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Word on the Street

  • Athens Pétanque Club

    (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Pétanque, a French version of bocce ball, at the Pétanque terrain. Beginners welcome. RSVP. Sundays, 1:30–3 p.m. athenspetanqueclub@gmail.com, athenspetanqueclub.wix.com/play

  • Avid Bookshop

    Avid Book Clubs

    Book clubs include Young Readers, Graphic Novel, YA for Not-so-YAs, Small Press, Paperback Fiction, Social Justice, New & Notable and the Classics Book Club. Visit website for monthly selections and meeting dates. Join by email. 706-352-2060, avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com, www.avidbookshop.com

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers offer tax assistance Mondays, 1–5 p.m. (Oconee County Library); Wednesdays, 1–5 p.m. and Fridays, 9–1 p.m. (Athens-Clarke County Library) ; Tuesdays 9–1 p.m. and Saturdays, 9–1 p.m. (Kroger on Epps Bridge). aarp.org/taxaide

  • Athens, GA

    Athens Business Rocks Sign Up

    Register your business to participate in the annual Athens Business Rocks competition. Bands can cover up to three songs. Proceeds benefit Nuci's Space. Registration ends Feb. 28. Event held May 13. www.athensbusinessrocks.com

  • Call for Performers

    (Winterville, GA) The 2017 Marigold Festival is seeking family-friendly acts to perform on the children's stage. The festival is on May 20. Email for details. aha.AthensHasArt@gmail.com

  • ACC Landfill

    KACCB TIREd of Trash Tire Amnesty Week

    There will be no disposal fees for tires Feb. 20–25. Limit of six tires. 706-613-3508, solidwaste@athensclarkecounty.com

  • YMCA

    Athens Street Hockey

    (Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. athensfloorhockey@gmail.com

  • Athens, GA

    Call for Submissions

    The Athens Writers Association is seeking funny songs, poems, non-fiction essays and short fiction from local writers of all ages for its third anthology scheduled to be published in summer or early fall of this year. Email submissions with subject heading "AWA Book Submission." Deadline Mar. 12. katherinecerulean@gmail.com. www.athenswritersassociation.wordpress.com

  • Lay Park

    Athens Area Men's Baseball League

    The 2017 AAMBL Season starts in April. Thedraft occurs in late March. 706-207-8939, www.aambl.com

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Spring Book Sale

    Thousands of books will be available for bargain prices, as will books on tape, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Proceeds benefit the Madison County Library. Mar. 10–18. $1–2 (most items). www.athenslibrary.org/madison

  • The Rook and Pawn

    League Trivia

    Signups are underway for a five-month league trivia battle. Email your team to rookandpawnathens@gmail.com