Breakfast with Santa

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens

Join The Classic Center for a special breakfast event with St. Nick! Each family will have their own table reserved for them, in honor of safety and social distancing. Instead of sitting on Santa’s lap little ones will drop their wish list in the North Pole mailbox, Santa will tell a special Christmas story, Buddy the Elf will visit along with arts and crafts and a professional photographer will be available to capture family memories at one of the special holiday photo stations. Children are also invited to participate in this year’s Christmas coloring contest. Coloring pages will be available upon arrival at Breakfast with Santa and the winner will be announced later in the day where they will receive […]

Mingle with Kringle

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville

OCAF's annual Mingle with Kringle event is back! This year will include a free photoshoot with St. Nick and a puppet show ("North Pole Follies" by Lee Bryan.) Registering for a photo appointment is recommended and attendance at each of the 4 puppet show sessions will be limited to 40 people. All proceeds and gifts will be donated to Oconee Area Resource Council’s Christmas program for kids. $2/child. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com.    

Crafts & Cocoa with the Elves

Camp Kiwanis 2613 Old Wildcat Bridge Rd., Danielsville

Join Santa's elves for a fun-filled day at Camp K! Activities will be in rotation throughout the camp and will conclude with s'mores, Christmas songs and holiday stories at the amphitheater. This event will be entirely outdoors so attendees are asked to dress accordingly for the weather. Social distancing will also be enforced for everyone's safety. Call or go online to register. Ages 3 & up allowed. $5/person. 706-795-2098, www.tinyurl.com/elvesatcampk    

Christmas in the Middle Ages

Online GA

Join the ACC Library, members of the Barony of Bryn Madoc and the Athens chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism for a virtual “Christmas in the Middle Ages” celebration! During the Middle Ages, Europeans of all classes celebrated the Christmas holiday from Dec. 24–Jan. 6, with special foods, games, songs and decorations. Attendees are asked to wear their festive medieval regalia. Click here to register. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

GCBA Petting Zoo

Online GA

Join Miss Keir from ACC Library for a virtual book “petting zoo” and meet this year’s nominees for the Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award and the Georgia Children’s Book Award. Children ages 6–11. Registration required to attend. 706-316-3650, www.facebook.com/athenschildrens

Grab & Go Craft Kits for Teens

Online GA

Those in 6–12 grader can now register for a monthly Grab and Go craft kit from the library! This month's craft will be Among Us felties. Kits are available for pick-up during curbside hours on Jan. 14–15, with a tutorial video being posted at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 on the Bogart Library Facebook page. Limited supplies available. Registration required. 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org

Toddler Tuesday: Clay Play

Online GA

Little ones can enjoy looking at art and a storytime session online then complete an Art at Home activity. Storytime and the related art activity will focus on contemporary Japanese sculpture. This free program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. www.georgiamuseum.org

Kids Virtual Program

Online GA

Kids are invited to join Ms. Donna on Facebook for "Tales from the Far North." Attendees will hear traditional Russian stories and learn a craft and can stop in after the program premieres to pick up their own (while supplies last.) 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org

Family Day To-Go

Online GA

Emma Amos was an artist who challenged racism and sexism through her art and was active during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Families are invited to check out her bold, colorful prints and paintings which are a part of the "Color Odyssey" exhibition, then make their own statement paintings with a to-go art kit. Kits include a guide and an art activity with supplies and can be picked up from the museum Thursday–Sunday the week of the virtual event. www.georgiamuseum.org

Famous Chefs

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Join Ms. Donna for a reading of Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gurley, a picture book about famed African-American chef, Edna Lewis. After the reading, there will be a discussion about how Lewis became famous for using fresh, delicious ingredients one can find easily. Participants will make two dishes and the recipes will be posted on Ms. Donna's blog after the program. Grades 2–5 preferred, but all ages with adult help and supervision may attend. 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org

Virtual Science with Ms. Kay

Online GA

Kids are invited to join Ms. Kay on Facebook for egg-themed experiments. With household items, kids will be able to replicate these experiments right at home! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org

Grab & Go Craft Kits for Tweens

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Fourth and fifth graders can now register for a monthly Grab and Go craft kit from the library! This month's craft will be planetary lights. Kits are available for pick-up during curbside hours on March 4–5, with a tutorial video being posted at 7 p.m. March 5 on the Bogart Library Facebook page. Limited supplies available. Registration required. 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart