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2nd Annual Running for Rankin 5k and Fun Run

Join fellow runners for the 2nd Annual Running for Rankin 5k and Fun Run, formerly known as the Dollars for Scholars 5K. The race is presented by Caterpillar and everyone that registers for the race...

An Evening with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

  • September 04, 2014 - September 04, 2014
  • Location: The Melting Point
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Melting Point
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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank's stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the w...

Author Reading: Phillip Williams, "It Is Written: My Life in Letters"

Hear southern writer and Athens native Philip Lee Williams will read from his newly-released autobiography, It Is Written: My Life in Letters. Williams, a member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, ...

Back to School Carnival at the Athens-Clarke County Library

Who says the back-to-school season can't be just as fun as summer? Join the Athens-Clarke County Library's Teen Department for a Back to School Carnival on Saturday, September 6. Between 2 to 4 p.m.,...

Dayroom 20th Anniversary Reunion with special guests Kick The Robot

  • September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
  • Location: The Melting Point
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Melting Point
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Dayroom, the funky alt-rock band from Athens, GA, is back this September with a special reunion show at The Melting Point in Athens on Saturday, September 6th.   Best known for their raucou...

Discover Life Program at Sandy Creek Nature Center

The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present Discover Life on Friday, September 5 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Join Discover Life for an evening dedic...

Doggy Happy Hour

  • Starting: June 04, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)
  • Location: New Earth Music Hall
  • Address: 227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: New Earth Athens
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Bring your pooch and other furry friends (if they play well with others) for live music at New Earth Music Hall on the first Wednesday of every month. The cost is $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family. ...

Families On! Challenge

  • September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
  • Location: Heritage Park
  • Address: 2543 Macon Hwy., Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Families On! Challenge is THE FIRST AND ONLY national family race series, coming to Athens, GA on September 6, 2014. They have designed 16 outrageously awesome challenges for you and your family to c...

Farmers Table Supper Series: Darby Farms

  • September 04, 2014 - September 04, 2014
  • Location: Cinco y Diez
  • Address: 1653 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Cinco y Diez
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Cinco y Diez launches their monthly supper series featuring local producers next Thursday. One of chef Whitney Otawka's guiding principles in the kitchen is to cook with the finest ingredients she...

First Tuesday

  • Starting: May 07, 2013 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday)
  • Location: New Earth Music Hall
  • Address: 227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: New Earth Athens
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These series of mixers will enhance the social scene in Athens while building solid relationships among community members, business owners, young professionals and musicians. The music and entertainme...

FRIENDS First Friday: Insectival!

Come find out about Insectival!, now in its 22nd year at the Garden. Hear stories about how Insectival started, behind the scenes, children at the festival, why we have a butterfly release and where ...

Healthy Living Cooking Series

  • From: August 07, 2014 - September 11, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Location: Mama Bird's Kitchen
  • Address: 909 East Broad Street, Suite 400, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Mama Bird's Kitchen
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The Healthy Living Cooking Series at Mama Bird's Kitchen with health and nutrition coach/chef, Sue Knowles has the goal of re-educating  your mind & body to cook and eat a diet free from add...

International Vulture Awareness Day

Join the ACC Solid Waste Department, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, and the Oconee River Audubon Society as they celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8:00 a....

Josh Abbott Band

  • September 05, 2014 - September 05, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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 Weeks before its Valentine’s Day release on iTunes, the Josh Abbott Band’s “Touch” was already well on its way toward being one of the most talked-about songs in Texas m...

Moon Taxi

  • September 04, 2014 - September 04, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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 For the members of Moon Taxi, their third album, Mountains Beaches Cities, represents the idea of exploration – searching both the world and themselves for new experiences. The Nashville ...

Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. Sessions will start with an inspirati...

Splash Fest: A Fundraiser for the Clarke County Mentor Program

This is a fun family friendly event to benefit the Clarke County Mentor Program. There will be lots of fun water activities including a slip and slide with splash pool. Your Pie Pizzas, ice cream fro...

State Botanical Garden Photo Sharegroup

The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden the first Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are devoted to sharing digital images from mostly outdoor photography: nature (flora and fauna), gardens, t...

UGA Women's Soccer vs. Houston

  • September 05, 2014 - September 05, 2014
  • Location: UGA Soccer
  • Address: 2330 South Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605
  • Venue: UGA Soccer
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 The Lady Dawgs soccer team hosts a match against Houston.

Volleyball: Bulldog Invitational

  • From: September 05, 2014 - September 06, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: UGA Volleyball
  • Address: 330 River Rd., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: UGA Volleyball
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The Georgia Bulldogs host the Bulldog Invitational to open the 2014 season. For last-minute hotel rooms, parking info, and great ideas to make the most of your visit, see our http://www.visitathens...

Wick It & NiT GRiT

  • September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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 Wick-it the Instigator is a multi-genre DJ and producer known as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise over-crowded EDM scene. His SoundCloud page is one of the top 200 most active pages on the...

On-Going Events

Art Exhibit: Ginny McLaren

Ginny McLaren paints to remember a special time or a place, using sketches and photographs to help achieve realism. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, California, Nevada and We...

ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975-1985

Art Rocks Athens has teamed up with the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the UGA Special Collections Library to present ARTifacts Rock Athens, May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014...

Athens Celebrates Elephant Six: A city-wide series of exhibitions and events

  • From: August 06, 2014 - November 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)

  Visitors to Athens have a lot to look forward to when many of our most beloved cultural venues coordinate to celebrate the impact of the Athens-based Elephant Six collective on our creative c...

Athens Farmers Market - Saturdays

The Athens Farmer's Market is a not-for-profit organization with an overarching goal of improving the health of the community through provision of local, nutrient dense foods, social interaction, and...


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