This month's meeting is the COGS Holiday Party. Recognize outgoing members, install new officers and share family history discoveries form 2017.
Enjoy a special breakfast with Santa and Buddy the Elf. Tickets to the breakfast include access to Santa's workshop craft station and an ice skating discount.
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.
Activities include photos with Kringle, festive storytelling, construction of the Peaceful Village, a puppet show and more. Toy donations will benefit Oconee County Resource Council's Christmas program.
(Lavonia Cultural Center) Eat breakfast, make crafts and take a picture with the Grinch.
Hear classic Frog and Toad stories, sing songs, play games and make crafts. Ages 3–8.
Make chocolates for the holidays and watch a short film. Ages 8 & up.
(Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m.
(572 Nantahala Ave.) Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff, Kyle Jones and Zuzka Vaclavik for a group sale of handmade wares.
An artist market featuring fine art, jewelry, bath products, bird houses, baskets, stuffed animals and more.
Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for the past 30 years. Shop for new works.
The market features local art and handmade goods. The Tracy Street Arts Crawl showcases the open studios of Amanda Kapousouz, Lou Kregel, Vivian Liddell and more.
(465 Belvoir Heights) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Shawn Ireland. Jewelry by Melanie Morgan.
Shop new work by resident potters Lori Demosthenes, Maria Dondero, Jennifer Heynen, Chona Leathers, Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell and Kerry Steinberg.
Noah Saunders shares new wire sculptures and jewelry in "Twist of Light." See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
(Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes live entertainment and refreshments.
The Economic Justice Coalition's annual festival will feature special guest speaker ACC School Superintendent Dr. Desmond Means.
The Ware-Lyndon Historic House will be decorated in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Festivities include musical and theatrical entertainment, children's activities and a visit from Santa. "Deck the Walls," the Lyndon House's annual market, features a huge selection of items made by local artists.
(Historic Five Points) Events include a Santa meet-and-greet at the fire station, songs and stories at Avid Bookshop, a Toys for Tots collection and Condor Chocolates at The Park and a "Where's the Bulldog?" scavenger hunt.
(Amvets, 1001 Winterville Rd.) A local craft sale benefits local veterans and families.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
The event includes hay rides (leaving outside Wells Fargo), pictures with Santa from 1–5 p.m. and a "Find the Elf" hunt.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Joe Willey & the Moving Man and Emily Horton.
See a display of hand-crafted and beautifully designed floats, vintage cars, decorated trucks, military vehicles and more. Special guest appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Head to the gazebo after the parade for photo ops.
Say goodbye to Erin Wu and wish her well with snacks, cute animals and a dance party. Music by OUTERSEA and DJ L.A. Darius.
(Arbor Terrace, 170 Marilyn Farmer Way) Proceeds from the fashion show and silent auction benefit the Bigger Vision Foundation and homeless shelter of Athens.
The extravaganza includes an alpaca obstacle course, an alpaca costume contest, a fiber enthusiast gathering and seminars on alpaca yarn.
Browse lotions, soaps, woodwork, scarves, jewelry and art from local artists. Proceeds benefit Campus Cats.
Tke a two-hour cruise on the Tennessee River. Featuring live entertainment, Pilot House tours and a buffet-style lunch.
(Downtown Washington) Play in the snow on The Square.
(Washington, GA) Attendees will enjoy a cocktail party then tour early 20th century homes and art venues in historic Washington.
Local musician Etienne de Rocher hosts an anything-goes talent show featuring karaoke, comedy, magic and movement.
The program features compositions by Berlin, Brymer, Brown, Vaugh Williams, Leonvitch, Handel, Tchaikovsky and more.
The New Horizons Band is composed of members 50 years of age or older that have learned a musical instrument recently or have returned to their musical instruments from earlier in life.
The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.
The Ecotones are a co-ed a cappella group comprised of UGA students.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
JOE WILLEY & THE MOVING MEN Fiddle-based folk music from the local songwriter and his band.
EMILY HORTON Graduate student playing "simple piano and guitar songs."
ASHES TO OMENS New local rock group.
HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.
DAN FRANCISCO Garage-rock band from Columbia, SC.
SILK The Atlanta-based '90s R&B sensation performs a special holiday show.
CHRIS MOTEN & TRAPJAZZ Atlanta group featuring jazz and hip-hop flavors.
NIKKI LANE South Carolina native, Nashville-based folk-country singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge.
THE ARTISANALS Charleston, SC indie-rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.
SWING STREET DANCE BAND Playing a mix of swing and salsa tunes.
TASTEBUD Eclectic Atlanta group with rock, funk and jazz influences.
(The Simple Cottage, 2200 Shoal Creek Dr.) Learn how to make herbal remedies from local plants for winter ailments. Design and take home your own unique plant remedy through this hands-on experience. Call to register.
(Earthsong, Bogart) Carve a spoon using traditional hand tools like axes, knives and carving tools. All tools are provided.
Learn how essential oils can improve immunity, digestion, body and mind, joint and muscle pain, skin conditions, hormones, energy level and more.
(AKF Athens Martial Arts) Interval training with cardio and long-holding strength building to clear out the mind and body. The class closes with restorative stretches and meditation.
The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street.
Circle Ensemble Theatre presents the classic holiday favorite about Ebenezer Scrooge.
(313 N. Alexander Ave., Washington) The Washington Little Theater presents the holiday classic about Ebenezer Scrooge.
Athens Little Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Jungle Book.
"Bad Girl Dracula" will be presented in 3D along with screenings of "The Werewolf Turned Into a Person" and "Dr. Humpinstein's Erotik Castle." A Q&A with Gonzoriffic filmmakers including Dee Flowered and Andrew Shearer will follow.
Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.
Visit Santa and receive a free book. Crafts, cookies and more.
Participants will make gingersnap cookies, dark gingerbread cake and gingerbread men. Tuesdays, Dec. 5–19, 5 p.m. or Saturdays, Dec. 9–23, 10 a.m. $35 plus $5 for a child. email@example.com
Seeking artists and writers to contribute collaborative works to the 11th annual "Visions of MLK" exhibition. This year's theme is "Do What's Right." The Lyndon House will provide panels to the first 10 teams. Pick up panels Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Submission deadline Jan. 5. Exhibition opens Jan. 13. 706-613-3623, firstname.lastname@example.org