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Outdoors events
Jan. 15-21
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This week

Forsyth County Master Gardeners series, Cumming. Pruning, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; youth program, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Forsyth County Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming. Reservations required for youth program; limited to children ages 3 to fifth-graders; parents must attend. 770-887-2418.

Bike ride, Dahlonega. Chicken City Cyclists. 40 miles. 10 a.m. Saturday, leaves from Greenbrier Shopping Center, 406 E. Main St., Dahlonega. 770-534-7075.


Rain barrel workshop, Atlanta. 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. $65 members, $80 nonmembers, includes materials. Register by Jan. 23. 404-929-6379 or  

Georgia Home & Garden Show, Duluth. Gardening clinics, products and services, silent auction and health fair. Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $7 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children age 12 and younger and active military members; bring five cans of food for Feed the Hungry and get free admission. 678-455-5192.


Senior Ranger Wednesdays, Helen. 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Trading Post, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. Free. Preregistration required. 800-573-9659, ext. 305 or

Chicken City Cyclists meeting, Gainesville. 6 p.m. second Thursdays, Pasquale's Italian Restaurant, 1011 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

Lanier Running Club meeting, Gainesville. 7 p.m. first Mondays. Open to runners, walkers, joggers, high and middle school track and cross country. Johnny’s Pizza, 104 Carrington Park Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-983-1328.

First Saturday Hike, Gainesville. 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays. Naturalist-guided hike through the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-12, free for members and children age 1 and younger. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.

Georgia Mountains Archaeology Society meeting, Gainesville. Join field studies and categorize artifacts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. first Saturdays. Ages younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976.

Trail Crew Work Day, Gainesville. Improve Elachee’s trails. Bring water, lunch, gloves and rain gear; tools, training and afternoon refreshments included. Ages younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. first Saturdays. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Free. 770-535-1976 to preregister.

ISI Cycling, Gainesville. 25-50 miles. 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Mountain bike ride with Bike Town USA, Oakwood. All levels welcome. 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 770-532-7090.

Recreation rides with Habersham Bicycles, Alto. 12 to 22 miles at 7 a.m. Saturdays, 20- to 35-mile fast pace (18-23 mph) rides at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, road time trials on Thursdays. Habersham Bicycles, Ga. 365, Alto. No ride if raining. Free. Joe Elam, 706-894-2453.

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