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Family events

Oct. 23-30

POSTED: October 23, 2014 1:00 a.m.


Mother-Son Halloween Dance, Gainesville. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Catered dinner, dancing and costume contest. City residents $50 per couple; nonresidents $60. Sibling discounts available. Must preregister by Oct. 18. 770-531-2680,

Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown and Fall Leaf Festival, Cleveland. Oct. 24-25. BabyLand General Hospital, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland. Free.

Trick-or-Treat on the Trail, Gainesville. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St., Gainesville. Children ages 12 and younger. Free.

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat, Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. Adults $18; students/seniors $17; children ages 3-12 $16; free for children younger than 2. 404-929-6381,

47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville. Oct. 25-26. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Ga. 53 E, Dawsonville. Free.

HOWL-O-WEEN, Gainesville. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Laurel Park Bark Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Event benefits the Hall County Animal Shelter. Monetary donations or items such as newspapers or paper towels appreciated. 678-450-1587 or


Trick or Treat on the Square, Gainesville. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Gainesville square. Children ages 12 and younger. Free. 770-531-2664.

Seventh annual Trunk or Treat Carnival, Sautee Nacoochee. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. Free., 706-878-3300.

Jingle Mingle, Gainesville. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 20. Gainesville Square. Free. 770-531-2664.

Holiday Light Spectacular, Cornelia. Dusk to 11 p.m. from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Cornelia City Park, Wyly Street, Cornelia. 706-778-8585 ext. 280,

Mingle with Kringle, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Main Street Market, 118 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-2664.

Christmas on Green Street, Gainesville. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 770-531-2664.

Christmas in the Park, Cornelia. Dec. 17-21. Cornelia Community House and Cornelia City Park, 601 Wyly St., Cornelia. $5. 706-778-8585 ext. 280,


Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 4520 Ga. 53, Dawsonville. Corn maze $10; hayride and corn maze $13. 770-772-6223,

Craft of the Week. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with admission to museum; INK members free. 770-536-1900,

Home School Day. First Tuesday of every month. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. Half-price admission for all home-schoolers. 770-536-1900,

Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

“Family Fun Night in the Pools,” Gainesville. 6 p.m. every third Saturday. YMCA aquatic center, J.A. Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville. $10. 770-297-9622,


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