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Family events
For the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6
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This week

St. Paul's Fall Festival, Cleveland. Children's games and activities, bake sale, jewelry sale, silent auction, crafts, raffles, kiss the pig contest, pony and cart rides, hay ride and pumpkin patch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1243 Helen Highway, Cleveland. Various costs. 706-865-4474.

M.O.M.S. Club of Gainesville Open House, Flowery Branch. Learn about Moms Offering Moms Support, an organization for stay-at-home moms. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. 770-983-9083 or


Family Day: Harvest of History, Gainesville. 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 10. Take a step back in time to experience early 1800's family life in Northeast Georgia. Hands-on activities include bread making, butter churning, drying and using herbs, and weaving. Demonstrations include old-time woodwork with lathe, planting and harvesting Victory Garden. Live mule and milk cow also on hand. Free. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail, or visit

Secret Santa Car Show, Oakwood. Rods, muscle, classic and race cars along with food, arts and crafts, jewelry and a swap meet. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 9. All proceeds to benefit the Secret Santa program for residents of the City of Oakwood. No entry fee. Cash/Check donations only. Ben's Furniture Building (the old Sam's location) next door to Hayes Chrysler, just off Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. For more information contact Tony Tankersley at 985 Collision at 770-536-4985 (or after hours at 770-265-0285) or e-mail

Forum: The T. R. R. Cobb House, Gainesville. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Sam Thomas, curator of the T. R. R. Cobb House will present the program. The T. R. R. Cobb House is located in Athens where it was built in the early 1830's. The house was moved to Atlanta and to Stone Mountain before being moved back to Athens in 2004. It is being restored as a house museum. Admission is free for members and $3 for non-members. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail, or visit

Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay. Arts and crafts, apple-themed events. Parade, 10 a.m. Oct. 16, downtown Eliijay; Festival, Oct. 9-10 and 16-17: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 368 Craig St., Ellijay. $5 adults, free for kids age 10 and younger.

Ghost Walk, Gainesville. Oct. 29 - 30. Seven walks each night. First walk leaves at 6 p.m. and last walk leaves at 8 p.m. Walks begin and end at the History Center. Tickets $10. Reservations strongly encouraged. Not for children younger than 10. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail, or visit


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.

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.

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 60and older, free for kids age 3 and younger. Combination and group pricing available. Call to schedule group visit. 800-959-1874.

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.