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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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Gainesville Parks and Rec offer several adult sports

Staying active during a busy week can sometimes be a challenge. But the city of Gainesville offers several adults sports leagues to help them get ...

August 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Get Out top stories


Regional photographers' work to be judged at annual show

Artists from all across Northeast Georgia will have their moment in the spotlight at the 14th annual Juried Photography Show in Dawsonville.

August 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Hawgin’ on Lanier brings out various competitors Aug. 27 to Laurel Park

Barbecue cooks competing for the bragging rights, adults salivating over the drool-worthy dishes, children playing on giant waterslides and entertainer playing live music are all ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Celebrities to dance the night away and raise money for 3 charities

Local business leaders, pastors, public servants and more are spending their limited free time learning to dance for a good cause.

August 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Get Out top stories


Annual Starlight Celebration to feature music, fireworks Aug. 27 in Oakwood

Live music, student performances and fireworks are a few of the highlights of the Starlight Celebration and Concert this year.

August 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Get Out top stories


Dahlonega to host wedding expo Aug. 28

More than 400 "I Dos" are exchanged each year in Dahlonega-Lumpkin County and each are as varied and diverse as the brides, grooms and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | Get Out top stories


Tuggin’ at heartstrings for Jefferson special-needs camp

The "lightweights" and the "lugs" will be categories of teams competing in the Aug. 27 Tug of Love at Camp Hooray, a special-needs camp off ...

August 25, 2016 | BY LEANNE AKIN For Get Out | Get Out top stories


Fantasies come to life at the 30th annual Dragon Con

More than 75,000 fans of science-fiction literature and film, comic books, video games and pop culture will flood Atlanta on Labor Day weekend for ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Katie Deal and Chris Wright to sing in garden Sept. 3

A husband-and-wife team with an authentic folk sound will bring an evening of garden-themed music to Green Street.

August 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Get Out top stories


Chestatee High School grad's artwork selected for Bus Shelter Art Project

From a very early age, Edgar Esquivel became interested in art.

August 25, 2016 | Amber Tyner | Get Out top stories


Folk pottery show and sale Sept. 3 in Sautee

Sights and sounds of southern Appalachian heritage will greet visitors Saturday, Sept. 3, throughout the grounds and buildings of the Sautee Nacoochee Center and Folk ...

August 24, 2016 | | Get Out top stories


Honeybee Festival set for Aug. 28 at EHC in Buford

As one of the top pollinators of crops in the United States, the small honeybee plays a huge role in the production of the foods ...

August 24, 2016 | | Get Out top stories


Runners to run around Crow's Lake and raise money for kids

Wanna get primal? Find trail running or walking a rush? Then get ready to take to the trails around Crow's Lake in Jefferson for ...

August 24, 2016 | BY LeANNE AKIN For Get Out | Get Out top stories


Quinlan Fall Exhibitions to feature works of area artist

When asked how long he's been interested in art, Clayton Santiago had a simple answer.

August 18, 2016 | Amber Tyner | Get Out top stories


The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Northeast Georgia History Center to sponsor Family Day event

It will be a family-oriented fun day like no other.

August 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Get Out top stories


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