COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, December 11

2 events

Kidstuff

  • The Natural Baby

    Events for Moms and Children

    Infant & Toddler Sensory Playgroup is for infants 4–12 months. $2/drop in, $5/month. Fridays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday Open Playgroup. Saturdays, 1–3 p.m. MOMs Playgroup. Dec. 6, 13 or 20, 1–3 p.m. Babywearing Lunch & Learn. Dec. 14 or 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. info@thenaturalbaby.com, www.thenaturalbaby.com

  • 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, December 12

4 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

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

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Stroller Walk

    Meet in the parking lot and get some fresh air in the company of other parents with young children. Mondays, 9:15 a.m. www.reblossomathens.com

  • Oconee County Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Visit with Santa

    Meet Santa and take a picture together.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    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. 

Tuesday, December 13

7 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, December 14

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Anime Club and PRISM

    Both clubs will combine for a holiday party featuring games, crafts, snacks and activities. Wear your most festive holiday pajamas. Grades 6–12.

  • Bogart Library

    Dec. 13, 12:15–1 p.m. & Dec. 14, 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Kids Holiday Crafts

    For age 8 and up.

Thursday, December 15

4 events

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Friday, December 16

4 events

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  • Lay Park

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

    Children can bring their flashlights and hunt for hidden candy canes. Cookies and cocoa will be provided. Ages 4–12. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Meet Kaitlin Bevis in celebration of Love & War, the fifth book in the teen fantasy series "Daughters of Zeus." 

  • ACC Library

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

    Afterhours

    Learn about spheros and eat pizza at the "Jingle Balls Sphero Challenge!" Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5–7.50. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Gingerbread Pals

    Participants will make a memory keepsake, sing songs and read a holiday story. Ages 2–4. 

Saturday, December 17

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    9–9:45 a.m. or 10-10:45 a.m. $5-8. 706-613-3580

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast, get a photo with jolly old St. Nick, make crafts and participate in holiday-themed activities.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9:30 a.m. $6–9. 706-613-3602, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Breakfast with the Grinch

    Dine with the Grinch, take photos and make a Whoville craft. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Hanukkah Craft Time

    Celebrate the season of lighs with crafts and stories. Ages 3–11. 

  • Entourage Warehouse

    6:30 p.m. www.entourageclothing.com

    Stan Mullins & Santa

    (Entourage Clothing, 2095 S. Milledge Ave.) Artist Stan Mullins will read from his illustrated children's book Codalino: A Shepard Dog's Little Tail. The book signing will be followed by milk and cookies with Santa. Attendees are encouraged to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Athens.

  • Bogart Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Cookie Decorating

    Decorate cookies to give to the Athens Homeless Shelter. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, December 18

2 events

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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Family Holiday Movie

    Bring the whole family in for a movie, crafts and popcorn.

Monday, December 19

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

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

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Stroller Walk

    Meet in the parking lot and get some fresh air in the company of other parents with young children. Mondays, 9:15 a.m. www.reblossomathens.com

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    4H Robotics

    The Madison County 4H presents a program on robotics. The RoboRaiders' "Lucky" is a robot that has participated in several state competitions.

  • Oconee County Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Visit with Santa

    Meet Santa and take a picture together.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    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. 

Tuesday, December 20

3 events

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Wednesday, December 21

3 events

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Thursday, December 22

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

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

    Lego Club

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

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Kids' Crafternoon

    Make a self-directed craft.

Tuesday, December 27

1 event

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Wednesday, December 28

1 event

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Saturday, January 7

1 event

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  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Nature's Trading Post

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