COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, August 20

3 events

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Thursday, August 21

6 events

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • The Classic Center

    7–9:30 p.m. $30. www.thenotwedding.com

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.

  • The Classic Center

    7–9:30 p.m. $30. www.thenotwedding.com

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.

  • 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.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    5:30-9 p.m. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Dine Out For Kids

    Give back to your community just by dining out. 10% of sales goes to Family Connections-Communities in Schools.

  • 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenshabitat.com

    26th Birthday Celebration

    (Athens Habitat ReStore West) Help celebrate with food, fun and deals.

Friday, August 22

1 event

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  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! (students), $5 (non-students). www.union.uga.edu

    Dawgs After Dark

    "A Red and Black Carpet Premiere" will feature Hollywood-themed activities, inflatables, interactive games and free food. Park of Big Dawg Welcome 2014.

Saturday, August 23

11 events

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  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    1–5 p.m. FREE! $5 (readings). athensgapagans@gmail.com

    Athens Area Pagans August Psychic Faire

    An afternoon of Tarot readings, divinations, Reiki healers, Pagan philosphy and more. Proceeds benefit Athens Pagan Pride Day.

  • The Classic Center

    8–11 p.m. $25. www.project-safe.org

    Groovy Nights

    Take a trip through the decade that taste forgot. Enjoy '70s favorites like fondue as well as drink specials and groovy lounge areas. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Larry Forte (8 a.m.) and Honeychild (10 a.m.). This Saturday includes a chef's demo with Jarad Blanton of The World Famous and a Seedling Club educational activity for children.

  • 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.

  • The Classic Center

    5 p.m. (men). 7 p.m. (CCRG). $12 (one bout), $20 (both bouts). www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Rollergirls

    Atlanta Men's Roller Derby kicks off the night as they take on the Greenville Atom Bombs. Then, the Classic City Rollergirls wage war on wheels in a bout against the Greenville Derby Dames.

  • 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

    11 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Back to Cool

    Indie South Fair presents a "Back to Cool" Market and Festival feature vintage and handcrafted items like clothing, jewelry, records, local art and more.

  • 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-850-4025

    The Athens Heritage Lions Club Yard Sale

    (145 Barrington Dr.) Stop by for lots of goodies.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–8 p.m. $50. www.libs.uga.edu

    "Gone With the Wind" Exhibit Opening

    This exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone With the Wind." The library is home to the largest collection of Margaret Mitchell materials in the country, including a vast trove of letters, photographs and other materials about the making of the movie. Events include a tour with curator Mary Ellen Brooks at 2 p.m., a lecture by John Wiley at 3 p.m., a lecture by Brooks at 4 p.m., a tribute to Herb Bridges at 5 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m.

  • 5 p.m. www.walkamileinhershoesuga.org

    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes UGA

    (UGA Arch) Demonstrate solidarity for efforts in stopping violence against women. This program asks men to literally walk a mile in women's shoes as a way to speak out against rape, sexual assualt and gender violence. Proceeds benefit the North Georgia Cottage.

  • Heritage Park

    9 a.m. $40–45. www.runordye.com/locations/athens

    Run or Dye

    Walk, run or dance your way through one of the most colorful 5Ks in the country. As you reach each kilometer, you'll be blasted with a new color. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

Sunday, August 24

1 event

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  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, light refreshments, retail specials and more. New students may register for a month of unlimited classes for $30. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Monday, August 25

1 event

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Tuesday, August 26

3 events

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  • 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.

Wednesday, August 27

3 events

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Thursday, August 28

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • 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.

Saturday, August 30

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Tuesday, September 2

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Wednesday, September 3

1 event

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  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    5–6 p.m. FREE! www.ugacms.uga.edu

    UGA String Project Open House

    (Room 116) This open house and "instrument petting zoo" is an excellent opportunity for young students to meet project professors and try out stringed instruments. For students in 3rd–5th grade who play violin, viola, cello or bass.

Saturday, September 6

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Tuesday, September 9

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Saturday, September 13

1 event

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Tuesday, September 16

2 events

Events

  • 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.

Saturday, September 20

1 event

Events