Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.
A camp designed to empower girls through creative activities, yoga, crafts, themed discussions, community service, trips to female-owned businesses and fun. July 9–13, 1st grade and up. $200. wearestronggirls.com
Free lunches will be served to children at 27 day camps, educational programs and recreation centers around Athens. Check website for participating locations and schedule. Through July 13. 706-425-5354, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athenshousing.org
This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.
The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Gravity Art."
Explore rhythm instruments in this special musical storytime. A short film is included. For ages 3–10 and their caregivers.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!
HOT FIRE STRING BAND Athens-based roots-music group.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
BAMBARA Former Athens act featuring aggressive distortion and falling somewhere between noisy punk and drone.
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
ASLYN & KALEN NASH Members of local band Dega perform solo sets on piano and guitar.
JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.
HOOCH HOLLER Country group from Commerce.
REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot.
MAGNOLIA MOON Macon based roots-rock five-piece.
HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local group.
DAVE D'ANGELO QUARTET Local saxophonist and educator D'Angelo leads his group.
THE JAUNTEE Jam-funk band from Allston, MA.
CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton.
Local artists have transformed ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program. Live music and light appetizers. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries' Resources" and "Hacks and Hookers and Putting Up Pickles: Snares of Yesteryear's English" and more. Check website for descriptions. June 3–5, 7–8:15 p.m. $15 per session. ighr.gagensociety.org
(#480) Learn about Social Security benefits and various plan options under Medicare.
(Athens Physical Therapy, Accessible Yoga Room) Drop-in for one-hour meditations. Thursdays through Aug. 23, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. 706-353-0709
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Win house cash prizes.
(5 Points Cigar Shop, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Play with Interstate Poker every Thursday.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
(Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
(J's Bottle Shop) BBQ, music and wine.
(Old Winterville Rd.) Celebrate the opening of the first full segment of the trail. Light refreshments provided.
Encore Productions presents auditions for the British comedy. The audition consists of readings from the script. Auditions on June 25–26, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals July through mid-September. Performances Sept. 7–16. 706-283-1049
(Elberton Arts Center, Elberton) Encore Junior hosts audtions for teens and pre-teens in grades 6–12 for a whimsical version of Charles DIckens' classic. Auditions on June 18 & June 20, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals June through early August. Performances Aug. 10–12 at the Elbert Theatre. 706-283-1049
Kaira Jewel lingo will lead a mindfulness retreat, "Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity." May 24–25. email@example.com