COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, October 14

9 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    Bring your own decorated pumpkin (no carving) to the library Oct. 21–25. Winners announced Saturday. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

  • Oconee County Library

    5:00 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Read to Rover

    Relax with the company of therapy dogs. 

  • 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 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.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

Tuesday, October 15

6 events

Kidstuff

  • Bogart Library

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

    Murder Mystery Night

    Enjoy a mystery dinner theater. Pizza provided. Grades 612 only.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Tiny Tales on Tuesdays

    Storytime and a craft. Ages 18 months–6 years. 

  • ACC Library

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

    D&D Club

    Dungeons and Dragons for all experience levels.

  • Lay Park

    6 p.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/halloween

    Pumpkin Hunt

    Participants will hunt mini candy-filled pumpkins, complete crafts and play pumpkin-themed games during this family event.

  • Oct. 15–16, 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Park!

    (Harris Shoals Park) The Oconee County Library will present this week's storytimes (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Music Jam program (Thursday) at the park.

Wednesday, October 16

8 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers. Ages 5 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers. Ages 5 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Art Cart (After Class)

    Enjoy “choose your own adventure”-style gallery activities, art projects and games that explore a different gallery each month. This month, drop in and explore “Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories.”

  • ACC Library

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

    TeenTober

    Enjoy fun games, spooky treats, music, karaoke and more. Grades 6-12 only.

  • Oct. 15–16, 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Park!

    (Harris Shoals Park) The Oconee County Library will present this week's storytimes (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Music Jam program (Thursday) at the park.

Thursday, October 17

4 events

Kidstuff

Friday, October 18

4 events

Kidstuff

  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. FREE (ages 0–5), $6–8. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various family-friendly Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Stories & Songs at Memorial Park

    Bring a blanket and enjoy stories, songs and instruments with Mr. Evan. Weather permitting. Ages 2–5. 

  • Bogart Library

    3-5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Make or Take Craft

    Make cute little pumpkins out of old books. Make it there or take it with you. Ages 13 and up, all supplies provided.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Silly Sock Monsters

    Bring an old sock or two and make silly or scary monsters. Other materials will be provided. Some light sewing may be required. For ages 8 & up. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Saturday, October 19

4 events

Kidstuff

Sunday, October 20

2 events

Kidstuff

Monday, October 21

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 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.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

Tuesday, October 22

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Tiny Tales on Tuesdays

    Storytime and a craft. Ages 18 months–6 years. 

  • ACC Library

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

    D&D Club

    Dungeons and Dragons for all experience levels.

  • Fun Galaxy

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

    Athens Junior Rollersquad General Interest Meeting

    Girls and gender fluid persons ages 10–17 are invited to come out with their families for a Q&A and fun skate.

Wednesday, October 23

7 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • ACC Library

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

    Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club

    Read with friends, eat pizza and chat about popular Young Adult books. This month's selection is Fake ID by Lamar Giles.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    20th Annual Halloween Carnival

    Put on your favorite Halloween disguise and enjoy a haunting evening of seasonal tales, costumes, shadow puppetry and surprises. After the performance, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk. There will be a haunted Storyroom, vintage carnival games and an assortment of spooky crafts.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    Children ages 4 and up will engage in building, based on a theme from a story. This month's building is a spooky mansion.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    Children ages 4 and up will engage in building, based on a theme from a story. This month's building is a spooky mansion.

Thursday, October 24

8 events

Kidstuff

Friday, October 25

1 event

Kidstuff

Saturday, October 26

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. (hourly time slots) FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Haunted Library Escape Room

    Escape from library ghosts and other ghoulish scenarios. Call and register for your preferred time slot. Ages 10 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. (hourly time slots) FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Haunted Library Escape Room

    Escape from library ghosts and other ghoulish scenarios. Call and register for your preferred time slot. Ages 10 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. (hourly time slots) FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Haunted Library Escape Room

    Escape from library ghosts and other ghoulish scenarios. Call and register for your preferred time slot. Ages 10 and up.

Monday, October 28

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. 

  • 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

    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.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is 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. This month's novel is All Summer Long by Hope Larson.

Tuesday, October 29

8 events

Kidstuff

  • East Athens Community Center

    5–7 p.m. $3 (ACC residents), $4.50 (non-ACC residents) www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    East Athens Halloween Carnival

    Festivities include a costume contest, face painting, haunted house, games and more. Ages 5–18.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Tiny Tales on Tuesdays

    Storytime and a craft. Ages 18 months–6 years. 

  • ACC Library

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

    D&D Club

    Dungeons and Dragons for all experience levels.

  • Lay Park

    6 p.m. $3–4.50. www.accgov.com/halloween

    Zombie Fun & Fright Night

    This night of fright and family fun features themed crafts and spooky games and haunted house. For ages 212. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Georgie the Ghost’s Halloween Storytime Party

    Discover the classic story of Georgie the Ghost and enjoy seasonal songs, rhymes, crafts and snacks. For children ages 25 and their caregiver. Costumes are encouraged.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Georgie the Ghost’s Halloween Storytime Party

    Discover the classic story of Georgie the Ghost and enjoy seasonal songs, rhymes, crafts and snacks. For children ages 25 and their caregiver. Costumes are encouraged.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Day of the Dead Crafts

    Get ready for Day of the Dead by making  and decorating sugar skulls, flower crowns and more. Grades 612 only.

Wednesday, October 30

7 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Genealogy Program

    A Heritage Room librarian will teach teens basics for finding their ancestors in "I Seek Dead People: A Teen's Intro to Genealogy." 

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com

    Halloween Party

    Babies, toddlers and children are invited to the annual party and costume parade.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Day of the Dead

    Kids ages 4 and up will learn the history and cultural significance of Day of the Dead make some crafts to prepare for the festivities.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Day of the Dead

    Kids ages 4 and up will learn the history and cultural significance of Day of the Dead make some crafts to prepare for the festivities.

Thursday, October 31

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Clarke Central High School

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! barnerc@clarke.k12.ga.us

    CCHS Trunk or Treat

    (Baxter Street Parking Lot) CCHS's Women and Gender Studies Club hosts a trunk or treat night. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween

    Kick off Halloween with a few spooky animated shorts, based on classic children’s picture books like The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, A Very Brave Witch and Los Gatos Black on Halloween. Ages 4–8 and their caregiver.

Friday, November 1

1 event

Kidstuff

Monday, November 4

4 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. 

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

Tuesday, November 5

3 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, November 7

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    10:30 a.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Gym Time Fun

    An instructor-led game session will be followed by 30 minutes of open play in the gym for the little ones. Bring a water bottle and closed toe shoes.

Monday, November 11

4 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. 

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 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 and registration is required.

Tuesday, November 12

3 events

Kidstuff