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September 2017

Lunch with Leaders

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Lunch with Leaders program is an opportunity for students to have lunch and informal discussion with an out, LGBTQ-identified community leader who briefly shares their personal story, how they came to terms with their identity, how they have balanced their identity with other aspects of their life, and how their identity has affected their career path. Stay tuned to learn more about our first speaker of the year.

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UGA ShowCAES – Southeast

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Toombs County Ag Center Lyons,GA30436United States + Google Map

ShowCAES is a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recruitment event designed to expose students to opportunities within CAES (majors, study abroad, etc.). This event is free to attend; however, we do ask you to pre-register - https://apply.uga.edu/portal/showCAES This is a perfect opportunity for parents and students to get questions answered regarding the college decision-making process! In addition, we will also host breakout sessions focusing on the freshman and transfer application process to UGA. There are two locations for…

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Graduate, Faculty, and Staff Welcome

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet and connect with LGBT and allied graduate and professional students, faculty, staff, and community members at this welcome reception. Hosted by GLOBES, Graduate Pride, Graduate-Professional Student Association, and The LGBT Resource Center.

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Athens Science Cafe Presents: Discussing Concussing

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 W Hancock Ave
Athens,GA30601United States
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It's time for a new season of Science Cafes! To kick off we have Dr. Julianne Schmidt of UGA's Department of Kinesiology with Discussing Concussing: It it time to get'cha head outta the game? This is a free event! Come to Little Kings on September 21st at 7 to learn about the science of concussions.

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Habitat General Body Meeting!

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UGA Habitat for Humanity is having a general body meeting this Thursday, September 21st at 7PM in MLC Room 275. We will be sharing about different volunteer opportunities, our gift wrap fundraiser and more. As always, FREE PIZZA will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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Ramsey Palooza: Beat Mississippi State

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UGA Recreational Sports, 330 River Rd
Athens,GA30602United States
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Free pizza, Bubble Soccer, throwback video games, fitness class previews, SUPs in the natatorium, climbing wall access, fitness competition, and more. First 1,000 students get a "Beat Mississippi State" T-shirt!

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Salad Foraging Workshop

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
UGArden, 2500 South Milledge Ave
Athens,GA30602United States
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In this workshop taught by Noelle Fuller, you will learn about foraging and seasonal medicinal herbs (cultivated and growing wild!) that you can harvest to add nutrition and flavor to your salads! You will also learn the formula for making amazing homemade salad dressings every time. This class will be hands on and feature a foraging walk through the garden to find weeds, herbs and flowers that can be eaten in a salad. We will return to the classroom where…

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Kids Day at the Oconee Farmers Market

September 23 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 1:00 pm
Oconee Farmers Market, 23 n Main Street
Watkinsville,GA30677United States
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Join us at the Oconee Farmers Market for Kids Day! Oconee County 4-Hers will be present to offer face painting, balloon animals, bracelets, and other fun crafts for kids! Bring your family to the market for a day of family fun, fresh market produce, and live music!

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Biscuits + Coffee Love

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1000 Faces Coffee, 585 Barber St
Athens,GA30601United States
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BISCUITS & COFFEE LOVE is a fundraiser series by 1000 Faces Coffee & Farm Cart. Held at 1000 Faces once per month on select Sundays from 9am to 1pm. 10% of proceeds go to a local cause we are passionate about supporting. This fundraiser series in support of local non-profits is as easy as 1,2,3: 1) Eat a delicious Farm Cart biscuit! 2) Drink some tasty coffee! 3) Support a critical cause! This month we're proud to support the work…

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Natural Dye Workshop

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Creature Comforts, 271 W Hancock Ave
Athens,GA30601United States
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Join us on Sunday, September 24th for a local, natural dye workshop held at CCBC partnered with Athens Free School! We will have some all white Creature Comforts branded t-shirts for you to dye! This event is family-friendly and will take place outside under our patio tent. We will have full, sit-down workshops at 1:30 & 3:30 with walk-up dyeing happening all day (1-6PM). We hope to see you there!

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UGA Green Cup Kickoff Tailgate

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come help kickoff the 9th annual Green Cup Challenge! Learn more about the competition, grab some food and free swag, and meet other residents from your community!

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Chew Crew Workday

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Driftmier Woods Athens,GA30601United States + Google Map

The focus of this workday is to clear the fence line of plants and other debris and removing invasive species such as Chinese yam and perilla.

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Southeastern Mass Timber Symposium

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Georgia Tech Research Institute, 400 10th St NW
Atlanta,GA30318United States
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With 22 million acres of commercially available private timberland—more than any other state—Georgia has an opportunity to leverage the growing interest among progressive designers who are looking to timber as a low-carbon alternative to traditional construction materials. This seminar will explore a number of topics associated with the design and construction of mass timber structures. The discussion will cover the structural and fire design of various mass timber systems, as well as two recently-completed projects. Finally, the potential impacts of…

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Good Urbanism 101

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta City Studio, 2311 Cascade Rd SW
Atlanta,GA30311United States
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The Georgia Conservancy and Atlanta City Studio are bringing our Good Urbanism 101 to City Studio's new pop-up location on Cascade Road on September 26th. The free 90-minute seminar focuses on the history, principles and current practices of urban design, including an emphasis on walkability, integration of alternative transportation options, sustainability and the relationship between urban infrastructure and the urban experience. Come join us to learn how different professions can collaborate to improve our cities. What : Ten Lessons For…

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Lecture: Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Design

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S Jackson St
Athens,GA30602United States
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Details coming soon!

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Free HIV Testing

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Georgia LGBT Resource Center, 221 Memorial Hall
Athens,GA30602United States
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Join The Specialty Care Clinic for free, rapid HIV testing at The LGBT Resource Center. Testing will be done on a first come, first to be served basis in The LGBT Resource Center. For more information, please contact The LGBT Resource Center staff at lgbtrc@uga.edu or (706) 542-4077.

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Brunswick Station Open House

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brunswick, GA Brunswick,GA31520-31525, 31527, 31561United States + Google Map

Join us for our first annual open house at the Brunswick Station on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4 - 7 p.m.! Enjoy local seafood and beverages while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's research, education and outreach efforts on the coast. - Explore our native plant garden - Tour our 72-foot research vessel, the Georgia Bulldog - Interact with live animals, like horseshoe crabs, whelks and more - Learn about turtle excluder devices and sea turtle research on…

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Farming as a Business Workshop

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a free workshop to learn how to create a sustainable farming operation Topics include: • Creating a Sustainable Farming Business • Farm Service Agency - Serving Our Nation's Farmers • NRCS - Technical Assistance For Georgia Farmers • Georgia Farmers Market Association - Customer Service For more information contact ALT Farm Business Developer, Musa Hasan: 404-435-2935 musa@athenslandtrust.org

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Ocmulgee River Paddle & Tent Revival

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - October 1 @ 2:00 pm
Hawkinsville Hawkinsville,GA31036United States + Google Map

Join the Georgia Conservancy on a two-day celebration along the banks of the Ocmulgee River. We will explore roughly 13 miles of the revolutionary 200 mile Ocmulgee Water Trail Network - a premier destination for paddlers and river enthusiasts that provides a variety of recreational activities that promotes local and regional economic improvements. The weekend includes a guided naturalist tour of the Ocmulgee River, beginner canoe instruction, bluegrass music, BBQ dinner from Grass Roots Farms, and a tour of a…

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2017 Georgia Bike Summit

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - October 1 @ 8:00 pm
Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr
Macon,GA31217United States
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2017 Georgia Bike Summit presented by Bike Law Georgia Calling all bicycle advocates and friends across Georgia and beyond! Come to Macon for the 2017 Georgia Bike Summit! Schedule of Events: Friday night: Ride with Bike Walk Macon and after-ride event Saturday: 8AM-10AM - Pop-up bike lane installation (connecting the Marriott City Center to downtown Macon) with Newtown Macon All day program at Marriott City Center with speakers, presenters, dynamic conversations, and informative tabling Sunday: Join Bike Walk Macon and…

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September 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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Our rivers and streams provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Help preserve our precious rivers and streams at this year’s Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event! In 2016, 307 Rivers Alive volunteers came out to help collect 2.6 tons (5,150 lbs.) of trash, 0.5 tons (1,070 lbs.) of recycling, and 228 tires during the event!  This year our cleanup event in Athens will be on Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 to Noon. Volunteer check-in is…

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2017 Vulture Festival

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Athens Clarke County Landfill, 5700 Lexington Rd
Athens,GA30683United States
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FREE!!! Celebrate vulture culture at the fourth annual local celebration of International Vulture Awareness Month on Saturday, September 30th! The festival will take place at the ACC Landfill Outdoor Classroom. A Bird Walk Led by the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will begin at 8:00 AM. Festival activities begin at 9 AM! Join the ACC Solid Waste Department Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, and the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society as we celebrate Nature's Cleanup Crew - the Vulture! Vultures are…

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Brew School: Milk & Sugar

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1000 Faces Coffee, 585 Barber St
Athens,GA30601United States
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EVENT IS NOW FULL It's time for another Brew School! This educational series is all about bringing forward good coffee education and making good coffee more accessible to all. One each month for a total of 12 in 2017! Appreciation of specialty coffee doesn't stop with black coffee. Milks and sweeteners can heighten the coffee drinking experience when added thoughtfully, just as much as they can detract from the flavor when the pairing or ratio is imbalanced. In this way…

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October 2017

Botany Blitz

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tanyard Branch, S. Hull Street
Athens,GA30601United States
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We collect vegetation data to monitor the emergence of native plant species as well as the goats' progress on reducing invasive plant populations on the site.

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Building Connections

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - October 25 @ 7:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, 2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens,GA30605United States
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Each week we will gather in the Adult classroom at the State Botanical Gardens for a short presentation with inspirational videos and information as well as common sense; easy to practice activities at home. We will engage in conversation about connection and the struggles to find time in our busy lives to connect with the natural world along with why making the time should be priority. Each week we will also take time out for stillness in nature and practicing…

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Water Smart Rain Gardens Workshop

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St
Athens,GA30606United States
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Join us for a Water Smart Rain Gardens Workshop on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the ACC Library (Meeting Room C). This informative and engaging workshop will cover an introduction to rain gardens and provide the tools necessary to begin designing and building your own rain garden. This workshop is brought to you by the ACC Extension Office and the ACC Stormwater Management Program. Register HERE: https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/Activities/Activity/Detail/Water-Smart-Rain-Gardens-Workshop-806

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2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Helms College, 3145 Washington Rd
Augusta,GA30907United States
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Presented by the Georgia Farm to School Alliance and hosted by Georgia Organics, the 2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit will be held Oct.5-6, 2017 at Helms College in Augusta, GA. Early bird registration is now open! Hear from Keynote Betti Wiggins and Honorary Co-Chair Donna Martin, tour dynamic school gardens and educational farms, and choose from 21 education sessions. Visit the Summit website for more information. More information on the Summit and to register, please visit http://www.georgiaorganics.org/2017GAFarmtoSchoolSummit

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Fall Float on the Flint

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 9 @ 4:00 pm

The Fall Float is an event during the fall every year, which is a 3-day paddle that paddlers from all over the nation attend. The trip, produced in partnership with Flint Riverkeeper, will cover about 48 miles of the southwest Georgia river over three days, beginning near Baconton and ending in the backwaters of Lake Seminole near Bainbridge. The trip is suitable for novice paddlers as well as experienced paddlers. Paddlers range in age from four to 84, with many…

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Yellow River Paddle & Jam

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Porterdale Porterdale,GA30070United States + Google Map

On October 7th, join the Georgia Conservancy and the Yellow River Water Trail for a peaceful 7-mile flat-water paddle on the Yellow River as it rambles through Newton County. You will float through quiet wooded areas with sandbars for picnicking and rope swings for playing along the way. We may be joined by some of the locals--watch for blue herons, kingfishers turtles, deer and otters. This lazy section of river is shallow, sandy-bottomed and slow—great for kids, newbies, and anyone…

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10th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harvest Moon is a farm-to-table dinner in a beautiful setting that supports the work and mission of Athens Land Trust. Join us on Saturday, October 7th for our 10th annual Harvest Moon Dinner, a Southern fine dining experience under the stars prepared by local chef Mimi Maumus of home.made. Tickets are $150 ($75 of which is tax deductible) and can be purchased by visiting our office at 685 N. Pope Street, calling us at 706.613.0122, or visiting our online ticket…

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2017 Autumn Harvest Feast

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2017 Autumn Harvest Feast will be a grand celebration of everything local! As the weather cools off, we will gather to feast on locally-sourced dishes prepared by Athens' best chefs! This is our 10th year as a market and will be celebrating this milestone together! This event is family-friendly, open to all and a night you surely would not want to miss! Proceeds go to support the Athens Farmers Market's SNAP doubling program, funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia. We…

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EcoBenefete 2017 – Honoring Governor Nathan Deal

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Foundry at Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta,GA30318United States
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The Georgia Conservancy is proud to honor Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as Georgia's Distinguished Conservationist at ecoBenefete, our premier annual gala, on October 12 in Atlanta. The Distinguished Conservationist Award recognizes an individual or institution that has left a profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia's natural resources. As Georgia’s top public servant, Governor Deal has made the conservation of our state’s land and water a priority during his two terms as Governor. During his tenure…

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2017 State of the Public’s Health Conference

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
UGA College of Public Health, 105 Spear Rd
Athens,GA30606United States
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Now in its sixth year, the State of the Public's Health (SOPH) Conference at the University of Georgia is a day-long annual gathering focused on fostered on meaningful, constructive dialogue and practical solutions for Georgia’s public health challenges. The SOPH brings together the public health workforce, elected officials, policymakers, academia, community-based health organizations, the business community and others passionate about improving the health of all Georgians. The goal of the conference is to craft a practical, pragmatic plan of action…

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November 2017

Okefenokee Adventure

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 5 @ 3:00 pm
Fargo Fargo,GA31631United States + Google Map

Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend exploration of two of the most beautiful places in Georgia: the Okefenokee Swamp and the Suwannee River Narrows. Guests will have the opportunity to paddle the mysterious tea-colored water of the Okefenokee with esteemed naturalist Cathy Sakas and learn about the natural wonders and fascinating cultural history found in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. We'll be serenaded on Friday and Saturday evenings to the beautiful Americana and Folk sounds of Cameron Federal and…

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Nina Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor Emerita at Penn State University

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athesn,GA30602-3603United States
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“The GMO Wars: What do we do when scientists and citizens deeply disagree?” D.W. Brooks Lecture A former science and technology adviser to the U.S. secretary of state and the U.S. Agency for International Development, molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff has spent her career working to ensure that people around the world have enough to eat. She’s a proponent of using technology as a means to achieve that goal.

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Project WILD & Learning Tree Outdoor Classroom Workshop

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens,GA30607United States
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This workshop will focus on ways to use the Project Wild/Learning Tree curriculums to get students outdoors and participating in hands-on learning in their own schoolyards. Teachers will get to try out the activities and will receive their own take home copies of the guides. The workshop will feature local environmental education organizations that are available to come into the classroom to help students with maintaining and using their outdoor classrooms.

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TEDxUGA Student Council

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 255 Baldwin Street
Athens,GA30602United States
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Have you ever wanted to give a TED Talk and share your ideas with the world? Now is your chance. The TEDxUGA Student Council will host the 6th Annual TEDxUGA Student Idea Showcase on Wednesday, November 15th from 7P to 9P in the Fine Arts Theatre. Currently enrolled students of any level at the University of Georgia have the chance to enter the showcase and have a TED experience of their own as they share their "idea worth spreading." From…

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December 2017

Oyster Roast for a Reason

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant for Oyster Roast for a Reason, a fundraising event to celebrate Georgia’s first oyster hatchery. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant opened the hatchery at the Shellfish Research Lab in 2015 in an effort to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample oysters harvested from reefs near Skidaway Island, enjoy beverages, dance to live music and take part in a silent auction for great adventures,…

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