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Jan. 28, 2020
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Lanier area events calendar

Outdoor Calendar

Grounded pursuits
New Years Day 5K, Cumming. 9 a.m. Jan. 1, North Forsyth Middle School, 3645 Coal Mountain Rd. $20/$25 race day.
First Day Hikes, Georgia State Parks. Numerous Georgia State Parks feature first day hikes on park trails Jan. 1 and the first weekend of the year. $5 parking.
License to Chill, Buford.  Snow tubing on 575 feet high slide, ice skating, snowball fun,  s’mores, refreshments and more through February 23, Margaritaville at  Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Dr. Various prices.
Braselton Lifepath 5K/8K. 9 a.m. Jan. 4, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, 1400 River Place. $35-$40.
Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. Learn how to use a telescope, view the first quarter moon, stars and constellations, 5:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 4, Chicopee Lake, 2100 Calvary Church Rd.  For adults and children age 8 and older. Bring flashlight and pencil. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger; free to Elachee members. Register in advance, 770-535-1976,
5K/10K Five Star Championships, Cumming. Championship races for top finishers in Five Star NTP 2019 races, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 5, North Forsyth Middle School, 3635 Coal Mountain Rd. $30.
Resolution Run 5K, Cumming. 8 a.m. Jan. 11, Cumming (Location to be determined). $35.
Birding by Boat, Gainesville. Guided birding cruise on Echota Princess II to spot winter migrants on Lake Lanier, for ages 14 and older, 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 18, Lanier Aquatics Learning Center, River Forks Park, 3500 Keith Bridge Rd. $30. 770-535-1976.
Chilly Willy 5K/10K/Half-Marathon, Sugar Hill. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18, Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 W. Broad St. $30-$55.
Java Jog 5K/10K, Dawsonville. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Rd. $27-$35.
Note: See for events at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier.


Birds of Prey, Dawsonville. Get up close and personal with hawks, owls and falcons indoors, 1-2 p.m. Lodge Lobby, Amicalola Falls State Park, 418 Amicalola Falls Rd. $5 parking. 706-265-1969,  
Cruz In, Dawsonville. Park in town, look at cars, see friends, 5-9 p.m. third Friday, Downtown Dawsonville.
Sunday Tech Rides/Tuesday Interval Rides, Gainesville. Sunday road bike rides roll out at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday intervals at 6 p.m. from North Hall Technology Center, 4075 Nopone Rd.
 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., 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., 678-450-7726.

Other area events
Jan. 1, 2 – Bad Romance (The Lady Gaga Experience), at 9:30 p.m. at 37 E. Main St. NE, Buford. Admission: $10. Info: EventBrite.
Jan. 3 – Dock Rock Radio at Branch House Tavern, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 5466 McEver Rd., Flowery Branch. Soothing sounds of Hall & Oates, Doobie Brothers, Christopher Cross, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and more. Info: 678-828-8345.
Jan. 10-Feb. 21 – Bowen Member Exhibit displayed at Bowen Art Center, 334 Highway 9 N, Dawsonville. Free. Info: 706-216-2787;
Jan. 17 – Buddy Jewell (“Nashville Star” winner & country songwriter), 8-10 p.m., at The Crimson Moon, 24 North Park St., Dahlonega. Admission: $25/$30. Info: 706-864-3982.
Jan. 18 – Local Author Fair, 1-3 p.m., held at Spout Springs Branch Library, Meeting Room C, Flowery Branch. Info:
Jan. 31 – Led Zeppelified at Good Ol Days, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., comes back to Good Ol Days at 419 Atlanta Rd., Cumming, to bring alive the world’s greatest rock band. Info: 770-887-8575.
Feb. 1 – Vices of Vanity and Gravity Zero, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., at Mule Camp Tavern, 322 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Info: 770-287-3030.
Brenau University
Info: 770-534-6263;

Buford Community Center
Jan. 10 – “Can’t Get Next To You,” A Temptations Revue featuring Larry Johnson, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$40.
Jan. 11 – The Gina Furtado Project, features singer/songwriter Gina Furtado who brings a unique and innovative sound to Bluegrass music, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$35.
Jan. 18 – The Black Market Trust, an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Tickets: $30-$35.
Info: 770 945-6762,

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Info: 678-425-0900 x41;

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
Info: 706-530-5162;

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Jan. 28 – Free Stage Tour of Pippin at 6 p.m. at the Hosch Theatre, Brenau.
Jan. 30 – Free Stage Tour of The Bra and Panty Club at 6 p.m. at UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre.
Info: 678-717-3624;

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Jan. 11 – Colt Ford & Confederate Railroad, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40; $30.Info:

Habersham Community Theater

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Jan. 1-5 – New Year’s Craft Week, make some fun New Year’s crafts.
Jan. 6-12 – Police Craft Week, help celebrate Law Enforcement Day by making a police craft.
Jan. 7 – Educational Workshop: Train Engineering Class, 1-2 p.m., features Mr. Roger Drake who will show how he gets our train exhibit working. Space is limited.
Jan. 13-19 – Martin Luther King Week, make some crafts to celebrate this important person in our history.
Jan. 20-26 – Popcorn Craft Week, make a fun popcorn craft.
Jan. 27-Feb. 2 – Penguin Craft Week, make an adorable penguin to take home.

Lake Lanier Islands
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 – Magical Nights of Lights. Tradition and excitement merge at a magical place with seven miles of traditional and unique holiday lights. And there’s more winter wonderland fun to be had at LandShark Landing and the Holiday Village with winter-themed carnival rides, fire pits, s'mores, specialty winter drinks and more. Journey to Santa’s Holiday Village and while there, shop for that special gift for someone in your circle of friends and family. Tickets: $42-$235.
Thru Feb. 23, 2020 – License To Chill Snow Island is a snow-packed winter play land featuring building a snowman and thrilling tubing down Parrot Mountain. Tickets: $29-$129.

North Atlanta Trade Center

Northeast Georgia History Center
Jan. 12 – Family Day: First Contact-De Soto Expedition, 1-4 p.m., explores the Hernando De Soto Expedition of an area which in their claim was most of the present Southeastern U.S., including Georgia. 2020 marks the 480th anniversary of the expedition. Free.

Piedmont College
Jan. 9-Feb. 7 – Cheryl Goldsleger: Limits-Illusions examines the relationship individuals and societies have with place, location and boundaries. Opening reception held 5-7 p.m., Jan. 16.
Jan. 26 – Faculty Recital: Jeri Mae Astolfi, Artist-in-Residence and internationally acclaimed pianist presents a concert of piano works at 4 p.m. in the Conservatory of Music.
Info: 706-894-4201,

Quinlan Arts Center
Thru Feb. 22 – Winter Exhibition includes Rug Show and solo artists Jan Eubanks, Debra Yaun and Simon Brittan.

Resurgens Theatre Company
The North Georgia Shakespeare Festival 

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse)
Tannery Row Artist Colony
Info: 770-904-0572;

University of North Georgia
Voices of North Georgia
Presents its 51st Concert Season, 2019-2020
Mar. 14 – USO Canteen Show presented in Banquet Hall at First Baptist Church, TBA.
Apr. 24, 26 – World Praise presented in sanctuary at Gainesville First Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. (Apr. 24); 3 p.m. (Apr. 26).

December 2019 Arts Page

January 2020 Arts Page

- compiled by Jane Harrison & Millie Adcox

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