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Outdoors events
For the week of May 28-June 3
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This week

Herb gardening lecture, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners library series. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418. 

Safe Boating Course, Flowery Branch. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Learn how to navigate waterways and operate your vessel safely. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6995 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch. $35. Preregister; class size limited. 770-271-4059 or

The Fat Finch bike ride, Maysville. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 35 miles. 10 a.m. Saturday, The Fat Finch Cafe, 9169 Ga. 52, Maysville. 770-534-7075 or

Georgia Gold Medal Plants lecture, Gainesville. Lunch and Learn Gardening Series; bring your lunch and listen to Hall County Extension Service agent Billy Skaggs. Noon Wednesday, Gainesville Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. Preregister. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or


Pedal Around Brasstown Bald, Hiawassee. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 40 miles. 10 a.m. June 6, Towns County High School, 1400 U.S. 76 E, Hiawassee. 770-534-7075 or

Invasive plants lecture, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners library series. 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 6, Christ the King Lutheran, 1125 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.

Kaleidoscope, Dawsonville. Fishing rodeo, conservation programs and celebration of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. June 6 and 7, Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Road, Dawsonville. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. June 8, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. Preregister. $4 parking. 706-754-7981.

Bike ride, Dahlonega. More than 35 hilly miles. 9 a.m. June 13, Greenbrier Shopping Center, 406 E. Main St., Dahlonega. 770-534-7075 or

Vogel's Kids Fishing Rodeo, Blairsville. Kids age 12 and younger can fish in Wolf Creek. Limited supply of bait and poles; bring your own if possible. 8 a.m. to noon June 13, Vogel State Park, 7485 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

In Our Own Back Yards garden walk, Hall County. Hall County Master Gardeners. See five private gardens and one public garden. Rain or shine. Live music, free plants, educational information and live music at various gardens. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13. $10 per in advance; $15 day of walk. 770-532-8293.


Come Try It, Gainesville. Try canoes and kayaks on Lake Lanier. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. Sunday afternoons 1-6 p.m. May-September, Lake Lanier Olympic Center, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $15. 770-287-7888.

Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. 6 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Saturdays, corner of East Crescent Drive and Jesse Jewell Parkway, near Interstate 985 Exit 24, Gainesville. $10 to join market, $5 per day to sell; $100 to reserve space for entire selling season. 770-531-6988

Hoschton Farmers Market, Hoschton. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Towne Center Shopping Center, Hoschton. Dan Graves, 770-861-7232

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Nov. 7, Hancock Park off the downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-6133.

Suwanee Farmers Market, Suwanee. Farmers must grow their own produce and be licensed and certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture; vendors register in advance. . 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 17, Town Center Park, 310 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-945-8996 or

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