Bulletin Board


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. Users can search for artists offering commissions for holiday gifts. athenscreatives@gmail.com, athenscreatives.directory

ATHENS MURAL ALLEY PROJECT (Athens, GA) Seeking artists to paint 5’x5′ primed panels that will be installed in a downtown alleyway. The theme is “2021, Here and Now.” Selected artists receive a stipend of $750. Proposals due Feb. 15. didi.dunphy@accgov.com

CALL FOR GUEST ARTIST/CURATORS (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Lyndon House Arts Foundation is seeking guest artist/curator projects from individuals who identify as BIPOC and reside within Athens or a surrounding county to develop an art exhibition to be on display in the galleries for 6–8 weeks. Selected applicants receive a $1000 stipend and additional funds to assist in other costs. Proposal reviews begin Feb. 15. lhartsfoundation@gmail.com

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 POET LAUREATE (Athens, GA) The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a new program to promote poets, poetry and literary arts. The selected poet laureate will make guest appearances throughout the community. Deadline Mar. 2. www.athensculturalaffairs.org

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Lyndon House Arts Center) “The 46th Juried Exhibition” will be juried by Hallie Ringle of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Works in all media may be submitted online through Jan. 22. Exhibition opens Mar. 11 and closes June 26. $30/three entries. accgov.com/9661/46th-Juried-Exhibition

DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS (Online) The ACC Library and Oconee Cultural Arts Center present a multi-part series featuring conversations with local artists about their experiences in diversifying the arts, opportunities and challenges they have encountered. www.facebook.com/athensclarkelibrary

HELP WANTED: ART EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) ATHICA is seeking an art education specialist to develop learning activities and lesson plans on a contract basis for presentation on the website and use by K12 teachers and homeschoolers. $150/lesson plan. Email statement of interest, resume and relevant work samples to K12EducationCommittee@athica.org. Deadline Feb. 7. www.athica.org

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


BLACK FAMILY GENEALOGIES (Online) The Athens-Clarke County Library and Athens chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History present a virtual discussion on “Black Family Genealogies: Researching and Telling Our Stories.” Feb. 7, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

BREAD FOR LIFE (300 N. Thomas St.) This eight-week hospitality job training program covers event setup, housekeeping, kitchen prep and banquet service. Priority is given to those with criminal and/or addiction history, victims of domestic violence and anyone receiving SNAP benefits. Begins Feb. 8. contact@breadforlife.org, www.classiccenter.com/384/Bread-for-Life

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

VIC CHESNUTT SONGWRITER SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP SERIES (Online) Workshop participants focus on developing individual songwriting compositions in a small group setting. Rock journalist Sylvie Simmons will moderate a discussion with instructors Jim White, Caroline Aiken and Marc Anthony Thompson. Sessions are conducted via Zoom. Workshop Jan. 14, 21, 28 ($185). One-on-one is $75/session. www.vicchesnuttaward.com/workshops

VIRTUAL ART CLASSES (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Drawing from Observation with Toni Calucci” runs Tuesdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 16, 3:30–5 p.m. $63–95. 706-613-3623

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. 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


4TH ANNUAL HOPE GALA (Online) The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation hosts a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be split between the winner and foundation. Silent auction opens Jan. 15. The raffle runs now through Jan. 23. A “Mask”querade Ball will be held Aug. 14 at the Rialto Room. $10/raffle ticket. www.ashtonhopekeganfoundation.networkforgood.com

5TH ANNUAL MLK DAY CARAVAN PARADE AND MUSIC FEST (Downtown Athens) The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and United Group of Artists Music Association host a caravan parade and music fest. Parade begins outside of the Morton Theatre and is followed by a honoree ceremony. Jan. 18, 3 p.m. 678-740-3884

ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) All classes and events are held virtually. “Book Us! One-on-One Computer Tutorials” are offered Thursdays at 9 a.m. “Getting Started with Genealogy 2.0” is held Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. “Computer Class: Google Drive and Google Docs” is held Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. “Talking About Books Virtual Discussion Group” will discuss The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon on Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. “Last Monday Book Club Virtual Discussion” will talk about Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. “Computer Class: Google Photos” is held Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org/services/virtual-events

ARLS FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT SERIES (Online) The Athens Regional Library System presents ¿Banana? and Jarbins on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Visit any ARLS library’s Facebook page to watch

ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Morning Mindfulness (via Zoom),” Jan. 22 and Feb. 5, 19 at 9:30 a.m. “Graduate Student Symposium: ‘Modernism Foretold,'” Jan. 30 from 1–5 p.m. “Virtual Discussion: Emma Amos: Color Odyssey,” Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. “Curator and Collector Chat: The Maniichuk-Brady Collection,” Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. “Student Week: Permanent Love,” Feb. 11–14 from 1–5 p.m. “Family Day To-Go: Color Odyssey,” Feb. 13. “Artful Conversation: Kawase Hasui,” Feb. 17, 1 p.m. “Emerging Scholars Symposium: Visualizing Identity: Exploring Dimensions of the Self through Art,” Feb. 18–20. “Yoga in the Galleries,” Feb. 18, 6 p.m. “Third Thursday,” Feb. 18 from 6–9 p.m. “Toddler Tuesday To-Go: Color Adventures,” Feb. 23. “Cofee with the Curators: Nelda Damiano and Julia Kilgore,” Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. “Aralee Strange Lecture: Tim San Pedro,” Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. “Drawing in the Galleries,” Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) The 2021 season will run Mar. 6–Dec. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. AFM is currently vendor applications until Jan. 31. www.athensfarmersmarket.com/vendors

BREWERY EVENTS (Southern Brewing Company) Monday Night Trivia at 6 p.m. Live music by Funky Bluester every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment Sundays at 5 p.m. Live wrestling and a food truck Feb. 6 from 8–10 p.m. Comedy Night Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Love.Craft Athens percentage night Feb. 18 from 5–10 p.m. Live music by Chyann Rose Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Hops for Hounds Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Live music by Chris Recalled Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

COMEDY NIGHT (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Five comedians present 10-minute sets outside on the patio. Jan. 25, 8 p.m. FREE!

CONVERSATIONS ON DIVERSITY, COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY (Online) Sierra Nevada and Creature Comforts partner on a discussion with three pre-recorded videos released in advance. Feb. 3. 4 p.m. www.getcurious.com

DINNER AND A SHOW (Hendershot’s Coffee) Live music and dinner with The Plate Sale every Friday and Saturday. The lineup includes Calvert/Fountain on Feb. 5–6, Cicada Rhythm on Feb. 12–13, Kyshona on Feb. 19–20 and Jonathan Byrd on Mar. 12–13. Visit website to reserve your seat. www.hendershotsathens.com

FROM 1770 TO 2020 (Online) Athens Chautauqua Society presents Sonny Kelly, who will speak on “From 1770 to 2020: Race, Revolt and Resistance” and share an excerpt from his one-man show “The Talk,” born of a painful conversation he had with his son upon hearing about protests following Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, MD in 2015. Feb. 12, 2 p.m. historycomesalive.org/event/race-revolt-and-resistance

FROM THE PRODUCERS TO BORAT: HOW JEWS PORTRAY THEMSELVES IN CINEMA (Online) Congregation Children of Israel presents a lecture led by Zach Friedman and Rabbi Linder. Email for Zoom link. Jan. 30, 7 p.m. athensjff@gmail.com

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

LOCAL HONEY (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art) Celebrate the release of the new zine “Local Honey.” Online Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Free registration required. www.athica.org

LIVE JAZZ (Porterhouse Grill) Enjoy dinner and some smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com

MEMBERS SHOWCASE (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) The 2021 “Members’ Showcase” shares work by new and renewing ATHICA members. Opening reception Jan. 23 from 6–9 p.m. On view through Feb. 28. www.athica.org

MLK AWARDS BANQUET (Online) The Athens Area Human Relations Council, Inc. will host its 42nd annual awards banquet and an Ecumenical Service. The awards banquet will honor Celest Ngeve, Rashe Malcolm and Shawanda Johnson. Scholarships will also be awarded to high school seniors. Jan. 16, 5 p.m. The Ecumenical Service will be held Jan. Jan. 17, 4 p.m. www.humanrelationscouncil.org

MLK DAY OF SERVICE (Athens, GA) Hundreds of volunteers will work on community enhancement and beautification projects like invasive species removal, litter clean-ups, painting and more. Projects will be hosted by over 20 different organizations including Athens Land Trust, Books for Keeps, Friends of Brooklyn Cemetery, Nuçi’s Space, Project Safe and more. In light of COVID-19, a “choose your own adventure” option will let volunteers work independently. Event held Jan. 18. athensgamlkday@gmail.com, www.accgov.com/mlkday

PILOT CLUB 5K CHASE (Athens, GA) Participate in a virtual 12th annual Pilot Club 5K Chase. Run, walk or jog using your own 5K (3.1 miles) course anytime between Feb. 1–6. Proceeds benefit the Pilot Club of Oconee County’s many projects to raise awareness and provide support for brain health and brain related diseases and illnesses. Register online. $20. www.active.com, www.oconeepilotclub.com

PILSNERS ON THE PATIO ART MARKET (Athentic Brewing) Check out vendors during an outdoor market. Mar. 6. www.athenticbrewing.com

SMALL WORKS INSPIRED BY POETRY (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Artwork responds to five poems written by Clela Reed, Carl Britton, Dana Smith, Pat Adams and Rebecca Baggett. Opening reception Jan. 22, 6–8 p.m. The exhibition runs Jan. 22–Feb. 26. www.ocaf.com

SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) SSS is a working collective ceramics studio established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work. No more than two people or a single group inside at a time. Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. southernstarstudioathens@gmail.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. Rolling registration begins Feb. 6. www.accgov.com/leisure

SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE (Online) Learn about the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification program, a whole systems approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in no waste. Feb. 18, 8 a.m. www.accgov.com

TOUCH IN THE TIME OF COVID (tiny ATH gallery) Lucy Calhoun presents a series of photographic portraits that reveal how Athenians have coped with social distancing and reexamined their relationship to touch. Opening reception Jan. 21, 6–9 p.m. Available to view by appointment through January. www.tinyathgallery.com

UUFA VIRTUAL FORUMS (Online) The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens hosts “Meet the New DA,” an online forum with Deborah Gonzalez on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. Hear from recently-elected Sheriff John Q. Williams on Jan. 31 at 9:30 a.m. Visit website for link. uuathensga.org/stay-connected

THE VALENTINE’S DAY POTTERY SALE (The Globe) Zuzka Vaclavik and Kyle Jones of The Sly Rabbit Gallery present a one-day pottery sale of their ceramic works. Zuzka turns 40! Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. zuzka_art@hotmail.com

WINTER MARKET (Hendershot’s Coffee) The Culinary Kitchen of Athens hosts a weekly market with vendors. Saturdays through Mar. 13, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.theckofathens.squarespace.com/wintermarketvendors

WONDERLAND RANGERS (Online) The band performs its new album, Trouble & Treasure, during a live stream from Hendershot’s Coffee. Jan. 21, 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/hendershots.coffee.videos

Help Out

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES (Hendershot’s Coffee) W&A Engineering presents a local business partnership program. Up to $500 in sales at Hendershot’s will be matched and donated to Heart Music Athens, a local nonprofit supporting music education. Jan. 17–23. www.waengineering.com

COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE (Bogart Library) The library is collecting new and gently used blankets and coats of all sizes to donate to local charities including ACTS. Bring donations in a tied plastic trash bag and leave in the bins in the library’s foyer. Through Feb. 1. 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org

DIAPER DRIVE (Bogart Library) The library is collecting diapers to donate to the Athens Area Diaper Bank. Open packs are accepted. Leave donations in the bins in the foyer. 706-310-3515, www.athensareadiaperbank.com


ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) Virtual storytimes are offered via Facebook weekdays at 10:30 a.m. “Teen Take and Make Craft: Snowflake Bookmarks” for ages 12–17 is offered Jan. 11. “Martin’s Dream Day” for ages 6–11 is held Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. “GCBA Petting Zoo,” a program highlighting nominees of the Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award and Georgia Children’s Book Award, is held Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. “Teen Take and Make Craft: CD Scratch Art” is offered Jan. 25. www.facebook.com/athenschildrens

ART CLASSES (Online) Treehouse Kid and Craft hosts a variety of art classes for children through Zoom. Visit the website for a calendar of class series. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) Virtual Storytimes are offered weekdays at 10:30 a.m. Virtual Booktalks are held every Friday on Facebook at 2 p.m. Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Club for teens is held Jan. 28, 6 p.m. “Grab & Go Kit for Tweens: Buttons” for grades 4–5. Pick up Feb. 4-5. Tutorial video available Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Bogart Bookies Adult Book Club will discuss Radium Girls by Kate Moore on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES: K-12 GREEN LIFE ART CONTEST (ACC Recycling Division) K–12 students in Athens-Clarke County are invited to participate in the annual Green Life Awards Art, Photography and Poetry Contest. The theme is based on a fresh start to a new year. Submissions can be paintings, drawings, sculpture, short videos (30 seconds to one minute), photography or poems about how you will live a green life in 2021. Entries are due to the ACC Recycling Division by Mar. 1 at 5 p.m. Winners will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on Apr. 15. www.accgov.com/greenlife

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS PANEL DISCUSSION (Online) Join a virtual panel discussion to learn how experienced players got started. For grades 6–12. Email to be added to the Discord server. Jan. 23, 4 p.m. adial@athenslibrary.org

FAMILY MOVIE SERIES (The Classic Center Theatre) Films include The Greatest Showman on Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Big on Feb. 26. $15. www.classiccenter.com/tickets

THANK-YOU NOTE WRITING WORKSHOP (Online) Maggie Huner will teach ages 8–17 about the value of writing thank-you notes. Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a nonprofit that provides immediate shelter and guidance to families with children who are experiencing homelessness. RSVP for Zoom link. Jan. 24, 3 p.m. $10, $15/two. director@ihnathens.org

VIRTUAL ART CLASSES (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Drawing Dragons with Toni Carlucci” for ages 7–10 runs Thursdays, Jan. 14–Feb. 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m. $61–79. 706-613-3623

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

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

CORNHOLEATL SPRING LEAGUE REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Co.) Four different divisions are offered to accomodate all levels. The seven-week season begins in March. Registration is open Jan. 18–Mar. 8. info@cornholeatl.com

ICE SKATING (440 Foundry Pavilion) The Classic Center offers outdoor ice skating. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Masks required. $15/session, $120 season pass. Through January. classiccenter.com/athensonice

NOMINATE A KEEPIN- IT CLEAN CITIZEN OF THE YEAR (Athens, GA) Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful is accepting nominations to recognize a community member as an environmental steward of litter prevention and abatement or community beautification. The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GreenFest Award Ceremony. Deadline Mar. 1. stacee.farrell@accgov.com

NOMINATE A STORMWATER STEWARD (Athens, GA) Nominate an organization, business, individual or community group that has gone above and beyond to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff through a specific project, practice or event. The award is presented by the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program. Nominations due Mar. 1. stormwater@accgov.com

STORMWATER CALENDARS (Department of Transportation and Public Works) Pick up a free 2021 calendar or have one mailed directly to your home. www.accgov.com/stormwatercalendar

TALES OF SCHOOL (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) The MMCC and Morgan County Landmarks Society present “Tales of School in the First Half of the 20th Century, Morgan County, Georgia, as Told by the Students,” a video featuring 31 Morgan County residents representing 19 schools who share tales of school in the first half of the 20th century. The 55-minute video plays on a loop through Jan. 30. www.mmcc-arts.org

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