Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.
Teens ages 13–18 will learn about still-life painting traditions and see examples from the permanent collection. Pizza included.
This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.
ACC Leisure Services offers the Trail Creek Park Splash Pad. Tuesdays–Sundays from May 27–Aug. 6, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Rocksprings Splash Pad will open May 27. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarkecounty.com/splashpad
(Pinewoods Library, 1465 Hwy 29, North Lot F-12) Academy Sports and Athens Twilight will present 20 bicycles and helmets to children in the Pinewoods community.
Peace Camp teaches peacemaking skills through games, stories, art projects and yoga. Ages 6–12. June 26–30. Hogwarts School at the Pyramid is full of wizardry classes and Quidditch. July 10–14 or July 17–21. $80–150 (sliding scale). 706-546-7914, firstname.lastname@example.org
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
The conference will feature media experts from Google, MailChimp, Buffer and Moz.
Attend an information session and tour the school. Programs are for ages 2–4.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace with music by DJ Re>Ron. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on a leash.
Get a head start of celebrating Athens Twilight.
Artists Jaquelynn Faass, Erin McIntosh and Duane Paxson will lead guests through the "42nd Juried Exhibition."
The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty.
The galery features the 2017 winners of the UNG Department of Fine Arts Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship award: Lindsey Blankenship, Roberta Johnson and Lyra Marshall.
Heather Foster leads a four-part series of studio sessions focused on the human figure. Includes materials. All experience levels welcome. Thursdays through May, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $15. 706-542-8863, email@example.com
BOMBADIL Durham, NC folk-pop band with charming and picturesque lyrics and intrumentation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
GREATER PYRENEES Folk-pop endeavor headed by Sean Kirkpatrick.
GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that mixes Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.
SHAWQ MUSIQ Local Arabic band playing Middle Eastern music.
MOSAIC Local indie-folk group with a rich sound.
THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.
DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.
CHASE RICE Former UNC linebacker and NASCAR crew member has turned his focus towards radio-friendly country music.
RYAN KINDER Up and coming Nashville artist straddling the line between country and pop.
MEGAN MORONEY No info available.
REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot.
GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. CD-book release show!
BED DETH No info available.
BLUE BODIES New local punk band.
EMMA FERN Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.
BEAU HIGGINS The lead singer of Decatur's Beauregard and the Down Right gets down solo.
RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.
DJ RE>RON Playing your favorites for Yappy Hour.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
ROBBIE DUDE & FRIENDS Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."
Bring blankets and chairs to watch this Hitchcock classic in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden.
Learn how to be "money smart" in this financial literacy class.
(Avid Bookshop Five Points) Meet Amy Trauger in conversation with Craig Page for the book We Want Land to Live: Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty.
Criminal Justice Attorney Barbara Mattes presents "The Impact of Mass Incarceration and How to Regain Your Legal Rights."
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
Win house cash prizes every Tuesday and Thursday.
(Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.
Athens Creative Theatre goes back in time with programs such as the "LUX Radio Hour," "The CBS Mystery Hour," "Ozzie and Harriet" and more.
The Upper School Drama Department presents the classic story of summer loving.
Learn setup, maintenance and how to install and uninstall software. Registration required.
Dana Wildsmith leads a three-session workshop for first-time fiction writers. The workshop focuses on plots, character development, creating scenes and descriptive writing. All skill levels welcome. May 6, 13 & 20, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $140. www.ocaf.com
(Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Prepare a one-minute classical monologue. Email to sign up for audition time. May 1, 6–9 p.m. Production will be held June 15–18. firstname.lastname@example.org
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, www.athenslibrary.org