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Family events
For the week of June 17-23
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This week

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

Free Friday Night Flicks, Clarkesville. Outdoor screening of "The Blind Side." Bring chairs or blankets. 7:30 p.m.; movie at dusk Friday, Sam Pitts Park, Clarkesville. Free admission; concession stand benefits Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia. 706-754-2220.  

Southern Monster Truck Showdown, Gainesville. Gates open at 6 p.m.; pit party, 6-7 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. $12 in advance, $14 at the door; children age 3-12 $9 in advance and $10 at the gate. Age 2 and younger free. 770-531-6855 or


Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee. Concerts, arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, petting zoo and old-time demonstrations. July 21-31, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $9 per person; $2 parking. 706-896-4191.


Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville. Schedule a tour to see kangaroos and other Aussie animals, a butterfly garden and Aussie Walkabout hiking trail. Kangaroo Conservation Center, 222 Bailey-Waters Road, Dawsonville. For age 5 and older. $14-$28. 706-265-6100 or

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.