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Outdoors events
For the week of Nov. 5-11
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This week

Gainesville Action Ministries Ninth Annual Golf Tournament, Gainesville. Benefits Gainesville Action Ministries. 11 a.m. registration, noon tee-off today, Chicopee Woods Golf Course, Gainesville. $100. 770-531-0144.  

Race Against Domestic Violence, Dahlonega. 5K. Benefits No One Alone. Run/walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Cottrell Cattle Ranch, 170 Garnet School Road, Dahlonega. Preregistration before Saturday, $20; day of event registration, $25; $15 students. 706-864-1306, ext. 6.

Southern Appalachian Mushrooms, Helen. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Preregister. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Bike ride, Helen. Hilly 50-mile loop. Lunch at La La's at Tanglewood after ride. Chicken City Cyclists. 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at La La's at Tanglewood, 3318 Ga. 356, Helen. Free. 770-534-7075 or

Backyard Conservation Workshop, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Free to local residents. Call to register. 770-535-1976.

Nature Photography, Cumming. Forsyth County Master Gardeners. Learn how to use camera equipment to capture nature's beauty. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.


Move for a Cure, Gainesville. Nov. 13 with race 2-9 p.m., silent auction and art show 2-5 p.m. and "Puttin' on the Purple" dinner and dance 5-9 p.m. Smoky Springs Independent Retirement Living, 940 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. $5. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 770-535-8349.  

Bike ride, Cleveland. Moderate ride, more than 40 miles. Chicken City Cyclists. 10 a.m. Nov. 14, meet at Dewberry Church, intersection of Clarks Bridge Road and Glade Farm Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-7075 or

Gold Rush Cup Fly Fishing Challenge, Dahlonega. Registration closed; open to spectators. Fly casting and tying demonstrations. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Frog Hollow, on the Chestatee River near Dahlonega. $5; children age 12 and younger free. 706-244-4372. 


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.

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Hancock Park off the downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-6133.

Hoschton Farmers Market, Hoschton. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19, Towne Center Shopping Center, Hoschton. Dan Graves, 770-861-7232.