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Tuesday, February 19

3 events

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Guest speaker Chester Karwoski was the owner and operator of Diamond Hill Mine near Anderson, SC, from 2003-'10.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE! 706-255-4292

    Athens Neighborhood Health Center

    (402 Mckinley Dr.) Join Mayor Kelly Girtz at 11 a.m. for the Athens Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) pharmacy ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours of the pharmacy and clinic will be given all day.

Thursday, February 21

5 events

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 21, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 22–23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $19. lindsay@athensga.com

    Emergent: Launch and Learn

    (East Athens Goodwill Career Center) A workshop to help people turn their side hustles into their main hustles and small business owners to turn their small businesses into big businesses.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Benefit Night

    A portion of proceeds will benefit The Good Fight, a campaign raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7-9 p.m. $3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    How to Be a Bee Keeper

    Learn tips for starting your own hive or gain insight to maintaining your current hive. 

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Genealogy Resource Spotlight

    Overview of Findmypast and an introduction to the best search practices, navigation, printing and how to properly save documents. Registration is required. 

Friday, February 22

4 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10–12. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 21, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 22–23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. $60 (members), $80. 706-542-4199, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Black History Month Awards Dinner

    The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award. RSVP.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Morning Mindfulness

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

Saturday, February 23

7 events

Events

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 23, 10 a.m.–Feb. 24, 10 a.m. $20. www.ugamiracle.org

    UGA Miracle Dance Marathon

    (Grand Hall) Volunteers dance for 24 hours to celebrate the lives of young patients. The event features catered meals every four hours, a talent show, a hypnotist, music and more. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 21, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 22–23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.jitteryjoes.com

    Winter Community Market

    Browse work by local artists, enjoy food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Kitchen of Athens.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    10 a.m. $35. www.hipvintagehandmade.com

    Lamp Repair

    Learn how to repair or rewire a broken lamp.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Green Life Expo & Awards

    Environmentally-focused organizations come together for a day of family fun followed by a ceremony to honor Athens' sustainability superstars. 

  • Chamber of Commerce

    9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $55. athensantidiscrimination@gmail.com

    AADM Recruiting for Diversity and Inclusion

    AADM presents a training session geared to advance diversity, inclusion and cultural intelligence within the workplace. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5-9 p.m. www.facebook.com/boybutante

    Percentage Night

    An evening of drag performances. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, February 24

2 events

Events

  • The National

    6-9 p.m. $125. www.athenslandtrust.org

    Cultivating Community Dinner

    Benefit dinner to ensure affordable produce for the community. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5-7 p.m. $25. botgarden.uga.edu

    Vanilla Sunday

    Celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats and cooking instructor, Rebecca Lang. 

Tuesday, February 26

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, February 27

1 event

Events

Thursday, February 28

1 event

Events

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

    She Strut for Justice

    Public discussion to bring awareness to social injustices affecting young women in the African-American community. 

Friday, March 1

3 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 1–2, 8-9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    27th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m., Mar. 3, 11 a.m. $6. darklighter@bellsouth.net

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m. Mar. 3, 12 p.m. $7. www.show.cpquilters.org

    A Journey in Quilts

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

Saturday, March 2

7 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 1–2, 8-9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    27th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m., Mar. 3, 11 a.m. $6. darklighter@bellsouth.net

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.jitteryjoes.com

    Winter Community Market

    Browse work by local artists, enjoy food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Kitchen of Athens.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! thegoodfight.athga@gmail.com

    LLS Day Proclamation

    (City Hall) Join Mayor Kelly Girtz as he proclaims the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Day. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9 a.m. (registration), 10:30 a.m. (fun run). $25. www.georgiarunners.com

    St. Joe's Jog 5K

    Walk/run in the 20th Annual St. Joe's 5K and Fun Run benefitting St. Joseph's Catholic Parish School. 

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m. Mar. 3, 12 p.m. $7. www.show.cpquilters.org

    A Journey in Quilts

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade objects you have found in nature for points or other natural objects in the collection. 

Sunday, March 3

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m., Mar. 3, 11 a.m. $6. darklighter@bellsouth.net

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m. Mar. 3, 12 p.m. $7. www.show.cpquilters.org

    A Journey in Quilts

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

Tuesday, March 5

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $40. www.40watt.com

    Mardi Gras Masquerade

    The Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation hosts the first annual masquerade complete with New Orleans style music and hors d'oeuvres.

Friday, March 8

1 event

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 1–2, 8-9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    27th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

Saturday, March 9

3 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 1–2, 8-9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    27th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.jitteryjoes.com

    Winter Community Market

    Browse work by local artists, enjoy food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Kitchen of Athens.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6-10 p.m. $35. www.samaritannega.org

    Alter Ego Carnival

    Contestants highlight their personalities and talents while challenging the stigma around mental illness and raising funds.

Tuesday, March 12

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Saturday, March 16

2 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    3:30 p.m. $249. www.graduateathens.com

    St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

    Shuttle from the Graduate Athens to a Pub Crawl through the Rooftop at Georgia Theatre, Cutter's Pub, Starland Pizzeria & Pub, and then back to The Foundry for a party. Package includes hotel stay, drink tickets, pizza and transportation for two. 

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    7 p.m. $5. 706-491-9374

    A Night of Talent

    Talent showcase of singers and dancers. 

Tuesday, March 19

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.