting at noon Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Twelve and Twelve); 9 a.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. All meetings at Kidz Church of the Dahlonega United Methodist church using the Maple Street entrance opposite the Sun Trust bank ATM. AA Hotline: 706-867-7769

12 Step Meeting: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Dahlonega Baptist Church

AA Big Book Meeting: meets at Dahlonega Baptist Church every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon:

Saturdays 9-10 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Georgia Mountain Unitarian-Universalist Church, 439 South Park Street. 770-833-2034

Lumpkin County Caregivers

A support group for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Dahlonega Baptist Church. 706-867-6569

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous meets twice a week, 8 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Fridays, at Georgia Mountain Unitarian-Universalist Church on South Park Street. 706-216-5023

Church/Religious Events

Gospel Singing

Freedom MInistries saturday night singing

Saturday night singing: Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Featured singers on Sept. 15 are Three or More, Gail Guynn, Gospel Travelers. The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected. 1067 Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) 706-867-6534 www.gospelgigs.com/

Benefit singing Sept. 22 at Salem Baptist

Salem Baptist Church will have a benefit singing for Tommy Fouts’ family, Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Special singers will be Across Time, Pure In Heart, and The Mount Vernon Quartet. Everyone is welcome.

AWANA at Bethlehem Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church will be starting AWANA Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All children ages four through high school are invited to attend. 706-864-2743.

UnitARIAn Universalist church

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. On Sept. 16 Rosann Kent, Director of NGCSU’s Appalachian Studies Center, will present “The M-word,” about how a mission trip in 2007 transformed her life. Worship 11 a.m.; children’s religious education classes 11:30 a.m. following announcements and story time. Child care provided. 706-864-0661, www.gmuuc.org

Revival Sept. 23 at The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Baptist Church of Dahlonega, located at 5007 Highway 52 East, will be holding Fall Revival Sunday through Friday, Sept. 23-26, at 7:30 p.m. Hometown preachers will be holding the service. Pastor, D.W. Gravitt, welcomes all.

Prayer LIne available

A local prayer line is available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and a half day Sunday. If no one answers leave request on machine. 706-864-0673, http://gearinministries.tripod.com

Lessons: Music/Dance

Dance Classes

The Ballet Barre offers dance classes starting at age 2 1/2 in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and pointe. www.bbarre.com

music, songwriting lessons

Jason Kenney offers instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, songwriting, and music theory at the Holly Theater. 706-344-7059

STring Instruments

Bluegrass instrument instruction—fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin. Sonny Houston, 404-377-1194

MUSIC LESSONS

Beginning and intermediate piano and violin, children and adults welcome. Ruth Purcell, 706-482-9968 or rppurcell@windstream.net

Music lessons

Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass. $10. James Lambert, 706-973-9317

Weekend camp for drummers

Drum Camp for beginners, middle school, high school. Three-day weekend camps in Dahlonega. Rory Knapton, 706-865-1564

STRING INSTRUMENT Lessons

Guitar, banjo, fiddle—­­any string instrument. Vintage Music, Public Square. Individual or small groups. 706-864-2682

Pets

Holistic Pet Care program Saturday

Dr. Carol Falck, a holistic veterinarian, will present a program from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Dahlonega Healing Arts on her approach to pet wellness. She will discuss some dramatic cases and will answer pet health questions. She is also a licensed acupuncturist for animals. Please register. 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100, 706-867-7026

Micro-chipping at animal shelter

Micro-chipping is available to the public at Lumpkin County Animal Shelter for any dog or cat for $20. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Community Support Needs

Free PIck up of Donations by CHP

Community Helping Place is in need of gently used furniture. Free pick up within a 10-mile radius of the store. Ben, 706-867-9621 ext. 106

Pick up for Southern finds

Call Southern Finds (A NOA store) to pick up gently used furniture and/or home decor. Donations receive a tax deductible receipt. 706-867-6167

Pickup by Waypoint

Waypoint Center Thrift Store will pick up yard sale leftovers, furniture, clothing and household items. All donations benefit the organization’s non-profit, faith based addiction recovery program. Call 706-867-0297 for pickup. www.waypointcenter.org

Lessons: Music/Dance

Dance Classes

The Ballet Barre offers dance classes starting at age 2 1/2 in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and pointe. www.bbarre.com

music, songwriting lessons

Jason Kenney offers instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, songwriting, and music theory at the Holly Theater. 706-344-7059

STring Instruments

Bluegrass instrument instruction—fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin. Sonny Houston, 404-377-1194

MUSIC LESSONS

Beginning and intermediate piano and violin, children and adults welcome. Ruth Purcell, 706-482-9968 or rppurcell@windstream.net

Music lessons

Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass. $10. James Lambert, 706-973-9317

Weekend camp for drummers

Drum Camp for beginners, middle school, high school. Three-day weekend camps in Dahlonega. Rory Knapton, 706-865-1564

STRING INSTRUMENT Lessons

Guitar, banjo, fiddle—­­any string instrument. Vintage Music, Public Square. Individual or small groups. 706-864-2682

Recycling

PLASTIC/PAPER/ALUMINUM:

• # 1 & 2 plastic bottles (discard lids)

• Corrugated cardboard (clean and dry)

• Office paper and junk mail, magazines etc. No paperboard (such as cereal boxes), brown fiber paper (such as brown paper bags) or paper towel or toilet tissue cores.

• Aluminum and tin cans. (please rinse out)

Locations:

• Lumpkin County Recycle Center, 1642 Red Oak Flats Road, (706-867-7574

• Lumpkin County Landfill, Barlow Road. 706-864-6338

• Bins at Radar Ridge, Morrison Moore across from the college dorms

• Bins on Highway 19 North across from Ace Hardware.

CITY PICK UP AT RESIDENCES

The City accepts the same things except for cans. They do not have to be separated.

CFL BULBS: Home Depot

BATTERIES

• Radio Shack/Dahlonega Pharmacy: household rechargeable batteries

• Home Depot

Cell PHones

Dahlonega Funeral Home collects old cell phones for “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” an effort to support military members returning from active duty. 706-864-DOVE

PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS:

• J&J Foods

• Walmart

STYROFOAM: Publix accepts egg cartons and meat trays.

Electronic Recyclables, MIcrowaves, etc.

• Waypoint Thrift Store, Highway 60 East of 400, 706-867-0297

Art Lessons

Art by Rayneri Watercolor Classes

Oscar Rayneri, watercolor instructor, offers classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at his studio.  706-867-8059, orayneri@windstream.net, www.oscarrayneriart.yolasite.com

Drawing for the Fun of It by Jon Dahlstrom

Drawing classes/workshops for age seven and up, portfolio reviews. The Artists Corner in Cranberry Corners on the Square. 706-482-0258, jon@scrapsnscribbles.com

classes at Funky chicken

Beginning woodcarving at the Funky Chicken Art Project. www.funkychickenartproject.com or Christina, 706-864-3938, funkchic@windstream.net

art instruction by Win Crannell

Win Crannell is offering art instruction at his studio/gallery at 734 Calhoun Road. 706-864-6422, wcrannell@windstream.net

Painting lessons by Anita Elder

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting in a fun and relaxing environment with fellow artists. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, beginner through advanced. Individual help given each student. 706-429-6008, www.artloft.net\

Farmers Markets

Market at Blackburn Park Wednesdays

The new county-operated Lumpkin County Farmers Market at Blackburn Park in the south end of the county will be open through the growing season from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The market pavilion is located on Blackburn Road, about 1/4 mile past Blackburn Elementary School.

FARMERS MARKET Saturdays in Dahlonega

The Dahlonega Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in a new location this year. The market features locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as jams, honeys, herbs, flowers and plants at West Main and Waters streets (across from the Holly Theater). Farmers interested in participating can obtain a permit ($15/month) at City Hall, 465 Riley Road. Become a Fan of the “Dahlonega Farmers Market” on Facebook. Rebecca Shirley, 706-864-6133

More Children & Youth

preschool Programs now enrolling:

Sonshine Weekday Preschool of Dahlonega Baptist Church is enrolling students for the school year. The preschool is an early education program in a Christian environment for one year olds through four/five year old Pre-K. Classes follow the Lumpkin County calendar. For registration and enrollment forms, samples of curriculum and parents’ handbook visit www.dbch.org or contact Stacy Mizer, 706-864-3676, or stacy@dbch.org. (9/19)

Dahlonega United Methodist Church MMO/Preschool. Dahlonega United Methodist Church MMO/Preschool enroling for school year 2012-2013. Ages Toddlers-Pre-K class. Angie Mayo, 706-864-8521, www.dahlonegaumc.org/mmo-preschool

Lumpkin County Head Start/Pre-K. Children will need to be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. The program welcomes children with disabilities and does not discriminate. 706-864-3456

SCOUTING:

Boy Scout Troop 36 is chartered by the Mountain Ranger Association and meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at their scout hut located at Camp Frank Merrill 5th RTB. Troop 36 participates in a 50-mile hiking/canoe trip every summer, as well as camping, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and caving year round. Don McElliott, 706-864-0278, www.dahlonega36.mytroop.us

Boy Scouts of America Troop 303 (ages 13-17) meets each Monday (when school is in session) from 6– 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Community House, at the corner on North Park and Hawkins streets. The active troop schedules monthly outings and regular merit badge classes. Scoutmaster Scotty Erwin, 706-969-8117; Committee Chairman Beecher DuVall, wbdgnld@windstream.net

Cub scout pack 36 meets Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA arts and crafts room. Monthly themed pack meetings, outdoor activities plus community service projects. 770-503-6221, 706-867-6711, www.littlemen.webs.com

Venturing group: Venture Crew #79 meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the art room at YMCA Parks & Rec. Venturing is a youth led program for boys and girls ages 13-20 and involves high adventure activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing as well as social activities and community projects. Augustus Brightwell, 706-864-9487 abrightwell@hotmail.com 

MORE Pets

TLC seeks volunteers, trainer assistants

TLC Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help animals, make new friends and have fun. There are many ways to help, from walking dogs to working on construction projects. Volunteers are also needed to assist in training the TLC dogs Saturdays, 10 a.m. at TLC—no experience needed. 706-864-2817, info@tlchs.org or stop by TLC at 1735 Red Oak Flats Road.

volunteer pets needed

The Compassionate Pets Program at Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia is seeking volunteers. Tami, Volunteer Coordinator, 678-943-3585 or 678-717-0969

TLC Donations needed

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, a/k/a “TLC,” is a small no-kill 501(c)3 located at 1735 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega. Their wish list includes pet leashes, flea control, puppy and kitten wet food, toys and scoopable cat litter, as well as cash donations, volunteer dog walkers and foster homes. 706-864-2817

Purchase from online retailers benefit TLC

TLC Humane Society has partnered with Adoptashelter.com to raise money for Lumpkin County’s no-kill shelter. Any item purchased through http://adoptashelter.com/MallPortal/?shelter_id=1487 at over 400 retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, iTunes, Office Depot and others earns money for TLC. All prices, customer service and discounts are exactly the same as going directly to the merchant.

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Community-Wide Events

Empty Bowl LUnch fundraiser Thursday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank, which helps provide food to those in need in Lumpkin County through partnerships with three local service groups, will hold its 6th Annual Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept 13. For $25 guests are served a simple meal and receive a hand-made bowl as a reminder of empty bowls and stomachs in North Georgia. The event will be held in Gainesville at the First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green Street. 770-534-4111, www.gamountainfoodbank.org

Auraria yard sale Fri/Sat, spaces available

Auraria Club will have its annual community yard sale September 14-15. Rent your space for $5. 706-864-3432

vote for scarecrows now, stomp Sept. 22

The scarecrows are all over town and it’s time to vote. Pick up a map and a ballot through Sept. 22 at the Visitors Center, Cranberry Corners, Giggle Monkey Toys, Dahlonega General Store, the Gold Museum, Chi Chi, Great Fynds, Ace Hardware, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Wholesome Earth, Gateway Antiques and North GA Haircutters, and vote for your favorite display. The Dahlonega Woman’s Club’s Scarecrow Stomp Contest will culminate with the Scarecrow Stomp from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Hancock Park, when winners will be announced and a scarecrow auction will be held.

Benefit Golf tourney for LC Animal shelter

FRIENDS OF Lumpkin County Shelter ANIMALS, in partnership with the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter, will hold its 1st Annual Happy Tails Golf Tournament Sunday, Sept. 16, at Achasta, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Shelter and its services to the pets and people of Lumpkin County. Lots of prizes will be awarded. Entry forms for players and sponsors are available at the Visitors Center on the square and Lumpkin County Animal Shelter,1363 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Eddy Harris,706-867-7297

Monthly Habitat surplus sale Sept. 14-16

Habitat for Humanity holds a surplus sale of home construction and remodeling supplies (including tools and decorating items) on the second weekend of each month. The items are available Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. at 16 Westbrook Dr. (next to Chestatee Animal Hospital on Hwy 52 East). All proceeds benefit Habitat.

NGCSU Anthropology Lecture Series Sept. 19

The NGCSU History and Philosophy Department, jointly with the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild, will co-sponsor the Anthropology Lecture Series for September, to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Room 202 of Young Hall. Anthropology adjunct Dr. Neil Duncan will discuss “Food and Ritual in Ancient Coastal Peru,” based on his archaeological investigations north of Lima.The team discovered very early domestic food plants in a pre-pottery temple site. Visitors are welcome.

Cottrell series hosts Siemens exec Sept. 20

Doug Keith, President of the Drive Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. will be the presenter at the Mike Cottrell School of Business Speaker Series Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12:55-1:55 p.m. Sessions are held in the auditorium of the Health and Natural Sciences building at 159 Sunset Drive. This is the fourth year for the speaker series in which NGCSU and its business school bring top executives to campus to share their ideas for sustaining profitable growth in today’s fiercely competitive world. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Gold Museum workday—help/materials needed

Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum volunteers will be providing various services for the “Save Our State Parks” Work Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Volunteers make it possible for the museum to stay open seven days a week, and all interested community members are invited to help out. Some of the current needs include individuals or businesses who can work, or partner with the Friends by providing gardening supplies (soil, bulbs, flowers, pine nuggets, sand paper, paint brushes, paint, etc.) 706-864-2257

Bark in the Park Sept. 30

The TLC Humane Society will hold the 2nd Annual Bark in the Park for pets and their owners Sunday, Sept. 30. A 5k Fun Run/Walk (with or without your dog) will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m., at Yahoola Reservoir. A fair will take place in Hancock Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include live music with a set by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, food and drink vendors, costume and look-alike contests, agility demonstrations, nail trims, obedience training, photo sittings, pet sketches, a silent auction, and other displays and vendors. The event raises funds and awareness for TLC Humane Society, Lumpkin County’s only No-Kill shelter. 706-864-9197, www.barkintheparkdahlonega.com

Rides, Races, Festivals

5K/10K/fun run benefits ConnectAbility

A 5K/10K race to benefit ConnectAbility will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. See story page 1B.

Trail Ride poker run/silent auction Sept. 29

Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association will hold its annual Poker Ride (for horses and riders) and Silent Auction for Trails on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jake Mountain Horse Camp on Nimblewill Church Road. Registration begins at 8:30 and ride-out time is 10 a.m. Ride at your own pace on an easy, scenic 10-mile trail loop. Cash prizes. Riders $25 (includes lunch), non-riders $10. 706-265-9556, susanbruno@windstream.net, http://www.ride-ctha.org/

registration open for youth homes ride

Lumpkin County Sheriff Office is now registering bikers to join in the Annual Ride to Benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes to be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Cost to join the event is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. Riders will leave from Frazier’s Harley Davidson in Buford and end at Rider’s Hill in Dahlonega. Money raised from the event goes to support the five campuses across the state where at-risk youth are provided a structured, loving environment, educational support, recreational opportunities and training in life skills. To receive a T-shirt, registration must be received by Sept. 24. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/sheriff under downloads and mailed to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office c/o Brigette Barker, 10th Annual Ride, 385 East Main Street, Dahlonega. Make checks payable to Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is a 501©3 organization. For more information, contact Barker, LCSO, 706-482-2629.

Blood Drives

Blood drives Sept. 24 and Sept. 27 at NGCSU

A Lifesouth Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the honors program at NGCSU, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in front of the Student Center South (old chow hall).

Nature & Outdoors

Smithgall Woods Programs, $5 parking fee or park pass required, 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org

Youth Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon: Children and a special adult are invited to fish in Buck Shoals lake, a stocked lake in an unopen state park. 3rd Saturdays through Sept.

Last Day of Summer Hike, Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m. Three mile guided hike. Please register.

Fall Equinox Hike at Buck Shoals State Park, Saturday, Sept. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. Explore wildflowers, early changing leaf color and features of the unopened state park with volunteers Everett and Leslie Avery. Please register.

Women for the Woods, Sept. 29-30: Two days of classes for women such as Archery, Fly-fishing, Firearms 101, Medicinal Plants, Navigation and much more. $65 includes meals; $5 additional for overnight camping; $60 early bird registration by Sept. 15. Registration required.

Bird walk/program at Amicalola saturday

DVD author Joe LaFleur will lead a guided bird walk along the base of the falls at Amicalola State Park Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the visitors center. At 10:30 a.m. LaFleur will present an audiovisual program in the Discovery Room about common migrant birds. Parking $5. 706-265-1969

Hike and Help the Hemlocks

Save Georgia’s Hemlocks and the Benton McKaye Trail Association are sponsoring their annual Hike and Help the Hemlocks event in the national forest Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See article on page 4B.

Children & Young Adults

Free teen driving program offered Sept. 25

Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, national award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. This program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver; teens and parents must attend together. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks YMCA, 365 Riley Rd. Information/registration: Brandy Fitzpatrick, 770-369-4416, brandyfitzpatrick@ymail.com

Dance classes at Ballet Barre

New Classes for 2012-2013 Season at The Ballet Barre: Clogging and Baton. Still enrolling for Hiphop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. 706-867-1905, www.bbarre.com 10/24

YMCA After-School Program

Lumpkin County Parks YMCA After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each county elementary school. One time registration fee $15. Weekly fees: one day, $15; two days, $30, three to five days, $40. Register at the Lumpkin County YMCA Community Center or contact Stephen Disanto, 706-864-3622. tfn

SCOUTING:

Boy Scout Troop 36 is chartered by the Mountain Ranger Association and meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at their scout hut located at Camp Frank Merrill 5th RTB. Troop 36 participates in a 50-mile hiking/canoe trip every summer, as well as camping, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and caving year round. Don McElliott, 706-864-0278, www.dahlonega36.mytroop.us

Boy Scouts of America Troop 303 (ages 13-17) meets each Monday (when school is in session) from 6– 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Community House, at the corner on North Park and Hawkins streets. The active troop schedules monthly outings and regular merit badge classes. Scoutmaster Scotty Erwin, 706-969-8117; Committee Chairman Beecher DuVall, wbdgnld@windstream.net

Cub scout pack 36 meets Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA arts and crafts room. Monthly themed pack meetings, outdoor activities plus community service projects. 770-503-6221, 706-867-6711, www.littlemen.webs.com

Venturing group: Venture Crew #79 meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the art room at YMCA Parks & Rec. Venturing is a youth led program for boys and girls ages 13-20 and involves high adventure activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing as well as social activities and community projects. Augustus Brightwell, 706-864-9487 abrightwell@hotmail.com 

At the Library

Lumpkin County Library, 706-864-3668

www.chestateelibrary.org

HOURS: M-W 11:30-5:30, TH 12:30-7, FRI-SAT 10:30-3:30

Facebook. “Become a Fan” on the library’s Web site

eBooks: Downloadable at the library’s Web site.

Free Online Classes: Register with your library card at www.chestateelibrary.org

Children’s Program: Movers & Shakers, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, is intended for children ages 2 to 5. The programs last 45 minutes to an hour and may include songs, finger play and crafts in addition to stories.

Tween Bingo, Sept. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Grab a Bingo card, a handful of candy, and play for cool prizes! Tell about a book you’re reading and get two Bingo cards! Free fun, food and prizes – bring a friend! Grades 3-5.

Teen Program: I Stepped in a Pile of Craft, Sept. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Have so many T-shirts you don’t know what to do with ‘em? Bring them to the library and create a T-shirt rug! We’ll shred the shirts and create great-looking, soft rugs. Don’t have shirts to bring­—no problem! We’ll have plenty for you to use! Free. Grades 6-12.

Happy Bookers Book Discussion Group, Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. The Happy Bookers book discussion group meets the third Thursday of each month to discuss fiction, non-fiction, and award-winning books. The September selection is “The Last Child” by John Hart. New members are welcome.

In the Footsteps of the Cherokee: Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m.: See article page 3B.

Education/Classes

Dave Ramsey financial workshop Tuesday

See story page 5B.

Herbal Apprenticeship Program registering

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School is taking applications for their Beginners Herbal Apprenticeship Program. Please pre-register for this three-class program by Sept. 15 by calling Cindi Vernon at (706) 429-6323 or e-mail: cindiv@windstream.net

GED program at adult learning center

The Adult Learning Center’s new hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and closed Thursday and Friday. Orientation and pre-testing will be conducted on Wednesdays beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m. We help you prepare for your GED, and there is no charge until the final GED tests. Partial scholarships are available for those who qualify. Register at 706-867-2862.

Mountain Education Charter High School

MEC is a SACS accredited, non-traditional, self-paced, mastery learning evening high school serving students ranging in age between 15-21 who have left traditional day school and would like to obtain their Georgia High School Diploma. MEC has eight sites in the North Georgia area, with one in Lumpkin. 706-219-4664, www.mymec.org

S.A.T. and Study Prep

Essay, English, math, and science with Dr. Norman Leonard nleonard73@gmail.com

International appalachian academy

Classes Wednesday for Japanese Language/Culture and Thursday for World History/Literature. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 390 Tom Bell Odom Road. 706-265-5502, learn@internationalappalachianacademy.com

Buddhist meditation and study group

Gold Hills Buddhist meditation and study group meets weekly in Dahlonega. Carol Trimble, meditation instructor, 706-482-0514

Herbal Apprenticeship

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School is offering a 10-month Herbal Apprenticeship Program, held one Saturday a month for 10 months covering a complete study of the herbal world. Cindi Vernon, (706) 429-6323, cindiv@windstream.net

program aims to improve reading skills

The Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition and Lanier Technical College are both supporting a new Adult Literacy Program (ALP) initiative to identify and help those who want to improve reading skills. If you have a relative or friend who cannot read at all, or can read some but would like to improve their reading abilities, then encourage them to give ALP a call. The program offers one-on-one tutors, self-pacing and confidentiality. 770-740-9343, 706-429-4517

NORTH GEORGIA CONTINUING EDUCATION

For information on these classes, contact the NGCSU Department of Continuing Education at (706) 864-1918, email conted@northgeorgia.edu or register at www.northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Gold Panning—There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Learn about the history of the Dahlonega gold belt, as well as various types of gold mining and panning techniques and where to look locally for gold. Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $59. Bill Findley

Beginner River Kayak: Enjoy a beautiful 7-mile float down the Chestatee River with some easy Class I rapids. Saturday, Sept. 22 ,10 a.m.-2p.m. $69. Patrick Hall

Shibori—Silk Scarf Dyeing: Create five beautiful, wearable silk scarves using five different types of silk. Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $89 plus $35 supply fee. Jo-Marie Karst

Appalachian Basket Weaving: Weave an Appalachian egg basket from kudzu vines. All levels welcome. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $69 plus $20 materials. Regina Hines

Basic Beading: Learn about beads, findings, jewelry making materials and design concepts and create your own custom jewelry. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. $49. Pat Martin

Refuse To Be a Victim: Learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. This course covers home, personal, automobile, workplace, and technological security. Mon/Wed Oct. 1 & 3, 7-9 p.m. $85 includes handbook. Rita Woods

Online PLU-Approved Courses for Teachers: North Georgia Continuing Education offers a multitude of online courses approved for two PLU credits by the Department of Education. Courses include: Creating the Inclusive Classroom, Leadership, Survival Kit for New Teachers and more. Full list at northgeorgia.edu/ce.

Online Learning with Ed2go: NGCSU’s Continuing Education Department offers instructor-led, on-line classes which run for six weeks, and are never cancelled. Go to www.ed2go.com/ngcsu for a listing of classes.

Music/Drama/Film & More

Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life

The Holly Theater will hold auditions for its Christmas play, It’s a Wonderful Life, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. both days in the theater’s Black Box downstairs. Actors should be prepared for cold readings from the script. The production will run the first three weekends in December. No appointment necessary. Stephanie Sartain, 770-654-7133

Jamming on the Square every Saturday

Acoustic musicians gather on the lawn of the Dahlonega Gold Museum from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 13 for the jam that welcomes pickers and listeners. Produced by Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. Facebook group: Dahlonega Appalachian Jam, 706-864-3513

events at NGCSU

Pickin’ Porch Old Time Jam: An old-time music jam is held from 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at NGCSU’s Vickery House. Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring fiddles, banjos and more for a friendly exploration of the traditional music of Appalachia. Others are invited to listen. Jon Mehlferber, 706-867-2832, jpmehlferber@northgeorgia.edu

NGCSU Planetarium: Shows Fridays 8-9 p.m. at George E. Coleman Planetarium, room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Sunset Drive. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 8 p.m. www.northgeorgia.edu/planetarium

Dahlonega Mountain Dance Friday

The Dahlonega Mountain Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Woodmen of the World Building, above Cranberry Corners. See article page 3B.

Movies under the stars Friday

Journey 2 will be shown Friday, Sept. 14, in Hancock Park. See article page 3B.

Caruso’s, 19B East Main Street, 706-864-4664

www.diningindahlonega.com

Every Sunday, 5 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30 p.m.: Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Every Friday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke & Dance Night

Every Saturday, 9 p.m.: Karaoke, Dance and Contest night

The Corkscrew Café, 51 Main Street West, 706-867-8551; www.thecorkscrewcafe.com

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. till close: Corkscrew University. Jamming and singing with Lara Polangco on the back deck. Special pricing for NGCSU students.

The Crimson Moon Café, 24 North Park Street, 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com for advance reservations online. Call for day of event reservations.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tom & Juli Hundreds of cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s while you dine. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: Open Jam, hosted by Adam Kadmon and Jason Spencer. Free Admission. Acoustic levels are required in the venue, but electrics, drums and bass are very welcome. Text or Call 706-265-5183 to let us know you’ll be jamming!

Friday, Sept. 14, 8-10 p.m.+: The April Verch Trio (Folk / Roots / Bluegrass) $14 Advance/$16 at Door. JUNO Award nominated

April Verch’s high-energy show blends her talents as a fiddler, singer/songwriter and stepdancer into a charming, vibrant display of music and dancing that sets her apart from the rest. It’s old-time with a side of

Canada’s Ottawa Valley, mixing plucky, straight-backed Canadian tunes with ancient Appalachian ballads with such a deft touch you’d think they’d been neighbors for centuries. April is the first woman in history to win both of Canada’s most prestigious fiddle championships—the Grand Masters and Canadian Open—πand has been called a “world class fiddler” by Sam Bush.

Saturday, Sept.15, 8-10 p.m.+: Randall Bramblett Solo Show (Classic

Rock / Roots / Blues) $15 Advance/$17 at Door! Randall Bramblett has kept great company over the years. From his early career with Capricorn Records in bands like Cowboy, Gregg Allman and, Sea Level to his more recent tours with Widespread Panic, Traffic and Steve Winwood, he has worked with the best in the business. His solo career began in the mid ‘70s with two critically acclaimed albums on Polydor Records and has continued to the present with his releases of five more. His talent as a songwriter is well documented and his songs have been recorded

by folks like Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Bramlett, Delbert McClinton and more.

Sunday, 2-5 p.m.: Every third Sunday of the month: SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) Jam Session. Free.

Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.+ 3rd Sunday Greybeard’s Bluegrass and Beyond Jam. An eclectic “bluegrass & beyond” repertoire ranging from Old Time to Gospel, Blues to Jazz, Rock ‘n Roll, a little bit of Classical, and enough ‘straight up’ Bluegrass to keep your toes tapping. $5, invited performers, free.

Gustavo’s Pizzeria, 16 Public Square South, 706-864-2366

Saturday, Sept. 15, 8-11 p.m.: Live music by Erick Jones

Johnny B’s Beef & Brew, 438 West Main Street, 706-864-2400

Thursdays: College Night

Fridays: Live entertainment

Tuesdays: Country Western Music night

Friday, Sept. 14: Stoned Sandwich

The Oar House, 3072 Highway 52, 706-864-9938, www.theoarhouse.com

Live entertainment Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Le Petit Café, 259 Church Street, 706-867-0000, www.lepetitcafedahlonega.com

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: A Taste of England. Dinner, live music, dancing. Reservations only.

Poppy’s Pool Hall,132 Legion Road, 706-864-0774, www. nga.apaleagues.com

Every Saturday night: 7:30 p.m. Tournament

Every Wednesday: 7 p.m. APA (American Poolplayers Association) 8-Ball pool league play

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, 87 North Chestatee Street, 706-482-0114. All ages welcome, no cover.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30: Wingin & Singin: 50¢ chicken wings and karaoke

Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.: Team Trivia. Prizes and giveaways.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Jason Connelly. The Jason Connelly Band. Jason Connelly and Keith Hirsch write from personal life experience. The band is known for the combination of Connelly’s voice and rhythmic guitar and Hirsch’s ability to make a djembe sound like a full drum set.Saturdays, 12-3 p.m.: Tom and Juli on the deck, weather permitting. Listen to an incredible repertoire of cover songs from this popular Dahlonega duo.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Carl Dylan. Influences such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, David Gray and The Civil Wars have led Dylan to create a sound unique to him, yet that has a quality of desirable familiarity emanating from within each melody. All ages welcome. No cover charge.

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.: Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Kenney

Tuesdays: Tuesdays with Tim—live music with Tim O’Donovan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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WINE TASTING

Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, 16 North Park Street · Public Square, (706) 864-8275

Naturally Georgia featuring Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 90 Public Square North: 706-864-0832

Simply Taste Buds, a tasting room for Georgia Wines, 39 South Chestatee Street, 706-482-0004.

Reunions

FREELAND Sept. 15

Family and friends of Jarrett Newton and Emily Eugenia Faulkner Freeland will hold a reunion Saturday, Sept.15, at the Siloam Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Siloam Church Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish lunch, family history and photos. Reggie Gable 706-864-3706, Gail Davis 706-864-6299

Thomas family reunion Sunday

The annual Cornelious and Ida (Sims) Thomas family reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Goodwill Building in White County. Bring your favorite dishes and old photos to share. Dinner at 1 p.m. Family and friends welcome. Geneva Humphries 706-865-6137

Turner Sept. 16

All family and friends of the late Wes and Mandy (Amanda Hester) Turner are invited to a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church fellowship hall.

LCHS 50’s reunion Sept. 22

The annual LCHS 50s get-together will be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA on Riley Road off Morrison Moore Parkway. Please bring covered dish, annuals, photos, and special memories to share.

Kerns Reunion Get Together Sept. 22

The Kerns reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ryan’s Steak House, 126 Highway 400, Dawsonville. Bring old photos to share. Wayne, 706-235-4034, or Charles, 706-754-5149

LCHS Class of 1987 Sept. 22

The 25th year class reunion of the LCHS class of 1987 (and others who attended with the class) will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pine Valley Pavilion on Dawsonville Highway. Info at http://lchs87.com. Bring your own food or make reservations for catered food by Sept. 7. April Howard 706-429-3968, Lyn Cantrell 706-344-8020

SULLENS REUNION Sept. 23

The Annual Sullens Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Road. Bring your favorite dish, old/new pictures and family stories. Debra Jackson, 770-561-6499, or Robbie Wehunt, 706-864-3735

Grindle Sept. 23

The Grindle Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at the home of Donald Grindle, 236 Emory Stephens Road. Patsy Bryan, 706-864-3034

Segers Sept. 30

The Segers reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at Mt. Gilead Church fellowship hall, 5332 Hwy. 52 E, about seven miles out of Dahlonega. Bring a picnic basket and food to share. Come early for fellowship. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. J.D, 706-864-3968; Charles, 706-864-2435

Senior Services/Activities

lumpkin County Senior Center

266 Mechanicsville Road, 706-864-2358,

lcseniorcenter@windstream.net

SENIOR Co-ed SOFTBALL: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Co-ed, age 50+. 678-343-8069.

Rubber Bandits: Strength training program Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. $10 per person/month.

Silver Singers: This group of community singers is open to seniors 55+ to sing and have fun. Tuesdays.

Artists Open Studio: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center Art Studio.

Wellness programS for 55+: Healthways Silver Sneakers, designed for 55+ adults, Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio Fit at 1 p.m. Thursdays.

YOGA FLOW for PERSONAL Fitness: One-hour classes promoting strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, breath control and stress relief. All fitness levels. $5/class Tues/Th @ 4:15 Paula Bingham, 706-864-2851, pyb3644@hotmail.com

Nutrition Program for 60+: Socalize, exercise, play games and enjoy crafts, pool, and more. Have a nutritious hot meal.



Wellness/Fitness

THE DAY OF THE MAYA Workshop Sept. 14

“The Day of Maya, Dec. 21, 2012” will discuss varying theories of changes in humanity according to different historical cultures. The workshop will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Dahlonega Healing Arts, 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100. 706-867-7026

Yoga at MindyYoga

Class schedule at www.mindyyoga.com. Mindy Searcey, Certified Yoga Instructor. 106 Public Square North, downstairs in Hall’s Block Building. 706-531-4718, info@mindyyoga.com

Running Group: Dahlonega Gold Rushers

Dahlonega Gold Rushers, a running group for all ages, abilities, distance/speed, meets on Saturday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at Hancock Park. Free.

Project Dahlonega Boot Camp

Free co-ed fitness program that motivates and educates individuals in fitness and healthy nutrition. Workout sessions are a balanced mixture of cardio, strength, and agility, and tailored so each fitness level can achieve maximum potential. No one left behind! Come join and change your life! Hancock Park, Monday-Friday 5:15-6:15 a.m.

Zumba classes at YMCA

Dance, sweat, and laugh with Zumba. Classes held Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up at Lumpkin Parks YMCA, 706-864-3622. $5 per class.

Yoga at Dahlonega Spa Resort

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: Yoga for all levels. A basic Hatha Yoga flow, appropriate for any level with Sandy Osieja. 400 Blueberry Hill off Town Creek Church Road. 706-865-7678

Dahlonega Healing Arts

Yoga by Kathryn Crifasi, 678-770-0400, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Chigong/Taichi: Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100, 706-867-7026

Holistic movement classes

Wild Mountain Girl Herbal School on the square announces new holistic movement classes. Classes for grace, balance, gentle stretching, cardio-strength, walking and more. All classes are easy and inexpensive. Cindi Vernon, 706-429-6323

Jazzercise

Adult classes offered now, Jr. Jazzercise and Team Dance coming soon. Jazzercise of Dahlonega, 400 Wal-Mart Way, Suite F. 678-617-0329, www.jazzercise.com; bgagne@windstream.net

YOGA Flow for Personal Fitness

Morning, afternoon and evening one hour classes for all ages and fitness levels promoting improved personal well being while engaging in traditional flowing Yoga postures. $5/class. Paula Bingham 706-864-2851 pyb3644@hotmail.com

natural & holistic living

The Southern Association of Green Enthusiasts is open to anyone who is interested in natural, alternative, green and holistic living. Cindi Vernon, (706)429-6323 or cindiv@windstream.net

Wellness Classes

Learn healthy eating habits, lifestyle choices and exercises by certified nutritionist and wellness coach. 706-429-7956 Wellness-21, on the Public Square. www.wellness-21.com

Volunteers

Adult Literacy Tutors: The Adult Literacy Program (ALP) of Lumpkin County is seeking volunteer tutors to work with adults on their reading skills. Training is available. For more information call Vikki Condrey, 706-429-4517.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Lumpkin County area. If you have the time (only two hours out of your week) and want to help the homebound senior adults in our community, please call Rhonda at 706-864-2358 for more information or come by the senior center for an application. Training will be provided.

Mentoring volunteers are matched with students to serve as a role model, advisor and friend. Lumpkin County Family Connection Mentor Program, Brenda Cronan, bcronan@lumpkin.k12.ga.us, 706-867-7047

Odyssey Hospice Volunteers: Do you like to knit, crochet, sew or craft? Can you run an errand or clean a yard for someone? Will you help meet the needs of patients and families living with a life-limiting illness? Would you just spend time visiting with a hospice patient? Gail Manter, Manager of Volunteer Services, Odyssey Hospice 706-549-5736 or 877-637-9432.

Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition has volunteer opportunities in ESL, GED, Adult Literacy, Children’s Literacy, or on fundraising committees. Office, 706-867-9607; Juanita Tipton, 706-867-1835, http://www.lumpkinliteracy.org/

Affinis Hospice is seeking caring, upbeat volunteers to work with hospice patients in and around Lumpkin County. Roxann, 678-333-8507 or rbradford@affinishospice.org

COMMUNITY HELPING PLACE is seeking volunteers for the Food Pantry, Free Clinic and Thrift Store. Flexible scheduling. David Faile, Volunteer Services Director, 706-867-9621

Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia seeks individual volunteers and group organizations are to help people coping with terminal illness and their families. Steven Vanlerberghe, 678-651-1440

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs volunteers to work with abused and neglected children. 706-864-0300, information@enotahcasa.org, www.enotahcasa.org.

THRIFT STORE CUSTOMER SERVICE: NOA (No One Alone), the domestic violence program for Dawson and Lumpkin counties needs volunteers to work at its thrift shop. Fiona Boss, 706-867-6167

Lumpkin Animal Shelter needs volunteers for office work as well as hands-on socialization of animals. 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, a/k/a “TLC”, needs pet foster homes, volunteers, and donations. Mary Waits, Foster Home Coordinator, 770-823-3908, or to volunteer, contact the shelter at (706)864-2817.

Hospice of NE GA. Medical CENTER needs caring individuals to help serve grieving individuals following the death of their loved one. Training provided. Carol Jewell, 770-533-8888 or 888-572-3900, www.nghs.com

DAHLONEGA Gold Museum needs volunteers to help staff the museum four to eight hours each month. Training provided. Call or drop by, 706-864-2257

Support Services

Overcomers Outreach at Bethlehem Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church is offering an “Overcomers Outreach” Biblically based 12-step meeting—a program that addresses everyday problems and afflictions such as addiction, divorce, depression, compulsive behaviors, etc.—on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 706-864-2743

Support for victims of family violence

The NOA Network Support Group meets weekly in Dawsonville and Dahlonega to provide emotional support to victims of family violence and their children. Topics are led by a licensed counselor and include: Building Self-Esteem, Managing Emotions, Healthy Relationships, etc. Childcare and snacks are provided. The Dawson group meets in Dawsonville on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The Lumpkin group meets in Dahlonega on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please call NOA (No One Alone) at 706-867-6420 for more information or to join a group. 24-Hour Crisis Line, 706-864-1986, or live webchat available- www.noonealone.org

Nursing Mothers’ Support

Mom to Mom Breastfeeding Support Group meets monthly at different locations due to weather or site availability. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers meet in an informal setting for fun, information and friendship. Lynn Hale, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor, 678-630-9596

Reformers Unanimous Addiction Program

RU meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Wahoo Baptist Church, 9365 Highway 52 East, Murrayville. Helping others break chains of addiction. Childcare provided. Supported by Wahoo, Faith, Canaan, and Harvest Baptist churches. 706-867-9385

Grief support programs at NGMC

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) offers free grief support groups in area schools, as well as an ongoing support group to parents surviving the loss of their adult child. 770-219-8888, Jennifer Sorrells, Jennifer.Sorrells@nghs.com.

Kinship Care—Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kinship Care, a program for grandparents and other relatives raising grandchilden, is a safe place to share experiences. Members learn from each other and find out about programs for which they and the children may be eligible. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday of each month at The Lumpkin County Senior Center. Legacy Link, Inc., Area Agency on Aging, 770-538-2650 or 1-800-845-LINK.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Biblically-based 12-Step Recovery Meeting.

Dahlonega UMC: Every Saturday. Church service 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Meeting 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided. Dahlonega United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 South Park Street

Set Free Church: Every Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7 p.m., 1660 Highway 52 East

Alcoholics Anonymous:

The Gratitude Group: Meeting at noon Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Twelve and Twelve); 9 a.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. All meetings at Kidz Church of the Dahlonega United Methodist church using the Maple Street entrance opposite the Sun Trust bank ATM. AA Hotline: 706-867-7769

12 Step Meeting: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Dahlonega Baptist Church

AA Big Book Meeting: meets at Dahlonega Baptist Church every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon:

Saturdays 9-10 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Georgia Mountain Unitarian-Universalist Church, 439 South Park Street. 770-833-2034

Lumpkin County Caregivers

A support group for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Dahlonega Baptist Church. 706-867-6569

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous meets twice a week, 8 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Fridays, at Georgia Mountain Unitarian-Universalist Church on South Park Street. 706-216-5023

Church/Religious Events

Gospel Singing

Freedom MInistries saturday night singing

Saturday night singing: Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Featured singers on Sept. 15 are Three or More, Gail Guynn, Gospel Travelers. The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected. 1067 Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) 706-867-6534 www.gospelgigs.com/

Benefit singing Sept. 22 at Salem Baptist

Salem Baptist Church will have a benefit singing for Tommy Fouts’ family, Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Special singers will be Across Time, Pure In Heart, and The Mount Vernon Quartet. Everyone is welcome.

AWANA at Bethlehem Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church will be starting AWANA Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All children ages four through high school are invited to attend. 706-864-2743.

UnitARIAn Universalist church

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. On Sept. 16 Rosann Kent, Director of NGCSU’s Appalachian Studies Center, will present “The M-word,” about how a mission trip in 2007 transformed her life. Worship 11 a.m.; children’s religious education classes 11:30 a.m. following announcements and story time. Child care provided. 706-864-0661, www.gmuuc.org

Revival Sept. 23 at The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Baptist Church of Dahlonega, located at 5007 Highway 52 East, will be holding Fall Revival Sunday through Friday, Sept. 23-26, at 7:30 p.m. Hometown preachers will be holding the service. Pastor, D.W. Gravitt, welcomes all.

Prayer LIne available

A local prayer line is available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and a half day Sunday. If no one answers leave request on machine. 706-864-0673, http://gearinministries.tripod.com

Lessons: Music/Dance

Dance Classes

The Ballet Barre offers dance classes starting at age 2 1/2 in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and pointe. www.bbarre.com

music, songwriting lessons

Jason Kenney offers instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, songwriting, and music theory at the Holly Theater. 706-344-7059

STring Instruments

Bluegrass instrument instruction—fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin. Sonny Houston, 404-377-1194

MUSIC LESSONS

Beginning and intermediate piano and violin, children and adults welcome. Ruth Purcell, 706-482-9968 or rppurcell@windstream.net

Music lessons

Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass. $10. James Lambert, 706-973-9317

Weekend camp for drummers

Drum Camp for beginners, middle school, high school. Three-day weekend camps in Dahlonega. Rory Knapton, 706-865-1564

STRING INSTRUMENT Lessons

Guitar, banjo, fiddle—­­any string instrument. Vintage Music, Public Square. Individual or small groups. 706-864-2682

Pets

Holistic Pet Care program Saturday

Dr. Carol Falck, a holistic veterinarian, will present a program from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Dahlonega Healing Arts on her approach to pet wellness. She will discuss some dramatic cases and will answer pet health questions. She is also a licensed acupuncturist for animals. Please register. 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building E, Suite 100, 706-867-7026

Micro-chipping at animal shelter

Micro-chipping is available to the public at Lumpkin County Animal Shelter for any dog or cat for $20. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, 706-867-7297

Community Support Needs

Free PIck up of Donations by CHP

Community Helping Place is in need of gently used furniture. Free pick up within a 10-mile radius of the store. Ben, 706-867-9621 ext. 106

Pick up for Southern finds

Call Southern Finds (A NOA store) to pick up gently used furniture and/or home decor. Donations receive a tax deductible receipt. 706-867-6167

Pickup by Waypoint

Waypoint Center Thrift Store will pick up yard sale leftovers, furniture, clothing and household items. All donations benefit the organization’s non-profit, faith based addiction recovery program. Call 706-867-0297 for pickup. www.waypointcenter.org

Lessons: Music/Dance

Dance Classes

The Ballet Barre offers dance classes starting at age 2 1/2 in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and pointe. www.bbarre.com

music, songwriting lessons

Jason Kenney offers instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, songwriting, and music theory at the Holly Theater. 706-344-7059

STring Instruments

Bluegrass instrument instruction—fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin. Sonny Houston, 404-377-1194

MUSIC LESSONS

Beginning and intermediate piano and violin, children and adults welcome. Ruth Purcell, 706-482-9968 or rppurcell@windstream.net

Music lessons

Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass. $10. James Lambert, 706-973-9317

Weekend camp for drummers

Drum Camp for beginners, middle school, high school. Three-day weekend camps in Dahlonega. Rory Knapton, 706-865-1564

STRING INSTRUMENT Lessons

Guitar, banjo, fiddle—­­any string instrument. Vintage Music, Public Square. Individual or small groups. 706-864-2682

Recycling

PLASTIC/PAPER/ALUMINUM:

• # 1 & 2 plastic bottles (discard lids)

• Corrugated cardboard (clean and dry)

• Office paper and junk mail, magazines etc. No paperboard (such as cereal boxes), brown fiber paper (such as brown paper bags) or paper towel or toilet tissue cores.

• Aluminum and tin cans. (please rinse out)

Locations:

• Lumpkin County Recycle Center, 1642 Red Oak Flats Road, (706-867-7574

• Lumpkin County Landfill, Barlow Road. 706-864-6338

• Bins at Radar Ridge, Morrison Moore across from the college dorms

• Bins on Highway 19 North across from Ace Hardware.

CITY PICK UP AT RESIDENCES

The City accepts the same things except for cans. They do not have to be separated.

CFL BULBS: Home Depot

BATTERIES

• Radio Shack/Dahlonega Pharmacy: household rechargeable batteries

• Home Depot

Cell PHones

Dahlonega Funeral Home collects old cell phones for “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” an effort to support military members returning from active duty. 706-864-DOVE

PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS:

• J&J Foods

• Walmart

STYROFOAM: Publix accepts egg cartons and meat trays.

Electronic Recyclables, MIcrowaves, etc.

• Waypoint Thrift Store, Highway 60 East of 400, 706-867-0297

Art Lessons

Art by Rayneri Watercolor Classes

Oscar Rayneri, watercolor instructor, offers classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at his studio.  706-867-8059, orayneri@windstream.net, www.oscarrayneriart.yolasite.com

Drawing for the Fun of It by Jon Dahlstrom

Drawing classes/workshops for age seven and up, portfolio reviews. The Artists Corner in Cranberry Corners on the Square. 706-482-0258, jon@scrapsnscribbles.com

classes at Funky chicken

Beginning woodcarving at the Funky Chicken Art Project. www.funkychickenartproject.com or Christina, 706-864-3938, funkchic@windstream.net

art instruction by Win Crannell

Win Crannell is offering art instruction at his studio/gallery at 734 Calhoun Road. 706-864-6422, wcrannell@windstream.net

Painting lessons by Anita Elder

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting in a fun and relaxing environment with fellow artists. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, beginner through advanced. Individual help given each student. 706-429-6008, www.artloft.net\

Farmers Markets

Market at Blackburn Park Wednesdays

The new county-operated Lumpkin County Farmers Market at Blackburn Park in the south end of the county will be open through the growing season from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The market pavilion is located on Blackburn Road, about 1/4 mile past Blackburn Elementary School.

FARMERS MARKET Saturdays in Dahlonega

The Dahlonega Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in a new location this year. The market features locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as jams, honeys, herbs, flowers and plants at West Main and Waters streets (across from the Holly Theater). Farmers interested in participating can obtain a permit ($15/month) at City Hall, 465 Riley Road. Become a Fan of the “Dahlonega Farmers Market” on Facebook. Rebecca Shirley, 706-864-6133

More Children & Youth

preschool Programs now enrolling:

Sonshine Weekday Preschool of Dahlonega Baptist Church is enrolling students for the school year. The preschool is an early education program in a Christian environment for one year olds through four/five year old Pre-K. Classes follow the Lumpkin County calendar. For registration and enrollment forms, samples of curriculum and parents’ handbook visit www.dbch.org or contact Stacy Mizer, 706-864-3676, or stacy@dbch.org. (9/19)

Dahlonega United Methodist Church MMO/Preschool. Dahlonega United Methodist Church MMO/Preschool enroling for school year 2012-2013. Ages Toddlers-Pre-K class. Angie Mayo, 706-864-8521, www.dahlonegaumc.org/mmo-preschool

Lumpkin County Head Start/Pre-K. Children will need to be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. The program welcomes children with disabilities and does not discriminate. 706-864-3456

SCOUTING:

Boy Scout Troop 36 is chartered by the Mountain Ranger Association and meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at their scout hut located at Camp Frank Merrill 5th RTB. Troop 36 participates in a 50-mile hiking/canoe trip every summer, as well as camping, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and caving year round. Don McElliott, 706-864-0278, www.dahlonega36.mytroop.us

Boy Scouts of America Troop 303 (ages 13-17) meets each Monday (when school is in session) from 6– 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Community House, at the corner on North Park and Hawkins streets. The active troop schedules monthly outings and regular merit badge classes. Scoutmaster Scotty Erwin, 706-969-8117; Committee Chairman Beecher DuVall, wbdgnld@windstream.net

Cub scout pack 36 meets Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks YMCA arts and crafts room. Monthly themed pack meetings, outdoor activities plus community service projects. 770-503-6221, 706-867-6711, www.littlemen.webs.com

Venturing group: Venture Crew #79 meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the art room at YMCA Parks & Rec. Venturing is a youth led program for boys and girls ages 13-20 and involves high adventure activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing as well as social activities and community projects. Augustus Brightwell, 706-864-9487 abrightwell@hotmail.com 

MORE Pets

TLC seeks volunteers, trainer assistants

TLC Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help animals, make new friends and have fun. There are many ways to help, from walking dogs to working on construction projects. Volunteers are also needed to assist in training the TLC dogs Saturdays, 10 a.m. at TLC—no experience needed. 706-864-2817, info@tlchs.org or stop by TLC at 1735 Red Oak Flats Road.

volunteer pets needed

The Compassionate Pets Program at Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia is seeking volunteers. Tami, Volunteer Coordinator, 678-943-3585 or 678-717-0969

TLC Donations needed

Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, a/k/a “TLC,” is a small no-kill 501(c)3 located at 1735 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega. Their wish list includes pet leashes, flea control, puppy and kitten wet food, toys and scoopable cat litter, as well as cash donations, volunteer dog walkers and foster homes. 706-864-2817

Purchase from online retailers benefit TLC

TLC Humane Society has partnered with Adoptashelter.com to raise money for Lumpkin County’s no-kill shelter. Any item purchased through http://adoptashelter.com/MallPortal/?shelter_id=1487 at over 400 retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, iTunes, Office Depot and others earns money for TLC. All prices, customer service and discounts are exactly the same as going directly to the merchant.

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