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Monday, October 23

6 events

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  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    Students in grades 5–12 can compete by displaying knowledge in various categories including economics, civil rights, education, science and entertainment. $50 registration fee. Deadline Nov. 28. Competition on Mar. 24. 706-247-6777, aabhbowl@gmail.com

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • Oconee County Library

    12–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

    Decorate (without carving) a pumpkin. Craft supplies provided. BYOPumpkin. Ages 11 & under.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Books and Bites

    Read and snack in the library after hours. Ages 13 and up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) or choose one of the library's.

Tuesday, October 24

6 events

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Wednesday, October 25

9 events

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Thursday, October 26

8 events

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  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • East Athens Community Center

    5:30 p.m. $4. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 4–17.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Halloween Carnival

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include games, stories and a costume contest. Ages 2–12.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    A Witchy Time with Heckedy Peg

    Put on witchy gear for a storytime about witches. Ages 5–11.

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Builder's Club

    The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Build a Haunted Castle." 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Mummies and Me Halloween Fun

    Develop fizzy melting ghosts, play pumpkin gold, go on a skeleton scavenger hunt, make a mummy man and create a mask for Halloween. For ages 2–6 and their caregivers.

  • 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5375

    Cedar Shoals Safe Trick-or-Treat

    (Cedar Shoals High School) Elementary school students and their families can dress up, grab some treats, play games, venture through a haunted house, get their faces painted and play mini-golf.

Friday, October 27

8 events

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  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. See Story on p. 12.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 27–28, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Twisted: A Wizard of Oz Haunted House

    This year's frightful haunted house theme is Oz, but not the Oz you remember. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Out of School Program: Witches Brew Day

    Participants will make spooky masks, create creepy treats and play games. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 27 & Oct. 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $25–45, 706-613-3593

    Out of School Program: Super Duper Science Camp

    The two-day camp offers science experiments and physical fitness activities. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Creative Writing for Teens

    Mr. Will provides writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Tiny Pumpkin Decorating

    Decorate a tiny pumpkin with paint and glue. Ages 4 and up. 

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    6:30–9 p.m. $15. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Halloween Dance Party: A Parent's Night Out

    The fundraiser includes a costume contest, crafts, door prizes, pizza and snacks. Ages 5 and up.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    4–5 p.m. $15. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Kid's Yoga Class

    Wear a costume and stretch! 

Saturday, October 28

4 events

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Sunday, October 29

2 events

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  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    4 p.m. $5 per family. rubbersoulyoga.com

    Clown Show

    Rubber Soul's clowns perform a family-friendly show. 

Monday, October 30

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • East Athens Community Center

    5:30–7 p.m. $3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    East Athens Halloween Carnival

    Festivities include a costume contest, haunted house, games and more.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Out of School Program: Frankenstein's Fun Day Monday

    Participants will create their own Frankenstein monster, eat green snacks and participate in giant relay races.

Tuesday, October 31

5 events

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Wednesday, November 1

5 events

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Friday, November 3

1 event

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Saturday, November 4

1 event

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  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

Sunday, November 5

1 event

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  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1:30–3 p.m. FREE (sprout run), $25. lifespanmontessori.com

    Lifespan Montessori 5K and Sprout Run

    YogaSprouts leads warm-up stretches, followed by a 100 meter Sprout Run and a stroller-friendly 5k. 

Monday, November 6

2 events

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Tuesday, November 7

6 events

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Wednesday, November 8

3 events

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Saturday, November 11

1 event

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  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

Tuesday, November 14

1 event

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Wednesday, November 15

1 event

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Tuesday, November 21

1 event

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Wednesday, November 22

1 event

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