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Astronomers use ‘Harry Potter’ to help explain stars

The fictional life of "Harry Potter" introduced readers to the wizarding world. Now, astronomers are using the books and movies to explain the stars since many of the characters names are the names of stars in the sky.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gwinnett center explore physics of roller coasters

Families may explore the physics behind amusement park rides through the new exhibit at Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center beginning Feb. 1.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Brenau art students experience a new high

About 85 works from Brenau University students, mostly majoring in fine arts and interior design, will be on display through Feb. 14 in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Fiddleheads honor one of its own members

Area bluegrass band, The Fiddleheads, is playing a concert this Saturday in Dahlonega to celebrate the life of Zachariah "Zak" McConnell, the band's mandolinist who died of a heart condition in October.

January 23, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Swing jazz under examination in music film series

From blues to bluegrass, the University of North Georgia is examining unique American music in the series "America's Music: A Film History of Our Most Popular Music."

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


A musical force at contra dance

While most contra bands descend upon Sautee for one night, the three-piece band ContraForce will arrive a day early to perform a special concert Friday night and follow it up as the entertainment at the regular contra dance Saturday.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Art in the Square Festival director steps down

After 10 years of leading the ever-expanding Art in the Square festival, director Anne Brodie Hill is handing over the reins to area artist and business owner, Fox Gradin.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Discuss art with area painter

Former Brenau University drawing professor Paige Harvey will spend an afternoon with art enthusiasts at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Learn techniques to paint florals

Artist Robert Johnson believes a fundamental tool in creating powerful paintings is seeing things with a freshness, honesty and clarity.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Hit Vegas-style casino without leaving town

If a night of glitz and glamour is what you crave, then mark your calendar for 6:30 p.m. Saturday for The Arts Council's Red Carpet Gala Casino Night at the Smithgall Arts Center.

January 23, 2014 | Andi Eckardt | Get Out top stories


Aurora Children's Theater focuses on books, science

During the colder months as parents seek indoor activities for the family, Aurora Children's Playhouse provides the necessary venue and entertainment with performances for families with young children.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Theaters seek actors for summer shows

Auditions for the 2014 Summer Community Theatre's two productions - "Bugaboo" for children and "Catch Me if You Can" for adults - will be Monday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Motorcycles to line center floor at show

One-of-a-kind custom rides, sport bikes, choppers, trailers, parts and apparel will be at the Great American Motorcycle Show this weekend in Atlanta.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Go back in time at log cabin at Sandy Creek Nature Center

North Georgia residents and tourists can visit the circa 1800s Baber-Bridges Log House, warm up by a fire and taste food cooked in a dutch oven during an Open House: Log House program from 1–4 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

January 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Ronda Rich's sixth book comes to life on the small screen

The romantic comedy "The Town That Came A-Courtin,'" a movie based on the novel of the same name written by local author and renowned columnist Ronda Rich, is airing at 7 p.m. this Sunday on the UP Network.

January 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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Compete in the North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Are you indie singer songwriter, pop singer, country crooner or hard-rockin' band? Area bands and musicians are invited to enter the North Georgia Battle of ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


12th annual Spring Chicken Festival set for April 30

Chickens are a source of food as well as jobs for many residents of Gainesville and Hall County.

April 28, 2016 | Amy McDonald | Get Out top stories


YMCA's Healthy Kids' Day to help kids stay active this summer

The Georgia Mountains YMCA wants to inspire more children to keep their minds and bodies moving and grooving this summer.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


iTNLanier to host inaugural car show, poker run April 30

A ride through the North Georgia Mountains is turning into a friendly competition with the added bonus of a charitable contribution.

April 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Get Out top stories


Tai chi connects world on one day

People in more than 70 countries around the world will come together for one purpose: to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

April 28, 2016 | BY AMBER TYNER atyner@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Jackson County’s Relay For Life set for April 30 at Nicholson Park

Communities across the region are "Painting Your World Purple" to show support for a special season: It's Relay For Life time, and purple is ...

April 28, 2016 | LeAnne Akin lakin@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Fiber Farm and Art Festival comes to North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

It's sheep-shearing time at the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm in Cleveland.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


North Georgia Symphony to perform classic, contemporary ideas April 29-30

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Summer camp guide: Options include art, sports, outdoors, theater, dance, history

Parents of little girls who like to dress as princesses or little boys who want to don first century Roman armor can find a summer ...

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Third annual Jaemor Farms Strawberry Festival set for May 7

Strawberries are blooming in bushels and Jaemor Farms is celebrating that fact with its annual all-day, family-friendly festival.

April 28, 2016 | BY AMBER TYNER atyner@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Gainesville Parks and Recreation offers opportunities to play pickleball

It's a little badminton, a little tennis and a little ping pong, with a whiffle ball.

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Escape rooms offer one-of-a-kind fun in Athens, Alpharetta

We walked into a well-furnished room and the door shut behind us.

April 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Get Out top stories


Georgia paintings, pictures to adorn Quinlan

Three distinct art exhibits will open next week at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in downtown Gainesville.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Get Out top stories


Photographer, potter to show off their wares

Photographer Charles Holton and potter Jo Ackerman will be in the spotlight at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.

March 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Watercolorist Don Andrews to demonstrate his skills March 19 at exhibition in Dawsonville

March arrives like a lion at The Bowen Center for the Arts with the 37th National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society.

March 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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