(Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. Dec. 7–10 and Dec. 14–17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/holidayevents
(Alliance Recovery Center, 119 Sycamore Dr.) Free rapid testing for HIV and Hep. C with confirmation bloodwork until supplies run out. Dec. 1, 6 a.m.–1 p.m. alliancerecoverycenter.com
BREE COULEUR Newly local singer-songwriter playing stripped-down folk music.
ANGELO FIARETTI Solo Americana singer-songwriter.
ALEC STANLEY Athens-based singer-songwriter.
JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts this monthly jam session.
OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte.
Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.
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.
Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.
Must have previous experience using a sewing machine. Ages 9–14.
Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.
Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.
All are welcome to join in.
Beginner players welcome.
Test your general knowledge for prizes.
(1985 Barnett Shoals Rd.) ORCTU meets the third Monday of the month. Warnell student Shelby Chumley will talk about her work as a US Forest Service intern at Chugach National Forest in Cordova, Alaska.
(Center City Ballet, 750 N. Chase St.) Work in trios and rotate through the roles of base, flier and spotter. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. www.centercityballet.com
Get ready for the Dec. 2 Outlander fan event with a book discussion on Voyager (Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon on Nov. 4, Book 1 on NOv. 6 and Dragonfly in Amber on Nov. 20.
Bring a book from home to trade and talk books with the Monday Book Club over tea and cider.
Flicker Dinner & a Movie presents two screenings of director Paul Michael Glaser's Stephen King adaptation, plus a German/Austrian dinner menu served by High Life Pop-Ups. See Double Feature on p. 18.
Participants can drop in and make a card of thanks for someone in the community. The library will deliver to local school and city buildings. Through Nov. 20. www.athenslibrary.org/bogart
"Intro to Word 2010." Nov. 11, 3 p.m. "Intro to Excel 2010." Nov. 16, 2 p.m. "Windows Basics." Nov. 20, 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee