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Family events
For the week of Oct. 14-20
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This week
Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay. Arts and crafts, apple-themed events. Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Eliijay; Festival, Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 368 Craig St., Ellijay. $5 adults, free for kids age 10 and younger.

Harvest Balloon Festival, Gainesville. Races, tethered balloon rides, pumpkin carving, hay rides, dragon boat races and a costume parade. Sunday, Sterling on the Lake, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. Free. 770-967-9777.

Upcoming
Ghost Walk, Gainesville. Oct. 29-30. Seven walks each night. First walk leaves at 6 p.m. and last walk leaves at 8 p.m. Walks begin and end at the History Center. Tickets $10. Reservations strongly encouraged. Not for children younger than 10. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail jcarson@brenau.edu, or visitwww.negahc.org.

Ongoing
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.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to p.m. Monday-Saturdays. 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.

Guided walking ghost tours, Flowery Branch. Through Nov. Friday-Sunday nights, times flexible. Downtown Flowery Branch. Six person minimum; call for reservations. $10 adults, $8 children and senior citizens.info@fifthrowcenter.com.

Haunted Nights of Lights, Buford. Animated Halloween lights, haunted maze, pony rides, pumpkins, carnival rides, marshmallow roast and shopping. 7-11 p.m.nightly through Oct. 31, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $20 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car Friday-Sunday.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movies at dusk; haunted house. Maze open now throughNov. 21: 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11:30 p.m.Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 10a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. $10 adults, $9 kids age 4-10 and seniors age 60 and older, free for kids age 3 and younger. Haunted house priced separately. Combination and group pricing available. Call to schedule group visit. 800-959-1874.

Jaemor Cornfield Maze Adventure, Alto. Through Nov. 6. Sept. hours: 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m.Sunday; Oct. hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Last ticket sold one hour before closing. Jaemor Farms, 5340 Ga. 365, Alto. $8 age 10 and older, $7 age 3-9, free for age 2 and younger. 770-869-3999.

 

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