COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, September 18

5 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.

  • Heritage Park

    Sept. 17–18, 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. FREE! (ages 13 & under), $16–21. www.gotothecircus.com

    Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars

    (Farmington) The "World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top" continues its tradition of performances by clowns, acrobats, exotic animals and more. 

  • 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.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

    6 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeoffroad.com

    Off-Road Night

    Celebrate jeeps, trucks and great friends. There will be raffle tickets, giveaways and food vendors.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu

    Taking Action For Animals in Georgia

    (Room 213) Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Discuss animal protection issues with Debra Berger, Georgia State Director for The Humane Society of the United States.

Friday, September 19

5 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    1–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    OLLI Back to Class Bash

    Find out what OLLI@UGA has to offer adults age 50 and older. Classes range from antiques to opera, climate change to Confucian culture, and the American discovery trail on foot to spine and pelvic health. Travel-study programs and special interest clubs, too.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Where's t' Hidden Treasure

    Participants can go on a geocache hunt or follow an old fashioned treasure map. Everyone should dress like a pirate.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7–11 p.m. FREE! www.bandswap.org

    SynchroniCITY at bandSWAP

    Colorado non-profit SpokesBUZZ partnered with Athens to bring BandSwap to town. This networking event for local musicians and industry folks includes a panel on Making Indie Touring Work with David Barbe (UGA Music Business Program), Alyssa DeHayes (Riot Act Media, Arrowhead Records), Andrew Rieger (Elf Power, Orange Twin Records), Mike Turner (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records) and Coley Dennis (Maserati, Caledonia Lounge). RSVP. Live music by Eldren. See Story on p. 11.

Saturday, September 20

9 events

Events

  • Memorial Park

    7:30–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $8. www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Peavine Creek and calling by Janet Sheperd.

  • 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 Paul Lombard (8 a.m.) and Welfare Liners (10 a.m.).

  • 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, yoga (11 a.m.) live music 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.

  • Main St.

    4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-467-9306

    Rock and Roll Classic Car Cruise-In

    (Greensboro) See classic cars from the pre-'50s, muscle cars from the '60s and '70s, and a variety of sports cars. Live music by Blind Driver.

  • Oconee County Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Ken Dious Meet and Greet

    The Oconee County Democratic Committee welcomes 10th District United States Congressional candidate Ken Dious of Athens. Mr. Dious is the Democratic nominee running against Republican nominee Rev. Jody Hice.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    12–3 p.m. FREE! www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence Meet and Greet

    Meet the staff of Wild Intelligence and learn about their new plans and programs. Activities will be provided for children and refreshments will be available for purchase.

  • Athens, GA

    11 a.m. $132.87. 917-613-0741, www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org

    People's Climate March

    A bus will depart from Athens to take activists to the People's Climate March held on Sept. 21 in NYC. Riders return on Monday morning. Call or visit website for trip details.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    All day. www.grindhouseburgers.com

    One Year Anniversary

    Celebrate Grindhouse's anniversary with live music, drink specials, an eating contest, prizes, trivia and a dunk tank.

Sunday, September 21

2 events

Events

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    1 p.m. $20–25. 706-260-8436, www.athenscaninerescue.com/run-your-tail-off, www.active.com

    Run Your Tail Off

    Participate in a 5K and a 2K Dog Walk. Proceeds benefit the Athens Canine Rescue. 

  • YMCA

    2-5 p.m. $10-25. www.juniorleagueofathens.org

    Bookin' It Character Crawl

    Dress up as your favorite book character and take part in a costume parade. Activities include a 100-meter dash for all ages and a 400-meter dash for adults. Proceeds benefit The Junior League of Athens, an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through leaders.

Monday, September 22

1 event

Events

  • The Georgia Club

    12:30-8 p.m. $100. 706-201-4640, www.breadforlifeathens.org

    Golf Classic Benefit Bread for Life

    The Bread for Life annual Golf Classic tournament includes lunch, beverages, dinner and awards. Registration required. 

Tuesday, September 23

6 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $15. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting

    Kurt Galloway of ABC Package presents wines from importers Peter Weygandt and Robert Kacher. Includes samples of wine wines and snacks.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–5 p.m. FREE! www.cls.uga.edu

    Volunteer Fair

    (Grand Hall) Over 50 organizations and agencies will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, September 24

2 events

Events

Thursday, September 25

3 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Friday, September 26

3 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • The Melting Point

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $55. www.athensareacancerauxiliary.org

    Toast of the Town

    The Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary present a fundraiser to support local cancer organizations. Tickets include dinner, drinks, an auction, a photobooth, signature glasses and admission to a concert featuring the Atlanta Allstars.

  • 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.

Saturday, September 27

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, yoga (11 a.m.) live music 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.

Tuesday, September 30

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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Wednesday, October 1

2 events

Events

Thursday, October 2

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.

  • The Classic Center

    8:30 a.m. (breakfast), 9 a.m. (program). vbanks@visitathensga.com

    Athens CVB Annual Meeting

     

    The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau will host area hospitality industry representatives. The local tourism industry will gather to celebrate the importance of tourism and the contributions of the workforce. RSVP by Sept. 22. 

     

Friday, October 3

3 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Arts in the Garden

    Connie Cottingham talks about the many alliances formed that bring concerts, drama, sculpture, classes, exhibits and art competitions to the garden. The Circle Ensemble will perform Romeo and Juliet. Includes a full breakfast.

Saturday, October 4

1 event

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, yoga (11 a.m.) live music and more.

Tuesday, October 7

1 event

Events

  • 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. 

Wednesday, October 8

3 events

Events

  • 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.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! oxford@uga.edu

    UGA vs. Oxford Union Debate

    UGA debates the Oxford Union Debate Society on "Resolved: On Balance, United States Drone Strikes Enhance its National Security Objectives."

Thursday, October 9

1 event

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.

Friday, October 10

1 event

Events

  • Nuçi's Space

    5:30–10 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    Anniversary Party

    Nuci's Space celebrates its 14 anniversary with live music by Old Smokey, a silent auction and complimentary refreshments.

Saturday, October 11

4 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m. FREE! $20. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival

    A number of specialty casts to soothe your taste buds, plus representatives from hop farms on hand to discuss the differences between homebrewing and professional brewing. Includes live music, food and an artisan market. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Alliance.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8:30–11 a.m. $15. www.aidsathens.org

    Athens Annual AIDS Walk

    Walk to help raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS-related services and prevention in Northeast Georgia.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    8 a.m. www.athenshabitat.com

    The 6th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century

    A metric century ride that winds through scenic Clarke County with a 31-mile or 62-mile course option. A free family event including children's activities, food and music. Proceeds benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9–11 a.m. $15. 706-549-3730, www.aidsathens.org

    2014 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Athens provides treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care and clinical research.

Tuesday, October 14

1 event

Events

  • 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. 

Wednesday, October 15

1 event

Events

Thursday, October 16

1 event

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.

Saturday, October 18

1 event

Events

  • Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $10-15. www.shieldsethridgefarminc.com

    Black Pot Cooking Festival

    (Jefferson) Taste cooking the way it used to be with chicken and dumplings, turnip greens, cornbread and fruit cobblers, all cooked over an open fire. A ticket includes farm admission, meal, bluegrass music, and fun games and prizes for the kids. Live music by The Sunroom Gang and Mark Garrison and friends.

Sunday, October 19

1 event

Events

  • The Varsity

    1–4 p.m. FREE! $10 (car registration). www.friendsofadvantage.org

    6th Annual Friends of Advantage Cruise In & Children's Carnival

    Trunk or treating, games and costume contests for children, adults and pets. See classic and custom cars. Proceeds benefit Advantage Behavioral Health, which serves people living with mental illness, developmental disabilities or addictions throughout Northeast Georgia.