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What's your favorite recipe?
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Now, here’s the key question: Are you willing to share a copy and samples?

A “recipe exchange” is set for noon Tuesday at the main branch of the Hall County Library System at 127 Main St. NW in downtown Gainesville.

It’s easy to be a part of this new event. Pick a favorite recipe and email it by midnight Monday to:

If you don’t have Internet access, remember the branches have computers available for use by library patrons.

On the day of the event, prepare the recipe and bring it to the gathering. Coffee, hot tea and water will be available. Attendees will receive printouts of the recipes.

For information, call 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or 116.

To find out more about library events, visit

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Check the progress of your fitness goals by participating in area 5-kilometer events.

By participating you have the opportunity to help families and nonprofit organizations in the community.

My daughter and I joined others at Jaemor Farms for the Break Away from Grey 5K recently. It was our first 5K and it felt great to cross the finish line.

The weather was just right. The route was peaceful and provided a beautiful view of the mountains. We encouraged each other along the way and it gave us a chance to talk.

The event was organized by the Featherbone Academy of East Hall High School. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds benefited the family of a student who recently died from brain cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive the remaining 25 percent in honor of the student.

Check The Times Get Out section and local school and nonprofit organization websites for information on upcoming 5Ks and other outdoor events.

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It’s not too late to tackle your fitness goals with Walk Georgia.

The registration deadline has been extended to April 15. As you enter or log in your physical activity, you’ll virtually travel across Georgia.

The Walk Georgia website provides facts about the state, health tips and resources. The weekly email newsletter includes recipes, success stories and announcements. Plus, you’ll see updates on how other individuals and teams are doing.

For information, visit

Sandra Stringer is a nutrition educator with the UGA Extension office in Hall County. Call her at 770-535-8290. Her column appears biweekly on Wednesdays and on

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