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Family events
Jan. 8-14
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This week

Winter Craft Daze, Athens. 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 14. Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens. For ages 5 to 12. Preregistration required. $4 for Athens-Clarke County residents, $6 nonresidents. 706-613-3631.  

"Twist, Loop and Tint," Gainesville. Family Sunday. Explore the heritage of Northeast Georgia with spinning, weaving and dyeing. Demonstrations and hands-on crafts. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. $5 per family for nonmembers, free for members. 770-297-5900.

Upcoming

MLK Day Celebration, Atlanta. Hear Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, dance to "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder and add your "dreams" to the "Cloud of Dreams" wall mural. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 19, Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437.

Home School History Day, Gainesville. Area veterans share about what it was like to be a serviceman or woman during the Vietnam War. 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 20, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, free for ages 4 and younger. 770-297-5900.

The Amazing Castle, Atlanta. Children can pretend to be a blacksmith, jester, prince or princess in a make-believe medieval community. Jan. 24-May 26, Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437.

Ongoing

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.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World, Atlanta. Puppet shows, workshops and tours of the exhibit. Exhibit through Jan. 18, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000.

Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain. Snow amusement park on the "laser lawn." Snow tubing, snowball and snow angel making zone, play area for younger kids and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Through March 1, Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78, Stone Mountain. $25 adults and children ages 3-11. Reservations recommended.

"The Greatest Places," Atlanta. IMAX. Through March 20, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $13 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 children age 12 and younger. 404-929-6400.

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