COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, April 1

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Get a photo list at the front desk and email the completed list with photos to oconeelibrary@gmail.com. Everyone who completes the list wins a prize. The Grand Finale will be on Apr. 29, 6 p.m. 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. 

  • House Electric

    10–11 a.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    Kids can hear stories and take Easter pictures with Grandmother Goose.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Young Adult Photography Class

    Learn pro tips for taking photos using a cellphone or iPod. Ages 11–18.

  • ACC Library

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

    Money Smart Meeting

    Work together to create and market a product to sell in the Library Store. If it makes $75 in sales, there will be a pizza party. Ages 11–18.

Thursday, April 2

3 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.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10–11 a.m. $3–5. 706-613-3602

    Thursday Tea with Mr. Bunny

    Ages 3–5 can sip tea, get photos with Mr. Bunny and make their own craft. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

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

    Dewayne Reynolds

    Enjoy a show with magic, music and balloon artistry as part of the library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten series.

Friday, April 3

3 events

Kidstuff

Saturday, April 4

9 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    11 a.m. FREE! www.friendsoffivepoints.org

    Five Points Easter Egg Hunt

    Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old.

  • Memorial Park

    9–9:45 a.m. or 10–10:45 a.m. $5–8. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Breakfast with the Bunny

    Breakfast, crafts, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call to register.

  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Easter Egg Hunt

    A traditional egg hunt with crafts and a bounce house. For Kindergarten–5th grade.

  • Lay Park

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Easter Egg-stravaganza

    A traditional hunt for eggs with candy and prizes inside. For toddlers through fifth grade.

  • 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.

  • Southeast Circle Park

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3991

    Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

    Participants at this co-ed clinic will run drills and learn basic skills. All levels welcome. Ages 7–14. Registration required.

  • Southeast Circle Park

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3991

    Lacrosse Clinic

    Participants at this co-ed clinic will run run drills and learn basic skills. All levels are welcome. Ages 7–14. Registration required.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! 706613-3580

    Rock and Roll Easter Egg Hunt

    Toddlers to age 12 can participate in a rock and roll themed egg hunt.

Monday, April 6

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 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

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $15–23. www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps

    Day Off School Program: Master Chef's Day

    Participants will learn nutrition facts, tips for measuring and how to pair certain spices for fantastic flavors. Ages 6–12.

Tuesday, April 7

4 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, April 8

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. 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. 

  • Oconee County Library

    April 7 & 8, 2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Learn to Knit

    Learn the basics of knitting. All materials are provided. Registration required. Participants must attend both classes. Ages 9–13.

Thursday, April 9

3 events

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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! callan@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: Piero Lerda

    Teens ages 13–18 can create their own colorful mixed media works of art inspired by the art of Piero Lerda.

  • ACC Library

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

    1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    Josie S. Bailey presents original stories through body movement, dialects and colorful garments.

Friday, April 10

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Crafternoon: Paper Flowers

    Learn to make paper flowers using upcycled books. Adults and children 10 and older. 

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Afterhours: Extreme Scavenger Hunt

    Go on an extreme scavenger hunt after the library closes. Pizza will be served before the search. Registration required. Ages 11–18.

Saturday, April 11

3 events

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.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Library Birthday Party

    Celebrate the library's 102nd birthday with a puppet show performance and a slice of birthday cake.

Sunday, April 12

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.

Monday, April 13

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, April 14

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, April 15

3 events

Kidstuff

  • 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. 

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Wee Walk Through the Zoo

    Zoo staff lead this guided walk to learn animal names, explore the Reptile House and meet a snake up close. Ages 3–5 with a parent.

Friday, April 17

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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Native Languages and More

    Explore South America with stories, music, crafts and more. Recommended for third grade and up.

Saturday, April 18

6 events

Kidstuff

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Family Hiking Club

    Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.

  • 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 Symphony Orchestra

     

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

     

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Apr. 18 & 25, 9–12 p.m. $35–53. www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Kid's Chess Workshop

    Participants can design and create one-of-a-kind chess sets. Chess matches to follow. Ages 7–14.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Earth Day Celebration

    Kids are invited to explore the work of environmental artist Patricia Leighton, experiment with earth pigments and create a recycled hanging planter from a plastic bottle.

  • Four Athens

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. $93. www.fourathens.com

    Building Minecraft Mods with Java

    Students will learn the basics of Java and will leave class with a basic Minecraft mod completed. Ages 10–15.

Sunday, April 19

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, April 20

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.

Tuesday, April 21

2 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, April 22

2 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, April 23

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, April 24

2 events

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • 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, April 25

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, April 27

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, April 28

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, April 29

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, May 1

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.