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Family events
For the week of May 7-13
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This week

Super Duper Mini Chefs, Duluth. Kids can learn about healthy food, decorate cakes for their moms and sample food. Simon Kidgits Club event; children don't have to be members to participate. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Belk wing of Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. $6 per cake. 770-476-5160 or


Spring Fling Daddy & Daughter Dance, Clarkesville. Spaghetti dinner, dance and photography sessions. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15, Fulbright Aquatic Center, 120 Paul Franklin Road, Clarkesville. $15 per couple; $6 per additional daughter. Limited space. 706-754-3650.

Mule Day 2009, Jefferson. Learn what life was like on a rural Georgia farm in the early 1900s. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16, Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm, 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson. $5 for adults, free for ages 17 and younger. 706-367-8015.

Rubber Duck Derby, Gainesville. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. "Adopt" rubber ducks to compete for prizes in a race. Games, food, live music and health screenings. Derby at 2 p.m.; events from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 16, Lake Lanier Olympic venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $5 per duck "adoption." 770-656-3825 or 770-532-8102.  


"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.