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Outdoors events
For the week of April 23-29
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This Week

5K run/walk for Camp Hope, Oakwood. Registration, 7 a.m.; race, 8 a.m. Saturday, West Hall High School, 5506 McEver Road, Oakwood. $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. Saturday, 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

Bike ride, Cumming. Chicken City Cyclists. Strenuous bicycle ride. More than 60 miles. Meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. or ride at 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Old Town Country Restaurant, intersection of Ga. 20 and Spot Road Connector, Cumming. 770-534-7075 or

No Dust Tour, Gainesville. Dennis Reis will demonstrate how to get extraordinary performance out of ordinary horses, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. 800-732-8220 or


Landscaping clinic, Gainesville. Tim Stipek from Home Depot will give landscaping tips. 6 p.m. May 11, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. Free. Preregister. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.

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