COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, December 15

9 events

Events

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 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 ReelPlay and calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Holiday Open House

    The Ware-Lyndon Historic House will be decorated in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Festivities include live entertainment, children's activities and photos with Santa. "Deck the Walls," the Lyndon House's annual market, features a huge selection of items made by local artists. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.ocaf.com

    OCAF Thrift Sale Donation Kickoff Party

    Drop off donations for OCAF's annual thrift sale and enjoy a bowl of chili.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Winter Skies."

  • 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 and crafts.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Holiday Market & Craft Fair

    Live music, kids activities, vendors, local artisans and crafts.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. www.artist2artist.net

    'Mad Men' Holiday Office Party

    A "Mad Men"-themed holiday party with live music, dancing, a raffle and more. Proceeds will benefit Artist2Artist's Musician's Support Fund.

  • 12-2 p.m. FREE! 706-353-1820

    Holiday Spirits 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 activities and refreshments. 

Sunday, December 16

3 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athensmasterchorale.org

    Athens Master Chorale

    (Atrium) This Christmas concert features classics by Bach, Forrest, Arnesen and others.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.indiesouthfair.com

    Abnormal Bazaar

    (Indie South, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Pick up handmade and vintage goodies from local vendors. Third Sunday of every month.

  • Daily Groceries Co-op

    3-5:30 p.m. FREE! 518-396-8376

    Community Bike Ride

    Kickoff gathering for a bike-riding incentive program. Food, drinks and stops around town. 

Tuesday, December 18

2 events

Events

  • 12-6 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1442

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    (First United Methodist Church) Appointments and walk-ins accepted. 

  • Buvez

    6-8 p.m. $25. nickyleighj@gmail.com

    Cheese and Wine Pairing

    Flight of three cheeses and three wines. 

Saturday, December 22

1 event

Events

  • Hard Labor Creek State Park

    2–6 p.m. $5 park pass. www.gastateparks.org/hardlaborcreek

    Winter Festival: Evening with Santa

    Dig out your holiday sweater for a day of hay rides, holiday crafts, a decorate gingerbread contest, hot chocolate, games, mini golf and pictures with Santa.

Thursday, December 27

1 event

Events

Monday, December 31

2 events

Events

  • The Pine

    8 p.m.-1 a.m. $85. www.thepineathens.com

    NYE Uncut

    Open bars, Hors d'oeuvres, DJ, photo booth and a champagne toast. A portion of proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Athens. 

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $30. www.boutierwinery.com

    New Year's Eve Celebration

    Live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast.

Thursday, January 3

1 event

Events

Thursday, January 10

1 event

Events

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30 p.m. (line dancing), 7:30 p.m. (ballroom) $10-15. www.boutierwinery.com

    Line and Ballroom Dance Lessons

    Ron Putham leads lessons. 

Monday, January 14

1 event

Events

Tuesday, January 15

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.