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Family events
For the week of June 18-24
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This week

That Puppet Guy, Hall County. 10:30 a.m. today, Clermont gym, Clermont; 2:30 p.m. today, Murrayville Library, 4796 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 143.

Movies on the Green, Gainesville. "Hotel for Dogs." Clown, concessions, inflatable jumping toy. Bring blanket or lawn chairs. 7:30 p.m. today, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Free.

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. 

Father's Day Plaza Picnic, Atlanta. Games, food and live music. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $15 adults, $14 students and seniors age 62 and older, $13 children age 3 to 12, free for kids age 2 and younger and members. 404-929-6400. 


American Legion fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Snow cones, hot dogs, horse shoes and fireworks at dusk. Starts at noon July 4, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.

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.