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Friday, October 31

5 events

Events

  • 8 p.m. (meet), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Pulaski and Clayton St.) Throw on your most creative Halloween costume and march through the streets of downtown. Anyone can participate by wearing a costume and joining the procession. The parade will end at the bottom of Washington St. with sets by Timi and the Rumpus Band, plus the the High-Falootin' Scallywags Drum Brigade and the Tiger Girlz on trapeze. See story on p. 13.

  • 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.winderdowntown.com

    The Downtown Spooktacular

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winder) This Halloween festival includes trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, food vendors, craft vendors, kids' activities, bounce houses, obstacle courses and live music by Abbey Road LIVE

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Trick-or-Treat Halloween Tour and Moo-Hoo Release Party

    Try various treats on tap, including the Reserve Series Moo-HooChiato. Wear a costume; prizes will be awarded for best dressed humans and best dressed beasts.

Saturday, November 1

5 events

Events

  • UGA Dance Theatre

    7:30 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. Live music by Tommy Jordan & Friends and calling by Janet Shepherd.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Todd Lister (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • 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.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market: 2nd Annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival

    Activities include horseback riding, storytelling, Zumba, yoga, spoken word, wellness workshops, historical displays and more. Tri Nique, For My Daughter's Sake, the Clarke Central Color Guard will perform. The Broad Farmers Market will offer prepared foods, treats, crafts and more. Guest Speaker Dr. Sherri Freedman is the Clarke County Associate Superintendent of Schools.

Sunday, November 2

1 event

Events

  • 9 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/mobiuschurch

    Zombie Church

    (1331 New High Shoals Rd., Mobius Church at Watkinsville First UMC) Wear your Halloween costumes, enjoy brunch and hear about famous zombie incidents of the Bible. Discuss compassionate solutions to northeast Georgia's ongoing zombie issues. Zombies welcome; inoculations provided free for the living.

Tuesday, November 4

7 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Guided Trail Hike

    Take a guided walk on the trails to discover the beauty and variety of the center's ecosystems. Followed by coffee and a tour of the exhibit hall.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    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. 

  • UGA Science Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/talktech

    Four Athens Talk Tech

    Discover local startups, explore job opportunities and meet business innovators from the community. Hosted by Four Athens and the UGA Department of Computer Science.

  • ACC 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.

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

  • 7 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE!

    General Elections

    (Local Polling Places) Vote for statewide office. Last chance! 

Wednesday, November 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.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/athensartmusicperformance

    Athens AMP

    The first installment of Athens AMP (Art Music Performance) integrates four mediums into one show. This month features live music by Powerkompany with video projection, dance and sculpture.

Thursday, November 6

2 events

Events

  • 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

    7 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, November 7

2 events

Events

  • Four Athens

    5–9 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.

  • The Globe

    6 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Italian Wine Tasting and Pizza Pairings

    Sample wines from Italy's most iconic wine regions and taste in-house Neapolitan pizzas. 

Saturday, November 8

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.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Todd Lister (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $7–10. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars for Families

    Participants will explore the great beyond. This program's theme is "Sky Gazing." RSVP by Nov. 7.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Rock and Gem Show

     

    See gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities.

     

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8 a.m. $25–30. 608-828-8852, www.freetobreathe.org

    Athens Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk

    Join community members on a 5K run/walk for lung cancer research and a one-mile memorial walk for all fitness levels.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    Fix it Clinic

    Bring an item in need of repair like toys, clothing, electronics, small furniture or small appliances. Volunteers will help you fix it.

Sunday, November 9

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3859, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Events

    (Room 271) To celebrate the 2014 inductees of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, there will be a reading by Mary Hood (2 p.m.), a panel discussion featuring Alfred Uhry and Hood (4 p.m.), and a staged reading of Uhry's play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (7:30 p.m.).

Monday, November 10

2 events

Events

Tuesday, November 11

3 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.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    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. 

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

Wednesday, November 12

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.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • ACC Landfill

    10 a.m. FREE! letuscompost@gmail.com, www.letuscompost.com

    Let Us Compost Day

    Find out what's in the compost, how it works and how you can get free soil back.

Thursday, November 13

3 events

Events

  • ACC Recycling Facility

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

    Recycling Happy Hour

    Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and other electronic devices for free.

  • 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.

  • 1000 Faces Coffee

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.1000facescoffee.com

    1000 Faces Cold Brew Shakedown

    Local bartenders throw down to make the best cold brew cocktail. Light snacks provided.

Friday, November 14

3 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    Weaving for Sane Recyclers

    The ACC Recycling Division staff will teach coiled fabric basket making from plastic bags and fabric strips for 30 beginning weavers. Bring 1–2 yards of two-sided (1–2.5 inch wide) fabric strips.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.adprshareyourstory.wordpress.com

    ADPR Connection 2014: Share Your Story

    Students and professionals can share their stories at this networking event that includes a senior luncheon, workshops, a career fair and a mixer.

Saturday, November 15

3 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Todd Lister (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • 9 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    America Recycles Day and Don't Brush off Recycling

    (Southern Surplus, Bogart) Recycle your old and unused latex paint for free.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4–7 p.m. $15. economicjustice@bellsouth.net

    Justice Fest

    The Economic Justice Coalition's annual festival will include music by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Dr. Tawana Mattox, Outreach Director of DESTINED, Inc., is the featured speaker. Food is provided.

Tuesday, November 18

3 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.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    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. 

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

Wednesday, November 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.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

Thursday, November 20

1 event

Events

  • 8 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3512, www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (OmniSource Corporation, 590 Old Hull Rd.) Leaders in the Athens manufacturing and business community describe their efforts to reduce costs and natural resource consumption. Light breakfast will be followed by introductions, a presentation and a tour of the Hull Road facility. 

Friday, November 21

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

Monday, November 24

1 event

Events

Tuesday, November 25

3 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.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    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. 

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

Wednesday, November 26

2 events

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-338-8284

    Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

    (Bigger Visions Community Shelter) This event provides a Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, hungry, and needy families. Also provided will be winter wear, toiletries and haircuts to those in need. 

Friday, November 28

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.