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Family events
For the week of April 9-15
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This week

Easter Treasure Hunt, Gainesville. A bunny character will be on the square passing out forms for the hunt. "Treasures" will be at downtown Gainesville square businesses. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, downtown Gainesville square. 770-297-1141. 

Easter Egg Hunt, Buford. Prizes will be awarded. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, The Village, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. 770-271-9458.

Breakfast with the Bunny, Athens. Breakfast, crafts and activities for age 9 and younger. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 9 to 9:45 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Park, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens.

Easter Sunrise Services, Stone Mountain. Two simultaneous, nondenominational Easter services. 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain. $8 vehicle entry. Church vans and buses enter free. 6:15 a.m. Sunday, top of the mountain and laser lawn,

50th Garrison Easter Egg Hunt, Homer. All ages, rain or shine. Last year for Garrison egg hunt. 100,000 candy eggs and 100 prize eggs. 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mack Garrison Jr., Ga. 51 W. across from Banks County Primary School, Homer. 706-346-6225.


Community Safety Awareness Day, Gainesville. Meet local safety providers and learn safety tips. Bike helmet safety check area. 9 a.m.-noon April 18, Laurel Park, off U.S. 129, Gainesville. 770-531-3953. Free.

Contra dance, Sautee. May 2: potluck supper 6:30 p.m., lesson 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $8 adults, $7 members, $4 students, children younger than 8 free with adult. 706-754-3254.


"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Community Association History Museum, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.   

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.

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.