COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, May 6

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Health Matters Summer Camp

    Participants take part in a variety of general day camp activities with a focus on physical health and nutrition. Ages 9–14. Monday–Friday, June 1–July 31, 1–4 p.m. $240. 706-613-3589

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.letuscompost.com

    Casey's Compost Storytime!

    Storytime programs this week will focus on the benefits of composting. Enjoy wormy stories and crafts!

Thursday, May 7

1 event

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.

Friday, May 8

1 event

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.

Saturday, May 9

8 events

Kidstuff

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    11 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. This month features Lyle the Crocodile as a special guest. 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.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Casey's Compost Storytime

    Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with a special story time on the benefits of composting. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Family Day: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts

    View the quirky and colorful work of Jay Robinson then experiment with gouache and watercolor to create an original work.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 a.m. $2–3. 706-613-3580

    Birds, Bears & Bagels

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Staff will lead a beginner level bird walk around the zoo and Birchmore Trail. Participants will have bagels and even prepare a few for the bears. Bring binoculars and a bird book if able.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Mother's Day Cards

    Participants will finger paint a flowery card for their mothers.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    May 9–10, 2 p.m. (ages 3–8), 3:30 p.m. (ages 9 & up). www.athenscine.com

    Best of New York International Children's Film Festival

    The festival presents a touring showcase of animate and live action short films from around the world.

Sunday, May 10

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Ciné Barcafé

    May 9–10, 2 p.m. (ages 3–8), 3:30 p.m. (ages 9 & up). www.athenscine.com

    Best of New York International Children's Film Festival

    The festival presents a touring showcase of animate and live action short films from around the world.

Monday, May 11

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, May 12

2 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, May 13

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

Thursday, May 14

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, May 15

2 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Home School Science: Citizen Science

    This winter series will focus on ways to participate in scientific research at home. For ages 4–18 and their chaperones.

Saturday, May 16

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.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $10–14. www.steffenthomas.org

    Chaotic Clay for Kids of Most Ages

    Make creations like pinch pot critters, a slab bowl or a coil vase.

Sunday, May 17

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, May 18

2 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.

Tuesday, May 19

3 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, May 20

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

Thursday, May 21

1 event

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.

Friday, May 22

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.

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org

    Afterhours Summer Reading Kick-off!

    Teens can pick up their summer reading log and celebrate with pizza and prizes. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

Saturday, May 23

2 events

Kidstuff

Tuesday, May 26

3 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, May 27

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

Thursday, May 28

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

Saturday, May 30

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Magic Show

    Magician, ventriloquist and puppeteer Keith Karnok performs.

  • 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.

Sunday, May 31

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.