Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.
Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays." The parade begins at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony hosted by Santa. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by Danú.
(Fifth Floor) Celebrate people, programs and courses that encourage sustainability at UGA with presentations, displays and lunch. RSVP.
Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.
(2510 S. Milledge Ave.) Herbs grown using organic practices have been incorporated into a variety of teas, soaps, salves, lip balms and seasoning blends. Gift wrapping will be available, as well as a bonfire for keeping warm.
Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.
(Education and Visitor Center) Special guest Gary Crider will discuss how managing invasive plants can benefit birds.
(940 Prince Ave.) Shakti Power Yoga, CJ&L Real Estate and Tribe Hair Company will host a holiday market. Enjoy light refreshments, a power-hour yoga class, crafts, local artist vendors and more.
See elaborate gingerbread houses in this second annual competition. This year's proceeds benefit the Young Urban Builders. A Gingerbread Jr. activity on Saturday morning will be held for children to decorate houses.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory.
OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.
Swing by the library and make a holiday card for a soldier, veteran, police officer or whoever you see as a hero. Supplies are located in the children's area, and the library will mail them to the appropriate address. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee
Drop off gift cards to help the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Piedmont Healthcare and The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center. Through Dec. 20. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Hosted by Shelton Sellers from Classic City Trivia every Thursday.
A unique, early-literacy storytime program for children ages 0–24 months and their caregiver. This three-week class incorporates books, nursery rhymes, musical instruments and interactive play. Space is limited, please register to attend.
Kids are invited to learn a healthy, easy recipe they can make at home. This month's recipe is taco soup.
Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 13–18.
Explore math games at this interactive program for students in grades K–2.
Learn basic cooking skills while making a holiday treat. For ages 7–11 and their caregivers. Registration required.
The library is decorating a tree with donated mittens, hats and scarves for children this holiday season. Bring donations anytime. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee
This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.
Normal Books presents Seth Martin for his book, Two Stories. Enjoy refreshments from Half Shepherd Market & Cheese Shop and a short set performance by Taylor Chmura.
Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.
GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.
LAURA STEVENSON Acclaimed New York folk musician formerly of Bomb the Music Industry. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
ADULT MOM Buzzy lo-fi pop act from New York state.
THE HEAVY PETS R&B-infused rock band known for its energized live performances.
ROOSEVELT COLLIER BAND Group led by acclaimed Florida-based steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier.
JANET & THE BLUE DOGS Smokin' classic rock and blues from this new Athens outfit, featuring members of the Original Screwtops and the Smillies.
THE FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.
SISTER MOON Rock project led by Atlanta singer-songwriter Ashley Rivera.
HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.
ASHES TO OMENS Five-piece local hard-rock band.
UGA Presents brings Irish traditional music band Danú for a holiday performance. Lead vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín and a band of virtuoso Celtic musicians on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and pipes will be accompanied by Irish step dancers. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
Return to the rockin' 50s with a production of this classic musical, featuring a cast of talented local teens. Presented by Oconee Youth Playhouse.
Join Lydia for a quick yoga session.