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Family events
For the week of May 28-June 3
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This week

Movies Under the Stars, Buford. 6:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 22. Saturday, music by Mike Rogers Band, screening of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa." Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788

Brenau Barbecue & Banjos, Gainesville. Memphis Barbecue Network contest features bluegrass bands, vendors and barbecue. Benefits local student scholarships. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. $5. 770-534-6161 or

Super Duper Mini Chefs, Lawrenceville. Simon Kidgits Club. Kids can make lollipop flowers and cereal necklaces and decorate aprons. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Discover Mills food court, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-847-5000.  


That Puppet Guy, Hall County. Lee Bryan will perform at various venues throughout Hall County. 10:30 a.m. June 16, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St NW, Gainesville; 2:30 p.m. June 16, East Hall Library, 2434 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville; 10:30 a.m. June 17, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville; 2:30 p.m. June 17, Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville; 10:30 a.m. June 18, Clermont gym, Clermont; 2:30 p.m. June 18, Murrayville Library, 4796 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 143.

Human Sculpture, Flowery Branch. Teen Summer Reading Club activity. For teens entering grades sixth-12th. Teens will work together to make one of the members of their team into a "living sculpture." 2:30 p.m. June 15, Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville. 770-532-3311.


"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.

"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.