COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, December 13

3 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. rabbitboxstories@gmail.com

    Rabbit Box

    Storytellers share true-life tales. This month's theme is "Holidazed."

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8–10 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    Santa Ming

    Take a holiday photo with Sexy Santa Ming Vase.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Thursday, December 14

3 events

Events

Friday, December 15

2 events

Events

Saturday, December 16

4 events

Events

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Reel Play and calling by Rob Harper.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Holiday Market

    The market will offer handmade crafts, wreaths, jewelry, flowers, fruitcake and more. Activities include a gingerbread house station, cooking demo, pictures with santa, DIY Christmas stocking workshop, live music and kids activities.

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org

    Snow on the Square

    (Downtown Washington) Play in the snow on The Square.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5–10. www.facebook.com/chessandcommunity

    A Night of Poetry & Music

    Performers include Life the Griot, Gift Economy, Celest Divine, Reno Roberts and Katie Orton. Chess on-site. Proceeds benefit Chess & Community. 

Sunday, December 17

1 event

Events

Monday, December 18

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 19

2 events

Events

  • Athens First UMC

    1 p.m.–6 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1442, sarahbeth@athensfirstumc.org

    Blood Drive

    To sign-up, contact Sarah Beth.

  • 5–7 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org

    Candlelight Shopping, Santa & Snow on the Square

    (Downtown Washington) Play in the snow, meet Santa and shop from downtown businesses.

Wednesday, December 20

1 event

Events

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Thursday, December 21

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel's Messiah.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • ACC Library

    6:45 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Community Sing

    Local musician Maggie Hunter hosts a holiday edition sing-a-long.

  • 6:30 p.m. $15. boutierwinery.com

    Ladies Night in the Winery

    (4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.

Wednesday, December 27

1 event

Events

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Sunday, December 31

2 events

Events

  • 8 p.m. $25. www.boutierwinery.com

    New Year's Eve Celebration

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson Rivers Church Rd., Danielsville) The evening includes live music by Second Time Around, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–6 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    Countdown to Downtown

    Pre-game New Year's Eve with bands, beer and hourly giveaways. Music by Bad Weather States and David Winston.

Saturday, January 6

1 event

Events

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501 ext. 311, www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling

    (Multiple Locations) Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths. Check website for drop-off locations.

Friday, January 12

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Friends First Friday

    This month's topic is orchids with a sneak peek into upcoming Orchid Madness events. Includes a full breakfast.