Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by State Botanical Garden of Georgia
July 2, 2017
2:00 pm

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Classic City Band Annual Patriotic Concert

Performing Arts

Join attendees in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes. This concert is always standing room only, so arrive early.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
July 7, 2017
9:00 am

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Friends First Friday: Summer Blooming Bulbs

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Growing many iconic bulbs can be difficult for this climate. Clifford Brock, Botanical Garden curator of the Chapel and assistant curator in the Flower Garden, will introduce First Friday guests to some easy-to-grow yet infrequently planted summer bulbs that will add interest and color on a perennial basis to gardens. These bulbs are warm season bloomers that can perform well in this area's hot and humid climate as they add a new dimension to gardens. Includes a full breakfast. Call 706-542-6138 to make reservations by June 30.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
July 9, 2017
8:00 pm

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Full Moon Hike: Buck Moon

Recreation and Fitness, Tours

See the garden come alive at night. Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Be prepared to hike up to two miles on the wooded trails and in the garden. If young children or infants are attending, a backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-registration is required.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
July 11, 2017
7:00 pm

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Sunflower Music Series: String Theory

Performing Arts

Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Now in its 16th season, the Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. Originally formed in 1993, String Theory plays old time, bluegrass and Americana music. While the lineup has evolved and changed throughout its history, the band has consistently been made up of some of Athens' finest acoustic musicians. Presented by Friends of the Garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
July 15, 2017
9:00 am

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Ramble: The Hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

Recreation and Fitness, Tours

Join participants for a ramble as they walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places. Bring a camera or binoculars, if you’d like. The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds. Questions will be answered during this time.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 4, 2017
9:00 am

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Friends First Friday: What is in Your Garden and What Questions Do You Have About Design?

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Meetings

Jane Bath, noted landscape designer, has been practicing horticulture and landscape design in the Athens area for many years. She wrote The Landscape Design Answer Book, owned Land Arts Nursery, and discovered dianthus Bath’s Pinks and Bath’s Aster. Her approach to achieving attractive landscapes is one of the simple analysis and practicality. She will discuss some tips for working with particular landscaping needs and take questions about specific issues the audience may have about their home landscapes. Call 706-542-6138 to make reservations by July 28.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 7, 2017
8:00 pm

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Full Moon Hike: Sturgeon Moon

Recreation and Fitness, Tours

See the garden come alive at night. Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Be prepared to hike up to two miles on the wooded trails and in the garden. If young children or infants are attending, a backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-registration is required.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 13, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Beekeeping for Beginners Unit 7

Classes and Workshops

This is the seventh and final class for the Beekeeping for Beginners series. Advance your beekeeping knowledge and skills with Dan as participants perform a 24-hour Varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for Varroa and other pests. He will also discuss fall and over-wintering preparations for hives. Protective veil and gloves are required for this course.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 13, 2017
2:00 pm

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Concert: Athens Brass Choir

Performing Arts

This annual concert by brass musicians often includes classical music, marches, and show tunes.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 15, 2017
7:00 pm

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Sunflower Music Series: The Whiskey Gentry

Performing Arts

Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Now in its 16th season, the Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry just released their third full-length studio album titled Dead Ringer. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums, incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll. Presented by Friends of the Garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 19, 2017
8:00 am

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Friends of the Garden Gigantic Flea Market

Exhibitions, Other

Shop among gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations, purses, accessories, baby items and more.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 21, 2017
1:30 pm

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Eclipse Viewing Party

Other

Visit the Garden as the sun, moon and earth align. There will be a supply of viewing glasses, plus snacks, beverages, live music, and games inside the air-conditioned conservatory. Free, but please register online. Sponsored by Friends of the Garden.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 26, 2017
9:00 am

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Ramble: The Hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

Recreation and Fitness, Tours

Join participants for a ramble as they walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places. Bring a camera or binoculars, if you’d like. The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds. Questions will be answered during this time.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 26, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Plant Conservation

Classes and Workshops, Tours

Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Class will include group discussions and tours of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 27, 2017
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Art Opening: “Meet Your Neighbors”

Visual Arts

This photo exhibit brings attendees face-to-face with birds, bugs, snakes, frogs and other animals found locally. Athens photographers Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson will exhibit photographs they’ve created for the “Meet Your Neighbours” (MYN) project. Murphy is an award-winning nature photographer. Johnson is an entomologist who enjoys macrophotography. Their works have been displayed in many local art venues and have also been published in a variety of local and national print media. With this show, they bring their skill, artistry, and love of nature to a local audience. The Opening Reception will be held Aug. 27 from 2-4 p.m.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 29, 2017
8:00 pm

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Swing Dance Night in the Garden

Performing Arts, Recreation and Fitness

Summer is a perfect time to enjoy dancing to lively music at Swing Night at the Garden in a tropical conservatory. This casual evening of social swing dancing starts with beginner and intermediate dance lessons from 8-9 p.m., then everyone gathers for a social dance from 9-11 p.m. It's not necessary to have any previous experience or a partner. Presented by the UGA Swing Dance Club.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
August 30, 2017
9:00 am

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Class: Flower Arranging Unit 1

Classes and Workshops, Recreation and Fitness, Visual Arts

The popular five-part flower arranging series starts with Unit 1, which focuses on line/line mass design. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants will be provided a list of materials to bring to class. Limited to 20 participants. Please bring a sack lunch.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions