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Lanier area events calendar

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Grounded pursuits

• 45th Annual Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race, Helen. Balloons launch for cross country race to I-95, includes local ballooning events ; launch 7 a.m. May 30, ballooning festivities 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 30-June 1, weather permitting, Wilkins Field, across from 8016 S. Main. Free admission, charge for balloon rides. www.helenballoon.com.
National Trails Day, Georgia State Parks. Numerous Georgia parks celebrate their trails with planned hikes and activities, June 1 & 2.  www.gastateparks.org.
Peach State Mounted Shooters, Gainesville. Equestrian/marksmanship competition, June 1-2, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Rd. 770-531-6855.
Kilometers for Kindness 5K/Fun Run, Cumming. 8/9 a.m. June 1, Creative Enterprises Forsyth, 410 Pilgrim Mill Rd. $35/$15. www.runnersfit.com.
5K/Fun Run Color Run, Braselton. Run on closed trail at Road Atlanta, 8/9 a.m. June 1, 5300 Winder Hwy. $35/$25. www.runnersfit.com.
D-Day at Currahee 10K, Toccoa. 10K run and Memorial Walk follow footsteps of 18,000 soldiers who trained on Currahee Mountain during WWII, 8 a.m. June 1, Currahee Mountain, 2351 Ayersville Rd. $30-$35. www.active.com.
Run the Ranch Fun Run/5K, Flowery Branch. 8:15/8:35 a.m. June 1, Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Rd. $15-$30. www.runnersfit.com.
Women’s Wilderness Weekend, Tallulah Falls. Ladies ages 16 and older enjoy an outdoor weekend hiking, swimming, paddling, camping, star-gazing and more, 1:30 p.m. June 1-noon June 2, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. Register by May 16.$75, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Bicycle Ride Across Georgia/Concert, Ellijay-Gainesville. Annual cycling tour rides 70 miles from Ellijay to Lake Lanier Olympic Park, June 2. General public invited to concert, food truck, and festivities June 2. Cyclists depart June 3 with police escort to Downtown Gainesville before pedaling to Covington. www.brag.org.
Georgia Master Naturalist, Helen. Eight week course on conservation and wildlife, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays June 3-July 22, Smithgall Woods State Park,61 Tsalaki Trl. $250, $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Summer Strings, Gainesville. Evening of live music and hor d’oeuvres for supporting members and above, 6:30-9 p.m. June 3, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Junior Ranger Camps, Georgia State Parks. Numerous Georgia parks offer day camps or camp series for children ages 7-12 focusing on ecosystems, wildlife and the outdoors beginning June 3. www.gastateparks.org.
Floral Painting, Gainesville. Capture garden colors through underpinnings, layering, transparent color and varnish, 9-11 a.m. June 5, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $79, $74 members. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Yoga at the Beach, Tallulah Falls. Yoga for all ages and abilities, 9-10 a.m. June 6 & 13, Beach at Day Use Area, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $15, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Flamingle in the Garden, Gainesville. Fabulous 50s theme in the garden with mobile record shop, hula-hoop and limbo contests, games on the great lawn, DJ and live music, ice-cream, food trucks and adult beverages, 6-9 p.m. June 6, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $10, $5 members. www.atlantagb.org, 404-888-4760.
First Friday Concert, Gainesville. Nashville All-stars, 7 p.m. June 7, Roosevelt Square, behind Historic Gainesville City Hall, 117 Jesse Jewell Pkwy. www.exploregainesville.org.
Twilight Kayaking, Blairsville. Ranger led paddle at Lake Trahlyta, 8-9 p.m. June 7, 10, 17 & 28, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. Register in advance. $10, $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-745-2628.
Jenny Melton Trail Fun Run/5K, Oakwood. 7:30/8 a.m. June 8, West Hall High School cross country trails, 5500 McEver Rd. $15-$30. www.runnersfit.com.
Feed Your Neighbor 5K, Gainesville. 8 a.m. June 8, Main St. Downtown Square. $25-$30. www.runnersfit.com.
Navi-Gator 5K, Cumming. 8 a.m. June 8, The Collections, 410 Peachtree Pkwy. $25-$30. www.fivestarntp.com.
Tri The Parks, Lake Lanier Olympic Park, Gainesville. Triathlon (600 meter swim/14.7 mile bike/5K run), duathlon (5K run, 14.7 mile bike, 5K run) and aquabike (600 meter swim, 14.7 mile bike) 8 a.m. June 8, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd. Registration deadline June 1. Individuals $69-$99, relay teams $99-$139. www.tritheparks.com.
Ride for Rangers Cycling, Dahlonega. 64-, 32-, 20-mile bicycle rides through north Georgia mountains and wine country, 8 a.m. June 8, Lumpkin County Middle School, 44 School Dr. $27-$50. onpoint1-1.us/.
Kids’ Fishing Rodeo, Blairsville. Anglers 12 and younger fish with adults  in stocked Wolf Creek, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 & 9, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-2628.
Animals in the Garden, Gainesville. 2nd-5th graders learn to draw birds, frogs, turtles, bees and more, 9-10:30 a.m. June 8, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $29, members $24. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Fun at the Fort, Winder. Learn about life in 1700s at historic fort with tours and family activities, noon-3 p.m. June 8, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Night Hike, Gainesville. Ranger led hike, 8:30-10 p.m. June 8, Boat Ramp, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Lanier Running Club, Gainesville. Runners invited to club meeting with featured speaker, 7 p.m. June 10, Recess Southern Gastro Pub, 118 Bradford St. NW. www.lanierrunningclub.org.
Summer Carnival, Gainesville. Carnival rides for kids and adults, food and games at lakeside park, 5-10 p.m. June 13-14, 1-11 p.m. June 15, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Rd. Free. www.hallcountyparks.org, 770-535-8280.
8th Annual Chris Gaunt 5K/10K, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. June 15, Flat Creek Baptist Church, 5504 Flat Creek Rd. $25-$30. www.active.com.
Fitness in the Parks, Gainesville. Fitness activity 9-10 a.m. June 15, Longwood Park, 20 Pearle Nix Pkwy. www.gainesville.org/fitnessintheparks.
Bee Happy Painting Class, Gainesville. PreK-1st graders learn about honey bees and watercolor painting, 9-10 a.m. June 15, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $29, $24 members. www.atlantagb.org, 404-888-4760.
Dairy Day, Sautee Nacoochee. The Georgia Mobile Dairy Classroom visits the historic farm 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143, Hwy 17. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-1077.
Full Moon Night Hike, Winder. Guided night hike on lake shore to see owls, deer, rabbits and more; bring flashlight, sturdy shoes and water, 7-9 p.m. June 17, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Mile and a half night hike down 310 stairs to suspension bridge over falls, 9:30-11 p.m. June 17, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. Register in advance. $5, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Northeast Georgia Foothills Horse Show, Gainesville. June 21-22, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Rd. 770-531-6855.
Hydrangeas in the Garden Walking Tour, Gainesville. Horticulture staff leads tour of blooming hydrangeas, 10-10:30 a.m. June 22, Gainesville Garden of Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $29, $24 members. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Midsummer Classic Horse Show, Gainesville. June 23, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Rd. 770-531-6855.
Train for a Tri, Dawsonville. Multiple distances, pool swim/bike/run, various start times June 23, Veterans Memorial Park, 186 Recreation Rd. $25-$30. www.fivestarntp.com.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo, Winder. Bring a chair and blanket for family night with an outdoor movie, 7-9 p.m. June 25, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Made in the USA 5K/10K, Sugar Hill. 7:30 a.m. June 29, Downtown Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St. $25-$45. www.fivestarntp.com.
Emory Jones Book Signing, Sautee Nacoochee. Author of “Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound” reads excerpts from his new book, “The Valley Where They Danced,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $7-$12, free to children younger than 6. www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-1077.
U-Pick Corn Harvest Day/Farm Animal Fun Day, Sautee Nacoochee. Pick pesticide-free corn, listen to bluegrass music, play corn hole games, observe farm livestock, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $7-$12, free to children younger than 6. www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-1077.
Watermelon Crawl 5K/Fun Run, Cumming. 8/9:15 a.m. June 30, Hyundai of Cumming, 750 Peachtree Pkwy. $15-$30. www.runnersfit.com.
ADA Memorial 5K/10K/1-Mile Fun Run, Gainesville. 5K/10K 8:15 a.m., fun run 9:15 a.m. June 30, 111 Spring St. $25-$30. www.runnersfit.com., www.adamemorial.org.
 
Note: See www.gastateparks.org/DonCarter for events at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier.
 

Ongoing

First Visit Tour, Helen. Van tour to covered bridge, Duke’s Creek, and cottages, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays through December, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Second Saturday Guided Hike, Helen. Guided hike with park naturalist, 11-noon second Saturday through November, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Home School Exploration Day, Tallulah Falls. Ranger led education program, 10 a.m.-noon last Thursdays through May, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5, plus $5 parking. Register in advance. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Cruz In, Dawsonville. Park in town, look at cars, see friends, 5-9 p.m. third Friday, Downtown Dawsonville. www.dawson.org.
Sunday Tech Rides/Tuesday Interval Rides, Gainesville. Sunday road bike rides roll out at 1:15 p.m. from North Hall Technology Center, 4075 Nopone Rd. velocraig@hotmail.com.
Garden Train, Story Times, Crafts, Family Activities, Gainesville. Children and family activities, various times, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $3 or free with garden admission or membership. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Volunteer Work Day, Gainesville. Join Friends of Don Carter State Park for park improvement projects, bring water, gloves and clothes to get dirty, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturdays, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Wine in the Woodlands, Gainesville. Enjoy wine, cocktails and light refreshments in garden setting, 6-9 p.m. last Thursdays through October, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8, members free, cash bar. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.


Independence Day Activities around the lake

From greased pole climbing to Twinkie eating contests, go kart racing to fireworks gazing, communities near Lake Lanier’s headwaters and shorelines plan fun celebrations surrounding Independence Day. Here’s a sample:
 
• University Yacht Club, Flowery Branch. Festivities for members only, fireworks display at dusk July 3 visible by boat, Burton Mill Park, and nearby coves. 6700 Yacht Club Rd. www.universityyachtclub.org,  770-967-2814.
Laurel Park, Hall County. Celebratory day at the park with walking trail, playground, dog park and Splash Pad for kids, plus hotdogs, hamburgers, snow cones cotton candy, splash park and more; fireworks at dark. Gates open 9 a.m. July 4, 3100 Old Cleveland Hwy. $10 per car.
Margaritaville/Lanier Islands, Buford.  Multi-night celebrations, 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy. Info: www.lanierislands.com, 770-945-8787.
• Sparks in the Motorsports Park, Dawsonville. Food, venders, crafts, bouncy houses, go-carting, 1-8 p.m., pro drift car racing 4 p.m., big wheel race 6 p.m., Twinkie eating contest 8 p.m., fireworks 9:45 p.m. July 4, Atlanta Motorsports Park, 20 Duck Thurmond Rd. www.atlantamotorsportspark.com.
Family Fun & Games, Vogel State Park. 8 a.m. Flag raising, followed by bicycle parade, pedal boat racing, sandcastle competition, watermelon eating contest, egg toss, greased pole climbing, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, 405 Vogel State Park Rd., Blairsville. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-745-2628.
Independence Day Festivities, Cumming. 8 a.m. 5K/10K road race, followed by 10 a.m. steam engine parade from Forsyth Central High School to Cumming Fairgrounds followed by  children’s activities, food, vendors, live music, adult beverages, and more 10 a.m.-10 p.m. p.m.; fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 4, Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. $5 ages 13 and older, free to younger than 13. www.cummingfair.net.
• Mall of Georgia Star Spangled 4th, Buford. Family activities, rides, concessions, live music with The Pak and The Throwback Experience, kids’ zone, and fireworks at dusk, followed by outdoor movie, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.” Bring blankets/lawn chairs. Activities begin at 3 p.m., live music at 4 p.m. July 4 at Village Amphitheatre, 3333 Buford Dr. www.mallofgeorgia.com, (678) 482-8788.
Fourth of July Family Day Celebration, Dahlonega. Parade, family activities, classic car show, kids’ zone, patriotic ceremony, various times July 4, Hancock Park and Historic Downtown Dahlonega, plus fireworks at University of North Georgia Drill Field after dark. www.dahlonega.org.
Celebrate Braselton Festival & Parade. Parade with floats, antique cars, bands and more, 6 p.m. July 4 from on Hwy. 53 downtown, live music with Kinchafoonee Cowboys 6:30-9 p.m. in Town Green, 123 Harrison St., fireworks above Braselton Town Hall after dark. www.braselton.net
Annual Fireworks at Dusk, Helen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, view fireworks from Alpine Village Shoppes, arrive by 9 p.m. July 4, 8016 S. Main St. (706) 878-2181, www.helenga.org.
• Note: Information about the annual celebration Sterling on the Lake, 705 Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch was not available by Lakeside deadline.  
 
 


Lake Lanier Olympic Park events

LCKC (Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club)  
  • June 1 & 8 - Learn to Kayak 
  • June 3-Labor Day - Kayak, canoe, SUP, pedal boat rentals
  • June 14 - Moonlight Paddle  
  • June 15 - Southern Invitational Regatta                               
  • June 17 - July 15 - Summer Day Camp 
  • June 23 & 30 - Learn to SUP 
  • July 7 & 14 - Learn to Kayak
  • July 12 - Moonlight Paddle 
  • July 20 & 27 - Learn to SUP     
  • Aug. 7-10 - ACA Spring National Championships  
  • Aug. 12 - Beginner Racing League Open House
  • Aug. 16 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Aug. 18 - Beginner Racing League Practice Begins
  • Aug. 18 & 25 - Learn to SUP  
  • Aug. 24 & 31 - Learn to Kayak
  • Sept. 13 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 14 - Beginner Racing League Practice Race 
  • Sept. 28 - Beginner Fall Fungatta
  • Oct. 11 - Moonlight Paddle                          
  • Oct. 26 - Halloween Howl 
 
LLRC (Lake Lanier Rowing Club)
  • June 11-29 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • July 9-27 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Aug. 6-24 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Sept. 7-24  - Learn to Row Classes 
 
Other LLOP events
  • June 14, July 12, Aug. 16, Sept 13 - Food Truck Friday
  • June 1 - Georgia Wake Series 
  • June 1 - The Lake Show   
  • June 2 - Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Free Concert
  • June 8 - Tri the Parks
  • June 26 - Wine Down Wednesday 
  • July 13 - Beach Bash 
  • July 31 - Wine Down Wednesday
  • Aug. 16 - Corporate Olympics 
  • Aug. 28 - Wine Down Wednesday



Other area events

June 2 – Braedon Hoffman, Lutenist, performs at 3 p.m. at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy., Cumming.
June 7 – First Friday On Roosevelt Square, 104 Main St., in Gainesville from 7-10 p.m. Music from Markey Blue Ric Latina Project at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase starting at 7 p.m. Bring chairs/blankets for lawn seating. Free. Info: 678-943-2165.
June 9 – H.G. Wells: Bringing Literature to Life, 2-5 p.m., at Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega St., Cumming. The science fiction of H.G. Wells is brought to life by historian and lecturer Sloane Meyer. From masterpieces like “The Time Machine” and “Invisible Man” to “The War of the Worlds,” Meyer takes you on a roller coaster ride through the imagination of one of our greatest authors. After the presentation, the original movie version of “The War of the Worlds” will be shown. Free.Info: 770-781-9840.
June 11 – Lew-Es UFO Variety Show: East Hall Community Center, 6-7 p.m., at 3911 P Davidson Rd., Gainesville. Presented by Friends of the Hall County Library System, Lew-Es is back to kick of Summer Reading 2019 “A Universe of Stories” for Hall County with his UFO Variety Show. For children of all ages. Free. Info: 770-532-3311, X129.
June 17 – Lee Bryan That Puppet Guy: Summer Reading Performance, 6-7 p.m., at Blackshear Place Branch Library, 2927 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville. Free. Info: 770-532-3311, X129.
June 22 – Gravel & Grit, Fireflies & Picks Mossy Creek Jam, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., at 639 Main St., Clermont. Bring your blanket, chairs and appetite for a down-home, old-style country concert set on a beautiful meadow in the foothills of Appalachia featuring many country artists. Children’s activities, BBQ, boiled peanuts. Limited space, so get tickets early. Info: EventBrite.
June 22 – Literacy Forsyth Scrabble Tournament, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., held at Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega St., Cumming. Literacy Forsyth is hosting its annual Scrabble Tournament fundraiser. Lunch is provided and the first- and second-place Scrabble winners both walk away with a prize. A great family-friendly event, open to ages 8 & up. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, children and seniors. Info: 610-764-5600.
June 22 – Suzy Bogguss Concert, 7:30-10:30 p.m., at The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Flowery Branch. Acclaimed female singer, Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning Suzy Bogguss blends country tradition with contemporary mainstream. Sponsored by the Gainesville Times. Tickets: $30-$35 (Early Bird special $30 per ticket). Info: 770-534-6330.
June 24 – Magician Ken Scott: Summer Reading Performance, 6-7 p.m., at Blackshear Place Branch Library, 2927 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville. Free. Info: 770-532-3311, X129.
June 24 – “Journey Through Space,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Spout Springs Branch Library, 6488 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch. Explore the history of space exploration with Kati Searcy, an educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador. Free. Info: 770-532-3311, X191.
June 25 – Magician Ken Scott: Summer Reading Performance, 6-7 p.m., at East Hall Community Center, at 3911 P Davidson Rd. Free. Info: 770-532-3311, X129.
June 29 – Nashville Downtown, 4-10 p.m., at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. Rosati’s Pizza and Giggin4grub present Icons and Legends Now, a tribute show to the artists that forged the classic era of country music – Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Tickets: $10, general admission; $40, VIP-First come, first serve. VIP tickets include VIP seating, $10 Rosati’s Giftcard and VIP area bar. Info: rosatis.ticketleap.com.
• Thru Oct. 27 – Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour, 19 East Main St., Dahlonega, features sightings of Civil War soldiers playing cards in Mount Hope Cemetery, a ghostly little girl in a long white dress who plays in a room in the Historic District, ghosts who rattle dishes in restaurants on the Public Square and chairs and chess pieces being moved when no one was there, all stories corroborated by town residents. Tours and pub crawls about half mile long and between 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Adults only (ID required). Admission: $20. Info: 706-482-8795.
 
Brenau University
Thru July 11 – Exhibit: President’s Summer Art Series: A Retrospective in Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m., June 6. Free. Info: 770-534-6163; galleries.brenau.edu.
Info: 770-534-6263; galleries.brenau.edwww.brenau.edu.

Buford Community Center
June 7 – Disney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet” presented at 9 p.m. for Cinema Under the Stars. Free.
June 22 – The Gregg Allman Laid Back Legacy with Mike Veal, 7:30 p.m., in the Town Park Amphitheater. This 10-piece band consists of former members of Allman’s “Laid Back” and 1074 Tour Band. Features some of the best musicians in the nation as well as former Gregg Allman Band members Tommy Talton, Bill Stewart and special guest Randall Bramblett. Atlanta blues artist Gitlo Lee will kick off the concert. Free.
Info: 770 945-6762,  bufordcommunitycenter.com.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
June 22 – Concert on the Green, 6-9 p.m., features concessions and concert on the driving range outside the Chateau’s Golf Club. Concessions start at 6:30 p.m. and concert by Good Measure starts at 8 p.m. Free.
Info: 678-425-0900 x41;  www.chateauelan.com.

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
Thru June 9 – “I Do! I Do!” presented at HCT. Times: May 30, 31, June 1, 6-8, 7:30 p.m.; June 2, 9, 2 p.m.

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
June 1 – Free Fallin’, A tribute to the music of Tom Petty. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $38, $29.
• June 8 – FreeBird-The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience, 8 p.m. Freebird’s intention is to keep this southern rock family communion alive by staying true to the original recordings and respecting what Ronnie Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd started. Freebird plays true to the record versions of the music that defined the genre of southern rock. Tickets: $35, $27.
June 22-23, 28-30 – Disney Aladdin, Jr. has expanded characters, new songs and more thrills for the audience. Times: 7 p.m., Fri./Sat.; 2 p.m., Sun.
Info: 706-530-5162; www.hollytheater.com.

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
 
Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Info: 678-717-3624; blog.ung.edu/gta.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
June 1 – Gene Watson & Lorrie Morgan, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40 (level 1); $30 (level 2).
• June 6 – Gail Bliss and The Nashville Barn Dance, 7 p.m. Tickets: $35
June 8 – Happy Together Tour starring The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Pucket and The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills, 7 p.m. Tickets: $45.
June 21 – The Temptations & The Tams, 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 (level 1); $35 (level 2).
Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.

Habersham Community Theater

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Thru June 2 – Memorial Day Craft Week, honor this day by making patriotic crafts.
June 3-9 – Cow Craft Week, welcome Dairy Month with a cow craft.
June 4 – Mascot Revel Day, 2 p.m. Can you guess what mascot INK is getting? Come by and find out and join in for new crafts and fun surprises.
June 6 – Thriller Thursdays! This Week: Iron Man, 1-2 p.m., take a picture with Iron Man.
June 10-16 – Father’s Day Craft Week, make a special keychain for Dad.
June 10 – Mountain Fresh Creamery Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., celebrate Dairy Month with a visit from Mountain Fresh Creamery. They will have a booth in the museum with information, giveaways and milk samples.
June 13 – Thriller Thursday’s This Week: Book Reading, 1-2 p.m., listen to a space themed story told by one of our local librarians, Ms. Gail.
June 14 – Book Reading “Chicken Lips,” 11 a.m., read by local author, Kristy Hamby. It’s about a silly cow trying to discover the meaning behind his name.
June 16 – Happy Father’s Day! All Dads get Free admission, 1-5 p.m. INK wants to show our appreciation for all the wonderful Dads out there.
June 17-23 – Fish Craft Week, make your own decorative fish craft.
June 20 – Thriller Thursdays! This Week: Gekko, 1-2 p.m., meet a character from PJ Masks.
June 22 – Dental Hygiene Day, noon-1:30 p.m., visit our Dentist Office exhibit and hear what a dental professional has to say about how to keep teeth healthy.
June 24-30 – Panda Craft Week, create a cute panda craft.
June 27 – Thriller Thursdays! This Week: Jessie & Woody, 1-2 p.m., meet Jessie & Woody from Toy Story.
Info: 770 536-1900,  www.inkfun.org.

Lake Lanier Islands
 Thru Sept. 25 – Low Country Boil at LandShark Landing, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. Costs: $15.99; or all you can eat for $21.99 per person. Info: EventBrite.com.
June – LandShark Landing Stage performers: June 1 – Daniel Lee Band, 7-10 p.m. June 8 – Red Clay Rumble, 7-10 p.m. June 15 – Riley Biederer, 7-10 p.m. June 22 – Justin Borgman Band, 7-10 p.m. June 29 – Davin McCoy Band, 7-10 p.m.
June 1 – Margaritaville Water Park Opens for summer, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
June 15 – Full Moon Party-Fireworks at LandShark Landing, 7-10 p.m.
June 28 – Gary Carter performs in Fin Dunker Area, 7-10 p.m.

North Atlanta Trade Center
Info: www.northatlantatradecenter.com

Northeast Georgia History Center
June 11 – New Gainesville Chautauqua: Cherokee Leader John Ross, 6:30-8 p.m. The Chautauqua series for the 2019 season explores the decade of the 1830s, the years that saw the passage of the Indian Removal Act and its implementation, the negotiations whether perceived as realistic or perceived as forced, chiefs who looked to make the best deal as quickly as possible and chiefs who delayed removal as long as they could, and the president who sought to ensure removal as essential to his view of the United States. Tickets: $5, free for members.

Piedmont College
June 27-30 – “The Diviners,” a morality play about friendship, religion and tragedy. Performances are in the Swanson Center Black Box Theater. Times: June 27-29, 7:30 p.m.; June 30, 2 p.m. Tickets: $10.
Info: 706-894-4201, piedmont.edu/fa

Quinlan Arts Center
  Thru June 1 ­– Spring Exhibitions features homegrown, solo artists Abner Cope, Joel Barr and Jo Mitchell. 
• June 6-Aug. 10 – Summer Exhibitions features Southeastern Pastel Society 2019 Juried Exhibition, Atlanta Fine Arts League and solo artist Craig Ford. Opening reception held June 13.
Info: www.quinlanartscenter.org.

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse)
•  Thru June 23 – “Bonnie and Clyde,” performed by Peachtree Players. Times: 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun. Tickets: $30, adults; $27.50 seniors/veterans.
 
Tannery Row Artist Colony
Thru May 3 – Spring Juried Art Exhibition and Opening Reception features local, regional artists. 
Thru July 5 Anniversary Celebration. The exhibition continues through July 5
Info: 770-904-0572; www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

University of North Georgia
Info: 706-864-1423, www.ung.edu.

Voices of North Georgia
Info: 678-591-1545; VoicesofNorthGeorgia.com.



June 2019 Arts Page

- compliled by Jane Harrison and Millie Adcox

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