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ARTIST-IN-ATHICA RESIDENCIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Residencies provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Visit website for quarterly deadlines. 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 before the new website launches. athenscreatives@gmail.com, athenscreatives.directory

CALL FOR INTERNS (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) ATHICA is seeking interns interested in development, social media, music, poetry, photography and gallery operation. Minimum five hours a week. College credit is available in coordination with department of study. Rolling deadline. athica.org/updates/internships

CALL FOR PUBLIC ART: DUDLEY PARK (Athens, GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites professional artists to submit proposals for consideration in the picnic shelter and restroom facility area at the park. Proposals due Aug. 30. www.athensclarkecounty.com/9519


FRUITCAKES (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions hosts auditions for the final show of its 2020 season. The director is looking to cast a mid-sized group of adult men, adult women and children ages 10–12. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Auditions on Aug. 31–Sept. 1, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals will be held mid-September through mid-November. Performances held Nov. 6–8 & 13–15. 706-283-1049


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

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

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 FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) The market is open with safety precautions in place. Wear a mask, pre-order when possible, keep your family home and use cashless payments. Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net

REDEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (Online) Help sketch out ideas for the redevelopment of North Downtown Athens and Bethel Homes. Discussion topics include sustainability, street networks and transit. Online workshops will be held Aug. 13–15. Visit website to register. www.ndathensplanning.com

FACEBOOK LIVE SUNDAY MUSIC (Online) The Athens Regional Library System presents a virtual concert series featuring Trevon on Aug. 16, Free Range Minstrel on Aug. 23 and Torchiana on Aug. 30. Concerts are at 1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

AUGUST EVENTS (Southern Brewing Company) Monday Night Trivia every Monday at 6 p.m. Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment is held every Sunday at 5 p.m. DJ Osmose Aug. 14, 6–9 p.m. Mother Fore Aug. 15, 5–7 p.m. Southernfest Anniversary Party Aug. 22, 5–11 p.m. Gibbs Family Band Aug. 28, 5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

LIVE WIRE SUMMER EVENTS (Live Wire Athens) Wedding Industry Happy Hour is held every Wednesday from 5–6 p.m. Games of darts are held every Wednesday from 5–10 p.m. Fresh Garden Jam with live jamming is held every Thursday from 5–10 p.m. Love Music Live Stream offers bands streamed from the main stage every Friday 5-10 p.m. www.livewireathens.com/calendar

RAY BRADBURY READ-A-THON (Online) Over 40 readers from all over the country, including representatives from the Athens Regional Library System, will perform a virtual reading of Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. The reading will be streamed over YouTube, Facebook and Instagram on Aug. 22. www.raybradbury.com

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW SKETCHES (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions presents a night of 1970s comedy. $9–16. Social distancing will be observed through reserved seating. Aug. 21–22, 28–29, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 30, 2 p.m. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

THE CRY BABY LOUNGE PRESENTS (Online) Eli Saragoussi hosts bimonthly shows using YouTube Premeire. Find The Cry Baby Lounge on Facebook. thecrybabylounge@gmail.com, bit.ly/TheCryBabyLounge

THE ENGLISH PATIENT (Pittard Park) The Winterville Library Book Club will discuss the book in the outdoor pavilion. July 30, 6 p.m. FREE! dmurray@athenslibrary.org

UUFA FILM DISCUSSION (Online) Watch a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote and participate in a discussion. Aug. 15, 4 p.m. www.uuathensga.org


GARDEN EARTH EXPLORERS (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Families can choose one of six 90-minute programs and enjoy their own private garden adventure with the garden’s education staff. Box lunches available. Themes include sensory garden, really remarkable rainforest, eco health, stream ecology, Georgia discovery quest and treasure hunt. $50/three participants, $10 per additional person. botgarden.uga.edu/garden-earth-explorers-summer-expeditions

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Each camper will receive a bundle of supplies to keep, organized projects, play dough, home rules, art bingo and more. Themes include “Parade, Costume and Rock-n-Roll,” “Around the World,” “Flower Power,” “Squishy, Slime & Potions” and more. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

WE ROCK ATHENS CAMP ONLINE (Online) Girls Rock Athens presents online classes in instruction, musicianship, self-empowerment and community care. For ages 9–17. Classes include guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, DJing, body image and media literacy, DIY crafts, poetry, activism, volunteerism and more. Ongoing. Sliding scale tuition. girlsrockcampathens@gmail.com, www.girlsrockathensga.org

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

MALE SURVIVOR VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP (Online) This group is a safe space for male survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse to connect and receive support from other survivors. Services are free and confidential. Meetings held Sept. 10–Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. Call Mary Dulong at The Cottage, 1-877-363-1912. info@northgeorgiacottage.org, www.northgeorgiacottage.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

Word on the Street

2020 CENSUS (Athens, GA) The ACC Complete County Committee urges the 43.2% of county residents that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to do so by the new deadline of Sept. 30. Socially-distanced events will be held Aug. 14 from 4–8 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church; and Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Gateway Shopping Plaza. my2020census.gov

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

CORNHOLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Company) Register for CornholeATL Athens’ seven-week cornhole league that begins in September. The fall league offers four different divisions of play to accomodate all levels. www.cornholeatl.com

THE MARIGOLD MARKET (Online) The Marigold Market aims to make fresh food easily accessible to the Eastside Athens and Winterville communities. The market is open online every week from Friday through Wednesday, and orders can be picked up every Saturday. www.cityofwinterville.com/marigold-market

STORMWATER CALENDAR (Athens, GA) The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of water and nature scenes from all around Athens to create a wall calendar for 2021. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Sept. 25. stormwater@accgov.com

SUMMER READING PROGRAM (Athens Regional Library System) All ages can participate in this year’s summer program, which has the theme “Imagine Your Story.” Patrons can check out digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines online, or place holds for curbside pickup weekdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Prizes will be given to readers. www.athenslibrary.org

TRASHERCISE (Athens, GA) Complete your own Trashercise workout by walking, jogging or running along, trails, roads and neighborhoods. Bring a bag, gloves or a grabber, and pick up any trash you see. Share photos through #trasherciseathens. Report your cleanup online, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful will send a prize. carlos.pinto@accgov.com, www.keepathensbeautiful.org, www.accgov.com/aahcleanupreport

WATER WORKS PHOTO CONTEST (Athens, GA) The ACC Water Conservation Office invites photographers to fill in the blank on “Water works. Today. Tomorrow. For ___.” High-resolution photographs due Aug. 30. Twenty photos will be selected as finalists for a round of online voting, with the 10 photos receiving inclusion in a 30-second TV spot in honor of Imagine A Day Without Water. www.accgov.com/waterworks