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Wednesday, October 22

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

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

    Now You See Me Story Time

    Bring your toddlers in to read great stories.

  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

    The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11–18. Watch scary movies all week while you work on various Hunger Games Haunted House projects. Oct. 22–28, 4–9 p.m., FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597

    Spooky Spider Storytime

    Katie Terry shares spider stories, songs and crafts. For ages 3–12.

Thursday, October 23

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Jammers

    Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Writing Group

    Get ready for NaNoWriMo or just focus on becoming a better writer through prompts. For ages 11–18.

Friday, October 24

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

  • ACC Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Japanese Storytime

    Bilingual program led by volunteers from UGA’s Japan Club. Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based activities. All ages.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:#0 p.m. FREE! madcolib@yahoo.com

    Teen Monstrous Makeup Workshop

    Local theater and makeup enthusiast Shannon McCoy demonstrates how to "zombify" using makeup techniques.

Saturday, October 25

6 events

Kidstuff

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time with Miss Rachel

    For all ages. 

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. $6 (children), $10 (adults). www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club: Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. Performances are designed especially for children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pop Tab Bracelets

    Make your own bracelet using recycled pop tabs. For ages 8 & up.

  • 6 p.m. FREE! rlochan1@uga.edu

    Halloween Carnival

    (UGA D.W. Brooks Mall) Celebrate Halloween with games, prizes, face painting, treats and more. Ages 3–12.

  • 2 p.m. FREE! www.youngunsclothingandmore.com

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    (Young'uns Clothing and More) For all ages.

Monday, October 27

4 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    7–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    One Spooky Night

    A shadow puppet show followed by trick-or-treating for non-food prizes. Costumes encouraged.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    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.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

Tuesday, October 28

3 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, October 29

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • 4:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Trunk or Treat

    (ACC Police Dept. Baxter St.) This year's host is Dr. Frankenstein, so all the trunks will have a Frankenstein theme. Costumes required.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

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

    Going Batty Story Time

    Go batty for this Halloween story time.

  • Memorial Park

    5 p.m. $4. 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.

Thursday, October 30

3 events

Kidstuff

  • 5-7 p.m. FREE! www.downtowngreensboroga.com

    Downtown Trick or Treat

    (Downtown Greensboro) Local merchants will open their doors to children for a safe trick or treating experience. Check-in on the courthouse lawn. Free trick or treat bags will be given with a list of participating businesses. For ages 12 & under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Writing Group

    Get ready for NaNoWriMo or just focus on becoming a better writer through prompts. For ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 30–31, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Haunted House

    Families are invited to make their way through the young adult department's Hunger Games themed haunted house.

Friday, October 31

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    6–8:30 p.m. 706-283-1049

    Under the Sea Trick-or-Treat

    The ocean comes to life with an "Under the Sea" theme for little trick-or-treaters. Sea creatures will hand out candy in the lobby.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 30–31, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Haunted House

    Families are invited to make their way through the young adult department's Hunger Games themed haunted house.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Trick-or-Treat

    Stop by anytime in costume for trick-or-treating.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $15–23. 706-613-3593, www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps

    Fit Kids Day Camp

    Campers participate in physical activities, games and educational lessons regarding healthy lifestyle choices. This camp takes place when Clarke County School District schools are not in session. For ages 6–12. Bring a sack lunch. 

Saturday, November 1

3 events

Kidstuff

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Fall Festival

    Celebrate nature, discovery and creativity by playing in fall leaves, making crafts and drinking apple cider. Garden volunteer Ann Blum, who has created popular puppet shows for the annual Insect-ival Family Festival for the past 20 years, will talk about her new book Bugs @ Play at 11 a.m.

  • Athens Montessori School

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE! info@athensmontessori.com

    Montessori Fall Festival

    The annual Montessori Fall Festival will have live music, food, games, a petting zoo, book fair and more.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Day of the Dead Celebration

    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with stories, crafts and carnival-like fun.

Monday, November 3

2 events

Kidstuff

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $45. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    School Day Off

    Hike through the cultivated garden and trails, play games, and learn abotu plants through hands-on activities.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $15–23. 706-613-3593, www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps

    Fit Kids Day Camp

    Campers participate in physical activities, games and educational lessons regarding healthy lifestyle choices. This camp takes place when Clarke County School District schools are not in session. For ages 6–12. Bring a sack lunch. 

Thursday, November 6

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $9-14. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: Art and Music

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to tour "Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene" and “The... of E6," part of Athens Celebrates Elephant 6, then create their own music posters and album art.

Saturday, November 8

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. $6–10. www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club: Saxophone Extravaganza

    Students from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music celebrate the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian musical instrument designer who invented the saxophone. This performance is designed for children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

Thursday, November 13

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

Thursday, November 20

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

Friday, November 21

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones.