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

Youth Fishing Day, Helen. Fish in ponds stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Rods limited; bring your own if possible. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Enter on Ga. 75 beside Smithgall Humane Society. 706-878-3087.

The Fat Finch Ride, Maysville. More than 35 miles. 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at the parking lot across from The Fat Finch Cafe, 9169 Ga. 52, Maysville.

Float Fly, Gainesville. Fly radio controlled float planes and boats. Georgia Mountain R/C. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sardis Creek Park, Sardis Road, Gainesville. Bring food and drinks.

Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club middle school league meeting, Gainesville. Registration through Aug. 24; meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Boathouse, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $95 to register. 770-287-7888.   

After-school Enrichment: Bugs!, Helen. Explore different bug types. 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $1. 706-878-3087.


Just TRI It adult triathlon and youth triathlon, Gainesville. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. Adult triathlon includes 500-yard swim, 20k bike race and 5k run; youth triathlon includes 100 yard swim, three-mile bike and half-mile run. No race-day registration. Youth triathlon, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22; Adult triathlon, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Chattahoochee Country Club, 3000 Club Drive, Gainesville. Adults, $65; youth, $30. 678-450-5998.

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Hike across the suspension bridge and learn about sensory awareness and how animals survive. Preregistration required. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. 706-754-7981.

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


Maternity Aqua Shape-up, 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 U.S. 985 Exit 24, Gainesville; 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 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