COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, July 11

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8:30–10:30 p.m. $8–12. 706-613-3631, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreekpark

    Friday Night Paddles

    Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 12 & older. Pre-registration required.

  • ACC Library

    4–6 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.

  • ACC Library

    FREE! 1-800-527-8378, www.athenslibrary.org

    Free Kaplan Workshops

    "Test Strategies 101" is from 9:30–11 a.m., and "Which Test is Right for You" is 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $7–10/family. 706-613-3615

    Animal Appetites

    Learn what the animals of Sandy Creek eat and feed a few critters. Call to pre-register.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    11:30 a.m. FREE! avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com

    Super Duper Story Time

    Miss Rachel will read books and sing songs to kids in this new monthly story time scheduled for the second Saturday of each month. Children are invited to wear crazy accessories from the shop's dress up closet. For ages 7 & under.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3 p.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 installment's theme is "Red, White and Blue Stars." Pre-registration is required.

Monday, July 14

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. 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, July 15

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Drumming for Success

    Join Athens' multi-award winning percussion artist and youth program developer, Dr. Arvin Scott, as he teaches children about the art of drumming and rhythm.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Letter L Storytime

    Loiter in the library for lovely songs, stories and activities all about the letter L.

Thursday, July 17

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Experiment Station

    Drop in for a fun, self-directed activity. Every Thursday through July 24.

  • ACC Library

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

    Children's Summer Puppet Show

    This shadow puppet show is lively, full of music and fun for all ages.

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Teen French Fest

    Celebrate Bastille Day and learn about French culture. Sample French food, listen to French music and learn some French words. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration is required. 

Friday, July 18

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–7:30 p.m. $7–10/family. 706-613-3615

    Family Fishing

    This program is for all ages and takes place at the Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided.

  • Memorial Park

    8 p.m. $2. 706-613-3580

    Movie at the Zoo

    Enjoy The Lorax, crafts and an animal encounter. Families should bring blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray.

Saturday, July 19

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30-11:30 a.m. $5. 706-484-2862, www.rockeagle4h.org

    Saturday at the Rock: Canoeing Adventures

    Learn how to navigate a canoe around Rock Eagle Lake while exploring the native plants and animals. Families welcome. Call to register.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Picturing America

    Learn about the history of the United States from colonial times to the mid-20th century by looking at works of art in "Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art," then create your own work of art inspired by the exhibition.

Sunday, July 20

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    7–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3625

    Splashdown

    Celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing with a swim under the moon, crafts, music, astronomy activities, Moonpies and Tang.

  • ACC Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Monday, July 21

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie Mondays: Back to the Future

    For ages 11–18.

  • East Athens Community Center

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

    Moon Day

    Learn about the historic walk on the moon and watch a movie. For ages 6–12.

Tuesday, July 22

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Children's Puppet Show

    Join the library staff as they perform a puppet show.

Wednesday, July 23

6 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, July 24

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Experiment Station

    Drop in for a fun, self-directed activity. Every Thursday through July 24.

  • ACC Library

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

    Silly Sock Hop

    Wear your silliest socks, dance and play games. Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.

Friday, July 25

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Drop-in Play

    Play with age-appropriate toys and meet new friends. Ages 1–3.

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Comic Con at Your Library

    Celebrate comic and pop culture characters with face painting, photo booths, games and costume contests. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, July 26

3 events

Kidstuff

Monday, July 28

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. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oconee County Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie Mondays: E.T.

     

    For ages 11–18.

     

Tuesday, July 29

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For 6–12 graders.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 30

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, July 31

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

    Enjoy a trivia contest in honor of "The Boy Who Lived." Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.

  • 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Harry Potter's Birthday Party

    Dress up as your favorite character for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy trivia, wand-making crafts and Potter-themed snacks. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration required.

Monday, August 4

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

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

Tuesday, August 5

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Saturday, August 9

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

Monday, August 11

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

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