COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, April 19

2 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.

  • Wayward Lounge

    9 p.m.-2 a.m. waywardathens1@gmail.com

    Latin Night

    Latin dance party.

Saturday, April 20

10 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 from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (10 a.m.).

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.southlandjubilee.com

    22nd Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities.

  • Athens

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. www.piedmontgardeners.org

    Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Gardens

    (Multiple Locations) Showcase of five distinctive private gardens, open to visitors for one day, rain or shine. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Max

    10 a.m.-1 p.m. athensantidiscrimination@gmail.com

    Swadeshi Black Market & Coop

    Swadeshi includes music, food, vendors, DIY craft tables and community networking. For the past two years, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has hosted a market place to support and promote black and brown business owners, women and entrepreneurs. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.ose.uga.edu/stemzone

    STEMzone UGA

    Play with science while learning about the cool research that is done on campus. Visitors will be able to meet monarch butterflies, explore human artifacts and more!

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Adult Coloring Club

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2-3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Milky Way."

  • 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 Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 

  • Harris Shoals Park

    1-3 p.m. FREE! 770-403-3679

    What on Earth? An Earth Day Celebration

    Attendees can meet a possum rehabilitator, learn how to avoid chiggers, help Monarch butterflies, distinguish good bugs from bad ones, cook with energy-efficient Instant Pots or solar cookers and more.

  • Half-Shepherd Market & Cheese Shop

    11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.halfshepherd.com

    Spring Celebration

    Raw milk appreciation day, featuring samples of European cheeses and more.

Monday, April 22

3 events

Events

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    6-8 p.m. $5-7.50. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Internet Basics

    This class will introduce participants 18 & up  to how the internet works, locating information online, using search engines and basic internet safety.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Georgia Review Earth Day Celebration

    National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, one of the country's most important environmental writers and advocates, will be the keynote speaker.

  • Community

    7 p.m. $5. www.shopcommunityathens.com

    The True Cost

    The True Cost is a documentary that examines the process of how our clothes are being made, the people who make them, and the impact the fast fashion industry has on our world. 

Tuesday, April 23

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.

  • Community

    7-9:30 p.m. FREE! www.shopcommunityathens.com

    Where is Away? A Panel About Textile Waste

    Sanni Baumgaertner will be leading a panel conversation with Mary Wilson from Project Safe Thrift Store, Christy Tweedy from University Housing, and Caitlin Martin from the ACC Recycling Devision, who will shed some light on the processes that are in place in Athens and at UGA and talk about possible solutions for a more sustainable future.

Wednesday, April 24

2 events

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 from The Moonshine (Apr. 17) and Sylvia Rose Novak (Apr. 24).

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10-11 a.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com

    Parent & Tot Recycling Trot

    Collect recycling and trash as you walk with your children in the neighborhoods surrounding reBlossom. 

Thursday, April 25

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. 

Friday, April 26

3 events

Events

  • 6 p.m.-12 a.m. FREE! www.relayforlife.org/oconeega

    Relay for Life of Oconee County

    (Oconee County Middle School) Different community teams come together to raise money for cancer research. Teams walk the track, set up campsites and fundraise by selling food, crafts and services like face painting. 

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    3-7 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu/events

    Chalkfest

    Lamar Dodd School of Art hosts its first-ever sidewalk chalk competition featuring art, food and music from local vendors. Groups of up to four members will compete for gift baskets of gift cards and goodies donated from Athens businesses and restaurants.

  • Morton Theatre

    7-8 p.m. $5-10. www.mortontheatre.com

    "All That: 90s Theme" Hair Show

    The National Council of Negro Women at the UGA presents "All That: 90s Theme." This event showcases different and fun hair styles from the 1990s.

Saturday, April 27

8 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 from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (10 a.m.).

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. ugaextension.org

    Athens Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    A variety of herbs, trees, perenials and annuals available. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardeners. Rain or shine. Cash or check only. 

  • Winterville Train Depot

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

    Winterville Tree Tour

    Tree identification walking tour with UGA tree expert, Dr. Scott Merkle. Refreshments, raffle, and tree information. Light rain or shine.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1-4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Open House: Bones and Skulls

    Learn about common skulls and bones found. Nature's Trading Post will be open.

  • Madison Town Park

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! www.ga-madison.civicplus.com

    Madison Fest

    A springtime celebration of Southern gardens, arts and crafts, music, food, drinks and much more.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Yard Sale

    Come find treasures at this gigantic sale. 

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE! www.takebackday.dea.gov

    National Drug Take Back Day

    Local law enforcement agencies will provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

  • Normal Books

    4-6 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Stitch and B*tch

    All skill levels welcome. Hang out, knit, crochet or just socialize and snack. Bring your own materials and materials to share if you like.

Sunday, April 28

2 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10. www.athenscaninerescue.com/mutt-strut

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show off in categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Puppy Dog Eyes" and "Best Booty Wiggle." All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • Taylor-Grady House

    12:30-2:30 p.m. $20-25. www.athenshumanesociety.org

    Kitten Shower

    Have brunch and drinks then play with some of the season's adoptable kittens. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift for the cats like canned food, bottles, kitten formula and toys. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tuesday, April 30

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, May 1

2 events

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 from The Moonshine (Apr. 17) and Sylvia Rose Novak (Apr. 24).

  • Cornerstone Church

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.cornerstoneathens.cc

    Foster Care Awareness

    Come meet local organizations that support foster care and learn ways you can help out.

Thursday, May 2

1 event

Events

Saturday, May 4

10 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 from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (10 a.m.).

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    8 a.m.- 5p.m. $20. www.milesformoms5k.org

    Miles for Moms Run/Walk 5K

    This race will be held to increase awareness as well as to celebrate and recognize mothers who have fought or battled any type of cancer. Register by April 13 to get a t-shirt. 

  • 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    May Day Celebration

    Festivities include kids activities, fresh produce and artisan goods from local vendors, special guest speakers, live music and performances, cooking demonstrations and the maypole dedication.

  • Snipes Water Resource Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.thinkatthesink.com

    Public Tour of the Drinking Water Treatment Plant

    See the process Athens' water goes through before being delivered to homes, businesses and schools. Following the tour meet in the Water Resources Building for water conservation displays, giveaways and tastings. 

  • 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. 

  • Morton Theatre

    6-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.mortontheatre.com

    Day of Jubilee Gospel Celebration

    MTC is joining with the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM), Fred Smith of the Athens Area Black History Committee, and community leaders to celebrate this historic occasion 154 years later with a vigil, remembrance and concert to honor the area’s African-American ancestors, particularly those whose remains were discovered during the renovation at the UGA’s Baldwin Hall. 

  • TransFit Athens

    4:30-6 p.m. $25-30. www.active.com

    Fit For a Miracle 5K

    This 5K benefits Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities and their families. All proceeds will help fund the new ESP Miracle League baseball complex.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12-11 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    May the Fourth

    Secret Record Swap from 12-6 p.m., live music by Hyper Space at 7 p.m., a special Saturday Movies on Tap featuring A New Hope at 9 p.m., limited edition T-shirts and specialty beers.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12-6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Secret Record Swap

    Vendors from around the Southeast sell their records, CDs, tapes, books, posters, DVDs and all types of music memorabilia. Presented in partnership with Secret Sounds Athens.

Sunday, May 5

2 events

Events

  • Athens Area Diaper Bank

    2-5 p.m. www.athensareadiaperbank.com

    Community Baby Shower

    Supporters are asked to bring donations and diapers to stock the shelves, while enjoying some fun with their young children. There will be music, yoga, storytelling, crafts, light refreshments and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12-7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Cinco De Mayo

    Enjoy specialty beers including Prickly Pear 7AM, Margarita Gose, Stout of the Border and more. Freddy's food truck will be there slinging south of the border jalapeño burgers.

Tuesday, May 7

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, May 8

2 events

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 from The Moonshine (Apr. 17) and Sylvia Rose Novak (Apr. 24).

  • UGA Bioconversion Center

    1:30-2:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    Sustainability Tour

    Come tour the Bioconversion Center and learn about composting at UGA. You will learn a unique insight about how small-scale composting can create a significant impact on a large university.

Thursday, May 9

1 event

Events

  • The Ark

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. www.athensark.org/adopt-a-mom

    Adopt-a-Mom for Mother's Day

    For a $25 donation, each adopted mother will receive a bouquet of flowers and a hand-written card and all proceeds will directly benefit The Ark's Single Working Mothers Fund.

Saturday, May 11

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 from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2-3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Salute to the Sun."

  • Southern Brewing Company

    1-6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Mother's Day Artist Market

    Celebrate Mother's Day with an artist market, GG's Sweet Magnolias Food Truck and special Mother's Day beers.

  • Morton Theatre

    6-8 p.m. $15. www.youngdesignerssewing.org

    Young Designers Annual Fashion Show

    This fashion show will feature original garments crafted and sewn by girls in the Young Designers Sewing Program. The girls will model their own creations.  

Tuesday, May 14

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, May 15

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 from The Moonshine (Apr. 17) and Sylvia Rose Novak (Apr. 24).

Saturday, May 18

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 from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (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.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $5 (park pass). gastateparks.orb/hardlaborcreek

    Spring Pioneer Festival

    (Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge) See demonstrations and displays in quilts, spinning wool, clay, campfire cooking, blacksmithing and more.

  • 6:30 a.m. $20-60. www.active.com (search Maxeys, GA)

    Maxeys in May 5K

    (Maxeys Community Center) Join other runners for the inaugural Maxeys in May walk/run. Proceeds will benefit the Maxeys Firefly Trail Fund.

  • 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 Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple.