COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, July 22

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.

  • 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.

  • 7 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3150

    Run Off Election

    (Your polling place) Last chance to vote.

Wednesday, July 23

1 event

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.

Thursday, July 24

4 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • Treppenhaus

    9 p.m. (registration), 10 p.m. (competition). 706-355-3060

    Adult Spelling Bee

    Test your spelling skills. Competitors must have a drink in hand on stage and finish it in order to move on to the next round.

  • ACC Library

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

    Meat & Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now

    Local historian Milton Leathers and event master Lee Epting talk about some food and unique restaurants that are now mere memories. Mary Charles Howard of Georgia Food Tours will describe the newer food trends and local restaurants available today.

  • The Rail Athens

    7 p.m. $40. www.dariusgoeswest.com

    Dealing for Darius

    A one-night Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, plus casino games. Winner gets a Casino package. Proceeds benefit Darius Goes West and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

Friday, July 25

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle and Meditation

    Held every Friday.

  • The Body Shop of Athens

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    Family Carnival

    Featuring a 27' Lava Twist slip 'n slide, petting zoo, caricature artist, midway games with prizes, barbeque, face painting, a DJ and much more. Proceeds benefit Darius Goes West and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

Saturday, July 26

11 events

Events

  • 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 and crafts. Live music by Alina Celeste (8 a.m.) and the Camp Amped & Friends (10 a.m.). This week features a seedling club educational activity for children and a chef demo with Josh Aaron of Savory Spoon.

  • 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 and more. This week features live music by DJ Dwain Segar of The Segar Jazz Affair at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with chef Mimi Maumus of home.made catering at 11:45 a.m. A Back to School Health Fair includes horseback riding, a bounce house, educational tables, presentations, workshops and more.

  • 2–9 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0386, kods@bigindastreet.com

    King of Da Street

    (Sky City Parking Lot, 468 North Ave.) This car and bike show showcases some of the best cars and bikes in the industry from all over the U.S. Proceeds benefit The Bigger Vision, a local homeless shelter.

  • 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.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    7 p.m. $18. 706-310-1242, www.oconeecivitan.com

    Retro Run: Oconee Civitan's 5K

    Oconee Civitan presents its fifth annual nighttime, costumed 5K race.

  • East Athens Community Center

    2–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3580

    Mountain Bike Fun Ride

    Explore new off-road trails created and maintained by the Southern Off-Road Biking Association. Bring a bike and helmet.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7:30 a.m. $25–30. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    2nd Annual Darius Goes West Run, Stroll & Roll 5K Race

    A 5K race for runners, walkers and wheelchair riders. See story on p. 7.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $10 for movie, $10 for dinner. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    A Decade of Darius Goes West + Dinner with Darius & His Crew

    Enjoy a video montage of Darius Goes West highlights from the last decade. Then join Darius and his friends for a Q&A dinner provided by Harry's BBQ Bistro. Proceeds benefit Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

  • La Puerta del Sol

    6–9 p.m. $25. www.athensamistad.org

    Mojito Fest

    Celebrate Latin American culture with music, dancing and this classic Latin drink. Taste mojitos from competing bars and restaurants and vote on your favorite. Professional Samba dancers will perform. Proceeds benefit Casa de Amistad.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–7 p.m. Donations encouraged. 706-227-2161

    Cheerio, Meghan

    An evening of music, food, beer and coffee in celebration of Meghan McNeeley, a teacher at Clarke Middle School who was recently awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. McNeeley will be studying in London for the fall semester. Donations will be accepted to help subsidize her family's living expenses while overseas.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! wisenbaker@charter.net

    Caucus Election

    The Clarke County Democratic Committee will hold a caucus election to elect delegates to the Democratic Part of Georgia's State Convention. All registered voters are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, July 27

2 events

Events

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    5–9 p.m. 706-850-1916

    Eat Out for a Cause

    Beef O'Brady's will donate a portion of the day's gross sales to the VISTAS Center. The money raised will help continue work with senior citizens who are blind or visually impaired in the community.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    The third installment of this six-week series features the daughter of the late governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., Jane Kidd, sharing stories from her childhood. Kidd is currently the Special Assistant to the President of Piedmont College. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, July 28

2 events

Events

  • Athens Community 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.

  • Memorial Park

    9 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3580

    Community Dog Walks

    This program provide the opportunity to engage with fellow dog lovers while exploring the park's trails. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved.

Tuesday, July 29

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 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    5:30 p.m. $5. www.bikabout.com

    Bikabout's BBQ Social

    (Picnic Site #1) Architects, artists, musicians, designers, chefs, mixologists and whoever else that loves to bike is invited for a ride from Sunshine Cycles to Sandy Creek Nature Center for a discussion on bike routes and dinner.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    6 p.m. & 8 p.m. $45. reservations@southkitchenbar.com

    Beer Dinner

    Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by three local chefs, paired with brews from Creature Comforts. RSVP.

Wednesday, July 30

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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    End of Summer Party

    Participants in this year's Summer Reading Program can pick up prizes and enjoy refreshments. For all ages.

Thursday, July 31

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    (Homewood Village Shopping Center) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Where's Waldo in the ATH? Party

    Costume contests for children and adults, raffles, food, prizes and more. Where's Waldo in the ATH? is a contest in which miniature Waldos were hidden in local businesses around town.

Friday, August 1

4 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle and Meditation

    Held every Friday.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Friends First Friday

    Beverly Morton and BJ Garrett will give an update on the annual Friends Flea Market and share interesting stories of past finds. Reservation required. Includes breakfast.

  • July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    (Homewood Village Shopping Center) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Pulaski Heights Trail Ribbon Cutting

    The ACC Department of Leisure Services will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open the newly constructed Pulaski Heights Trail. The trail follows Moore's Branch, a creek draining from downtown to the North Oconee River, and connects Pulaski Street near the Leathers Building to the intersection of Hull and Hoyt Streets.

Saturday, August 2

4 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 and more. This week features live music by DJ Dwain Segar of The Segar Jazz Affair at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with chef Mimi Maumus of home.made catering at 11:45 a.m. A Back to School Health Fair includes horseback riding, a bounce house, educational tables, presentations, workshops and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $15. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Where do Hummingbirds Hide at the Botanical Garden?

    Learn where the hummingbirds perch and hide throughout the garden. Bring a camera or binoculars if you'd like.

  • 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.

  • July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    (Homewood Village Shopping Center) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

Sunday, August 3

2 events

Events

  • July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE! www.booksforkeeps.org

    BFK Book Sale

    (Homewood Village Shopping Center) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    Joan Prittie headlines the fourth session of this six-week series. Prittie is the Executive Director of Project Safe. She will discuss influences in her young life that led to her advocacy for victims of domestic violence. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 4

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community 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.

Tuesday, August 5

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.

  • 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.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Farmer Outreach Workshop

     

    The Athens Land Trust is hosting a workshop to introduce USDA-NRCS programs with a focus on water conservation, irrigation and well water managment. Guest speakers include Jason Wheatley from the NRCS and Linda Helmly from Oglethorpe Fresh Market.

     

Wednesday, August 6

1 event

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.

Thursday, August 7

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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, August 8

1 event

Events

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    Aug. 8, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. & Aug. 9, 10 a.m.–12 a.m. $10-15. 706-795-3542, broadriverboyz@gmail.com

    Broad River Watershead Association Concert

    This two day benefit for the Broad River Watershead Association features music, tubing, disc golf, games with prizes and more. Bands include the Darnell Boys, Madeline, B-53's, Elf Power, Shade, Hot Fudge, Hernies and Moths. Attendees may camp overnight. 

Saturday, August 9

4 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 and more. This week features live music by DJ Dwain Segar of The Segar Jazz Affair at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with chef Mimi Maumus of home.made catering at 11:45 a.m. A Back to School Health Fair includes horseback riding, a bounce house, educational tables, presentations, workshops 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–4 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Journey Through the Stars for Adults

    This month's theme is "Asteroids, Meteors and Comets, Oh my." Pre-register Aug. 8.

  • Camp Kiwanis, Danielsville

    Aug. 8, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. & Aug. 9, 10 a.m.–12 a.m. $10-15. 706-795-3542, broadriverboyz@gmail.com

    Broad River Watershead Association Concert

    This two day benefit for the Broad River Watershead Association features music, tubing, disc golf, games with prizes and more. Bands include the Darnell Boys, Madeline, B-53's, Elf Power, Shade, Hot Fudge, Hernies and Moths. Attendees may camp overnight. 

Sunday, August 10

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8–9:30 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. 706-542-6156, 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. Pre-registration required.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    Local realtor Charlie Upchurch III talks about his Athens upbringing. He is the President of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, which was founded by his father in 1974. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 11

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community 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.

Tuesday, August 12

2 events

Events

Wednesday, August 13

1 event

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.

Thursday, August 14

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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, August 15

2 events

Events

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

    Cottage Classic Golf Tournament

    (Lane Creek Golf Course) Includes door prizes, food and beverages for each golfer. All proceeds benefit therapy for local victims of child abuse and sexual assault. 

  • The Classic Center

    Aug. 15, 5–8 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. $3–10. www.classiccitybbqfest.com

    Classic City BBQ Festival

    This family-friendly festival will feature cooking contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, a classic car show, a kids zone and more.

Saturday, August 16

6 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

  • 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 and more. This week features live music by DJ Dwain Segar of The Segar Jazz Affair at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with chef Mimi Maumus of home.made catering at 11:45 a.m. A Back to School Health Fair includes horseback riding, a bounce house, educational tables, presentations, workshops and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Friends Giant Flea Market

    Items offered include gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations 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.

  • The Classic Center

    Aug. 15, 5–8 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. $3–10. www.classiccitybbqfest.com

    Classic City BBQ Festival

    This family-friendly festival will feature cooking contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, a classic car show, a kids zone and more.

  • Commerce Civic Center

    11 a.m. $20. 706-296-8086

    Afternoon Tea with Friends

    Featuring a seated luncheon and a fashion show Through the Ages. Proceeds benefit Advantage Behavioral Health Systems.

Sunday, August 17

1 event

Events

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    For the final installment of this storytelling series, Victor Wilson, Vice President of Student Affairs at UGA, will discuss the experiences and mentors that influenced his career. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Monday, August 18

1 event

Events

  • Athens Community 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.

Tuesday, August 19

2 events

Events

Wednesday, August 20

1 event

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.

Thursday, August 21

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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

    7–9:30 p.m. $30. www.thenotwedding.com

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.