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Family events
For the week of Nov. 5-11
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This week

Hemlockfest, Murrayville. Featuring live music including Soulhound, Mudcat, Emerald Rose, the Dot Line Projekt, The Family Honor and Gold Rush. Traditional crafts and art booths. Benefits the Lumpkin Coalition. Friday-Sunday. Starbridge Retreat, 326 Starbridge Road, Murrayville. 404-310-5605 or  

The Wiggles Go Bananas Live!, Atlanta. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Atlanta. $10-$40. Ticketmaster.

Family Sunday, Gainesville. "Celebrating Patriotism and Our Veterans." Military displays from World War I through present day, photos with a World War II-era Jeep and military gear, patriotic crafts. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Members free; $5 per family for nonmembers. 770-297-5900 or

Forum, Gainesville. James H. Benson, president of Riverside Military Academy, will speak. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Members free; nonmembers $3. 770-297-5900 or


Jingle Bells Holiday Craft Show, Gainesville. Handmade Christmas decorations, doll clothes, hair bows, candles and other crafts. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and door prizes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Johnson High School cafeteria, 3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-6298 or


Maize Quest, Alto. "Georgia grown"-themed cornfield maze. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 14. Flashlight nights, dusk to 10 p.m. Jaemor Farm, 5340 Ga. 365, Alto. $8 adults, $7 ages 4-7, free for children age 3 and younger. $5 hayride. 770-869-3999.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movie screenings and the Dungeon of Fear. Maze, 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22; Dungeon of Fear, 6:30-11:30 p.m. various days through Nov. 14; movies throughout season each Friday and Saturday at dark. North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Maze, $9-$10; Dungeon of Fear, $14-$15; hayride, $4-$5. 800-959-1874 or

"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m. to 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.