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Family events
For the week of May 27-June 2
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This week

Educational Book Sale and Homeschool Enrichment Opportunities Expo, Gainesville. Used books and home school curriculum for PreK-12th grade; expo of local classes and activities to enrich home school education. Today: Book sale, 5-7 p.m., expo, 4-7:30 p.m., East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-297-0138.

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

Pie Baking Contest and Pie Tasting Event, Dahlonega. Taste pies, sweet and savory; children's book reading, children's music by Douglas Brake & The Sizzle Hiss Pop Band and live jazz by The David Brothers Jazz Trio; raffles. 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Hancock Park, one block off the downtown Dahlonega square, Dahlonega. 706-864-4906.

Memorial Day at Northeast Georgia History Center, Gainesville. Refreshments; artifacts from World War II and other eras on display. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free admission. 770-297-5900 or

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. Saturday, Sunday 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.  


Family Fun Night, Clermont. 7 p.m. June 5, Gailey Park, across from the Clermont Hotel in downtown Clermont. Live music, games, food and door prizes. Movie at dusk. Free.

The Arts Council's Movies on the Green, Gainesville. "Avatar," dusk June 17, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. $2 adults, $1 students. 


"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.