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Family events
For the week of July 1-7
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This week

Movie Night Under the Stars, Flowery Branch. Activities, popcorn. Movie at dusk Friday, The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Free. thespringschurch@thespringschurch.org.

Dawson Day Sparks in the Park Independence Day Celebration, Dawsonville. Inflatable slides, dunk tank, rock wall, face painting, carnival food for sale and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at dark; Saturday, Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville. Free admission and parking; various costs for activities and food. No alcohol or coolers allowed.  

Fantastic Fourth Celebration, Stone Mountain. Laser show, fireworks. 9:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Stone Mountain Park, Exit 8 off U.S. 78, Stone Mountain. $10 for parking pass; laser show free. All attractions pass $27 for adults, $21 for age 3-11.

4th of July Fireworks, Braselton. Dusk Sunday, Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Tour De France, Braselton. Free parking. 800-233-9463.

4th of July Family Celebration, Dahlonega. Pet show, ceremony, reading of the U.S. Constitution, watermelon cutting, car show, live music, parade and fireworks. Parade, 5 p.m.; fireworks at dusk Sunday. Fireworks, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Parade, downtown Dahlonega square.

Fireworks, Gainesville. Benefits the American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Dusk Sunday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. $5 parking; concessions for sale.

Mall of Georgia's Fabulous Fourth, Buford. Music and activities, 2 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. Sunday; "Transformers" screening following fireworks. Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788.

TMC Fun Camp, Cleveland. Christian day camp for children age 5-12. Children must have completed kindergarten to attend. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-July 9 and July 19-23, Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. $125 per child includes camp, T-shirt and daily lunch. Discounts available for families with multiple children. 706-865-2134, ext. 191.  

Upcoming

Kid's World, Gainesville. Music show, 6-7 p.m. July 8; Superhero show with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters and magician Jeff McClure, July 15; Center court at Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free. 770-535-8877, ext. 226.

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.

Ongoing

Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville. Schedule a tour to see kangaroos and other Australian 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 tours@kangaroocenter.com.

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.

 

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