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Thursday, December 12

5 events

Classes

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    UGA Community Music School

    Musical instruction in popular and classical styles. All ages. Registration ends Jan. 13. Classes begin Jan. 21. ugacms.uga.edu

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30–11:30 a.m. $27 (members), $30 (general) www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Herbal Creams & Salves

    Discover a variety of recipes using herbs, essential oils and beeswax to prepare products for health and beauty. Participants will prepare and take home a container of herbal cream and a medicinal salve.

  • ACC Library

    12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    De-Stressing During the Holidays: Yoga

    Join Lydia for a quick yoga session.

  • ACC Library

    12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    De-Stressing During the Holidays: Yoga

    Join Lydia for a quick yoga session.

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    De-stressing During the Holidays: Dealing with Grief

    Grieving the loss of a loved one can be especially challenging during the holiday season, so learn strategies to help make the process easier.

Friday, December 13

1 event

Classes

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net, www.mindfuliving.org

    Mindfully Dealing with Holiday Stress

    (Healing Lodge) Practice mindfulness as a way of dealing with stress this holiday season.

Saturday, December 14

2 events

Classes

  • 5–7 p.m. $55. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Bordeaux: An Exploration of Chateaus and Estates

    (J's Bottle Shop) Explore the varied housing styles found in Bordeaux, France. Learn about classification, terroirs and famous estates. Compare and contrast a dozen wines from the region.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. $20. 706-542-4883, madison.hogan@uga.edu

    Quiltmaking Workshop

    Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories,” this workshop will be lead by quilter and fiber artist Debra Steinmann, introducing participants to the basics of designing, piecing and binding a quilt. Each attendee will leave with their own small quilted wall hanging. Open to all levels of experience. Registration required.

Tuesday, December 17

2 events

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Computer Class: Google Maps

    Jump into Street View and 360-degree pictures. Discover how to use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps Street View and more.

  • Sangha Yoga Studio

    7–8:15 p.m. $16. www.healingartscentre.net

    Let in the Light: Welcoming the Solstice

    Join Tom Camp for a yoga session dedicated to letting some light in during the darkest time of the Winter Solstice. All skill levels welcome.

Thursday, December 19

2 events

Classes

Saturday, December 21

1 event

Classes

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $55. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    A Champagne Primer

    (J's Bottle Shop) Discover the different styles of Champagne, iconic producers, and learn how to buy, store and serve great Champagne.

Tuesday, January 7

1 event

Classes

  • Athens First UMC

    6:45–8:45 p.m. $5. 706-340-0480, michel344@charter.net

    Western Style Square Dance Lessons

    Learn how to Square Dance. The first three lessons are free, and couples and singles are welcome.

Thursday, January 9

2 events

Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-340-0480

    Athens Happy Squares Dance Club

    Experienced square dancers, couples and singles are invited to this square dance club every second and fourth Thursday.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: Twists, Knots, Loops and Casting

    Ages 13–18 are invited to explore abstract sculptural forms in two exhibitions by contemporary artists Kevin Cole and Rachel Whiteread and then create sculptures of their own. Led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. Pizza will be provided.

Sunday, January 12

1 event

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–6 p.m. $81 (Friends of the Garden), $90. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Portals: At the Intersection of Landscape and Self Workshop

    Join Beth Thompson, author of the book and card deck Portals: At the Intersection of Landscape and Self, for a journaling and mindfulness class dedicated to helping participants explore their goals for the new year and how they intersect with the environment. Portals cards, journal prompts and collages will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring any craft supplies of their own. Attendees will receive their own card deck and autographed book. Registration required.