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Family events
For the week of Sept. 2-8
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This week

Captain Conservation, Gainesville. The captain will visit INK to teach kids about water conservation. 11 a.m. to noon Friday and Tuesday, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. 770-536-1900 or

Sunday at the Park, Clermont. Slides, jumps, rock wall, bull ride and quad bungee. Fireworks, concert by Calling Levi, The Wauka Mountain Boys and Concord's Choir and Orchestra. Car show. 5-10 p.m. Sunday, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. Most activities free; $10 entry for car show. Concessions will be sold. 770-983-7272.


Boy Scout Troop 203 Chicken-Que, Gainesville. Half chicken, beans, coleslaw, bread and dessert. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. $7. 770-536-5164.

Elachee’s Annual Snake Day, Gainesville. See live native and exotic snakes, do crafts and activities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville.  $5 for those under age 2 and members free. 770-535-1976 or

Family Day, Gainesville. "Patriots' Path." 1-4 p.m. Sept. 12, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900,

Touch a Truck, Gainesville. Kids can touch various vehicles. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18, City Park, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-2680.

Movie in the Braselton Park, Braselton. Dusk Sept. 18, Braselton Park, one block west of Ga. 53, Braselton.

Hall County Queens for CARE Pageant/Relay for Life Benefit, Gainesville. Natural pageant for ages newborn to 20. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25, Lakeshore Mall Atrium, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. For an application, e-mail


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. $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 2-12.  Children under age 2 and members are free. 770-535-1976.