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Outdoors events
For the week of Jan. 13-19
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This week

Bike ride, Gainesville. Chicken City Cyclists. 8-50 miles, rider's choice. 10 a.m. Saturday, Dewberry Baptist Church, 4616 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Atlanta Boat Show, Atlanta. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hall C, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. $9 adults, free for kids age 15 and younger. 954-441-3227.

Guided winter hike, Helen. Hike one of five trails. Trails range from half mile to two miles. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $2 per person, $5 per vehicle. Register and pay fee by Friday. 706-878-3087.

After School Enrichment: Our Arctic Community, Helen. Kids can learn about arctic wildlife. 3:45-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $1 per child. Preregister. 706-878-3087. 


Sculpture Design in the Garden lecture series, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners. Part one, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Jan. 22. Bring a sketchbook and pencil. Part two, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Feb. 26. Bring drawings, garden images, relevant plans and a pencil. Part three details to be announced. Cumming Public Library, 555 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.


The Historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Gainesville. Farmers market with plants, herbs, honey, bread and local produce. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Main Street Market, downtown Gainesville Square. 678-943-4442 or

Triathlon Club, Gainesville. No experience necessary. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Fit 2 Tri Store, 1292 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-712-9129 or

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. No ride in rain. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Dewberry Baptist Church, 4616 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. Three group rides varying in distance from 15 to 60 miles. No ride in rain. 7 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417. 

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 35- to 50-mile ride. No ride in rain. 1 p.m. Sundays, Kroger Shopping Center, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-231-0417.