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Family events
For the week of June 3-9
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This week

Public Safety Day, Gainesville. Hall County Dive Team, Hall County SWAT unit, Hall County Rescue, Gainesville Fire Department, The Safe Kids Coalition and the Hall County Sherriff's Office will have representatives that will talk about safety and their jobs. 1-4 p.m. today, Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs, 1 Positive Place, Gainesville. 

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.

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

Spirit of Joy Church 9th Annual Car Show & Cookout, Flowery Branch. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Flowery Branch. $20 car registration. Free to attend. Benefits the church's food pantry. Rain date June 12. 678-362-7328 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. Friday-Sunday, 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.

Forum, Gainesville. "The 1875 Chestatee Diving Bell." 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free for members, $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900 or


Front Lawn Featurette, Gainesville. Screening of "The Blind Side" on the front lawn of First Baptist Church. 8 p.m. June 10, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 770-534-7354 or

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

Southern Monster Truck Showdown, Gainesville. June 18-19, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children age 4-12 $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Age 3 and younger free.


"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.