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Outdoors events
For the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6
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This week

Elachee’s Pre-order Native Plant Sale, Gainesville. Fall plants. Ordering ends today; pick-up day Oct. 14, noon-6 p.m., Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976 or www.elachee.org.

September Slam, Flowery Branch. Two matches, a Wii tennis tournament and catered meal. Players of all levels welcome. Through Sunday, Bobby Bailey Tennis Center, 5575 Jim Crow Road, Flowery Branch. $25 early registration; $30 late registration. 678-779-3407. Register at www.tennishallcounty.com.

Good News for Gainesville Bike Ride, Gainesville. Benefits Good News at Noon, Good News Medical Clinic and Adults Protecting Children. 9 a.m. Saturday, Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. $35. Ride includes lunch from Johnny's BBQ. 770-534-1078.

 Upcoming

The Spout Springs Library Farmers Market, Flowery Branch. 4-7 p.m. or when produce sells out Thursdays, Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. sslfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Fit for Families 5K Run/Walk, Commerce. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Tanger Outlet Center, 800 Steven B. Tanger Blvd., Commerce. $25.

Tumbling Creek XIV 6 hour mountain bike race, Gainesville. Benefits "Trips for Kids." Oct. 30 (rain date Oct. 31) Gainesville State College trails. Individual and teams register at Active.com or find more info at www.GainesvilleSORBA.org. 

Ongoing

The Historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Gainesville. Farmers market with plants, herbs, honey, bread and local produce. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, downtown Gainesville in the parking lot at the intersection of Main and Spring streets. 678-943-4442 or steve@hallfarmers.org.

 Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. 6:30 a.m. to sellout Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. to sellout Saturdays, Hall County Farmers Market, Jesse Jewell Parkway and East Crescent Drive, just off Interstate 985 at Exit 24. 770-535-8293.

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, downtown Dahlonega.

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.

Chicken City Cyclists ride, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. 770-534-7075 or unnoldl@charter.net

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. No ride in rain. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Dewberry Baptist Church, 4616 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. Three group rides varying in distance from 15 to 60 miles. No ride in rain. 7 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417. 

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 35- to 50-mile ride. No ride in rain. 1 p.m. Sundays, Kroger Shopping Center, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-231-0417.

 

 

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