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Outdoors events
For the week of Feb. 25-March 3
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This week

"Attracting Wildlife," Cumming. Chuck Cornwell. Forsyth County Master Gardeners. 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Free. 770-887-2418.

Bike ride, Gainesville. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 30 miles; hilly. 10 a.m. Saturday, Bolling Mill Park, off Cool Springs Road, Gainesville.

Smithgall Volunteer Orientation and Training, Helen. Seeking volunteers to help plan and carry out park projects. 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Preregister. 706-878-3087.

18th Annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Gainesville. Benefits Challenged Child and Friends. Registration, 1 p.m.; fun run, 2 p.m.; 5K, 2:30 p.m.; Tiny Tot Trot and Roll, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-8372, ext. 309.


Triathlon Club, Gainesville. No experience necessary. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Fit 2 Tri Store, 1292 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-712-9129 or

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 25-45 mile loop. Three group rides with varying speeds and distances. No ride if in rain or temperature less than 36 degrees. 8 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 35-45 mile ride. No ride in rain or temperature less than 36 degrees. 1 p.m. Sundays, Kroger Shopping Center, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-231-0417.

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