Word on the Street

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    The Pet Care Clinic

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155

  • Athens Bridge Center


    Open Duplicate Bridge Games are held Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Non-Life Master (Beginner) Duplicate Bridge Games are held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Party Bridge is held Thursdays at 1 p.m. All games $5. 706-248-4809

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    Georgia Poetry Prize

    In partnership with UGA, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, the UGA Press has established a national competition for poetry. Winning manuscripts receive a $1,000 award, will have their collection published and will read at all three campuses. View website for guidelines. Deadline Nov. 30.

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    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists' films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on Mar. 19. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Feb. 6.

  • Multiple Locations

    Vestigo Hiking & Yoga

    "Advanced Hike at Amicalola Falls." Sundays until February, 8 a.m.–7 p.m. $5. "Stone Mountain Yoga." Tuesdays, 10 a.m. $20. "Arabia Mountain Hike." Sundays, 11 a.m. $5. Sign up for trips online.

  • The Classic Center

    Ice Skating

    The Classic Center will offer ice skating in an indoor rink through Jan. 12, then in the outdoor pavilion Jan. 16–Feb. 28. $10–12.

  • Avid Bookshop

    Avid Book Clubs

    The Young Readers' Book Club is currently reading Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate and meets the first Sunday of the month. The Young Adult for Not-So-Young Adults Book Club is currently reading Dumplin' by Julie Murphy and meets the second Sunday of the month. The Paperback Fiction Book Club is currently reading Sweetland by Michael Crummey and meets the third Sunday of the month. The Queer Fiction Book Club is currently reading The First Bad Man by Miranda July and meets the third Monday of the month. The New & Notable Book Club is currently reading The Witches by Stacy Schiff and meets the fourth Sunday of the month. The Book Club of the Fantastic is currently reading Duplex by Kathryn Davis and meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. Join by email. 706-352-2060,,

  • The Rook and Pawn

    Black Friday 24-Hour Board Game Marathon

    Play games Nov. 27, 9 a.m. until Nov. 28, 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Nuci +1 Pass

    Donate $5 to Nuci's Space and be entered to win a year-long guest list spot for you and a friend at participating venues: The Foundry, 40 Watt, Lumpkin Street Station, Hendershot's, Georgia Theatre, Normaltown Records, Live Wire Athens, Caledonia, Classic Center and UGA Performing Arts Center. Drawing takes place on Dec. 17.

  • The Classic Center

    CCCF Scholarships

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is currently accepting applications from high school students for its performing arts and culinary arts scholarship program. Visit website for application, eligibility requirements and audition information. The culinary arts deadline is Dec. 18 with auditions on Jan. 29. The performing arts deadline is Mar. 4 with auditions by Apr. 11. 706-357-4417,

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    People's Climate March

    Roundtrip transporation is available to the Atlanta People's Climate March on Nov. 29. Meet at 11:30 a.m. March from 2–5 p.m. at the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. $10.

  • Memorial Park

    Deck the Hollow

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. Dec. 10–13 and Dec. 17–20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3580,