The Trail Creek Splash Pad will be open on weekends May 5–20 & Aug. 5–Sept. 4, then regular seasonal hours from May 26–Aug. 5. The Rocksprings Splash Pad will open May 26. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarkecounty.com/splashpad
(Community Voices in Action) "Creative Arts for Imaginative Hearts" for ages 6–9 includes puppetry, culinary arts, musical theater and more. May 29-June 1 or June 11–15. "Backyard Broadway Creative Arts" for ages 10–14 includes theater, writing and creative arts. June 18–22. "Athens Teen Writers Group Summer Intensive" for ages 31–18 guides writers through short narratives and poems. June 4–8. $125–150/week. 706-340-7461, www.communityvoicesinaction.org/summer2018
The Anime Club presents its annual anime convention with trivia, cosplay, food and more. Ages 11–18.
A storytelling program with hands-on activities. Ages 3.5–8.
Learn basic cooking skills with limited ingredients to whip up a tasty snack. Ages 11–18.
Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.
Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.
Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.
Learn more about coding.
Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.
This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.
Teens can talk about what's bothering them. Ages 11–18.
The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Dragons."
Attendees will learn about money with stories. Ages 4 and up.
Mr. Will provides writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.
Read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien and watch the movie. Books available at the circulation desk.
This program is for all ages and takes place at the Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided.
Make handcrafted Mother's Day cards using the art of quilling. Ages 6 and up.
(Walls of Books, 1971 Hog Mountain Rd., Watkinsville) Author Jan Evans shares her story, The No-No's say Yes.
Kids can race like the pros in the Academy Sports Kids Criterium (10:30 a.m.) or go on the 1km Fun Run (6:30 p.m.). The Kids Zone will have a music stage, BMX shows, bounce houses and a track.
Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.
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.
Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.
Kids can create bookmarks for Mother's Day.
Watch a movie and eat snacks celebrating May the Fourth. Costumes encouraged but light sabers must be peace-tied.
Pick up a free comic book and listen to a panel of speakers.
Hang out with fellow nerds for a low-key hour of fun. Grades 6–12.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11.
Nickelodeon presents a fin-tastic world of learning and laughter, "Ready to Rock."
Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18.
Reader's choice! Participants can read anything they bring. 4th and 5th graders.
Ages 5 & up. Painters will be given an example of what to paint.
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.
(Walls of Books, 1971 Hog Mountain Rd #130, Watkinsville) Author Karen Giles Clark will share her story Big Changes for Little Bugs.