COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, May 28

5 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 Michael Lesousky (8 a.m.) and Dixieland 5 (10 a.m.). Today is Compost Day and features an educational activity with master composters.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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.

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! ncwc.org

    "Celebrate Freedom"

    (New Covenant Worship Center, 1425 Newton Bridge Rd.) Meet and interact with local public safety departments. Fire trucks, police cruisers, ambulances and a helicopter will be on site. Refreshments and door prizes.

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! treeves@musicmattersentertainment.net

    33rd Annual Rutledge Country Fair

    (Rutledge, GA) Festivities include an old-fashioned parade of vintage cars and tractors honoring the military, a beach-themed golf cart competition on Fairplay Street, arts and crafts, antiques, vendors, inflatables, live music, book signings and more.

Monday, May 30

3 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.aojwc.org

    13th Annual Running with the Dawgs 5K

    The Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club presents a run through downtown Athens that passes the fiberglass bulldog statues. Prizes include tabletop bulldog statues.

  • Memorial Park

    12-4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Memorial Day Concert and Picnic

    Music by Kip Jones, Wrecks and Park and Walden. The cast of #LickItUpTV will film segments of their episode in Athens. The afternoon also includes food, kids activities and swimming in the pool.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels.

Tuesday, May 31

4 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. www.buffalos.com

    Western Square Dancing

    With Randy Ramsey.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Afternoon Crafts and Snacks on Sticks

    Make a variety of crafts on sticks while eating fruit kabobs. Ages 5 & up.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    "Chopped Jr." Viewing Party

    Watch local 12-year-old kid chef Luke Krohn as he competes on Food Network's Season 2 of "Chopped Jr." Followed by a performance from Mamie Davis. Food donations will benefit Food 2 Kids.

Wednesday, June 1

3 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Ordering Microfilm through FamilySearch

    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah possesses the world's largest genealogical collections. Microfilms can be mailed to you using FamilySearch.org. Learn to take advantage of this resource. Registration required.

  • 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 Chris Padgett.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    5–10 p.m. www.jitteryjoes.com

    Food Truck Market

    Local food trucks include Jittery Joe's, Taza, Holy Crepe and more. This week, bring a blanket and watch a movie.

Thursday, June 2

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Friday, June 3

4 events

Events

  • 2 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/trails

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    (Ben Burton Park) The park celebrates its boat launch, allowing non-motorized, small water crafts river access.

  • 6:30 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Civic Hacking Hackathon

    (RoundSphere) Join fellow hackers, makers, citizens and netizens for a weekend of creative problem solving and community service coordinated by Developers of Athens, RoundSphere and others.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    5:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.yogawarriors.com

    Yoga Warriors Benefit Concert

    Hear "Fragments of Your Ancient Name" by Roger C. Vogel, professor emeritus at UGA.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Sample five go-to summer wines. Try two wines from Oregon's winery Sieann, plus wines from Spain and southern France.

Saturday, June 4

4 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–4 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party

    Sample dishes from 7 local groups including Heirloom Cafe, Last Resort Grill, Pauley's Crepe Bar, The National, Five & Ten, The Branded Butcher and 3 Porch Farm. Plus, sample Creature Comforts' brews. Music by DJ Osmose. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and the Athens Farmers Market SNAP doubling program.

  • 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, crafts and live music by Liam Park (8 a.m.) and Foxfire Revival (10 a.m.).

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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. Today's market features Tre80 (9 a.m.), Blacknerdninja (10 a.m.), Profound (11 a.m.), Africasoul (12 p.m.) and a Master Garderner/Composter Workshop (9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

Sunday, June 5

2 events

Events

Monday, June 6

2 events

Events

Tuesday, June 7

2 events

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Wednesday, June 8

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 by Bill Long & Now & Then Band.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: Tying the Knot

    Hear stories about weddings gone right or wrong.

Thursday, June 9

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Saturday, June 11

4 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 Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7–10/family. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Spica and Virgo." Participants will hear stories about Virgo the Maiden.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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.

Wednesday, June 15

2 events

Events

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Coffee at The Quad

    (The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for the day. 

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    5–10 p.m. www.jitteryjoes.com

    Food Truck Market

    Local food trucks include Jittery Joe's, Taza, Holy Crepe and more. This week, bring a blanket and watch a movie.

Thursday, June 16

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Saturday, June 18

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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.

Thursday, June 23

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Saturday, June 25

4 events

Events

  • Dudley Park

    8 a.m. FREE! (Fun Run), $20. www.jamminjog.com

    Jammin' Jog 5k and Half-mile Fun Run

    The annual road race features live music along the run through Dudley Park and the Oconee River Greenway. Proceeds benefit the Firefly Trail and the Sirius Athletics Youth Track and Field organization.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 25–26. $30–35/car. gmfnfarmtour@gmail.com, www.eatwellbuylocal.org

    Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

    Tour North Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Hall, Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens and neighboring counties. Shop for food directly from the farms, enjoy a farm-to-table meal and learn about sustainable agriculture practices such as year-round greenhouses, community gardens, honey production and more.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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, June 26

1 event

Events

  • Multiple Locations

    June 25–26. $30–35/car. gmfnfarmtour@gmail.com, www.eatwellbuylocal.org

    Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

    Tour North Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Hall, Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens and neighboring counties. Shop for food directly from the farms, enjoy a farm-to-table meal and learn about sustainable agriculture practices such as year-round greenhouses, community gardens, honey production and more.