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www.mooarcade.com/games/ play-7152-Create_a_Dragon.html As the annual Dragon Boat Festival nears, jump online and create your own dragon. This website takes visitors through step-by-step process to make their very own magical creature.

Cornfield mazes start opening this weekend with their games and hayride to entertain children and adults alike. PAGE 5

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The husband-and-wife team of Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault will perform their dueling organ duets Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. PAGE 6

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Gainesville High School kicks off its 2013-14 theater season with “You Can’t Take it with You” on stage next week. PAGE 7

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The 18th annual Dragon Boat festival rows its way into town Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville. PAGE 4

The Arts Council and University of North Georgia will open the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers series with a showing of “How to Make a Movie” at the UNG Dahlonega campus. PAGE 12


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Dragon boats to churn water at Olympic site Teams to compete for top title BY ANDREW AKERS

aakers@gainesvilletimes.com More than 70 teams rowing 40-foot-long boats resembling Chinese folklore monsters will compete in the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta’s 18th annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. The Saturday event will feature various Chinese cultural ceremonies and 72 teams competing for top honors at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center. The festival runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville. Dragon Boating is one of the fastest growing team watersports in the world and is closely connected with breast cancer awareness groups, according to the nonprofit Dragon Boat Atlanta’s website www. dragonboatatlanta.org. “It’s been beneficial to me because of the exercise, but it has also given me the chance to get the support of other people,” said two-time breast cancer survivor and dragon boat participant Linda Evans. “It’s different from walking or biking because it is a team sport, but it is also very personal.” Dragon Boat Atlanta competes in various dragon boat competitions across North America. The team has competed in events in the southeast as well as in

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MorningStar Dance Academy students perform during last year’s Dragon Boat Festival opening ceremonies at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center.

18th annual Dragon boat festival When: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Center, 3105 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville Cost: Free

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Breast Cancer survivors take a lap on Lake Lanier in a dragon boat during last year’s Dragon Boat festival at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the festival.

Windsor, Vancouver and Peterborough, Canada. They won first place at the Peachtree City Rotary Club Dragon Boat Races in 2007.

The group also promotes breast cancer awareness through other activities such as participating in The Longstreet Clinic’s Harvest of Hope, making pillows

for cancer survivors and talking about their personal journeys through cancer to various groups and organizations. The close connection

with breast cancer awareness and dragon boating began in 1995 when Dr. Don McKenzie, a sports medicine physician and exercise physiologist in British Columbia, began studying breast cancer survivors who paddled in dragon boats to determine if they suffered an increased rate of lymphedema, a swelling of limbs often caused by common treatments of breast cancer. After 10 years, there were no new cases of lymphedema among the study participants. Many paddlers reported an improvement in physical and mental health. Today, hundreds of breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams are formed worldwide. “This year, we will

compete as a cancer team, not just a breast cancer team,” Evans said. “We will have survivors of different kinds of cancer as well as supporters of people who have or had cancer.” Aside from the dragon boat races, the festival will also feature a “dotting of the eye of the dragon” ceremony, Asian talent performances and a variety of Chinese artisans. Dragon Boat Atlanta practices at the rowing club’s venue on Lake Lanier once a week and encourages anyone who is interested to come to a practice and try it out. For more information, visit their website www. dragonboatatlanta.org or call 678-956-0062. For more information on the festival, call 678-9719858.


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goo family Fill up stomachs at Empty Bowl Lunch Event to raise funds for area food bank From staff reports This year’s Georgia Mountain Food Bank Empty Bowl Lunch will have a unique twist as a signature menu will be served by celebrities. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and 1973 Masters Champion Tommy Aaron will hand diners a choice of chicken tortilla soup, beef vegetable soup or blackeyed pea and spinach soup along with a salad and biscuit. Attendees may drop in for the mid-day meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at

First Baptist Church’s banquet hall on Green Street for the food and to see the national and local celebrities. Georgia state senator Butch Miller will speak at 12:15 p.m. at the luncheon. Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds help GMFB distribute food for its fivecounty service area. One admission can provide up to 125 meals. Each person who attends the Empty Bowl Lunch will take home a hand-painted pottery bowl. A silent auction will feature pieces donated by local artists including Todd Hewell. For more information, call Georgia Mountain Food Bank at 770-5344111.

Pig out on pulled pork at BBQ festival From staff reports The Blessed Mother Mary Council of the Knights of Columbus will host its annual BBQ Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Dawsonville. Diners will be entertained with a variety of North Georgia bluegrass music featuring area musicians. The council will roast a big, fat pig for fall-off-thebone, down-home pulled pork barbecue. Dinners

include baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, beverages and deserts. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for a family of five or more. Tickets purchased in advance receive a $1 dollar discount. BBQ dinner tickets will enroll diners a chance to win a double burner barbecue grill. Other raffle tickets may be purchased to win other prizes given away every half hour. Festivalgoers must be present to win. For more information, call 678-778-5959.

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Jaemor Farms opens event this weekend From staff reports The ninth annual Cornfield Maze Adventure at Jaemor Farms in Alto kicks off this weekend with its maze, hayride and other farm attractions. This year’s theme, “The World of Corn!” celebrates American agriculture and corn, the No. 1 field crop in the United States. A game sheet and etching stations provide fun facts about the maze. Hours for the adventure are 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday in September; and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday in October. Flashlight nights are in October from dusk until 10 p.m. No flashlight nights on Sundays. Tickets are $10 for adults 13 and older, $9 for children 3 to 12 years old; and free for children younger than 3. All-access pass including maze, hayride and three other attractions is $12. Groups of 20 and more need to call for special rate and scheduling. The last ticket will be sold one hour

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before closing. Other attractions include: ■■ A bridge over the cornfield for an overview of the maze ■■ Scenic hayrides of the farm ■■ A pumpkin train ride for kids ■■ A 40-foot slide ■■ Hand-pump duck races ■■ Apple cannons ■■ Mini maze for children For information, call Caroline Black at 770-8693999 or email caroline@ jaemorfarms.com.

Jaemor Farms ninth annual Cornfield Maze Adventure When: Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 3 Where: Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto Contact: 770-869-3999 or www.JaemorFarms.com

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Husband, wife to perform pipe organ duet BY MEREDITH PRUITT

After searching for and finding the right composers to publish their music, Chenault said the style became so popular they made a career out of it. “It caught on,” he said. “People started really liking it.” However, they not only owe their success to organ music, but also their marriage. Chenault said he met his wife while studying music at Virginia Commonwealth University. While he began playing the organ at age 15, he said his wife did not play until they met. “She was a piano major, but then minored in organ,” he said. “She fell in love with the organ and me.”

mpruitt@gainesvilletimes.com A husband-and-wife team known best as “America’s Most Famous Organ Duo,” will share their musical talents with Gainesville residents Sunday. The Chenaults will perform instrumental selections at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville as part of the church’s 2013-2014 concert series. Called “virtuosic” by The Los Angeles Times, the couple has played at some of the largest venues in America and Europe, including Washington National Cathedral, St. Paul’s of London and the Spoleto Festival. During their professional career, the two musicians headed the music department of the Lovett School for more than 30 years. But Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault are known simply as “Beth and Ray,” to Michael Henry, director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. A longtime friend of the performers from their work together at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Henry said he was eager to feature them on the church’s pipe organ as soon as possible. “When we started looking for our concert series this year at First (Presbyterian Church), we wanted a nice variety of different things,” Henry said. “Since we have a new, very nice pipe organ, we thought we’d like to get somebody in here and feature them on that.” He said since the Chenaults play duets on the organ, their sound is not what people expect. “There are not too many organ duos out there. It’s kind of a rare thing,” he said. “I think they bring an appreciation for the great standards of organ repertoire, but a lot of it is arranged differently, because you have four hands and four feet.” Henry said the Chenaults provide a fresh experience for music lovers because they enjoy performing. “They have a great time sharing their talent with the listeners,” he said. Beyond their performances, the Chenaults have also pioneered a new style of organ music. Raymond Chenault explained since he and Elizabeth are a duo, they had to work to commission new music for their unique style.

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Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault will perform their organ duets at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.

“My wife and I began to explore the organ duet The Chenaults literature in the late ’70s when we, as a husband-andWhen: 4 p.m. Sept. 15 wife organ team, wanted to Where: First play organ duets,” Chenault Presbyterian Church said in a phone interview of Gainesville, 800 S. Enota Drive earlier this week. “We found that there was very little Cost: $20 written for the organ duet genre, and so we decided to begin to commission, that is, ask various publishers all around the United States and Europe to begin writing duet organ music for us.”

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Music Hall of Famer to perform in Clarkesville From staff reports The legendary Col. Bruce Hampton will make a rare tour stop at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Grant Street Music Room in Clarkesville. Hampton is a Georgia Music Hall of Fame recipient, Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist and soothsayer. His career spans decades. He has toured, recorded and performed with Phish, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, Frank Zappa and many others.

Tickets are at www. grantstreetmusicroom.com for $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Call 706-839-7467.

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The Gainesville High School Theatre presents “You Can’t Take It With You” on Sept. 17-19 at the Gainesville High Performing Arts Center (The Warehouse).

Zany play takes over GHS stage Students perform Broadway show From staff reports The Gainesville High School Theatre season kicks off next week with the play “You Can’t Take It With You.” The play focuses on Alice

Sycamore, the only normal person from a zany family who falls in love with her boss, Tony Kirby. The relationship breaks up when the house is raided by the police during a dinner at her home. Everyone is arrested on suspicion of anarchism. The crazy evening also includes an ex-grand duchess working as a waitress and a grandpa who refuses to pay income taxes. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Sept.

17-19 at the high school. Tickets are $5 with season passes costing $30 for all six shows this season. Other shows during this season are: ■■ Oct. 1-3: “Grease” ■■ Nov. 19-21: “The Bad Seed” ■■ Dec. 10-12: “Salute to Broadway” ■■ Feb. 25-27: “Anything Goes” ■■ May 7-9: “Beauty and the Beast”

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To kick off the Buford Community Center and Theater schedule, Fifth Row Center will produce and perform two upcoming shows. The first will be Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” for Christmas. Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 at Buford Theater, 2200 Buford Highway, in Buford. Call backs will be Sept. 26. Auditioners should bring conflict dates for the October through December rehearsal and performance schedule. They also need to supply a head shot or candid photo. No acting experience is required.

Fifth Row Center will cast eight men, including the roles of Scrooge and Bob Marley, eight women, four boys and four girls. Casting also will include four adult quartet singers (two men and two women) who should come with a prepared song and accompaniment. Fifth Row Center, the community theater for North Gwinnett and South Hall counties, will be the inHouse theater for Buford’s Community Center and Theater. Performances will be Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 20 and 21. Tickets will be sold through the Buford Theater at bufordcommunitycenter. com.

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Russo & Noe, Helen. 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 27. Helen Theater, 115 Escowee Drive, Helen. 706-9695671 or www. helentheater. com.

The Chenaults, Gainesville. 4 p.m. Sept. 15. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. fpcga.org.

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“Instructions Not Included” is one of the most interesting cinematic surprises to come along in years. It is what you’d get if you condensed an entire season of a Univision primetime melodrama into a two-hour movie. It features outrageous plot turns and awkwardly blends screwball humor with tragedy. It genuinely touches the heart at times, yet becomes unintentionally hilarious at others.

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International Friday, Gainesville. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13. Downtown Gainesville. Free. www. downtowngainesville.com

Travis Tritt tribute band, Helen. 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Helen Theatre, 115 Escowee Drive, Helen. Adults $16. Children younger than 12 are free. 706-969-5671.

Bruce Hampton, Clarkesville. 9 p.m. Sept. 13. Grant Street Music Room, 583 Grant St., Clarkesville. 706-754-3541.

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10th annual Art in the Square, Gainesville. Sept. 21-22. Downtown Gainesville Square, E. Main St., Gainesville. Free. 770-886-6126.

12th annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert Songwriters in the Round, Gainesville. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Downtown Gainesville. 770-297-1141.

Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Expo, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. $2 adults. 770-535-8293.

“Empty Bowl Lunch,” Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19. First Baptist Church Banquet Hall. 751 Green Street, Gainesville. $25. 770-534-4111 or email at kay@gamountainfoodbank.org.

“A Man’s Journey in Quilting” by Ray Barreras, Clarkesville. Noon Sept. 17. Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-7826020.

“You Can’t Take It With You,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19. Gainesville High School Theatre, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. $5.

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Women for the Woods at Buck Shoals, Helen. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Buck Shoals Park, Helen. $45 or $50 if paid after August 30. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

18th annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, Gainesville. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888, lckc.org or dragonboatatlanta.com.

Jaemor Farms’ Corn Maze 2013, Alto. Weekends through Nov. 3. Adults $10, Children $9, all-access pass $12. 770-869-3999.

“A Potter’s Menagerie,” by Ron Meyers, Demorest. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaySaturday. Through Sept. 30. The Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St., Demorest. Screening of a documentary titled “Ron Meyers and the Usual Suspects” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19. 706778-8500 ext. 1011 or email at dwhite@ piedmont.edu.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. Weekends in September, 4520 Ga. 53 E, Dawsonville. $10 for maze, $13 for maze and hayride, $13 for haunted maze, $16 for haunted maze and hayride, $5 for hayride. 770-772-6223 or uncleshucks.com.

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‘Instructions’ is a top 10 surprise ‘Instructions Not Included’ Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta, Daniel Raymont Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes Bottom line: Uneven but endearing melodrama

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Film Review “Instructions Not Included” (original title “No se Aceptan Devoluciones”) is one of the most interesting cinematic surprises to come along in years. This mostly Spanish-language melodrama/comedy wasn’t prescreened for critics in most markets and still hasn’t earned a great deal of English-language press, yet it has earned more than $20 million in less than two weeks. It’s not unprecedented for a “foreign” film (more on that in a moment) to do well in the United States, but this movie wasn’t on anyone’s radar until it debuted in the box office top 10. However, I refuse to label this as a “foreign” film. The project was completed under the banner of California-based Pantelion Films and Lionsgate Eugenio Derbez portrays Valentin in the film “Instructions Not Included.” Entertainment. If that makes it a foreign film, then I guess tourist after another. awkwardly blends screwball “The Hunger Games” trilogy is When one of his conquests, humor with tragedy. It genuinely foreign, too. Julie (Jessica Lindsey), leaves touches the heart at times, However, that is inevitably their child with him, it shifts into yet becomes unintentionally how “Instructions Not Included” “3 Men and a Baby” territory. hilarious at others. will be measured. And by the Valentin and baby Maggie Each scene is like a different end of the week, it should rank illegally cross the border into the television episode. The tone in the top-five grossing foreign U.S. to find Julie, and the film shifts so abruptly and radically it films ever to play in the U.S. becomes a fish-out-of-water often seems we’ve jumped into All of this has movie reviewers, comedy. a completely different movie. including me, scrambling to That’s all in the first act. It later The opening sequence is explain its success. Is it because feels like a cross-cultural remake darkly comedic, as 6-yearthe movie is just so good? of “Kramer vs. Kramer,” cribs old Valentin’s father puts him Um, no. from American sitcoms such as through one absurd torment “Instructions Not Included” is “Modern Family,” and ultimately after another, all in the name what you’d get if you condensed turns into a Mexican melodrama. of making him fearless. It an entire season of a Univision The movie tries to be then becomes a sex farce as too many things at once, primetime melodrama into a it establishes adult Valentin and the cast is obviously (Eugenio Derbez) as an two-hour movie. It features overcompensating for a weak Acapulco playboy who beds one outrageous plot turns and

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script. But one has to admire a movie that bucks the Hollywood trend and actually tries hard to entertain its audience, and at times it’s irresistible. It’s also an example of how an average movie can become a fascinating cultural moment. Like millions of American children, Maggie (Loreto Peralta) lives a bicultural life. She speaks Spanish and English perfectly and translates for her father. It’s a rather masterful stroke in making Maggie have blond hair and blue eyes like her mother — who speaks very good Spanish, by the way. This choice creates subtle

but brilliant effects, as Peralta draws in Anglo viewers (visually) and Hispanic viewers (verbally). She is the ideal, inclusive bridge between the two cultures viewing this movie. I’ve remarked no one foresaw the success of this movie, but perhaps that’s my own limited world view coming out. Perhaps it was just the English-speaking critical establishment who didn’t see it coming. Derbez has been a prolific actor, writer, producer and director on Mexican television for more than a decade. He has already begun to build an English-language following in the U.S. We should have seen he would draw a crows. Perhaps we should have known sooner or later a movie would attract Latino viewers to American cinemas en mass (after many failed attempts). Perhaps English-speaking critics should stop thinking in such monolingual, monocultural terms. And perhaps “Instructions Not Included” foreshadows the emergence of new talents and diverse voices into mainstream American movies. If that’s true, I say, que sigue. Jeff Marker is head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department at the University of North Georgia. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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2 Guns (R) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-6:45-9:15 The Conjuring (R) Thu.-Sun. 6:45-9:45 Elysium (R) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 The Family (R) Thu. 8:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:004:30-7:00-9:30 Getaway (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:30 Fri.Sun. 2:15-4:30-7:15-9:30 Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-4:45-7:30-10:00 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.Sun. 1:45-4:15-7:00-9:30 Instructions Not Included (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-7:00-9:45 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-6:45-9:30 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:007:00-9:15 One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Thu. 5:3010:00 One Direction: This Is Us 3D (PG) Thu. 7:45 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Thu. 4:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:00 Planes (PG) Thu. 5:15-7:15-9:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 Riddick (R) Thu. 4:15-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 The Smurfs 2 (PG) Thu. 4:15 The Spectacular Now (R) Fri.-Sun. 1:003:15-5:30-7:45-10:00 This Is the End (R) Thu. 4:45 We’re the Millers (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:45 The World’s End (R) Thu. 6:45 You’re Next (R) Thu. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Fri.Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:30-10:00

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Closed Circuit (R) Thu. 2:00-4:25 The Conjuring (R) Thu. 4:30-9:30 Fri.-Sat. 11:15-4:30-9:30-12:05 Sun. 11:15-4:309:30 Despicable Me 2 3D (PG) Thu. 12:20-2:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:20 Elysium (R) Thu.-Sat. 11:50-2:25-4:557:35-10:05 Sun. 2:25-4:55-7:35-10:05 The Family (R) Thu. 8:00-10:35 Fri.-Sat. 11:40-12:10-2:15-2:45-4:50-5:20-7:257:55-10:00-10:30-12:10 Sun. 11:40-12:102:15-2:45-4:50-5:20-7:25-7:55-10:0010:30

Getaway (PG-13) Thu. 12:40-2:55-5:107:25-9:40 Fri.-Sat. 10:25-12:40-2:55-5:107:25-9:40-11:55 Sun. 10:25-12:40-2:555:10-7:25-9:40 The Grandmaster (PG-13) Thu. 1:55-4:557:45-10:20 Insidious Double Feature (Not Rated) Thu. 7:00 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:15-12:35-2:55-4:40-5:15-7:007:35-9:20-9:55-11:40-12:15 Sun. 10:1512:35-2:55-4:40-5:15-7:00-7:35-9:20-9:55 Instructions Not Included (PG-13) Thu. 11:50-2:25-5:05-7:45-10:25 Fri.-Sat. 11:50-2:25-5:05-7:45-10:25-11:35 Sun. 2:25-5:05-7:45-10:25 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) Thu. 1:154:10-7:15-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 10:20-1:154:10-7:15-10:15 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG13) Thu. 1:30-4:20-7:20-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 10:40-1:30-4:20-7:20-10:15 One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Fri.-Sun. 3:05 One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Thu. 3:10-7:50 One Direction: This Is Us 3D (PG) Fri.-Sun. 10:00-12:30-5:35-8:05-10:35 One Direction: This Is Us 3D (PG) Thu. 12:505:30-10:05 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Thu.Sun. 12:30-2:55-5:30-8:00-10:30 Planes (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:05-2:20-4:407:05-9:20 Riddick (R) Thu. 2:10-4:50-5:20-7:30-8:0010:10 Fri.-Sun. 11:30-2:10-4:50-7:3010:10 Riddick: The IMAX Experience (R) Thu. 1:404:20-7:00-9:40 Fri.-Sat. 11:00-1:40-4:207:00-9:40-12:20 Sun. 11:00-1:40-4:207:00-9:40 The Smurfs 2 (PG) Thu.-Sun. 11:55-2:204:45 The Spectacular Now (R) Thu.-Sun. 2:007:10 This Is the End (R) Thu. 1:20-4:00-7:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:50-1:20-4:00-7:00-9:30-12:05 Sun. 1:20-4:00-7:00-9:30 Turbo (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:00-2:15 The Ultimate Life (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:002:30-5:00-7:30-10:00 We’re the Millers (R) Thu.-Sun. 12:10-2:405:15-7:55-10:25 The Wolverine (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 4:30-7:2010:10 The World’s End (R) Thu. 11:50-2:35-5:057:40-10:20 Fri.-Sun. 7:10-9:40 You’re Next (R) Thu. 12:40-3:05-5:25-8:1010:35 Fri.-Sun. 10:20-12:40-3:05-5:258:10-10:35

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Elysium (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-3:40) 6:45-9:45 The Family (R) Thu. 8:30 Fri.-Sun. (1:054:30) 7:15-10:00 Getaway (PG-13) Thu. (1:15-4:10)

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Insidious Double Feature (Not Rated) Thu. 8:00 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. (1:154:00) 7:20-10:00 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:55-3:55) 7:00-10:00 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:45-3:50) 6:55-10:00 One Direction: This Is Us 3D (PG) Thu. (12:403:00-5:20) 7:40-10:00 Fri.-Sun. (1:10-3:50) 7:00-9:40 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Thu.Sun. (1:05-3:45) 6:30-9:10 Planes (PG) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-3:25-5:50) 8:15 Riddick (R) Thu.-Sun. (12:45-3:35) 7:1010:00 The Smurfs 2 (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:45-3:30) 6:15-9:00 This Is the End (R) Thu. (1:10-4:05) 6:45 Fri.-Sun. (1:10-4:05) 6:45-9:35 The Way Way Back (PG-13) Thu. (1:15-4:00) We’re the Millers (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-3:40) 7:15-9:55

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The Family (R) Fri. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Sat.Sun. 1:45-4:30-7:30-10:00 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Fri. 4:30-7:009:30 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:30 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) Thu. 4:107:00-9:50 Fri. 4:00-7:00-9:50 Sat.-Sun. 12:45-3:45-7:00-9:45 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) Thu. 9:30 One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Thu. 4:507:15-9:30 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Thu. 4:00-6:45 Planes (PG) Thu.-Fri. 5:00-7:15-9:15 Sat.Sun. 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:15-9:15 Riddick (R) Fri. 4:30-7:15-10:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-7:15-10:00 We’re the Millers (R) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:30 Fri. 4:45-7:30-9:45 Sat.-Sun. 12:30-2:455:15-7:45-10:15

Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas 706-216-1622 189 North 400, Dawsonville

Elysium (R) Thu. 4:00-7:05 The Family (R) Thu. 9:50 Fri.-Sun. 1:304:05-7:05-9:40 Getaway (PG-13) Thu. 4:40-7:20 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.Sun. 12:05-2:35-5:05-7:30-9:55 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) Thu. 4:157:00-9:10 Fri.-Sun. 1:10-4:15-7:00-9:10 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) Thu. 4:10-7:10-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:20-4:107:10-9:35

LOS ANGELES — “Riddick”, the sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision, debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Riddick” is the third installment in the series, following the $11.6 million debut of 2000’s “Pitch Black” and the $24.3 million launch of 2004’s “The Chronicles of Riddick.” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” fell to second place with $8.9 million in its fourth weekend at the box office, bringing its total domestic haul to $91.9 million. The Spanish-language comedy “Instructions Not Included” earned third place in its expanded second weekend with $8.1 million, giving it a total of $20.1 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures were released Monday. 1. “Riddick,” $18.7 million ($7.4 million international). 2. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” $8.9 million. 3. “Instructions Not Included,” $8.1 million. 4. “We’re the Millers,” $7.9 million ($9.9 million international). 5. “Planes,” $4.3 million ($7 million International). 6. “One Direction: This Is Us,” $4.1 million ($7.6 million international). 7. “Elysium,” $3.1 million ($21.2 million). 8. “Blue Jasmine,” $2.7 million. 9. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” $2.5 million ($6 million international). 10. “The World’s End,” $2.3 million.

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One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Thu. 4:40-9:20 One Direction: This Is Us 3D (PG) Thu. 7:05 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:15-4:307:15-9:45 Planes (PG) Thu. 4:10-7:10 Fri.-Sun. 12:102:10-4:10-7:10-9:45 Riddick (R) Thu. 4:20-7:00-9:40 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:20-7:00-9:40 This Is the End (R) Thu. 5:00-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00 We’re the Millers (R) Thu. 4:05-7:05-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:05-7:05-10:00 You’re Next (R) Thu. 9:55


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UNG to show indie films at area locations From staff reports The Arts Council and University of North Georgia will open the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Series with “How to Make Movies at Home.” In the film, Jonah’s band of local DIY filmmakers is threatened when a Hollywood team comes to sign Hillport, Maine, as a location for a big TV show. Jonah goes to war with Hollywood, but her real problems might be with her best friend, who has designs on the Hollywood producer’s girlfriend. With practical lessons on cinema craft woven throughout, “How to Make Movies at Home” is a wild, infectious celebration of the DIY world and a proud instigator for a new value system in the world of movies. The film is part of a unique interactive program of six award-winning independent films and their filmmakers coming to Gainesville, Hall County and Dahlonega. The other films in the series are: ■■ “Birth of the Living Dead” directed by Rob Kuhns and Esther Cassidy on Oct. 14 at University of North Georgia - Gainesville - Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building ■■ “GMO OMG” directed by Jeremy Seifert on Nov. 18 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville, GA ■■ “The Iran Job”

Independent Filmmaker Series What: “How to Make Movies at Home” When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 Where: Hoag Student Center at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega campus Contact: www.TheArts Council.net

directed by Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder on Feb. 10 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, Gainesville, GA ■■ “Finding Hillywood” directed by Leah Warshawski on March 6 at University of North Georgia - Dahlonega - Hoag Student Center ■■ “The New Public” directed by Jyllian Gunther on April 14 at University of North Georgia - Gainesville - Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building Each film will include a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker. Series tickets are $38 per person for the six films and include dinner prior to “GMO OMG” and all meetthe-filmmaker receptions. Individual tickets are $7 adults and $5 students and seniors (65+). For tickets, screening locations and movie trailers visit www.TheArtsCouncil. net or call 770-534-2787.

Concert calendar This week

Russo & Noe, Helen. 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 27. Helen Theater, 115 Escowee Drive, Helen. 706-9695671 or www.helentheater.com. International Friday, Gainesville. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13. Downtown Gainesville. Free. www. downtowngainesville.com Charlie Wilson, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Delta Classic Chastain, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. $35-$79. deltaclassicchastain.com. Bruce Hampton, Clarkesville. 9 p.m. Sept. 13. Grant Street Music Room, 583 Grant St., Clarkesville. 706-7543541. Suzi Ragsdale, Dahlonega. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The Crimson Moon, 24 N. Park St., Clarkesville. $14. 706-864-3982. Travis Tritt tribute band, Helen. 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Helen Theatre, 115

Theater events This week

“Aladdin Jr.,” Dahlonega. Sept. 14-15, 20-22. Historic Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Adults $14, children and students $10. Visit hollytheater. com for times. “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Clakesville. 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Sept. 19-29. Habersham Community Theatre, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. $18 adults and $11 children and full-time students. Call 706-839-1315 for times, habershamtheater.org. “Walter Cronkite is Dead,” Lawrencville. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Sept. 19 through Oct. 6. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville. $15. 678-226-6222.

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Jim Noe, left, and Gabe Russo, right, will perform Big Band-era songs tonight in Helen. Escowee Drive, Helen. Adults $16. Children younger than 12 free. 706969-5671. Francine Reed, Sautee. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Center Theatre, Sautee

Nacoochee Community Association, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. $18 members, $22 non members, $12 for children 12 and younger. Callaghan, Dahlonega. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14. The Crimson Moon, 24 N. Park St., Clarkesville. $20. 706-8643982. Clay Coley, Dahlonega. 9 p.m. Sept. 14. Shananigans, 87 N. Chestatee St., Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. Apu Inka. Lawrenceville. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Aurora Theatre. 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. $18. 678226-6222. Pet Shop Boys, Alpharetta. Sept. 14. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $39.50$99.00. 800-745-3000. Benefit concert for Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA, Toccoa. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Sonrise Way, Toccoa. Featuring David LaMotte $25. 706886-3133 or 706-886-9622. The Chenaults, Gainesville. 4 p.m. Sept. 15. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. fpcga.org.

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Run through Dahlonega in 5K, 10K From staff reports The third annual ConnectAbility 5K and 10K run and walk will be 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Dahlonega. The race will trek through the historic town square and alongside Lake Zwerner during the race. The start and finish line is at Hancock Park. Children may participate in a fun run at 9 a.m. and then watch an animal show in the park. Sports Illustrated’s Sports Kids of the Year, Cayden and Conner Long, will compete in the 5K race and share their story with the crowd. Cayden, who has cerebral palsy, is able to

ConnectAbility 5K and 10K run/walk When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Where: Hancock Park, 8 Warwick St., Dahlonega Cost: $23 in advance or $28 on race day for 5K; $33 advance or $38 for 10K; free for fun run Contact: 770-616-4599 or www. garunner.org

compete because of his older brother Conner. The 10-year-old pushes his younger brother, Cayden, in a specially designed stroller. Conner

also pedals with Cayden, 7, in a trailer behind his bike. He also swims while pulling Cayden in a raft. Professional joggler (someone who juggles while they jog) Dan Berg will participate in the 5-kilometer race and put on brief shows for the crowd. Winners in specific age categories and overall winners will receive a handmade pottery winner’s cup. All runners will receive a high-quality engraved finishers medal. The race will raise money for ConnectAbility, which provides special needs respite programs, parents support groups and more to adults and children with special needs in the north Georgia region.

Friends of Kelsey Trusty Bishop and members of the Gainesville community can attend a ‘Warm-Up Lap’ at Loco’s Grill and Pub, 601 S.

Enota Drive, on Thursday, Sept. 19, in advance of the Kelsey’s Cure 5K Race at the end of the month. Former Atlanta Braves closer, John Rocker, will sign copies of his new book, “Scars and Strikes.”

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The event from 5-9 p.m. will also feature $10 pictures with Rocker, a silent auction and a Georgia’s Own Credit Union coin counter on site for donations. All proceeds will go to Kelsey’s Cure.

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Patricia Fabian has her work on display in the Mini Gallery at Regions Center in conjunction with the Quinlan Visual Arts Center’s fall exhibition.

Georgia artist exhibits original pieces in center From staff reports In addition to Quinlan Visual Arts Center’s fall exhibition, artist Patricia Fabian is displaying her work in the Mini Gallery at Regions Center. Fabian is president of the Georgia Art League as well as a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, New Jersey Plein Air Painters and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. “When I paint, I start with all the noise of the day and then as the painting develops I reach the quiet core,” she said. “My approach to painting is like sculpting with clay, taking out what I paint, making more out of less. I paint by removal till the truth is clearly carved out. I use texture and color as my expression of communication.” The show is one of many featuring emerging North Georgia artists in a small gallery at 303 Jesse Jewell Parkway in downtown Gainesville.

Outdoors events This week

ConnectAbility 5K/10K Run/Walk, Dahlonega. 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Hancock Park, 8 Warwick St., Dahlonega. 5K $28, 10K $38. 770-6164599. Suwanee Day Classic

Race, Suwanee. 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-614-6140, suwaneeday.com. Women for the Woods at Buck Shoals, Helen. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Buck Shoals Park, Helen. $45 or $50 if paid after August 30. $5 parking. 706-878-3087. City of Winder Fire Department 9/11 Memorial

“A Potter’s Menagerie,” by Ron Meyers, Demorest. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. MondaySaturday. Through Sept. 30. The Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St., Demorest. Screening of documentary “Ron Meyers and the Usual Suspects,” at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 19. 706-7788500 ext. 1011 or email at dwhite@piedmont.edu.

Etc. events This week

“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Most Popular Music,” Gainesville. 4 p.m. every other Saturday. A six-session program featuring documentary film screenings and discussions. Light refreshments. Next session Sept. 14 featuring “Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues” and the documentary “Say Amen, Somebody.” RSVP emily. thornton@ung.edu or 678717-3658. Bike Ride and Show, Jefferson. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. West Jackson Middle School, 400 Gum Springs Church Road, Jefferson. $25 per rider, $10 per passenger, $10 entrance fee for bike show.

XC 5K, Winder. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 14. Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St., Winder. $5 parking. 706680-7223. Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19. 8:1510:15 p.m. Sept. 20. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Robert Sagerman’s “Openings” exhibit, Atlanta. Sept. 12 through Oct. 19. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12. Free. 404827-0030, marciawood@ marciawoodgallery.com. “Treemendous Show,” Sautee. Through Sept. 15. Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee. snca.org. Mary Engel exhibit. Atlanta. Sept. 18 through Dec. 21. Marcia Wood Gallery, 188 14th St. NE, Atlanta. Free. Launch party 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at

Spice Market. Cash bar. Valet parking. 404-8270030. “How to Make Movies at Home,” Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Opening of University of North Georgia’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Series. Film includes a “meet the director” reception and Q&A session. University of North Georgia - Hoag Student Center, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Adults $7, Student/ Senior $5. Series tickets $38 and includes dinner. 770-534-2787 or www. TheArtsCouncil.net.

706-654-2775. Civil Air Patrol Open House, Gainesville. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14. National Guard Armory, 153 Alta Vista Road,

Gainesville. Free. 706-5408525. Swine Wine Weekends, Dahlonega. Weekends through October 27. 11-5

“A Man’s Journey in Quilting” by Ray Barreras, Clarkesville. Noon on Sept. 17. Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. Bring own lunch followed by short meeting of The Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild. 706782-6020.

Upcoming

10th annual Art in the Square, Gainesville. Sept. 21-22. Downtown Gainesville Square, E. Main St., Gainesville. Free. Call 770-886-6126 for times.

Saturdays and 12:30-5 Sundays. 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega. Music, barbecue and wine tasting. ThreeSistersVineyards.com.

Garden Expo Sept. 20 – 21, 2013

Fall planting brings spring flowers.

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Buy direct from the growers. • Unusual and hard to find plants. • Native plants, trees, shrubs, perennials. • Pottery, garden tools, equipment, art & more. • Children’s booth, door prizes every half hour! • FREE Speaker’s Program - Come and learn! $2 Admission per Adult, Children Free, No Pets Allowed Free Parking. Food available. ATM on site. Rain or Shine. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center 1855 Calvary Church Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507 Info 770-535-8293 www.hcmgs.com Bring this ad for one free admission to the Expo! Sponsored in conjunction with UGA Cooperative Extension – Hall County


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Reptilian revelry at Elachee Science Nature Center Families can see snakes on Saturday For staff reports The popular, coldblooded annual event of Snake Day will return once again to Elachee Nature Science Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Visitors may see venomous and nonvenomous snakes from across Georgia and the world and meet an amazing array of turtles, both familiar and exotic. Expert exhibitors from the Georgia Herpetological Society, Zoo Atlanta, The University

of Georgia Herpetological Club and others will answer questions on snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians. Other activities include face painting, crafts for children, special animal education programs and guided “Herp Hikes” in the Chicopee Woods. Elachee’s Nature Shop will be open and full of natureoriented gifts, including the official 2013 Snake Day T-shirt. Food vendors include Shane’s Rib Shack, La Mejor De Michoacan Ice Cream, Dandy Don’s Cotton Candy and Popcorn and more will be available for purchase on the patio. Extended hours were imposed following requests from visitors and exhibitors. “We hope that by

Family events This week

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Dawsonville. Weekends in September. 4520 Ga. 53 E, Dawsonville. $10 for maze, $13 for maze and hayride, $13 for haunted maze, $16 for haunted maze and hayride, $5 for hayride. 770772-6223 or uncleshucks.com. Jaemor Farms’ Corn Maze 2013, Alto. Weekends through Nov. 3. Adults $10, Children $9, all-access pass $12. 770869-3999. Mountain Music, Arts and Crafts Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville.$2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628. Annual BBQ Festival, Dawsonville. 12:304 p.m. Sept. 15. Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 991 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville. $8 adult, $4 child and $25 for a family of 5 or more. 678-7785959. “Turtle Travels” exhibit, Buford. Sept. 15 through Jan. 3. Visitors will explore through interactive games, images, participatory text, artifacts and video what it’s like to be a turtle. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. $5.50

extending the event’s hours, more people will have the opportunity to come out and learn about these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures,” Elachee’s Education Director Peter Gordon said. “Reptiles and amphibians play a vital role in our eco-system and this is the perfect chance for folks to observe them in a safe, kidfriendly environment.” Admission $5 per person. Children younger than 2 and Elachee members may enter for free. Elachee Nature Science Center is a nonprofit environmental education center in the 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia. Visit www.elachee.org or call 770-535-1976.

to $10.50 based on age and residence. GEHC members free. “Empty Bowl Lunch,” Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Benefits Georgia Mountain Food Bank. First Baptist Church Banquet Hall. 751 Green St., Gainesville. 770-534-4111 or email at kay@ gamountainfoodbank.org.

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Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals, Helen. 8 a.m. to noon. Sept. 21. Buck Shoals Park, Helen. Call for directions. $5 parking. 706-878-3087. Second Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, Buford. Noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 21. 2640 Sawnee Ave., Buford. Tickets for 2 adults, 2 children ages 10-16 are $25; Single tickets $10, children 10 and younger are free. 470-248-9233, 127bluegrass@gmail. com. Clermont Days Centennial Festival, Clermont. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. 5K run and a 1K fun at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Car show at 2 p.m. Saturday with judging at 4 p.m. Fireworks after dark. clermontdays.net. 770-983-7568. Annual Secret Santa car show, Oakwood. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hayes Chrysler, 3115 Frontage Road, Oakwood. Free admission and parking. www.secret santacarshow.com or 770-536-4985.

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