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Friday, February 27

2 events

Events

  • 5–8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6377

    Grand Opening Launch Party

    (Cloister Collection, 269 N. Hull St., Suite 400) Cloister Collection, a new upscale women's boutique featuring Lilly Pulitzer apparel, celebrates its grand opening with giveaways and prizes. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.instagram.com/fdsauga

    A Royal Affair

    (First Floor) The UGA Fashion Design Student Association presents a fashion show of student designs.

Saturday, February 28

5 events

Events

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    1–5 p.m. $15. www.athensliteracy.org/scrabble

    Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament

    Show off your wordsmith skills for a great cause. The Athens-Clarke Literacy Council works to support and promote adult literacy in Athens.

  • UGA Health Center

    9:30 a.m. (check in), 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10–25. www.nedawalk.org/athensga2015

    Athens NEDA Walk

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

  • The Omni Club

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $25 (registration). $100/hour fundraising goal for each cyclist. cycleagainstcancerathens@gmail.com

    Cycle Against Cancer

    Spinning instructors will conduct a four-hour indoor journey ride with video of beach and mountain scenery. The ride benefits local patients who need assistance. 

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.ne.glrs.org

    2015 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 "Composing Your Own Song." The featured speaker is Laura Nadine, an award-winning musician, composer and mother with autism.

Monday, March 2

3 events

Events

  • Healing Arts Centre

    7:15 p.m. FREE! www.healingartscentre.net

    Beginner's Bellydance

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) All are welcome to this intro class with Mahsati.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

  • 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athens.communitiesinschools.org

    Phil Lanoue

    (Athens Community Career Academy) This community reception will honor Lanoue. Donations can be made to support the Neighborhood Leaders Program through Family Connection-Communities in Schools.

Tuesday, March 3

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    Protect Athens Music Conference

    This conference is for musicians, students and professionals who are interested in issues relevant to the intersection of law, music and business. This year's panel moderators are David Barbe, director of the Music Business Program at Terry, and Michelle Davis, Flagpole's former music editor. See Calendar Pick on p. 37.

Thursday, March 5

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 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. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

Friday, March 6

2 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

Saturday, March 7

3 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. www.chocolatecitylive.com

    Athens Hip Hop Awards

    This red carpet event consists of an awards show, live performances and an after party.

  • 7:45–11 p.m. $7–8. www.contradanceathens.com

    First Saturday Contra Dance

    (UGA Dance School, 1030 Green St.) Beginner instruction at 7:45 p.m. with callers Stuart Whipple and Deena Kushner. No experience or partner necessary.

Monday, March 9

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 10

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE! daniellelgrier@gmail.com

    Homebuyer's Workshop

    This workshop is for prospective homebuyers to learn about their credit score.

Thursday, March 12

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 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. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Saturday, March 14

3 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 14, 9 a.m.–12 a.m. & Mar. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8–25 (discounts offered with costumes). www.ath-con.com

    3rd Annual AthCon

    The convention includes anime, comics, gaming, costume contests and costume dance parties. See Stormtroopers from the Georgia 501st Stormtrooper division, Georgia Ghostbusters, a replica Batmobile, zombie response team and more. Proceeds benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and its arts education programming.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7–$10 per family. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: March of the Lion

    Attendees will learn about Leo the Lion as they explore spring.

  • Barnes & Noble

    9 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! scourt@learningally.org

    The Athens Studio of Learning Ally Bookfair

    Special events at the bookfair include Learning Ally software demonstrations, storytime and music.

Sunday, March 15

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 14, 9 a.m.–12 a.m. & Mar. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8–25 (discounts offered with costumes). www.ath-con.com

    3rd Annual AthCon

    The convention includes anime, comics, gaming, costume contests and costume dance parties. See Stormtroopers from the Georgia 501st Stormtrooper division, Georgia Ghostbusters, a replica Batmobile, zombie response team and more. Proceeds benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and its arts education programming.

Monday, March 16

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 17

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

Thursday, March 19

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 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. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Saturday, March 21

4 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Open Log House

    Visit the circa 1800s log house and participate in activities from long ago. Live music by the Athens Folk Society String Band.

  • Morton Theatre

    6 p.m. $5–7. www.mortontheatre.com

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    12 p.m. aabhbowl@gmail.com

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    Teams of students compete in a bowl competition covering African-American history, civil rights, science and entertainment. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9:30 a.m. $17. www.asmwa.org/serve

    ServeAthens ICN 5K Run/Walk

    Proceeds from the race help fund projects performed for local service organizations.

Monday, March 23

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 24

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

Thursday, March 26

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 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. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Saturday, March 28

1 event

Events

  • Multiple Locations

    8 a.m. $14–43. www.georgiafoodtours.com/farm

    Agro Cycle Tour

    Spend a day touring local farms including 3 Porch Farm, Anderson Farms, Jimmy Poss' Wood Shop and Watson Mill Bridge State Park. Ten and 30-mile routes available.

Sunday, March 29

1 event

Events

Monday, March 30

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays.