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Family events
For the week of Nov. 12-18
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This week

Maize Quest, Alto. "Georgia Grown"-themed cornfield maze. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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.

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. Saturday, Johnson High School cafeteria, 3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-6298 or

Year One Car Show, Braselton. 2-6 p.m. Saturday, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton. 770-967-0267.

Decorating with Plants and Plant Material for the Holidays, Cumming. Make twig stars, trees and picture frames. For ages 3-10. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Free. Registration required. 770-887-2481.


Appalachian Christmas, Cleveland. Breakfast with Santa, live performances, simulated snow flurries, Cabbage Patch Kid costumed characters and rides. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21, BabyLand General Hospital, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland. Benefits Shriner's Hospital for Children. Some activities free; $7 for breakfast with Santa. 706-865-2171. 

Christmas in Central Park, Cumming. Arts and crafts, food, children's activities, photos with Santa, tree lighting and train rides. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Free. 678-455-8540 or

Honoring the Family Day, Gainesville. Nov. 22, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. The

Lighting of the Chateau, Braselton. Christmas arts and crafts, Santa Claus, wine tours, inflatable bouncing toys, fireworks and the lighting of Chateau Elan Winery. Nov. 22, Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton.


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 Saturday. 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 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.