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Monday, September 23

2 events

Events

Tuesday, September 24

5 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.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Percentage Night

    A portion of tonight's proceeds will benefit the Adam Cramond and Martin Travel Award.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    8 p.m. 706-354-7901, heirloomathens.com

    Kate Arnold Wines

    Jean and Kate Arnold present the newest Kate Arnold Wines. Call to reserve your spot.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Fall Wreath-Making

    Make a gorgeous autumn wreath. Materials provided. Registration required.

  • Athens Community Career Academy

    5 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/envisionathens

    Envision Athens One Year Celebration

    Come out and and celebrate the progress that has been made toward achieving community-based goals and outline the next steps to be taken. The Good Neighbor Award will also be given to recognize important members of the ACC community. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, September 25

2 events

Events

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–1:30 p.m. $55 (individual), $500 (sponsor table). dlstrong@uga.edu

    17th Annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon

    (Grand Hall) Mary Frances Early, the first African American to graduate from UGA, will speak at UGA's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's luncheon. Proceeds benefit a student scholarship program.

  • 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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Thursday, September 26

3 events

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.com

    Athens Science Café

    Learn about scientific advances towards a world without Malaria from Dr. David Petersen of the UGA Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

  • 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

    (1075 W. Broad St.) Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

Friday, September 27

4 events

Events

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    7 p.m. $20. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Glow in the Dark Yoga

    Jolin Conine and Jeanne Heaton host a special class benefiting One Posture at a Time. There will be a DJ, photo booth and plenty of glow gear.

  • VFW

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7648

    2019 Senior Resource Expo

    Join Athens Family Medicine as they bring organizations that support seniors under one roof. Expect a fun-filled, informative day where attendees leave with new connections and valuable experiences. 

  • 5 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Classic City Block Party

    (College Avenue & Broad Street) United Group of Artists presents a party with live music, vendors, food and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–9 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Hops for Haiti

    A fundraiser benefitting Bethlehem Ministry, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Haitians living in poverty through education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Saturday, September 28

12 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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (10 a.m.).

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Banned Books Festival

    Celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read! Crafts, giveaways, and a talk about censorship and freedom of speech from guest speaker Jonathan Peters of the University of Georgia College of Journalism.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4 p.m. $20–30. www.athenspubcrawls.com

    Wizard Pub Crawl

    Wizards, witches and Potterheads alike materialize in downtown Athens for a house competition, themed drinks, photo ops, and live music at five bars. 

  • Downtown Athens

    12–8 p.m. FREE! www.latinxfestath.com

    LatinxFest

    (Washington St.) The 10th annual LatinxFest will include live music, dance performances, authentic food, kids activities and more. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    3–8:30 p.m. $5–10 (cash only.) www.accgov.com/balloon

    Above Athens Balloon Festival

    Festivities include tethered balloon rides, food trucks, free children's activities, a beer garden, and a business expo presented by the Athens West Business Group. Bulldog 93.3 will also host a live broadcast during the event.

  • 5–11 p.m. FREE! www.deerlickgroup.com

    Deerlick Astronomy Village Fall Open House

    (Deerlick Astronomy Village, Aaron Grier Rd. SE) Enjoy the new moon weekend with family fun and plenty of views into the (night) sky!

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    10 a.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    Henderson Avenue Historic District Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) The neighborhood is part of the original 633-acre tract purchased by John Milledge in 1801. House styles include Folk Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoveryfest.org

    Athens Recovery Fest

    A safe space for people in recovery from substance use and mental health issues to celebrate their recovery with friends and family. Come out and enjoy free food, live music, face painting and games for kids.

  • Hard Labor Creek State Park

    9 a.m.—12 p.m. www.gastateparks.org/hardlaborcreek

    Volunteer Day at Camp Rutledge

    Enjoy a day of work, company, and spooky stories near Hard Labor Creek. Volunteers will receive a free parking pass for the day.  

  • UGA Golf Course

    6:30 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). FREE! 706-889-6156, sgl09709@uga.edu

    Blue & Gold Run for the Dawgs 5K

    Vendors will be available, prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group, and grand prizes will be given to top male and female finishers. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit both UGA Collegiate FFA Alumni and Supporters and the Georgia FFA Foundation.

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/johnq4sheriff

    John Q. Williams for Sheriff Announcement Event

    ACCPD Sgt. John Q. Williams has announced his campaign for Sheriff of Athens-Clarke County. The announcement speech will be followed by a meet-and-greet with light refreshments.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7 p.m. $35. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Beetlejuice Paint & Trivia Night!

    Test your Beetlejuice knowledge while you paint. Sign up required.

Sunday, September 29

5 events

Events

  • 2–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Downtown Festival

    (Washington Street between Hull & Pulaski Streets) The festival includes food trucks, street vendors, kids activities and a special performance by Divas Under the Lights featuring Eureka O'Hara from RuPaul's Drag Race!

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    Reese Street Historic District Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) Community leader Marvin Nunnally will provide a tour of this significant late-19th century urban neighborhood, which was home to a broad spectrum of Athens’ prominent black citizens.

  • 5:30 p.m. $20–75. www.ywco.org

    East Side Eats

    (Athens YWCO) This community event features samples from Craft Public House, DePalma's Eastside, Dominick's,  Lil' Ice Cream Dude and many more. The event also includes a silent auction, cork pull and music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    5–9 p.m. $10. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    One Posture at a Time Benefit Concert and Potluck

    Enjoy live music and a community potluck in honor of National Recovery Month. Musicians Carrie Welling and Sarah Clanton of Nashville will perform. Proceeds benefit One Posture at a Time.

  • 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Grand Opening Celebration

    (Gymnasia Athens) Learn about all of the gymnastics classes the new studio offers.

Monday, September 30

2 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Service Industry Night

    A special event to show appreciation for service industry workers. This month features comedy from Krakin Jokes, food and a video game trailer. 

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 1

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.

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 p.m. (reception), 5 p.m. (lecture). FREE! 706-542-8113, ced50@uga.edu

    Preserving Global Heritage in Times of War and Conflict

    The UGA College of Environment and Design presents Irina Bokova, former Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, for a talk on preserving global cultures and their significant artifacts.

Wednesday, October 2

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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. $50, $75/couple. garden@uga.edu, botgarden.uga.edu

    Native Plant Sale Opening Reception

    Experience exclusive access to a selection of over 150 plant species native to Georgia at the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. The reception includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. RSVP by Sept. 27.

Thursday, October 3

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    (Education and Visitor Center) Join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a talk from botanist Jean Lodge about waxcap mushrooms.

  • 4 p.m. FREE! nikko.terry@uga.edu

    Defending the Public's Enemy Discussion Panel

    (Hirsch Hall, Classroom A) In celebration of Cleveland Chair & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie Brown's book, Defending the Public's Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark, a panel discussion will be held featuring Brown, Bruce Green, Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University School of Law, and W. Bradley Wendel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. A reception will follow.

Friday, October 4

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6 p.m. $125. www.gmnhfriends.org/event

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History Celebration

    World-renowned mycologist and Professor of Biology at Duke University, Dr. Rytas Vilgalys, will be guest speaker. Cocktails and a silent auction will be followed by dinner from home.made.

  • Oct. 4, 5–8 p.m. $15 (preview night) & Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–5p.m. FREE! www.asuskaproduction.com

    Women's Fall Fashion Warehouse Sale

    (Suska Warehouse, 151 Ben Burton Cir., Bogart) A mega warehouse sale consisting of contemporary women's fashion from major brands like J. Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie and more. 

Saturday, October 5

7 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Rivers Alive!

    Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Bring a water bottle and gloves, and be sure to wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

  • 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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (10 a.m.).

  • College Square

    5–10 p.m. FREE! athensgapagans@gmail.com

    Athens Pagan Pride Day

    Celebrate autumn with vendors, workshops and live music. Canned goods and non-perishable food will be collected for Project Safe. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • Sweet Olive Farm

    5–9 p.m. $10 (kids), $25. www.sweetolivefarm.org

    Animal Rescue Fall Fundraiser

    A celebration of baby alpacas, May and June, who were born a year ago. Expect a fun-filled evening with music, beer, wine and plenty of vegan treats.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1-4 p.m. FREE! www.calendar.libs.uga.edu

    Family Day at Brown Media Archives

    An afternoon highlighting the new exhibit "Celebrating Sesame Street." Explore the exhibit, enjoy gallery activities and story time, make your own puppet, watch old episodes of "Sesame Street" and see a live puppet show hosted by local puppeteer Jason Matherly.

  • Oct. 4, 5–8 p.m. $15 (preview night) & Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–5p.m. FREE! www.asuskaproduction.com

    Women's Fall Fashion Warehouse Sale

    (Suska Warehouse, 151 Ben Burton Cir., Bogart) A mega warehouse sale consisting of contemporary women's fashion from major brands like J. Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie and more. 

Sunday, October 6

1 event

Events

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $10–30. pac.uga.edu

    India’s Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

    UGA Presents hosts India’s Nrityagram Dance Ensemble. The award-winning ensemble will be joined by Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company for a program of traditional music and dance.

Tuesday, October 8

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.

  • Fun Galaxy

    5 p.m. $3. www.jrda.org

    Athens Junior Roller Derby Interest Meeting

    Enjoy some skating and a Q&A session about the Junior Roller Derby of Athens. For girls and gender fluid individuals ages 1017. 

Wednesday, October 9

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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Thursday, October 10

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

Friday, October 11

4 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • 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. 

  • Bogart Library

    1–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Classics & Colors

    Enjoy calming time with coloring, classical music and tea or coffee. Adults only.

Saturday, October 12

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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (10 a.m.).

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 3–4 & 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

Sunday, October 13

1 event

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.barkonboulevard.com

    Boo-le-Bark on Boulevard

    Costumed dogs and their humans will walk through the Boulevard neighborhood! Post-parade festivities include live music, a pet photo booth, food trucks and kid activities. 

Tuesday, October 15

1 event

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.

Wednesday, October 16

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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Friday, October 18

1 event

Events

  • 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, October 19

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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (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 Mike Robinson and calling.

Sunday, October 20

1 event

Events

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    Beech Haven Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) Family member Lucy Rowland and Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission Chair Nat Kuykendall will co-lead a tour of the Rowland property on the Middle Oconee River.

Tuesday, October 22

1 event

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.

Wednesday, October 23

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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Thursday, October 24

1 event

Events

  • 6–8:00 p.m. FREE! www.cheerandacro.com

    Trunk-or-Treat

    (Tumbling Academy of Cheer and Acro, 1235 Cedar Shoals Dr.) Come out for plenty of spooky fun like games, door prizes and a costume contest for kids and pets.