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Outdoors events
For the week of Aug. 20-26
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This week

Bike ride, Dahlonega. Chicken City Cyclists. 35 hilly miles. 9 a.m. Saturday, Greenbrier Shopping Center, 406 E. Main St., Dahlonega. 770-534-7075 or

Guided hike to the Wetland Loop, Helen. Half-mile hike. 9 a.m. Saturday, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $2. 706-878-3087.

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

Chicken City Cyclists evening ride, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Gainesville square. 770-534-7075 or


Bike ride, Clarkesville. 35 hilly miles around Lake Burton. 9 a.m. Aug. 29, meet at Providence Baptist Church, 12080 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 770-534-7075 or

Horse Lover's Field Day, Gillsville. Demonstrations, raffle, door prizes, vendors, speakers; limited exhibit space available. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Grove River Ranch, 345 Hickory Flat Drive, Gillsville. $5 or $10 per vehicle. 706-677-6230.

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.

Fall Fun Fly Contest and Cookout, Gainesville. Georgia Mountain R/C Club. Flying, 1:30 p.m.; cookout, 5 p.m., Georgia Mountain R/C Club's field, 5728 Ga. 52, Gainesville. Donation.

Christmas Bicycles, Lula. Benefits the Hall County Sheriff's Office. 20-, 35-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile routes. 8 a.m. Sept. 12, Lula Assembly of Praise Church, 6158 Carter St., Lula. $25-$35. 770-531-7093, or


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

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