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Outdoors events
For the week of April 29-May 5
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This week

Elachee's Pre-order Native Plant Sale, Gainesville. Pick up at Elachee noon-6 p.m. today, 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, North Hall High School greenhouse, 4885 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville. $1.50-$9. 770-983-7331.

Learn the Birds, Helen. Birding walks, slide shows, programs on making birdhouses and feeders, lectures on birding. Possibly see neo-tropical birds as they pass through Unicoi's forest. Preregister. 8-9 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking; separate fees for birdhouse and feeder classes. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

Forsyth Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale, Cumming. Tomatoes, perennials, herbs, annual baskets, day lilies. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 4165, Cumming. Free to attend. 770-887-2418. 

March of Dimes March for Babies, Gainesville. 3 miles. 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. Saturday, Longstreet Clinic, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville. 770-977-3114.

Suwanee Farmers Market, Suwanee. 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 12, Town Center Park, Suwanee. 770-945-8996.  

Bike ride, Gainesville. More than 40 miles. Chicken City Cyclists. 10 a.m. Saturday, Corinth Baptist Church, intersection of Ga. 283 and Ga. 60, Gainesville.

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until produce is sold out, Tuesdays and Saturdays, Hancock Park, downtown Dahlonega. Farmers must buy a $10 permit, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at City Hall, 465 Riley Road, Dahlonega. 706-864-6133.

Pose Running Clinic, Gainesville. Limited to 10 athletes. 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, CrossFit Northeast Georgia, 1974 Delta Drive, Gainesville. Preregister. $15 per person; Gold Members $10. 678-316-3043 or

Next Stop Foundation Golf Tournament, Flowery Branch. Benefits The Next Stop. 1 p.m. Monday, Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club, 4700 Royal Lakes Drive, Flowery Branch. $100 includes tournament entry, goodie bag, range balls, wine tasting, dinner and silent auction and a boxed lunch. $20 for non golfers to attend dinner. 404-822-7068.  


The "Some Gave All" 5K/One Mile Freedom Run and Tot Trot, Lula. In honor of Maj. Kevin Jenrette. Benefits the Georgia Army National Guard Family Support Foundation. Registration 3-4:30 p.m. May 8; event 5 p.m. May 8, Rafe Banks Park, Lula. $20 per person before Friday; $25 late registration; $60 for a family of four before Friday. 678-795-0115 or pacesetr@bellsouth.

Run for Recovery, Gainesville. Benefits Friends of Recovery. Begins at 9 a.m. May 8, Hall County Courthouse, 225 Green St. Suite 1000, Gainesville. $15 preregistration before Friday; $20 after Friday and on race day; $50 per group of five or less (preregistration only.) 770-967-9755 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.