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ATHENS HALLOWEEN CAR RALLY (Athens, GA) Anyone can participate by decorating their vehicle and meeting in the far back of the Greenway parking lot across from Chicopee Dudley on E. Broad St at 4:30 p.m. for staging. The car parade will begin rolling at 5 p.m. to snake its way through neighborhood and downtown roads. Ideal places to spectate are Boulevard, Heirloom, Big City Bread, Automatic Pizza, Hi-Lo, The Grit, Little Kings, World Famous, Manhattan, Clocked and Flicker. Oct. 31, 5–6 p.m.

ATHENS HAUNTED HISTORY WALKING TOURS (Downtown Athens) Join historian Jeff Clarke for a one-hour walking tour of local haunts. Advance reservations required. $15. 706-521-2556

BOO! ATHENS HAUNTED PUB TOUR (Downtown Athens) Spooky stories will be told outdoors along a route that passes by several bars. A 10–15 minute break at each location will give attendees the option to venture in or wait outside. Costumes encouraged. Oct. 30–31, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. $125, $150/couple (includes a night at Hyatt Place, drink ticket, dinner coupon and parking). www.classiccenter.com

BUMPKINFEST 2020 (Southern Brewing Co.) Enjoy seasonal brews, live music by Quig & The Boys and DJ Osmose, socially distanced trunk-or-treating and a costume contest. Oct. 31, 2–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

EERILY FAMILIAR (The Cotton Press) The Canopy Repertory Company presents an aerial arts performance in the outdoor sculpture garden of the Cotton Press. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 1, 2 p.m. $6–20. www.canopystudio.org

FLAGPOLE’S CRUISE DOWN SPOOKY STREET (Athens, GA) Drive around the Boulevard neighborhood at your own leisure for an unusual tour of spirited homes. Houses will be decorated Oct. 26–30, 6:30–9 p.m. Vote for your favorite creepy, scary, spooky, spoopy and most traditional homes online at flagpole.com. Winners will be announced on Halloween

GRATEFUL PUMPKIN PAINT PARTY (International Grill and Bar) Visit for a step-by-step painting activity and fun giveaways. Registration required. Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. $35. subscribepage.com/grateful-pumpkin

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES (Various Locations) ACC Leisure Services is hosting various Halloween activities across Athens. Events include “Creepy Crafts” every Friday, “Drive Thru Boo on Oct. 22,” “Scary Movie Cinema” on Oct. 23, “Franken-tastic” on Oct. 28, “Play at Lay: Four Eyes Livestream” on Oct. 28, “Monster Mash Dance Class: Therapeutic Recreation Program” on Oct. 29, “Spooky Science Camp” on Oct. 30, “Spooktacular Day Off School Program” on Oct. 30 and “Mystery Ghost Hunt through Nov. 6. Visit website for descriptions, times and locations. www.accgov.com/halloween

TRICK OR TRASHERCISE (Athens, GA) Share a photo of yourself doing a litter cleanup in costume at #TrickorTrasherciseAthens and report your cleanup online with a photo attached. After you perform that cool trick, get a treat. Ages K–12. Through Oct. 31. www.accgov.com/aahcleanupreport

TRUNK OR TREAT (Athens YMCA Parking Lot) Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living Disabled Veteran’s Division presents its third annual event. Oct. 22, 5–7 p.m. (multiple time slots available). Costumes encouraged. For ages 13 & under. $2/child. 706-850-4025

VIRTUAL JACK-O-LANTERN JOG AND GOBLIN FUN RUN (Athens, GA) Participants can run independently from Oct. 24–31. Run in costume and email a photo to scncinc@gmail.com if interested. Proceeds benefit the Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc. Report your time at tiny.cc/JOJ5KTimes. scncinc@gmail.com

WILD RUMPUS (Athens, GA) This year’s activities encourage “rumpusing-in-place” with a socially distanced celebration. In addition to an online auction, the virtual “Wild Rumpus Halloween TV Special” will feature performances by Cindy Wilson, Pylon Reenactment Society, Pinky Doodle Poodle, White Rabbit Collective, Shehehe, Kxng Blanco and many more. on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Magical,” a virtual art show at tinyathgallery.com, features nearly 100 works by 46 local artists. www.wildrumpus.org

ZOMBIE FARMS (568 Smithonia Rd., Winterville) Zombie Farms is a haunted trail of unique horror sets with professionally trained scary actors, storytelling and more surprises. Check website for dates. $20–25. www.zombiefarms.com


ARTIST-IN-ATHICA RESIDENCIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Residencies provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Visit website for quarterly deadlines. www.athica.org/call-for-entries

ATHENS CREATIVE DIRECTORY (Athens, GA) The ACD is a new platform to connect creatives with patrons. Visual artists, musicians, actors, writers and other creatives are encouraged to create a free listing (using a desktop computer) before the new website launches. Make sure to include contact information, a description of work and an image. athenscreatives@gmail.com, athenscreatives.directory

CALL FOR ART (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) The “Small Works Inspired by Poetry Exhibition” seeks works in any media that visually respond to one of five provided poems. See website for submission guidelines. Deadline Dec. 1. $20–25 fee. www.ocaf.com

CALL FOR INTERNS (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA is seeking interns interested in development, social media, music, poetry, photography and gallery operation. Minimum five hours a week. College credit is available in coordination with department of study. Rolling deadline. athica.org/updates/internships

DEFIANCE AWARDS PROJECT (Morton Theatre) The Morton Theatre Corporation is accepting submissions for its new Defiance Awards Project, which will provide up to 10 cash awards of $500 to Black artists to support the creation and exhibition of short films or studio art that explore the Black Lives Matter movement and everyday experiences of Blacks in America. Deadline Oct. 31. board@mortontheatre.com

GREENWAY CALL FOR PUBLIC ART (Oconee Rivers Greenway) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway trail construction project. A site visit is scheduled for Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. Deadline Jan. 4 at 11:59 p.m. www.athensculturalaffairs.com

HOLLY DAZE (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) OCAF hosts its annual pop-up artist market early this year. Find seasonal decor, handcrafted items, ornaments and more. Oct. 30, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & Nov. 6–8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.ocaf.com

INDIE SOUTH HOLIDAY HOORAY (660 N. Chase St.) Indie South will host one of the largest artist markets in the region. Multiple booth options are available for a two-day outdoor craft fair. Market is held Dec. 12–13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.theindiesouth.com

OPEN STUDIOS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Studio members have access to spaces for painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and woodworking. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $65/month. nicholas.daglis@accgov.com

SOLO-DUO-TRIO (Ciné) ATHICA is seeking artists for exhibitions at its gallery and upcoming satellite location, Ciné. Proposals are considered on a rolling basis. www.athica.org/updates/solo-duo-trio-call


BREAD FOR LIFE JOB READY CLASSES (300 N. Thomas St.) Learn what it takes to be ready for the hospitality business by improving your job-ready skills. This eight-week training session provides hands-on training in kitchen prep, banquet service, event set-up and housekeeping. Begins Nov. 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. contact@breadforlifeathens.org, classiccenter.com/384/Bread-for-Life

DEDICATED MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS (Online) Weekly Zoom meditations are offered every Saturday at 8 a.m. Email for details. jaseyjones@gmail.com

F3 FREE MEN’S WORKOUT GROUP (UGA Intramural Fields Parking Deck) Bring your gloves and a buddy for a socially distanced workout. Saturdays, 7 a.m. www.f3classiccity.com

FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services hosts a diverse selection of activities highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events for adults and children. In-person and virtual programs are offered. Rolling registration is offered Saturdays through Nov. 28 for classes beginning two weeks later. www.accgov.com/leisure

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions. Email for the Zoom link. Second Friday of the month, 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net

SPANISH CLASSES (Athens, GA) For adults, couples and children. Learn from experts with years of professional experience. Contact for details. 706-372-4349, marinabilbao75@gmail.com, marina-spain-2020.squarespace.com

WATER JAR PAINTING WORKSHOP (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Art in History’s replica is an example of an Acoma Pueblo water jar. Learn about the history of the artifact, time period designs and motifs and decorating instructions. Nov. 21, 11 a.m. $20–25. www.ocaf.com

YAMUNA AND MORE (Elevate Athens, Online) Nia Holistic Fitness and Yamuna Body Rolling  are held on an ongoing basis. $20/class. Specialty classes range from self-care to Yamuna foot fitness and more.www.elevateathens.com

YOGA CLASSES (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) “Outdoor Yoga with Meg Brownstone,” every Sunday at 10 a.m. $5–10 suggested donation. “Trauma Conscious Yoga with Crystal,” every Thursday at 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. “Yoga for Well-being with Nicole Bechill,” every Saturday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration required. rubbersoulcollective@gmail.com, www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

ZOOM YOGA (Online) Rev. Elizabeth Alder offers “Off the Floor Yoga” (chair and standing) on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and “Easy on the Mat” yoga classes on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Ongoing classes are $5/class or $18/month. 706-612-8077, ommmever@yahoo.com


ANNUAL BIRDSEED SALE (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Order a variety of birdseed in multiple sizes and drive by the center to pick it up. Delivery is available for senior citizens and those who need it. Oct. 23, 3:30–5:30 p.m. and Oct. 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. www.accgov.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

THE ART OF SEATING LECTURE (Online) Diane DeMell Jacobsen presents a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design” at the Georgia Museum of Art. Oct. 21, 3 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) The market is open with safety precautions in place. Wear a mask, pre-order when possible, keep your family home and use cashless payments. Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net

ATHENS TO SAVANNAH RIDE (Begins at Jittery Joes Roaster) Participate on a two-day, 235-mile bike ride from Athens to Savannah, or do a virtual ride, run or walk and choose 10–235 miles. In-person ride held Oct. 23–24. Virtual held anytime before Oct. 25. $32–128. www.athenstosavannah.com

BREATHE (Online) UGA Theatre presents a multimedia work that focuses on social and political upheaval with an emphasis on action and “good trouble.” Actors will respond in real time using tweets, news articles and first-hand accounts. Live stream held Nov. 5–9 & 11–13, 8 p.m. www.ugatheatre.com/breathe

BROWN MEDIA ARCHIVE EVENTS (Online) UGA Libraries celebrates the 25th anniversary of its special collections with events that highlight the Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection’s contributions to media preservation, scholarship and filmmaking. Panel discussion with freelance filmmakers and footage archivists on Nov. 11, 7 p.m.facebook.com/BrownMediaArchivesPeabodyAwardsCollection

THE CRY BABY LOUNGE PRESENTS (Online) Eli Saragoussi hosts bimonthly shows using YouTube Premiere. Find The Cry Baby Lounge on Facebook. thecrybabylounge@gmail.com, bit.ly/TheCryBabyLounge

THE ERASURE OF BLACK HISTORY IN ATHENS (Little Kings Shuffle Club) This event includes a presentations on the potential West Downtown Hot Corner Historic District and Linnentown Project and screenings of Old South and Below Baldwin. Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. FREE! melissalinkathens@gmail.com

FLICKER DEADSTREAM (Flicker Theatre and Bar) Flicker hosts virtual shows every Thursday through November. Upcoming shows are Hotel Fiction and Garden Club (Oct. 22), Sacred Bull and Multiple Miggs (Oct. 29), T. Hardy Morris and Little Gold (Nov. 5), The Pink Stones and Palace Doctor (Nov. 12), Kalen & Aslyn and Seth Martin (Nov. 19) and Cicada Rhythm and Earle Grey (Nov. 26). Find Flicker on YouTube

FRUITCAKES (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions presents its final show of the season. Fruitcakes is a Christmas story about a young runaway finding forgiveness in his heart and the town of people nuttier than fruitcakes who help him find his way. Nov. 6–7 & 13–14, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 & 15, 2 p.m. $9–11. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

GONZORIFFIC UNDERGROUND MOVIE SHOW (Online) The annual event will be live streamed on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 at midnight. The show will be hosted from Ciné with new short films, interviews with filmmakers and an introduction by indie horror legend Debbie Rochon. youtube.com/gonzoriffic

HEARTS OF GLASS (Online) Watch a documentary about Vertical Harvest, a small business that combines high-tech local food production and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Stream the film between Oct. 30–30. Panel discussion Oct. 27, 4 p.m. showandtell.film/watch/uga

HIKES (Multiple Locations) “Autumn Splendor: Lakeside Loop Trail” is planned at Sandy Creek Park for Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. “Full Moon Hike” is planned at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. www.accgov.com/leisure

KUNSTMARKT: THE VIRTUAL HOLIDAY MARKET (Online) Originally designed to mimic a European holiday market, Kunstmarkt is an online series of events showcasing the work of local artists. Nov. 19–Jan. 2. www.steffenthomas.org

LIVE JAZZ (Porterhouse Grill) Enjoy dinner and some smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com

LIVE WIRE SUMMER EVENTS (Live Wire Athens) Wedding Industry Happy Hour is held every Wednesday from 5–6 p.m. Games of darts are held every Wednesday from 5–10 p.m. Fresh Garden Jam with live jamming is held every Thursday from 5–10 p.m. Love Music Live Stream offers bands streamed from the main stage every Friday 5-10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com/calendar

MILES FOR MENTORSHIP (Athens, GA) The Clarke County Mentor Program presents a virtual run, walk or bike during the month of October. www.runsignup.com/Race/GA/Virtual/MilesforMentorship

NORMALTOWN POTTERY OUTDOOR SALE (465 Belvoir Heights) Shop for pottery by Juana Gnecco and Nancy Green, soaps by Farmington Herbals, local honey by 3 Kings Honey and handmade masks by Ann Sears. Masks required. Oct. 24–25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

NOWHERE BAR LIVE (Online) Watch bands perform on stage through Facebook Live. www.nowherebarlive.com

OCTOBER EVENTS (Southern Brewing Company) Monday Night Trivia every Monday at 6 p.m. Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment is held every Sunday at 5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

POTTERY POP UP SALE (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Every two weeks, four new regional artists will be featured. Pottery by Martha Cook, Marise Fransolino, Glenn Dair, and Tom Homann Oct. 13–24; The Chappelles, Adrina Richard, Kathy Phelps, and Cindy Angliss Oct. 27–Nov. 7; November 10 – November 21: Nancy Green, Juana Gnecco, MInsoo Yuh, and Tripti Yoganathan Nov. 10–21. www.ocaf.com

SAM BURCHFIELD & CICADA RHYTHM (Classic Center) Enjoy a socially distanced show in the Classic Center’s Theatre. Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. www.classiccenter.com/tickets

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS (Multiple Locations) Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the festival includes virtual exhibitions,performances and events highlighting visual, literary and performing arts. Select units will host in-person performances and exhibitions that maintain social distancing. Nov. 4–20. www.arts.uga.edu

STAIRS, CHAIRS & SQUARES (Performing and Visual Arts Complex Quad) This is a playful site-specific dance piece performed outside of the Georgia Museum of Art and inspired by the exhibition “The Art of Seating.” Oct. 24, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

TAZIKI’S FALL BLOCK PARTY (Outside Between Taziki’s and The Grit) Enjoy live music by White Rabbit Collective and fun fall activities. Oct. 25, 2–5 p.m. athens@tazikiscafe.com

UNWORTHY REPUBLIC (Online) Avid Bookshop presents author Claudio Saunt (in conversation with the director of UGA’s Willson Center, Nicholas Allen) for Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

VOTING IN 2020: A DISCUSSION AND DOCUMENTARY SERIES (Online) The UGA School of Social Work presents a series about the past, present and future of voting. Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Jan. 27. danielle.breidung@uga.edu

WATER BOOK CLUB (Online) Seth M. Siegel discusses his book, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World. Nov. 19, 7 p.m. laurel.loftin@accgov.om


FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS (Sandy Creek Nature Center) “Critter Tales” is held Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. A Naturalist’s Walk will be held Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. www.accgov.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

SANTA AT THE MADISON-MORGAN CULTURE CENTER Schedule a photo with Santa. Dec. 4 & 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-342-4743, www.mmcc-arts.org

VOTING FOR KIDS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Families can either request a ballot online, pick one up curbside or come into the shop for in-person voting. Kids can vote for president, favorite dessert, favorite household pet and favorite superhero superpower. Through Nov. 3. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

Support Groups

ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP (Online) A safe and confidential space for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to connect with and receive support from other survivors. Mondays from 5:30–7 p.m. for 8 weeks starting Oct. 19. Please note the week of Thanksgiving will be skipped. Screenings are required to participate. 1-877-363-1912, www.northgeorgiacottage.org

AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit the website for a calendar of electronic meetings held throughout the week. www.ga-al-anon.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.org

RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for info about Zoom meetings. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoverydharma.org

SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) (Email for Location) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. www.athensdowntownsaa.com

Word on the Street

ABSENTEE BALLOTS (Athens, GA) Registered voters can request an absentee ballot before Oct. 30 for the Nov. 3 election through the Georgia Secretary of State’s online portal at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov

ACRONYM (Athens, GA) ACRONYM is a new website compiling COVID-19 aid for Athens-based live music venues and artists. Check the website for updated listings on funding and financial opportunities, mental health guides, organizational support, community resources and more. Visit acroynym.rocks

ATHHALF HALF MARATHON AND 5K (Athens, GA) This year’s race will be held in a virtual format. Proceeds benefit AthFest Educates. Register by Oct. 23. $70 (half marathon), $30 (5K). Submit times by Oct. 25. www.athhalf.com

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES (Little City Diner) W&A Engineering will match $500 in sales at Little City Diner with a donation to BreastFest Athens. Oct. 18–24. www.waengineering.com

LIGHT UP ATHENS (Downtown Athens) In lieu of the annual holiday parade, the community will host an inaugural “Light Up Athens” this season. Downtown Athens storefronts will decorate with lights and decorations, and a variety of events will be held on Fridays and Saturdays through December. Businesses and organizations can apply to “adopt” a location to decorate. Registration deadline Nov. 19. www.accgov.com/lightupathens

MLK DAY OF SERVICE (Athens, GA) The Athens MLK Jr. Day of Service steering committee is seeking project sites for the 2021 event. Hundreds of volunteers will work on community enhancement and beautification projects like invasive species removal, litter clean-ups, painting and more. Deadline to submit project proposal is Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Event held Jan. 18. athensgamlkday@gmail.com, www.accgov.com/mlkday

MUSICIANS (AND FRIENDS) HEALTH CLINIC (Nuçi’s Space) In-person and telephone appointments are available on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9 & 16. Open to anyone on a low income who is uninsured or under-insured. Call to book. 706-227-1515

NATIVE PLANT SALE (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The Connect to Protect plant sale will be held online. Schedule a plant pickup time. Through Oct. 27. botgarden.uga.edu/fall-native-plant-sale-events

PUBLIC INPUT (Online) The ACC Transportation and Public Works Department is seeking community input on sidewalk and multi-use path options on Jefferson River Road from Jefferson Road to Vincent Drive. Through Oct. 23. www.accgov.com/jeffersonriver

VIRTUAL LEISURE SERVICES (Online) A variety of activities are offered in arts, athletics, nature and recreation. www.accgov.com/leisure