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Moving story told simply in ‘Good Lie’

The movie poster for "The Good Lie" features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film's star - not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse.

October 02, 2014 | By Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer | Get Out top stories


Bands jam in Sautee Nacoochee

Sautee Nacoochee Center's will erupt in musical accord this weekend with its annual Sautee Jamboree.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Bavarian-style blast in Helen

Ever wanted to go to Germany? For the next month, it's possible to do just that without having to cross the ocean.

October 02, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Make way for Mule Camp Market

October 02, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Author to sign books during Mule Camp Market

Denise Weimer, author of the popular Georgia Gold Series linking the state's coast and mountains in the mid-1800s, will sign copies of all four historical fiction novels from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 during the Mule Camp Market Festival.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Helen Arts & Heritage center teaches artists to personalize work

Aspiring artists may throw clay or design their personal journals through two classes with the Helen Arts & Heritage Council.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Adults and children use the whole color spectrum

Pieces of fabric carefully intertwined create a colorful quilt full of expression while the inspiration springing from children's minds covers paper and canvas.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Quilting guild shows off pattern of artwork

Quilting takes time, practice and a trained eye, and more than 75 pieces will show off the handcrafted works in Dawson County this month.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Choices Pregnancy Care Center sponsors 5-kilometer run, walk

Rain or shine, runners and walkers alike can hit the pavement in Choices Pregnancy Care Center's inaugural 5K Run/Walk next weekend.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gardeners to learn how to prevent spread of invasive species

UGA Invasive Species Coordinator Karan Rawlins will be the guest presenter at a Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners' meeting this month.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Students visit tropical island for ‘Once’

The romance of an orphaned peasant girl and the rich city boy whom she saves from death will be revived in the one-act musical "Once on this Island" at Gainesville High School.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Elachee celebrates fall with benefit dinner and auction

Elachee's biggest fundraising event of the year, the Starlight Adventure Benefit Auction, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Elachee Nature Science Center.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Historical figures to guide hikers through Chicopee Woods

Hike through the great outdoors with historical beings at your side, figuratively that is.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gainesville Sinfonietta conducts a classical concert

Local professional musicians will put their talents to use for the Gainesville Sinfonietta 2014 this Sunday in Flowery Branch.

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Piedmont College sings ‘Sweet Charity’

"Do you want to have fun? How's about a few laughs?"

October 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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Partner up for 2 different dances

2002 National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval will join forces with Roger Gold to entertain dancers of all ages at two dances this weekend in Gainesville.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Boys do the monster mash with their mothers

How often do you see Kiss band members, a samurai and Superman all on the dance floor with their mothers?

October 16, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Trick-or-treat trips and costume parties planned throughout Northeast Georgia

For a month associated with spooky ghosts and haunting horsemen, the remaining weekends in October are filled with a plethora of Halloween-themed activities.

October 16, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Haunted corn maze opens at Uncle Shuck's

Twisted trails under the moonlight in a cornfield have the makings of a wickedly scary journey in Dawsonville.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Dawsonville pays tribute to bootleggers

October is known for fall, apples and the cooling of the weather. But in Dawsonville, October also equals classic cars and white lightning.

October 16, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Get Out top stories


Kids' cartoon uses animation in an unconventional way

"The Book of Life" is a Mexican-accented kids' cartoon so colorful and unconventionally dazzling it almost reinvents the art form. As pretty as a just-punctured pinata, endlessly inventive, warm and traditional, it serves up Mexican culture in a riot of Mexican colors and mariachi-flavored music.

October 16, 2014 | By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Get Out top stories


'Macbeth' brought to life at historic Holly Theater

One prophecy from three witches leads a Scottish general to take the throne of Scotland by force. This Shakespearean tale will be told within the walls of the historic Holly Theater at 69 W. Main St., in Dahlonega this month.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Alice falls down the rabbit hole in Habersham County

Chasing a white rabbit and racing a dodo bird are all part of Lewis Carroll's famous book starring a young girl named Alice.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Golf tournament to raise funds for humane society

Golfers will putt for pets during the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's 27th annual Dog Day Afternoon Golf Tournament.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Nature talk coming to Brenau Downtown Center

Through biodiversity and sustainability, the average gardener may make smarter choices in conjunction with nature.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Harvest Balloon Festival brings fall fun to Flowery Branch

Giant balloons are once again descending - and ascending, then descending again - into Flowery Branch.

October 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Dahlonega's Gold Rush Days festival celebrates 60 years

Gold Rush Days celebrating Dahlonega's history during a boom era have been a tradition for ages. And the popular festival invites North Georgians to the annual party next weekend.

October 09, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Music and art converge for the Arts Council's first major fall exhibition

Iconic songs and a splash of color are poised to treat the eyes and ears of Gainesville residents next Friday night with The Arts Council's first big event of the new season: "A World Of Art: International Art Exhibition" and 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience.

October 09, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Area artists receive recognition for their work during members' exhibition

Many North Georgia artists go unrecognized for their work. But from Oct. 16 to Dec. 6, artists will step into the spotlight in Gainesville.

October 09, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Habitat for Humanity builds the future through competition among schools

Playhouse walls will rise with speed, efficiency and artistry during the Habitat for Humanity of Hall County's annual competition and fundraiser at Mule Camp Market this weekend.

October 09, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


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