Monday, September 30

20 events

Word on the Street

  • Downtown Athens

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays." Deadline Nov. 14. Parade on Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $40.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Annual Bird Seed Sale

    Proceeds support the Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc., a non-profit organization which supports the SCNC in promoting environmental education and preservation. Order forms are available at the Nature Center, by mail or online. 706-613-3615, ext. 7734,,



  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Fine Motor Fun

    Drop in for a special program created just for little ones! Using everyday objects, kids will build their fine motor skills with fun and creativity.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Bogart Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Graphic Novel Book Club

    Join Ms. Molly for a teen book club featuring graphic novels. This month's novel is All Summer Long by Hope Larson.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Haunted House Volunteer Night

    Work on props and set pieces for this year's haunted house. Grades 6–12.

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    OZELLO Atlanta-based queercore punk band with folk influences. 

    CALM. Atlanta-based indie-rock band.

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m. FREE!

    Service Industry Night

    A special event to show appreciation for service industry workers. This month features comedy from Krakin Jokes, food and a video game trailer. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Coffee and Conversation

    Enjoy coffee and chat with neighbors. This program is free and open to all ages and abilities.


  • The Globe

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Gorgeous George's Improv League

    Local improvisors invent scenes on the spot and compete for the coveted screaming chicken. Every Monday upstairs.



  • Moonlight Theater

    Comedy Class: Improv, Clowning & Presense

    Inspired by French clown Philippe Gualier, this course explores the importance of failure, playfulness, collaboration and imagination. For adults and children ages 13 and up. Sundays through Oct. 27, 4–6 p.m. $15/class.,

Ending Monday, September 30


Support Groups

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    ReBlossom Support Groups

    "Nannies & Nannas Play & Support Group," Mondays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. "Breastfeeding Support Group," Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m. & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. "Our Differences Are Beautiful Play and Support Group," Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. "Finding Balance in Motherhood Group Therapy," second and fourth Fridays, 12–1 p.m.


  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Classes for Parents and Kids

    "Parent & Tot, Recycling Trot," fourth Wednesday of the month, 10–11 a.m. "Crawlers & Toddlers Play Group," Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. "Storytime," Fridays, 10:30 a.m. "Finding Balance in Motherhood Postpartum Group Therapy," Fridays, 12–1 p.m. "Mama-Baby Yoga," Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. "Prenatal Yoga," Saturdays, 12–1 p.m.

Support Groups

  • Recovery Dharma

    (8801 Macon Hwy., Suite 1) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! Find "Refuge Recovery Athens GA" on Facebook


  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture


    "Gentle Nia," Mondays at 1 p.m. "Oil Painting," Mondays at 1:30 p.m. "Drawing," Mondays at 6 p.m. "Community Coffeehouse," Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. "Coffee with a Veteran," Tuedays at 9 a.m. "Threadwork Crafting Club," Tuesdays at 9 a.m. "SilverSneakers Stretch," Wednesdays at 10 a.m. "SilverSneakers Yoga," Wednedsays at 11 a.m. "Acrylic Painting," Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. "Aikido," Wednesdays at 2 p.m. "Zumba," Wednesdays at 6 p.m. "Belly Dance," Wednesdays at 7 p.m. "Mah Jongg," Thursdays at 1 p.m. 706-742-0823,,


Word on the Street

  • eRead Kids Launch

    The Athens Regional Library System and Georgia Public Library Service announce eRead Kids, a digital library of over 15,000 electronic and audio books available to promote early literacy in children. To access the collection, all you need is your library card.


  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. Classes begin in September. 706-613-3624,


  • Bishop Park

    Cheer Tumbling

    Athesn Clarke Gymnastics Academy offers a co-ed tumbling program. Ages 12–16. Thursdays through Nov. 21, 6–7:30 p.m. $10/class. 706-613-3589,


  • Martial Arts Self Defense & Fitness

    (X3 Sports Athens, 2026 S. Milledge Ave.) Classes are offered in kickboxing, boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Power Track (free weight based) and Fast Track (speed and agility). Check website for schedule and to register.

Help Out

  • Athens City Hall

    Athens Litter Challenge

    Brain Aid Fest hosts an Athens Litter Challenge. Volunteers will break into teams and help pick up litter. Every first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Meet at City Hall.


  • Athens

    Athens Master Chorale

    The Athens Master Chorale is currently holding auditions for tenors and basses. Please contact Joe Napoli, 706-540-0179. Visit the website for more information about the group.