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Family events
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3
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This week

Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest, Gainesville. 6 p.m. today, Laurel Bark Park, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. $5 per dog; $8 for two dogs. 770-535-8280.

Family Fall Festival, Gainesville. Falconer Debbie Tennyson, a bird handler and trainer for Medieval Times, will demonstrate with a falcon and a Eaurasian eagle-owl named Kratos. Puppet show by the Woopets of the Wooten Performance Company, face painting, costumed characters and more. Wear a costume if you like. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 per person for members; $5 nonmembers, free for children age 1 and younger. Reservations not required. 770-535-1976.

The Fresh Green Market and Festival, Dawsonville. Master gardener projects for kids, Trick-or-treating booth, in-season produce and honey, recycling and used electroics donation area. 4-7 p.m. today, Tractor Supply, 6921 Dawsonville Highway, Dawsonville. 770-887-0051.

Haunted Laser Tag, Gainesville. 7 p.m. today-Sunday, Funtastik! Family Entertainment Center, 2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. $10. For ages 11 and older. 770-536-5563.

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 Sunday, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $20 per car Monday-Thursday, $25 per car Friday-Sunday.

Ghost Walk, Gainesville. Saturday-Sunday. 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 or e-mail

Family Fun Festival, Braselton. Hayride, carnival games, gospel music, outdoor movie. Bring blankets or chairs. 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Christian Life Center, 8383 Ga. 53, Braselton. Free; some food costs. 678-947-1685.

Trunk or Treat, Murrayville. Games, food and candy. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Murrayville Congregational Holiness Church, Ga. 60 across from Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville. Free. 770-718-9886 or 706-892-5928.

Fall Fest, Gainesville. Trunk 'n treat, games, food, costume contest, pony rides, cake walks and live music. 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. 770-536-5164.


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

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movies at dusk; haunted house. Maze open now through Nov. 21: 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11:30 p.m.Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.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.