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Sunday, November 17

8 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.gail.uga.edu/2019GWHOF

    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    (Room 271) The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will host this event to mark the induction of John T. Edge, A.E. Stallings and posthumous inductee Julia Collier Harris. A light reception will follow the ceremony. Registration is required to attend.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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.

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

    Abnormal Bazaar

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

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–20. www.canopystudio.org

    The Goth Show

    This aerial dance production from Canopy Studio’s Repertory Company offers a  much-needed exploration of sub-culture, identity definitions, and nostalgia as it relates to the goth lifestyle. What defines you? What is your style? Did you have a “dark” period? How does genre identity evolve in relation to age? All of these questions are up for discussion. See Story on p. 9.

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–20. www.canopystudio.org

    The Goth Show

    This aerial dance production from Canopy Studio’s Repertory Company offers a  much-needed exploration of sub-culture, identity definitions, and nostalgia as it relates to the goth lifestyle. What defines you? What is your style? Did you have a “dark” period? How does genre identity evolve in relation to age? All of these questions are up for discussion. See Story on p. 9.

  • 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.cornerstoneathens.com

    Fall Bonfire

    (Hull Baptist Church, 39 Charlie Bolton Rd.) Gather around the fire with family and friends while you enjoy hotdogs and s'mores cooked over the fire. Attendees are encourged to bring blankets and extra chairs.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m. www.uown.org

    UOWN Fall Water Sampling

    After a brief orientation, volunteers will fan out throughout the watershed to collect water samples from surrounding creeks and rivers.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Grower Champagne Dinner

    This special dinner includes three courses, five champagnes and some educational discussion.

Monday, November 18

4 events

Events

  • Oconee County Library

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

    3rd Monday Book Club

    This month's selection is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Copies are available behind the circulation desk. New members always welcome.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Coffee and Conversation

    Enjoy coffee and chat with neighbors. This program is free and open to all ages and abilities.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    7 p.m. FREE! (under 12), $4–5. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    OCAF Community Gala

    Enjoy a nonprofit gala with artist pop-up shops, food, face painting, a silent auction and more.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Nov. 11, 6 p.m. & Nov. 18, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-227-1515, www.nuci.org

    Free Health Clinic

    Under-insured and low income, uninsured? Call to book an in-person or telephone appointment.

Tuesday, November 19

2 events

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Lawrence Parker will talk about his recent rock-hunting road trip with David Bruce across four states: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and California.   

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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, November 20

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, live music, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Nov. 20 is the final downtown market of the year.

Thursday, November 21

5 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.

  • 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.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lyndonhousearts

    Paula Runyon: Open Studio

    Fall Artist in Residence Paula Runyon will open her studio to the public where they can explore her process of using play and experimentation as tools for learning about the natural environment and enhancing the essential connection between people and nature. This event will also include a light reception.

  • Athens Academy

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-549-9225, www.athensacademy.org

    Athens Academy Holiday Market

    Over 35 vendors from across the Southeast will be in attendance selling thousands of handmade items for the holiday season.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Quilled Turkeys

    Adults are invited to practice the art of paper filigree. Limited supplies.

Friday, November 22

3 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.

  • 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. 

  • 10 a.m.–8 p.m. www.kemptathens.com

    Black Friday to the Future

    (Kempt, 175 N Lumpkin St.) Load up on holiday gifts and the newest winter styles. Everything in the store will be on sale from 2550% off. Snacks and drinks will be provided with DJ Ejipped spinning '80s throwbacks all day.

Saturday, November 23

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 Tom Crossen (8 a.m.) and Derek Sheffield (10 a.m.).

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-797-3317, www.facebook.com/neatpiecesantiques

    Neat Pieces Antiques Holiday Market

    (Neat Pieces Antiques, 5769 Hwy. 72 E., Carlton) Enjoy live music, baked goods, coffee and BBQ as you shop for the holiday season.

Sunday, November 24

2 events

Events

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-797-3317, www.facebook.com/neatpiecesantiques

    Neat Pieces Antiques Holiday Market

    (Neat Pieces Antiques, 5769 Hwy. 72 E., Carlton) Enjoy live music, baked goods, coffee and BBQ as you shop for the holiday season.

  • 3–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.bilbobooks.com

    Bilbo Books Publishing Open House

    (688 S. Milledge Ave.) Tour this new office space of Bilbo Books Publishing.

Monday, November 25

1 event

Events

Tuesday, November 26

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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, November 27

1 event

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    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. This will be the last Wednesday market. 

Saturday, November 30

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 Tom Crossen (8 a.m.) and Derek Sheffield (10 a.m.).

Tuesday, December 3

3 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book Sale

    Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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.

  • Farmview Market

    5 p.m. $63. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Fresh Christmas Wreath-Making

    Create your own beautiful holiday wreath in this hands-on workshop. Flowers are provided by local floral designer Bonnie Vaughn. Light food will also be served. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, December 4

3 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book Sale

    Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.

  • 6 p.m. FREE! www.sonsafaris.com/celebration

    Son Safaris 10th Anniversary Celebration

    (Athens Church, 10 Huntington Rd.) Celebrate 10 years of a Creation Care group that helps to look after endangered species in South Africa.

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $24–44. www.classiccenter.com

    David Sedaris

    A unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

Thursday, December 5

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book Sale

    Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7:30 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 Danú.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! sustain@uga.edu

    Sustainable UGA Semester in Review

    (Fifth Floor) Celebrate people, programs and courses that encourage sustainability at UGA with presentations, displays and lunch. RSVP.

  • Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

    5:30 p.m. wsmith78@uga.edu, 706-542-4304, www.willson.uga.edu

    Willson Center Holiday Party

    Family and friends are invited, and crafts will be provided for the kids. All attendees are encouraged to bring a canned or non-perishable food item as a donation to one of the local food banks. RSVP to attend.

Friday, December 6

2 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book Sale

    Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.

  • Mbare

    Dec. 6, 4–8 p.m. & Dec. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.mbare.com

    Africa in Athens

    Shop for unique, handmade gifts from Zimbabwe, Senegal, Swaziland, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa.

Saturday, December 7

5 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 Tom Crossen (8 a.m.) and Derek Sheffield (10 a.m.).

  • Mbare

    Dec. 6, 4–8 p.m. & Dec. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.mbare.com

    Africa in Athens

    Shop for unique, handmade gifts from Zimbabwe, Senegal, Swaziland, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    12–2 p.m. FREE! www.scienceforgeorgia.org

    Science Tales & Trails

    Join Science for Georgia for a walk along the Greenway to talk about "Fungi in Research & Disease" with Dr. Michelle Momany.

  • Farmview Market

    9 a.m. FREE! www.farmviewmarket.com

    Farmview Holiday Market

    A Christmas themed Holiday Market for the entire family. Shop an assortment of handcrafted gifts and enjoy kid’s crafts, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus and more.

  • 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.theindiesouth.com

    David Hale Holiday Pop-Up

    (Indie South,  470 Hawthorne Ave.) Local artist David Hale presents a pop-up sale of artwork.

Monday, December 9

1 event

Events

  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. shealey@jcss.us

    South Jackson Holiday Market

    (South Jackson Elementary School, 1630 New Kings Bridge Rd.) Almost 30 vendors and half as many children's classes will sell products in a market supporting the school's leadership program.

Friday, December 13

1 event

Events

Saturday, December 14

6 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 Tom Crossen (8 a.m.) and Derek Sheffield (10 a.m.).

  • 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 holiday ballroom dancing.

  • 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.

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/rrfmathens

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park, 375 Reese St.) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need.

  • 1–7 p.m. $20 (adv.) $25 (at the door) 630-300-8193, www.hartwellserviceleague.org

    Christmas Tour of Homes

    (Hartwell, GA) Tour five homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit literacy outreach projects in Hart County. 

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5–10. www.athensgymnasticclasses.com

    Gymnasia Spotlight Series

    (Gymnasia Athens, 1091 Baxter St.) A showcase featuring local talent, children's activities, performances and informative classes. The Rebecca Sunshine Band will also perform.