COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, February 12

3 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

  • 3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Georgia Birthday Celebration

    (Bogart Agricultural Center) Celebrate Georgia's 283rd birthday with colonial crafts, pictures with costumed guests and hands-on history activities.

Saturday, February 13

10 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m. (auction), 4 p.m. (pageant). $15. www.extraspecialpeople.com

    Big Hearts

    Over 60 contestants will show off their talents and abilities in a fun-filled event where they are celebrated not for who they aren't but for why they are. Followed by a banquet. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, an organization that strives to empower children living with developmental disabilities.

  • Broad 9A

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.indiesouthfair.com

    Handmade Lovers Valentine's Market

    This Valentine's Day mini-market features over 40 vendors selling everything from body products, jewelry, candies, vintage clothing, pillows, goods for the home and more. The afternoon includes tintype portraits by Michael Foster, a photobooth, snacks from The Mac & Cheese truck and giveaways.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, prizes, membership specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamusuem.org

    Family Day: Tools of the Trade

    Explore the behind-the-scenes world of art museums in "Tools of the Trade," then try your hand at curating a mini exhibition in the classroom.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.onebillionrising.org

    1 Billion Rising

    The event will feature poetry, music, dance and more to stand in opposition of violence against women. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. $12. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Coffee Date

    Sample four coffee beers, chocolate and cookies on this Valentine's Day tour. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenscaninerescue.com

    Athens Canine Rescue Adoption Event

    (PetSmart) Meet your new best friend.

  • Bogart Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Blind Date with a Book

    Check out a wrapped book and start a relationship with a surprise author. 

Sunday, February 14

3 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2 p.m. $17–25. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Frog Hop 5K

    Run or walk the 5K to raise money for Sandy Creek Nature Center. A one-mile Tadpole Fun Run will precede the 5K.

  • 3 p.m. FREE! 706-548-0853

    African American Read-In

    (Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 140 Rose St.) This event spotlights local and national African-American writers. This year's theme is "From the Pulpit to the Podium." 

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    A Colorful Night

    Adults are invited to bring a coloring book or pick one up for an evening of coloring, socializing and snacks for this month's Valentine's Day themed night.

Monday, February 15

1 event

Events

  • 4 p.m. FREE! kkalivoda@hmklaw.net

    Portrait Unveiling

    (Judge Lawton Stephens courtroom, Athens-Clarke County Courthouse) A ceremony unveiling the portrait of Judge Jones.

Tuesday, February 16

5 events

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    7:30 p.m. FREE! wwwathensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Jim Maudsley presents the program "Aquamarine on Mt. Antero."

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Beer and Hymns

    Sing old school hymns while enjoying a beverage of your choice.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    7 p.m. $10. southkitchenbar.com

    South Craft Cocktail Party

    Enjoy cocktails as Athens bartenders compete in multiple categories of drink-making.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    Learn how to attract positive changes into your life. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 17

1 event

Events

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Coffee at The Quad

    (The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for part of the day. 

Thursday, February 18

3 events

Events

Friday, February 19

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

Saturday, February 20

12 events

Events

  • Memorial Park

    7:45–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 11), $4 (ages 11–17), $8. www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music and live calling.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 20, 10 a.m.–Feb. 21, 10 a.m. $20. www.ugamiracle.org

    UGA Miracle Dance Marathon

    (Grand Hall) Volunteers dance for 24 hours to celebrate the lives of young patients. The event features catered meals every four hours, a talent show, a hypnotist, music and more. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.graduateathens.com

    UGA Law School Equal Justice Foundation Auction

    EJF is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of public interest law and raises stipends for summer law clerks who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions.

  • Piedmont College

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.ne.glrs.org

    2016 Northeast Georgia Disability Conference & Expo

    The conference provides information and learning sessions for families and students with learning challenges or disabilities. This year's theme is "Everyone Can Work."

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $7–10/family. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    Participants will learn how about "The Iron Giant Mercury."

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 21, 12–5 p.m. $6. www.aahba.com

    The Athens Home & Garden Show

    The show will feature remodeling, landscaping, decorating, cooking demonstrations and more. 

  • Athens YWCO

    2–4 p.m. Donation. www.facebook.com/learadances

    Move for Empowerment

    Learn yoga, self-defense, karate, ballet/dance, Zumba and Pilates. Donations benefit Project Safe.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Café au Libris: Betty Jean Craige

    Betty Jean Craige will talk about and sign her newest novel, Fairfield's Auction: A Witherston Murder Mystery

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m. FREE (UGA community), $12–100. www.law.uga.edu

    Working Public Interest Law Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Steve Gottlieb of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society will present the keynote address. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • Crooked Pines Farm

    12–4 p.m. $10. www.thebarnatcrookedpinesfarm.com

    2016 Bridal Showcase

    (Eatonton) See the barn that screams Southern charm, speak with event coordinators and get information from on-site vendors offering wedding products and services.

  • UGA Catholic Center

    2 p.m FREE!

    "We Find Peace in Diversity"

    The UGA Catholic Center celebrates Black History Month with stories, art and poetry. Guest performers include C.D. Wilkerson Choir of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Sunday, February 21

3 events

Events

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    5–8 p.m. $20. www.atasteofoconee.com

    10th Annual A Taste of Oconee

    Sample popular dishes from local restaurants. Includes live music by the Oconee County Middle School band and chorus as well as a raffle. Proceeds benefit the OCMS fine arts department.

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 21, 12–5 p.m. $6. www.aahba.com

    The Athens Home & Garden Show

    The show will feature remodeling, landscaping, decorating, cooking demonstrations and more. 

  • The National

    5–9 p.m. $65. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Creature Cocktails

    Try three cocktails inspired by Creature Comforts beer, paired with three dishes. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Get Comfortable Fund.

Monday, February 22

1 event

Events

Tuesday, February 23

2 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    Learn how to attract positive changes into your life. Every Tuesday.

Thursday, February 25

1 event

Events

Friday, February 26

4 events

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 26–27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–9:30 p.m. $55 (members), $75. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Black History Month Dinner

    This year's event "Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memory" honors Emma Amos and Michael Thurmond with an awards presentation. The evening includes a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. on the subject of Amos' work, followed by a dinner, awards ceremony and performance by the UGA African American Choral Ensemble.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

Saturday, February 27

5 events

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 26–27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more.

  • UGA Health Center

    9:30 a.m. (check in), 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $15–25. www.nedawalk.org/athensga2016

    Athens NEDA Walk

    The National Eating Disorders Association hosts a walk to help spread awareness of the seriousness of eating disorders.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m. 706-543-1621, www.active.com

    St. Joe's Jog & Fun Run

    In addition to the run, there will be prizes, music and food. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Catholic School.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! fc-cis.org

    RePack the Backpack

    Amerigroup and Safe Kids will give out school supplies and bike helmets. Health screenings, games and more will be offered.

Sunday, February 28

1 event

Events

  • Thrive

    2 p.m. $35. holistichealthrevolution@gmail.com

    Happy Feet Release Party

    Learn how to alleviate foot pain and plantar fascitis with Yamuna Foot Fitness.

Tuesday, March 1

2 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    Learn how to attract positive changes into your life. Every Tuesday.

Thursday, March 3

2 events

Events

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 a.m. $25–35. ndbryant12@gmail.com

    Phi Delta Theta ALS Iron Phive K

    The race benefits ALS research and awareness.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Spend a canine cocktail hour with your pet. Fresh water and treats for pooches, plus drink specials for owners.

Friday, March 4

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

Saturday, March 5

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu

    Rededication Ceremony

    Lucy Hargrett Draper will make remarks at the rededication of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

Tuesday, March 8

2 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    Learn how to attract positive changes into your life. Every Tuesday.

Thursday, March 10

1 event

Events

Friday, March 11

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

Saturday, March 12

2 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

Monday, March 14

1 event

Events