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Family events
For the week of June 11-17
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This week

Family Movie Night, Flowery Branch. Free popcorn and drinks. PG movie, dusk Friday, 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. Friday and Saturday, 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, 1950s car show, sock hop, hula hoops and crafts including silly putty and rockets. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 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. Monday, Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville. 770-532-3311.

That Puppet Guy, Hall County. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St NW, Gainesville; 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, East Hall Library, 2434 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville; 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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.


Fourth of July Celebration, Helen. Music by David Blackmon & Curley Maple, games, food and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. July 4, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 S. Main St., Helen. 706-878-1234 or 706-878-9463.

Star Spangled Classic, Athens. Fireworks, games, inflatable jumping toys and music. 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 4, Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive, Athens. Free. 706-613-3589.   

Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee. Arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, pony rides, parade and concerts. July 15-25, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $9 admission, $15 admission with unlimited carnival rides, free for kids age 9 and younger; parking $2. 706-896-4191 or


"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.