COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Word on the Street

  • ACC Pool Season

    (Multiple Locations) Public pools are located at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Rocksprings Park. Pools are open Tuesdays–Fridays and Sundays from 1–5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12–5:30 p.m. Bishop Park is open on weekends only. $1 admission. $20 pool pass. www.athensclarkecounty.com/aquatics

  • The Classic Center

    Classic City BBQ

    Now accepting vendor booth applications for food vendors, Tailgate Tradeshow exhibitors and chefs for cooking competitions on Aug. 15–16. The BBQ festival includes contests, a classic car show, outdoor music stage, kids' activities and more. Visit website for details. 706-357-4417, stephanie@classiccenter.com, www.classiccitybbqfest.com

  • Garden Paradise Massage Sessions

    (2421 Elder Mill Rd., Watkinsville) Massage sessions with Diane Beeler in the garden and inside a cool house. Email to book a spot.  Aug. 29–31. $90–120. mechanted757@gmail.com

  • Fall Adult Softball

    (Bishop Park & Southeast Clarke Park) All church, civic, commercial groups and businesses are invited to form a team. The eight-game season begins Aug. 18. $400. 706-613-3589, ext. 226, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sports

  • Bishop Park

    Lifeguard Certification Training

    Must be able to swim 12 laps in the pool without stopping, tread water for two minutes, pass a brick test and complete a written test. For ages 15 & up. Aug. 7, 5–7 p.m. Aug. 8, 5–9 p.m. & Aug. 9–10, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $200. 706-613-3589, www.athensclarkecounty.com/aquatics