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Outdoors events
For the week of Oct. 15-21
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This week

Peonies, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners with Joan Harbin. Saturday, Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.

Run for Your Life, Gainesville. 5K and one-mile family fun run, music, food. 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m.; First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 770-535-0478. 

Fall Tree Identification Hike, Clarkesville. Ben Cash will lead a hike up to Anna Ruby Falls. 2 p.m. Sunday, begins at Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center, 200 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. $2. Preregister. 706-878-1448.

Autumn Breeze 5K, Tallulah Falls. Flat course. Awards are student-created artwork. 3 p.m. Sunday, Tallulah Gorge State Park day use area, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls.

Nordstrom Classic, Braselton. Golf tournament to benefit Challenged Child & Friends. 9 a.m. Monday, with registration at 8 a.m.; breakfast and lunch will be provided. $125 to play. 770-535-8372, ext. 309 or

"The Right Tree for the Right Place," Gainesville. Hall County Master Gardeners with Travis Oliver. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gardens on Green, 711 Green St., Gainesville. Free.


Adopt-A-Stream Training, Gainesville. Workshop on how to accurately monitor streams. Oct. 23, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 for materials. Preregistration required; age 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. . 770-535-1976.

Organic Gardening, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners with Dennis Whittle. Oct. 24, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Free.

Safe Boating Course, Flowery Branch. Learn how to safely operate your vessel and navigate waterways. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch. $35. 770-271-4059 or  


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

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. Three group rides with varying speeds and distances. No ride if in rain or if temperature is below 32 F. 7:15 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

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.

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 Saturday, Town Center Park, 310 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-945-8996 or 

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.