Mardi Gras Party: 11 a.m., Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd. The event will feature games, art, food and more. Registration is required. For grades 2-5. Free and open to the public. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.
Handbuilding for Beginners Class: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St., Watkinsville. Instructor Jenna Gridley will teach basic handbuilding techniques that will enable students to form clay into their own visions. www.ocaf.com.
Beginning Portrait Sculpture Class: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School St., Watkinsville. Jean Westmacott, the renowned sculptor of the Athena statue, will instruct students to the forms, proportions and expressive possibilities in shaping the human head. www.ocaf.com.