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Family events
For the week of Dec. 23-29
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This week

Photos with Santa, Buford. Ends Friday. Santa available daily. Hours and prices vary. Nordstrom Court, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788.

"Wonders of Winter Wildlife," Buford. Learn how animals migrate, go dormant, or tough out winter weather. Make food for wildlife, create a snow-track craft and take a guided hike. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Dec. 30 and Jan. 3 and 8, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Free with paid admission. 770-904-3500. 


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.