COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, December 12

7 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Elf Training

    Make an elf hat, ornaments, wrapping paper, enjoy holiday treats and sing in the Elfin Choir. Participants will graduate from the program with a certificate given out by Santa himself. For children ages 3–11 and their caregiver. 

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrarly.org/athens

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    A unique, early-literacy storytime program for children ages 024 months and their caregiver. This three-week class incorporates books, nursery rhymes, musical instruments and interactive play. Space is limited, please register to attend.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Teen Thursdays

    Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 1318.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Crazy 8s Math Club

    Explore math games at this interactive program for students in grades K–2.

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com/yabookclub

    YA Book Club

    Young adults are invited to discuss this month’s pick, Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Gaming Sports Challenge

    Join the Athens Alliance Coalition for an afternoon of Madden football and more on the Playstation. For teens in grades 6–12 only. 

Friday, December 13

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Spanish Storytime

    Listen and practice Spanish songs and stories. Participants do not need to speak Spanish.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Hands In! Presents: American Sign Language for Teens

    Hands In! will teach teens how to communicate using American Sign Language.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Make and Take Holiday Cards

    Drop in anytime and make holiday cards for family and friends. All materials provided.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Star Wars Escape Room

    Put your Jedi skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to escape from a starship. There will be seven 45-minute sessions throughout the day for adults and teens ages 13 and up. Arrive early to enjoy snacks and take photos.

Saturday, December 14

11 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8, 9 or 10 a.m. $5 (ACC residents), $7.50 (non-ACC residents.) www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast and take photos with Jolly Old St. Nick. This holiday event also includes crafts and activities for children. Children under 2 are free and not required to register.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8, 9 or 10 a.m. $5 (ACC residents), $7.50 (non-ACC residents.) www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast and take photos with Jolly Old St. Nick. This holiday event also includes crafts and activities for children. Children under 2 are free and not required to register.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8, 9 or 10 a.m. $5 (ACC residents), $7.50 (non-ACC residents.) www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast and take photos with Jolly Old St. Nick. This holiday event also includes crafts and activities for children. Children under 2 are free and not required to register.

  • Memorial Park

    9 or 10 a.m. $5 (ACC residents) $7.50 (non-ACC residents.) www.athensclarkecounty.com/holidayevents

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast, get a photo with Santa, make crafts and participate in holiday-themed activities. Children under 2 are free and not required to register.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    9:30 a.m–11:30 a.m. & 12:30–2 p.m. $2 or unwrapped toy donation. www.ocaf.com

    Mingle with Kringle

    Activities include photos with Kringle, holiday crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus and a children’s show.

  • 9 a.m. $10. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Breakfast with the Grinch

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Eat breakfast, make crafts and take a picture with the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Santa Visit

    Drop in for hot chocolate and pose for photos with Mr. Claus himself. There will also be a letter to Santa writing station, “Adopt-a-Santa” bears to raise money for the Friends of the Madison County Library and MOAS Pets will be in attendance with information on animals up for adoption.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Home for the Holidays

    Explore decorative arts from the “Material Georgia 1733–1900: Two Decades of Scholarship” exhibition, sing holiday favorites with the Meridian Women’s Choir, and make your own holiday-inspired work of art. Light holiday treats and refreshments will be served.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Storytime & Activities

    Celebrate two new releases guaranteed to put a smile on kids' faces: The Cool Bean and The Serious Goose.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bookin’ It With Santa

    Visit Santa and receive a free book. All ages are invited to enjoy crafts, cookies and take pictures.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Christmas Ornament Workshop

    Make your own special ornaments to take home and help decorate the Storyroom Christmas tree while rocking out to some holiday music. For children ages 3–8 and their caregiver.

Sunday, December 15

4 events

Kidstuff

Monday, December 16

8 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • Oconee County Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Visit with Santa

    Meet Santa and take a picture together.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Homeschool Hangout

    Homeschool families are invited to join staff for an introduction to library resources geared toward homeschooling. There will also be a library scavenger hunt activity for children and teens.

Tuesday, December 17

6 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, December 18

10 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, December 19

11 events

Kidstuff

Friday, December 20

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Kids Can Bake

    Join Ms. Carley for a sweet storytime and learn how to make a new treat. Ages 5–10 and their caregivers.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Make and Take Holiday Cards

    Drop in anytime and make holiday cards for family and friends. All materials provided.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Multicultural Holiday Celebration

    Join Teen Services for games, crafts and cookie-decorating fun while you learn how Christmas and other winter holidays are celebrated around the world. For grades 6–12.

  • Bishop Park

    4–8 p.m. $10 (ACC residents), $15 (non-ACC residents). www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Gymnastic's Santa's Helper Mini-Camp

    Bring the kids out for a night of gymnastics, crafts, holiday-themed games and more. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Interactive Movie for Tweens

    Tweens ages 9–13 are invited to join Ms. Molly for an interactive screening of Elf.

Saturday, December 21

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Avid Bookshop

    11 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time with Santa Claus

    (Prince Ave.) Join Santa Claus and Miss Rachel for a special story time including carols and a chance to snap a photo with Santa.


  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Storytime & Activities

    Enjoy a storytime dedicated to Construction Site on Christmas Night, followed by activities.

Monday, December 23

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Family Craft

    Drop in for hot cocoa, cookies and crafts for the little ones.  Ages 6 and up.

Saturday, December 28

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Storytime & Activities

    Enjoy a storytime and activities dedicated to The Kindness Book.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Yoga Storytime

    Enjoy a story and learn some simple yoga poses. Attendees are asked to bring their own yoga mat or beach towel; a few will be available to borrow. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Sunday, December 29

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Baby & Me Storytime

    Read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for the little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0–2. This week's book is Pop-Up Peekaboo: Things That Go.

Monday, December 30

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Fine Motor Fun

    Drop in for a special program created just for little ones! Using everyday objects, kids will build their fine motor skills with fun and creativity.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Graphic Novel Book Club

    Join Ms. Molly for a teen book club featuring graphic novels. Enjoy discussion, activity and snacks.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Homeschool Hangout

    Homeschool families are invited to join staff for an introduction to library resources geared toward homeschooling. There will also be a library scavenger hunt activity for children and teens.

Wednesday, January 8

1 event

Kidstuff

Saturday, January 11

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Comic Strip Monsters

    Explore the art of local cartoonist Patrick Dean in an exhibition that includes cover art, a weekly comic strip for Flagpole and examples of his student work from UGA. After viewing Dean's work, participants are invited to create their own comic strip to take home.