COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, April 26

2 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 off in categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Puppy Dog Eyes" and "Best Booty Wiggle." All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    2:30 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 706-380-4570, mheinze90@hotmail.com

    Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party

    This year the Boulevard Gardening Club moves into the Cobbham neighborhood. See the gardens of photographer Jeremy Ayers, painter June Ball, potter Betsy Dorminey, Tony and Liz Demarco, the T.R.R. Cobb House and the Piedmont-Cobbham Park. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

Monday, April 27

2 events

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels. Held the second and fouth Monday of every month.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    The Stoop: An Evening of Spoken Word and Art

    In honor of National Poetry Month, the Institute for African American Studies and Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS) at UGA host a spoken word event featuring Tony Award-winning poet Georgia Me.

Tuesday, April 28

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.

Wednesday, April 29

4 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • The Classic Center

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.successathens.com/job-fair

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    Job seekers of all ages, experience levels and industries can meet with potential employers. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–7 p.m. 706-613-3650 x350

    Heritage Room Book Clinic

    Ken Jewell of the National Bindery Company will advise on repairing and re-binding your heirloom books. 

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Opening Reception

    Dr. Forrest Stegelin will speak on "How the Dust Bowl Led to the Deepening of the Depression," to celebrate the opening of traveling exhibit "Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry. "

Thursday, April 30

4 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $15–20.

    The Road to College Fundraiser

    UGA's School Counseling Association hosts an evening of music, food and fun. Proceeds will benefit a Clarke County High School Senior.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    4:30–7 p.m. FREE! cahnmann@uga.edu

    Arts-Based Research Symposium

    Graduate students and faculty combine artistic talents with research practices in a showcase of visual, literary and performing arts. The evening includes theatrical and poetic performances every 20–30 minutes.

Friday, May 1

3 events

Events

  • May 1, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501

    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. Master composters will be available to answer composting questions, and Earth Machine compost bins will be for sale.

  • 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.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    May 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–30. 706-342-4743

    Madison in May: Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a selection of architecturally significant private homes.

Saturday, May 2

9 events

Events

  • May 1, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501

    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. Master composters will be available to answer composting questions, and Earth Machine compost bins will be for sale.

  • UGA Dance Theatre

    7:45 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $7–8. www.contradanceathens.com

    First Saturday Contra Dance

    (Carver Studio) No partner or experience necessary. Wear soft sole shoes. Home-baked goods at the break. 

  • UGA Golf Course

    8:30 a.m. $100. www.northeastgeorgiacottage.org

    Cottage Classic Golf Tournament

    Includes door prizes, food and beverages for each golfer. All proceeds benefit therapy for local victims of child abuse and sexual assault. 

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    May 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–30. 706-342-4743

    Madison in May: Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a selection of architecturally significant private homes.

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    8–11 a.m. $20. www.milesformoms5k.org

    Miles for Moms Run/Walk 5K

    Proceeds benefit the East Georgia Cancer Coalition. After the race, stick around for a health and business expo, music, prizes, giveaways and food from Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Go! Green Day

    Explore sustainability through activities, displays and more. Storytelling and music all day long. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Independent Bookstore Day

    This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with fun activities and prizes for all ages.

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair Springtacular

    (Corner of College and Washington St.) Indie South Fair presents its 8th annual Springtacular, featuring over 100 handmade and vintage vendors. 

Sunday, May 3

2 events

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–8 p.m. FREE (homebrewers sharing homebrew), $12. www.homebrewclassic.com

    Athens Homebrew Classic Meet and Greet

    Meet new people, try homebrewed beer and learn about future competitions and tasting events.

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair Springtacular

    (Corner of College and Washington St.) Indie South Fair presents its 8th annual Springtacular, featuring over 100 handmade and vintage vendors. 

Monday, May 4

1 event

Events

Tuesday, May 5

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, May 7

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.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    5–7 p.m. $50. letuscompost@gmail.com

    Compost Bin Sale

    Recycle Mother Nature style. Master Composters will be on site to answer any questions.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8:30–10:30 p.m. $15. www.packtoplate.org

    Pack to Plate Night

    Celebrate a successful year of increased food access and literacy in Athens. Proceeds benefit Pack to Plate.

Friday, May 8

1 event

Events

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    12 p.m. FREE! recycle@athensclarkecounty.com

    Make and Take: Build a Compost Screener

    Chris McDowell shows participants how to build a comppost screener for backyard composting. Bring a lunch and leave with a sweet composting treat. Registration required.

Saturday, May 9

6 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.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • 8–10 a.m. $15–20. missions5k@sjumc.org

    St. James UMC 8th Annual Missions Possible 5K

    (Watkinsville First Baptist Church, 1090 Simonton Dr.) Walk or run to support international missions.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Journey Through the Stars: Legend of Ursa Major

    Attendees will discover the journey of the great bear through different seasons.

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

    Mother's Day Plant Sale

    (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) Shop the urban farm for perennial and annual flowers, herbs and seedlings.

  • 5 p.m. $15. raya_mead@yahoo.com, www.uuathensga.org

    Plan 9 for the Grill

    (145 Three Oaks Dr.) Explore options for meatless Mondays and for the special vegetarian in your life. Sample different veggie patties then enjoy a potluck.

Monday, May 11

1 event

Events

Thursday, May 14

1 event

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.

Saturday, May 16

3 events

Events

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • 8 a.m. FREE! www.shanesribshack.com

    Rib Giveaway

    (Shane's Rib Shack, 388 Highway 82 South, Jefferson) The first 100 guests will receive a free half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs, a 20-ounce beverage and a special edition Rib Giveaway T-shirt in honor of the official month of BBQ.

  • Pittard Park

    9 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! letuscompost@gmail.com

    Rot Stars at the Marigold Festival

    Master Composters will be on hand at the Marigold Festival to answer all composting questions. 

Thursday, May 21

1 event

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.

Saturday, May 23

1 event

Events

Monday, May 25

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.aojwc.org

    12th Annual Running with the Dawgs 5K

    The Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club presents a run through downtown Athens that passes the fiberglass bulldog statues. Prizes include tabletop bulldog statues.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels. Held the second and fouth Monday of every month.