Elyse Hill presents "African American Genealogy Research– Beyond the Basic Sources."
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.
(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.
(Adult Market, Starlite Showroom & Kid's Market, Treehouse) Treehouse Kid & Craft's ninth annual market features the work of regional artists.
(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 singing, presentations, refreshments and more. The special guest speaker is Fred O. Smith, Jr. Linda Lloyd will be the recipient of the Dr. Ray MacNair Lifetime Achievement Award.
(Five Points Business District) Events include face painting, meeting Santa at 1676 S. Lumpkin St., free pony rides (1–3 p.m.) at Bella Salon, Nedza's Wafffles food truck at IV Seasons Fashions, and more. Carolers will roam the neighborhood.
(Amvets, 1001 Winterville Rd.) A local craft sale benefits local veterans and families.
The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
Downtown boutiques host a joint open house complete with carriage rides, holiday characters and a visit by Santa. Check website for participating locations.
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.
Tour five homes decorated for the holiday season.
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.
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 JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking artists and writers to contribute works on paper to the 12th annual "Visions of MLK" exhibition. This year's theme is "Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) from a Birmingham Jail." Works will be accepted Jan. 15–19. Event on Jan. 19. 706-372-5475, email@example.com