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Outdoors events
For the week of April 15-21
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This week

Plant sale, Oakwood. Lilies, tomatoes and houseplants. Through April 22, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.  

Elachee's Pre-order Native Plant Sale, Gainesville. Order by Friday; pick up at Elachee noon-6 p.m. April 29, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.  

Spring Plant Sale, Gainesville. Flowering plants, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and broccoli. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday, Monday-Wednesday and April 26-30, North Hall High School greenhouse, 4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. $1.50-$9. 770-983-7331.

Hackers Holiday Golf Tournament, Buford. Golfers needed. 19th hole reception at the clubhouse following the reception. 10 a.m. Friday, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $150 per player, $600 team of four. 770-532-6206 or

Earth Day at Elachee, Gainesville. Guided hikes, recycled crafts, animal and nature programs and orienteering. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children age 2-12, free for Elachee members. 770-535-1976.

Stray Pet Strut, Gainesville. Benefits the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk. 2 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post, 2342 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. Pets can walk with participants if they are vaccinated, leashed and in good physical condition. Day of race registration $25. 770-532-6617.

Stars Over Elachee at Chicopee Lake, Gainesville. Learn about astronomy and how to use a telescope to view the night sky. For adults and children 8 and older. Bring a flashlight and pencil. Reservations required. 7:45-9:45 p.m. Sunday, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $10 adults, $5 children age 2-12, free for Elachee members. 770-535-1976.

Lunch and Learn Series, Gainesville. Hall County Master Gardeners. Wednesday, "Soil Preparation"; April 28, "Open Garden Forum: Annuals, Perennials & More." Free. Hall County Library System's Gainesville branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311.

Gardens on Green classes, Gainesville. Hall County Master Gardeners. Container Gardens with Sarah Galshack. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Gardens on Green, 711 Green St., Gainesville.


Twitch, Shout and Ride, Gainesville. To raise awareness for Tourette's Syndrome. 9:30 p.m. April 24, Gainesville First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. 678-618-7263 or


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

Master Naturalist Program, Gainesville. Learn about the habitats and ecosystems of Georgia. 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays through May 25, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $125 for all sessions, field trips and materials. Participants must be 18 and older. 770-535-1976 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. 7 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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