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Kangaroo Express Salute the Troops fundraiser, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Kangaroo Express, 1260 Candler Road. Games, food, cake walk. Benefits the USO and Wounded Warrior Project. 770-718-3025. Pillows For Patriots escorted ride, Buford. 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Frazier’s Harley Davidson, 4699 Friendship Road, Buford. Sends much-needed pillows to the brave men and women in our military. Ride will go through North Ga. mountains and end at AL’s 211 Tavern in Braselton. $20 per bike, registration begins at 8 a.m. www.als211.com, 678-925-5159. 9th annual Flowery Branch Car Show & Chili Cook-off, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Main Street in Downtown Flowery Branch. Post 328 American Legion fundraiser and membership drive. Seeking donations of school supplies for local youth. Rain date Sept. 15. 770476-9751. Caleb Powers Memorial Ride, Oakwood. Sept. 8. 20$ per car or bike, $10 per rider. All proceeds help family with funeral cost. Police escorted ride starts at the Park-and-Ride off exit 17 and ends at Unicoi State Park; registration at 8:30 a.m. kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. 770-540-8452.

Historic Walking Tour, Homer. 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8. Historic Courthouse, 106 Yonah Homer Road, Homer. The Banks County Historical Society and the Georgia Society Order of Confederate Rose. Begins at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Homer and ends at the historic jail with refreshments. 706-6541088, www.bankscounty historicalsociety.org Hall County unit of the Georgia Retired Educators meeting, Gainesville. 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Second floor of the Gainesville Civic Center. Guest speaker Randy Pierce, interim president of Gainesville State College, will discuss the merger of GSC and North Georgia State College & University. The meeting is open to all retired educators. Membership information will be available at the meeting. 941-475-1578, fasterlock@att.net. Lumpkin Literacy 2012 Adult Spelling Bee, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Looking for three-person teams to participate. $500 registration per team or business may sponsor a team for $500. lumpkinliteracy09@yahoo. com. East Georgia Genealogy Society meeting, Winder. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Ella Wilmont Smith and Linda Hutchens will present a program

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Singing auditions for the musical “Narnia,” Flowery Branch. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10. Ages 6-86 needed. Bring CD, mp3, iPod or sheet music. Mostly teens and adults needed for this show, with few children. Fifth Row Center’s studio, 5509 Main St., Flowery Branch. fifthrowcenter.com, info@fifthrowcenter.com.

on the development of the book “Black America Series: Hall County. What Can we learn about our personal and community heritage?” 36 Sims Road, Winder. www.rootsweb. com/~gaeggs. History forum, Helen. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Authors David Greear and Chris Brooks will introduce “Images of America: Helen,” a new book that traces Helen’s history from earliest days to the present. Helen Arts and Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. 706-878-3933, www. helenarts.org.

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Fifth annual Heart & Hands Emporium, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $5 at the door. Benefiting The Guest House. First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 404-388-6320 www. fbcemporium.org. 14th annual Taste of Gainesville. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Enjoy the specialties of many local restaurants and caterers. Music from the Chattahoochee Cannibals. Proceeds from event going toward keeping the ’96 Olympic legacy alive. Tickets are $25 in advance with children 10 and younger free. Olympic Plaza at Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Acting auditions for “Narnia,” Flowery Branch. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Ages 6-18; 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12. Ages 18-senior citizens. Cold readings from the script. Fifth Row Center’s studio, 5509 Main St., Flowery Branch. fifthrowcenter.com, info@ fifthrowcenter.com. “It’s A Wonderful Life” auditions, Dahlonega. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 12-13. The Holly Theater Black Box, 69 W. Main Street, Dahlonega. No appointment necessary. 770-654-7133.

770-287-0077, www. lakelanierrowing.org. Book Launch Party, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 22. Mark Warren, author of “Two Winters in a Tipi” will discuss, read and sign his book. Hall Book Exchange, 1854 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-6693,www. hallbookexchange.com. Dahlonega Women’s Club Scarecrow Stomp. 3-6 p.m. Sept. 22. Hancock Park. View and bid on scarecrows beginning Aug. 30. Scarecrow winners will be announced Sept. 22. Dahlonega Women’s Club invites businesses, organizations, families, K-12 classes, scout troops and individuals to enter a scarecrow into the contest. $20 registration fee. 706-973-0611, dwscrarecrows@yahoo. com. Good News Clinic Fundraising Dinner, Gainesville. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 715 Green St., Gainesville. Dinner and live music. Supports free health care services provided by volunteer physicians and dentists to those in need in our community. Individual tickets $50, reserved table for eight, $400. 770-2975040 ext 44 or ellend@ goodnewsclinics.org, www. goodnewsclinics.org. Hall County Master Gardeners’ Fall Garden Expo,

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“The 3 Little Pigs & More,” Atlanta. Sept. 12-23. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., NW, Atlanta. Performed by Grey Seal Puppets. 404-873-3391, or www.puppet.org. GTA’s “The Frog Prince,” stage tour, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 500 Centennial Circle, Gainesville. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

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Email your information to getout@gainesvilletimes.com. The deadline to have your event listed in Get Out is the FRIDAY before the next publication. Listings run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to place an ad, call Betty Thompson at 770-532-1234 or email bthompson@gainesvilletimes.com Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Unusual and hard-to-find plants. Native plants, trees, shrubs, perennials. Garden tools, equipment, art, door prizes. $2 admission per

adult, children free. 770535-8293 www.hcmgs. com. 2012 Flowery Branch Festival, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. Downtown Flowery Branch. Children’s games, food, vendors. Supports local Boy Scouts. festivals@troop228.info,


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Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Gainesville. All day, Sept. 8. Lake Lanier Olympic venue, Clarks Bridge Park. Free. www. dragonboatatlanta.com Jaemor Farms 8th annual Cornfield Maze Adventure, Alto. Sept. 12-Nov. 4, Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto. 770-869-3999, www.JaemorFarms.com

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From staff reports The 17th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is set for Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic venue on Clarks Bridge Road. Competitive dragon boat racing originated in Hong Kong and is captivating athletes and audiences around the world, making it one of the fastest growing water sports, especially here in Hall County. Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival has grown substantially over the years. From seven racing teams at the start to 72 teams in last year’s race, the event continues to be popular among paddlers. Gainesville has been home to the event for the last 12 years due in part to the great venue on Lake Lanier. Aside from the athleticism, many people go for the cultural displays of celebration. More than 6,000

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attended last year’s event, attracting people from all over the country. The colorful boats with dragon heads and tails hold 20 paddlers, a drummer and steersman. The drummer sits behind the large head and keeps a steady beat to help the paddlers synchronize their movements. While the boats are the focus of the day, traditional Chinese performers will take center stage during the opening ceremonies. The festival also has vendors selling everything from sugarcane drinks to decorative Chinese parasols. Buddhist monks will bless the dragon boats at 7 a.m.

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17th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival When: Sept. 8. Where: Lake Lanier Olympic venue on Clarks Bridge

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■ 6:45 a.m. Team captain’s meeting ■ 7 a.m. Buddhist monks will bless the Dragon Boats ■ 7:30 a.m. national anthem and raising of the flag ■ 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dragon Boat races (New heat every 9 minutes) ■ 12:30–1:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies, dotting of the eye of the dragon and Asian talent presentation (schedule of performances TBA) ■ 1:30–3:30 p.m. Dragon Boat races ■ 3:30–3:50 p.m. 2,000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (Finish Line Tower) ■ 4–4:30 p.m. 2,000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (selected teams only) ■ 4:45–5 p.m. Awards and raffle drawing

Bark in the Park, Helen. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Bring your leashed pooch and join in the fun. Contests, a silent auction, vendor booths, shelter adoption booths, a food vendor and live music. Sponsored by Friends of Unicoi. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. $5 per dog. $5 parking. Unicoi State Park and Lodge. 706-878-2201 ext. 305. Historic Rock Hike, Tallulah Falls. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15. Strenuous hike to see unique rock formations that were named in the late 1800s. Hiking off the beaten trail along steep cliffs, down treacherous embankments and rocky terrain. Bring lunch and water. Tallulah Gorge State Park. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981. Freedom 5K and Fun Run, Cornelia. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Cornelia City Park, Cornelia. Proceeds to benefit Freedom Hill Women’s Recovery Home of Habersham. 706-968-0325. www.facebook.com/FreedomHill5k, jessica@ breakingchainsministries.com.


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Hall wrestler returns home for weekend TNA event From staff reports Pro wrestling fans will get a chance to see some of the stars of the sport, including a hometown favorite, when the TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour visits Gainesville on Sept. 8. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center, featuring some of the top stars from the Spike TV series. Among them will be “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, a 1996 Johnson High graduate, then known as Allen Jones, who still makes his home in North Hall County. Styles was the first Grand Slam Champion in Impact Wrestling, and has held the World Heavyweight, X Division, Television Title and World Tag Team championship belts. He also has received multiple MVP of the year awards. Styles has visited Gainesville with the tour before, and always enjoys performing in front of the home folks. “I love being home when my friends and family get to come out and see me live,” he said. “We hope to get a good crowd out. They always make me feel welcome at home.” With no offseason to speak of on the wrestling tour, Styles savors any chance he can to spend time with his wife and three sons, one of whom is becoming a big fan himself. “They do watch it,” Styles said. “My middle

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When: Doors open 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Where: Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville Tickets: $20$50; georgia mountainscenter.com, 770-534-8420 For Get Out

son has become obsessed with it. And I just took my youngest on the road with me for the first time.” Styles’ ring persona is a bit unique. In an arena of “good guy/bad guy” characters and storylines, he has expressed his faith openly both in his personal and professional lives, and has won over many fans by doing so. “I do Twitter, and I see lot of people who respect me for what I believe in and follow me because of it,” he said. “It’s pretty cool.” For now, he’s enjoying the blend of sport and soap opera. “It’s one storyline to the

next, a lot of great matches and a lot of great guys,” he said. “It’s been fun. It’s what fans want to see.” Styles, 35, hopes to ride the wrestling wave as long as he can, but the 215-pounder knows how injuries and physical wear and tear can shorten careers. “Wrestling is tough, and you have to do the things you need to survive, go to the gym and eat healthy,” he said. “It’s a rough business and you sometimes pay the price for getting old. I won’t even take aspirin for the pain because I don’t want to get

hooked on anything. “I’ve love to retire in a couple of years, but who knows? I just don’t want to be one who goes past his prime and have people say, ‘that guy needs to retire.’ I don’t want to be that guy.” Fans will be able to meet Styles and other wrestlers at a meet-and-greet for $50 ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. before the matches begin.

The Northeast Georgia History Center has several events aimed at getting families together to learn about the past. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the center will hold “Gold Rush: The North Georgia 29ers” Family Day with activities geared toward the gold enthusiast. From 1-4 p.m., attendees can learn about the 1829 Gold Rush, pan for gold, make a quill for storing gold, learn how to use gold as currency and play a miners’ tools memory game. Also, there will be a meet-and-greet with Chris Worick, author of “Dahlonega Activity Book for Children” and Tim Westover, author of “Auraria.” View and exhibit of gold bullion and gold-flecked Dahlonega bricks. Admission is free, courtesy of North Georgia Eye Clinic and Laser Center. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, the center will hold a history forum, “Georgia’s Reluctant Rebels,” which will be presented by Ed Rigel, President of the Lyman Hall Chapter and State of Georgia Sons of the American Revolution. The program will include an overview of Georgia’s role in the Revolutionary War. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers and includes a door prize drawing. The Northeast Georgia History Center is located at 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, or visit www.negahc. org.


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Dragon Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Make your own dragon mask and dragon puppet in honor of the Dragon Races Sept. 8 on Lake Lanier. $1 with paid admission to museum, members free. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun.org. Snake Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Live native and exotic snakes and reptiles, children’s crafts and activities. $5 adults and children ages 2-12, under age 2 and members free. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976, www.elachee.org. Mountain Fresh Creamery open house, Clermont. Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Mountain Fresh Creamery, 6615 Cleveland Highway, Clermont. Free to the public. Milking demonstrations every hour, free homemade ice cream, live music and watch milk being bottled. 770-983-1MOO, gcdairy@gmail. com. Kangaroo Express Salute the Troops fundraiser, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Kangaroo Express, 1260 Candler Road. Games, food, cakewalk. Benefits the USO and Wounded Warrior Project. 770-7183025. Family Day, Gold Rush: The North Georgia ‘29ers, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9. Pan for gold, examine miners’ tools and camp, re-create miners’ items. Free. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., NE, Gainesville, 770-297-5900, www. negahc.org, jcarson@brenau.edu. Grandparents Day “Grand Tales” storytelling event, Gainesville. 2-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Rock Creek Park, downtown Gainesville across

from the library. Crafts, popcorn, free tickets to Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. Free. Sponsored by The Hall County Library System, Gainesville Parks and Recreation and Mainstreet Gainesville. 770-532-3311 ext. 129. Soggy Doggy Pool Party, Gainesville. Pool activities for people and their pets, Sept. 9, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way. 1 p.m. for dogs 1-35 pounds, 3 p.m. for dogs 36-70 pounds, 5 p.m. for dogs 70 pounds and over. $10 per dog, people free. Vendors, spray fountains, pooch-friendly play structures. Splash Zone closing for season afterward for cleaning. 770-533-5850.

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9/11 Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-14. Help remember the heroes from 9/11 by doing some patriotic crafts. $1 with paid admission to museum, members free. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun.org. Third annual Harvest Balloon Festival, Flowery Branch. 3-8 p.m. Oct. 20. Sterling on the Lake’s Village Green, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. 770-9679777, www.harvestballoonfestival.com.

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“Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story,” Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children age 2-12; age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976. Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

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McDaniel Farm hosts Grandparents Day event From staff reports

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In celebration of National Grandparents Day, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center invites people to step back in time and discover their family’s history. The event will be a the perfect time to bring grandparents for homemade ice cream and exploration of the 1930s heritage farm at the “Back When I Was A Kid ...” program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8. at the McDaniel Heritage Farm. “This is a special program for families, especially grandparents and grandchildren. Visitors can enjoy a tour of McDaniel Farm and learn about the type of fun their grandparents experienced as

kids,” said Catherine Long, GEHC history and culture program manager. Participants will have the opportunity to examine tools and technology from Gwinnett’s early farming days, spend time eating homemade ice cream, make a family scrapbook and listen to stories of life when their grandparents were kids. The program is designed to be a fun walk back through time for grandparents, and an educational experience for grandchildren and the entire family. Admission is $5 per person; children ages 3 and younger are free. Guests can preregister online at www. gwinnettEHC.org or by calling 770-9043500. McDaniel Farm is located at 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth.


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Keith Yates & Friends: Boogie Blues and Beyond, Dahlonega. Sept. 6, 8 p.m. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www.thecrimson moon.com.

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The Atlanta Pops Orchestra will bring its fusion of symphonic versions of popular tunes to the Sautee Nacoochee Center this weekend. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association gym. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and younger.

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Traditional Music Jam, Dahlonega. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimson moon.com.

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Even though the story is built around two girls starting a phone sex chat business, the movie is really about girlfriends taking care of each other when just about everyone else is letting them down. Lauren and Katie share a grudge from a brief encounter back in college, but they also share a gay friend named Jesse (Justin Long), who knows about each of their financial woes. He cajoles them into living together, which they do only out of necessity. Soon, though, Lauren loses her job. When she discovers that Katie supplements her income doing phone sex and that Katie’s employer takes much too large of a cut of her earnings, they start their own company.

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Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Art and craft booths and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers. Vogel State Park. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628

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The Arts In Schools Benefit Festival, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 15. Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. Free. Fundraiser for school arts programs. Scarecrow competition, carnival games, food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities. The Arts Council, 770-534-2787, www. theartscouncil.net.

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The 17th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is set for Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic venue on Clarks Bridge Road. While the boats are the focus of the day, traditional Chinese performers will take center stage during the opening ceremonies. The festival also has vendors selling everything from sugarcane drinks to decorative Chinese parasols.

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Grandparents Day “Grand Tales” storytelling event, Gainesville. 2-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Rock Creek Park, downtown Gainesville across from the library. Free. Sponsored by The Hall County Library System, Gainesville Parks and Recreation and Mainstreet Gainesville. 770-532-3311.

Family Day, Gold Rush: The North Georgia ‘29ers, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9. Pan for gold, examine miners’ tools and camp, re-create miners’ items. Free. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville, 770-297-5900, www.negahc.org, jcarson@brenau.edu.

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Fifth annual Heart & Hands Emporium, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $5 at the door. Benefiting The Guest House. First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St., Gainesville.

Third annual Harvest Balloon Festival, Flowery Branch. 3-8 p.m. Oct. 20. Sterling on the Lake’s Village Green, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. 770-967-9777, www. harvestballoonfestival. com.

GTA’s “The Producers,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-10 and 13-17; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 17. Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. $20-24 for adults, $18-22 for seniors and $14-16 for students. 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

2012 Flowery Branch Festival, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. Downtown Flowery Branch. Children’s games, food, vendors. Supports local Boy Scouts. festivals@ troop228.info, www. troop228.info.

GTA’s “The Frog Prince,” stage tour, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 500 Centennial Circle, Gainesville. 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

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ISI Cycling, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. Sundays, Corinth Baptist Church, Thompson Bridge Road; Thursdays 6 p.m. Dewberry Baptist Church, Clarks Bridge Road. Free. www. isicycling.com.

Snake Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Live native and exotic snakes and reptiles, children’s crafts and activities. $5 adults and children ages 2-12, under age 2 and members free. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976, www. elachee.org.

Dragon Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Make your own dragon mask and dragon puppet in honor of the Dragon Races Sept. 8 on Lake Lanier. $1 with paid admission to museum, members free. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun.org.

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TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville. georgiamountains center.com, 770-5348420; www. impact wrestling. com.


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Sex farce a good time, for target audience JEFF MARKER jmarker@gsc.edu

Film Review “For a Good Time, Call...” is a modern-day sex farce made for millennial and Generation X women. Even though the story is built around two girls starting a phone sex chat business, the movie is really about girlfriends taking care of each other when just about everyone else is letting them down. Focus Features Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) is a From left, Ari Graynor, Justin Long and Lauren Miller sit on a couch in a scene from “For A Good Time, Call...” repressed good girl stuck in a cold relationship with her self-centered, she soon starts taking calls. live-in boyfriend Charlie (James The phone sex sequences Wolk). When Charlie breaks up are among the movie’s funniest with Lauren (immediately after scenes and feature a few great some utterly uninspired sex) and cameos. Otherwise, the story is announces he is moving to Italy, about Lauren and Katie becoming Lauren is left with a broken heart best friends. and nowhere to live. “For a Good Time” is a good Meanwhile, free-spirited loner first feature for both director Katie (Ari Graynor) is about to Jamie Travis and screenwriter/ lose the dream apartment she actress Miller, and I mean that inherited from her grandmother. with both the positive and She has paid ridiculously low negative connotations. rent for a virtual palace in the It offers several hilarious scenes Gramercy Park neighborhood of and an occasionally fresh voice Manhattan, but the rent control but lacks cohesion and the deal is ending and Katie needs a degree of competency we expect roommate. from a wide release. Lauren Miller as Lauren, left, and Ari Graynor as Katie sit on a bed in a Lauren and Katie share a Travis has made several awardscene from “For A Good Time, Call...” grudge from a brief encounter winning shorts, but this is his first back in college, but they also face. Nice. nowhere and clearly only happen feature. Similarly, Miller has written share a gay friend named Jesse The movie effectively plays to complicate the story. a few shorts, but she and her co(Justin Long), who knows about up the latency in same-sex And for as many scenes that writer, Katie Anne Naylon, tackle a each of their financial woes. He friendships, similarly to the provide big laughs, just as many feature for the first time here. cajoles them into living together, bromances we’ve seen in “I Love fall flat or seem to serve no The lack of experience shows which they do only out of You, Man” and elsewhere. In purpose. frequently, most prominently in necessity. many ways, “For a Good Time” Still, I expect 20-something character development. Soon, though, Lauren loses is the female equivalent to that audiences of both genders to Miller and Travis handle Lauren her job. When she discovers that dude-targeted comedy. enjoy the movie because of the and Katie’s growing friendship Katie supplements her income But when it comes to things it gets right. “For a Good well enough. The movie captures doing phone sex and that Katie’s Katie’s and Lauren’s individual Time” should especially appeal this progression in small but employer takes much too large development, the movie is clumsy, to young women who want a touching moments. For instance, of a cut of her earnings, they start almost borderline incompetent. girls-night-out movie that speaks Lauren’s hair matted to a bar of their own company. Lauren is only Backstory revelations and frankly about sex from a different soap annoys Katie at first, but the business manager at first, but emotional outbursts come out of perspective. later it brings a tender smile to her

‘For a Good Time, Call...’ Starring: Lauren Anne Miller, Ari Graynor, Justin Long, James Wolk Rated: R, for strong sexual content throughout, language and some drug use Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes Bottom line: Flawed but funny femme comedy

This movie might be for the current young adult generation what “Sex and the City” was when it first began to air. Only, “For a Good Time” doesn’t talk down to its audience via elitist, entitled fashionistas. Graynor has shined in supporting roles, like “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” and “Youth In Revolt.” Here she gets to take center stage, improvise, and use any kind of vulgarity she wants, but the editor should have cut Graynor’s more grating moments. This indie-style comedy will please its target audience, but that’s about it. Jeff Marker teaches film and literature at Gainesville State College. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:009:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:00-6:45-9:15 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:009:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:15 Brave (PG) Thu. 7:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-7:00 The Campaign (R) Thu. 5:00-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-4:45-7:00-10:00 Celeste and Jesse Forever (R) Thu. 4:307:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 4:30-9:45 The Cold Light of Day (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:154:45-7:30-10:00 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Thu. 9:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-5:00-8:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu. 4:15-7:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-6:45-9:15 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 4:15-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:45 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-7:15 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-6:45-9:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-6:45-9:15 Lawless (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-7:15-9:45 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 4:00-9:15 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:30-7:159:45 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. 4:30-6:45 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 5:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00 ParaNorman 3D (PG) Thu. 7:45 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 5:30-7:4510:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:15-9:30 Thunderstruck (PG) Thu. 9:30 The Words (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:007:00-9:30

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 12:152:30-4:45-7:00-9:15 Fri.-Sat. 12:05-2:204:45-7:05-9:20-11:35 Sun. 12:05-2:204:45-7:05-9:20 The Apparition (PG-13) Thu. 12:50-2:555:10-7:45-9:55 Fri.-Sat. 3:05-5:30-7:409:50-11:55 Sun. 3:05-5:30-7:40-9:50 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 12:10-3:056:15-8:20-9:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:10-7:1510:15 Branded (R) Fri.-Sat. 1:15-3:50-7:15-9:4512:15 Sun. 1:15-3:50-7:15-9:45 Brave (PG) Thu. 12:05-2:30-4:55 Fri.-Sun.

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(12:00-2:40-5:20) 8:00 Fri.-Sun. (12:152:50-5:25) 8:00 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. (12:00-2:15-4:30) 6:45 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. (12:10-2:45-5:20) 7:55 Fri.-Sun. (12:20-2:45-5:20) 7:55 The Possession (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:252:50-5:15) 7:40-10:05 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. (12:35-3:005:25) 7:50-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 7:25-9:50 The Words (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. (12:10-2:405:10) 7:40-10:10

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LOS ANGELES — The horror tale “The Possession” debuted as the top draw over the long Labor Day weekend, taking in $21.1 million. The top 20 movies theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, total gross and number of weeks in release are: 1. “The Possession,” Lionsgate, $21,078,840, $21,078,840, one week. 2. “Lawless,” Weinstein Co., $12,872,548, $15,014,995, one week. 3. “The Expendables 2,” Lionsgate, $11,455,180, $68,814,085, three weeks. 4. “The Bourne Legacy,” Universal, $9,314,725, $98,313,165, four weeks.

5. “ParaNorman,” Focus, $8,968,840, $40,448,026, three weeks. 6. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Disney, $8,564,208, $38,441,566, three weeks. 7. “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros., $7,997,311, $433,311,261, seven weeks. 8. “2016 Obama’s America,” Rocky Mountain Pictures, $7,518,204, $20,685,234, eight weeks. 9. “The Campaign,” Warner Bros., $7,209,263, $74,783,927, four weeks. 10. “Hope Springs,” Sony, $6,143,923, $53,500,430, four weeks. Associated Press

12:50-4:20 The Campaign (R) Thu. 1:10-3:20-5:357:50-10:00 Fri.-Sat. 1:10-3:20-5:40-7:5510:00-12:25 Sun. 1:10-3:20-5:40-7:5510:00 Celeste and Jesse Forever (R) Thu. 12:352:50-5:05-7:20-9:35 The Cold Light of Day (PG-13) Fri.-Sat. 12:35-2:55-5:15-7:45-10:05-12:20 Sun. 12:35-2:55-5:15-7:45-10:05 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) Thu. 12:003:25-7:15 Fri.-Sat. 12:00-3:30-7:00-10:30 Sun. 12:00-3:30-7:00 The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Thu. 12:20-3:40-7:00-10:20 Fri.Sun. 9:45 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu. 12:40-3:10-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:40-3:055:30-8:00-10:20 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 1:40-4:10-6:407:45-9:10 Fri.-Sun. 12:10-2:35-5:05-7:3010:00 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:309:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:15-2:45-5:20-7:50-10:15 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 12:25-2:45-5:057:25-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:25-4:20-7:40-10:10 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Thu. 12:052:20-4:35 Fri.-Sun. 12:20-2:35-5:00 Lawless (R) Thu. 12:00-2:35-5:10-7:4510:20 Fri.-Sat. 1:20-4:00-7:10-9:45-12:25 Sun. 1:20-4:00-7:10-9:45 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) Thu. 7:2010:25 Fri.-Sun. 7:00-10:10 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 12:20-2:45-5:25-7:50-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:20-2:45-5:20-7:50-10:20 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. 12:00-2:05-4:10-6:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:45 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 2:35-7:10 Fri.-Sat. 2:30-7:05-11:50 Sun. 2:30-7:05 ParaNorman 3D (PG) Thu. 12:10-4:55-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-4:50-9:30 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 12:45-3:055:20-7:35-9:50 Fri.-Sat. 12:30-2:50-5:15-

7:35-9:55-12:15 Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:157:35-9:55 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. 12:45-3:055:20-7:35-9:50 Fri.-Sat. 12:30-2:50-5:107:25-9:40-11:55 Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:107:25-9:40 Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) Fri.-Sun. 1:304:15-7:00 Sparkle (PG-13) Thu. 1:00-3:55-6:40-9:25 Fri.-Sat. 1:00-3:55-6:40-9:25-12:10 Sun. 1:00-3:55-6:40-9:25 Thunderstruck (PG) Thu. 12:00-2:20-4:40 Total Recall (PG-13) Thu. 6:50-9:30 Fri.Sun. 7:20-10:05 The Words (PG-13) Fri.-Sat. 12:15-2:405:05-7:30-9:55-12:20 Sun. 12:15-2:405:05-7:30-9:55

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:40-3:00-5:20) 7:40-10:00 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. (12:153:30) 6:45-10:05 Fri.-Sun. (12:15-3:30) 6:45-9:55 Brave (PG) Thu. (12:30-2:55-5:20) The Campaign (R) Thu. 7:35-10:10 Fri.-Sun. (12:35-2:50-5:05) 7:30-9:45 The Cold Light of Day (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. (12:30-2:55-5:20) 7:45-10:15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu. (12:15-2:40-5:10) Fri.-Sun. (12:10-2:355:00) The Expendables 2 (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-3:45) 7:25-10:10 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 9:00 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:002:30-5:00) 7:30-10:00 Lawless (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:00) 7:2010:10 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG-13) Thu. 7:45 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu.

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The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 6:00 The Campaign (R) Thu. 4:00-8:50 Fri.-Sun. 4:10-8:30 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 3:30-5:50-8:10 Fri. 4:30-6:50-9:10 Sat.-Sun. 2:05-4:306:50-9:10 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 3:35-8:05 Lawless (R) Thu. 3:15-5:40-8:00 Fri. 3:305:55-8:20 Sat.-Sun. 1:05-3:30-5:55-8:20 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 3:40-6:10-8:30 Fri. 4:00-6:25-8:50 Sat.Sun. 1:35-4:00-6:25-8:50 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 5:45 Fri. 6:10 Sat.Sun. 2:00-6:10 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 2:40-4:456:50-9:00 Fri. 4:20-6:30-8:40 Sat.-Sun. 2:10-4:20-6:30-8:40 The Words (PG-13) Fri. 3:00-5:15-7:30 Sat.Sun. 12:45-3:00-5:15-7:30

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 5:10-7:309:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:50 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:009:05 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:05 The Campaign (R) Thu. 9:55 Fri.-Sun. 2:404:45-7:00-9:55 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 4:15-7:05-9:35 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-7:05-9:35 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 7:30-9:45 Fri.Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:45 Lawless (R) Thu. 4:05-7:05-9:35 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:35 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:009:30 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. 4:45-7:00 Fri.-Sun. 12:35 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 5:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:402:55-5:10-7:25-9:35 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 5:00-7:10-9:20 Fri.-Sun. 12:40-2:50-5:00-7:10-9:20 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. 5:10-7:30-9:50 The Words (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 12:30-2:555:15-7:30-9:45


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NOW SHOWING Movie reviews from Associated Press and McClatchy Newspapers. Stars out of four.

openING ‘For a Good Time, Call...’ ■ Review, 10

continuING ‘Hit & Run’

HH½ (R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content.) Dax Shepard puts his friends, fiancee Kristen Bell, even his own vehicles to good use in this fun little car-chase comedy that’s quite infectious — the good time clearly had by the filmmakers rubs off on the audience. Done on a tiny budget, the movie’s stunts and chases are nothing much, but the lack of resources steers the story away from action and toward the characters, who are wry, irreverent, even endearing. Screenwriter Shepard, the “Parenthood” co-star who directed the movie with David Palmer, tailors the roles to suit his pals, including Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth and “Parenthood” co-star Joy Bryant. Shepard plays a former getaway driver now in witness protection, who winds up pursued by his old bank robbery gang when he hits the road to get his girlfriend (Bell) to an interview for her dream job in Los Angeles. The result is like a student film made by pros, weirdly idiosyncratic but efficiently paced. It’s well-scripted and wellacted, and if the movie lingers too long on so-so gags and inside jokes Shepard and his friends found particularly funny, it compensates with a

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Kristen Bell, left, and Dax Shepard carry luggage in a scene from “Hit and Run.”

freewheeling spirit that pulls viewers along for the ride.

‘Premium Rush’

HHH (PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language.) Let’s just be glad SmellO-Vision never caught on. Thankfully, the musky odor of sweaty bike messengers doesn’t emanate from director David Koepp’s thrill ride, an enjoyable, two-wheeled action film and flashy ode to the subculture of urban couriers. It’s a silly movie predicated on a simple premise, but it’s satisfying B-movie entertainment that moves with the swiftness of a Schwinn — a ride made

particularly fun by Michael Shannon’s enthrallingly comic performance as a dirty cop in mad pursuit of a bike messenger’s cargo. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a hardened New York City messenger who’s forsaken a promising career in law for the freedom of riding the city’s congested streets. His dispatch (Aasif Mandvi) sends him on a seemingly innocuous delivery that will prove anything but. Chief among the impediments is Shannon’s detective, whose gambling debts in Chinatown have made him desperate for Wilee’s lucrative delivery. Koepp assembles backstories with flashbacks to earlier in

the day, but the film moves with pedal propulsion along with numerous chase

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Michael Shannon stand together in a scene from “Premium Rush.”

sequences made with stunts, rather than visual effects. But Shannon as a wide-eyed, exasperated

maniac doesn’t just steal the movie, he towers over it. In a two-tire film, he’s an 18-wheeler.


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‘Lawless’

HH½ (R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.) If you can accept the notion that Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke could be brothers during this century or any other, you might be able to immerse yourself in the artfully pulpy allure of “Lawless,” based on the true story of the bootlegging Bondurants. Director John Hillcoat’s ultra-violent drama plays like a hot, sweaty, delusional fever dream and is similarly fitful. It can be visceral and operatic, beautiful and brutal but also slow and overlong. The look and the sound of it are the most effective parts, and the most intrinsically tied: Singer-songwriter Nick Cave wrote the script and co-wrote the score, so there’s a peculiar kind of dark flavor, humor and musicality to the cadence of the dialogue. “Lawless” is based on “The Wettest County in the World,” Matt Bondurant’s fictional tale of his grandfather, Jack, and his brothers, moonshine masters who kept the Virginia hills good n’ liquored up during Prohibition. They find their tidy little operation threatened when a corrupt Chicago lawman named Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) swoops in to shut them down. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman are underused in supporting roles.

‘Sparkle’

HH (PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking.) This remake of the 1976 girl-group tale is like a box of July Fourth sparklers. It sizzles briefly whenever people open their mouths to sing, but in between, when people open their mouths to talk, the characters

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Tom Hardy aims a gun in a scene from “Lawless.”

mostly are like burned-out sparklers — stiff, inert, disposable metal sticks. Not really the way we’d like to remember Whitney Houston or welcome a gifted singer such as Jordin Sparks to the big-screen. But the main attraction is the glitter and glamour, and in that it delivers, compensating somewhat for the bad melodrama and bad acting in a bad story of a Supremes-style sister act on the late 1960s Motown scene. In the title role, “American Idol” winner Sparks is eager and earnest, singing beautifully but acting in flat, breathless tones, infusing Sparkle with all the conviction of a drama club diva with her first lead in a school play. She’s upstaged by the other actors — among them Carmen Ejogo, Tiki Sumpter, Derek Luke and Mike Epps — none all that good but at least able to mug their way through the

lurid story. Houston’s death in February turned director Salim Akil’s movie into a memorial of sorts, but as the sisters’ stern mom, she speed-mumbles through her dialogue, while the one solo number she sings is blah, a sad reminder of another glorious voice gone gruff with time and hard living.

‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’

HH (PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.) Novelist and filmmaker Peter Hedges, author of “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” strains to Disney-ize the family dysfunction territory he explored so well in those works with this nauseatingly sweet fantasy. Adapting a short story by Ahmet Zappa (son of Frank), writer-director Hedges tries for oldfashioned wholesomeness only to flounder amid a well-intended but sappy

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Jennifer Garner, from left, CJ Adams and Joel Edgerton stand on the steps of a porch in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” tale of a childless couple mystically granted a test run at parenthood. Hedges assembled an impressive cast, led by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as parents to a mystery boy (CJ Adams) that comes into their lives, and the actors buy into the story’s conceits wholeheartedly. The characters are simplistic and artificial, though, behaving in ways that often are insultingly naive and sometimes just plain stupid. A movie’s in trouble when the characters are just as unbelievable as the premise. It’s a very pretty movie to look at, awash in postcard images of rural America

and lush colors that turn from verdant to autumnal as the story unfolds. Beneath the pretty pictures is a silly, shallow stab at Capracorn, the sort of magical

story of simple, genuine people mastered by Frank Capra with such films as “Meet John Doe” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Sadly, the movie’s is all corn, no Capra.


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‘Affrilachia’ series Harvest Festival celebrates music, art comes to N. Georgia From staff reports

From staff reports

Artist Project, which highlights the work of DAHLONEGA African-American artists — “Affrilachia in Words from and inspired by the and Images,” a series Appalachian region. examining the African“Affrilachia is a place American experience in that is invisible on a map; Appalachia, continues at yet it is manifest, through North Georgia the rendering College & State of the writer’s University this fall words on a page, with an art exhibit the voice and featuring Marie T. sounds uttered Cochran, who will by the musician be in Dahlonega and the creations throughout wrought by the September labor of an artist’s working on her hands,” Cochran Cochran installation. says on the Cochran project’s website. creates mixed-media “In the end, each of us pieces that are often should have the power grounded in communityto determine what we are based collaboration. She called and to proclaim will be working at the where we are from.” Dahlonega Arts Council’s The “Affrilachia in Words Olde Cannery during and Images” exhibit runs September and guests Oct. 4-31 in the university’s are welcome at the studio Library Technology Center. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The monthlong exhibition Saturdays. features Cochran’s A reception, which installation and showcases is free and open to the photographs and historical public, will be held at 6 research by students of p.m. Sept. 7 at the Olde North Georgia and North Cannery. Georgia Technical College. A native of Toccoa, Cochran will present Cochran earned her the keynote address bachelor’s degree at the “What is Affrilachia? University of Georgia and Notes of a native her master’s at the School daughter” at 6 p.m. of the Art Institute of Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Chicago. center. She has received a postgraduate fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a visiting art faculty member at schools in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. She also has won many awards for her work and has exhibited across the country, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Cochran founded the Affrilachian

Music and art will ring in early autumn in the Harvest Festival at The Saturday Shop and Lavender Cottage on Sept. 8. Clarkesville watercolor artist John Kollock will release his latest print, “Pickin on the Porch,” at the festival. This limited-edition print depicts musicians playing on an old farmhouse porch under the moon. Kollock will spend the day greeting guests and signing artwork in his gallery, which is filled with his original paintings, prints and books. Historic

arts events This Week

Mary Ann Klimek Pottery Classes, Gainesville. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 6Oct. 25. Quinlan members $130, nonmembers $150. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter.org. Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Art and craft booths and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers. Vogel State Park. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628. Exhibit: Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts, Gainesville. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery,

buildings and landmarks and rural Appalachian living are common themes in Kollock’s work. Nathaniel Samsel, the 2011 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion, will add live banjo and mountain dulcimer music in the Kollocks’ gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to bring home a piece of Samsel’s music in the form of his debut CD, “Playing in the Creek.” The Harvest Festival will also mark the release of Sarah Samsels’ new line of cornhusk dolls, Joyful Noise. This line includes both boys and girls playing guitars, fiddles, banjos etc.

Brenau University, Gainesville. 770-534-6263, www.brenau.edu. Free. Celebrating Arts In Education Week at the Q, Gainesville. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Honoring all art educators: drama, theater, chorus, music, dance or visual arts. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. Free. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter.org. Lenn Redman: A History of the Caricaturist, Gainesville. Sept. 10-Oct. 28. Simmons Visual Arts Center,

She will demonstrate pressed-flower artwork throughout the day and her cottage will be filled with a variety of cornhusk dolls and pressed-flower art. Impressionist watercolor artist Kathleen Kollocks’ original paintings, prints and notecards will also be available. Much of her work showcases elements of the outdoors. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Saturday Shop is located at 450 Bybrook Trail in Clarkesville. For more information about The Harvest Festival, email saturdayshop@yahoo.com or call 706754-9200.

Presidents Gallery and John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts Castelli Gallery, Brenau University,

Gainesville. Through Oct. 28. 770-534-6263, www. brenau.edu. Through Oct. 28. Free.


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Atlanta Pops to perform in Sautee From staff reports The Atlanta Pops Orchestra will bring its fusion of symphonic versions of popular tunes to the Sautee Nacoochee Center this weekend. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association gym. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and younger. They can be purchased by calling the Sautee Nacoochee Center box office at 706-878-3300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by visiting www.snca. org The orchestra’s roots go back to 1944 when French immigrant Albert Coleman became musical director for WSB radio in Atlanta. He set about forming an orchestra that would include Atlanta’s best musicians for radio dates, public concerts and free performances. Coleman established his first Atlanta Pops in 1945 and led that ensemble for 55 years, the group’s events drawing thousands of music

Atlanta Pops Orchestra When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Where: Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee How much: $30 adults, $20 ages 12 and younger More info: 706-878-3300, www. snca.org

lovers. He also served as music director for Chet Atkins and Boots Randolf and performed with many of the major symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. He was responsible for discovering and contributing to the careers of many young artists, earning him membership in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Since November 2010, Dr. Jason D. Altieri has served as director and conductor of the Atlanta Pops, its third conductor in 65 years. Altieri is the director of orchestras at the University of Nevada and

associate conductor for the Reno Philharmonic. Since 2003,. he has had regular touring engagements with the New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra and the Hollywood Film Orchestra. His career has seen him conduct in most of the major performance venues in the United States and Asia, including The People’s Hall in Beijing, China, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan and The National Theatre in Taipei, Taiwan. In January 2010, he conducted the Hollywood Film Orchestra on a monthlong tour of mainland China. Last year, Altieri was invited as a guest conductor for the Los Angeles Orchestra Festival held in Walt Disney Hall.

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Keith Yates & Friends: Boogie Blues and Beyond, Dahlonega. Sept. 6, 8 p.m. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Train with special guest. Sept. 7. www. deltaclassicchastain.com. Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Sautee. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. SNCA Historic Gymnasium. snca.org. Charlie Wilson. Sept. 8. www.deltaclassicchastain. com. Emily White Band with special guest Truett Lollis, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Sept. 8, $10/$15. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com. Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Art and craft booths and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers. Vogel State Park. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628. Traditional Music Jam, Dahlonega. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon. com. Mark Garrison’s tribute to the singer-songwriter, Dahlonega. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $10. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com. The Tom and Juli Show, Dahlonega. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com.


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Brenau University Galleries Susan Lenz Handed Down, Mixed Media

Sept. 10 – Oct. 28, 2012

Palmetto Hands Fine crafts exhibition Sept. 10 – Oct. 28, 2012

Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts center

Face Jug Workshop: tues., Sept. 25 and thurs. Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Barbara Faulkner, $15 supply fee. Simmons Visual Arts Center. For information and to reserve a place, please contact Nichole at nrawlings@brenau.edu or 770.538.4764.

The Retrospective of Lenn

Redman

Leo castelli Art Gallery, John S. Burd center for the performing Arts

For more information, call 770.538.4764 www.brenau.edu

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