Bulletin Board


ATHENS CREATIVE DIRECTORY (Athens, GA) The ACD is a platform to connect creatives with patrons. Visual artists, musicians, actors, writers and other creatives are encouraged to create a free listing. athenscreatives@gmail.com, www.athenscreatives.directory

CALL FOR ART (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation: OCAF) Seeking submissions for “Figuratively Speaking,” an exhibition open to all types of figures, forms, faces, humans, animals and fictional. Works can be representational or abstract, but not erotic. All media will be considered. Deadline May 24. $25-30 entry fee. Exhibition runs June 24–July 23. www.ocaf.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS (Lyndon House Arts Center) LHAC invites area artists, artist groups and curators to submit original exhibition proposals. Artists are also invited to submit images of their work for consideration for larger group or themed shows. Exhibitions may be scheduled as far out as three years. Submit an online proposal form. Deadline Sept. 20. beth.sale@accgov.com, accgov.com/lyndonhouse

CALL FOR ENTRIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA is accepting applications for Artist-in-ATHICA residencies, Solo-Duo-Trio exhibitions and internships. www.athica.org/membership, www.athica.org/updates/call_2022_showcase

JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR ARTISTS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is open to ideas and actively accepting proposals for collaboration from visual/musical/video artists and curators living in Athens. Artists worldwide can also submit music videos, short films, skits and ideas to share with a weekly livestream audience. www.jokerjokertv.com/submit

OPEN STUDIOS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Studio members have access to spaces for painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and woodworking. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $65/month. www.accgov.com/7350/Open-Studio-Membership


ACTING FOR CAMERA AND STAGE (work.shop) Learn how to act with professional actor and coach Jayson Warner Smith (“The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Outer Banks”). Mondays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. $400/12 sessions. jwsclassinquiry@jaysonsmith.com, www.jaysonsmith.com/teacher

ART CLASSES (K.A. Artist Shop) Classes are held in digital art, handmade books, drawing fundamentals, watercolor, landscape painting, linocut printmaking, printing on fabric and more. Check website for dates and to register. www.kaartist.com

CHAIR YOGA (Sangha Yoga Studio) This class is helpful for flexibility, strength, balance and increasing circulation and energy. All levels welcome. Every Thursday, 12–1 p.m. $16 (drop-in), $72 (six weeks). 706-613-1143

CHAIR YOGA AND MINDFULNESS (Winterville Center for Community and Culture) Nicole Bechill teaches a well-rounded, gentle and accessible chair yoga class to promote breathing, mindfulness and inward listening. Every Monday, 9 a.m. $10. www.wintervillecenter.com

CLAY CLASSES (Good Dirt) Registration opens on the 15th of every month for the following month’s classes and workshop. Classes range from wheel, unique handles, hand building sculpture and more. Studio membership is included in class price. www.gooddirt.net

COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Rabbit Hole Studios) Jasey Jones leads a guided meditation suitable for all levels that incorporates music, gentle movement and silence. Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. jaseyjones@gmail.com

DEDICATED MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS (Online) Weekly Zoom meditations are offered every Saturday at 8:30–9:30 a.m. Email for details. richardshoe@gmail.com

LINE DANCE (Multiple Locations) Lessons for beginners and beyond are held every first, third and fifth Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The second and fourth Tuesdays offer evenings of line dancing, two-step and waltz. Third Tuesdays are hosted at the Bogart Community Center. Other nights are held at Athens VFW. $10. ljoyner1722@att.net

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions. Email for the Zoom link. Second Friday of the month, 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net

NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation: OCAF) Beatrice Brown leads a two-day workshop covering the basics of natural dyeing processes including extraction of the dye from botanical materials. July 9–10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $175–225. www.ocaf.com

OPEN/COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Sangha Yoga Studio at Healing Arts Centre) Uma Rose leads a meditation designed to guide participants into stillness and silence. Mondays, 4–5 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.healingartscentre.net

PAINTING CLASSES (Private Studio on Athens Eastside) One-on-one or small group adult classes are offered in acrylic and watercolor painting. Choose day workshops, ongoing weekly classes or feedback sessions. laurenadamsartist@icloud.com

PUBLIC DANCE (The Studio Athens) Beginner Rumba lessons followed by DJ’d waltz, swing, salsa, tango etc. Every fourth Saturday. 7:30–10 p.m. $5 (students), $10 (non-students). www.gmdance.com

SPANISH CLASSES (Athens, GA) For adults, couples and children. Learn from experts with years of professional experience. Contact for details. 706-372-4349, marinabilbao75@gmail.com, www.marina-spain-2020.squarespace.com

YOGA CLASSES AND EVENTS (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) “Yoga Flow and Restore with Nicole Bechill” is held Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Online classes include “Trauma Conscious Yoga with Crystal” Thursdays at 6 p.m. and “Yoga for Wellbeing with Nicole Bechill” on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

YOGA SERIES (Chase Park) Build a yoga practice, deepen connections to yourself and others, and learn to use yoga in everyday life. The six-week series is held Wednesdays beginning June 8, 12–1 p.m. $130. shelleydownsyoga@gmail.com, www.shelleydownsyoga.offeringtree.com

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (Shakti Power Yoga Athens) Deepen your practice and learn to teach others in person and online during this 200-hour yoga teacher training. June 11–17 and July 9–15. www.shaktiyogaathens.com/shakti-yoga-university

ZOOM YOGA (Online) Rev. Elizabeth Alder offers “Off the Floor Yoga” (chair and standing) on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and “Easy on the Mat” yoga classes on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Ongoing classes are $5/class or $18/month. 706-612-8077, ommmever@yahoo.com


ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Artful Conversation: Carrie Mae Weems” is held May 25 at 2 p.m. “Teen Studio: Lou Stovall” is held May 26, 5:30 p.m. “Curator Talk: ‘Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects” is held June 1, 2 p.m. “Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper from the Collection of Michael T. Ricker” is held June 2, 2 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

THE ARTIST’S WAY STUDY GROUP (24th Street Clubhouse, 150 Collins Industrial Blvd.) A gathering of artists, musicians, writers and creatives meet to discuss the book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Every Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Donations welcome. beth@beththompsonphotography.com, www.24thstreetathens.com

ATHENS CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY (Morton Theatre) “Pauli Murray: Confronting the Law” will be held June 12, 3 p.m. FREE! “Robert F. Kennedy: Keeping the Peace” will be held June 12, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenschq.org

ATHENS DEMS ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Join the Athens Dems to watch the results roll in. May 24, 7 p.m. FREE! accdc.communications@gmail.com

ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Multiple Locations) Shop fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts, and live music. Additionally, AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. Every Saturday at Bishop Park, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Every Wednesday at Creature Comforts Brewing Co., 5–8 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net

ATHENS SHOWGIRL CABARET (Multiple Locations) Celebrate National Pride Month and Miss Alice D’s birthday during Drag for All at Hendershot’s Coffee on June 4, 8 p.m. Fabulous Friday is held at Sound Track Bar on June 24, 9 p.m. Country Night is held at Hendershot’s Coffee on July 17, 8 p.m. Fabulous Friday will have a Britney vs. Christina theme at Sound Track Bar on July 22, 9 p.m. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

BLACK PANTHER FILM SCREENING (Morton Theatre) Wakanda forever. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Wakanda-inspired outfits for a photo op. June 5, 3 p.m. FREE! (with reserved ticket). www.mortontheatre.com

BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) “KnitLits Knitting Group” is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. “Bogart Bookies Adult Book Club” will discuss Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer on June 7 at 1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

CLASSIC CITY PETANQUE CLUB (Lay Park) New players welcome. Scheduled play days are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. vicepresident@athenspetanque.org

COMEDY NIGHT (40 Watt Club) Joe Pettis hosts a comedy night with MANDAL, Lauren Knight, Carter Deems and surprise guests. May 27, 7 p.m. $10–12. www.40watt.com

DELIVERING THE FUTURE: COCA-COLA TRUCK TOUR (Athens Technical College) Learn about the school’s commercial truck driving program and post-graduation job opportunities with Coca-Cola United. May 25, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! jdorio@jacksonspalding.com

FOREST HEIGHTS BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL (Forest Heights Neighborhood) The Blueberry Cook-off will be held 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at 145 Holly Court. An Open-Yard Tour featuring an edible and ecological landscape will be held at 2 p.m. at 515 Forest Heights Drive. The Blueberry Jam concert will be held 5:30–9 p.m. at 145 Holly Court with Claire Campbell, The Wydelles, Organically Programmed, Jacob Wenzka and others. June 4. FREE! www.regenerators.earth/festival

FOSTER CARE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL (UGA Arch) Children First, Inc. hosts a vigil to raise awareness and support for the high volume of children in the local foster care system. May 31, 5:30 p.m. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

GEORGIA WRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION (UGA Special Collections Building, Room 285) Inductee Jericho Brown will deliver a poetry reading and participate in a Q&A discussion. Registration required. June 16, 6 p.m. lnessel@uga.edu

GORGEOUS GEORGE’S IMPROV LEAGUE (Buvez) Come out for some home-grown townie improv. Bring some interesting suggestions and a loose funny bone to help create some improv magic on the spot. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

HENDERSHOT’S EVENTS (Hendershot’s Coffee) Disconnect to connect during No Phone Parties with a phone-free, laptop-free happy hour featuring drink specials, snacks, games and a record player. Every Tuesday, 6–9 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

HOMETOWN PARTY (The Park at Five Points) Avid Bookshop hosts food writer and cookbook author Nicole A. Taylor in celebration of her newest work, Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations. Attendees must purchase a copy of the book to attend. June 16, 6:30 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

MARGO METAPHYSICAL EVENTS (Margo Metaphysical) Monday Tarot Readings offered 1–5 p.m. ($6 per card). Tuesday Tarot with Davita offered 4–6 p.m. ($5 per card). Wednesday Night Sound Healing with Joey held 6–7:30 p.m. ($35). Thursday Tarot with Courtney is offered 12–5 p.m. ($10–45). Friday Henna Party with Aiyanna ($10–75). 706-372-1462

MERRY MEET EVERY WEEK (Rabbit Hole Studios) Meet members of the Athens Area Pagans. Current projects include planning for Athens Pagan Pride Day Festival, a community garden, photo club and more. Meetings held every Saturday, 5 p.m. Donations encouraged. beth@athensareapagans.org

MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT (Sandy Creek Park) Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Watch Jaws at the park’s beach area. Bring law chairs or blankets. June 4, 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/leisure

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES: FAMILY FUN DAY (ACC Library) Activities include a petting zoo, touch-a-truck, puppet show, outside games, inside crafts, Kona Ice, popcorn and more. June 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

OCONEE FARMERS MARKET (Oconee County Courthouse, Watkinsville) Over 20 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, local honey, fresh-cut flowers, unique crafts, dog treats, fresh gelato, homemade pasta, locally sourced meats and eggs, plants and more. Many vendors offer pre-ordering options and curbside pickup. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.net

ONE DAY BOOK SALE (No. 3 Railroad St.) Friends of Oglethorpe Co. Library host a book sale. June 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.facebook.com/OglethorpeFOL

RABBIT BOX STORYTELLING (VFW Post 2872) Rabbit Box’s 10th anniversary show, “Back to the Future: New Stories from Some of Our Favorite Storytellers” features tales by Earnest Thompson, Lora Smothers, Paul Gillebeau, Ramsey Nix and Gwen O’Looney. May 24, 7 p.m. $8-10. www.rabbitbox.org

RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Acoustic Fire Pit Jams are held every Monday, 7–11 p.m. Flow Jam Night for flow artists and LED/fire spinners is held Thursdays from 7–11 p.m. Free music theory group lessons for guitarists are held Thursdays from 7–10 p.m. White Rabbit Collective hosts a drum circle every Sunday downtown on College Ave. from 5–7 p.m., followed by an afterparty with painting, singing, games, yoga and more from 7:30–11 p.m. www.rabbitholestudios.org

REALLY, REALLY FREE MARKET (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month, 12–2 p.m. reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

REX’S EXES (Elbert Theatre) Encore Productions presents a Southern-fried comedy. June 3–4 & June 10–11, 7 p.m. June 5 & June 12, 2 p.m. $9–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT PLEIN AIR EVENTS (Rocket Field at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Highlighting the current exhibition “Rhythm and Movement: The Art of Music,” OCAF hosts a series of plein air painting/drawing workshops taught by Jack Burk. Participants will listen to music as they paint. The lineup of musicians includes Lonesome Dawn (June 11, 6 p.m.). $20–25/workshop. www.ocaf.com

SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) Southern Star Studio is a working, collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com

SOUTHERN VIOLENCE & WRESTLING (The Warehouse) Live wrestling featuring Andey Ripley’s Full Term. June 25, 8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/southernviolenceandwrestling

THURSDAY TRIVIA (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Jon Head hosts trivia every Thursday. Win pitchers and gift certificates. Thursdays, 7–9 p.m. www.johnnyspizza.com

TRIAL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE (UGA Trial Garden) Tour the garden (9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) and check out the plan sale. June 11, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $5 suggested donation. ugatrial.hort.uga.edu

WBFM DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP (West Broad Farmers Market) The West Broad Farmers Market offers fresh produce, locally raised meat and eggs, baked goods, flowers, artisan goods and more. Order online or by phone Sundays–Thursdays, then pick up on Saturdays between 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.wbf.locallygrown.net

WEAR ORANGE (Bishop Park Pavilion) Join survivors and volunteers to encourage support of solutions to end gun violence through the recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Wear orange and create art with the Soul Box project. Survivors are invited to bring a picture or memento of their loved one. June 4, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! athensmomsdemand@gmail.com

Help Out 

DIAPER DRIVE (Bogart Library) Drop off diaper donations in the library’s foyer for the Athens Area Diaper Bank. www.athensareadiaperbank.com


ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (ACC Library) “Open Chess Play” is held Mondays, 3–5 p.m. “Virtual Storytime” is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. “Virtual Bedtime Stories” is held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. “Preschool Storytime” is held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org

ART CAMPS FOR PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS (K.A. Artist Shop) Camps are offered for ages 10–12 and 13–17 and take place in-person, Mondays–Fridays during 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30–5:30 p.m. Subjects include drawing, painting, illustration, calligraphy, printmaking, collage, journaling and more. $250 (half day), $450 (full day). www.kaartist.com

ART CARD CLUB (K.A. Artist Shop) Katy Lipscomb and Tyler Fisher lead weekly gatherings to create, trade and exhibit miniature masterpieces the size of playing cards. Some materials provided, but participants can bring their own as well. The club meets on Fridays, 4:30–6 p.m. (ages 10–12) and 6:30–8 p.m. (ages 13–17). www.kaartist.com

ATHENS FOREST KINDERGARTEN SUMMER SESSION (Sandy Creek Park) Ages 3.5–6.5 can participate in a child-discovered curriculum in the forest. Weekly sessions run through June 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $200/week. www.athensforestkindergarten.org/afk-summer-session

BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) “Puppet Palooza: Musical Carnival of Animals” is based on the symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns and held May 25 at 10 a.m. “Summer Kickoff: Lee Bryan’s Circus Fanta-Sea” is a puppet show held May 26 at 3 p.m. “Dungeons & Dragons” is held May 31 at 6 p.m. “Busy Bee Toddler Time” for ages 12–36 months is held June 1 and June 8 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. “Todd Key: Cirque du Todd” is held June 2 at 3 p.m. “YA Board Game: Catan” is held June 3 at 3 p.m. “Under the Sea” is an interactive storytelling and craft event held June 4 at 11 a.m. “Monday Funday” is held June 6 at 10 a.m. “Weird Food Night” for grades 6–12 is held June 7 at 6 p.m.

CLUBS FOR TEENS (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Teen Media Arts Club with Kidd Fielteau” is held Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. “Teen Fashion Design/Sewing Club with Tabitha Fielteau” is held Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

CONNECT & PLAY (Oglethorpe County Library) This drop-in program offers different stations set up for reading, art, imagination, movement and music. For ages 5 and under. May 28, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

HARGRETT LIBRARY’S TODDLER TUESDAY (UGA Special Collections Library) Toddler Tuesday is a new program full of story time, music and crafts for ages 1–4. “Welcome Summer” on June 21, “Georgia Music” on Aug. 2, “Sports!” on Sept. 20. Events held at 9:45 a.m. FREE! RSVP: jmb18449@uga.edu

MAKING DANCES (work.shop) This alternative dance class teaches improvisation and choreography techniques. For ages 10–14. Taught by Lisa Yaconelli. Tuesdays, 6:15–7:30 p.m. $60/month, $210/14 weeks. lisayaconelli@gmail.com, www.lisayaconelli.com

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD ART WORKSHOPS (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Make a beachy snow globe out of a mason jar on June 11. Classes are for ages 6–12 and held 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $30–35. www.ocaf.com

OCONEE LIBRARY EVENTS (Oconee Co. Library) “Storytime” for preschool children and their caregivers is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. “Anime Club” is held May 23 at 7 p.m. “Summer Reading Program Kick-Off for Teens” is held May 25, 5–9 p.m. “Ocean Slime DIY” is held May 27 at 4 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

PRIDE PARADE (Downtown Athens) Athens Pride & Queer Collective will host the first-ever Pride Parade. The parade will culminate at Thomas Lay Park for a BBQueer cookout with food, music, vendors and fellowship. The event is currently seeking sponsors and parade participants including floats, walking groups and individuals. June 12, 2 p.m. www.athenspride.org/parade

SATURDAY CRAFT (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Each week’s craft is announced on Instagram. Saturdays, 10–10:45 a.m. (ages 3–6) or 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (ages 6–10). www.treehousekidandcraft.com, www.instagram.com/treehousekidandcraft

SPLASH PADS (Multiple Locations) The Walker Park splash pad is open regular hours May 28–July 31, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., then weekends Aug. 6–Sept. 25. Closed on Mondays. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad opens May 28. Admission is $1/person. Pool passes are $20 (individual) or $40 (family of four). www.accgov.com/splashpad

SUMMER ART CAMPS (‘Brella Studio) Paint, plant and party in a fairy tale forest during “Enchanted Forest” camp. Activities include making seed bombs, fairy houses, butterfly wings and giant paper flowers. Monday–Friday beginning June 13, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $295. During “¡Hola Casita! Encanto Theme” camp, participants will paint their own magical casita, study animals of South America and experiment with weather-inspired art techniques. Monday–Friday beginning June 20, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $295. www.brellastudio.com

SUMMER CAMPS (Foxfire Woods and Farm, Nicholson) Join certified nature staff for outdoor learning and adventure on a 54 acre farm and nature sanctuary. For ages 5–12. www.foxirewoodsandfarm.com/summercamps

SUMMER CAMPS (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville) Camps are offered in clay (hand building, wheel throwing) and writing (poetry, fiction, college essays). Check website for dates and age groups. www.ocaf.com

TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is now offering free, live online tutoring via tutor.com for students K-12, plus college students and adult learners. Daily, 2–9 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

WILD EARTH CAMP (Piedmont Preserve) An adventure camp in the forest for ages 4–13. Week-long camps begin May 30, June 13, June 20, July 11 and July 25. Register online. www.piedmont-preserve.org

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SUMMER SERIES (Goodwill, 4070 Lexington Rd.) College Factory presents a five-week program in partnership with the Minority Business Nonprofit Association and Goodwill of North Georgia. Open to students in grades 9–12. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., June 1-29. FREE! brittany@collegefactory.org, www.collegefactory.org

Support Groups

ACA ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) This support group meets weekly. Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. annetteanelson@gmail.com

AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit the website for a calendar of electronic meetings held throughout the week. www.ga-al-anon.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164, www.athensaa.org

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP (ACC Library, Classroom A) Alzheimer’s Association Georgia presents a support group conducted by trained facilitators that is a safe place for those living with dementia and their caregiver to develop a support system. First Wednesday of every month, 6–7:30 p.m. 706-206-6163, www.alz.org/georgia

LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL ALPHABET FAMILY GATHERING (Online) This is a safe space for anyone on the LGBTQIA+/TGQNB spectrum. Fourth Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m. uuathensga.org/justice/welcoming-congregation

MENTAL HEALTH PEER RECOVERY GROUP (Nuçi’s Space) Participants support each other through life’s challenges by sharing from their skills, experiences and proven coping mechanisms. Newcomers welcome. First Tuesday of the month, 4–6 p.m. pr@nuci.org, www.nuci.org

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP (First Baptist Church) This group is to encourage, support and share information with fellow sojourners who manage the challenges of Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders. Second Friday of every month, 1 p.m. gpnoblet@bellsouth.net

RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for details. Thursdays, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoverydharma.org

SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Athens, GA) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Contact for location. www.athensdowntownsaa.com

Word on the Street

ADOPT-A-MOM 2022 (Online) The Ark wants to make sure that single moms served by The Ark and ladies at nursing homes and in hospice care get loved and acknowledged for Mother’s Day by giving them flowers and cards. Donations benefit The Ark’s Single Working Mothers Fund. Donate between now and May 31. www.athensark.org/adoptamom2022

CORNHOLEATL SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Co. & Terrapin Beer Co.) Four different divisions are offered to accommodate all levels. Seven-week seasons begin in June. Registration is open through May 30. info@cornholeatl.com

FREE COVID-19 VACCINES (Clarke County Health Department) Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in. No insurance or ID required. www.publichealthisforeveryone.com

POOL SEASON (Multiple Locations) ACC Leisure Services pools open May 28–July 31. $1/person, $20/season pass. Pools are located at Bishop Park, Heard Park, Lay Park and Rocksprings Park. Check website for hours. www.accgov.com/aquatics

SPRING LEISURE ACTIVITIES (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services will offer a diverse selection of activities highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events for adults and children. Programs include tai chi, baton, youth cooking classes, gymnastics, nature programs, theater and more. Now registering. www.accgov.com/myrec

SUPPORT FOR SENIORS WITH PETS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Humane Society and Athens Community Council on Aging have partnered to offer support services to seniors enrolled in ACCA programs. This includes emergency pet fostering, affordable wellness care, pet health workshops and pet training. www.accaging.org

VOTING (Athens, GA) Election day at the polls is held May 24, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. www.accgov.com