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Aug. 28-Sept. 4

POSTED: August 28, 2014 1:00 a.m.

THIS WEEK

Sunset tour, Cleveland. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Aug. 30. North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm, 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland. Adults $45, children $42 at advanced registration; adults $50, children $47 at the gate. 706-348-7279, info@wildlifewonders.org.

Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Falls. 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 30. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $5 per person, $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Learn to Row Classes, Gainesville. 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday starting Sept. 2. Lake Lanier Rowing Club, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $100. 770-287-0077, llrc@mindspring.com.

Fall lawn care lecture, Cumming. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.

UPCOMING

Buffalo Wild Wings Kick off for Kids 5K. 9 a.m. Sept. 6. Buffalo Wild Wings Parking lot, 1185 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. Proceeds benefit the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Children At Play Fund. $20 preregistration and $25 on race day.

Telescopes in the Park, Gainesville. 8-9:45 p.m. Sept. 6. Sardis Creek Park, Antioch Church Road, Gainesville. Free. 941-475-1578, www.observethemoonnight.org.

South Hall Rotary 5K, Flowery Branch. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6. 5117 Main St., Flowery Branch. Online registration $25; day of registration $30. 404-406-5704, bcantel@charter.net.

First visit tour, Helen. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 through Dec. 6. Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Donations requested. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Full moon suspension bridge hike, Tallulah Falls. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Sept. 7. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Snake day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. Elachee Nature Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5, free to Elachee members and children ages 2 and younger. 770-535-1976, elachee.org.

Help dress up the park at Your State Parks Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27. Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-450-7726.

Run the Point 5K. 8 a.m. Sept. 27. Lanier Point Park, 1579 Lee Waldrip Drive, Gainesville. $20 preregistration and $25 on race day. 770-531-2680, www.gainesville.org/recreation, www.active.com.

Outdoor adventure day, Helen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. 706-878-4738.

Yoga for Everyday Life!, Helen. Six-week workshop. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays Oct. 1-22. The Helen Arts Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen. 706-878-3933, helenarts.org.

Rally for the Cure, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Chattahoochee Country Club, 3000 Club Drive, Gainesville. Women’s tennis clinics, lunch and silent auction. $60 for tennis, silent auction and lunch. $30 lunch and silent auction only. 770-535-2615, www.ustanegta.com.

Historical hikes, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. Thursdays in October. Elachee Nature Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $60 for series. 770-535-1976, elachee.org.

Nightfall Family Festival. Sunset, Oct. 18. Elachee Nature Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5. Elachee members and children younger than two free. 770-535-1976, www.elachee.org.

ONGOING

Senior softball, Gainesville. 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Lanier Point Park, 1579 Lee Waldrip Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-287-0208.

Volunteer Trail Crew Work Days, Gainesville. Saturdays monthly. Elachee Nature Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Children ages 8-18 must be accompanied by an adult. 770-535-1976, elachee.org.

“Tales on the Trail,” Gainesville. 10:30-11:45 a.m. through Oct. 22, second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Designed for 2- to 4-year-olds. Must reserve a spot. Free. 770-535-1976, rhonda@elachee.org.

“Stars Over Elachee,” Gainesville. Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays at dusk, spring-fall. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 8 years old and older. Must reserve a spot. Adults $10, children through age 12 $5, members free. 770-535-1976.

Boot Camp, Gainesville. 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville. $3 per class. 770-535-8280.

Lake Lanier Rowing Club rowing classes, Gainesville. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $100. lakelanierrowing.org, llrc@mindspring.com, howard.stranathan@gmail.com, 770-287-0077, 770-540-7144.

Zumba, Flowery Branch. 4:20-5:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J.M. Turk Road, Flowery Branch. $20 for four classes, $40 for eight classes, $6 for walk-ins.

Zumba, Gainesville. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays. North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville. $5 per class. 770-535-8280.

Yoga, Gainesville. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville. $8 per class. 770-532-8280.

Active Generation, Gainesville. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Game Room, North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville. Play cards or dominoes. Members free, nonmembers $1. 770-532-8280.



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