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Oct. 23, 2017
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Lanier area events calendar

Outdoors Calendar

Aqua Activities
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle, Gainesville. Ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30,  Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. $15 with personal canoe or kayak; $25 with rental; $5 parking. Call to register. 678-450-7726,
Triathlon Championships, Clarkesville. Kids and adults pool swim-bike-run various distances, races begin 8 a.m. Oct. 7, Ruby Fullbright Aquatic Center. 120 Paul Franklin Rd. $50-$65.
Bark in the Water Park, Buford. Doggie fun with live music, disc fetching, photo booths, beach games, Dock Dogs competition, costume contest and more, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7, Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy. $15 per car, other fees may apply., 770-945-8787.
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle, Gainesville. Ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors, 6-7:30  p.m. Oct. 13 & 27,  Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. $15 with personal canoe or kayak; $25 with rental; $5 parking. Call to register. 678-450-7726,
Intro into Kayaking, Gainesville Learn basics on peaceful section of Lake Lanier; must be new to kayaking, age 16 or older, and know how to swim, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Registration required. $25, $5 parking. 678-450-7726,
Grounded Pursuits
Be a Nature Navigator, Gainesville. Get oriented and find 10 designated trees in the park to get a prize, 3 p.m. Sept. 30, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5, plus $5 parking. Register in advance., 678-450-7726.
Campground Bingo, Gainesville. Play your cards for family fun and prizes, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, RV picnic shelter, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register at visitor center. $5, $5 parking. 678-450-7726,
Concert in the Garden, Gainesville. Tajmo performs in Ivester Amphitheatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; gates open 5:30 p.m., 1911 Sweetbay Dr. $57.50, $55.50 members., 404-888-4760.

Historical Hikes Series, Gainesville. Five hikes and lectures led by Elachee historian and University of North Georgia environmental professor Sylwester Ratowt explore how the five senses interact with nature, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr. $100 per person, $75 Elachee members. Call to register., 770-535-1976
Tai Chi Gainesville. Classes in ancient Chinese exercise for balance and flexibility, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Oct. 3-31, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $79, members $69., 404-888-4760
Scarecrows in the Garden, Gainesville. Locally handcrafted scarecrows greet visitors on garden walks, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4-29, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 garden admission, members free., 404-888-4760
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Mile and a half night hike down 310 stairs to suspension bridge over falls 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 5, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. Register in advance. $5, plus $5 parking., 706-754-7981
Animals & Their Signs Hike, Gainesville. Ranger-led short hike to discover reptiles, mammals, birds and their signs, 5 p.m. Oct. 6, 4 p.m. Oct. 20, boat ramp, Don Carter State Park 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $3, plus $5 parking. Register in advance. 678-450-7726,
Pre-game Cornhole/Sand Volleyball, Gainesville. Pre-game fun before Gainesville High School home football games at former site of Green Street pool, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 950 Park Hill Dr.
Amicalola Foothills 200K Ramble, Cumming. 129.8-mile mountainous bicycle road ride, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7, McDonald’s, 4890 Post Rd. $5.
iRun for BYOT 5K/Fun Run, Cumming. 8/9 a.m. Oct. 7, Shiloh Point Elementary School, 8145 Majors Rd. $15-$25.
Currahee Challenge, Toccoa. Tough 5K/10K runs up and down Currahee Mountain, 8/9 a.m. Oct. 7, plus barbecue, WW II Living History, parade, and more, Currahee Mountain, Ayersville Rd. Race registration $30-$50.
Frogtown Trail Challenge, Cumming. 4-, 6-, 10-mile trail runs with ditch jumping, log hopping, creek crossing, stream running and more, 8 a.m. Oct. 7, private property near intersection of Old Federal/Nicholson Rd. $35-$55.
Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K, Lawrenceville. 8 a.m. Oct. 7, Cool Ray Field, 2500 Buford Dr. $35-$40.
Mule Camp Market 5K, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Inman Perk, 201 Washington St. SW. $25.
Run Above the Clouds, Suches. 5K/10K, 9 a.m. Oct. 7, Suches Community Center, 5398 Ga. 60. $25-$35.
Nightmare on Elm Street Metric Century, Commerce. 62-, 30-, 15-mile bicycle rides on country back roads, 9 a.m. Oct. 7, State Street Bicycles, 25 State St. $35.
Fall Hayride, Helen. Three-mile hayride to see changing leaves, aviary and Duke’s Creek, 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 7 & 28, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5, $5 parking. Register in advance., 706-878-3087.
Foam Glow 5K, Buford. Run through glowing foam lit by black lights, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 with pre- and post-race party, Oct. 7, Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy. $20-$50.
Lily’s Run 5K/1-mile & Family Festival, Cumming. Runs, plus children’s activities, 1 p.m. Oct. 8, Vickery Village, 5920 Post Rd.
Autumn Breeze 5K, Tallulah Falls. 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.
Lanier Running Club, Gainesville. Runners invited to club meeting with featured speaker, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Recess Southern Gastro Pub, 118 Bradford St. NW.
Toddler Tuesdays, Gainesville. Children ages 2-4 and their parents discover nature with games and crafts; bring water, snacks and sunscreen, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 10 & 24, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5/child, plus $5 parking. Register in advance., 678-450-7726.
Cornhole at Green Street Park, Gainesville. Team bag toss games, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 & 25, 950 Park Hill Dr., former site of Green Street pool. $5 per team.
Dinner in 1793, Winder. Re-enactors prepare and serve old fashioned dinner at historic fort, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 South Broad St. $10, $5 parking. Register in advance., 770-867-3489.
Bubble Run, Buford. 5K run through colorful Foam Bogs, 8 a.m. Oct. 14, Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy. $20-$45.
Monster Dash 5K/Fun Run, Cumming. 8/9:15 a.m. Oct. 14, West Forsyth High School, 4155 Drew Rd. $15-$30.
Thin Mint Sprint 5K/1-mile, Suwanee. 8/9 a.m. Oct. 14, Suwanee Town Center, $15-$30.
Xterra 8.75/3.10 Mile Trail Run, Winder. 8 a.m. Oct. 14, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $35-$45.
Second Saturday Guided Hike, Helen. One-mile guided hike to Martin Mine, an abandoned gold mine, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 14, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5, plus $5 parking. Register in advance. 706-878-3087,
Run Toward the Prize 5K, Dahlonega. 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Yahoola Creek Park, 464 Mechanicsville Rd. $30.
Spokes for Speech Grand Fondo & Fun Ride, Gainesville. 25-, 40-, 70-mile bicycle rides with SAG stops; 70-miler with timed segments and prizes, 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Northeast Georgia Speech Center, 640 Washington St. $40-$70.
Mountain of Miracles 5K, Dahlonega. 9 a.m. Oct. 15, Yahoola Creek Park, 464 Mechanicsville Rd. $25.
Bingo at the Park, Gainesville. Play your cards for family fun and prizes, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, picnic shelter 3 (beach area), Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register at Visitor Center. $5, $5 parking. 678-450-7726,
Gold Rush 5K, Dahlonega. 8 a.m. Oct. 21, Memorial Hall Gym, University of North Georgia, 82 College Cir. $25.
Running Scared 13K/5K, Dawsonville. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Rock Creek Sports Complex, 445 Martin Rd. $30.
Soque River Ramble 1-mile/6K, Batesville. Paved and gravel runs along Soque River headwaters, 8:30/9 a.m. Oct. 21, Wilbanks Farm, 860 Old Chimney Mountain Rd. $25-$30.
So You Think You Can Run Fun Run/5K, Flowery Branch. 9/9:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Aqualand Marina/Dock Store, 6800 Lights Ferry Rd. $10-$25.
Tour de Tugaloo, Toccoa. 100-, 62-, 42-, and 22-mile bicycle rides along Tugaloo River corridor with SAG stops and post-race meal, 9 a.m. 100/62 milers; 10 a.m. 42/22 miles, Oct. 21, Yonah Dam Park, Yonah Dam Rd. $45-$55.
Elachee Tree Day, Gainesville. Sale of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrugs hardy up to Zone 5, guided tree identification hikes, presentation and book signing by author Mark Warren, environmental and survival training educator, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr. $5, free to Elachee members., 770-535-1976.
Spooky Scaly Spectacular, Helen. Learn about creepy crawly snakes, spiders and hissing cockroaches, 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5, $5 parking., 706-878-3087.
Leaf Peeper Hike, Helen. 2.5 mile guided loop hike around Unicoi Lake, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 21, Unicoi State Park, 1788 Hwy, 356. $5, $5 parking. Register in advance., 706-878-2201, Ext. 549.
Seeds of Love 5K/Fun Run, Cumming. 8/9 a.m. Oct. 21, North Forsyth High School, Coal Mountain Dr. $20-$25.
Braselton Zombie 5K. Zombie contest and run, 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Braselton Park, 126 Harrison St. $30.
Goblins in the Garden, Gainesville. Goblin runway to show off kids’ Halloween costumes, plus crafts, storytelling, creepy crawlie exhibit, various times Oct. 22, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 garden admission, members free., 404-888-4760.
Wine in the Woodlands, Gainesville. Sip a glass of wine or cocktail, enjoy a light bite, stroll the garden, listen to live music, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 adults, members free; cash bar., 404-888-4760.
Ghost Walk on the Square, Gainesville. Tour the Gainesville Square’s haunted past, with stops for food and drink, tours run every 20 minutes 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 & 27, Downtown Gainesville Square. $10, $8 members of Northeast Georgia History Center/Main Street Gainesville.
The Running Dead Fun Run/5K, Dahlonega. 7/7:10 p.m. Oct. 28, Yahoola Creek Park, 464 Mechanicsville Rd. $20-$30.
Fast Pace 5K/10K/Half Marathon Race with Ryan Hall, Cumming. 8 a.m. Oct. 28, Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. Pre-race pasta dinner Oct. 26 and race day talk features Ryan Hall, Olympic marathoner and half-marathon American record holder. $20-$60.
Twin Rivers Cycling Challenge, Tallulah Falls. 37K/72K/100K bicycle rides with king of the mountain competitive climbs, 9 a.m. Oct. 28, Tallulah Falls School upper campus, 201 Campus Dr. $30-$35.
Boo Run, Flowery Branch. 9 a.m. Oct. 28, Flowery Branch Depot, 5517 Main St. $25.
Fall Festival, Blairsville. Hayrides, cakewalk, trunk or treating, storytelling, noon Oct. 28, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking., 706-745-2628.
Trunk or Treat Fun, Gainesville. Trick of treaters collect candy from decorated cars, contest for best car decoration, best costume, 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5 parking., 678-450-7726.
Trick or Treat on the Trail, Gainesville. Trick or treating, petting zoo, bounce house, & games for kids, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Midtown Greenway, Grove St. behind Public Safety/Fire Complex. Bring canned food item for Georgia Mountain Food Bank.
Howl-O-Ween, Gainesville. Doggie fun with pup crawl, costume contest, free concert, drink specials. 5 p.m. Oct. 28, Downtown Gainesville Square., 770-297-11141.
Stars over Elachee, Gainesville. View constellations, the moon, planets and stars under the night sky 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Chicopee Lake, 2100 Calvary Church Rd. Suggested for adults and children age 8 and older. Bring flashlight and pencil for night viewing. Register in advance, reserve a telescope. $10 adults, $5 children 2-12. Free to Elachee members., 770- 535-1976.
Glow in the Dark Hike, Gainesville. Hike with glow sticks, bracelets, and other glow in the dark accessories, some glow sticks provided, bring flashlights, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, boat ramp, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $3, plus $5 parking., 678-450-7726.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween, Tallulah Falls. Park visitors decorate their cars and hand out treats for children, plus kids’ activities, costume contest, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5 parking., 706-754-7981.
Gold Museum Halloween/Trick or Treat, Dahlonega. Kids trick or treat and win prizes in costume contest at Gold Museum, 5:15 p.m. and trick or treat until 7:30 p.m. around downtown square Oct. 31, Dahlonega Gold Mine Historic Site, 1 Public Square., 706-864-2257.


Sunday N.H. Tech Rides, Gainesville. Base pace road bike rides averaging 40-60 miles roll out at 1:15 p.m. Sundays from North Hall Technology Center, 4175 Nopone Rd. or from other locations. Contact:
Volunteer Gardening Crew, Gainesville. Work to maintain and improve nature center grounds, 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr. Wear close-toed shoes, bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Call to register. 770-535-1976.
Garden Train, Story Times, Crafts, Gainesville. Children and family activities, various times, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $3 or free with garden admission or membership., 404-888-4760.
Bilingual Family Hike, Gainesville. Join park naturalist David Guzman for easy 3/4 mile hike on Lake Lanier shoreline to learn fun facts about native plants and wildlife in English and Spanish, 3:30 p.m. 1st Saturdays, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5 parking. 678-450-7726,
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old time string music, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through October 14, Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn, 1 Public Square North.
Volunteer Work Day, Gainesville. Help Friends of Don Carter State Park in a variety of projects, 9 a.m. second Saturday, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Bring water and gloves. 678-450-7726.
Emory Jones Book Signing, Sautee-Nacoochee. Author reading, book-signing of Distant Voices: The Story of the Sautee Valley Indian Mound, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. second Saturday through Dec. 9, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $5 parking. 706-878-1077,

Lake Lanier Olympic Park events

LCKC (Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club)
   Weekends thru Oct. 29 - Canoe, Kayak , SUP Rentals 
   Sept 30 - Beginner Racing League Fall Fungatta
   Oct 6 - Moonlight Paddle
   Oct. 7 - Kayak Trader Challenge                                   
   Oct. 28 - Halloween Howl  
LLRC (Lake Lanier Rowing Club)                                          
Other LLOP events
   Oct. 20 - Food Truck Friday

Other area events

Sept. 30 – Pottery Comes to Town offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at White County Courthouse, Cleveland. Free. Info: 706-878-3933.
Thru Oct. 29 – Helen Octoberfest features, German music, dancing, food and drink held at Helen Festhalle, Helen. Hours: 6-10 p.m. weekdays; 6 p.m.-midnight, Fri.; 1 p.m.- midnight, Sat.; 1-7 p.m., Sun. Admission: $8, Mon.-Fri; $10, Sat.; Free on Sun. Info: 706-878-1908;
Oct. 2 – Come Square Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church Gym, 800 South Enota Dr., Gainesville. Info: 678-956-0287;
Oct. 4-7 – 20th anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. Some 15 different manufacturers will be represented this year and fans will also be able to enjoy a new fan zone, including a 90-ft. Ferris wheel, interactive displays, a 20th anniversary celebration tent featuring cars from the past and other memorabilia, live music, gourmet food and a low country boil on Oct. 4 to kick things off. Friday night, Oct. 6, will feature a showing of the moving “Le Mans.Cost: $50-$85; free, kids 12 and under; and parking and camping options are available. 
Info: 800-849-7223;
Oct. 5-15 – Cumming Country Fair & Festival, held at Cumming Fair Grounds, 235 Castleberry Rd., features daily attractions, concerts, discount days and free-living history exhibits in the Heritage and Indian Villages, Miss Cumming Fair Pageant, Bull Riding, American Bull Rider’s Tour, Chainsaw Carving Action and more. Hours: 4-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 4-Midnight, Fri.; 10 a.m.-Midnight, Sat.; 12:30-9 p.m., Sun. Admission: $7. Parking $5. Info: 770-781-3491;
Oct. 6-8 – Mule Camp Market, held in Gainesville’s downtown square, features craft vendors from all parts of the U.S. and country and Bluegrass entertainment showcasing various mountain arts and crafts, mule rides, live music and great food. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 6, 7; noon-5 p.m., Oct. 8. Info: 770-532-7714.
Oct. 7 – Annual Hay Day Festival, held at Save the Horses Rescue Farm, 1768 Newt Green Rd., Cumming, features hay rides, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, chili cook-off contest, arts & crafts vendors. The event benefits SavetheHorses, a non-profit, organization. All the proceeds are used to purchase hay for the more than 130 horses and other animals to eat during the coming winter. Info: 706-896-4191.
Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 – The Caregiver Support Group, ongoing Caregiver support meeting, 7-8 p.m. at Arbor Terrace at Hamilton Mill, 3861 Braselton Hwy., Dacula. Info/RSVP: 770-999-0421.
• Oct. 13, 14 – Heart & Hands Women’s Ministry Emporium features a shopping extravaganza with more than 70 vendors benefiting Family Promise of Hall County. The event will be held at First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., NW, Gainesville. Admission: $5; free for ages 16 and under. Info:
Oct. 21 – 2017 Harvest Balloon Festival, held at 7005 Lake Sterling Boulevard, Flowery Branch, features petting zoo, pony rides, balloon rides, kid’s games, pumpkin painting, fun, food and more. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Admission: $10, adults; $5, children 3-5; Free, children under 2. Event benefits, Hall County Animal Shelter, Sisu Integrated Early Learning (formally Challenged Child & Friends). 
Nov. 1 Annual Hemlock Fest, held at Starbridge Farm located off Hwy. 52E between Dahlonega and Cleveland, features fire dancing, after-hours acoustic jam, knife throwing, archery, canoeing, fishing and pond discovery on Lake Merlin, as well as arts and crafts demonstrations, interactive presentations and exhibits, silver smith demo and storytelling. Info: 706-864-9003;
Brenau University
Oct. 24 – “There is Sweet Music,” held in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts atrium, features the Brenau Vocal Chamber Ensemble along with the Flowery Branch Advanced Women’s Choir, features a program of choral music of lyrics by famous poets including Alfred Lord Tennyson, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson and others. Bobby Ivey and Stacie Mavis, directors. Free. 
Info: 770-538-4764.
Nov. 5 – All of God’s People concert, presented in Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium, features a range of music with a mass choir including community singers and the Brenau University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Portia Burns. Admission: $5. 
Info: 770-538-4764;

Buford Community Center
Oct. 6 – Mountain Faith Band, a rising Bluegrass-Gospel family band, performs at 8 p.m. in Sylvia Beard Theatre. Tickets: $25-30.
Oct. 21 – Corey Smith, country singer, songwriter and guitarist from Jefferson, Ga., features a unique songwriting style. Free.
Nov. 4 – Face 2 Face, a tribute show to Elton John and Billy Joel, features Ronnie Smith as Elton and Mike Santoro as Billy. This show plays all of the hits, beloved B-sides and everything in between. Time: 8 p.m. in the Sylvia Beard Theatre. Tickets: $25-30.
Info: 770 945-6762,

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
Info: 706-839-1315;

Cumming Playhouse
Oct. 13-Nov. 5 – “Fiddler On The Roof,” 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun. Tickets, $27.50/$30. 
Info:  770 781-9178,

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
Oct. 1, 6-8, 13-15 – “The Addams Family” presented at 8 p.m., Fri./Sat.; 2 p.m., Sun. Tickets: $22, adults; $14, students.
Oct. 6, 7 – Holly Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents “Til Death Do Us Part” at The Achasta Clubhouse, 639 Birch River Dr., Dahlonega. Tickets: $30, only available through the Holly Theatre.
Oct. 28 – Banks & Shane perform at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35, $27.
Info: 706-864-3759.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Oct. 1, 6, 7 – “The Jungle Book” presented by WonderQuest at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium. Tickets: $12-15, adults/seniors; $8-10, students and children.
Oct. 24 – Stage Tour: “Crazy for You,” 6 p.m., features free behind-the-scenes peek of upcoming show.
Nov. 7-18 – “Crazy for You,” presented in Hosch Theatre. Tickets: $28-30, adults; $26-28, seniors; $18-20 students and children.
Info: 678-717-3624;

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Oct. 13-21 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival featuring musical performances, arts & crafts vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention. Admission: $12 (children 12 and under free), no pets allowed. Free parking.
Oct. 28 – 2nd Annual Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival featuring 20 breweries from Georgia and North Carolina. Live Americana, Folk and Bluegrass music. Food vendors from local restaurants and regional arts & craft vendors. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $40 at gate, $35 online.

Habersham Community Theater

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Thru Oct. 1 – Johnny Appleseed Craft Week, make apple crafts while learning about Johnny Appleseed.
Oct. 2-8 – Cookie Week, decorate very own cookie with icing and sprinkles.
• Oct. 3 – American Red Cross Pillowcase Project, 11 a.m.-noon, 2nd-5th graders can learn some helpful hints on how to be prepared in emergency situations.
Oct. 9-15 – Farm Craft Week, create own farm scene with foam stickers.
Oct. 16-22 – Pumpkin Craft Week, create a fun pumpkin craft for fall season.
Oct. 23-31 – Halloween Week, Trick or Treat! Create fun treat bags and other Halloween crafts.
Oct. 31 – Wear Your Halloween Costume, if you wear you costume to INK on Halloween, you will receive $2 off admission.
Info: 770 536-1900,

Lake Lanier Islands
• Thru Oct. 1 – LanierWorld Summer Adventure
Oct. 7 – Bark in the Waterpark, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., features “Dog & Disc,” live music, street performers, fun dog-themed activities such as dog photo booths, pony rides, lake access, beach games, water filled fun zones and dog costume contest. Free; $15 per car at front gate/parking; some activities require other fees.

North Atlanta Trade Center

Northeast Georgia History Center
Oct. 8 – Family Day: Medieval Times-The Dark Ages come to Light, held 1-4 p.m., features an expanded Medieval interpretation from the Battle of Hasting to the European contact with the New World, thus beginning the modern age. Along with guided tours of the Tapestry, the center will explore the Middle Ages with Museum Theatre performances, activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations of 11th to 16th century arms and armor.
Oct. 26, 27 – Ghost Walk on the Square, 6 p.m., features haunted history of downtown Gainesville. Tours begin at 6 p.m., nine tours per night, 30 guests per tour. Admission: $10 for non-members, $8, members.
Nov. 7-11 – Special Exhibit: Fighters for Freedom, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., features military items from America’s 20th-century wars.

Piedmont College
Oct. 5 – Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning ensemble of 12 male singers, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Piedmont College Chapel, 992 Central Ave., Demorest. Tickets (on sale Aug. 1): $25 online, $35 at door (cash or check only). 
Oct. 24 – Cantabile performs a variety of music from 15th century to present at 5 p.m. in Brooks Hall.
• Oct. 26-Nov. 25 – Allison Spence Exhibit at Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest. Reception held Oct. 26.
Nov. 2 – The Piedmont Winds and the Woodwind Ensemble perform a variety of works for brass, woodwinds and percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Info: 706-894-4201,

Quinlan Arts Center
Thru Oct. 7 – Fall Exhibitions featuring Georgia Watercolor Society Members' exhibition and solo artists Max Muller, Joe Emery and Chris Sherry.
Oct. 12-Nov. 25 – 70th Members’ Winter Exhibitions, reception held Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. 

Tannery Row Artist Colony
• Thru Sept. 29 – Poetic Journey’s, Tannery Row artists bring the Art of the Written Word to 2-D & 3-D artwork.
Oct. 14-Nov. 24 – Fall Juried Art Exhibit features artists from the community. Opening reception held Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m. Free.
Info: 770-904-0572;

University of North Georgia
Sept. 28 – Artist Aaron Coleman, 5-6:30 p.m., discusses his exhibition “Red Horizon” followed by a reception held in Hoag Student Center. Exhibition displayed in Bob Owens Gallery. Coleman won the 2016 UNG Printmaking Biennial.
Oct. 1-12 – Flight Path: Jeanne Whatley Exhibition, display by Athens Artist Whatley exploring images of migration and hope, held in Oconee Faculty Center Gallery.
Oct. 4 – Frida Kahlo Exhibit – Hispanic Heritage Month displayed in Dahlonega campus Lobby First Floor.
Oct. 5 – UNG Orchestra Concert, 6:30-9 p.m., held in Nix Fine Arts Center, Gloria Shott Auditorium, Dahlonega campus.
Oct. 7 – Patriot Choir Reunion Concert, 4-7:15 p.m., held in Memorial Hall, Dahlonega campus.
Oct. 10 – Fall Jazz Show held at Gainesville Ed Cabell Theatre, 7:30-9 p.m., showcasing the many ways Latin music has influenced jazz throughout its history. 

Voices of North Georgia
Presents its 49th Concert Season, 2017-2018
Oct. 20, 21 – Wish Upon a Star performed 7:30 p.m. (both evenings) at First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 751 Green St., Gainesville.
Dec. 1, 2 – Gifts for the Star Child performed 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW, Gainesville.
Info: 678-591-1545;

Arts Council Page October 2017

- compliled by Jane Harrison and Millie Adcox

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