COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, January 18

3 events

Events

  • 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $65. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Native Plant Symposium

    (The Garden Club of Georgia) This day-long program considers gardening with native flowers and trees along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape. Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.

  • 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 the day. 

  • The Place

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.bethematch.org

    "Be the Match" Registry Drive

    Learn how you could potentially save a stranger's life in the fight against cancer by joining the Be the Match Marrow Donor Registry. A drawing will give one donor a $200 tab at The Place.

Thursday, January 19

2 events

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.com

    Athens Science Café : Decoding Bones

    Suzie Birch leads a program on archaeology.

  • Oconee County Library

    1:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Tea Party

    Celebrate National Hot Tea Month by making your own special blend of herbs, spices and handmade tea bags.

Friday, January 20

5 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Downtown Athens

    5 p.m. FREE! emmanuelitematt@gmail.com

    "Thanks, Obama!"

    (The Arch, Broad St.) A public gathering to express gratitude and respect for President Obama. 

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    7 p.m. (registration) 8 p.m. 706-850-8561

    Tumbling Trump Tower

    Ming Vase hosts an Inauguration Day Jenga tournament. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Mock Inaugural Ball

    Come costumed as a super star politician. The Hobohemians and Lisa Mende present a fun-filled night to commemorate hysterical/historical night. Prizes will be awarded in a Trump Off impersonation contest.

Saturday, January 21

2 events

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Sunday, January 22

1 event

Events

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    8 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Open House

    Formerly called Bikram Yoga Athens, the studio offers demos, giveaways and specials. Complimentary yoga classes will be led at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tuesday, January 24

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Garden Travels: Gardens in the Côte d'Azur

    Connie Cottingham leads a program on three different gardens in France and Monaco.

Thursday, January 26

2 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Spanish Brass.

  • Four Athens

    6–9 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Four Athens Open House

    Features spotlights on member companies and an awards cermony with Athens startups.

Friday, January 27

2 events

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30 p.m. $20. sobrewco.com

    National Chocolate Cake Day

    A special tour pairs locally baked chocolate cupcakes with beer. 

Saturday, January 28

2 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. $300 (members), $350. 9 p.m. (just dessert and dancing). $50 (members), $65. 706-542-0830

    Elegant Salute: A Night of Tropical Splendor

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 15th biennial gala featuring cocktails, music, dinner and dancing with DJ Mahogany. Tropical attire encouraged.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Green Life Expo

    Exhibitors, kids activities and make-and-take workshops educate guests on lessening their carbon footprint. 

Sunday, January 29

1 event

Events

  • The Foundry

    12:30-3:30 p.m. $10–12. 706-549-7020

    Bridal Show

    Mingle with premiere wedding vendors and industry experts, sample an assortment of fare from Graduate Athens' award-winning culinary team, and find a backdrop for the big day.

Monday, January 30

1 event

Events

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Night

    People who work in the alcohol service industry can receive a free tour and beer samples. Bring proof of work like a pay stub or pouring permit.

Tuesday, January 31

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

Thursday, February 2

1 event

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  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    12:30 p.m. FREE! wintervillecenter@gmail.com

    Senior Potluck Lunch & Lecture

    Bring a dish to share. This month's program is "The Kroger "Click List": What is it and how can it benefit me?" 

Friday, February 3

2 events

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  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 3–5. www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend

    The weekend features hundreds of wine samples, seminars, a certification course, a gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday

    This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the garden. Today's topic is bringing rare plants into home landscapes.

Saturday, February 4

4 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 3–5. www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend

    The weekend features hundreds of wine samples, seminars, a certification course, a gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. 

  • The Classic Center

    5 p.m. $12-14/single game, $20–22/double. www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Roller Girls

    The Classic City Rollergirls wage war on wheels in a doubleheader with "Battle of the Sexes" and "Green vs. Black." 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6–8 p.m. $50–80. 706-542-9353, botgarden.uga.edu

    Orchid Madness Fundraiser

    There will be a reception, silent auction, an exclusive view of rare orchids and an orchid for each guest to take home. Proceeds benefit the garden's horticulture department.

  • 1–5 p.m. Free (for club members). $5. 706-208-0010

    Monthly Tasting

    (Shiraz, 675 Pulaski St.) Sample Wine Club wines with a special guest pourer.

Sunday, February 5

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 3–5. www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend

    The weekend features hundreds of wine samples, seminars, a certification course, a gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. 

Wednesday, February 8

1 event

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Saturday, February 11

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m. $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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $2 and donations. www.athensgarotaryclub.org

    Polar Bear Plunge

    Brave souls will jump in the water at Lake Chapman. Proceeds will benefit a REACH scholarship and the Young Urban Farmer program.

Saturday, February 18

2 events

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