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Family events
For the week of Feb. 4-10
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This week

"Hope for the Home" Family Conference, Oakwood. Marriage and family courses. Friday-Sunday, McEver Road Baptist Church, 5135 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-6501 or 770-536-6334.

Special Olympics Day, Gainesville. Athletes can reconnect, volunteers can learn about the Special Olympics. Hot dogs, music and door prizes. Mayor Ruth Bruner will attend. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Chicopee Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Free.

Daddy Daughter Dances, Gainesville. Dinner and dancing. Register by Wednesday. Grades 7 and older, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday; grades 4-6, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 11; Prekindergarten-3rd grade, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $20 per person. 770-531-2680.  


Sowing Seeds of Love family festival, Blairsville. Games, live music by Ministry of Graces, raffles, food and comedy. 1-5 p.m. Feb. 13, United Community Bank Junior Bracket Room, 59 Ga. 515, Blairsville. Free. Preregister. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 706-781-3393.  

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.


"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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