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Family events
For the week of Feb. 10-16
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This week

Kidgits Club Valentine's Day Celebration, Buford. Face painting, prizes, bouncy house and cookie decorating. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nordstrom Court, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free; only Kidgits Club members can win prizes. Membership $5. 770-271-9458.

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Day, Gainesville. "Traditions of the Trail - Hiking Northeast Georgia." Learn about hiking equipment, how to pack a backpack properly, first aid procedures and more. Make campfire crafts, learn to make a twig toothbrush. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900 or

Kidgits Club Valentine Celebration, Duluth. Pizza and cupcakes, arts and crafts. 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Must be a Kidgits Club Member to attend; membership $5. 770-813-6840.


"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.