Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Includes free breakfast and live entertainment. Bring a water bottle and glives, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes.
This annual festival celebrates recovery and provides hygiene kits, interview clothing, raffle items, scholarships, free Hepatitis C screenings and raffle items. Performances by Lexington Jam, Convince the Kid, Fat Arm Daddy and Mister Tie Dye.
(Double Helix STEAM School, 580 Tallassee Rd.) Learn about the Double Helix School, serving 4th–8th graders.
The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.
Celebrate the release of a beer brewed inside of a giant pumpkin.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.
Shay Lavi of Let's Eat takes over the bar for a late night pop-up featuring Middle Eastern-inspired tapas and cocktails.
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.
FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes.
BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.
EL ESCAPADO Punk rock group out of Nashville.
CAULFIELD High-energy local garage-rap band.
CUDDLEFISH Local self-described "snot-punk heartthrobs."
BLUE BODIES New local punk band.
MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local harcore band.
RAT BABIES Doomy, psychedelic, long-running local two-piece.
TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by longtime Athenian Adrya Stembridge.
REBEL UNION Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.
RYLY Singer-songwriter promoting his first EP.
JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.
ATHENS RECOVERY FEST Featuring performances by Lexington Jam, Convince the Kid, Fat Arm Daddy and Mister Tie Dye.
WHITNEY Melancholic indie-rock group out of Chicago featuring former members of Smith Westerns. See story on p. 9.
KWEKU COLLINS Young, melodic hip-hop artist from Chicago.
IMMATERIAL POSSESSION New, Atlanta-based duo.
FEMALE IMAGINATION Local experimental act.
JIMENA LOREDA Surrealist artist and puppeteer.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
GENKI GENKI PANIC Instrumental horror-surf group from Chattanooga.
THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.
LADY LOVE & THE LOSING STREAK Rootsy, riffy rock quartet from Atlanta.
Join the ACC Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and the Oconee Rivers Audobon Society as they celebrate nature's clean-up crew, the vultures! Activities include a guided bird walk, a "Birds of Prey" presentation and a vulture-themed costume contest.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.
DJS CHIEF ROCKA & Q Local DJs spin Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.
(Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.
(Wall of Books, Watkinsville) Retired professor of Ecology at UGA Dac Crossley celebrates his book, Escape from the Alamo.
The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.
Check out 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the Ceseri Collection, them try out different drawings, materials and techniques to create your own work of art.
Bring a flashlight and take a nighttime adventure out to Washington Farms for their corn maze. Ages 12–14. Registration required.
A country party based on the beloved novel. Light snacks provided. For ages 6–11 and their caregivers.
(Wall of Books, Watkinsville) Author Julie Landon will read The Little Voice.
Watch the game on two big screens. Today is also Bumpkinfest, which stars a beer brewed inside of a giant pumpkin.
Margot Ecke leads a workshop. Held in conjunction with the exhibition "All That Remains is Nowhere: A Sampling of 21st Century Book Arts," which features a collection of simple book structures, sculptural work and conceptual book art by various artists including Brian Hitselberger, Eileen Wallace and Ecke. Register online.
(Visitor Center) Learn about the equipment, composition and other skills to enhance your flower photos.
Learn how to disable an attacker. Ages 12 and up.
See yoga demos and hear Jeff and Mardy Chen give a presentation on healing benefits.
The Town & Gown Players present Ira Levin's Deathtrap. A thriller author who has lost his mojo will do anything to get it back.
UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.
Rose of Athens Theatre presents a one-night performance of a touring show.
Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Beginners welcome. Student discounts available. 706-353-9642, www.fuelhotyoga.com
Women to the World offers programs for obtaining a GED, computer literacy, language and job-skill training. 706-548-0000, www.womentotheworld.org
Ongoing classes in Kundalini, Hatha, gentle yoga, laughing yoga, acroyoga, karate and one-on-one yoga as well as guided meditation. Check website for schedule. Donation based. email@example.com, www.rubbersoulyoga.com
Volunteers are needed to help socialized adoptable cats and dogs, participate at adoption events around town, and assist at the spay/neuter center and general shelter. www.athenshumanesociety.org
Seeking volunteers to drive veterans to their medical appointments and assisting in the office with scheduling and dispatching. Contact Donna Ingram, volunteer coordinator, at 1-800-836-5561 ext. 5959 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique of healing which reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Each circle involves meditation, sound healing, and Reiki treatments. Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 7–9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. email@example.com, www.heartpathstudio.org
Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650
Volunteers wanted to refurbish and recycle computers. Free IT Athens provides technology resources to Athens residents and organizations. No experience necessary, but first-timers should come to an orientation. www.freeitathens.org/volunteer
The Art Passport is a new free booklet that provides an interactive visit for families and children. Get your passport stamped each time you visit an exhibit, or feel free to draw on its pages in response to what you see in the galleries. Available at the front desk. 706-613-3623
(Let It Be Yoga Studio, 100 Barnett Shoals Rd.) This four-hour self-defense class incorporates lectures and scenario based exercises. Tactics include self-defense spray, kubaton and grappling release. Oct. 29, 12:30–4:30 p.m. $75. www.protectivereach.com
(Craig Gum Photography Studio, 160 Winston Dr., Suite 10) Classes are held every first and third Tuesday of the month. Subjects vary. firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACC Leisure Services Department is seeking public input regarding the benefits of its programs and services to the community. Give feedback in the Community Survey. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Bring in your used costumes before Sept. 30 and come back on Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for a new-to-you one. 706-796-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee
Bookmaking led by Margot Ecke. Registration required. Sept. 30, 12–4 p.m. www.athensclarkecounty.com/7745/Master-Class-in-Book-Arts-with-Margot-Ec