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Outdoors events
For the week of May 13-19
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This week

Bike ride, Braselton. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 40 miles, lunch at Peckers. 10 a.m. Saturday, Mayfield Dairy Farms, 1160 Broadway Ave., Braselton. unnoldl@charter.net.

The Chicopee Woods Trillium Trek, Gainesville. Orienteering, hiking, mountain biking and special challenges. Co-ed teams of 3 or 4. For age 8 and older. 8 a.m. Saturday, Chicopee Woods, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $120-$140. Registration due by Tuesday. 770-535-1976 or trilliumtrek@gmail.com.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course, Flowery Branch. Learn boating skills including safety, how to navigate your vessel and what to do in boating emergencies. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch. $40. 770-904-6340 or auxiliaryclass@bellsouth.net.

Spring Youth Racing League Regatta, Gainesville. Lanier Canoe Kayak Club. Canoes, kayaks and dragon boats. 9 a.m. Saturday, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. Concessions for sale on site. 770-287-7888 or info@lckc.org.

In the Water Boat Show & Sale, Buford. Luxury cruisers, ski boats, pontoons and other water craft. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. Free with Lake Lanier Islands admission. 770-279-9899.

Come Try It, Gainesville. Try canoeing or kayaking on Lake Lanier. Basic instruction, paddle and life jacket provided. Must be at least 18 years old to participate, or accompanied by an adult. 1-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 1-6 p.m. May-September, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $5 parking. $15. 706-878-3087.

Crabapple Garden Club meeting, Gainesville. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Crabapple Garden Club, 5610 Pointe West Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-3562 or cherylhinder@hotmail.com.

Upcoming

Flowery Branch Annual Spring 5K Fun Run/Walk, Flowery Branch. Late registration, 8 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. May 22, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. $20; $25 late registration. Preregistration due today. Make registration check payable to Flowery Branch Masonic Lodge No. 212, P.O. Box 624, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542. 678-316-6780 or kennyclan@bellsouth.net.

Birding by Ear, Helen. Learn to identify birds by their songs with Lisa Hurt of the Atlanta Audubon Society. 8-11 a.m. May 22, Smithgall Woods Conservation Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Preregister. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Common Birds of Georgia, Helen. Slide show; learn about bird calls and spring migration. Preregister. 1-2 p.m. May 22, Smithgall Woods Conservation Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Preregister. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Historical Rock Hike, Tallulah Falls. See rock formations named during the Victorian era. Strenuous, off-the-trail hiking. Bring hiking shoes, water and snack. Preregister. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Camp Elachee, Gainesville. One-week summer camps for pre-K, elementary and middle school students. May 24-Aug. 6, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.

Full Moon Paddle on Unicoi Lake, Helen. Basic canoe instruction, exploration of Unicoi Lake. 8 p.m. May 27, Unicoi State Park, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $15. Space limited. No one age 2 or younger permitted in a canoe; adult must accompany ages 17 and younger. $15. Preregistration required. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Ranger-led, moonlit hike down into the gorge. 9-11 p.m. May 27 and 28, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $5 parking, $5 for hike. Preregister. 706-754-7981.

Moonlight Paddle, Gainesville. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. Equipment available on a first come, first serve basis. 7:30 p.m. May 28, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888 or info@lckc.org.

Memorial Day Blast, Helen. Crafts, games, boat rides along the river. May 28-31, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 256, Helen. $2-$4 events; $5 parking. 706-838-4706.

Holiday Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Falls. From rim to river. Wear proper footwear (no flip flops or Crocs.) Very strenuous hike involving rock hopping and getting wet. Bring lunch and water. For ages 10 and older. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 29-31, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls. $5 parking, $5 for hike. Preregister. 706-754-7981.   

Ongoing

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.

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 fit2tri@gmail.com.

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 elachee@elachee.org.

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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