COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, August 4

2 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 5

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 Colibri.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. (lesson), 7 p.m. (music). www.thefoundryathens.com

    Summer Jazz Jubilee

    Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week focuses on New Orleans jazz and features members of the Big Foot Brass Band. DanceFX will host a free one-hour swing lesson before the show.

  • St. Mary's Hospital

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    St. Mary's Produce Stand

    (Cafeteria Patio) Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in the Athens Land Trust's farmer network. 

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    "Guidance from Dreams"

    This open discussion allows for sharing spiritual experiences and discussing dreams.

Thursday, August 6

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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.

  • Your Pie

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/groups/YPNAthens

    Young Professionals Network

    Meet and mingle with other young professionals.

Friday, August 7

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Botanical Garden Friends First Friday

    Shop at the annual Friends Flea Market. This monthly event includes a full breakfast. RSVP by Wednesday.

  • Two Story Coffeehouse

    6–8 p.m. Free entry. www.catzip.org

    Campus Cats Silent Auction

    A silent auction will feature an original Pete the Cat painting by artist James Dean. Proceeds benefit Campus Cats. Food will be provided.

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    End of Summer Reading Masquerade Ball

    Participants in the YA Summer Reading Program are invited to the ball. Prizes for costumes and readers. DJ and food. Ages 11–18.

Saturday, August 8

10 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.

  • 8 a.m.–2 p.m. www.historicboulevard.com

    BouleYard Sale

    (Multiple Locations) Over a dozen houses in the Boulevard neighborhood are holding yard sales. An animal rescue and dog adoption fair will be held at White Tiger, and $2 yoga classes will be offered every half hour at 585 Nantahala Ave.  Proceeds benefit the Boulevard Neighbordhood Association. Check website for participating houses.

  • 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. This week celebrates tomatoes with a cooking demo, taste test and kid's activity. Live music by Larry Forte (8 a.m.) and Break Point (10 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

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

    Journey Through the Stars

    Attendees will learn about "Super Heroes of Space."

  • 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 live music. Every Saturday.

  • 10 a.m.–5p.m. FREE! www.extraspecialpeople.com/tug-of-love

    Tug of Love

    (ESP Jackson County Camp, Jefferson) Extra Special People host tug-of-war competitions. Watch teams of firefighters, policemen and other competitors pull each other through the mud to victory. The afternoon includes food, live entertainment, water slides, hay rides and games.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6:30 p.m. $25. www.samaritannega.org

    Lacy Camp's Retirement Party

    Celebrate the 30-year career of Lacy Camp, a family and marriage therapist who also served as the former executive director of the Samaritan Center, with a presentation, music and dinner. RSVP by Aug. 3.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-201-6859

    Health Fair

    (First AME Church) Screenings and exams range from breast health, prostate, hypertension, blood sugar, vision care and dental care. Call for schedule.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Food eTalk

    This interactive online program teached limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Sunday, August 9

2 events

Events

  • Historic Meeting House

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

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    Dr. Wilma Hutcheson-Williams, associate professor of education at Piedmont College, will be introduced by her husband, Steve Williams, a retired lawyer and teacher.  Proceeds benefit Children First, Inc.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

Monday, August 10

1 event

Events

Tuesday, August 11

3 events

Events

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/groups/athensdl

    Drinking Liberally

    Calling all lefties: beer and political talk. The local branch of the national Living Liberally organization meets the second Tuesday of each month.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 12

3 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 from Welfare Liners.

  • St. Mary's Hospital

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    St. Mary's Produce Stand

    (Cafeteria Patio) Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in the Athens Land Trust's farmer network. 

  • Nuçi's Space

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! 1-877-626-2748, www.musicares.com

    Free Dental Clinic

    MusiCares, Smile Programs and Nuci's Space are offering a day-long dental clinic providing dental screenings, teeth cleaning and x-rays to uninsured music professionals in need. Appointment required. Five years of industry experience or contribution to at least six commercially released recordings or videos is required.

Thursday, August 13

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. www.rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: "Summer Lovin"

    Hear eight-minute stories of summer lovin'.

Friday, August 14

1 event

Events

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

Saturday, August 15

7 events

Events

  • 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.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

  • 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.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    1–5 p.m. FREE! athensgapagans@gmail.com

    Psychic Faire

    Featuring $5 tarot readings, reiki healing, musical performances and more. Proceeds benefit Athens Pagan Pride Day 2015.

  • 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 live music. Every Saturday.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Food eTalk

    This interactive online program teached limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

  • 6 p.m. $35–45. 706-338-9301

    The White Linen Scholarship Gala

    (Marswood Hall, 3761 Mars Hill Rd., Watkinsville) In addition to college scholarships, the gala will make a donation to the Athens Latino Center's GED Program. Enjoy fine dining, poetry and dancing. Music will be provided by the Sounds of Motown Band. 

Sunday, August 16

2 events

Events

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

Tuesday, August 18

2 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 19

1 event

Events

  • St. Mary's Hospital

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    St. Mary's Produce Stand

    (Cafeteria Patio) Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in the Athens Land Trust's farmer network. 

Thursday, August 20

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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 Foundry

    $60 (individual), $100. couple. www.athensbgca.com

    Summer Soirée

    Mercedes-Benz of Athens presents a soirée to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens. Sample different wines, hear live music, snack on food from local vendors and bid on items in an auction.

Friday, August 21

2 events

Events

Saturday, August 22

5 events

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m. $3-5. www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    5th Annual Dirty Dance Party

    A family-friendly event including food vendors, a silent auction, dancing and hula hooping. All proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

  • 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.

  • 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 live music. Every Saturday.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Food eTalk

    This interactive online program teached limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Sunday, August 23

3 events

Events

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    Aug. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 10–6 p.m. Aug. 15 & 22, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 16 & 23, 12–4 p.m. $10 (Aug. 13), 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. Aug. 13 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 23, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $20.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! indiesouthfair@gmail.com

    Indie South Fair Pop-Up

    (Broad 9A, 160 Tracy St.) Indie South Fair and The Broad Collective host an indoor pop-up market featuring over 20 artists from the Athens area, a DJ and a jump house for kids.

Monday, August 24

1 event

Events

Tuesday, August 25

2 events

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 26

1 event

Events

  • St. Mary's Hospital

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    St. Mary's Produce Stand

    (Cafeteria Patio) Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in the Athens Land Trust's farmer network. 

Thursday, August 27

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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 28

2 events

Events

  • Georgia Square Mall

    12-4 p.m. FREE! www.publichealthathens.com

    Public Health Awareness

    (Food Court) The Clarke County Health Department provides information on public health with handouts and giveaways.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Join the Athens Showgirl Cabaret for a Back to School Show. Divas include Kellie Divine, Alice Divine, Jenn Sparx, Ms. Lori Divine, Sasha Nicole Stephens-Jones, Daniella Vess, Dakota Bruce, Dee Lishous, Semaj and Onyx Coxring.

Saturday, August 29

4 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    8–11 p.m. $25. www.project-safe.org

    Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

    Take a trip through the decade that taste forgot. This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 live music. Every Saturday.

Sunday, August 30

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

Tuesday, September 1

1 event

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 2

1 event

Events

  • Broad 9A

    7–9 p.m. $5. www.broad9a.com

    Creative Club

    Part workshop, part TED-style talk, part happy hour, Creative Club is an opportunity to pick the minds of local professionals. This month's featured speaker is chef and entrepreneur Peter Dale, who will discuss his background and lead a Q&A.

Thursday, September 3

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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, September 4

1 event

Events

  • 8 p.m. $15 (registration), $5 (parking). alexa@pineapple-pr.com

    Labor Day Twilight Paddle

    (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) Take a relaxing paddle around Lake Marbury and hear about the history of the old fort. Register in advance.