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ARTIST-IN-ATHICA RESIDENCIES AND 2022 EXHIBITS (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Residencies provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. The gallery is also accepting proposals for exhibits in 2022. Deadline June 30. www.athica.org/call-for-entries

ATHENS CREATIVE DIRECTORY (Athens, GA) The ACD is a new platform to connect creatives with patrons. Visual artists, musicians, actors, writers and other creatives are encouraged to create a free listing. Users can search for artists offering commissions for holiday gifts. athenscreatives@gmail.com, athenscreatives.directory

CALL FOR ARTISTS (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) Local artists and curators can submit proposals for the CCVC Gallery throughout 2021. getartistic@ccbeerco.com, www.getcurious.com/get-artistic/call-for-artists

CURIOSITY CABINET CALL FOR ARTISTS (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) The brewery is seeking design submissions from Athens-based visual artists to decorate the new Curiosity Cabinet, which will hold books and other resources for visitors to explore. Design due May 31. $350 or $550 stipend. www.getcurious.com/curiosity-cabinet-at-creature-comforts

GREENWAY ARTIST ASSISTANT (Athens, GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking a local artist to serve as a temporary, part-time assistant to the lead artist on an upcoming Green public art project. Deadline May 9. info@athensculturalaffairs.org

JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is seeking artist submitted videos, short films, skits, performances, interviews and more to share with a weekly livestream audience. Open to ideas, collaborations and artist residencies. 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. nicholas.daglis@accgov.com

QUARTERLY ARTIST GRANTS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council offers quarterly grants of $500 to local organizations, artists and events that connect the arts to the community in meaningful and sustainable ways. Deadlines are June 15, Sept. 15, Dec. 15 and Mar. 15. www.athensarts.org/grants


5 POINTS YOGA IN THE PARK (Memorial Park, Picnic Pavilion 3) Enjoy an all-levels flow under the sun. May 15, 9 a.m. $14–17. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com

20TH ANNUAL MADISON ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) The sale includes 22 dealers from nine states with items ranging from furniture, silver, pottery, fine art and more. Lectures held May 21 and May 22 at 9 a.m. Preview party held May 20, 6–9 p.m. ($50). Sale held May 21–22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ($10) with free lectures beforehand at 9 a.m. www.mmcc-arts.org

ANIMAL TELEPATHY AND CLAIRVOYANCE (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts) In “Animal Telepathy,” learn how to send and receive intuitive messages with your animals. Sundays, June 6–July 25, 1-3:30 p.m. or Mondays, June 7–July 26, 6–8:30 p.m. $275/eight weeks. In “Clairvoyant Meditation,” protect and strengthen the energy body while learning how to use your clairvoyance. Saturdays, June 5–July 10, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $200/six weeks. Classes meet on Zoom. ancientsunsacademy@gmail.com, www.ancient-intuition.com

BLACKSMITHING CLASSES (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Comer) In “Basic Blacksmithing, First Time at the Forge,” students will forge and assemble a wall mount rack with three hooks. Skills taught will be tapering/drawing out, twisting, scrolling and bending, riveting, cutting and basic forging fire management when working in the coal forge. Tools and materials included. May 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $150. “Building a Throwing Tomahawk” covers tools, design elements, target practice and more. May 29, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $175. “Forging a Firepoker” is held May 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $150. www.greenhowhandmade.com

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

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

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

YAMUNA AND MORE (Elevate Athens, Online) Nia Holistic Fitness and Yamuna Body Rolling  are held on an ongoing basis. $20/class. Specialty classes range from self-care to Yamuna foot fitness and more.www.elevateathens.com

YOGA CLASSES (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) “Outdoor Yoga with Meg Brownstone,” every Sunday at 10 a.m. $5–10 suggested donation. “Trauma Conscious Yoga with Crystal,” every Thursday at 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. “Yoga for Well-being with Nicole Bechill,” every Saturday on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. “Outdoor Yoga with Miles Bunch” every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. rubbersoulcollective@gmail.com, www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

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


ATHENS AREA ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING (Buvez) Hear the latest updates, and consider joining as a member or volunteer. The meeting includes music and light refreshments. May 25, 5:30 p.m. www.athensarts.org

ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Family Day To-Go: Magic Realism” on May 13–16. “Morning Mindfulness” on May 14 and May 28 at 9:30 a.m. “Teen Studio via Zoom: Magical Mystery” on May 20 at 5:30 p.m. “Yoga in the Galleries” on May 20 at 6 p.m. “Toddler Tuesday To-Go: Extra Ordinary” on May 25. www.georgiamuseum.org

ATHENS BLACK MARKET & INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY (College Square Plaza) The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement hosts family-friendly afternoon of vendors, live music and guest speakers. May 15, 12–5 p.m. www.aadmovement.org

ATHENS CHAUTAUQUA LECTURES (Zoom) Riché Richardson speaks on the life, activism and continued significance of Rosa Parks. May 20, 4 p.m. “From Pirate Republic to Dreams of Revolution: Geopolitics and the Golden Age of Piracy” is held May 24 at 3 p.m. “Voting: How Should We Safeguard and Improve Our Elections” is held June 8 at 2:30 p.m. Visit website to register. www.historycomesalive.org/performances/athens

ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) The 2021 season will run Saturdays through Dec. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.com/vendors

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The Georgia Museum of Art presents an outdoor screening in the flower garden. Free, but pre-registration is required. May 13, 8:15 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

BECOME A DEMENTIA FRIEND (Online) The ACC Library and Reflecting, Sharing, Learning host a virtual lecture on Dementia Friends, an initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. Pre-registration required. May 26, 2 p.m. vburns@athenslibrary.org

BELOW BALDWIN (Flicker Theatre and Bar) Watch an outdoor screening of the documentary to learn about UGA’s legacy of enslavement. Hosted by Beyond Baldwin and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. May 21, 8 p.m. www.pslweb.org

THE BIG READ: SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT (Online ) Athens’ National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read presents a series of events inspired by Roz Chast’s book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Events include “Seat in the (Pleasant) Shade: ‘On Not Aging Gracefully,’ A Poet’s Journey by Alicia Ostriker” on May 13; “Webinar: Dream it, Plan it, Secure it: Legal and Practical Strategies for Every Stage on Life” on May 14; “Making Time with Art: Partners in Memory Care” on May 19; “Webinar: Caring for Parents Near and Afar: Helping Loved Ones Thrive” on May 26. www.coe.uga.edu/events/big-read

BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) KnitLits Knitting Group is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. Virtual Booktalks featuring chapter books (May 14) and young adult books (May 21) are held at 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY (Online) Avid Bookshop presents local artist and author Philip Juras in celebration of Picturing the Prairie: A Vision of Restoration, a volume of 54 paintings celebrating the natural beauty of the rare tallgrass prairie environments of Illinois and the conservation that sustains them. May 27, 7 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

BOOK SIGNING EVENT (Front porch of T.R.R. Cobb House) Athens Historical Society presents the release of Athens Streets & Neighborhoods, written by Gary L. Doster with a foreword by Vince Dooley. May 15, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION CARAVAN (ACC Library to City Hall) The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement hosts a caravan-style graduation celebration for all Athens-Clarke County School District graduates. The caravan will be followed by a graduate recognition driveby ceremony at City Hall with guest speakers. May 16, 2 p.m. (meet), 3:15 p.m. (drive). bit.ly/GradCaravan

GEORGIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY ATHENS CHAPTER INTEREST MEETING (Online) Contact for Zoom link. May 15, 2 p.m. www.gnps.org

IN THEIR SHOES 10K (Virtual) Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center’s Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support hosts a virtual run/walk to support patients and survivors in the region. Record your distance between May 22–29. Participants can pick up their T-shirt, awards and ice cream during a drive-thru celebration for National Cancer Survivor’s Day will be held June 6, 1–4 p.m. $20–30. www.intheirshoesathens.org

INDIE SOUTH EVENTS (Indie South) Abnormal Bazzar with Varnish Vine Cactus Pop-up May 15. www.theindiesouth.com

JUNETEENTH ON THE BLOCK (585 Vine St.) Farm to Neighborhood presents a Juneteenth celebration with food, vendors and family-friendly fun. June 19, 4–8 p.m.

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

MARIGOLD MARKET (Pittard Park, Winterville) Celebrate with live music by Dodd Ferrelle and kids activities. Vendors will offer local produce, prepared and baked goods, and arts and crafts. Season runs every Saturday through Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. marigoldmarketwinterville@gmail.com

OCAF FINE FURNITURE & ANTIQUE SALE (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) This first-ever event presents hand-picked fine furniture and antiques. May 22–23 and May 29–30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.ocaf.com

ONE BOOK ATHENS: ONE BOOK, MANY STORIES (Online) The library hosts a series of community discussions surrounding the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. May 20, 6 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/one-book

READER MEET WRITER: MUSICIAN & AUTHOR WILL JOHNSON (Zoom) Avid Bookshop hosts Johnson in celebration of his book, If or When I Call. John is a musician who has played in Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, Overseas, New Multitudes and Monster of Folk. June 3, 7 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

SHOAL LILY FLOAT (Broad River Campground on Hwy. 79) Join the Broad River Watershed Association for an annual flat down the river. Meet at the campground and carpool to the put-in on Hwy. 17. Includes a lunch break on the river and a nice pause in Anthony Shoals to admire the shoal lilies. May 15, 9 a.m. (Rain date May 22). Suggested donation $25. RSVP at info@brwa.org

SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) Check out the collective ceramics studio and shop from resident potters. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com

SPRING ACTIVITIES (Athens, GA) A variety of activities in the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events are planned for adults and children. Now enrolling. www.accgov.com/leisure

THRIFT SALE (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Shop for art, antiques, books, small appliances, electronics, housewares, tools, yards of fabric, jewelry, furniture and more. Preview sale May 21, 5–7 p.m. Sale runs May 22, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and (half-price) May 23, 1–4 p.m. www.ocaf.com

‘TIL BETH DO US PART (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions presents a Jones, Hope & Wooten comedy about marriage. June 4–5 & 11–12, 7 p.m. June 6 & 13, 2 p.m. $11–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

TRIVIA AT ATHENTIC (Athentic Brewing Co.) Win beer tabs and other prizes. Every second Monday of the month, 7 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com

TOUR DE COOP, CHICKEN COOP TOUR OF HOMES (Online) Sweet Olive Farm hosts a virtual self-guided tour of eight local chicken coops. Available beginning May 22 through summer. $15. www.sweetolivefarm.org/products/tdc

WEST BROAD FARMERS MARKET (300 S. Rocksprings St.) The market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5 p.m. to Thursday at 1 p.m., with a drive-through (or walk/bike-through) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. wbfm.locallygrown.net

WEST WOOD HILLS AND RIVER BOTTOM BLOCK PARTY (240 Austin Dr.) Enjoy an outdoor block party with Nedza’s Food Truck, the Little Athens Children’s Museum and live music. District 6 Commissioner Jesse Houle will be in attendance, as well as District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez and other local community leaders. May 15, 2–5 p.m. jesse.houle@accgov.com


ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) Virtual storytimes are offered via Facebook weekdays at 10:30 a.m. www.facebook.com/athenschildrens

ART CAMPS FOR PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS (KA Artist Shop) One week, in-person camps are offered for ages 12–15. Camps run late May through July. www.kaartist.com

BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) Virtual Baby Toddler Fun is held May 20 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook. A virtual program on Moina Belle Michael, the woman who first used the red remembrance poppy on Memorial Day, will be held May 19 at 3 p.m. for grades K–4. Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Club meets May 27 at 6 p.m. Summer reading program begins June 1. www.athenslibrary.org

CAMP FOXFIRE (Foxfire Woods and Farm) Ages 5–12 can enjoy outdoor play, learn about arm life and discover local plants. $125/week. Ages 13–17 participate in activities focusing on leadership, service, agriculture and animal husbandry. $25/week. Weekly sessions run Mondays–Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. from June 7–July 16. foxfirewoodsandfarm@gmail.com, www.foxfirewoodsandfarm.com

OCAF SUMMER ART CAMP (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Themes include artist appreciation (June 7–11), board game bonding (June 14–18), STEM (June 21–25), around the world in five days (July 6–9), working stronger together (July 12–16), rainforest discoveries (July 19–23) and mosaic madness (July 26–30). www.ocaf.com

SPLASH PADS (Multiple Locations) The Walker Park Splash Pad is open weekends through May 23, then May 29–Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Closed Mondays. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad opens May 29. $1/person. Pool passes are $20.

SUMMER CAMP SEASON (Multiple Locations) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosts summer camps for children and teens in art, nature education, sports and theater. Scholarships available. www.accgov.com/camps, www.accgov.com/myrec

SWIM PROGRAMS (Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center & Lay Park) ACC Leisure Services offers swim lessons for children. $33–50. The kinderswim program for 5-year-old children meets three times a week for three weeks for free. www.accgov.com/myrec

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

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Camp themes include woodland fairy and gnomes, textile and fiber arts, circus, pen pals, mini museum, rebel girls, flower gardens and more. Register online. $200/camp. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

Live Music

ATHENS VFW DANCE (Athens VFW) Live music and line dancing during band breaks by David and Linda. Ramblin Country Band performs May 28. Owl Creek Band performs May 21. 8–11 p.m. $10. normaltownduke@gmail.com

ATHENTIC BREWING CO. (108 Park Ave.) Quentin Smith jazz duo performs every Thursday on the patio. May 20, 27 at 6 p.m. David Forker and Sean Boyle of Desoto play an almost-unplugged set featuring covers from old-time country, ‘90s alternative and indie rock on May 22, 2–4 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com

BRASS TRANSIT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CONCERT (The Farm at Oconee, Greensboro) Brass Transit performs the music of Chicago during an outdoor concert. Table and lawn seating available. May 30, 4:30 p.m. $25–75. www.opas.org

SOUTHERN BREWING CO. (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment Sundays at 5 p.m. Jim Cook performs May 20. Country Music Songwriters in the Round pay tribute to Merle Haggard featuring Todd Cowart, Scott Brantley, Clay Leverett, Joshua, Brodye and Casey (of Holman Autry Band), and Bo Hembree and Curt Spell on May 21 at 7 p.m. $10. Abbey Road LIVE! on May 22 at 7 p.m. $12-15. Funky Bluester performs May 25 at 7 p.m. Jim and Jack Miller perform May 27 at 7 p.m. Samer & Tyler Key perform May 28 at 6 p.m. Josh Purgason performs May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Anderlan performs May 29 at 2 p.m. Randall Bramblett Band on May 29 at 5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

CICADA RHYTHM FARM SHOW (473 Old Commerce Ext.) Normaltown Records presents Cicada Rhythm, T. Hardy Morris and Riley Downing. May 15, 5 p.m. $30. www.cicadarhythm.com

FRONT PORCH BOOK STORE (102 Marigold Lane, Winterville) Enjoy free free concerts on the lawn. The lineup includes Original Screwtops (May 15) and Janet and the Blue Dogs (June 19) Shows held at 6 p.m. jmazzucc@uga.edu

HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE (237 Prince Ave.) Live music every Friday and Saturday. The lineup includes Call Me Spinster May 9–10, The Granfalloons on May 14–15 and Bichos Vivos May 28–29. Visit website to reserve your seat. www.hendershotsathens.com

HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Avery Deakins performs weekly on the patio. All ages. May 13, 20 & 27, 5:30–8 p.m. www.indigoathens.com

INTERNATIONAL GRILL & BAR (1155 Mitchell bridge Rd.)The Splitz Band performs May 28 & June 25 at 7 p.m. All ages. www.facebook.com/IGNAthensGA

INTO THE WILDWOOD SUMMER SERIES (Cloverleaf Farm) Wildwood Revival presents a concert series. Old Crow Medicine Show performs May 28. $65–85. www.wildwoodrevival.com

JAKE SHIMABUKURO (Classic Center Theatre) Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro performs with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and guitarist Dave Preston. June 13. $35–45. www.classiccenter.com

PORTERHOUSE GRILL (459 E. Broad St.) Enjoy dinner and some smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com

RC COWBOY (Online) RC Cowboy performs on Hopin. May 27, 6 p.m. $5. www.hopin.com

RUMORS (440 Foundry Pavilion) The Fleetwood Mac tribute band performs. Different pod sizes are available for attendees. June 3, 7 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

THINGS I SHOULD’VE SAID BUT DIDN’T (Finley Light Factory) Enjoy a jazz concert and poetry reading by Assata Bellegarda and crochet with Creations by Rise. Cookies and sweet tea provided. May 22, 7 p.m. www.finleylightfactory.com

Support Groups

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

RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for info about Zoom meetings. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoverydharma.org

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

ZOOM INN (Online) Nuçi’s Space holds weekly meetings on Thursdays for people to drop by and say hi virtually. Email lesly@nuci.org

Word on the Street

ACRONYM (Athens, GA) ACRONYM is a new website compiling COVID-19 aid for Athens-based live music venues and artists. Check the website for updated listings on funding and financial opportunities, mental health guides, organizational support, community resources and more. Visit acroynym.rocks

ART FOR ATHENS (Online) The Red & Black hosts Art for Athens to support Nuçi’s Space. Donated work by artists is sold and shipped through the publication’s online store. Participating artists include R. Wood, Maria Dondero, Jamie Calkin, James Burns and Chris Robinson. www.redandblack.com/store

CLASSIC CITY TOASTMASTERS (Zoom) This is an encouraging group for individuals who want to develop their communication and public speaking skills. Meetings are held 2–3 times a month on Thursday evenings. 706-202-7566

CORNHOLEATL ATHENS REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Company) CornholeATL Athens offers four different divisions of play to accomodate all levels. Seven-week season begins in June. Email to register. info@cornholeatl.com

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS ONLINE SILENT AUCTION (Athens, GA) Bid on 16 rain barrels painted by local artists. Barrels can be seen in person at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke County Green School Program. Online auction runs through May 27. www.rolloutthebarrels.org

SUMMER STAFF (Athens, GA) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is now hiring for approximately 120 summer positions including camp counselors, lifeguards and pool clerks. Summer day camp counselors will receive a $200 bonus as a hiring incentive. www.accgov.com/jobs

SURVEY ON PROPOSED PUBLIC RESTROOM (Online) The ACC Central Services Department is currently seeking public input about a proposed public restroom facility in downtown Athens. Take the survey before June 15. www.accgov.com/surveys

VIRTUAL LEISURE SERVICES (Online) A variety of activities are offered in arts, athletics, nature and recreation. www.accgov.com/leisure