COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, April 21

5 events

Events

  • Friendship Christian Church

    7:30 p.m. FREE! wwwathensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Chester and Gail Karwoski discuss their trip through the Southwest and share geological specimens.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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 and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.peacecorps.gov

    Service Networking Night

    Peace Corps hosts a networking evening where students can talk with representatives from local nonprofits and government organizations. Refreshments will be served.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Avoiding Fraud & Identity Theft

    ACC Police Detective Beverly Russell shares tips and resources on how to recognize scams, protect your identity and what to do if you become a victim. 

  • The Rialto Room

    7 p.m. $20–25. 706-542-9842

    "New Letters on the Air"

    Angela Elam, host and producer of the nationally-broadcast public radio series "New Letters on the Air," will interview Poet Laureate of Georgia, Judson Mitchum.

Wednesday, April 22

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Earth Day Program

    Award-winning writer and environmental activist Gary Ferguson will be the speaker at The Georgia Review's seventh annual Earth Day program. 

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Managing Debt

    Charles Vickery of Vickery Financial Services will outline the steps to eliminate debt and maximize finances.

Thursday, April 23

5 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.

  • ACC Recycling Facility

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Recycling Happy Hour

    Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and other electronic devices for free.

  • 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.

  • The Foundry

    10 p.m. $5–10. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Alice in the Secret City

    Secret City has crafted a burlesque adventure based on Lewis Carroll's classic.

  • 6–9 p.m. FREE! 5pointscigars.com

    An Evening with Arielle Ditkowich

    (5 Points Cigar Shop & Lounge, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Meet Arielle Ditkowich, owner of La Sirena Cigars. An after party will be held at Kumquat Mae.

Friday, April 24

7 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    8:45 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com/chariot-race

    Red Bull Chariot Race

    Teams of three will build and race chariots through the streets of downtown Athens. Each chariot must have two wheels and a strut.

  • Downtown Athens

    10 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch the Red Bull Chariot Race on the 100 W. Washington Street block and live music at Ted's Most Best. Grid finals kick off at 9 p.m. See story on p. 8.

  • Downtown Athens

    10 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch the Red Bull Chariot Race on the 100 W. Washington Street block and live music at Ted's Most Best. Grid finals kick off at 9 p.m. See story on p. 8.

  • The Globe

    7–9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Try five different wines from the Rhone Valley.

  • YMCA

    6 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! www.relayforlife.org/clarkega

    Relay for Life of Clarke County

    Different community teams come together to raise money for cancer research. Teams walk the track, set up campsites and fundraise by selling food, crafts and services like face painting. 

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    Drake's Half Birthday

    WUOG 90.5 FM celebrates rapper Drake's official half birthday with balloons, party games, a photo booth, cut outs and cake.

  • 7:30 p.m. $10. 678-779-8421

    Spring Shag

    (UGA Herty Field) CURE at UGA presents a night of swing dancing in order to raise money for five surgeries for children at the CURE Kenya Hospital. Tickets include dinner. The Tuten Brothers Band, Payne and Poolhouse will perform.

Saturday, April 25

8 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 David Court (8 a.m.) and Repent at Leisure (10 a.m.).

  • Downtown Athens

    8 a.m.–10:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX competition, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7 p.m. and the men's race begins at 8:15 p.m. See story on p. 8.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m. $55. www.southernbeertours.com

    Southern Beer Tours Athens

    Visit Creature Comforts, Southern Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer all in one afternoon.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! rickyrob@uga.edu

    Beyond Ferguson

    The daylong summit includes workshops, an activist community fair, social justice concert, free lunch from Dawg Gone Good BBQ and keynote speakers Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, co-authors of Justice While Black.

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.ugaextension.com/clarke/anr

    UGA Spring Plant Sale

    The sale will feature herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, perenials, seedlings and more. Proceeds benefits Plant-A-Row for the Hungry gardens and scholarships for UGA horticulture students.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    BioBlitz

    Join experts in the field of herpetology in search of reptiles and amphibians. All ages. Dress to get wet and dirty.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $25. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    One Year Anniversary Party

    Celebrate by sampling 18 different beers.

Sunday, April 26

2 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10. www.athenscaninerescue.com/mutt-strut

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show off in categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Puppy Dog Eyes" and "Best Booty Wiggle." All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    2:30 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 706-380-4570, mheinze90@hotmail.com

    Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party

    This year the Boulevard Gardening Club moves into the Cobbham neighborhood. See the gardens of photographer Jeremy Ayers, painter June Ball, potter Betsy Dorminey, Tony and Liz Demarco, the T.R.R. Cobb House and the Piedmont-Cobbham Park. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

Monday, April 27

2 events

Events

  • 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.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    The Stoop: An Evening of Spoken Word and Art

    In honor of National Poetry Month, the Institute for African American Studies and Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS) at UGA host a spoken word event featuring Tony Award-winning poet Georgia Me.

Tuesday, April 28

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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 and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, April 29

4 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 Vinyl Strangers.

  • The Classic Center

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.successathens.com/job-fair

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    Job seekers of all ages, experience levels and industries can meet with potential employers. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–7 p.m. 706-613-3650 x350

    Heritage Room Book Clinic

    Ken Jewell of the National Bindery Company will advise on repairing and re-binding your heirloom books. 

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Opening Reception

    Dr. Forrest Stegelin will speak on "How the Dust Bowl Led to the Deepening of the Depression," to celebrate the opening of traveling exhibit "Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry. "

Thursday, April 30

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.

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $15–20.

    The Road to College Fundraiser

    UGA's School Counseling Association hosts an evening of music, food and fun. Proceeds will benefit a Clarke County High School Senior.

Friday, May 1

3 events

Events

  • May 1, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501

    Trash to Treasure Yard Sale

    (1005 College Ave.) Items are saved from an early death in the dump based on their functionality and kitsch value. Funds raised support Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    May 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–30. 706-342-4743

    Madison in May: Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a selection of architecturally significant private homes.

Saturday, May 2

7 events

Events

  • May 1, 4–7 p.m. $3. (pre-sale) & May 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501

    Trash to Treasure Yard Sale

    (1005 College Ave.) Items are saved from an early death in the dump based on their functionality and kitsch value. Funds raised support Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 

  • UGA Golf Course

    8:30 a.m. $100. www.northeastgeorgiacottage.org

    Cottage Classic Golf Tournament

    Includes door prizes, food and beverages for each golfer. All proceeds benefit therapy for local victims of child abuse and sexual assault. 

  • 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.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    May 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–30. 706-342-4743

    Madison in May: Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a selection of architecturally significant private homes.

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    8–11 a.m. $20. www.milesformoms5k.org

    Miles for Moms Run/Walk 5K

    Proceeds benefit the East Georgia Cancer Coalition. After the race, stick around for a health and business expo, music, prizes, giveaways and food from Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Go! Green Day

    Explore sustainability through activities, displays and more. Storytelling and music all day long. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Independent Bookstore Day

    This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with fun activities and prizes for all ages.

Tuesday, May 5

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    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 and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Thursday, May 7

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, May 9

4 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.

  • 8–10 a.m. $15–20. missions5k@sjumc.org

    St. James UMC 8th Annual Missions Possible 5K

    (Watkinsville First Baptist Church, 1090 Simonton Dr.) Walk or run to support international missions.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7–$10 per family. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: Legend of Ursa Major

    Attendees will discover the journey of the great bear through different seasons.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    Mother's Day Plant Sale

    (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) Shop the urban farm for perennial and annual flowers, herbs and seedlings.

Monday, May 11

1 event

Events

Thursday, May 14

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, May 16

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.

  • 8 a.m. FREE! www.shanesribshack.com

    Rib Giveaway

    (Shane's Rib Shack, 388 Highway 82 South, Jefferson) The first 100 guests will receive a free half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs, a 20-ounce beverage and a special edition Rib Giveaway T-shirt in honor of the official month of BBQ.

Thursday, May 21

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.