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Family events
For the week of July 30-Aug. 5
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This week

Big E Festival and Final Hoe Down, Cornelia. Elvis tribute artist performances and contest. 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, 271 Foreacre St., Cornelia. $10 Friday; $15 Saturday includes museum tour; children age 5 and younger free. 706-778-2001.

Folk Life Traditions, Helen. See demonstrations of candle dipping, cider making, folk toys, butter churning and more. Concert on Friday, community dance on Saturday. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival, Dillard. Barbecue cook-off and live bluegrass performances. Food sales benefit local charities. 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dillard City Hall grounds, Dillard. $10 ages 12 and older; free for children age 11 and younger. 706-746-9936.

Toots Live, Duluth. Costumed elephant characters, inflatables and activities for kids. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. Free. Ages 2-11. 770-476-5160.


Model Train and Railroad Artifact Show and Sale, Norcross. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross.


"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.