COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, September 2

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, September 3

4 events

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    5–6 p.m. FREE! www.ugacms.uga.edu

    UGA String Project Open House

    (Room 116) This open house and "instrument petting zoo" is an excellent opportunity for young students to meet project professors and try out stringed instruments. For students in 3rd–5th grade who play violin, viola, cello or bass.

  • 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 Ken Will Morton.

  • Half Moon Outfitters

    3–7 p.m. FREE! www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

    Chaco Footwear Fit for Adventure Tour 2014

    Celebrate summer with Chaco, giveaways, new products beer and live music by Sans Abri.

Thursday, September 4

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, September 5

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-9353, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Insectival

    Hear stories about how Insectival started, why there is a butterfly release and more. This monthly event includes a full breakfast. RSVP by Sept. 3.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • 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.

Saturday, September 6

7 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 Gym) No partner or experience necessary. Wear soft sole shoes. Home-baked goods at the break. Live music by Beverly Smith & Friends and calling by Deena Kushner.

  • 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.

  • East Athens Community Park

    2–6 p.m. FREE! 706-369-5714

    2nd Annual Athens Recovery Fest

    Includes free food, health screenings, free haircuts, face painting and a splash pad for the kids. Live music by Elite Tha Showstoppa, The Hobohemians and The Athens Band. Proceeds help people who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    4:30–7 p.m. $5 (ages 3–10), $10. www.clarkecountymentorprogram.org

    Splash Fest

    Water activities galore, plus games for all ages, live music, special guests and refreshments available from Your Pie and Lil Ice Cream Dude. Proceeds benefit the Clarke County Mentor Program.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    8-11 a.m. FREE! vintagewerkes@gmail.com

    Athens Cars & Coffee

    An event for car enthusiasts to bring their cars, kick tires and enjoy a cup of Joe. Classic cars and motorcycles are encouraged, but all vehicles are welcome.

  • 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 Caleb Keith (8 a.m.) and Dixieland 5 (10 a.m.). This week includes a Seedling Club educational activity for children.

Monday, September 8

1 event

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.

Tuesday, September 9

5 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.

  • The Classic Center

    6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.gaprobe.org

    Athens PROBE College Fair

    Meet reps from regional post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities and technical institutions.

  • 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, September 10

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 the Solstice Sisters.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7. www.meltingpointathens.com

    Rabbit Box: "Getting Schooled: Stories About Education"

    Locals share true-life stories. This installment's lineup includes stories by Ian Altman, Rachel Bailey, Larry Johnson, Joerg Mayer, Debbie Mitchell, Paul Quick, Ira Roth and Diana Umana.

Thursday, September 11

4 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.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    GLOBES Reception

    Join UGA faculty, staff and community supporters in celebrating Athens PRIDE weekend.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Bar

    8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athenspride.com

    GLOBES After Party

    Celebrate Athens PRIDE Week. Donations benefit GLBOES.

Friday, September 12

4 events

Events

  • Max

    10 p.m. $5 donation. www.athenspride.com

    Dragaoke

    Everyone's a star. Karaoke and drag performances hosted by DJ Lynn Carson. Part of Athens PRIDE weekend. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • 5 p.m. FREE! www.jugtavernfestival.com

    Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cook-off

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winter) Festival events include a BBQ cook-off, Dixie Cruisers Car Show and live entertainment.

  • The World Famous

    5–7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Happy Hour

    Celebrate Athens PRIDE Week with a drink or three.

Saturday, September 13

7 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7-10. 706-613-3615

    Journey Through the Stars for Families

    Participants will journey through the night sky and explore the great beyond. This month's theme is "A Day with Galileo." Pre-registration is required.

  • 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.

  • Crooked Pines Farm

    9 a.m. $10-30. 706-347-0274, www.naturallyacousticguitarshow.com

    The Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show

    Georgia's only guitar show offers a day full of performances, workshops, luthiers and collectors celebrating the acoustic guitar. Big Kev's BBQ on site all day. Live music includes MaCayla Cook (12:15 p.m.), Jimmy Robinson (12:45 p.m.) and Scott Baxendale (1:45 p.m.). Visit website to register for workshops.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenswaterfestival.com

    Athens Water Festival

    Learn about water as a natural resource through various interactive stations.

  • Aikido Center of Athens

    8-10 p.m. FREE! www.aikidocenterofathens.com

    Celebration & Ceremony for Aikido Center of Athens

    This celebration of the Aikido Center of Athens includes a potluck dinner, a ceremony of blessing for the center and a dance.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    22nd Annual Insect-ival

    This event features educational games, discovery stations, roach races, an active beehive and an insect tasting. The popular butterfly release takes place at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the International Garden. Ann Blum has compiled 18 puppet shows for this festival.

Sunday, September 14

3 events

Events

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $50. 706-338-8054, www.georgiafoodtours.com/farm

    Fall Agro Cycle Tour

    (Multiple Locations) Explore the path your food takes from farm to table. The 45-mile route visits Foster-Brady Farm, Darby Farms, Down to Earth Energy and William Harris Homestead.

  • Aikido Center of Athens

    1-3 p.m. $25. www.aikidocenterofathens.com

    Sound and Japanese Healing

    Learn about the medicine sounds of didgeroo, drum, and voice with John Farseer.

  • College Square

    2–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Festival

    This family-friendly event includes an artist showcase, vendors, community organization tables, commitment ceremony and a kids area. The Athens Showgirl Cabaret will present "Divas Under the Lights" at 6:30 p.m. Performer tips benefit Athens PRIDE.

Tuesday, September 16

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, September 17

1 event

Events

Thursday, September 18

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.

  • 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 19

2 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.

Saturday, September 20

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Sunday, September 21

1 event

Events

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

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, September 24

1 event

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

1 event

Events

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

1 event

Events

Thursday, October 2

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.