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Tuesday, October 23

1 event

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Wednesday, October 24

6 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, October 25

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • East Athens Community Center

    5–7 p.m. $4. www.accgov.com/halloween

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 5–12.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Halloween Carnival and Boo at the Zoo

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include games, stories and a costume contest. Ages 2–12.

  • YMCA

    6–7:30 p.m. athensymca.org/trunk-or-treat

    Trunk or Treat

    Participants should come in family-friendly costumes to trunk or treat. Prizes for trunk decorations. 

Friday, October 26

9 events

Kidstuff

  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. FREE (ages 0–5), $5–7. www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. See Story on p. 9.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.akfathens.com

    Halloween Party

    (AKF Athens Martial Arts) Families and friends are invited to come in costume for games and treats. The party is also an open house for AKF. Attendees are encouraged to bring candy for the candy cauldron.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Out of School Program

    Participants will learn about healthy snacks and smoothies while staying active in "Let's Move." 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Spooky Storytime

    Listen to the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and make a craft.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Haunted House

    Get scared (but not too scared) in this year's library haunted house. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Day Off School: Hotel Transylvania

    A resort day filled with monster freeze tag, a cardboard zombie craft, vampire pumpkins and a creepy snack. Costumes encouraged.

  • Lay Park

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3596

    Day Off School: Washington Farms Trip

    Children will take a trip to see how pumpkins are grown on the farm, stroll through the petting zoo, take a wagon ride and spend time on jumping pillows.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3596

    Day Off School: Let's Move

    A fun filled day of movement and health foods.

Saturday, October 27

2 events

Kidstuff

Sunday, October 28

3 events

Kidstuff

  • First Baptist Church

    5–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.firstbaptistathens.org

    Fall Festival

    Activities include crafts, trunk-or-treating for kids and gift basket drawings, a hot dog dinner and more. Costumes optional.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult). siriusathletics@gmail.com

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Participants can run a 2k (ages 7 and under) or a 3k (ages 8 and older).

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    4–6 p.m. FREE! holycrossathens.com

    Trunk or Treat

    Show off your costumes and get some candy. 

Monday, October 29

7 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. 

  • 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 Ag Building

    10:15 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 Ag Building

    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

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Teen Book Club

    Discuss The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White and enjoy snacks. Ages 12 and up. 

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Haunted House: Deconstruction

    Help take down a month of creative work and organize it for next year. Grades 6–12. 

  • Bogart Ag Building

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

    Hocus Pocus Escape Room

    Teens must solve the Sanderson Sister Mystery to make it out of the Escape Room. Grades 6–12. 

Tuesday, October 30

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, October 31

8 events

Kidstuff

Friday, November 2

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Saturday, November 3

7 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    UGA Theatre presents a performance coinciding with UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • Multiple Locations

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Family Day Activities

    Family activities for Spotlight on the Arts featuring dance and literary workshops, a musical instrument petting zoo and performances. Visit website for locations and events.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4 p.m. FREE! russlib@uga.edu

    A Moveable Feast

    (Room 285)  Attendees will go on a tour of artist Micaela Hobbs' Thanksgiving table display before creating WE Thanksgiving tablescapes of their own. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. $3. www.accgov.com/stormwater

    "When Nature Calls"

    Participants can celebrate World Toilet Day by learning about toilets that can turn poo into manure, water treatment plants, animal poop and more. Ages 4 and up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Transforming Metal

    Participants will draw inspiration from sculptures and linear prints by Richard Hunt, then create their own metal sculpture. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts.

Monday, November 5

4 events

Kidstuff

Tuesday, November 6

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned.

Thursday, November 8

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga.edu

    Teen Studio

    Teens ages 13–18 will learn about and draw inspiration from "Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann." Pizza included.

Friday, November 9

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Lil Master Chef's Turkey Time

    The program will focus on Thanksgiving and turkey specialties. Ages 1–6. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Elementary Storytime

    Enjoy books and crafts with Ms. Carley. Ages 6–10 and their caregivers.

Friday, November 16

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Friday, November 23

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.