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Family events
For the week of May 6-12
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This week

Trojan Triumph Festival, Gainesville. Barbecue plates, booths by North Hall High School clubs, organizations and athletics teams. Benefits the Renaissance program. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, North Hall High School stadium, 4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. Free.

A Day at the Historic Courthouse, Jefferson. Auction, live music, 1908-themed music, children's activities, tours of the courthouse. Benefits the Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jackson County Historic Courthouse, 85 Washington St., Jefferson. $5 donation for tour. Tour for ages 15 and older. Space limited; RSVP for tour. 706-621-0489.

Official Grand Opening Celebration and Family Reunion, Cleveland. Babyland General Hospital new location. Free kids' activities, entertainment, prize drawings, music and Cabbage Patch Kid costume characters. Xavier Roberts, creator of the Cabbage Patch Kids, will attend. 9 a.m. Saturday, Babyland General Hospital, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland. Free. 706-865-2171.  

Heart-2-Heart, Gainesville. For girls age 10-17. How to eat healthy, have healthy skin and exercise. 1 p.m. Saturday, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. 678-939-7986.

"Creepy Critters Entomology" Gainesville. A home school series emphasizing bug collection techniques and bug themed crafts. Monday, May 17 and 24 from 9:30-10:30AM. $45. Register online.

"Wildlife Science," Gainesville. A home school series focusing on the study, conservation and use of wild animal ecosystems. Monday, May 17 and 24 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. $45. Register online.


Movies Under the Stars, Buford. Live music, 6:30 p.m.; movies at dusk each Saturday May 29-July 31, Mall of Georgia Village Amphitheater, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. 678-482-8788.   


"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.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival, Fairburn. Medieval events and vendors including jousting, artist market, live music and pubs. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. Through June 6, Georgia Renaissance Festival, 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. $19.95 adults, $17.95 seniors age 60 and older, $8.95 children age 6-12 and free for kids age 5 and younger. 770-964-8575.