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Family events
For the week of Jan. 21-27
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This week

Parenting Education Seminar featuring John Rosemond, Gainesville. 6:30-8:30 today, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville. $15. 678-997-2210.

Get To Know Your Zoo, Cleveland. Evening at Honey Brook Farm where visitors can meet staff of North Georgia Zoo/Paradise Valley Farm and learn about volunteering. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 240 Honeybrook Lane, Cleveland. Free. 706-892-9130.

Upcoming

Straight Talk about Internet Safety, Gainesville. Parents can learn how to set boundaries and put parental controls on iPods, cell phones, computers and gaming systems. 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Lakeview Academy student center, 796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville. 770-531-2609.

The Bog Read Kick-off, Atlanta. Join the Atlanta History Center in launching the second annual Big Read event, featuring Zora Neale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God." 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta. Free; first 50 receive free copy of book. 404-814-4000.

Ongoing

"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.

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