COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, September 21

2 events

Events

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    1 p.m. $20–25. 706-260-8436, www.athenscaninerescue.com/run-your-tail-off, www.active.com

    Run Your Tail Off

    Participate in a 5K and a 2K Dog Walk. Proceeds benefit the Athens Canine Rescue. 

  • YMCA

    2-5 p.m. $10-25. www.juniorleagueofathens.org

    Bookin' It Character Crawl

    Dress up as your favorite book character and take part in a costume parade. Activities include a 100-meter dash for all ages and a 400-meter dash for adults. Proceeds benefit The Junior League of Athens, an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through leaders.

Monday, September 22

1 event

Events

  • The Georgia Club

    12:30-8 p.m. $100. 706-201-4640, www.breadforlifeathens.org

    Golf Classic Benefit Bread for Life

    The Bread for Life annual Golf Classic tournament includes lunch, beverages, dinner and awards. Registration required. 

Tuesday, September 23

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. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $15. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting

    Kurt Galloway of ABC Package presents wines from importers Peter Weygandt and Robert Kacher. Includes samples of wine wines and snacks.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–5 p.m. FREE! www.cls.uga.edu

    Volunteer Fair

    (Grand Hall) Over 50 organizations and agencies will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, September 24

2 events

Events

Thursday, September 25

3 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • 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.

  • 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, September 26

3 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • The Melting Point

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $55. www.athensareacancerauxiliary.org

    Toast of the Town

    The Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary present a fundraiser to support local cancer organizations. Tickets include dinner, drinks, an auction, a photobooth, signature glasses and admission to a concert featuring the Atlanta Allstars.

  • 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, September 27

3 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.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.unionjunctionjamboree.org

    Union Junction Jamboree

     

    (Downtown Union Point) An afternoon full of live music, Jamboree 5K,  kids' cardboard train parade, craft market, games and more.

     

Tuesday, September 30

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! 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.

Wednesday, October 1

2 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.

  • The Classic Center

    8:30 a.m. (breakfast), 9 a.m. (program). vbanks@visitathensga.com

    Athens CVB Annual Meeting

     

    The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau will host area hospitality industry representatives. The local tourism industry will gather to celebrate the importance of tourism and the contributions of the workforce. RSVP by Sept. 22. 

     

Friday, October 3

3 events

Events

  • 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

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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 7

2 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. 

  • 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

3 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.

  • 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."

Thursday, October 9

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 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

4 events

Events

  • 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 a.m. www.athenshabitat.com

    The 6th Annual Jittery Joe's Fall Classic Century

    A metric century ride that winds through scenic Clarke County with a 31-mile or 62-mile course option. A free family event including children's activities, food and music. Proceeds benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • 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.

Monday, October 13

1 event

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.

     

Tuesday, October 14

2 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. 

  • 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.

Saturday, October 18

1 event

Events

  • 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.

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

2 events

Events

  • 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.

  • 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