Word on the Street

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Multiple Locations

    American Lunch

    Five Restaurant & Bar offers 100% free meals through a mobile soup kitchen three days a week at various locations. The food truck is available 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Jessie B. Denney Towers on Tuesdays, Sparrows Nest Mission on Wednesdays, and Bigger Vision of Athens on Fridays.

  • The Classic Center

    Classic City BBQ

    Now accepting vendor booth applications for food vendors, Tailgate Tradeshow exhibitors and chefs for cooking competitions on Aug. 20. The BBQ festival includes contests, outdoor music stage, kids' activities and more. Visit website for details. 706-357-4417,,

  • Athens, GA

    Cause + Effect

    Cause + Effect, a progressive film competition and festival hosted by Alliance for a Better Georgia, is seeking short films focused on social, political, environmental or economic issues facing Georgia. Winners receive a $1000 prize. Submissions accepted through Oct. 2. Winners will be screened at Ciné in November. FREE!

  • Athens, GA

    The Classic City Fringe Festival

    The Classic City Fringe Festival is seeking performers in theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, improv, comedy and more. Festival Oct. 27–30.,

  • 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. Pools close for the season Aug. 9. $1 admission. $20 pool pass.

  • 1000 Faces Coffee Tasting Room

    Athens Petanque Club

    (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Petanque with Le Boule Dawgs at the Pétanque terrain Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.