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Fernbank rings in New Year at noon

While many look for to New Year's Eve festivities at night, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will have a celebration appropriate for the entire family.

December 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


A guide to Netflix holiday binge watching

The Christmas presents are all opened. The family has left. Maybe you got a new TV or at least an iTunes gift card. So, if you haven't had to head back to work yet and have found yourself with time on your hands, put on your Santa hat and get comfy with these recommendations:

December 25, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


Residents can plunge into Lake Lanier on New Year's Day

Participants young and old are prepared to jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on 3105 Clarks Bridge Road.

December 24, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Favorite reindeer spreads Christmas spirit

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all?

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


‘Gifts of Magi’ and ‘Christmas Memory’ tell touching stories

Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta continues its "Season of Compassion" with the uplifting musical "The Gifts of the Magi" and storytelling event "A Christmas Memory," which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Artist’s work inspires stillness

Since Sam Raynor was young, she knew she wanted to make people smile with her artwork.

December 18, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Celebrate an extreme Christmas

Christmas is a week away, but some are already handing out gifts.

December 18, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Gazing over Japanese ceramics at Piedmont College

A world-traveling exhibit of Japanese studio ceramics is making a two-month stop at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Holiday classic dances, sparkles

More than 122 years ago, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was commissioned by the director of Russia's Imperial Theatre to compose the score for "The Nutcracker," using a libretto adapted from E. T. A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Knightly musicians trumpet birth of Christ with concert

The Knights Chamber Orchestra from New York and the University of Georgia Hodgson Singers along with four professional soloists will combine their talents for a rare complete performance of Handel's Messiah.

December 18, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


Scrooge ‘bah humbugs’ Christmas

The timeless classic feature a mean "humbug" of a man, three ghosts and a special boy named Tiny Tim will take its place on stage once again this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


‘Jerusalem’ explores history, religion

The giant-screen film "Jerusalem" at Fernbank Museum of Natural History's IMAX® Theatre, in conjunction with the Winter Wonderland exhibition, has turned the museum into a holiday attraction.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Children’s theater transports audience to underwater world

Based on Disney's animated movie, a children's theater group will bring "The Little Mermaid Jr." to life this weekend at Brenau University's Hosch Theater.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Santa Claus hunting down letter-stealing thief in play

Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, are two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Center transforms for live radio broadcast of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without seeing the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life" at least once.

December 11, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


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Dawson County High School art students to present Wildlife Expedition Dec. 5-9

The Dawson County High School art students are going wild.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Orthopedic surgeon earns honorable mention at Quinlan’s annual Members’ Exhibition

Dr. John Hemmer has never considered himself an artist, but his woodturning skills have made him one.

December 01, 2016 | BY AMBER TYNER For Get Out | Get Out top stories


Historic homes sparkle during Christmas on Green Street

Any other day of the week, the house at 746 Green St. is home to the Winner Wellness Center. But on Sunday, Dec. 4, its ...

December 01, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


Parades usher in holidays all across Northeast Georgia

From traditional pictures with Santa to unconventional events such as 5Ks and live nativities, there is no shortage of ways to get into the holiday ...

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gainesville Ballet Company to perform the Christmas classic 'The Nutcracker'

December 01, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


Christmas concerts all across Northeast Georgia can put you in the holiday spirit

Music and the holidays go hand in hand, whether it is the popular songs of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "We Wish You a Merry ...

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Diverse art covers Quinlan’s walls during Winter Exhibitions

Four different groups of artwork reflecting the diversity of the artistic community in North Georgia will adorn the Quinlan Visual Arts Center as it opens ...

December 01, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


Meg Barclay goes from medical illustration to teaching children art

Artist Meg Barclay has had jobs from the fields of medical illustration to art education, but all center on her love of art.

December 01, 2016 | AMBER TYNER For Get Out | Get Out top stories


Christmas Tree comes to life Dec. 8-11 at First Baptist Church

One of the most distinctive icons of the Christmas season comes to life for the 16th year with the Living Christmas Tree concerts at First ...

December 01, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


Svet ‘The Pop Violinist’ and Phillip Phillips to perform for St. Jude’s Dec. 9 at Brenau University

Svet Radoslavof is not content just to battle his brain cancer alone. He's working to benefit others in his condition through his music.

December 01, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


Holly Theater adapts classic Dickens’ tale with a different view

A reinvention of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will hit the Holly Theater stage with "'Twas the Night Before A Christmas Carol."

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gainesville High School to produce "Cinderella" Dec. 6-8

An evil stepmother, two jealous stepsisters, one fairy godmother, a prince and one woman transforming from rags to riches are the characters at the center ...

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Habersham Theater turns ballet into play

Most people associate "The Nutcracker" as the iconic Christmas ballet based on a story from E. T. A. Hoffmann and music from classical composer Pyotr ...

November 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Lanier Islands to serve Thanksgiving buffet-style lunch and dinner Nov. 24

Instead of preparing a huge holiday meal and cleaning up the mess afterward, Lanier Islands is offering a stress-free Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2016 | | Get Out top stories


Atlanta man George McCord earns third place in Quinlan Members' Exhibition

Retired radiologist George McCord doesn't really have any formal training in art, but the average audience would never know this.

November 24, 2016 | BY AMBER TYNER For Get Out | Get Out top stories


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