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Family events
For the week of Aug. 5-11
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This week

Classic Movie Nights, Demorest. "House on Haunted Hill," 8:30 p.m. Friday; "Little Shop of Horrors," Aug. 13; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Aug. 20, Arrendale Amphitheatre, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. $7 per car; free for Piedmont students, faculty and staff. No alcohol allowed. Bring a chair or cushion and cooler.

Kidgits Fun Factory, Buford. Kids can play with Mega Bloks, trade trading cards, play with Interactive Aquarium Playsets and other hands-on activities. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nordstrom Court, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford.

Take a History Hike, Gainesville. Learn about various monuments in our area; part of an ongoing project to document monuments in Northeast Georgia. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 422 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900 or

History forum, Gainesville. Trip Selman, Scout Executive in the Jefferson Service Center of the Northeast Council of Boy Scouts of America, will speak about the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 422 Academy St., Gainesville. Free for members; $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900 or


Wiggly Circus Live!, Duluth. 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 14, Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $10-$75. Ticketmaster.

Monthly Homeschool Science Series, North Georgia Homeschool Programs. Different themes and units taught each month. Classes available at two locations. Register online at Register before August 15.


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

"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.