COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, July 31

5 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.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Where's Waldo in the ATH? Party

    Costume contests for children and adults, raffles, food, prizes and more. Where's Waldo in the ATH? is a contest in which miniature Waldos were hidden in local businesses around town.

  • The Old Pal

    6 p.m.–12 a.m. www.facebook.com/theoldpalathensga

    Dondero's Kitchen Pop-up

    Dondero's Kitchen offers Thai cuisine. 

  • Trappeze Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/trappezepubathens

    Free Spirit Tapping

    A benefit for the Small Dreams Foundation.

Friday, August 1

5 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle and Meditation

    Held every Friday.

  • Four Athens

    5–10 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Friends First Friday

    Beverly Morton and BJ Garrett will give an update on the annual Friends Flea Market and share interesting stories of past finds. Reservation required. Includes breakfast.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Pulaski Heights Trail Ribbon Cutting

    The ACC Department of Leisure Services will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open the newly constructed Pulaski Heights Trail. The trail follows Moore's Branch, a creek draining from downtown to the North Oconee River, and connects Pulaski Street near the Leathers Building to the intersection of Hull and Hoyt Streets.

Saturday, August 2

5 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 and crafts. Live music by Nick Bradfield & Friends  (8 a.m.) and the Thunder O(h)m (10 a.m.). This week features a seedling club educational activity for children and a chef demo with Josh Aaron of Savory Spoon.

  • 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 more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $15. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Where do Hummingbirds Hide at the Botanical Garden?

    Learn where the hummingbirds perch and hide throughout the garden. Bring a camera or binoculars if you'd like.

  • 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.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

Sunday, August 3

3 events

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Watermelon Day

    The Farm Bureau brings watermelon to celebrate the end of summer.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    Joan Prittie headlines the fourth session of this six-week series. Prittie is the Executive Director of Project Safe. She will discuss influences in her young life that led to her advocacy for victims of domestic violence. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 4

2 events

Events

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30–9 p.m. FREE! www.accneighborhoods.org

    SLAPIT!

    The ACC Federation of Neighborhoods presents SLAPIT! (Sustainable Living, Athens People: Interactive Tonight!), a mini-fair with representatives of Free IT Athens, Let Us Compost, Keep ACC Beautiful, the BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program and more. Participate in a scavenger hunt and enter to win prizes.

Tuesday, August 5

4 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Farmer Outreach Workshop

    The Athens Land Trust is hosting a workshop to introduce USDA-NRCS programs with a focus on water conservation, irrigation and well water managment. Guest speakers include Jason Wheatley from the NRCS and Linda Helmly from Oglethorpe Fresh Market.

  • Trappeze Pub

    6 p.m. www.facebook.com/trappezepubathens

    Orpheus Brewing Launch Party

    Sample five brews.

Wednesday, August 6

3 events

Events

Thursday, August 7

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, August 8

1 event

Events

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    Aug. 8, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. & Aug. 9, 10 a.m.–12 a.m. $10-15. 706-795-3542, broadriverboyz@gmail.com

    Broad River Watershead Association Concert

    This two day benefit for the Broad River Watershead Association features music, tubing, disc golf, games with prizes and more. Bands include the Darnell Boys, Madeline, B-53's, Elf Power, Shade, Hot Fudge, Hernies and Moths. Attendees may camp overnight. 

Saturday, August 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.

  • 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 more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–4 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Journey Through the Stars for Adults

    This month's theme is "Asteroids, Meteors and Comets, Oh my." Pre-register Aug. 8.

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    Aug. 8, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. & Aug. 9, 10 a.m.–12 a.m. $10-15. 706-795-3542, broadriverboyz@gmail.com

    Broad River Watershead Association Concert

    This two day benefit for the Broad River Watershead Association features music, tubing, disc golf, games with prizes and more. Bands include the Darnell Boys, Madeline, B-53's, Elf Power, Shade, Hot Fudge, Hernies and Moths. Attendees may camp overnight. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2–6 p.m. FREE! www.rslathens.org

    Athens Maker Fest

    This interactive afternoon celebrates technology, innovation and creativity through tech-based exhibitions and demonstrations. Forty different types of makers will share what they do. This fest is a partnership between the Reflecting, Sharing, Learning grant and Hatch Athens.

Sunday, August 10

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8–9:30 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. 706-542-6156, 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. Pre-registration required.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    Local realtor Charlie Upchurch III talks about his Athens upbringing. He is the President of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, which was founded by his father in 1974. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 11

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

Tuesday, August 12

3 events

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Wednesday, August 13

2 events

Events

Thursday, August 14

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, August 15

2 events

Events

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

    Cottage Classic Golf Tournament

    (Lane Creek Golf Course) Includes door prizes, food and beverages for each golfer. All proceeds benefit therapy for local victims of child abuse and sexual assault. 

  • The Classic Center

    Aug. 15, 5–8 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. $3–10. www.classiccitybbqfest.com

    Classic City BBQ Festival

    This family-friendly festival will feature cooking contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, a classic car show, a kids zone and more.

Saturday, August 16

6 events

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.

  • 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 more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Friends Giant Flea Market

    Items offered include gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations and more.

  • 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.

  • The Classic Center

    Aug. 15, 5–8 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. $3–10. www.classiccitybbqfest.com

    Classic City BBQ Festival

    This family-friendly festival will feature cooking contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, a classic car show, a kids zone and more.

  • Commerce Civic Center

    11 a.m. $20. 706-296-8086

    Afternoon Tea with Friends

    Featuring a seated luncheon and a fashion show Through the Ages. Proceeds benefit Advantage Behavioral Health Systems.

Sunday, August 17

1 event

Events

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    For the final installment of this storytelling series, Victor Wilson, Vice President of Student Affairs at UGA, will discuss the experiences and mentors that influenced his career. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 18

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

Tuesday, August 19

2 events

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Wednesday, August 20

2 events

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Thursday, August 21

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.

  • The Classic Center

    7–9:30 p.m. $30. www.thenotwedding.com

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.

Saturday, August 23

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 more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • 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.

Monday, August 25

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

Tuesday, August 26

2 events

Events

Wednesday, August 27

2 events

Events

Thursday, August 28

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, August 30

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 more. This week features live music by Trinique at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with Almeta Tulloss at 11:45 a.m.

  • 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.