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Saturday, June 2

36 events

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.

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.

  • Athens YWCO

    8 a.m. $30. ywco.org

    Kids Pool to Path

    The aquathlon includes a swim with divisions by age. There will be a post-race celebration with face-painting, yard games and awards.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pet Rocks

    Adopt a pet rock.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibarry.org/athens

    Drop-in Crafts

    Stop by the children's department to make a craft. Ages 2–11 and their caregivers.

Art

  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    June 2–3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    Featuring new ceramic works by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Minsoo Yuh. Hand-printed textiles and paper by Sara Parker. 

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    June 2–3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products.

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. Pottery Sale

    Jeff Bishoff shares recent works of pottery and art.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hipvintagehandmade.com

    Opening Reception

    See folk art tin cut outs by Tex Crawford.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. $20–25. www.ocaf.com

    Garden Party

    This fundraiser is in celebration of OCAF's sculpture garden. Chefs will hone their culinary skills for "Bite This," while "postmART" displays a collection of 225 postcards decorated by artists across the country.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! ighr.gagensociety.org

    Genealogy Expo

    The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will feature history-related organizations, vendors and resources.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenswestcorridor.com

    Athens West Fest

    (Parking lot behind the mall) Festivities include music performances, dancing, a kids zone, touch-a-truck, and a multi-vendor yardsale. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Bishop Park

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! weareorange.org

    Wear Orange: National Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Wear the safety color to promote gun safety awareness. Activities include family yoga, games, storytime, face painting and a photo booth. Lil Ice Cream Dude will be on site. 

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenswestcorridor.com

    Nonprofit Exploratorium

    Meet representatives from local organizations. Held in conjunction with Athens West Fest.

Live Music

DJs

Performance

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    11 a.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    16th Annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

    The Hot Club of San Francisco performs a family concert of 1930s swing, acoustic string arrangements and more. Complimentary ice cream social to follow. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    3–6 p.m. FREE! athenswritersassociation.wordpress.com

    Afternoon Open Mic

    Share your favorite poems, a passage from your novel or a story from days gone by. Each reader can share up to eight minutes of material. Co-hosted by Normal Books and the Athens Writers Association.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Avid and the Athens Community Council on Aging present author Jonathan Putnam in celebration of his book Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! calendar.libs.uga.edu

    Hargrett from the Vault

    See fragile and rare items such as Babylonian clay tablets, Dahlonega gold coins and more in this one-day exhibit.