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Family events
For the week of April 23-29
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This week

Cruise-in and parade, Murrayville. Benefits Relay for Life. 10 a.m. Saturday, Northlake Baptist Church, 4823 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-7952 or 770-536-3697.

Spring Festival, Gainesville. Gainesville Action Ministries. Inflatable bouncing toys, games and food. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chicopee Village, 1 First St., Gainesville. 770-531-0144.

Spring Chicken Festival, Gainesville. Chicken cook-off and kids' activities. Benefits the Keep Hall Beautiful Tree Replacement Fund. Saturday, Roosevelt and Main St. Squares, downtown Gainesville. 770-535-8284 or

Yard sale, Oakwood. Benefits the West Hall High School Relay for Life Team. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, West Hall High School Cafeteria, 5500 McEver Road, Oakwood. Free to attend.


Contra dance, Sautee. Dance 8-11 p.m. May 2 with potluck supper beforehand at 6:30 p.m. and lesson at 7:30 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.