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Family events
For the week of June 10-16
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This week

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

Family Day, Gainesville. Performances by Drake's School of Irish Dance, Nancy Swann and Doug Grant playing fiddle and jug, and The Buzzard Mountain Boys with Sarrah McDonald, who will play mountain music. Hands-on activities also included. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. 770-297-5900.

Starlight Concert & Fireworks Show, Oakwood. Power Play Band will perform. Fireworks at dark. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Parking $10 for cars, $20 for passenger vans and larger vehicles. Must park on premises; no walk-ins allowed. 678-717-3648.

Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Blairsville. A Kilted Golf Classic, "Ceilidh" dinner, Scottish clan gatherings, concerts, Mini Cooper car show and games. Golf, 8 a.m. Friday, Butternut Creek Golf Course, 20 Union County Recreation Road, Blairsville; dinner, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 983 Ga. 515, Blairsville; concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Meeks Park, 490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville. Registration required for golf tournament and dinner. $10 for adults per day; $15 for two days; free for children age 12 and younger. Saturday concert, $5.


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.


Movies Under the Stars, Buford. Live music, 6:30 p.m.; movies at dusk each Saturday through 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.