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Thursday, November 20

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the 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.

  • 8 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3512, www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (OmniSource Corporation, 590 Old Hull Rd.) Leaders in the Athens manufacturing and business community describe their efforts to reduce costs and natural resource consumption. Light breakfast will be followed by introductions, a presentation and a tour of the Hull Road facility. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $15. www.northgeorgiacottage.org

    Unplugged for the Cottage

    Live music from Betsy Franck, Clay Leverett, Adam Payne, Adam Poulin, Clarence "Big C" Cameron, Clint Swords and more, plus food from eight local restaurants and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center.

Friday, November 21

3 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • The Globe

    6-9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting: Wines for Thanksgiving

    Sample five different wines hand-selected for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22

3 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Drew Kohl (8 a.m.) and The Solstice Sisters (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.

Sunday, November 23

2 events

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    White Buffalo Christmas

    Celebrate Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a puppet show and more.

  • Multiple Locations

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.roseofathens.wordpress.com

    5 Points Holiday Open House

    Activities include photos with Santa at Half Moon Outfitters (1–5 p.m.); Kids with Guitars performance at Appointments at Five (1–3 p.m.); and Meridian Womens Chorus in front of the Hodgson's Terrace Building (3 p.m.). Rose of Athens Victorian Carolers will perform in front of The Park at Five Points (4 p.m.), then stroll around.

Monday, November 24

1 event

Events

Tuesday, November 25

4 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted. This will be the last produce stand of the season!

  • West Broad Market Garden

    3 p.m.–dusk. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. This week's special Thanksgiving-themed market will feature fried turkey tastings and a Community Collards Cookoff.

Wednesday, November 26

3 events

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-338-8284

    Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

    (Bigger Visions Community Shelter) This event provides a Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, hungry and needy families. Winter wear, toiletries and haircuts to those in need will also be provided.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Athens Farmers Market

    Heirloom hosts a mini Athens Farmers Market to help with holiday meal planning. Several farmers and vendors will be on site with fresh produce and items. Visit Heirloom's website for an order form of sides and pies that can be ordered in advance and picked up during lunch.

Thursday, November 27

1 event

Events

  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515, www.five-bar.com/athens

    Five Athens Charity Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted by those capable of making them to benefit Extra Special People.

Friday, November 28

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

Saturday, November 29

2 events

Events

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.

Sunday, November 30

1 event

Events

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, retail specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

3 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

Wednesday, December 3

2 events

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures, as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty. 

Thursday, December 4

3 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "The 12 Days of Christmas." The parade begins at the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony hosted by Santa.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures, as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty. 

  • East Georgia Red Cross

    10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-1645

    Holiday Mail for Heroes

    (2nd Floor Meeting Room) Each year, the American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families and activity-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. Swing by the office to drop off or create a card. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Friday, December 5

3 events

Events

  • 6 p.m. FREE! www.greensboroholiday.com

    Downtown Greensboro Tree Lighting

    (Downtown Greensboro) An evening of music, food and holiday fun. Children, be sure to bring your wish list because Santa will be in town for pictures. There will also be an old-fashioned hayride through town and holiday tunes sung around the tree.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–9 p.m. $15. www.unitedwaynega.org

    Athens YPN Christmas Extravaganza

    This fundraiser for The United Way includes food, desserts, drinks and prizes.

Saturday, December 6

5 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Holiday Open House

    Activities will include a visit with Santa, arts and crafts, and the Deck the Walls gift market. Musical performances by Athens Academy's orchestra and quintet, operatic holiday songs by Mark Helwig and Irish tunes by Joe Wiley and Jason Cade.

  • The Melting Point

    6:30 p.m. $15 (wristband). 706-206-7622

    Santa Pub Crawl

    The Santa Pub Crawl takes revelers to five clubs and pubs where there will be live music or a DJ and drink specials. Proceeds benefit the Athens Humane Society. The lineup includes The Melting Point (6:30 p.m.), Boars Head (7:45 p.m.), Georgia Theatre Rooftop (9:15 p.m.), Nowhere Bar (10:45 p.m.) and Little Kings Shuffle Club (12:15 a.m.). Costumes encouraged.

Sunday, December 7

1 event

Events

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    9 a.m. $10-20. hprbclub@gmail.com

    Run for Ebola Relief 5K

    Run or walk to raise funds for relief towards the ebola epidemic occurring in West Africa. Proceeds go towards Doctors Without Borders.

Monday, December 8

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 9

2 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

Wednesday, December 10

1 event

Events

Saturday, December 13

2 events

Events

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.

Sunday, December 14

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 16

2 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

Wednesday, December 17

1 event

Events

Saturday, December 20

2 events

Events

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.