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Tuesday, November 21

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Wednesday, November 22

1 event

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Thursday, November 23

2 events

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  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515

    Five Athens Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted by those capable of making them to benefit Project Safe.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8:30 a.m. $35/5K, $65/16K. www.givethanks8k.wordpress.com

    Give Thanks 8K & 16K

    The fifth annual Give Thanks race benefits local charities. Donations of canned food will be donated to the North Georgia Food Bank.

Friday, November 24

2 events

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  • Pittard Park

    8 p.m. $25–30. 502-694-2370, info@buddychristianfoundation.org

    Buddy Christian Memorial 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises money for the Buddy Christian Foundation which works to prevent line of duty deaths and assists surviving family of officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m www.terrapinbeer.com

    Black Friday Release

    Enjoy food trucks, music and the release of Abbey Noir. The first 50 people who purchase pours will receive a limited-edition Abbey Noir glass.

Saturday, November 25

4 events

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. www.theindiesouth.com

    Small Business Saturday

    (Indie South) Skip Black Friday and shop local on Small Business Saturday. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 2–6 p.m. FREE! corwin.weik@yahoo.com

    Turkey Shoot Deep End Jam

    (Skate Park of Athens) Throw down your sickest runs in the deep end. There will also by a BMX jam. 

Sunday, November 26

2 events

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  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Dulcimer Program

    Mark Stricklett of the Dirty Dulcimers group will discuss the instrument and demonstrate techniques.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12:30–4:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Appreciation Day

    Anyone who works in the alcohol service industry can receive a free beer. Biggums BBQ food truck will be on site.

Tuesday, November 28

2 events

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  • 7–10 p.m. $15–40. www.shaktiyogaathens.com

    Vino & Vinyasa

    (Shakti Yoga Athens) Wine down and unwind with a 45-minute yoga session followed by a wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the Clarke County Mentor Program. Registration required.

  • Chick-fil-a

    5–8 p.m. camillabracewell@gmail.com

    Percentage Night and Story Time

    (Atlanta Hwy.) Join Books for Keeps at a percentage night and story time for children. Bring slightly used books of any kind to donate.

Wednesday, November 29

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Thursday, November 30

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  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    7 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/events/debate/drinkingage

    Debate: The Legal Drinking Age

    (Room 271) The Georgia Debate Union and the Barkley Forum Center for Debate, Deliberation and Dialogue at Emory University host a debate on whether the state of Georgia should lower minimum legal drinking age.

Friday, December 1

1 event

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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

    Friends First Friday

    This month's topic is how to use greenery and berries from your garden to decorate your home. Includes a full breakfast.

Saturday, December 2

3 events

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  • 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.

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! farmviewmarket.com

    Holiday Market

    Browse handcrafted gifts, listen to Christmas carols and meet Santa Claus. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–6 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

    Books and Brews

    Avid Bookshop and Southern Brewing Company host a book fair. A portion of proceeds will benefit Gaines Elementary.

Sunday, December 3

2 events

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  • 12–5 p.m. FREE! athensmade.com/events

    Kindercore Block Party

    (Kindercore Vinyl 147 Fritz Mar Lane) Festivities include Kindercore tours, a Willaby holiday market, food trucks and a visit from Santa.

  • 4:30–8 p.m. $55–80. achfonline.org/holiday-gala

    ACHF Heritage Holiday Gala

    (Grady Ave. and Boulevard) The gala includes food and drink from Athens chefs, a silent auction and a stroll through five restored historic homes.

Thursday, December 7

2 events

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  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." 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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m. $20. www.sobrewco.com

    Annual Hootenanny

    Celebrate with festive music, Biggum's food truck and seasonal beers on tap.

Saturday, December 9

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  • 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.

  • 10:30 a.m. $25. 706-353-1820, www.athenswelcomecenter.com

    Holiday Spirits House Museum Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes live entertainment and refreshments. 

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4–7 p.m. $20. economicjustice@bellsouth.net

    Justice Fest

    The Economic Justice Coalition's annual festival will feature special guest speaker ACC School Superintendent Dr. Desmond Means. 

  • 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.

  • Downtown Winder

    4–8 p.m. FREE! www.cityofwinder.com

    Winder Christmas Parade

    See a display of hand-crafted and beautifully designed floats, vintage cars, decorated trucks, military vehicles and more. Special guest appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Head to the gazebo after the parade for photo ops. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Going Away Party

    Say goodbye to Erin Wu and wish her well with snacks, cute animals and a dance party. Music by OUTERSEA and DJ L.A. Darius. 

  • 2:30 p.m. FREE! at-athens.com

    Winter Wonderland Fashion Show

    (Arbor Terrace, 170 Marilyn Farmer Way) Proceeds from the fashion show and silent auction benefit the Bigger Vision Foundation and homeless shelter of Athens. 

  • 9–5 p.m. FREE! www.georgia-alpaca.com

    Royal Alpaca Challenge Walking Fleece Extravaganza

    (UGA Livestock Arena, 2600 Milledge Ave.) The extravaganza includes an alpaca obstacle course, an alpaca costume contest, a fiber enthusiast gathering and seminars on alpaca yarn. 

Sunday, December 10

1 event

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  • 9–5 p.m. FREE! www.georgia-alpaca.com

    Royal Alpaca Challenge Walking Fleece Extravaganza

    (UGA Livestock Arena, 2600 Milledge Ave.) The extravaganza includes an alpaca obstacle course, an alpaca costume contest, a fiber enthusiast gathering and seminars on alpaca yarn. 

Friday, December 15

1 event

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Saturday, December 16

1 event

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  • 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.