COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, April 19

14 events

Events

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8–10:30 a.m. $20–25. pre-vet@uga.edu

    10th Annual Dawg Jog 5K

    Humans and their canine companions are invited to walk, run or jog. Proceeds benefit the G.R.A.C.E. (Grace, Rosemary, Athena Canine Emergency) Fund designed to help clients of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Small Teach Hospital who have demonstrated financial need in covering the costs of medical procedures.

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2. www.flukeathens.com

    13th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 20, 12–6 p.m. 706-546-9602

    Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Sale

    (1080 Oconee St.) Find a cool record from one of Athens' biggest collectors. See story on p. 12.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $8. www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Joe Willey & the Aleraisers and calling by Andrea Nettleton.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.southlandjubilee.com

    16th Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts and festival snacks. The car show will feature numerous classic, hot rod and other special interest cars. Agricultural exhibits allow guests to hold a small baby chick, ride a pony and visit a petting zoo.

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. 706-353-3552, www.piedmontgardeners.org

    21st Annual Tour of Athens Area Gardens

    (Multiple locations) Visit five of Athens' most beautiful gardens. This event will take place rain or shine.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Paul Lombard and Whisper Kiss.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Shreds and Meds Day

    Bring your documents to shred to the parking lot. Shredding is a secure way to dispose of sensitive information and save the environment. Pills and mercury thermometers will also be accepted for proper disposal.

    9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-208-9152, www.athenslandtrust.org.

    Garden Work Day

    (Hill Chapel Baptist Church) Volunteer with Athens Land Trust and Hill Chapel Baptist Church to help prepare and plant raised beds.  Meet on the left side of the church at the garden.

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. www.piedmontgardeners.org

    21st Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the East Athens area. All proceeds benefit scholarships awarded to UGA students studying horticulture and related fields. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    10 a.m.–10 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    Birthday Celebration

    (Lumpkin St. Location) The Jamaican restaurant shows appreciation for its customers with food specials, a beer garden and live music from DJ Big Kahuna (12–4 p.m.), Fester Hagood (4–6 p.m.) and Beauty & the Beard (Kelly and Ty Manning from 7–9 p.m.). 88.1 EZFM and www.BeachHits.com will be on site to broadcast live all day.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet & Greet

    Meet mayoral candidate Tim Denson and District 3 Commissioner candidate Melissa Link at this BBQ.

    WUOG 90.5 FM

    12–4 p.m. FREE! www.recordstoreday.com/specialreleases

    WUOG Record Store Day

    UGA's student-run radio station hosts a vinyl sale.

Sunday, April 20

2 events

Events

    Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 20, 12–6 p.m. 706-546-9602

    Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Sale

    (1080 Oconee St.) Find a cool record from one of Athens' biggest collectors. See story on p. 12.

  • The National

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $80. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Wine Dinner

    This special Easter dinner features five courses with wine pairings selected by Oregon's Division Wine Making Company.

Monday, April 21

2 events

Events

  • Allgood Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Every Monday.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/mixnmingle

    Monday Mix-n-Mingle

    Mix with other startup businesses and find mentors to help accelerate your company.

Tuesday, April 22

7 events

Events

    8 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! productsforrobots@gmail.com

    Product for Robots 10 Year Anniversary

    (Wonderbar) Product for Robots celebrates 10 years of following their dreams. Drink specials, music and a Kickstarter kickoff for their new cardgame.

    The Natural Baby

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.thenaturalbaby.com

    The Great Cloth Diaper Change

    Celebrate Earth Day by getting together to change as many cloth diapers as possible in one place. Includes refreshments, playtime and giveaways.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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

    Earth Day Program

    Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, reads from her work at The Georgia Review's sixth annual Earth Day program. Live music by Hawk Proof Rooster.

  • Memorial Park

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3616

    Earth Day Celebration

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Visit the zoo and learn about ways to peacefully share space with these awesome animals. For all ages.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. 706-546-0840

    World Famous Chippendales

    See the male dancers on their Most Wanted Tour.

    UGArden

    5–7:30 p.m. $2. 706-542-1301

    South by South Milledge Concert and Dinner

    Celebrate UGA Earth Week with local music, sustainability and good food at UGArden. Participants are requested to bring their own fork, plate and cup for dinner.

    Athens City Hall

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org

    Go Green ACC

    The Georgia Climate Change Coalition hosts an Earth Day rally to promote green initiatives.

Wednesday, April 23

1 event

Events

    Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Thursday, April 24

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Recycling Happy Hour

    Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and used cooking grease for recycling.

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $79. www.smallbizathens.com

    2014 Athens Small Business Summit

    The summit will provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes to learn, connect and be inspired by 500 of their peers. This all-day event is full of educational breakout sessions, valuable resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Check website for schedule.

Friday, April 25

3 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Confederate Constitution Exhibition

    The only surviving copy of the Costitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed for one day only, along with letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts from 1864.

  • The Volstead

    5–9 p.m. 706-354-5300

    Italian Wine Dinner

    Enjoy a four course Italian wine dinner. Call for reservations.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    7–10 p.m. $5. sgary@uga.edu

    2014 Spring Dream

    This live auction benefits the I Still Have a Dream Foundation, which helps support patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. Live music by the Bobby Compton Band.

Saturday, April 26

4 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Paul Lombard and Whisper Kiss.

  • PeachMac

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.peachmac.com

    E-Cycling Event

    All electronics will be accepted for recycling by Diversified Recycling. Those who bring a computer will receive a $10 PeachMac gift card.

    BMA At Home

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0770

    Clay in Bloom Pottery Show

    See Tammy Nance's handcrafted hummingbird feeders, succulent displays and serving ware pieces.

    Hill Chapel Baptist Church

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1377

    Domestic Violence Awareness Program

    Presentations will be given by speakers from Project Safe and the Athens Clarke-County Family Protection Unit. Topics include understanding domestic violence and emotional abuse, recognizing warning signs, and available community and legal resources for victims.

Sunday, April 27

7 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10, www.athenscaninerescue.com/mutt-strut

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show their stuff. All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • The National

    6–9 p.m. $120. 706-613-0122, nathan@athenslandtrust.org

    Double Dollars Dinner

    Share an evening celebrating local food with chef Peter Dale. Proceeds will be used for the doubling of federal and state nutrition benefits.

  • Thrive

    2–3 p.m. Donations accepted. www.thrivespace.net

    Meditative Soundscapes

    Todd Mueller and Brian Smith present an afternoon of meditative sound and music featuring various world percussion instruments alongside the guitar. These unique soundscapes are intended to bring listeners on a meditative journey inward. Held the last Sunday of each month.

  • The Melting Point

    12–8 p.m. FREE! mgdavis@uga.edu

    UGA Music Business Expo

    Partnering with the UGA Music Business Program and its annual May Day Festival, this event will have live music on two stages and vendor booths covering the entire spectrum of musician resources. This event is for musicians, students, businesses and those interested in the music industry.

    3–5 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 706-380-4570, mheinze90@hotmail.com

    Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party

    (Gardens of Buena Vista) This year the Boulevard Gardening Club returns to the gardens of Buena Vista, visiting two old ones and two new ones with a peak into a small window of a garden. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Satula and Boulevard.

  • Always Baked

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. $5 shirt. 706-850-5478

    Sunday Funday Tie-Dye Party!

    Come tie-dye a shirt, enjoy food and hear music.

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet Melissa Link

    (240 Hillcrest Ave) Bill Ryland hosts a cook out for the District 3 Commissioner candidate.

Monday, April 28

3 events

Events

  • Allgood Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Every Monday.

  • The Georgia Club

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. ugawesley.golf@gmail.com, www.ugawesley.org

    UGA Wesley Foundation Gold Classic

    A fun day of golf played between four-member teams. Lunch and dinner provided.

    12–2 p.m. FREE! voekel@hotmail.com

    Freedom University Rally

    (UGA Arch) Students from Freedom University will lead a rally and press conference to denounce the Board of Regent's ban on their presence at UGA and other top GA colleges.

Wednesday, April 30

1 event

Events

    Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Thursday, May 1

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org

    "Madison in May" Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens

    (Madison) Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of architecturally significant homes.

Friday, May 2

3 events

Events

    May 2, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 4, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! stacee.farrell@athensclarkecounty.com

    Trash to Treasure Yard Sale

    (1005 College Ave.) Items are saved from an early death in the dump based on their functionality and kitsch value. Funds raised support Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org

    "Madison in May" Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens

    (Madison) Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of architecturally significant homes.

  • Four Athens

    6–10 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    First Friday Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project.

Saturday, May 3

5 events

Events

    May 2, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 4, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! stacee.farrell@athensclarkecounty.com

    Trash to Treasure Yard Sale

    (1005 College Ave.) Items are saved from an early death in the dump based on their functionality and kitsch value. Funds raised support Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org

    "Madison in May" Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens

    (Madison) Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of architecturally significant homes.

    Downtown Athens

    FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    36th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival

    The Human Rights Festival is one of the longest running events in Athens. Each year volunteers put together a festival dedicated to the promotion of freedom, justice, peace and goodwill among people.

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! gardeningtangela@gmail.com

    4th Annual Sheep to Shawl

    (Statham Community Park) There will be several demonstrations including sheep shearing, blacksmithing, duck herding with dogs, a cart pulling dog, pottery and wood turning. There will also be informational booths, food and craft vendors.

    5–8 p.m. $45 per person, $80 per couple. www.athenshealth.org/mint-jubilee

    The 1919's Mint Jubilee

    (Ashford on Main, Watkinsville) This Derby Day event includes a live-televised feed of the Kentucky Derby, southern fare, beverages, lawn games and bluegrass music. Wear Derby Day attire. Proceeds benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Sunday, May 4

1 event

Events

    Downtown Athens

    FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    36th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival

    The Human Rights Festival is one of the longest running events in Athens. Each year volunteers put together a festival dedicated to the promotion of freedom, justice, peace and goodwill among people.

Wednesday, May 7

1 event

Events

Thursday, May 8

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Friday, May 9

1 event

Events

Thursday, May 15

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Saturday, May 17

1 event

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.