Bulletin Board


AAAC QUARTERLY GRANT (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council offers $500 grants to visual and performing artists in any medium to support specific projects that enrich the culture of Athens. Rolling deadlines are June 15, Sept. 15, Dec. 15 and Mar. 15. Apply online. www.athensarts.org/support

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

BIPOC ARTIST/CURATOR PROJECT OPEN CALL (Lyndon House Arts Center) Seeking BIPOC individuals residing in Georgia to develop an art exhibition to be on display for 6–8 weeks at the LHAC. A stipend of $1500 is provided. www.accgov.com/9799/ArtistCurator

CALL FOR ART (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Seeking submissions for the annual Members Exhibition. Every member is invited to submit one recent work of art of any size or medium. New members welcome. Fill out online form. Deadline May 21. Exhibition on view June 21–July 26. www.ocaf.com

CALL FOR ART (Steffen Thomas Museum of Art) Seeking submissions for the juried exhibition “Queer Perspectives.” Open to Georgia-based, LGBTQ+ identifying artists of all visual media, both emerging and professional. Deadline May 13. Exhibition runs August–December. bit.ly/QPCallForArt

CALL FOR ART (Winterville Cultural Center Gallery) Seeking submissions for the gallery’s grand opening exhibition, “New Beginnings: Works About A New Beginning.” Submissions due Apr. 27. www.wintervilleccgallery.com

CALL FOR ARTISANS (Classic City Flowers and Nursery) The Hummingbird Festival is seeking local artisans to sell their wares on May 19, 9 am.–7 p.m. Email if interested. joe@classiccityflowers.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS (Downtown Athens) Seeking 10 or more artists to participate in the Twilight Artist Market. Email for application form. Apr. 26, 3–9 p.m. and Apr. 27, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $60. camillehayesdesign@gmail.com

CALL FOR COLLECTORS (Lyndon House Arts Center) The LHAC’s “Collections from our Community” series features unique collections of objects found in the closets, cabinets and shelves of Athenians. Email if interested in displaying your collection. shelby.little@accgov.com

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Artists, artist groups and curators can submit original exhibition proposals for consideration in the arts center’s gallery schedule. Arts can also submit images of their work for consideration in larger group or themed shows. Deadline Sept. 20, 11:59 p.m. www.accgov.com/6657/Exhibition-Proposal-Form

EMERGING BLACK ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council will award a $500 scholarship annually to one Black artist from a Clarke County high school who is attending, or has been accepted to, a college or university to study the arts. Deadline June 30. www.athensarts.org/support

JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR ARTISTS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is actively accepting proposals for collaboration from visual, musical and 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

PUBLIC ART SELECTION PANELS (Athens GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking community members to participate in upcoming public art selection panels. Panels review, evaluate and select from submitted proposals for ACC-funded public art commissions. www.accgov.com/9656/Public-Art-Selection-Panels


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (Elberton Arts Center) Seeking six adult men and two adult women for a comedic production. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Open reading held June 5, 5:45 p.m. Auditions held June 17–18, 6–8 p.m. Performances held Sept. 27–29 & Oct. 4–6. tking@cityofelberton.net


A COURSE OF LOVE (Unity Athens Church) Learn a positive path for spiritual living based on A Course in Miracles. Wednesdays, 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.unityathens.com

ART CLASSES (K.A. Artist Shop) The shop offers a range of fine art classes and workshops for adults, private classes and parties, summer camps, and art clubs for youth. Topics include acrylic, aqua oil, bookmaking, calligraphy, gouache, printmaking, and watercolor. Register online. www.kaartist.com

BLACKSMITHING CLASSES (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Washington) A variety of classes include “Forge a Three Hook Rack” (Apr. 26 or May 25), “Forge Garden Tools” (Apr. 27 or June 8), “Forge a Railroad Spike Knife” (May 3, May 24 or July 26), “Forge a Tomahawk” (May 4 or July 25), “Forge a Firepoker with Decorative Handle” (May 11 or June 14), “Forge a Spear” (May 31 or July 27), “Forge Grilling Tools” (June 1), “Forge a Bottle Opener” (June 7) and “Christmas Ornaments in July” (July 13). Classes run 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.greenhowhandmade.com/blacksmith-classes

CANOPY CLASSES & SCHOLARSHIPS (Canopy Studio) Canopy offers a variety of trapeze and aerial arts classes for children and adults. Scholarships and financial aid are available. outreach@canopystudio.org, www.canopystudio.org/outreach/scholarships

COOKING CLASSES (Athens Cooks) “Pinta Chef’s Table” with chef Alejandro Ortiz will be held Apr. 26, 6–8 p.m. $125. “Sushi Basics” will be held May 2, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Miami Nights” will be held May 4, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Chinese Dumplings” will be held May 8, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Fundamentals of Wine & Food Pairings” with Pinta School of Wine will be held May 16, 6–8 p.m. “Not Your Momma’s Cookout” will be held May 22, 6–8 p.m. $103. “Making Brunch, Not so Basic” will be held May 25, 9–11 a.m. $75. “Giro Italiano” will be held May 30, 6–8 p.m. $105. Register online. www.athenscooks.com

ONLINE CLASSES (Elevate Online Studio) Michelle Arington teaches a variety of classes. “Core Integrity Pilates” held Apr. 25, 9–10 a.m. $25. “Yamuna Body Rolling” held Apr. 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $25. www.elevateonlinestudio.com

PÉTANQUE CLUB OF ATHENS (5 Alumni Dr.) Learn to play Pétanque. RSVP for a free Wednesday introduction. athenspetanqueclub@gmail.com, www.athenspetanqueclub.wixsite.com/play

QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING (Nuçi’s Space) Nuçi’s hosts free monthly QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention sessions for anyone interested, not just mental health professionals. Nuçi’s also offers free training for businesses and organizations. qpr@nuci.org, www.nuci.org/qpr

TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES (Live Oak Martial Arts) Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes are offered for all ages. Classes in Jodo, the art of the Japanese staff and sword, are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Visit the website for a full schedule. liveoakmartialarts@gmail.com, www.liveoakmartialarts.com

WINE CLASSES (J’s Bottle Shop Tasting Room) “Wine 201: Introduction to Wines of France, Italy & Spain.” Apr. 25, May 2 & May 9, 6:30–8 p.m. $80. “Pinta Tequila Tasting” will be held May 3, 5:30–7 p.m. “Orangeworld: An Intro to Orange Wines” will be held May 11, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. “Smell the Flowers! Wines for Spring” will be held at Foxglove Plant Bar on May 15, 6–7:30 p.m. $20. “Portuguese Wines: Beyond Port” will be held May 23 at 6:30–8 p.m. $25. www.pintaschoolofwine.com

YOGA AND MORE (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) Revolution is a multipurpose mind-body wellness studio offering yoga and therapy with an emphasis on trauma-informed practices. Check website for upcoming classes and programs. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

YOGA CLASSES (Let It Be Yoga Studio, Watkinsville) Classes are offered in Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, beginner, gentle and other styles. Check online calendar for weekly offerings. www.letitbeyoga.org

Help Out

ADOPT-A-MOM (Athens, GA) The Ark’s 10th annual Adopt-a-Mom distributes flower bouquets and cards to nursing home patients and single mothers. Donate $25 to “adopt a mom” for Mother’s Day. Proceeds also benefit The Ark’s Single Working Mother’s Fund. Through May 31. www.athensark.org/adopt-a-mom

ADOPT AN ANIMAL (Bear Hollow Zoo) Different sponsorship levels are available to “adopt” a zoo resident. Donations are used for exhibits, food and wildlife education. 706-613-3580

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc., is seeking new members for its board of directors. Brochures and applications are available online. scncinc@gmail.com, www.sandycreeknaturecenterinc.org/board-members 


ATHENS FOREST KINDERGARTEN (Sandy Creek Park) Now enrolling children ages 3–6. AFK is a cooperative preschool that aims to develop initiative, persistence, interdependence, and empathy. www.athensforestkindergarten.org

BLACKSMITH SUMMER CAMP (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks) Ages 13 and up can learn basic blacksmithing skills through different hands-on projects like making fire pokers, tomahawks, scrolls, hooks and more. Materials, fuel and tools are included. July 8–12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $525. www.greenhowhandmade.com/blacksmith-classes

BRELLA ACTIVITIES (‘BRELLA STUDIO) After-school art lessons for ages 6–11 include drawing and mixed media activities and are held Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Family Playgroups are for ages 0–5 and their caregivers. Check website for descriptions and meeting times. www.brellastudio.com/events

CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Treehouse offers a variety of art-centric activities for children, such as “Crafty Maker Mondays,” “Storytime with Mr. Doodles,” “Digital Art Designer,” “Baby Artists,” “Toddler Process Art,” “Creative Playtime,” “Saturday Craft” and more. Check website for current schedule. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

FARM CAMP (Sweet Olive Farm) This all-outdoor camp for ages 6–12 includes caring for and interacting with the animals, creek time in the woods, outdoor crafts, games, music, art-making, writing and exploring the farm. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. during the summer. Register online. www.sweetolivefarm.org

GROUPS AT REBLOSSOM (ReBlossom) A variety of classes, playgroups and support groups are offered for parents and young children. Topics include birth and breastfeeding, prenatal and parent-baby yoga, instrument play, maternal mental health and more. Check website for a schedule. www.reblossomathens.com

LEARN TO SWIM (Multiple Locations) The ACC Leisure Services Department offers swim lessons for children ages 3 and up at Heard Park, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Rocksprings Park including “Swim School” and “Parent/Tot Swim School.” $33 (residents), $50 (non-residents). The department’s Kinderswim program is offered to five-year-olds at no cost. www.accgov.com/myrec

LIBRARY STORYTIMES (ACC Library) Storytime for preschool aged children and their caregivers is offered every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org

LUTHEROAD DAYCAMP (Holy Cross Lutheran Church) Camp for rising 1st–6th graders runs June 24–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and June 28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.holycrossathens.com/lutheroad

NATURE AND FARM SUMMER CAMPS (Foxfire Woods and Farm) Offering three weeks of outdoor summer camp, including a half-day camp for preschoolers ages 3.5–6. Themes include survival skills, kinetics and simple machines, and outdoor exploration. www.foxfirewoodsandfarm.com

SUMMER ART CAMPS (K.A. Artist Shop) Art Camps for Promising Young Artists are offered for half or full days Mondays–Fridays during the summer. Activities range from drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, illustration, calligraphy and character design. www.kaartist.com

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services Department offers camps highlighting art, nature education, sports and theater. Now registering. www.accgov.com/myrec

TREEHOUSE SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Camps are offered in a variety of themes including “Mini Museum,” “Wonderful Wizards,” “Craft Inc. Business,” “Mouse Palace Camp,” “Camp Swiftie” and more. Visit the website for details, dates and to register. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

UGA SUMMER ART CAMP (Lamar Dodd School of Art) High school students with a passion for the arts are invited to participate in a four-day camp featuring drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. June 24–27. summerartcamp@uga.edu, art.uga.edu/programs/community-programs/uga-summer-art-camp

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Athens First United Methodist Church) Kids entering grades K-5 in the fall can participate in a summer camp exploring faith and the deep blue sea through various games, music, snacks and activities. June 3–6, 9 a.m.–12:25 p.m. www.athensfirstum.org/scuba

WILD EARTH CAMP (Piedmont Preserve) Wild Earth Camp offers summer camps and homeschool programs for ages 4–13. Participants explore the natural environment through games, storytelling, free play and teaching earth skills. Register online. www.wildearthcamp.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. Free daytime and evening meetings are held several times throughout the week in Athens. Tuesday meetings, 1:30–2:30 p.m., are held at Watkinsville United Methodist Church. 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

ATHENS COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (Athens, GA) Open to people of all ages with vision impairments, their families and friends. Topics include adaptive equipment, recreational and social opportunities, and advocacy. 706-424-2794, dlwahlers@gmail.com

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP (St. Mary’s Hospital, 5th Floor Therapy Room) This support group for survivors of traumatic head injury, their families, friends and caregivers offers friendship, information about resources and opportunities for advocacy. Every third Monday, 4:30–6 p.m. Contact Floretta Johnson, 706-353-1892, floretta.johnson@stmarysathens.org

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP (Oconee Presbyterian Church) Peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Second Monday of the month, 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! joannehnamihallga@gmail.com

NEW PARENTS AND INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP (BYL Family Resource Center) Come as you are for community, snacks and feeding advice from professionals. Babies and children of all ages are welcome. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.byyourleave.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (24th Street Clubhouse) Learn to stop eating compulsively or curb other unwanted food-related behaviors. Tuesdays, 12 p.m. Text: 678-736-3697

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 the month, 1 p.m. gpnoblet@bellsouth.net

POLYAMORY SUPPORT GROUP (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) This open support group for adults practicing or considering polyamory or nonmonogamy discusses navigating jealousy, polysaturation, relationships with metamours and polyamorous parenting. Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $10 donation. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

PROJECT SAFE (Family Protection Center) Project Safe hosts a support group for survivors of domestic violence. Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m. www.project-safe.org

RECREATE JOY (Sunny Days Therapeutics) Nuçi’s Space hosts a recreational therapy support group. Improve coping skills and self esteem while reducing depression and anxiety through adaptive yoga, games and leisure education. Six-week sessions. Wednesdays, 5–6 p.m. tinyurl.com/rnvuhesa

RECOVERY DHARMA (Athens Addiction Recovery Center) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for details. Thursdays, 7 p.m. 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. athensdowntownsaa@gmail.com

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (Nuçi’s Space) SOS is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Meets the third Wednesday of every month, 5:30–7:30 p.m. www.nuci.org

Word on the Street

ANNUAL SHOAL LILY FLOAT (Broad River Campground) The Broad River Watershed Association hosts a guided kayak trip to see the rare shoal lilies. Bring your own kayak or canoe. A walk to the lilies is also available. RSVP. $25/float, $5/parking. May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (float). 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. (walk). info@brwa.org

ATHENS VEGAN CHEF CHALLENGE (Multiple Locations) This month-long challenge hosted by Vegan Outreach and Farm of the Free encourages diners to try featured vegan menu items and vote on their favorites. Visit website for participating restaurants. Through April. www.veganchefchallenge.org/Athens

BIKE REPAIR STATIONS (Multiple Locations) Over 15 free bike repair stations are located across Athens with tools, an air pump and a QR code for quick guides on basic bike repairs. Visit the website for participating locations. www.accgov.com/10584/Bike-Repair-Stations

DIAMOND HILL FARM CSA (Athentic Brewing Co.) The Community Supported Agriculture program offers a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits and/or flowers directly to consumers each week. Check website for weekly pickup locations, home delivery details and to register. $15 (flower share), $25–35 (farm box). www.diamondhillfarmathens.com

FAMILY MATTERS (Downtown Athens) Family Matters in Georgia, part of UGA CPH, is studying parent-kid wellness. Get involved and help families thrive. Look for the booth at the Twilight Criterium Apr. 26–27. fmig@uga.edu

INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK (Multiple Locations) Various compost workshops, giveaways, sales and games will be held in celebration of ICAW. Check website for schedule of events. May 5–11. www.accgov.com/6542/International-Compost-Awareness-Week

MUSIC & MOVIE SWAP (Oconee Co. Library) Buy, sell and trade DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K movies, records, tapes and CDs. Reserve a table by email. Swap held May 4, 4–8 p.m. jmitchell@athenslibrary.org

POP UP BOOK SALE (Oglethorpe County Library) The Friends of the Oglethorpe Country Library are hosting a sale of books, DVDs, CDs and more, with most items $1 or less. Special topic sale tables include romance (Apr. 22–27) and Mother’s Day and family (Apr. 29–May 4). Sale runs during operating hours through May 4. www.oglethorpefol.org

RABBIT HOLE EVENTS (Rabbit Hole Studios) Weekly events include Open Mic (Tuesdays, 7–11 p.m.), Acoustic Song Circle (Thursdays, 7–11 p.m.) and Drumming and Song Circle (Sundays, 3–5 p.m.). Wednesday Yoga (5 p.m.) is followed by Meditation and Integration (6 p.m.). Events are free or donation based. www.rabbitholestudios.org/calendar

SEEKING MUSIC (Athens, GA) Seeking music submissions for the third season of “View Finders,” a locally produced TV series that will air on national PBS. Music can vary from electronic, ambient, hip hop, folk, Americana, rock, country, blues, classical and beyond. Contact for submission form. chrisgreerphotography@gmail.com, www.viewfindersontv.com

SEVENTH GENERATION (Multiple Locations) Seventh Generation Native American Church hosts gatherings on Sundays at 11 a.m. at Rabbit Hole Studios. Men’s Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Healing Path Farm. www.seventhgenerationnativeamericanchurch.org

SILHOUETTES WITH TIM ARNOLD (Treehouse Kid & Craft) Silhouette artist Tim Arnold will offer cut portraits of children, adults and pets. Book an appointment online. May 8–9. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

SPLASH PADS (Multiple Locations) The Walker Park Splash Pad will be open weekends only May 11–May 19 and Aug. 3–Sept. 2, plus regular hours May 25–July 28. The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad opens for the season on May 25. www.accgov.com/splashpad

SPRING TIRE ROUND-UP (ACC Landfill and CHaRM) Bring unwanted tires to dispose of at no charge. Limited to six tires per person. May 20–25. www.accgov.com/178/Solid-Waste

VHS DIGITIZATION (Athens, GA) Brad Staples (of the Athens GA Live Music crew) is seeking previously recorded concerts and events on VHS, VHSC or DVDs to digitize and archive on his YouTube channel, vhsordie (@vhsordie3030). Original recordings will be returned, and credits and dates will be included in the online video description. Digitization services are free. Contact for details and to coordinate shipping. bradley.staples88@gmail.com