Oconee County weekly calendar of events

Storytime: 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. For preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Stories, songs, movement and crafts. Free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.

Class: Ceramic Bead Making I & II with Glenn Josey: Classes begin Tuesday at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St., Watkinsville. Led by Instructor Glenn Josey. Learn basic techniques for making and glazing simple shaped clay beads. In Ceramic Bead Making II students will expand their skills to include more complex beads and pendants. In each class, students that produce a sufficient number of beads will also be able to construct a piece of jewelry. No pottery experience required. www.ocaf.com, email info@ocaf.com, or call (706) 769-4565.

Class: “So You Want to be a Columnist”: Classes start Tuesday. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St., Watkinsville. Led by Dr. Wally Eberhard. The course will teach the basics of writing columns, editorials, “op-ed” pieces, and blogs. It will also cover what editors expect and how to establish yourself as a regular columnist. The class includes four sessions. To register, visit   www.ocaf.com, email info@ocaf.com, or call (706) 769-4565.

Class: Versatile Drawing Methods: Classes start Wednesday at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St., Watkinsville. A six-week drawing course with instructor Cameron Hampton. The class is suitable for all skill levels. Basic and advanced drawing skills will be covered as well as traditional and non-traditional drawing mediums.  Register at www.ocaf.com, email   info@ocaf.com, or call (706) 769-4565.

Chess Club: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. All experience levels welcome. For ages 7 and older. Free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.

Night of Awesome: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Hang out with people and watch an awesome movie, eat awesome snacks, and make an awesome project (top secret!). All programs are free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or visit   www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.

TOPS weight loss: 7 p.m. Thursday, Government Annex Building, Hwy. 15, Watkinsville. Meetings are held each Thursday. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit support group for weight loss. Members can share challenges, successes, or goals, hear a brief program and discuss plans for the week. (800) 932-8677 or www.tops.org.

Broad Minds Book Club: Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. The September title is the dystopian, speculative fiction novel, “ The Handmaid’s Tale,”  by Margaret Atwood and celebrates Banned Books Week. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. Call (706) 769-3950 to reserve a copy of the book or go to www.gapines.org.

Kids’ Crafternoon: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Participate in a self-directed craft. Free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.

Pirate Movie: 4 p.m. Friday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Celebrate Pirate Week with a special pirate-themed Friday matinee. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or   www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.

Oconee Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Oconee County Courthouse in downtown Watkinsville. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org.

Meet Artist Robin Fay: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Chat with the library’s September Auditorium Artist, Robin Fay, about her exhibit titled “Revisit,” a retrospect including photography, painting, and mixed media spanning years, and including some of her earliest works. Free and open to the public. (706) 769-3950 or www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.