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Wednesday, October 22

3 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Appalachian Rhythm.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Chase Street School

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788, www.athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Food for Thought: Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

    Caree Cotwright, a faculty member in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, speaks about nutrition and childhood obesity at the October meeting for the Athens Science Café.

Thursday, October 23

4 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. $10. entomolo@uga.edu

    Octobeefest

    Receive information about the benefits of pollination from UGA Entomology Department students, sample local beers and learn about local bees.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/harvest

    40th Annual Harvest Festival

    Celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as beekeeping, soap making, quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing and more.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820

    Folklore, Facts & Fables: Haunted Happy Hour

    Go on a downtown walking tour to explore the spooks, specters and other oddities of the Classic City. Call for reservation. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Friday, October 24

2 events

Events

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    Oct. 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m. ($10 preview sale) & Oct. 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    Junque in the Trunk

    Bargain hunters and treasure seekers can shop among antiques and collectables, clothing, jewelry, household items, tools and more. 

Saturday, October 25

19 events

Events

  • Georgia Square Mall

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred two boxes of personal documents. Boxes must be able to be lifted by one person. Additional boxes can be shred for a fee of $5 per box, payable in cash. Secure destruction of confidential and sensitive material is available.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. $1. www.stphilothea.ga.goarch.org

    2014 Greek Food Festival

    (Watkinsville) Complete with Greek food, music, dancing and church tours. 

  • 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 Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

  • 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.) live music and more. This week features a sweet potato pie contest, kids' costume contest, prizes and a raffle.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    1–5 p.m. dawgs4diabetesuga@gmail.com

    JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Join the walk to show support and raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    11 a.m. $15–20. www.classicraceservices.com

    6th Annual 5K Band on the Run

    The OCHS Warrior Marching Band hosts a race. Proceeds help purchase instruments and equipment.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–9 p.m. $5 (children), $10. www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence Masquerade Contra Dance

    Wild Intelligence hosts an evening of nature-based activities including costume crafting, primitive skill instruction, a contra dance and a silent auction featuring the arts and crafts of local artists.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    8:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (race). www.active.com

    Fright Flight 5K Trail Run

    Costumes are encouraged but not required. Awards will be given to top runners as well as best costumes. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (ceremony), 8:30 a.m. (walk). www.alz.org/walk

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Start, join or support a team in the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6–7 p.m. FREE! www.friendsofthewintervillelibrary.org

    Halloween Bash

    (Winterville) Enjoy free baked goods, hot cider and treats for kids while listening to live music by The Vineyard Band. Dress up to enter the adult costume contest.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    Oct. 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m. ($10 preview sale) & Oct. 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    Junque in the Trunk

    Bargain hunters and treasure seekers can shop among antiques and collectables, clothing, jewelry, household items, tools and more. 

  • Goodness Grows

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $10–35. www.goodnessgrows.com

    The Legends of Oglethorpe

    Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful nursery and the historic streets of Lexington while you learn about the rich history of Oglethorpe County. Actors will portray notable individuals of the county who helped form the nation's history.

  • 12 p.m. FREE! www.eastgeorgiacancer.org

    Fall Festival

    (UGA Health Sciences Campus) Come dressed in your Halloween costume for pumpkin decorating, entertainment and food. Health information and screenings will be available too. 

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    7 p.m. www.samaritannega.org/2014-alter-ego-ball

    Alter Ego Ball

    Local business and civil leaders will adopt new identities to fundraise for the Samaritan Center's Counseling Assistance Fund. Vote for your favorite alter ego by contributing to the fund. The event features music, comedy, a silent auction and more. 

  • Bell Acres Resort

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $5. www.nudistresortga.com

    Halloween Party

    The nudist resort hosts a Halloween party. Bring your own drinks and be ready to sing and dance the night away during karaoke with Bad Boy Chris Allen. Dress up for the costume contest. 

  • The Office Lounge

    3–7 p.m. 706-546-0840

    8th Annual Blues N' BBQ

    This fundraiser for the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter features BBQ pork and chicken, live music at 5 p.m. from the Erik Neil Band, games, raffles, a silent auction and dogs available for adoption.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.gymdogs.com

    Georgia Gymdogs Pumpkin Peek

    (Suzanne Yoculan Training Coliseum) Join the Gymdogs for kids activities (9 a.m.), costume contest (10 a.m.), autographs and photo opportunities (12 p.m.) and a preview of the current gymnastics team.

Sunday, October 26

3 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1:40 p.m. (costume contest), 2 p.m. (one mile run), 2:30 p.m. (5K). $17–20. 706-613-3615

    Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K & One Mile Goblin Fun Run

    Both events follow the paved path of the Greenway starting and finishing at Sandy Creek Nature Center. This event benefits the center. Registration required.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.communitydanceday.weebly.com

    5th Annual Community Dance Day Celebration

    The UGA Department of Dance presents an afternoon of free events aimed at sharing the joy of dance with the Athens community.

  • 5 p.m. $65. www.heirloomathens.com

    Farm Dinner at Pastures of Rose Creek

    (Pastures of Rose Creek, Watkinsville) A reception and four-course meal includes beef tacos, cantaloupe margaritas, a Trinidadian pepper pot, wheat berry salad, molé, pumpkin flan and wine pairings. Hear live music by Cicada Rhythm and take a tour of the farm before sitting back for a relaxing meal.

Monday, October 27

2 events

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels. Held the second and fouth Monday of every month.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! alex.edquist@gmail.com

    The Great Debate

    UGA student debaters will discuss state and national issues including education policy, sexual assault on campus and gay marriage.

Tuesday, October 28

5 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.

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) 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.

  • 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. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20 ( w/ $10 if you stay for dinner). www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting with The Healthy Gourmet

    Join Dave and Ann Wells, proprietors of The Healthy Gourmet, in tasting a selection of wines from their shop carefully paired with dishes made from chef Sal's favorite offerings from the shop. Reservations required.

Wednesday, October 29

2 events

Events

Thursday, October 30

5 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.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–9 p.m. $10, $25 (VIP). www.athensamistad.org

    Paisajes

    Paisajes, Spanish for “sceneries,” celebrates Latin American culture through live music, an art exhibit, Latin wine tastings and a silent auction. All proceeds help Casa de Amistad in assisting local low-income families through direct service, emergency programs and free literacy courses. 

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820

    Folklore, Facts & Fables: Haunted Happy Hour

    Go on a downtown walking tour to explore the spooks, specters and other oddities of the Classic City. Call for reservation. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:15–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Music in Athens: A Sacred Harp Symposium

    The Sacred Harp tradition originated in the southern U.S. and is named after a historical book of hymns called The Sacred Harp. This event includes a keynote address, roundtable discussion, dinner and Sacred Harp Sing.

Friday, October 31

4 events

Events

  • 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Pulaski and Clayton St.) Throw on your most creative Halloween costume and march through the streets of downtown. The parade will end with an after party at Max.

  • 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.winderdowntown.com

    The Downtown Spooktacular

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winder) This Halloween festival includes trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, food vendors, craft vendors, kids' activities, bounce houses, obstacle courses and live music by Abbey Road LIVE

  • 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.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

Saturday, November 1

5 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 Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

  • 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.) live music and more. This week features a sweet potato pie contest, kids' costume contest, prizes and a raffle.

  • 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.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    2nd Annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival

    Activities include horseback riding, storytelling, Zumba, yoga, spoken word, wellness workshops, historical displays and more. Tri Nique, For My Daughter's Sake, the Clarke Central Color Guard will perform. The Broad Farmers Market will offer prepared foods, treats, crafts and more. Guest Speaker Dr. Sherri Freedman is the Clarke County Associate Superintendent of Schools.

Monday, November 3

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.

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) 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.

Tuesday, November 4

2 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Guided Trail Hike

    Take a guided walk on the trails to discover the beauty and variety of the center's ecosystems. Followed by coffee and a tour of the exhibit hall.

  • 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, November 5

1 event

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.

Thursday, November 6

2 events

Events

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 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.

Saturday, November 8

4 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 Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $7–10. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars for Families

    Participants will explore the great beyond. This program's theme is "Sky Gazing." RSVP by Nov. 7.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Rock and Gem Show

     

    See gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities.

     

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8 a.m. $25–30. 608-828-8852, www.freetobreathe.org

    Athens Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk

    Join community members on a 5K run/walk for lung cancer research and a one-mile memorial walk for all fitness levels.

Sunday, November 9

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3859, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Events

    (Room 271) To celebrate the 2014 inductees of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, there will be a reading by Mary Hood (2 p.m.), a panel discussion featuring Alfred Uhry and Hood (4 p.m.), and a staged reading of Uhry's play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (7:30 p.m.).

Monday, November 10

2 events

Events

Tuesday, November 11

1 event

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. 

Wednesday, November 12

2 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.

  • ACC Landfill

    10 a.m. FREE! letuscompost@gmail.com, www.letuscompost.com

    Let Us Compost Day

    Find out what's in the compost, how it works and how you can get free soil back.

Thursday, November 13

1 event

Events

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Friday, November 14

1 event

Events

  • 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 15

1 event

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 Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

Tuesday, November 18

1 event

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. 

Wednesday, November 19

1 event

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.

Friday, November 21

1 event

Events

  • 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.