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Family events

For the week of Jan. 6-12

POSTED: January 6, 2011 12:01 a.m.

This week

"Wonders of Winter Wildlife," Buford. Learn how animals migrate, go dormant, or tough out winter weather. Make food for wildlife, create a snow-track craft and take a guided hike. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Free with paid admission. 770-904-3500.

Family Day, Gainesville. Make and sample traditional and contemporary Northeast Georgia sweet treats. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900 or

Forum, Gainesville. Steve Gurr will present an illustrated talk about "New Year's Babies of the 1930s" and how Northeast Georgians shared a larger history and culture through the mass marketing publications of the time period. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free for members; $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900 or


Reading with TJ the Dog, Flowery Branch. Kids can listen to children's stories. 2 p.m. Jan. 14, Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 JM Turk Road, Flowery Branch. Free. 770-965-7140 or


Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children age 2-12; age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.


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