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May 16-22

POSTED: May 8, 2013 6:02 p.m.

This week

Dinner Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. 770-536-1900.

Georgia Mountain Big Green Eggfest, Hiawassee. 9 a.m. May 18. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $20. mountainegg.com.

Challenged Child and Friends “Rock in the Spring,” Gainesville. May 18. Brenau Amphitheatre, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-535-8372.

Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. 8-10 p.m. May 18. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Learn about astronomy and how to use a telescope. Bring a flashlight and pencil. Reservations required. $10 adults, $5 children ages 2-12 and Elachee members free. 770-535-1976, elachee.org.

17th annual Friends of the Parks Butterfly Release, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. May 19. Wilshire Trails Park, Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. 770-531-2680.

Frog Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20-24. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum, INK Members are free. 770-536-1900.

Upcoming

Underwater Adventure, Atlanta. May 25 through Sept. 5. Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX Theatre, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

Memorial Day fun, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. 770-536-1900.

Patriotic Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27-31. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum, INK members free. 770-536-1900.

Youth Summer League Swim Team, Gainesville. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. May 28 through July 26. Oakwood Family YMCA, 4101 Railroad St., Oakwood. The program is designed for children ages 5-18. Registration and Evaluations will be at 11 a.m. May 25. $120. 678-622-3908 or 770-519-6500, gamountainsymca.org.

Second annual Soque River Festival, Clarkesville. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1. Chatterton Place, 221 Sam Pitts Circle, Clarkesville. Free. 706-754-9382, soque.org.

“Art of the Waters” Summer Camp, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 through July 26. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $125 weekly, $100 Quinlan members. 770-536-2575, www.qvac.org. 2013 Master of Interior Design Portfolio Exhibition, Atlanta. 4-6 p.m. June 6. The High Museum, Stent Family Wing, Robinson Atrium, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Free. 770-534-6284, sconn@brenau.edu.

Girls Summer Leadership Program, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 through July 18. Gainesville Middle School, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. The program is geared for girls ages 10-17. Girls will learn leadership skills, study current world issues, go on field trips, listen to guest speakers, swim and participate in arts and crafts. $60. Registration deadline May 24. Space is limited. 770-718-1343.

Beach Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. June 3-7. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Create own beach scene. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun.org.

Movies Under the Stars, Suwanee. 7 p.m. June 8. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. misti@senllc.com.

3 Rings Circus, Dahlonega. 1-5 p.m. June 9. Hancock Park, Dahlonega. An event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Studio Jewelers and raise money for five local Charities.

Father’s Day Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. June 10-14. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Create a beautiful card for Father’s Day. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun.org.

“Dad’s Night Out,” June 14. Habersham County YMCA, 583 Grant St., Clarkesville. Enjoy dinner and shopping specials downtown, live music, live theater and plenty of recreational activities.

Father’s Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. June 16. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Dads free on Father’s Day. inkfun.org.

Dog Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. June 17-21. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Make your own dog craft. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun.org.

High School Conservatory, Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. June 18-29. Georgia Shakespeare Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. Participants will learn one monologue and one scene from Shakespeare to be performed for friends and family on the Conant stage. $600. 404-504-3401, gashakesppeare.org.

Farm Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. June 24-28. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Create farm crafts. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun.org.

11th annual Fabulous Fourth Spectacular, Buford. 2 p.m. July 4. Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Celebrate red, white and blue at Mall of Georgia with free concerts, fireworks and a free family-friendly movie.

Camp Shakespeare, Atlanta. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. July 8-19 for “As You Like It” and “Twelfth Night.” July 22 through Aug. 2 for Julius Caesar and Hamlet. $500. Georgia Shakespeare Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-504-3401, gashakesppeare.org.

Outdoor screening of “The Croods,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. July 25. The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Pre-movie activities will be for children. Adult $7, student and seniors $5. 770-534-2787, TheArtsCouncil.net.

Summer Theater Camp, Oakwood. July 29 through Aug. 2. Sterling on the Lake, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. Ages 6-17. Daily camp classes are $225 for nonresidents of Sterling on the Lake and $210 for residents. Instruction on acting, singing, public speaking and stage movement. Registration packet at Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Visit fifthrowcenter.com for registration forms. Deadline is July 19.

Fourth annual Breastfeeding in the Park, Baldwin. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Baldwin Park, 165 Willingham Ave., Baldwin. Food, drinks, games and door prizes. Free.

Movies Under the Stars, Suwanee. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. misti@senllc.com.

18th annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, Gainesville. Sept. 14. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888, lckc.org or dragonboatatlanta.com.

Ongoing

Fish Face contest, Atlanta. Through June 30. Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX Theatre, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. Underwater IMAX® adventure Under the Sea returns to Fernbank Museum with “Fish Face” photo contest. Send photos showing best “Fish Face” and win several great prizes. Send your photos to marketing@fernbankmuseum.org or post on Fernbank Museum’s Facebook page. 404-929-6300, fernbankmuseum.org.

“Playing Together: Games,” Buford. Through Sept. 2. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500, gwinnettEHC.org.

“Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story,” Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 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.

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. hallcountylibrary.org.

“Family Fun Night in the Pools,” Gainesville. 6 p.m. every third Saturday. YMCA aquatic center, J. A. Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville. $10. 770-297-9622, grogers@gamountainsymca.org.

Home School Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every first Tuesday. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. Homeschoolers admitted for half-price admission today. 770-536-1900.



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