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Intro into Kayaking, Gainesville. Learn basics on peaceful section of Lake Lanier, 6:30 p.m. June 2, 9, 16; 5 p.m. June 11, 25, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. For ages 16 and older who are able to swim. $25, plus $5 parking. Call to register. 678-450-7726, www.gastateparks.org.
Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Falls. Strenuous 3.5 mile trek down 531 stairs with river crossing, rock jumping, boulder climbing to natural slide & swimming hole at Bridal Veil Falls, minimum age 10. Wear appropriate footwear, bring food and water. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3, July 1-3, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $15, plus $5 parking. Register in advance. www.gastateparks.org, 706- 754-7981.
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle, Gainesville. Ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors, 7 p.m. June 3; 7:30 p.m. June 17, 24, 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, www.gastateparks.org.
Full Moon Lake Paddle, Tallulah Falls. Relaxing moonlit paddle on Tallulah Lake, 9-11 p.m. June 9, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. Register in advance. Kids must be 8 or older. No pets. $15, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Full Moon Paddle, Gainesville. Naturalist led paddle to see moon reflecting off the water, 8:30-10:30 p.m. June 10, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. For ages 16 and older who are able to swim. $15 personal kayak, $25 rental, plus $5 parking. Call to register. 678-450-7726, www.gastateparks.org.
Father’s Day Fishing, Gainesville. Take dad fishing, 5 p.m. June 17, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register in advance. $5 parking. www.gastatepark.org, 678-450-7726.
Father’s Day Fishing Rodeo, Winder. Bring father, grandfather, uncle to fish, win raffle prizes, 9 a.m.-noon June 18, Area B fishing dock, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5, plus $5 parking. Fishing license required for age 16 and older. www.gastateparks.org.
 
Grounded Pursuits
 
Cancer Survivor Weekend Celebration, Gainesville. Midtown Greenway Walk 6-8 p.m. June 2, activities at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, June 3-4. 770-531-2680, www.gastateparks.org. 
First Friday, Gainesville. Free concert with Thomas Fountain and other activities, 8-10 p.m. June 2, downtown Gainesville square. 770-297-1141, www.gainesville.org.
D-Day at Currahee 10K Run/Walk, Toccoa. Trek up Currahee Mountain mainly on dirt roads, 8 a.m. June 3, Currahee Mountain, 2351 Ayersville Rd. $35. www.active.com.
Duke’s Creek Falls Hike, Helen. Guided 2 mile hike to waterfall, 8-11 a.m. June 3, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Bear-ly Try-Athlon, Tallulah Falls. Family friendly hike, bike and splash for 1.6 miles, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $10 plus $5 parking. Register in advance. 706-754-7981. www.gastateparks.org.
Mutt Strut/1-miler/5K Run, Gainesville. 8/8:45 a.m. June 3, Lakeview Academy, 796 Lakeview Dr. $25-$30. www.active.com.
Run the Ranch 5K/Fun Run, Flowery Branch. 8:30/9:30 a.m. June 3, Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Rd. $15-$35. www.runnersfit.com.
National Trails Day Celebration, Blairsville. Trail work, family friendly hikes, covered dish picnic lunch, brief program, 9 a.m. June 3, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking. 706-745-2628, www.gastateparks.org.
Hike to Hemlock Falls, Clarkesville. Guided 2+ mile hike follows mountain stream to several waterfalls, 9-11 a.m. June 3 & 17, Hemlock Falls Trailhead, Moccasin Creek State Park, 3655 Hwy. 197. 706-947-3194, www.gastateparks.org.
Explore the Unicoi Turnpike, Sautee Nacoochee. National Trails Day event features perhaps the oldest road in Georgia and life on the trail and on the farm, 10-11 a.m. June, 3, Hardman Farm, 143 Hwy.17.$12 adults, $10 seniors older than 62, $7 youth 6-17, $3 children younger than 6, plus tax. Reservations required. 706-878-1077, www.gastateparks.org.
Scorpion Night Hike, Gainesville. Ranger-led hike to see nocturnal creatures, 9 p.m. June 3, 16, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register in advance. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Tai Chi in the Garden, Gainesville. Learn ancient Chinese exercise form to improve balance and flexibility, mental focus and strength, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays June 6-27, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Garden admission fee. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Anna Ruby Tuesdays, Sautee Nacoochee. 1-day day camp for girls ages 6-10 explores what life was like for a well-to-do girl in 1870s, includes games, hairstyles, clothing, short hike and English tea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6 & 11. $30. Register in advance. 706-878-1077, www.gastateparks.org.
Cornhole in the Park, Gainesville. Cornhole tournament, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 6 & 20, Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Pkwy. 770-531-2680, www.gainesville.org.
Junior Ranger Camps, Winder. 3-day camps with activities ranging from archery to hiking for children ages 6-12, 9-2 p.m. June 7-9,  21-23, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $60, $5 parking. Register in advance. 770-867-3489, www.gastateparks.org.
Bird-watching, Gainesville. Silver in the Park program for active senior adults, 8 a.m. June 8, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register in advance. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Mile and a half night hike down 310 stairs to suspension bridge over falls, 8:10-9:40 p.m. June 8, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. Register in advance. $5, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
Animals & Their Signs Hike, Gainesville. Ranger-led short hike to discover reptiles, mammals, birds and their signs, 4 p.m. June 9, boat ramp, Don Carter State Park 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $3, plus $5 parking. Register in advance. 678-450-7726, www.gastateparks.org.
Movie Under the Stars, Dahlonega. Kids’ activities, concessions, big screen showing of “Sing,” 6-10:30 p.m. June 9, Hancock Square, Downtown Dahlonega. Free. www.dahlonega.org.
Peace Place 5K XC, Jefferson. Trail race, 8 a.m. June 10, Crow’s Lake, 155 Crow’s Lake. $35. www.active.com.
Disc Dogathon, Dahlonega. Frisbee dogs compete for qualifying world champion spots, 9 a.m. June 10, Yahoola Creek Park, 464 Mechanicsville Rd. www.dahlonega.org.
Kids’ Day at the Park, Helen. Games, arts & crafts, exhibits and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $10 per vehicle. Bring a sack lunch. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Sensory Awareness Night Hike, Tallulah Falls. Leisurely night stroll on North Rim Trail, 8-9 p.m. June 10, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. $5 parking. 706-754-7981, www.gastateparks.org.
Lanier Running Club, Gainesville. Runners invited to club meeting with featured speaker, 7 p.m. June 12, Recess Southern Gastro Pub, 118 Bradford St. NW. www.lanierrunningclub.org.
Cruz-In, Dawsonville. Car gaze in downtown Dawsonville, 5-9 p.m. June 16 and every third Friday, www.dawsoncounty.org.
Mountaintop Rodeo, Dahlonega. Bull and bronc riding, steer riding, barrel racing and music, 6 p.m. June 16-17, R-Ranch in the Mountains, 65 R-Ranch Rd. $15 adults, $5 kids 2-12, $5 parking. www.mountaintoprodeo.com.
Birdwatching in the Park, Gainesville. 7 a.m. June 17, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Register in advance. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Chris Gaunt 5K Run/Walk Against Parkinson’s, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. June 17, Flat Creek Baptist Church, 5504 Flat Creek Rd. $30. www.active.com.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp, Gainesville. Children ages 7-10 learn about nature, animals and history while playing games, hiking, fishing, canoeing and more in 5-day camp 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19-23, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $60, $5 parking. Register in advance. 678-450-7726, www.gastateparks.org.
Arrowheads Through the Ages, Sautee Nacoochee. 1-day day camp for children ages 6-10 explores evolution of Native American hunting tools, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20 & July 18, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $30. Register in advance. 706-878-1077. www.gastateparks.org.
Sunset Hike, Tallulah Falls. Ranger-led hike to highest point in park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge, 8-9:30 p.m. June 21, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.  Register in advance. $5, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-754-7981.
SWA 5K, Cleveland. 8 a.m. June 24, Small Wonder Academy, 2081 Westmoreland Rd. $30. www.active.com.
Live Snake Demonstration, Gainesville. 3 p.m. June 24, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
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. June 29, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 adults, members free; cash bar. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Made in the USA 5K/10K, Sugar Hill. 7:30 a.m. July 1, downtown Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St. $30-$35. www.fivestarntp.com.
 

Ongoing

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: velocraig@hotmail.com.
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. www.elachee.org.
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. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Ribbit the Exhibit, Gainesville. Frog sculpture exhibit, children’s activities, thru July 15, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 adults, $5 children 3-12, free to children under 3 and Garden members. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Tai Chi in the Garden, Gainesville. Learn ancient Chinese exercise form to improve balance and flexibility, mental focus and strength, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in May, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Garden admission fee. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Bilingual 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, www.gastateparks.org.
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, www.gastateparks.org.



Lake Lanier Olympic Park events

LCKC (Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club)
   Weekends June 3-Oct. 29 - Canoe, Kayak , SUP Rentals 
   Jun 9 - Moonlight Paddle
   Jun 10 - Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge
   Jun 17 - Southern Invitational Regatta
   Jul 7 - Moonlight Paddle
   Jul 15 - Summer Sprints Regatta
   Aug 11 - Moonlight Paddle
   Sept 9 - Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
   Sept 15 - Moonlight Paddle
   Sept 23 - Beginner Racing League Fall Race
   Sept 30 - Beginner Racing League Fall Fungatta
   Oct 6 - Moonlight Paddle
 
 
LLRC (Lake Lanier Rowing Club)
   Thru Jun 1 - Learn to Row 1                                           
   Jun 20-Jul 1 - Learn to Row 2
   July 11-22 - Learn to Row 3
   July 15 - Summer Sprints
   Aug 1-12 - Learn to Row 4 
 
 
Other LLOP events
   Jun 3 - Lake Show Concert 
   Aug 19 - Georgia Wakeboard Series 



Other area events

Thru July 15 – “Ribbit the Exhibit” featured at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville. Admission: $8, adults; $5 children 3-12; free for children younger than 3 and members. 
Info: 404-591-1550; dflanders@atlantabg.org.
June 3 – The Joe Grandsen Big Band featuring guest vocalist Annie Sellick to perform on The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn at 8 p.m. Tickets: $28, adults; $25, senior (65+); $20, student. 
Info: 770-534-2787.
June 3 – Garden Walk “In Our Own Backyards,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, features six gardens, all over Hall County. Each Garden Walk features different gardens from Hall County Master Gardeners. Tickets: Advance--$10 (available at Hall County Extension Office online at hallmastergardeners.org); Day of Walk, $15 (available at Gardens on Green, 711 Green St., Gainesville.) Info: 770-535-8293.
June 3, 10, 24, July 8, 22 – Sweet Acres Farms Winery features its After Hours/concert series and 1st Year Anniversary (6/3). On June 3, the celebration event is from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and features Cousins Maine Lobster, Hot Dog Ninja, Live music (12-2, Tommy Joe Conner) all day, cornhole, wine, hard apple cider by Mercier Orchards. On June 10, 24, July 8, 22 the concert series features: Tommy Joe Conner (6/10, 7/22-2-5 p.m.); Jimmy Scott (6/24, 7/8-2-5 p.m.).
June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, 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.
June 9 – Southern Appalachian Artists Guild Member Exhibition displayed at Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N., Dawsonville. Free. Info: 706-2162787; bowenarts.org.
June 16 – The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as part of The Arts Council Signature Series, performs at 8 p.m. on the Smithgall Arts Center Lawn. Featured guest artist: Robert Cantrell. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35, adults; $32, seniors (65+); $28, student. Info: 770-534-2787.
June 17 – Lavender in the Mountains Fest held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lavender Lamb Farm, 176 Bugle Dr., Cleveland. Fee: Free, but a charge for some activities. Info: 706-865-0510; lavenderlambfarm.com.
 
Brenau University
Thru July 13 – 2017 President’s Summer Art Series exhibited in Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Featuring works by Sarah Claussen, Patricia Fabian, Christie Gregory and Lee Anne White, regional artists with close ties to the local community and Brenau University. Free. Info: 770-534-6263
Info: 770-538-4764; www.brenau.edu.

Buford Community Center
June 8-25 – “The Miracle Worker” presented by Gypsy Theatre Co. Tickets: $22-$25.
June 9 – “The Secret Life of Pets,” as part of theatre’s Cinema Under the Stars, presented at 8:45 p.m. Free.
June 17 – The Breakfast Club Concert, longest running ’80s tribute band in U.S. Times: 6 p.m., gates; 7:30 p.m., concert. Free.
Info: 770 945-6762,  bufordcommunitycenter.com.

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
June 2 – “Mamma Mia,” original film, presented by Clarkesville Main Street & HCT as part of its Movies on Main series. Time: 7:30 p.m.
June 16-18, 22-25 – “Charlotte’s Webb, the Musical.”
Info: 706-839-1315; habershamtheater.org.

Cumming Playhouse
June 1-18 – Red, Hot and Cole the Musical, “A Tribute to the music of Cole Porter,” presented by “The Company.”Info/times: 770-781-9178; www.playhousecumming.com.

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
June 3 – A tribute to the music of John Denver starring Jim Curry and his band. Performance: 8 p.m. Tickets: $35, $27.
July 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 – “42nd Street.” Performances: Fridays/Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets: $22, $14.
Info: 706-864-3759.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Info: 678-717-3624; gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
June 10 – Corey Smith, 7 p.m. Opening act: The Andrew Chastain Band. Tickets: $30+ handling (Level 1); $20+ handling (Level 2)
June 23 – Martina McBride, 7 p.m. Tickets: $55+ handling (Level 1); $45+ handling (Level 2).
July 1 – T. Graham Brown and Jimmy Fortune, 7 p.m. Tickets: $35+ handling (Level 1); $25+ handling (Level 2)
July 4 – Independence Day Firework Celebration, 9:45 p.m.
Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Thru June 4 – Summer Sun Craft Week, make a cool sun craft.
June 5-11 – Ice Cream Fun Craft Week, make fun ice cream craft.
June 12-18 – Father’s Day Week, make dad a special Father’s Day card.
June 15, 22, 29 – Thriller Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon. Every Thursday in June and July, visit INK and see what thrilling entertainment we have each week.
June 18 – Father’s Day, 1-5 p.m., free admission for all dads.
June 19 – Crab Craft Week, make a crab using fun craft material
June 26-July 2 – Independence Day Craft Week, make patriotic craft
Times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
Info: 770 536-1900,  www.inkfun.org.

Lake Lanier Islands
• Thru Sept. 27 – Fly Board Wednesdays
• May-Oct. 1 – LanierWorld Summer Adventure
Info: lakelanierislands.com.

North Atlanta Trade Center
Info: www.northatlantatradecenter.com

Northeast Georgia History Center
June 3 – Family Day: With the Quinlan, 1-4 p.m., features fun for whole family. Art and artifact scavenger hunt, snacks and door prizes. Free.
June 13 – New Gainesville Chautauqua: Tallulah Bankhead. The history center presents the New Gainesville Chautauqua: a summer series of Living History Character performances June-August. This month meet Tallulah Bankhead: actress, libertine and one of the most remarkable and flamboyant women of the 20th century. Admission: $5.
Info: www.negahc.com

Piedmont College
June 15-25 – “Valley Where They Danced” Summer Theatre, Swanson Center, performed by North Georgia Theatre, Piedmont’s professional summer company-in-residence, by local writer Emory Jones. Tickets: $10, general admission; 706-778-8500, X1355; piedmont.edu/theatre-schedule.
Info: 706-894-4201, piedmont.edu/fa

Quinlan Arts Center
Thru June 3 – Spring Exhibitions (ASMA National Exhibition, Ocmulgee Painters and solo artists Frances Geiger and Jim Stallings)
June 8-Aug. 12 – Summer Exhibitions (Tannery Row Artists’ Colony, Blackberry Creek Artists and solo artists, Denise Sanabria and Scott Aminkeng).
Info: www.quinlanartscenter.org.

Tannery Row Artist Colony
• Thru June 2 – Studio 8 Artists features artists from Kudzu Art Zone in the Gallery. 
June 17-Aug. 18 – Winner’s Circle 2017 features Tannery Artist Winners from the Juried Show of 2016.
Info: 770-904-0572; www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

University of North Georgia
Info:  ung.edu

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



Art Council Calendar June 2017


- compliled by Jane Harrison and Millie Adcox

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