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Tuesday, September 30

6 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. 

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    Home Seller's Workshop

    Learn the process of selling a home so you know what to expect. There will be appetizers, beverages and a raffle. RSVP.

  • The Old Pal

    4 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/theoldpalathensga

    1 Year Anniversary Party

    The Old Pal celebrates their first anniversary with happy hour drink specials all evening plus complimentary bar snacks provided by home.made catering.

Wednesday, October 1

3 events

Events

Thursday, October 2

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.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9 p.m.–1 a.m. FREE! (students), $5. www.union.uga.edu

    High Stakes Game Night

    (Grand Hall) Games, prizes, free food and giveaways are the highlights.

Friday, October 3

5 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    6 p.m. FREE! www.homecoming.uga.edu

    Homecoming Parade

    Various student organizations march through the streets of downtown in celebration of UGA's 2014 Homecoming.

  • 7–11 p.m. FREE! (w/ student ID), $5. www.ugaunion.wordpress.com

    Dawgs After Dark

    (Legion Field) A post-parade homecoming carnival featuring rides, games, funnel cake and more.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Arts in the Garden

    Connie Cottingham talks about the many alliances formed that bring concerts, drama, sculpture, classes, exhibits and art competitions to the garden. The Circle Ensemble will perform Romeo and Juliet. Includes a full breakfast.

Saturday, October 4

6 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 Lavon Smith (8 a.m.) and Folk Society Band (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    8-11 a.m. FREE! vintagewerkes@gmail.com

    Athens Cars & Coffee

    An event for car enthusiasts to bring their cars, kick tires and enjoy a cup of Joe. Classic cars and motorcycles are encouraged, but all vehicles are welcome.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. $3-5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    One Giant Leap of Time

    Experience life through the ages, past to future. Learn about early tools with archaeologist Scott Jones and visit the planetarium to relive the moon landing. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Great Life Ministries

    4 p.m. FREE! twalkermckoy@yahoo.com, www.scarboroughfoundation.org

    Gospel Benefit Concert

    Proceeds benefit the Scarborough and Friends Foundation Kidney Transplant Fund for Tamara Walker-McKoy.

Sunday, October 5

1 event

Events

  • 4–7 p.m. $75. www.autumnharvestfeast.brownpapertickets.com

    4th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast

    (The Hill, 1800 Crescent Lane) The Athens Farmers Market presents a family-style Sunday dinner prepared by local chefs as well as music and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia.

Tuesday, October 7

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. 

  • Thrive

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/GBNAthens

    Desserts & Doulas

    Meet and talk with birth professionals of the Athens community, such as chiropractors, birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants and birth and infant photographers.

Wednesday, October 8

5 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 Ferrelle Poulin Van Wyk.

  • 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.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! oxford@uga.edu

    UGA vs. Oxford Union Debate

    UGA debates the Oxford Union Debate Society on "Resolved: On Balance, United States Drone Strikes Enhance its National Security Objectives."

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7 p.m. $5. www.rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: "Bewitched"

    Storytelling under the stars for adult ears. This month's storytellers include Whitney Holley, Rachel Cassity, Russell Cutts, Cindy Dyer, Eddie Glikin, Janet Martin, James de Molyneux and Jan Turner. Bring camping chairs or blankets.

Thursday, October 9

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.

  • UGA Trial Gardens

    6:30–8 p.m. $7. 770-298-9151, trial-gardens@uga.edu

    An Evening in the Garden

    Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the Trial Gardens. There will be live jazz music and Mediterranean refreshments. Dr. Ruter will lead tours of the Garden and sign his book, Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast.

  • 1000 Faces Coffee

    7 p.m. FREE! www.1000faces.com

    Brewdown IV

    Four brewers compete. Only one will move on to represent 1000 Faces at the Big Eastern Coffee Championship in Durham, NC.

Friday, October 10

1 event

Events

  • Nuçi's Space

    5:30–10 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    Anniversary Party

    Nuci's Space celebrates its 14 anniversary with live music by Old Smokey, a silent auction and complimentary refreshments.

Saturday, October 11

12 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m. FREE! $20. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival

    A number of specialty casts to soothe your taste buds, plus representatives from hop farms on hand to discuss the differences between homebrewing and professional brewing. Includes live music, food and an artisan market. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Alliance.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8:30–11 a.m. $15. www.aidsathens.org

    Athens Annual AIDS Walk

    Walk to help raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS-related services and prevention in Northeast Georgia.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    8:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (race). $30–35 (cycling), $20–25 (5K). www.athenshabitat.com

    The 6th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century

    A metric century ride winds through scenic Clarke County with a 31-mile or 62-mile course option. A free family event (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) includes children's activities, food and music. The 5K run will go through the Newtown area onto the Greenway and back. Proceeds benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Canopy Studio

    8 p.m. $10. 706-347-3708

    AVPDA BreastFest Benefit

    The Athens Vertical Pole Dance Academy presents pole dance routines and help raise money for BreastFest Athens.

  • 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 Lavon Smith (8 a.m.) and Folk Society Band (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. 

  • 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.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9–11 a.m. $15. 706-549-3730, www.aidsathens.org

    2014 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Athens provides treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care and clinical research.

  • 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.

  • Athens First UMC

    3 p.m. $25–30. 502-694-2370, info@buddychristianfoundation.org

    Buddy Christian Memorial 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises money for the Buddy Christian Foundation which works to prevent line of duty deaths and assists surviving family of officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–9 p.m. $8 (students), $15. www.athensfolk.org/festival

    30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. Live music by Norman Blake, Pat Shields, Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax, The Skillet Lickers, Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, Stone Mountain Wobblers, The Folk Society Band, Blueberry Grit, Emerald Road and Hair of the Dog

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $10/car. www.washingtonwilkes.org

    34th Annual Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival

    (Callaway Plantation, Washington) The afternoon includes mule events, primitive craft demonstrations, antique tractors and engines, live entertainment, food, sheep herding demos and more.

Monday, October 13

2 events

Events

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    5 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Athens Music Industry Panel Discussion

     

    The panel features music industry specialists David Barbe, Bertis Downs and Velena Vego, and is sponsored by UGA's "Music in the Real World" course, a class dedicated to educating students in entrepreneurial concepts and other challenges facing young musicians.

     

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 14

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. 

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-901-7355, www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    Become an educated and confident buyer. There will be appetizers, beverages and door prizes. RSVP.

Wednesday, October 15

1 event

Events

Thursday, October 16

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, October 17

1 event

Events

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m.–12 a.m. $15. 706-613-3650

    14th Annual Night Owl Prowl

    After the library closes, genealogy researchers will be able to browse thousands of books, rolls of microfilm, online databases and more to discover their family history. 

Saturday, October 18

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 Lavon Smith (8 a.m.) and Folk Society Band (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $10-15. www.shieldsethridgefarminc.com

    Black Pot Cooking Festival

    (Jefferson) Taste cooking the way it used to be with chicken and dumplings, turnip greens, cornbread and fruit cobblers, all cooked over an open fire. A ticket includes farm admission, meal, bluegrass music, and fun games and prizes for the kids. Live music by The Sunroom Gang and Mark Garrison and friends.

  • ALCES

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslatinocenter.org

    ALCES Open House

    The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services will host an open house to inform residents of their services to the Latino community. There will be music, food, drinks, activities for the kids and door prizes.

Sunday, October 19

2 events

Events

  • The Varsity

    1–4 p.m. FREE! $10 (car registration). www.friendsofadvantage.org

    6th Annual Friends of Advantage Cruise In & Children's Carnival

    Trunk or treating, games and costume contests for children, adults and pets. See classic and custom cars. Proceeds benefit Advantage Behavioral Health, which serves people living with mental illness, developmental disabilities or addictions throughout Northeast Georgia.

  • Ashford Manor

    3–6 p.m. $40 (adv.), $45. www.ocaf.com

    15th Annual Fall Wine Fest

    (Watkinsville) The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation presents a festival with representatives of 33 restaurants and eight wineries and beverage distributors. A silent auction features a travel package, original artwork and more.

Tuesday, October 21

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.

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $38–105. www.classiccenter.com

    Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

    Alton Brown, "Iron Chef" host and renowned television personality takes his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with The Edible Inevitable Tour. The evening includes stand-up comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation.

  • 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. 

Wednesday, October 22

2 events

Events

Thursday, October 23

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.

Saturday, October 25

7 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 Lavon Smith (8 a.m.) and Folk Society Band (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Sunday, October 26

2 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.

Monday, October 27

1 event

Events

Tuesday, October 28

4 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. 

Wednesday, October 29

1 event

Events

Thursday, October 30

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, October 31

2 events

Events

  • 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.