The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the United Community Bank. Dan Lowrey, Archaeozoologist from Troy, Ala., will present “What Can We Learn from Bones?” describing his work on bones from the Aila site in southern Jordan. Lowrey has worked on archaeological sites in the Southeastern US, in Israel and in Jordan, specializing in the study of human and animal bones. Members are encouraged and visitors are welcome.
Georgia Mountain Chapter of Military Officers Association of America meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (Oct. 20) at Ryan’s in Dawsonville. Retired, former and current military officers are welcome. www.gmcmoaa.org, 706-265-7613
The American Legion #239 Auxiliary meets the third Thursday (Oct. 20) of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. www.dahlonegalegion.org
F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Recover) is a coalition in Lumpkin County organized to focus on drug and alcohol prevention for a new generation, intervention for addicts now and optimism for a drug-free community in the future. The group meets at noon on the third Thursday of the month (Oct. 20) in the community room of the United Community Bank. It seeks to provide support and services to families affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Bridgette Barker, email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity of Lumpkin County meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (Oct. 20) in the meeting room upstairs at Yahoola Grill.
TLC HUMANE SOCIETY meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday (Oct. 20) in the basement of the Dahlonega Library. Please come and bring a friend. We are trying to plan for our fund raisers for the year and any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. 706-864-2817
GOLD COUNTRY SQUARE DANCERS meets the first and third Fridays of each month (Oct. 21) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church fellowship hall on South Park Street at Maple Street. The public is invited for fun, exercise and good fellowship. Dana Whitfield, 706-864-9021
Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays, (Oct. 25) of each month. 706-864-3838
The North Georgia Photography Critique Special Interest Group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (Oct. 27), in the Dawson County library, 342 Allen Street, Dawsonville to share tips and critique each other’s photos. New members welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://web.me.com/paulschiemer/Critique_Group/Photos.html
The Lions Club of Dahlonega meets the second and fourth Thursdays (Oct. 27) at Just Off the Square Café, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Anne Mundy, 706-864-5899
Mountain Coin Club for beginner and advanced numismatists meets the fourth Thursday of each month (Oct. 27) at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is held in the community room of Cadence Bank on Blue Ridge Street in Blairsville. Call YOCS, 706-379-1488.
TROUT UNLIMITED, GOLD RUSH CHAPTER meets on the first Tuesday (Nov. 1) in the Ivie Lodge at Camp Glisson (two miles north of Dahlonega on Highway 60). Dinner ($8) is served at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to eat. Sherman Head, email@example.com or 706-864-6461, goldrushtu.org
LUMPKIN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (Nov. 1) in the United Community Bank Community Room. All Lumpkin County residents are welcome. Jeff Clymer, Chairman, (706) 973-7091. www.Lumpkin-GOP.org.
Gaddistown Homemakers meets the first Tuesday of every month February through November (Nov. 1) at 74 Fire House Lane, formerly Pre-K, across from Woody Gap School. Homemakers in the Suches area are invited.
Auraria Community Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (Nov. 1) at the Community Clubhouse on Auraria Road. Join the club for a covered dish dinner. All members and friends are welcome. The cost is only $5 to join for a year of fellowship and giving back to the community. For information about the club or renting the clubhouse call 706-864-3432 or 770-527-1578.
Gold Rush Quilter’s Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month (Nov. 2) at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church on Friendship Road off West Moreland and Highway 129, Cleveland. Visitors and new members welcome. Elizabeth Pickel, 706-219-3890; Jan Fambrough, 706-867-8502
The Dahlonega Tea Party meets on the first Thursday of the month (Nov. 3), at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Lumpkin County Library. The public is invited to attend the meeting to learn what the Tea Party is.
Lumpkin County Family Connection Collaborative meets on the first Thursday of each month (Nov. 3) at noon at Lumpkin County Parks—YMCA. Anyone interested in the well being of families and children in Lumpkin County is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Brenda Cronan 706-265-8389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.lumpkin.k12.ga.us/~fc/
Dahlonega Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday (Nov. 3) at 6 p.m. in the Community House on North Park Street. Please bring a brown bag dinner if you wish.
The Stonepile Writers, a community creative writing group, meets the first Thursday of each month, (Nov. 3) at 6 p.m. at the Vickery House, 1 Vickery Drive, on the NGCSU campus. Barbara Seaton, 706-867-2911, BCSeaton@ngcsu.edu
The Weekend Gold Miners club meets the first Saturday of every month (Nov. 5) at 5 p.m. at the Auraria Community Center. The family-oriented group offers local prospecting locations and camaraderie to those with an interest in prospecting. 770-531-WEGM(9346)
The Lumpkin County Chapter of the VFW meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, (Nov. 7) at the United Community Bank Community Room, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway. Applicants should bring $25 and proof of eligibility. email@example.com
The Lumpkin County Chapter of the VFW meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, (Nov. 7) at the United Community Bank Community Room, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway. Any Honorably Discharged Veteran or current service member (American Citizen) who has received Combat or Hostile Fire Pay, Received a Campaign Medal or has served in the Republic of Korea for more than 30 consecutive/60 non-consecutive days is invited. Applicants should bring $25 and proof of eligibility. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gold Diggers Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday, (Nov. 8), at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. The public is invited. 706-974-0055
Word Chasers Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month (Nov. 8) at 1 p.m., in the craft room at the senior center. All are welcome. Rhonda, 706-864-2358
Mountain Laurel Lady Riders meets the second Tuesday of the month (Nov. 8) at 7 p.m. at The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, Highway 129, Cleveland. Come early for dinner. This is the local chapter of Women on Wheels (WOW), a national organization promoting motorcycling for women. Any woman who rides her own motorcyle, sport bike or scooter, or who is just interested in motorcycles, is invited. 706-968-6625.
Friends of Waypoint meets for monthly luncheons on the second Wednesday of each month (Nov. 9) at noon at the Waypoint Center, 45 Eagle Overlook Drive (off Six Mile Road), Dahlonega. Waypoint Center is a Christ-centered recovery program for men. New members are welcome; community support and involvement is critical for the success of the program. 706-864-7110, www.waypointcenter.org
The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team meets the second Wednesday of each month (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 91 North Park Street. The group is seeking volunteers to help victims of disasters in the Lumpkin County area. All interested citizens are welcome. Karen, 706-867-1910
The Golden Stitches Quilters Guild meets the second Thursday (Nov. 10) at the Lumpkin Senior Center from 6-8:30 p.m. to sew on individual and community projects. Come quilt, sew, and learn. Dana Fritchle, 706-864-9261; Deborah Raptis, 706-867-1869, or email email@example.com
The Georgia Mountain Handspinners Guild meets the second Saturday (Nov. 12) at Hopewell UMC on Hopewell Road south of Murrayville, 12-4 p.m. Visitors welcome. Lynn Johnson, 706-864-6407
Garden Bugs Club: Get a taste of planting, tending and harvesting at Revival Gardens Organic Produce the second Saturday (Nov. 12), 9:30-11:30 a.m. For the young and the young-at-heart. 390 Tom Bell Odom Road (off Siloam Church/Rider Mill Road). firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-265-5502
Etowah River Critters Club: Macro-Invertebrate Sampling and Photography on the Upper Etowah River the second Saturday (Nov. 12), 390 Tom Bell Odom Road (off Siloam Church/Rider Mill Road). email@example.com, 706-265-5502
Dawson County Chapter 970 of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets the second Monday of each month (Nov. 14) at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse. Fellowship and supper are at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wayne Watkins, 706-429-5002
The North Georgia Amateur Radio Club (NGARC) meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month (Nov. 15) in Dahlonega. Those interested in becoming licensed amateur radio operators or those who are already hams are invited to join the organization. Tom Crowell, president, 706-864-0410; Reudi Mettler, vice president, 404-474-0686
WILL (Women in Lumpkin Leadership), a monthly professional and social networking group for women, meets the third Wednesday of each month (Nov. 16) from 8 to 9:30 a.m. (program begins at 8:30) at the Stewart Center for Continuing Education next to Dairy Queen. $5-per-meeting fee is collected to support future activities. No membership commitment required. Send message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to E-vite list.
The Funky Chicken Art Project holds a woodcarvers gathering on the third Saturday of each month (Nov. 19), noon-3 p.m. More information and directions at www.funkychickenartproject.com or call Christina at 706-864-3938 or e-mail: email@example.com
SEBA (Southeastern Bluegrass Association) holds a jam the third Sunday of each month (Nov. 20) from 3-6 p.m. at Bobber’s Fish House, 51 Grove Street N. Raymond Busbee, 706-216-3885.
We Recycle! meets the third Monday of the month (Nov. 21) at 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the United Community Bank on Morrison Moore Parkway. www.WeRecycleLumpkin.org
AARP – Lumpkin Chapter 1966, meets the third Monday (Nov. 21) of each month at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Dahlonega United Methodist Church. A lunch will be served ($7). Anyone age 50+ is invited. Join us for food, fellowship, fun and informative speakers. Gail Monroe, 706-531-8973