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Sunday, August 25

3 events

Events

  • Athens, GA

    Aug. 24, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 12–4 p.m. Most items $3 or less. www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. On Aug. 25, shoppers can fill up a grocery bag for $5 or a tote bag for $20.

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.boutierwinery.com

    Wine Down

    Listen to live music and sip on wine spritzers. 

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Sunday Brunch Fair

    Food trucks, vendors, games, arts and crafts, live music and more.

Monday, August 26

1 event

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Tuesday, August 27

2 events

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  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. FREE! www.thatbarathens.com

    Shotties and Hotties Singles Mixer

    Mingle with other singles with games and drink specials.

  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 28

3 events

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  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

  • Snipes Water Resource Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! critzler@environmentga.org

    Solarize Athens 2.0 Kickoff

    Solarize Athens is a community-based solar energy and battery storage group-purchasing program that helps homeowners, businesses and nonprofits reduce energy expenses and save on the cost of renewable energy systems.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    12 p.m. FREE! www.web.alsa.org

    2019 Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Watkinsville ALS Support Group hosts its annual fundraiser to help find a cure for ALS. Residents of Athens, Oconee and all surrounding counties welcome.

Thursday, August 29

5 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenschools

    Green School Kick Off

    Coordinators, staff and environmental education program leaders can find out about new programs for the classroom.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4-6 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    ACC Green School Kickoff

    Join the ACC Green School Partners to learn about the Green School program, get updates and meet an expanded group of environmental education providers. This event is combined with the School Garden Festival, so there will be plant, seed and garden resources for pick up.

  • 11 p.m.– 1 a.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    Galaxy Ball

    (That Bar) Come out and enjoy an evening drag show hosted by the one and only Raven.

  • ACC Planning Department Auditorium

    5 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    West Downtown Historic District Open House

    (ACC Governmental Building Auditorium, 120 W. Dougherty St.) Review the proposed district boundaries and design guidelines with the Planning Department staff.

Friday, August 30

1 event

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Saturday, August 31

3 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Josh Matthews-Morgan (8 a.m.) and Sam & Gabe (10 a.m.).

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/stormwater

    ACC Stormwater Tabling

    Visit the ACC Stormwater booth at the Athens Farmers Market. Information about water pollution in Athens, volunteer opportunities, as well as a trivia game and prizes to be expected.

Sunday, September 1

1 event

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Monday, September 2

1 event

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Tuesday, September 3

1 event

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  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 4

1 event

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  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

Thursday, September 5

3 events

Events

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • UGA Ecology Building

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a wine and cheese social, silent auction and a talk by Dr. Joe Wunderle on how hurricanes effect birds in the Caribbean.

  • North Oconee River Greenway

    5 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenway

    East Campus Connector Ribbon Cutting

    The ACC Leisure Services Department will open the next phase of the North Oconee River Greenway Trail System with a ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by refreshments and a brass ensemble performance from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Friday, September 6

1 event

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  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

Saturday, September 7

2 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Josh Matthews-Morgan (8 a.m.) and Sam & Gabe (10 a.m.).

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. $2. www.athenswaterfestival.com

    Athens Water Festival

    Join your fellow Athenians to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Athens Water Festival! Kayak on the water, meet animals, splash around with the water trucks, and more!  All ages welcome.

Sunday, September 8

1 event

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Monday, September 9

1 event

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Tuesday, September 10

2 events

Events

  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.unitedwaynega.org

    United Way of Northeast Georgia Oconee County Celebration

    (St. Mary's Oconee Heart and Vascular Center) Celebrate United Way's impact in Oconee County. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 11

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

Thursday, September 12

2 events

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  • Mercedes-Benz of Athens

    $75 (individual), $125 (couple). www.athensbgca.com

    Summer Soirée

    Mercedes-Benz of Athens presents a soirée to benefit workforce development  programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Athens. Sample different wines, hear live music, snack on food from local vendors and bid on items in an auction.

  • Multiple Locations

    Sept. 12 at Flicker Theatre & Sept. 13 at Normal Bar. 7:00 p.m. FREE! www.clarkedemocrats.com

    Democratic Debate Watch Party

    Join Athens-area Democrats to watch the debates.

Friday, September 13

5 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Memorial Park Recreation Hall

    7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $10. 217-377-2850.

    Ballroom Dance

    The Classic City Ballroom Dancers present an evening of ballroom dancing with music from DJ Ron Weigel.

  • Multiple Locations

    Sept. 12 at Flicker Theatre & Sept. 13 at Normal Bar. 7:00 p.m. FREE! www.clarkedemocrats.com

    Democratic Debate Watch Party

    Join Athens-area Democrats to watch the debates.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.whitetigergourmet.com

    Closing Reception

    See artwork by Marissa Mustard. This event will feature food, beverages and live music from the Georgia Dish Boys.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

Saturday, September 14

1 event

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Josh Matthews-Morgan (8 a.m.) and Sam & Gabe (10 a.m.).

Sunday, September 15

1 event

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Monday, September 16

1 event

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Tuesday, September 17

1 event

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  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 18

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

Friday, September 20

1 event

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  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

Saturday, September 21

2 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Josh Matthews-Morgan (8 a.m.) and Sam & Gabe (10 a.m.).

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Oatcakes and calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

Sunday, September 22

1 event

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Monday, September 23

1 event

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Tuesday, September 24

1 event

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  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 25

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).