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Thursday, September 29

4 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Keep Calm and Color

    Adults can relax by coloring. Materials provided.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Startup Stories

    Four Athens presents comedian, entrepreneur and author Paul Ollinger, who was also an early Facebook employee. Ty Frix, a local health tech startup founder and former UGA football player, and Kristi Frank, a current UGA student and owner of Clutch Creations, will also share stories.

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensjobfair.com

    Athens Job Fair and Career Expo

    Meet over 30 employers who are seeking full-time and part-time help.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    1 p.m. FREE! www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com

    Award Ceremony

    The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band has selected student Charlie Ye to participate in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Friday, September 30

5 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Featuring Kellie Divine, Alice Divine, Jenn Sparx, Jennifer Smilez, Kai Hudson, Tabby LaRasa, Lucy Plenty, Daniella Vess and more.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Keep Your Seats Everyone...The Redcoats are Coming!" is an exhibition celebrating the marching band's 110th anniversary through memorabilia, photographs, uniforms and sheet music. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9:30 p.m. $12. www.sobrewco.com

    Percentage Night

    Part of the proceeds will benefit the Athens Humane Society. Live music by Dixieland Five.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! uown.org

    Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit

    (Room 285) Scientists, policymakers and other community activists will give presentations on research and policy needs regarding the watershed. Light meals will be provided.

  • Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Baxter Street Bookstore. Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Myers Quad. 1:30–4:30 p.m. at Creature Comforts Brewery.

    Pancake Selfie Express

    (Various Locations) Tailgaters can get their selfie laser-printed on a pancake. 

Saturday, October 1

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, crafts and live music. Live music.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9 a.m. (wheelchair start), 9:15 a.m. $20–25. www.active.com

    Athens Heritage Lions Club: Roll, Walk, Job, Run 5K

    Proceeds benefit a transportation program being started by Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

  • The Foundry

    10 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    Graduate Athens Tailgate Village

    This tailgate includes food, a beer garden, photobooth, cornhole tournament, activities for kids, games and a screening of the football game.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Baxter Street Bookstore. Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Myers Quad. 1:30–4:30 p.m. at Creature Comforts Brewery.

    Pancake Selfie Express

    (Various Locations) Tailgaters can get their selfie laser-printed on a pancake. 

Sunday, October 2

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5:15 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    108 Sun Salutations

    Celebrate the change of season with a Sun Salutation of 12 linked yoga poses.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $25. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Pickin' for Peace

    Featuring live music by the Randall Bramblett and a silent auction with over 100 items. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Conflict Center.

Monday, October 3

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.

  • 6–8 p.m. $20. tastesjes.eventbrite.com

    Taste of South Jackson

    (South Jackson Elementary School, 1630 New Kings Bridge Rd.) The evening will include seasonal samples from local chefs, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the South Jackson Farm to School program.

Tuesday, October 4

3 events

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. www.buffalos.com

    Western Square Dancing

    With Randy Ramsey.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Vice Presidential Debate Viewing Party

    Watch the candidates face off with live coverage projected in the BarCafé. 

  • Georgia Square Mall

    5 p.m. FREE! collegefactory.org

    Exploring Career Interests

    The College Factory will host a workshop to help future job hunters understand the different jobs and industries available. 

Wednesday, October 5

1 event

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.

Thursday, October 6

1 event

Events

  • Williams Urban Farm

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Athens Land Trust's 22nd Annual Meeting & Celebration

    (235 Northside Dr.) Join the ALT for a happy hour in the garden and tour of Williams Farm. The meeting will cover the past year's accomplishments as well as future plans.

Friday, October 7

1 event

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.

Saturday, October 8

8 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.

  • The Classic Center

    12–6 p.m. FREE! www.athhalf.com

    AthHalf Health and Fitness Expo

    The expo includes bargains on running and fitness merchandise, free samples of nutrition and demonstration of fitness products and various exhibits related to running, walking and overall wellness. Register to run or pick up your bib and shirt if already registered.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9–11 a.m. samm@aidsathens.org

    2016 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by participating in a three-mile walk through downtown. AIDS Athens provides treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care and clinical research.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $15. www.athensfolk.org

    32nd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Oct. 9, 2–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Garden Railroad Trains Exhibit

    Dr. Maurice Snook shares a display of model trains.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. $12. www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence Fall Fundraiser

    Enjoy games, primitive skills demonstrations, crafts made from natural materials, kid-friendly brewery tours, music, a silent auction and storytelling. Donations benefit Wild Intelligence.

  • ACC Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensforeveryone.com

    NE Georgia Healthcare Policy Summit

    Athens for Everyone hosts a forum on healthcare policy with panelists including Dr. Charles Peck, Whitney Griggs, O.J. Booker and Spencer Frye.

Sunday, October 9

6 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Friends First Friday

    Connie Cottingham and Mike Sikes speak about their favorite bulbs. Presented by Friends of the Garden.

  • 7:30 a.m. $80–90. www.athhalf.com

    7th Annual AthHalf

    (Begins on Washington St.) The course runs past major city landmarks with a victory lap through UGA's Sanford Stadium and a finish line in the Tate Center parking lot. Live bands play every mile.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    3 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.achfonline.org

    Heritage Walking Tour

    David Bryant will lead a tour of the Pulaski Heights Historic Neighborhood.

  • Ashford Manor

    3–6 p.m. $45–55. www.ocaf.com

    17th Annual Fall Wine Fest

    (Watkinsville) The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation presents a festival with representatives of nearly 40 wineries, breweries and restaurants. A silent auction features travel packages, original artwork and more.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Fall Seed Swap

    Clean out your garden and bring seeds and plants to share with other gardeners. 

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Oct. 9, 2–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Garden Railroad Trains Exhibit

    Dr. Maurice Snook shares a display of model trains.

Tuesday, October 11

2 events

Events

Friday, October 14

3 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Keep Your Seats Everyone...The Redcoats are Coming!" is an exhibition celebrating the marching band's 110th anniversary through memorabilia, photographs, uniforms and sheet music. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 6 p.m. FREE! www.homecoming.uga.edu

    UGA Homecoming Parade

    The annual parade is led by the Redcoat Band and features appearances by UGA cheerleaders, athletes and other Athens dignitaries.  

  • 7 p.m. FREE! www.roseofathens.org

    Rose of Athens Open House

    (150 Fritz Mar Lane) Check out Rose of Athens' new space. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 15

2 events

Events

Sunday, October 16

2 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–8 p.m. $35. www.myathensis.com

    Taco Takedown

    My Athens and Terrapin present a battle of the barbacoa at which local restaurants will compete in creating the best tacos. Terrapin will pour a special Habanero Rye Pale Ale for the occasion, which also features music and a display of taco-inspired art.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    3–5 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    Boo-le-Bark on Boulevard

    125 costumed dogs and their handlers will walk through the Boulevard neighborhood ending at Jittery Joe's Roaster. Post-parade festivities include music, a pet photo booth, a reading of Edgar Allan Poe poetry and more. Part of Poe-tober.

Wednesday, October 19

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8 p.m. FREE! rbrl.blogspot.com

    Presidential Debate

    (Room 271) Watch the candidates go toe-to-toe on the big screen. Dr. Paul Gurian, associate professor of political science at UGA, will introduce the debate and facilitate discussion.

Thursday, October 20

1 event

Events

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/harvest

    Harvest Festival

    Celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as beekeeping, soap making, quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing and more.

Friday, October 21

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    5:30 p.m. lightthenight.org/ga

    Light the Night Walk

    There will be food and festivities before the 1.8 mile walk which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Saturday, October 22

6 events

Events

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (ceremony), 9:30 a.m. (walk). www.alz.org/walk

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Start, join or support a team in the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    4-9 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingartscentre.net

    India in Athens

    The evening will include Indian food, music, fashion and the art of Mehndi. Proceeds benefit Embracing the World.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    10 a.m.–10 p.m. www.crispyprintz.com

    Transpectacle

    The event includes live paintings by 12 local and regional muralists, live art installations, art vendors, art cars, food from Preserve and coffee from Jittery Joe's. Live music by Reverend Tribble and the Deacons, Casper and the Cookies, Cledus Jeremiah Jones and more.

  • The Classic Center

    6–9 p.m. $40. 800-561-9068, 706-206-3154

    50 Shades of Pink Affair

    Guests are asked to wear semi-formal pink attire. Proceeds benefit the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

  • Buffalo's Café

    12 p.m. buffalos.com

    Arm Wrestling Tournament

    Win prizes.

Monday, October 24

1 event

Events

  • 6–8 p.m. www.greeneccoc.org

    Taste 'n' Jam

    (Downtown Greensboro) Sample food and drink from local restaurants. Live music by The Jake Bartley Band. 

Wednesday, October 26

1 event

Events

  • Miller Learning Center

    3–6 p.m. FREE! prelaw.uga.edu

    UGA 2015 Law School Fair

    (4th Floor) Prospective law students can meet with recruiters from more than law schools across the country.

Saturday, October 29

4 events

Events

  • 6 p.m. (pre-party), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Hull St. and Hancock 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. See story on p. 8.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • 3–8 p.m. $10. anewhopesanctuary.org

    Halloween at A New Hope

    (A New Hope, 64 Yeargin Ct., Winterville) The family-friendly event features tours of the sanctuary, spooky crafts and the chance to meet some of the animal residents.

  • Downtown Athens

    8:30–10 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    A Conspiracy of Ravens

    Wear your Edgar Allan Poe inspired costume to the Wild Rumpus parade. Part of Poe-tober.