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Youth Explosion 2017. 7 p.m. Aug. 16-18. The Barn at Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto. 678-617-0993. 

Water balloon festival. Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 26. Hosted by Basan Ministries. Main St. Parking lot, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. 678-769-7552 or 


Homecoming. 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Featuring the Homeland Boys. Mount Salem Baptist Church, 6152 Mount Salem Circle, Flowery Branch. 770-967-2149.


Allie Heard. 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13. First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 770-891-9214 or

Revival. 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7 p.m. Aug. 14-18. Home preachers assisting pastor Charles Shadburn. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 4675 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. 770-540-3724 or

The Wilson Sisters and The Cantrells. 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Yellow Creek Baptist Church, 6007 Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville. 770-540-7730 or

Blood Bought Quartet. 5 p.m. Aug. 27. Old Nacoochee Baptist Church, 487 Hub Tatum Road, Sautee. 706-865-2527.


101 Bible Class. 10 a.m. Sundays. Central Baptist Church, 785 Main St., Gainesville. 770-534-3528.

AXIS Teen Ministry. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Compass Church, 6 Jones St., Suite A, Gainesville. 770-695-2998.

Bible Study Fellowship Roman’s study. 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through early May 2018. Registration 7-7:30 p.m. May 4. Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-549-2470 or

Bible study. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Parish Hall; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in the adult classroom. St. Mary & Martha of Bethany, 4346 Ridge Road, Buford. 770-271-4067,

Boat Sunday service. 9 a.m. June through September. Meet at Longwood Boat Dock, ride boat to Gainesville Marina for 30 minutes, service at the pavilion. Ride back to Longwood. Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Lanier Christian Church. Registration required. 574-527-4702.

Community prayer meeting. 6-6:30 p.m. prayers. 5:30-6 p.m. dinner Wednesdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2023 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville. 770-532-8384.

Divorce Care classes. Mountain Lake Church, 3105 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming. 770-888-2513.

Echo Ministries for single adults. Ongoing weekly events in various locations near Gainesville. or 770-316-9200.

Family of God Church of God in Christ. 10 a.m. Sunday school service and 11 a.m. worship service. 7:30 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Family of God Church of God in Christ, 1039 Athens St., Gainesville. 770-536-1617.

Free Bible courses. Maranatha Baptist Church, 5153 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-6501.

Free clothing store. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Infant, children and adult clothing available for those in need. Donations appreciated. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 7049 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 678-336-6964.

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church. 11 a.m. Sunday service. Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church, 439 S. Park St., Dahlonega. Child care provided. 706-864-0661.

Gentle Hearts Ministry Food Pantry. Distribution of food. 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. 770-536-4910.

Grace Bible Fellowship non-denominational worship and Bible study. 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-713-5513 or

Great Timber Ridge Baptist Church. 10 a.m. Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday service. 6:30 p.m. adult bible study. 7 p.m. Wednesday children’s bible study. Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church, 2225 Timber Ridge Circle, Gainesville. 770-534-7115.

Guiding Light Ministries. 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday service. Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St., Gainesville. 678-576-7037.

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