KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.
Eat iron-rich foods and drink non-caffeinated fluids before donating. Jan. 1, 2–6 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org.
Participants can celebrate the first day of winter with a winter hike and planetarium show. Ages 4–12.
Supplies provided. Ages 11–18.
Celebrate the shortest day of the year with crafts. Ages 6 & up.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
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!
(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.
The program will include selections from Handel's Messiah. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes the solstice with poetry, silence and music. Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.
THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.
HINDSIGHT Modern alt-rock act from Macon.
THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local traditional roots-folk duo.
GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set.
THE WHITE LIGHT SHINES Up-and-coming local blues-rock band.
CHIP MCKENZIE Longtime local singer-songwriter performs a solo set.
SLEEPY BROWN Atlanta hip-hop artist and Dungeon Family associate. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
KILO ALI Atlanta MC responsible for memorable megahits like "Love in Ya Mouth."
BAHDUM BOYS Local hip-hop collective.
AL CHAUNCY North Carolina-based soul singer-songwriter.
DJ KELLY Spinning hip-hop sounds.
PHYSICAL JERKS Elvis Costello covers courtesy of members of Harvey Milk, The Lanes and more.
PAN AND FLASH Local musicians pay tribute to British pop duo Peter and Gordon.
AVERY LEIGH DRAUT The formerly local leader of indie-pop act WANDA performs with a backing band.
THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band.
MY GIRL MY WHISKEY & ME Nomadic progressive bluegrass group originally from Naples, FL.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
Local musician Maggie Hunter hosts a holiday edition sing-a-long.
(4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.
(Sangha Yoga Studio) Yamuna Body Rolling is a six-week series. Wednesdays, Apr. 11–May 16, 6–7 p.m. $108. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.holistichealthrevolution.com
(David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) Access the tree-top canopy with WildRice Adventures using rope, harness and a helmet. Ages 8 & up. Call or email to register. $30. 404-667-5120, email@example.com, www.wildriceadventures.com
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, www.athenslibrary.org/athens
Donors must be at least 17 and bring a valid ID.