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Family events
For the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2
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This week

 Ice skating, Atlanta. 10-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W., Atlanta. $7 for 90 minutes of skating; $2 skate rental. 404-233-4412.


Father Daughter Valentine Dance, Buford. Benefits the North Gwinnett Kiwanis Club. Family-friendly music, hors d'oeuvres and professional photography. For all ages. Fathers, step fathers, grandfathers, uncles or any father-like figure may attend. Sunday attire. Two dances, 6-8 p.m. and 8:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Legacy Lodge and Conference Center, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $40 per couple; $10 per additional daughter. Lake Lanier Island gate admission included in ticket. 404-386-4782.

"Mythic Creatures: Unicorns, Dragons and Mermaids," Atlanta. Natural and cultural roots of mythical creatures from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Feb. 19-Aug. 14, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $15 adults, $14 students and seniors, $13 children age 3-12, free for age 2 and younger and museum members. 404-929-6300.


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. Hours through Feb.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 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.