COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, October 15

5 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.

  • Bogart Ag Building

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

    Marvelous Mondays

    Kids of all ages can play with Legos.

Tuesday, October 16

3 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, October 17

8 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, October 18

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

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

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/harvest

    Harvest Festival

    Elementary students can celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, candle making, glass blowing and more. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    UGA EcoReach

    The UGA Ecology Club presents hands-on activities about the environment. Ages 11–18.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 17–19, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Early Release Day

    Ages 5–12 can participate in activities while Clarke County School District schools are out early for parent-teacher conferences. Wednesday's theme is "Science Day," Thursday's theme is "Lego STEM Day" and Friday's theme is "Build a Book." Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Become a Junior Paranormal Investigator

    Learn about mysterious phenomena such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle. With a craft to take home. Ages 7–11. 

Friday, October 19

7 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 Tricks or Treats

    Participants will cover kitchen safety, measuring, clean up time, recipe ingredients and more. Ages 1–6.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Pagemasters

    Watch Coraline and discuss the book by Neil Gaiman.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Page Turners

    Ms. Carley reads exciting books. Ages 5–8. 

  • Normal Books

    5–9 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Fall Fest

    A family-friendly version of Reading Between the Wines with fall snacks, cider and games. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 17–19, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Early Release Day

    Ages 5–12 can participate in activities while Clarke County School District schools are out early for parent-teacher conferences. Wednesday's theme is "Science Day," Thursday's theme is "Lego STEM Day" and Friday's theme is "Build a Book." Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    4 Square

    Burn off some energy by playing 4 Square in the library. Ages 11–18.

Saturday, October 20

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    Saturday Morning Club

    The new season kicks off with a Harry Potter-themed performance by the UGA Wind Symphony. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    Family Day: WWI Posters from Around the World

    View the exhibition "For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection," then head to the classroom to make your own poster.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Terrarium Workshop

    Participants bring their own mason jars to make a tiny garden. Ages 8 and up.

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    This Ability/(Dis)Ability Storytime

    (Prince Ave.) A special storytime in honor of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Contributors include the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Literacies and Children's Literature Program at the UGA College of Education, UGA Child Development Lab, reBlossom Mama and Baby Center, and Extra Special Kids.

  • ACC Library

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

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    Celebrate the classic book and new movie with spooky activities. Ages 7–11.

Sunday, October 21

3 events

Kidstuff

Monday, October 22

6 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.

  • Bogart Ag Building

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

    Marvelous Mondays

    Kids of all ages can play with Legos.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    In-between the Lines Book Club

    Discuss Bunnicula by James Howe.

Tuesday, October 23

1 event

Kidstuff

Wednesday, October 24

6 events

Kidstuff

Thursday, October 25

3 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.

  • 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.

Friday, October 26

5 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Saturday, October 27

2 events

Kidstuff

Sunday, October 28

2 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.

  • 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

3 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. 

  • 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. 

Wednesday, October 31

4 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

4 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.

  • 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. 

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.

Friday, November 9

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.