COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, February 27

2 events

Kidstuff

Saturday, February 28

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    This special storytelling program is preparation for National Education Association's Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for children everywhere to celebrate reading on Mar. 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time

    Miss Rachel reads to kids of all ages.

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5–8. www.mamabirdsgranola.com

    Princess Tea Party

    Dress to impress in royal attire. Prizes awarded. For ages 2–10. Register by Feb. 20.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie and a Muffin

    Children and their families can snack on muffins while watching an adaptation of Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Sunday, March 1

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    2:30–4:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athica.org

    As We Are: A Kids' Workshop

    Participate in a creative children's activity exploring identity and acceptance. Held in conjunction with the gallery's current exhibit by Bethany Collins, "As We Wish To Be." See Art Notes on p. 19.

  • 2 p.m. $5. www.youngunsclothingandmore.com

    Sunday Funday: Music

    (Young'uns Clothing & More, 100 Athens Town Blvd, Suite 1) Children can make their own instrument and play some music. 

Monday, March 2

7 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $3–5. 706-613-3602, www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings

    Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with all things rhythmic and whimsical. Registration required. For ages 3–5 and their parents.

  • Avid Bookshop

    12:45 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Dr. Seuss Birthday Special Story Time

    Read Dr. Seuss books, sing "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Seuss and celebrate reading.

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet middle grade author Mark Goldblatt in celebration of his new novel Finding the Worm

Tuesday, March 3

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, March 4

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, March 5

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $3-5. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Greg Christie has illustrated over 50 children's books including Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, Yesterday I Had the Blues, Love to Langston and Keep Climbing.

Friday, March 6

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10:30 a.m FREE! www.reblossomathens.com

    First Friday Storytime

    Miss Amy will read stories and sing songs.

Saturday, March 7

6 events

Kidstuff

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Special Needs & Quirky Kids Playgroup

    Familes with special needs children can connect and help one another. First Saturdays, 10 a.m. monira@reblossomathens.com, www.reblossomathens.com

  • Memorial Park

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

    Bears' Birthday Party

    Celebrate the birthdays of DJ, Athena and Yonah by watching them unwrap their presents and dive into an enrichment cake.

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5. www.athenskidsexpo.com

    Athens Kids Expo

    Activities include miniature golf, stories, songs, puppet shows, interactive booths and performances. All proceeds benefit the Wee Read Program for Oconee and Athens-Clarke Counties, which mails local children ages 5 & under one free, age-appropriate hardback book each month.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time

    Miss Rachel reads to kids of all ages.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Four Athens

    12–3 p.m. $49. www.fourathens.com/scratchkids

    Programming for Kids Using Scratch

    Students will learn the basic concepts of the Scratch programming language and leave class with a completed game. Laptop required. For ages 9–12.

Sunday, March 8

1 event

Kidstuff

  • 2 p.m. $5. www.youngunsclothingandmore.com

    Sunday Funday: Book Exchange & Story Time

    (Young'uns Clothing & More, 100 Athens Town Blvd, Suite 1) Bring a book to trade and hear some fun new stories during story time.

Monday, March 9

4 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Hour of Code

    In this workshop, participants will complete an Hour of Code challenge that will result in a playable jumper game. Ages 11–18.

Tuesday, March 10

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Tech Week Kickoff

    The kick-off starts with a tech craft and a huge piano participants can play with their feet. Ages 11–18.

Wednesday, March 11

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, March 12

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Bookworms

    Children 2 & under are invited for this early-literacy program full of stories, songs and playtime.

Saturday, March 14

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, March 16

4 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • Oconee County Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Learn to Draw a Comic

    Kyle Puttkamer, graphic artist of Galaxy Man and Hero Cats, offers a lesson and tips on how to draw a comic book. Ages 6–11.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

Tuesday, March 17

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, March 18

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, March 20

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7–9 p.m. $7–10/family. 706-613-3615

    Froggie Spring Fling

    Families are invited to learn about amphibians and search for newts, salamanders and frogs.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Saturday, March 21

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, March 23

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Tuesday, March 24

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, March 25

1 event

Kidstuff

Thursday, March 26

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Bookworms

    Children 2 & under are invited for this early-literacy program full of stories, songs and playtime.

Friday, March 27

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6:30 p.m. $7–10/family. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    The Hunt for Sasquatch

    Families will make traps, hear calls and have fun trying to find Bigfoot with Nature Center staff.

Saturday, March 28

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club: UGA Dance

     

    This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. Performances are designed especially for children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

     

Monday, March 30

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.