Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by State Botanical Garden of Georgia
August 21, 2017
1:30 pm

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Eclipse Viewing Party at the State Botanical Garden

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