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Wednesday, November 26

3 events

Events

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-338-8284

    Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

    (Bigger Visions Community Shelter) This event provides a Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, hungry and needy families. Winter wear, toiletries and haircuts to those in need will also be provided.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Athens Farmers Market

    Heirloom hosts a mini Athens Farmers Market to help with holiday meal planning. Several farmers and vendors will be on site with fresh produce and items. Visit Heirloom's website for an order form of sides and pies that can be ordered in advance and picked up during lunch.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    4 p.m.–2 a.m. 706-850-8561

    Anniversary Party

    Celebrate Hi-Lo's one year anniversary with specials all day.

Thursday, November 27

3 events

Events

  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515, www.five-bar.com/athens

    Five Athens Charity Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted by those capable of making them to benefit Extra Special People.

  • Allgood Lounge

    7 p.m.–close. FREE! 706-549-0166

    The Allgood Thanksgiving Potluck

    All gluttony. Zero guilt. Bring a dish to share.

  • Athens, GA

    8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (8K), 10:30 a.m. (fun run). www.active.com

    Give Thanks 8K & Fun Run

    (Corner of Prince Ave. and Finley St.) The second annual Give Thanks 8K benefits local children's charities. The course loops around the Boulevard and Cobbham neighboorhoods before ending at Hendershot's Coffee.

Friday, November 28

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Meditation and 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.

Saturday, November 29

3 events

Events

  • 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.

  • 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.) and live music.

  • The Classic Center

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Southern Living Tailgate

    There will be TVs to watch the Georgia Tech game, free food samples, corn hole, recipe demonstrations and photo booth fun.

Tuesday, December 2

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.

  • 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. 

  • First Christian Church

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

    Oconee Farmers Market

    Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

Wednesday, December 3

1 event

Events

  • Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.tkanderson.com

    Holiday Open House

    (T.K. Anderson Designs) The locally owned jewelry shop celebrates the season.

Thursday, December 4

4 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "The 12 Days of Christmas." The parade begins at the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony hosted by Santa.

  • East Georgia Red Cross

    10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-1645

    Holiday Mail for Heroes

    (2nd Floor Meeting Room) Each year, the American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families and activity-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. Swing by the office to drop off or create a card. Light refreshments will be provided. 

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www.buffaloscafe.com/athens

    Terrapin Turtleneck Release Party

    This month's movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Stay for the Terrapin seasonal release party. There will be an ugly sweater contest and a gingerbread house building contest.

  • Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.tkanderson.com

    Holiday Open House

    (T.K. Anderson Designs) The locally owned jewelry shop celebrates the season.

Friday, December 5

5 events

Events

  • 6 p.m. FREE! www.greensboroholiday.com

    Downtown Greensboro Tree Lighting

    (Downtown Greensboro) An evening of music, food and holiday fun. Children, be sure to bring your wish list because Santa will be in town for pictures. There will also be an old-fashioned hayride through town and holiday tunes sung around the tree.

  • 7–10 p.m. communityathens@gmail.com

    Evening Holiday Social

    (North Jackson St.) Community, Dynamite Clothing, Adam's Optics and the new KA Artist Shop present an evening of special sales, vendors and refreshments.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–9 p.m. $15. www.unitedwaynega.org

    Athens YPN Christmas Extravaganza

    This fundraiser for The United Way includes food, desserts, drinks and prizes.

  • Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.tkanderson.com

    Holiday Open House

    (T.K. Anderson Designs) The locally owned jewelry shop celebrates the season.

Saturday, December 6

9 events

Events

  • Native America Gallery

    10 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8425

    Snowsational Holiday Celebration

    Don't miss snowtacular door prizes for the first 100 guests. Refreshments will be available as well as a thank you gift with each purchase.

  • 2 p.m. $25. 706-353-1820

    Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring four historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes a theater vignette, live music and refreshments.

  • 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.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    Dec. 6–7, FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, retail specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • 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.

  • 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.) and live music.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Holiday Open House

    Activities will include a visit with Santa, arts and crafts, and the Deck the Walls gift market. Musical performances by Athens Academy's orchestra and quintet, operatic holiday songs by Mark Helwig and Irish tunes by Joe Wiley and Jason Cade.

  • The Melting Point

    6:30 p.m. $15 (wristband). 706-206-7622

    Santa Pub Crawl

    The Santa Pub Crawl takes revelers to five clubs and pubs where there will be live music or a DJ and drink specials. Proceeds benefit the Athens Humane Society. The lineup includes The Melting Point (6:30 p.m.), Boars Head (7:45 p.m.), Georgia Theatre Rooftop (9:15 p.m.), Nowhere Bar (10:45 p.m.) and Little Kings Shuffle Club (12:15 a.m.). Costumes encouraged.

  • Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.tkanderson.com

    Holiday Open House

    (T.K. Anderson Designs) The locally owned jewelry shop celebrates the season.

Sunday, December 7

4 events

Events

  • First Baptist Church

    12–2:30 p.m. www.firstpresathens.org/benevolencemarket

    Benevolence Market

    Meet representatives of local nonprofit agencies and select items from a "shopping list of symbolic gifts" to donate.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    Dec. 6–7, FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, retail specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    9 a.m. $10-20. hprbclub@gmail.com

    Run for Ebola Relief 5K

    Run or walk to raise funds for relief towards the ebola epidemic occurring in West Africa. Proceeds go towards Doctors Without Borders.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Open House

    Live music by the Georgia Children's Chorus at 2 p.m., plus an art project for children and photos with Santa.

Monday, December 8

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 9

2 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.

  • 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, December 10

1 event

Events

  • House Electric

    Dec. 10–13, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special showroom discounts, refreshments and gift wrapping. Visitors are encouraged to bring their camera for special guests including Mrs. Claus on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; the White Witch from Narnia on Dec. 11, 5–7 p.m.; and the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on Dec. 12, 5–7 p.m.

Thursday, December 11

1 event

Events

  • House Electric

    Dec. 10–13, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special showroom discounts, refreshments and gift wrapping. Visitors are encouraged to bring their camera for special guests including Mrs. Claus on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; the White Witch from Narnia on Dec. 11, 5–7 p.m.; and the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on Dec. 12, 5–7 p.m.

Friday, December 12

1 event

Events

  • House Electric

    Dec. 10–13, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special showroom discounts, refreshments and gift wrapping. Visitors are encouraged to bring their camera for special guests including Mrs. Claus on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; the White Witch from Narnia on Dec. 11, 5–7 p.m.; and the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on Dec. 12, 5–7 p.m.

Saturday, December 13

4 events

Events

  • 2 p.m. $25. 706-353-1820

    Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring four historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes a theater vignette, live music and refreshments.

  • 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.

  • 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.) and live music.

  • House Electric

    Dec. 10–13, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special showroom discounts, refreshments and gift wrapping. Visitors are encouraged to bring their camera for special guests including Mrs. Claus on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; the White Witch from Narnia on Dec. 11, 5–7 p.m.; and the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on Dec. 12, 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, December 14

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 16

2 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.

  • 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. 

Thursday, December 18

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    6:30 p.m. $25. 706-769-9333, www.extraspecialpeople.com/festival-of-trees

    Festival of Trees Opening Reception

    Fifty trees decorated by local businesses will be on view Dec. 12–18 as part of Christmas at the Classic Center. Guests can bid throughout the week or at this official bidding ceremony and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People.

Saturday, December 20

3 events

Events

  • 2 p.m. $25. 706-353-1820

    Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring four historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes a theater vignette, live music and refreshments.

  • 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.

  • 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.) and live music.

Tuesday, December 23

1 event

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.

Saturday, December 27

2 events

Events

  • 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.

  • 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.) and live music.