calendar Ongoing n Athens Academy Visit Athens Academy, a college-preparatory independent school for grades K3-12, and discover why students learn and thrive with programs that include school-day orchestra instruction beginning in grade 2. For more info, please contact 433-2599, 1281 Spartan Lane n Athens on Ice: Public Ice Skating
Ice skating begins at the Akins Arena at The Classic Center and later moves to the 440 Foundry Pavilion.Tickets are $13 for admission and $10 per person with groups of 10 or more. Be sure to visit classiccenter.com/ 272/Athens-on-Ice for full details.
n Fantastic Friday Drop-in gymnastics program for ages 10 months to 4 years. An instructor supervises the fun while a parent and/or caregiver lead their little ones through amazing obstacle courses. A parent or caregiver must remain with the child at all times. Fridays Jan. 12- Apr. 20 (No program 3/16 or 3/30), 10-11:30am, Bishop Park Gym, $5-$7.50 per child per visit. Parents are encouraged to register online at athensclarkecounty.com/6210/Fantastic-Friday prior to coming to the program. You may also register the day of the program.
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Come for stories, songs, movement, crafts, and fun! Free and open to the public.Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am and 11am, 769-3950, athenslibrary.org/ oconee n Chess Club at the OC Library Wednesdays at 5pm on March 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Oconee County Library. All experience levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 7 and up. 769-3950, athenslibrary.org/oconee Open Chess Play at the ACC Library All skill levels, come out for chess! Led by volunteer members of our local Chess and Community Conference who assist players and build skill levels. Open to ages 7-18 years. Athens-Clarke County Library, Mondays, 4-6pm, 613-3650, athenslibrary.org/athens n Finances for Teens In this five-week series, teens will learn basic economic and financial concepts through interactive activities and guest speakers.This series will take placeWednesdays beginning Jan. 31.This program is only available for teens in grades 6-12. Athens-Clarke County Library, 4:30-5:30pm, 613-3650
n Oconee County Library Storytime
Storytime is for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. 16 Athens-Oconee Parent
n ACCLS Spring Registration Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services spring program registration begins Feb. 10 at 9am for Athens-Clarke County residents and Feb. 12 at noon for non-residents. athensclarkecounty.com/ leisure n Babies and Beasties Series Interact with nature through hands-on activities, crafts and outdoor adventures. Ages 18 months to 2 years with adult, Saturdays Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10-10:45am, Sandy Creek Nature Center, $12-$18, 613-3615
January 2018 27 Emmanuel Episcopal Day School Registration Begins for 2017-2018 School Year
We are a comprehensive, creative morning program for children 20 months to 4 years. Emmanuel Episcopal Day School, 498 Prince Avenue, 543-1294
February 2018 1 Boy and Penguin: Best Friends Forever!
Lemme tell ya ‘bout my best friend! Come enjoy stories and songs about friendship and make friendship bracelets for your besties! For children ages 4-8 and their caregiver.Athens- Clarke County Library, 3:30pm, 6133650
2-4 Advanced Student Show at Canopy Studio
n Athens-Clarke County Library Storytime
Story program for children ages 18 months to 5 years old and their caregiver. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets and nursery rhymes, plus early literacy and preschool activities. Tuesdays andWednesdays at 9:30am and 10:30am, 613-3650, athenslibrary.org/athens
Some events, dates and times are subject to change. Please call individual event organizers to confirm schedules. All area codes are 706 unless otherwise noted.
Students get a chance to shine through aerial performances. Canopy Studio, 160-6 Tracy St, 2/2 8pm; 2/3 4pm; 2/4 2pm; canopystudio.org n OCPRD Spring Registration Oconee County Parks and Recreation Spring Programs registration begins Jan. 29 for the following programs:Youth Soccer Leagues,Volleyball, Sticks for Kids Golf, Intramural Soccer and Adult Softball Leagues,Yoga and Tennis. oconeecounty.com/ocprd
3 Frog Went A-Courtin’: A Vintage Valentine Storytime
Frog went a-courtin’ and he did ride um-hmm, um-hmm. Find out what happens to Frog and all of his animal friends when he courts Miss Mousey in this ageold folktale of love.We’ll share books, songs and a short film, then make vintage valentines to take home!
For children ages 3- 11 and their caregiver.Athens- Clarke County Library, 11am, 613-3650
10 Love Is In the Air
Let’s have some Valentine’s Day fun by celebrating all the people we love.We’ll make hot air balloon valentines for our family and friends and share stories all about love. For children ages 3-9 and their caregiver.Athens- Clarke County Library, 11am, 613-3650
10 GMOA Family Day: Lunar New Year
Celebrate the Lunar NewYear by exploring selected works of art, then making your own Asianinspired lantern or practice writing Mandarin. Other activities include storytime and Mandarinlanguage games (players get a copy of Grace Lin’s book Year of the Dog). Georgia Museum of Art, 10am-noon, 542-4662 10 ESP’s Big Hearts 2018 Be BOLD with Extra Special People (ESP) at Big Hearts 2018, the most magical and heartwarming night of the year. Cheer on individuals as they leave their disabilities in the wings and shine on stage. This moving show has music, dancing, and a chance to support the kids of ESP.Tickets are $18.The Silent Auction opens at 3pm.The Pageant begins at 4pm. A banquet follows for those interested in purchasing a table.The Classic Center Theatre, ESP: 769-9333
10 Journey through the Stars for Families
What kinds of wonder can we find in the sky? Come see galaxies, planets and stars and learn what makes up outer space. Families (children 5 years and up only!). Sandy Creek Nature Center, 10-11am, $2/$3, 613- 3615
11 Westminster Christian Academy “Preview Day”
Join us at 10am for tours and information. Also on 3/21 at 9am. 706-769-9372, www.wcalions.org.
13 Mardi Gras Party
Laissez le bon temps roulez! Let’s celebrate with music, crafts, and extra-special snacks and prizes! Oconee County Library, 4pm, 769-3950