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Outdoors events
For the week of April 16-22
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This Week

Vegetable gardening seminar, Alto. Seminar presented by Drew Echols, farm manager at Jaemor Farms, and Hall County Extension Agent Billy Skaggs. Soil preparation, plant selection, fertilizing and watering. 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia highway, Alto. $12. 770-869-3999.

Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi, Helen. Slide show, lecture, wildflower walks and activities. Register in advance. Friday-Saturday, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $3 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.   

Big Jim's Shoot Out, Lula. Sporting clay contest and pheasant shoot. Barbecue, drinks and prizes. Benefits Challenged Child and Friends. 10 a.m. Saturday, 7743 Persimmon Tree Road, Lula. $300 per individual, $500 for teams of two. 770-540-5532 or 678-316-4500.   

New Classic Horse Show, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. 770-531-6855 or


5K run/walk for Camp Hope, Oakwood. Registration, 7 a.m.; race, 8 a.m. April 25, West Hall High School, 5506 McEver Road, Oakwood. $15 before April 17, $20 on race day. 770-532-3371.

Safe Boating Course, Buford. How to navigate your vessel safely and legally. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 25, Lanier Project Management Office, U.S. Corp of Engineers, half a mile East of Buford Dam on Buford Dam Road, Buford. $35. Class size limited. 770-271-4059 or