COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, September 27

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Thursday, September 28

1 event

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Friday, September 29

3 events

Events

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    6:30 p.m. $20–30. 706-613-3602

    The Butler Kicks the Bucket

    Enjoy a murder mystery dinner party. All guests will be assigned a charcter prior to the dinner, and costumes are encouraged. Ages 20 & up. Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. $20. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Preview and Pairings

    Listen to discussions on gardening, enjoy refreshments, peruse native plant pairings and collections.

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Byron Herbert Reece: A Centennial Celebration

    Jackie Elsner will sing Byron Herbert Reece's poems in the tradition of Old Country ballads. Attendees are asked to bring a cobbler or sweet dish to share in a Mountain Berry Desert Potluck. 

Saturday, September 30

8 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/riversalive

    Rivers Alive!

    Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Includes free breakfast and live entertainment. Bring a water bottle and glives, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    2–6 p.m. FREE! 706-369-5714

    Athens Recovery Fest

    This annual festival celebrates recovery and provides hygiene kits, interview clothing, raffle items, scholarships, free Hepatitis C screenings and raffle items. Performances by Lexington Jam, Convince the Kid, Fat Arm Daddy and Mister Tie Dye.

  • 2–4 p.m. FREE! doublehelix.businesscatalyst.com

    Open House

    (Double Helix STEAM School, 580 Tallassee Rd.) Learn about the Double Helix School, serving 4th–8th graders.

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12–7:30 p.m. $12. www.sobrewco.com

    Bumpkinfest

    Celebrate the release of a beer brewed inside of a giant pumpkin.

  • 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. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

  • The National

    10 p.m.–12 a.m. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Zhou Night

    Shay Lavi of Let's Eat takes over the bar for a late night pop-up featuring Middle Eastern-inspired tapas and cocktails.

Sunday, October 1

2 events

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Wednesday, October 4

1 event

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  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Thursday, October 5

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by magician Chris Dugdale.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39. pac.uga.edu

    Chris Dugdale

    World-renowned magician Chris Dugdale has entertained the Queen of England and the United Nations. 

  • Bogart Library

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Keep Calm and Color On

    Relax with adult coloring books and supplies. 

Friday, October 6

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Friends First Friday

    Nature photographer Chuck Murphy shares his experiences capturing native flora and fauna. Murphy and Jena Johnson currently have an exhibition, "Meet Your Neighbours," on view in the Visitor Center gallery. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39. pac.uga.edu

    Chris Dugdale

    World-renowned magician Chris Dugdale has entertained the Queen of England and the United Nations. 

Saturday, October 7

8 events

Events

  • College Square

    5–10 p.m. FREE! athensgapagans@gmail.com

    Athens Pagan Pride Day

    Celebrate autumn with vendors, workshops and live music. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. walk.liveforward.org

    2017 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by participating in a three-mile walk through downtown. 

  • Healing Arts Centre

    3-9 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingartscentre.net

    India in Athens

    The evening will include Indian food, music, a fashion show and henna. Proceeds benefit Embracing the World.

  • 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. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    7 a.m. $45. athensfoundation@piedmont.org

    In Their Shoes 10K Run & Walk

    Proceeds benefit the Piedmont Athens Regional's Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

  • Athens, GA

    10:30 a.m. $20–25. achfonline.org

    Tour of Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Tour seven Athens homes built in the 1950s and '60s. 

  • 4:30 p.m. $35–40. achfonline.org

    Tour of Midcentury Modern Homes Reception

    (Five Points) A reception at the home of Didi Dunphy and Jim Barnsness follows the self-guided tour of homes. 

Sunday, October 8

1 event

Events

  • 4 p.m. $90. athensfarmersmarket.net/autumn-harvest-feast

    7th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast

    (The Hill) The Athens Farmers Market presents a family-style Sunday dinner prepared by local chefs. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia, which sponsors the Athens Farmers Market's Double SNAP Incentive Program.

Monday, October 9

1 event

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Tuesday, October 10

1 event

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Wednesday, October 11

1 event

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  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Friday, October 13

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Covered with Glory" is an exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of football at UGA. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Saturday, October 14

5 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Free food prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    Find out how to address your postcard if you visited another galaxy in "What's Your Universal Zip Code?"

  • 8:30 a.m. $25–30. www.tangeroutlets.com/race

    9th Annual Fit for a Cure Family 5K Run/Walk

    (Tanger Outlet Center, Commerce) Proceeds benefit "Monies for Mammos: Northridge Medical Center Imaging Fund."

  • 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. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

Sunday, October 15

2 events

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    3–6 p.m. FREE! www.barkonboulevard.com

    Boo-le-Bark on Boulevard

    125 costumed dogs and their handlers will walk through the Boulevard neighborhood ending at Jittery Joe's Roaster. Post-parade festivities include live music, a pet photo booth and kid activities. 

  • 4–7 p.m. www.ocaf.com

    Stein & Stem

    (The Farm in High Shoals, Bishop) Formerly called the Fall Wine Fest, Stein & Stem's is the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundations annual event featuring wine tastings, craft beers from local breweries, gourmet food from area restaurants, artist demnostrations and live music by The Original Screw Tops.

Wednesday, October 18

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Thursday, October 19

1 event

Events

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6 p.m. www.steffenthomas.org

    The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Art

    The fundraiser includes fine wines and food, a silent auction and art-related activities. 

Saturday, October 21

5 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m. $25. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival

    Celebrate all things hoppy with the release of "So Fresh & So Green, Green," educational beer talks and live music by DJ Chief Rocka (2 p.m.), Packway Handle Band (5 p.m.) and Cosmic Charlie (7 p.m.).

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Flea Market

    The flea market will offer holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments and lights.

  • 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. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

  • Clarke Central High School

    8 a.m. www.alz.org

    Alzheimer's Walk Athens

    Register a team and walk to end Alzheimer's.

Monday, October 23

1 event

Events

  • 6–9 p.m. www.greeneccoc.org

    Taste 'n' Jam

    (Lake Oconee Village, Greensboro) Sample food and drink from local restaurants. Live music by The Jake Bartley Band

Wednesday, October 25

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Friday, October 27

2 events

Events

  • Live Wire

    7–11 p.m. $35–40. www.livewireathens.com

    Alter Ego Masquerade Party

    The family-friendly costume party will include performances, dancing, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.cityofwinder.com

    Halloween Spooktacular

    This family-friendly festial includes trick-or-treating, photo booths, games, activities, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more.