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Outdoors events
For the week of July 9-15
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This week

Bike ride, Clermont. More than 40-mile loop. Chicken City Cyclists. 9 a.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Baptist Church, 20 Florence Drive, Clermont. 770-534-7075 or

Cracker Fly-in, Gainesville. Experimental Aircraft Association 611. Aircraft trophies will be awarded. Pancake breakfast and fly-in, 7:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; end of judging registration, noon Saturday. Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, 1142 Aviation Blvd., Gainesville. $1, children younger than 12 free. 770-560-2356 or 770-231-8282.

Float-Fly, Gainesville. Fly radio controlled aircraft. Bring your float plane or boat. Georgia Mountain R/C. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sardis Creek Park, off Antioch Church Road, Gainesville.  


Family Fishing, Athens. All ages. Bait, poles and tips provided. Fish in Claypit Pond. 6 p.m. July 16, Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Road, Athens. $6 for Athens-Clarke County families; $9 for others. Preregistration required. 706-613-3615. 

Moonlight Paddles, Gainesville. Group paddles led by a professional instructor. Equipment provided. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.  7:30 p.m. July 17, Aug. 7, Sept. 4 and Oct. 2, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $15 nonmembers; free to members.

Bikes, Bands, and Healthy Bodies Weekend, Gainesville. Kids events, live music, food, cafe-style seating, expanded retail hours and criterium bike race. 2-10 p.m. Aug. 18, downtown Gainesville. Free.


Maternity Aqua Shapeup, Athens. Water aerobics for expectant mothers. 11 a.m. Saturdays through August, Memorial Park pool, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens. Preregister. $5 per class. 706-613-3580.

Come Try It, Gainesville. Try canoes and kayaks on Lake Lanier. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. 1-6 p.m. Sundays through 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; 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, downtown Gainesville square. $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