COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, July 31

1 event

Kidstuff

Saturday, August 1

2 events

Kidstuff

Sunday, August 2

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 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.

Monday, August 3

5 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.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    End of SRP Cos-Rave

    Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a cosplay rave. Deck out in your finest fandom attire and dance the night away. Glow-in-the-dark accessories and pizza provided.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Watermelon Fun Day

    Celebrate National Watermelon Day with a juicy slice and a seed spitting contest.

Tuesday, August 4

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Little STEM Scientists

    Have fun with hands-on science experiences. Dress for mess. Kids under eight years old will need help from an adult.

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

  • ACC Library

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

    How to Draw Superheroes

    Robert Brown, a local comic book know-it-all and art instructor, will help you out. Registration required. Ages 11–18.

Wednesday, August 5

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, August 6

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $5 (for pizza). 706-613-3623

    Teen Cartoon Illustrator's Club

    Cartoonist Robert Brown leads an informal gathering for teens who like to draw anime and cartoons. For ages 12 & up.

Friday, August 7

1 event

Kidstuff

Saturday, August 8

6 events

Kidstuff

  • Hilsman Middle School

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-548-7281, nixme@clarke.k12.ga.us

    Hilfest

    Students of Hilsman Middle School can meet their teachers, visits booths and enjoy entertainment.

  • 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.

  • Four Athens

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. www.fourathens.com

    Create a Webcomic with HTML & CSS

    Students will learn to use images, colors and words to craft a story and publish in the digital age. Ages 12–15.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Furry, Fluffy Felt Fun

    The Georgia Museum of Art presents a workshop on felt-making. Use sheep's fleece to make your own objects. Recommended for families with children ages 6–14. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

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

    Puppet Show

    Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with "The Reluctant Dragon," performed by David Stephens.

Monday, August 10

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • 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, August 11

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 12

4 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 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

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

  • Four Athens

    1–5 p.m. $49. www.fourathens.com

    3D Story Course

    Students will create their own adventure story using the Alice programming environment. Ages 10–15.

Friday, August 14

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4 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.

Saturday, August 15

4 events

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four Athens

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. www.fourathens.com

    Play Music with Your Computer

    Students will learn how to use advanced HTML5, Javascript and CSS development techniques to turn their browser into a musical instrument. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Family Day: Back to School

    Get ready for the new school year by decorating a pencil case and notebook. 

Sunday, August 16

3 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    All day. FREE! 706-795-5597

    National Tell a Joke Day

    Stop by and share your favorite joke. Make the staff laugh and get a sweet treat!

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    2:30–4:30 p.m. www.athica.org

    Kids Workshop

    Local artist and educator Hope Hilton leads a workshop for kids based on the gallery's current exhibit, "Emerges VIII."

Monday, August 17

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, August 18

4 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, August 19

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, August 20

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $5 (for pizza). 706-613-3623

    Teen Cartoon Illustrator's Club

    Cartoonist Robert Brown leads an informal gathering for teens who like to draw anime and cartoons. For ages 12 & up.

Friday, August 21

2 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. 

  • 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.

Saturday, August 22

1 event

Kidstuff

Sunday, August 23

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, August 24

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, August 25

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 26

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

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

Thursday, August 27

2 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio

    Teens will explore the politically engaged work of Mexican printmakers in the exhibition "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte" then experiment with printmaking techniques. Pizza and drinks provided.

Saturday, August 29

2 events

Kidstuff

Monday, August 31

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.