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Saturday, September 20

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $5. 706-484-2881, lmkent@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Nature Sketching

    Learn to sketch your natural surroundings with local artist and educator Rick Espelage. Registration is required. Supplies will be provided.

Sunday, September 21

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, September 22

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, September 23

3 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 ages 8–18.

  • 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.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet Middle Grade Author Lou Anders

    Anders celebrates his first book, Frostborn, a Nordic-inspired fantasy adventure filled with humor, dragons, trolls and the escapades of two young best friends.

Wednesday, September 24

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, September 25

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Jammers

    Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.

  • 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.

  • Lay Park

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay

    Super Heroes Unite

    Triumph over evil by making your own comic book, dressing up as your favorite hero and eating snacks. For ages 6–10. RSVP.

Friday, September 26

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

  • ACC Library

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

    Japanese Storytime

    Bilingual program led by volunteers from UGA’s Japan Club. Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based activities. All ages.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

Sunday, September 28

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615, scncinc@gmail.com

    Pie Day

    Celebrate the center's 41st anniversary with homemade pies, quiches, cobblers, activities, music, games and more. RSVP by Sept. 19.

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, September 29

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

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

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Family Movie Night

    Bring the whole family for this month's screening of a new G or PG-rated movie.

Tuesday, September 30

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3:15–4:15 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 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

Thursday, October 2

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $9-14. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

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

  • 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, October 3

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

Saturday, October 4

2 events

Kidstuff

  • The Church at College Station

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! admin@chuchatcs.com

    Family Fun Day

    The church hosts a family-oriented event for kids of all ages. There will be inflatables, games, music and free BBQ. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 76-795-5597

    Meet the Author: Jenny Burke

    Local author Burke will sign copies and read from The Dragon Dreamer, a young adult science fantasy with action and adventure.

Tuesday, October 7

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $3–5. 706-613-3601, www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Pre-School Pumpkin Pals

    Get ready for Halloween with a pumpkin-themed craft, pumpkin-based snacks, games and even a visit from the Great Pumpkin! Ages 3–5. Registration required.

Thursday, October 9

2 events

Kidstuff

Friday, October 10

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

Saturday, October 11

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Athens Academy

    9:30 a.m. (registration). 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $15-30. www.active.com

    The Omni Dawg Crawl

    An obstacle course race open to children ages 4-13. Includes games, prizes, t-shirts, a raffle and educational information from local health professionals on healthier lifestyles for families. Proceeds will benefit Athens Regional Diabetes Education Services. Registration required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Family Day: Art and Music

    Learn how art and music intertwine by exploring the exhibitions "Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene" and "The... of E6," part of Athens Celebrates Elephant 6, then head down to the classroom and make your own band poster.

  • Northeast Georgia RESA

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20. 706-742-8292, www.oconeeriver.gystc.org/saturday-science

    Saturday Science

    Students will explore forces, flight and aerodynamics through a variety of activities including the construction of water bottle rockets, parachutes, rotors and more. Registration required. Ages 8–12.

Friday, October 17

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589