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April 17-24

POSTED: April 17, 2014 1:00 a.m.

This Week

Banks County safety event for children, Homer. 5-7 p.m. April 17. Banks County Recreation Department, 607 Thompson St., Homer. Free. bankscountyfc@gmail.com, 706-716-0602.

Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, Cornelia. 5-9 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19. 102 Clarkesville St., Cornelia. Free. explorecornelia.com, bht@corneliageorgia.org, 706-778-8585 ext. 280.

Kids Fishing Rodeo, Habersham County. 8 a.m. to noon April 19. Nancy Town Lake. georgiawildlife.org/node/2560 , rbtgofish@yahoo.com, 678-316-1288.

Easter Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza, Cleveland. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 19-20. North Georgia Zoo and Farm, 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland. myfavoritezoo.com, 706-348-7279.

Upcoming

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Dahlonega. April 25-27. Downtown Dahlonega. Free. bearonthesquare.org, 706-348-1370.

Flowery Branch Spring Festival, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26. Downtown Flowery Branch. Free. festivals@troop228.info, troop228.info, 678-825-4228.

“Save the Frogs Day,” Athens. 10 a.m. to noon April 26. Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Road, Athens. Free. athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter, 706-613-3615.

“Before There Was Light: a re-enactment of life on rural Georgia farms before electricity,” Jefferson. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26. Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, Ga. 319, Jefferson. Free. shieldsethridgefarminc.com.

“Bark in the Park,” Gainesville. 2 p.m. April 27. The Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St., Gainesville. gainesville.org/special-events.

Northeast Georgia Museums Festival, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. Activities and free or discounted entry to: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive; Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St.; Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St.; Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. negahc.org, inkfun.org, elachee.org, qvac.org.

Pirate Day, Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. fernbankmuseum.org, 404-929-6300.

Movies Under the Stars: “Saving Mr. Banks,” Suwanee. Activities 7 p.m., movie at 8:30 p.m. May 10. Town Center Park at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway in Suwanee. suwanee.com/whatsnew.events.php.

Rubber Duck Derby, Gainesville. May 17. Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Starts at $5. Benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County. rubberduckderby.com, 770-532-8102.

Memorial Day Celebration and Concert, Suwanee. 7 p.m. May 23. Town Center Park at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway in Suwanee. suwanee.com/whatsnew.events.php.

Suwanee Fest, Suwanee. Sept. 20 and 21. Town Center Park at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway in Suwanee. suwaneefest.com.

Ongoing

Atlanta Blooms, Atlanta. March and April. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org, 404-876-5859.

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” Atlanta. Through August 14. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. Adults $13, students and seniors $12, children $11, museum members $8. fernbankmuseum.org.

“Whales: Giants of the Deep,” Atlanta. Through Aug. 24. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. Adults $18, students and seniors $17, children 3 to 12 years old $16. fernbankmuseum.org, 404-929-6300.

Square Dancing, Flowery Branch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J.M. Turk Road, Flowery Branch. Free. 12 years old and older. 770-965-7140.

“Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story,” Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children age 2-12; age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

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. hallcountylibrary.org.

“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, grogers@gamountainsymca.org.



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