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Family events
For the week of Sept. 23-29
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This week

Guided walking ghost tours, Flowery Branch. Through Nov. Friday-Sunday nights, times flexible. Downtown Flowery Branch. Six person minimum; call for reservations. $10 adults, $8 children and senior citizens.

Dixie Dock Dogs diving event, Gainesville. More than 150 dogs will participate. Part of the Lake Lanier Pet Fest. Friday-Sunday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 706-540-9395 or

Cruising in the Country Car and Truck Show, Gainesville. Car show, bake sale, music, breakfast and lunch. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mayfield Baptist Church, 8920 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville. Cars must be registered by noon. $20 per car. 678-316-2061.

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. Saturday, 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 adults, $3 children age 2-12; age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

Jaemor Cornfield Maze Adventure, Alto. Through Nov. 6. Sept. hours: 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday; Oct. hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Last ticket sold one hour before closing. Jaemor Farms, 5340 Ga. 365, Alto. $8 age 10 and older, $7 age 3-9, free for age 2 and younger. 770-869-3999.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movies at dusk; haunted house opens Saturday. Maze open now through Nov. 21: 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. $10 adults, $9 kids age 4-10 and seniors age 60 and older, free for kids age 3 and younger. Combination and group pricing available. Call to schedule group visit. 800-959-1874.Family Day, Gainesville. "Patriots' Path." 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-297-5900,