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Family events
For the week of June 4-10
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This week

Contra Dance, Sautee. Appalachian and old-time music by Crosstown Traffic. Caller Walter Daves. Potluck, 6:30 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $8 adults, $7 SNCA members, $4 students, free for kids age 7 and younger with supervising adult. 706-878-3300, 706-754-3254 or


Family Movie Night, Flowery Branch. Free popcorn and drinks. PG movie, dusk June 12, The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Free admission. 770-335-9073. 

Athens Hip Hop Summer Dance Fest, Athens. Workshops for children and adults, adult competition and talent showcase for all ages. June 12 and 13, East Athens Educational Dance Center, 390 McKinley Drive, Athens. Kids, $3 per workshop for Athens-Clarke County residents, $5 per workshop for others; adults, $5 per workshop of Athens-Clarke County residents, $7 per workshop for others. Class space limited.

The Nifty Fifties Family Sunday, Gainesville. Hand-churned ice cream, a 1950s car show, a sock hop, hula hoops and crafts including silly putty and rockets. June 14, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. $5 per family; free for members. 770-297-5900.

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.

That Puppet Guy, 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.


"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. 

Movies Under the Stars, Buford. 6:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 22. Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788. 

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.