Weekend Planner: Too Many Possibilities, Not Enough Time

Here is our pick of activities going on in or around Athens this weekend: from the Bear Hollow Zoo Fundraiser to the 9/11 Commemoration Community Sing.


Where/When: from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday

Why Go: Enjoy Terrapin beer and animal visitors from the Bear Hollow Zoo, including turtles galore, while helping fund the expansion and renovation of the current black bear exhibit at .

Pricing: $12 for a custom Bear Hollow Zoo glass, sampling of 32 ounces of Terrapin beer and tour of the brewery


Where/When: on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: Discover the wonders of water at this festival and learn how to protect this precious resource through interactive activities and games for the entire family.

Pricing: $2 per person ages 4 to 64 for park entry fee; activities at festival are free


Where/When: Sanford Stadium on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Why Go: Football season is back and in the first Southeastern Conference  game, the Bulldogs challenge the Gamecocks, a longtime rival team, on home turf.

Pricing: Ticket prices vary


Where/When: UGA Ceramics Studio, and in Athens on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: These tours provide an opportunity to peruse the studios of Athens potters at your own pace and talk with the artists whose hands create fine works of clay.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: The Athens Choral Society and the Music Ministry of Athens First United Methodist Church will lead a community sing of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Pricing: Free

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So share the goodness in our comment box below.

Nancy Zechella September 08, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Judy, Please let me add a possibility for gardeners. Garden Bones is having a Plant & Seed Swap Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2pm. Stuart Cofer is letting us use the parking lot at Cofer's on Mitchell Bridge Road. Open to the public and free.


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