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Take a cruise, save a lake

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is hosting a tour of Lake Lanier aboard the Chota Princess II, a 40-foot catamaran, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The cruise will leave from Aqualand Marina, 6800 Lights Ferry Road in Flowery Branch, and will be the final Lake Lanier cruise of the year.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Dogs’ day is here

The third annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party will be Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Splash Zone at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Ancient Chinese tale takes to the stage

Soldiers, sword fights, the Huns and a dragon all culminate around the ancient tale of a young Chinese girl named Mulan.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Carving up fun with woodcarving class

Are you craftier than a Boy Scout?

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Plant your seat and grow your knowledge

The Dahlonega community is offering garden enthusiasts the opportunity to hear nationally recognized, multimedia personality Erica Glasener, who will speak at Dahlonega Park and Recreation, 365 Riley Road, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners organization is hosting Glasener for a lecture on "Designing a Garden for Four Seasons." This event is free to the public with refreshments being served.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Caution: Wet paint, but it’s a good thing

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is calling all artists for a plein air (or open air) painting event in the city of Flowery Branch, in partnership with the LakeView Art Center. All artists are invited to participate; there is no fee for participation.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


It’s a rodeo without horses — no bull!

If you're looking for a good way to rope in support for local veterans, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Post 8452 is hosting its inaugural Horseless Rodeo from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, in Gainesville.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Over the moon about scopes?

As part of International Observe the Moon Night celebration, a Telescopes in the Park event will be from 8 to 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sardis Creek Park, off Antioch Church Road, in Gainesville. International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event dedicated to encouraging people to 'look up' and take notice of Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon. Every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate the moon

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Local dancers move to the groove, for charity

Sometimes you just have to bust a move. If it's for a good cause, even better.

September 04, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Recess meets art class in new UNG exhibit

Children aren't the only ones who look forward to recess.

September 04, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Masters of different mediums on display at Quinlan

Artistic media ranging from still-lifes and statues to collages and canvases form cohesive collections to tell stories during the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's Fall Exhibitions.

August 28, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Yonah Mountain Vineyards' annual 'Crush Fest' set for Saturday

In tribute to Lucille Ball's iconic grape-stomping scene on "I love Lucy," a Cleveland-based winery is marking its annual harvest in a festive style.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Buford Corn Maze opens Saturday

The Buford Corn Maze is set to begin its 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, on the 5-acre site on Friendship Road in Buford.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Evening zoo tour offers behind-the-scenes look at animals

A daylight trip to the zoo is the average summertime activity. But before school starts, the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland will open its scenery close to dusk for a behind-the-scene peek at the animals.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Laurel Summer Fest celebrates the end of the season

As the end of summer draws near, Laurel Summer Fest aims to close the season with a bang - literally.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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Marketplace offers a wide range of ways to shop for holidays

Goods from more than 80 merchants from six states will pack the Gainesville Civic Center to help local residents check off their holiday shopping lists.

October 30, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Unicoi Wine Festival kicks off after Halloween

While young trick-or-treaters take over towns Friday night, residents 21 and older can steal away to the North Georgia mountains after Halloween to sip some spirits at the second annual Unicoi Wine Festival.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Halloween haunts headed to Piedmont College

Students at Piedmont College are planning to scare Demorest residents in some favorite ways.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


GTA brings a new interpretation to the classic 'Oklahoma'

What's more American than a cowboy fighting for the love of farm girl who is also sought after by an unsavory ranch hand? The answer lies in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's newest production.

October 30, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Gainesville High brings small-town life to stage in 'Greater Tuna'

More than 20 wild characters will fling back the curtains from their homes and let theater-goers see the hilarity of living in a small town.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Helen art studio offers pottery classes

Finding functional as well as decorative party pieces perfect for the home sometimes proves to be a difficult task. But learning to make those pieces will solve the problem.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Sautee art class teaches students to make Christmas decor from gourds

While Christmas is eight weeks away, those wanting to create homemade crafts for the house can try out a craft class in Sautee Nacoochee.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Piedmont College a capella group performing tonight

Singing without music is a talent one group excels at and plans to show off in concert.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Atlanta native singing in ‘marvelous’ concert

Internationally known soprano, Indra Thomas, will open the 2014-2015 Marvelous Music Concert Series next weekend at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


John King’s concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Fresh off his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, country singer John King returns home for a Nov. 2 concert at Piedmont College called "Homegrown."

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Voices of North Georgia to sing Johannes Brahms' music

Notes of "Sing Unto Zion: The Brahms Requiem" will rise and fall in tempo as the Voices of North Georgia performs its fall concert.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


North Georgia set for sweets and scares with Trick-or-Treat events

Every Halloween for almost 20 years, children have descended on downtown Gainesville for Trick-or-Treat on the Square and this year will be no different.

October 23, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Fall art festival set for Nov. 1 in Flowery Branch

Among the numerous festivals budding across Flowery Branch this fall season, the LakeView Art Center will hold the annual 'Fall in Love with Art' festival Nov. 1.

October 23, 2014 | By Jessika Bouvier jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Antiques of all shapes, sizes to see in Braselton

A festival filled with vintage, salvage and rustic treasures will occupy downtown Braselton for a three-day festivity.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Drinks, food and art fill Cornelia streets

First comes the arrival of fall, starting with the official date followed by the dropping temperature. Next is the arrival of many fall festivals and the city of Cornelia is no different.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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