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Family events
For the week of Aug. 12-18
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This week

Classic Movie Nights, Demorest. "House on Haunted Hill," 8:30 p.m. Friday, "Little Shop of Horrors"; "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.

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

Back to School Rally, Gainesville. Live music by "The Breakdown," basketball, petting zoo, free school supplies, parent workshops and prizes. Organized by the Beulah Rucker Museum. Noon-6 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Free. 404-401-6589 or

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 Sunday.


Mothers of Preschoolers Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 678-677-8066.


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.