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Saturday, August 27

11 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Featuring Ms. Sasha Nicole Stephens-Jones, Kellie Divine, Alice Divine, Jenn Sparx, Muffy VanderTits, Kai Hudson and Cola Yasmine. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

    Take a trip through the decade that taste forgot. This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m. $3-5. www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    6th Annual Dirty Dance Party

    A family-friendly event including food vendors, a silent auction, dancing and face painting. All proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.

  • 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 Gary Grossman (8 a.m.) and M.S.R.P. (10 a.m.).

  • 9:30 a.m.–3p.m. FREE! www.extraspecialpeople.com/tug-of-love

    Tug of Love

    (ESP Jackson County Camp, Jefferson) Extra Special People host a day of tug-of-war competitions with food, water activities and games.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    7 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.active.com

    4th Annual Running for Rankin 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises funds for the Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Foundation.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    8–11 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Dragon Con Dry Run

    A costume party to test out your cosplay creation before Dragon Con and the Wild Rumpus parade. Prizes.

  • Bar Georgia

    9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athenspride.com

    Pre-PRIDE Week Benefit

    Start PRIDE Week early with a benefit for Ms. Lori Divine.

  • 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athenshealth.org

    "In Their Shoes" Fundraiser

    (Athens Regional Medical Center, front lawn of Outpatient Surgery Center) Shop at this community yard sale to support the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

Sunday, August 28

3 events

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12 p.m. $10–25. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Detox/Retox: Bewery Yoga

    Terrapin and Vestigo present a relaxing afternoon of yoga, beer and outdoor music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 678-740-3884

    Soula Women Empowerment Summit

    Mokah Johnson leads a discussion on health, beauty and image. Proceeds benefit VIP Girls youth group. Includes a fashion show, guest speakers and live performances.

Monday, August 29

4 events

Events

Tuesday, August 30

5 events

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Wednesday, August 31

2 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 from Scott Baxendale.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Who Let the Dogs Out

    Bring your dog and take a hike with the Center's staff, who will cover trail etiquette.

Thursday, September 1

1 event

Events

  • 4:15–6 p.m. www.ugarden.uga.edu

    UGArden Produce Stand

    (Coile Middle School) The student-run organic farm presents locally grown fruits and veggies.

Friday, September 2

1 event

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Saturday, September 3

1 event

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Tuesday, September 6

1 event

Events

  • Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Students 2 Startups

    This event is designed to connect students with the Athens tech startup community. Refreshements provided.

Friday, September 9

6 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10–12. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Keep Your Seats Everyone...The Redcoats are Coming!" is an exhibition celebrating the marching band's 110th anniversary through memorabilia, photographs, uniforms and sheet music. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    The OLLI Bash

    This activity fair will include displays and information on this semester's many courses, programs, special interest groups and volunteer opportunities.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. $10 donation, $12 beer tasting. www.athenshumanesociety.org

    7th Annual Charity Chili Cook Off

    The Athens Area Humane Society hosts its annual fundraiser. Local charities will compete by presenting homemade chilis and attendees will vote for their favorite. Live music by Lily Rose.

  • 3 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Four Athens Turns 5

    (Jennings Mill Golf Course, 1150 Chambers Ct., Watkinsville) Four Athens celebrates five years with a round a golf followed by drinks and dinner at The World Famous. RSVP for golf. 

Saturday, September 10

3 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.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $2. www.athenswaterfestival.com

    Athens Water Festival

    Learn about water as a natural resource through various interactive stations.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Monday, September 12

1 event

Events

Tuesday, September 13

2 events

Events

  • 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Fall Coffee

    (570 Prince Ave.) Connect with members of the club, college and community.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! marpark@uga.edu

    "Hip Hop & Scholarship"

    Dr. Neal Lester, UGA Willson Center Visiting Fellow and professor at Arizona State University, discusses "Playing Black for Laughs: Cultural Appropriation in Hip Hop." Guest speakers and performers include Ricky Simone, Mokah Johnson and DJ Kevin Green.

Wednesday, September 14

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.gaprobe.org

    Athens PROBE College Fair

    Meet reps from regional post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities and technical institutions.

Thursday, September 15

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    5:30 p.m. www.rankinfoundation.org/annualdinner

    Jeannette Rankin Foundation Annual Dinner

    (Athena Ballroom) Patricia Bell-Scott is the guest speaker at the 40th anniversary annual dinner. Proceeds help provide college scholarships for low-income women.

Friday, September 16

1 event

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Saturday, September 17

2 events

Events

  • 660 N. Chase St.

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.indiesouthfair.com

    Back to Cool

    Indie South Fair presents a Back to Cool Market featuring vintage and handcrafted items like clothing, jewelry, records, local art and more, plus food trucks and a photo booth.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Sunday, September 18

1 event

Events

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    3–5 p.m. FREE! oconeecountydemocrats2016@gmail.com

    An Afternoon with Abrams

    An ice cream social with Stacey Abrams, the minority leader of the Georgia's House of Representatives. 

Friday, September 23

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.charlestonsyllabussymposium.org

    Charleston Syllabus Symposium

    The symposium allows UGA students and faculty to discuss race relations, racial violence and civil rights activism. Registration required.

Saturday, September 24

2 events

Events

  • Dudley Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/1381/rivers-alive

    Rivers Alive!

    Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Sunday, September 25

1 event

Events

Monday, September 26

1 event

Events

  • Athens Cotton Press

    7–11 p.m. $50. 706-250-1571, www.clarkedemocrats.com

    Presidential Debate Watch Dinner

    Join local democrats for dinner and watch the presidential debate. Dinner, which includes two drink tickets, is catered by Lee Epting. Jason Carter, Stacey Abrams, John Barrow and other locals will give "Why I Like Hillary" speeches.