Classes & Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year.

Learn more about some of our main events, our recent classes, and explore our full event calendar below.

Event Calendar

Jan
22
Sat
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive-Through Pick-up
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.

Jan
24
Mon
Free Financial Literacy and Credit Workshops
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free Financial Literacy and Credit Workshops offered December and January:

Register HERE

Financial Literacy Budget Basics, you will discover:

Financial Literacy and Budgeting      December 13, 2021,   4 pm – 6 pm

Financial Literacy and Budgeting      January 10, 2022,       4 pm – 6 pm

  • How to Create a Budget
  • Budgeting and Tracking of Expenses 
  • Assessing needs versus wants
  • Managing Debt and Recognizing how to Avoid Overspending
  • Savings

Note:  As a HUD Certified Agency, after the class, 1:1 counseling can be scheduled to further assist you in planning your personal budgeting goals.

Credit Report Overview, you will discover:

  • Getting a copy of your credit report
  • Understanding What Makes Up a Report
  • Understanding What Makes Up a Credit Score 

Register for one session: 

  • Credit Report Overview                    Monday, December 20, 2021   4 pm – 6 pm
  • Credit Report Overview                    Monday, January 24, 2022       4 pm – 6 pm

Note:  As a HUD Certified Agency, after the class 1:1 counseling can be scheduled to discuss your personal credit score, and goal setting.

Fair Housing Act Overview in partnership with Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity – Office of the Governor 

The Fair Housing Act was created with the goal of advising landlords, lenders, buyers, and renters of the housing practices that could be considered discriminatory. The Fair Housing Act is a law that was created to put an end to discriminatory practices involving any activities related to housing.

Fair Housing Overview Date TBA. Feel free to pre-register and our housing office will contact you when the date is confirmed.

Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.

In observance of the MLK holiday, the January 2022 board meeting will be held on Monday, January 24th at 5:30 pm.

Jan
26
Wed
Online: Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm

Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again.

Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions, and complete an application. Register online or call 706-613-0122.

Jan
29
Sat
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive-Through Pick-up
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.

Jan
31
Mon
The Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity’s Fair Housing Webinar
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm

Please join the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity-Office of the Governor (GCEO) for a Fair Housing Webinar hosted by Athens Land Trust. GCEO will conduct a technical training webinar covering a variety of fair housing topics.

Presenters:
Allona L. Cross, MPA- Executive Director
Mary Melvin-Fair Housing Division Director

The training agenda is as follows:

Basic Principles of Fair Housing
• Theories of Discrimination
• Major Laws: Fair Housing Act | Georgia Fair Housing Law
• Protected Classes Basis
• Covered Dwellings | Entities
• Discriminatory Housing Practices

Break (10 minutes)

Making Housing Accessible
• Major Disability Laws
• Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements
• Reasonable Accommodation | Reasonable Modification Requests
•Service & Emotional Support Animals

GCEO Complaint Process
• Investigative | Conciliation Processes
• Penalties/Fines/Other Types of Relief
• 2021 Fair Housing Data

Question & Answer Session

Time

Jan 31, 2022 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6QwOkiD_QFa10i7PEoyzIw

Feb
1
Tue
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Species Removal Work Day
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here for more information and to sign up for a work day.

Feb
5
Sat
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive-Through Pick-up
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.

Feb
8
Tue
Online: Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm

Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again.

Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions, and complete an application. Register online or call 706-613-0122.

Feb
12
Sat
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Homebuyer Education Course is currently hosted online via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions.

 

West Broad Farmers Market

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Ready for flavor, family, and fun? Visit the West Broad Farmers Market every Saturday. Learn more about the market here.

Upcoming Markets
Jan
22
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Jan
29
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Feb
5
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Feb
12
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.