The Atlanta Film Festival burst into action last weekend, with the much heralded Matthew McConaughey starrer "Mud," a funny, touching ensemble comedy called "Claire's Cambodia," and a sneak preview of the Sundance Channel's first original, scripted series, "Rectify," which was created by Georgia's own Ray McKinnon and films in Griffin.
The Lanier Chamber Singers continue bringing vocal variety to the area with the presentation of "Animalia" at 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 4 p.m. March 23.
The Evan Christopher Trio will perform Saturday as part of the Arts Council's Evenings Of Intimate Jazz series.
The annual Trillium Trek Trail Run road race is set for Saturday, March 23, at Chicopee Woods.
The geocaching team of EBBJr, which consists of Ed and Kimberly Brown, and their son, Caden, 5, will hold a meet and greet/geocaching class beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center meeting room at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
There will be no shortage of Easter activities this week from crafts at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids to story time at area libraries. And of course, egg hunts.
The third annual Spring on Springer Dahlonega Trail Fest is set for March 22-24, celebrating Dahlonega's designation as an Appalachian Trail Community by the AT Conservancy and Dahlonega's position as the southern gateway to the trail.
The "Healthy Habits: A Child & Family Wellness Expo" is back for another year.
If you're a fan of a good rags-to-riches fairy tale, you'll will love watching the Gainesville Ballet Company's performance of "Cinderella" this weekend.
A juried group of students from the Brenau University Music Department will perform an evening of vocal and piano literature in the Honors Il Portale Musicale recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., Gainesville.
Brenau University will offer a free presentation by John Muir biographer James Hunt as part of the ongoing "Sense and Sustainability" lecture series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Thurmond McRae Auditorium.
The 17th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has scheduled its Master Classes for Sunday, April 21, at the Historic Vickery House, home of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center of the University of North Georgia.
Georgia's State Parks are offering a new loyalty program just for tent campers. GeoCamp club members earn every 10th night of camping for free, and there's no cost for membership.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway show "The Drowsy Chaperone" is playing through April 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
Artists Shirley Hill, Penny Nossett and Kathy Whitehead bill themselves as the "Color Pencil Girls" and visitors to Helen Arts & Heritage Center's upcoming show, "Mountain Matters," will have a chance to see why. The three artists, along with Jared Kaup of lifefire pottery in Toccoa, will display their work as featured artists for the "Mountain Matters" show.
Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps will host the Red, White and Baby Blue Memorial Day Picnic on Sunday, May 26, on the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
Music, storytelling and dance have long been celebrated traditions of Appalachia. Now a variety show with those three elements are part of "An Appalachian Evening" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Center Theater.
The 10th annual Gainesville Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, with a flyover from local pilot Tony Manzo, who will be flying his Boeing-made, bright yellow, P-17 Stearman biplane.
Various barbecue meats and sauces for the men. Jewelry and clothing for the women. A kid's zone for the children.
The Northwinds Symphonic Band will present the eighth annual Memorial Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 27, at First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville.
Blending horns with a young rhythm section, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra will present the best of classic pop music and combine it with a more modern edge to bring a familiar, yet fresh sound to the "family-friendly" concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Toccoa Falls College.
Hall County's annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics & Sportsmanship) Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Aurora Theatre closes its season with the Georgia premiere of "Lark Eden" by Natalie Symons through May 26.
In a revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka's popular book, Alexander T. Wolf tells his side of the story from May 28 to June 9 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street NW, in Atlanta.
The fifth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship - the university's annual fundraising event for scholarships - will kick off Memorial Day weekend on the college campus.
The North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. will perform four free concerts May 16 through May 18 in Dawsonville, Blairsville, Gainesville and Dahlonega.
The 10th annual Rock in the Spring concert will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Brenau University Amphitheatre, featuring the band Mid Life Crisis.
The Sautee Nacoochee Community Chorale will close out its 24th season in style with three concerts this weekend at Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Theater.
When did you become aware of Samabaj, and how did the film project get launched?
About 1,500 butterflies will take flight for the first time to the delight of hundreds of children at the 17th annual Friends of the Parks Butterfly Release.