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Family events
Feb. 19-25
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This week

Big Apple Circus, Stone Mountain. "Play On!" Through March 7, Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78 E., Stone Mountain. $8 to enter Stone Mountain Park; $13-$42 for tickets. 888-541-3750.


Velveteen Mini Camp and Tea Party, Gainesville. Children ages 3-10 can eat tea and pastries with the Gainesville Ballet Company, get photos with the Velveteen Rabbit and perform a miniature version of "The Velveteen Rabbit." 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28, Brenau University Fitness Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Register through Feb. 26; walk-ins accepted if space is available. $25. No dance experience required. 770-532-4241 or


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 5 p.m. Monday-Saturdays, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain. Snow amusement park on the "laser lawn." Snow tubing, snowball and snow angel making zone, play area for younger kids and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Through March 8, Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78, Stone Mountain. $25 adults and children ages 3-11. Reservations recommended.

"The Greatest Places," Atlanta. IMAX. Through March 20, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $13 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 children age 12 and younger. 404-929-6400.

The Amazing Castle, Atlanta. Children can pretend to be a blacksmith, jester, prince or princess in a make-believe medieval community. Through May 26, Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437.

"Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries," Atlanta. Through Aug. 16, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $15 adults, $14 students and seniors age 62 and older with ID, $13 children ages 3-12, free for children age 2 and younger and museum members. 404-929-6400.