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.
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.
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.
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 Tony Award-winning Broadway show "The Drowsy Chaperone" is playing through April 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
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 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.
Inspired by the death of the "Match King," Ivar Kreuger, the Gainesville High School Theatre will produce "The Night of January 16th" next week.
The award-winning songwriters of the South are back in town again.
Eastern cultural will descend upon the banks of Lake Lanier as the Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival launches its competition Saturday in Gainesville.
A much-loved tradition is once again visiting the streets of downtown Flowery Branch.
Find your appetite while you find your way out of the corn this fall. Then have yourself a piece of pumpkin pie.
Are you craftier than a Boy Scout?