Blog Topic: Upcoming in Athens

  • Grub Notes: Terrapin Releases So Fresh and So Green, Green and More Local Beer News

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    Terrapin will release its aways eagerly awaited wet-hopped So Fresh and So Green, Green IPA at its annual Hop Harvest Festival this Saturday.

    This year, the Athens-based brewery went with a hop called Glacier, which balances SFASGG's malt sweetness and brings citrus notes and an herbal, woody aroma to the beer. And, for the first time, the hops are sourced from Michigan—a market Terrapin recently expanded into, and which has a, um, budding hop-growing industry. (American hops typically flourish in the Pacific Northwest.)

    This will be a busy weekend for beer lovers. Also Saturday, Akademia Brewpub celebrates its first anniversary with the release of Paraskevidekatriaphobia, a 13% ABV stout referencing the fear of Friday the 13th, the day Akademia opened last year.


  • Homedrone: Preview: Stop Light Observations Play Georgia Theatre Thursday


    Since the release of their first album, Radiation, in 2013, Charleston, SC band Stop Light Observations have made a name for themselves by touring across the country. 


  • Grub Notes: Athens' First Cookie Dough Café Will Give You the Chance to Eat Your Feels

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    As we creep ever closer to the world of Wall-E, Athens is getting its very own cookie dough café. Dawg Dough, owned by Mike and Jennifer Dollander, will open this fall at 480 N. Thomas St., across from 1000 Faces. 

    Jennifer Dollander visited New York with her daughter Stephanie in July, where they encountered the idea of an eatery that made it acceptable to eat raw cookie dough in public. Entrepreneurially minded folks, she and her husband thought it would be popular in Athens, especially with a Bulldog theme.

    Jennifer developed the recipes, which are safe to eat raw, testing them with her five children.


  • In the Loop: Security Plan Announced for Trump Jr. Appearance


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    Athens-Clarke County police will close down streets around the Classic Center Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Donald Trump Jr.'s appearance.

    The courthouse parking deck will be closed at 2 p.m.

    At 4 p.m., Foundry Street from Broad to Dougherty streets and Thomas Street between Clayton Street and Hancock Avenue will be closed. In addition, Thomas from Clayton to Broad will be closed to northbound traffic, but will remain open to southbound traffic.


  • In the Loop: Donald Trump Jr. Will Campaign for Brian Kemp in Athens



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    Donald J. Trump Jr. isn’t the only big name that will be at the Classic Center next Tuesday. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp will be holding a rally with Trump Jr., according to an email the Kemp campaign sent to supporters on Thursday.

    The rally is scheduled for 5–6 p.m Tuesday at the Classic Center. The announcement added that tickets would be $50 per person, and space is limited.


  • Grub Notes: 'TrueSouth' Watch Party Tuesday, Autumn Harvest, LatinxFest and More Food Events


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    A still from the Athens episode of "True South."

    Fall events are starting to pop up on the calendar, and you can expect a busy October and end of September. Here are some of the food-related ones.

    If you've been watching the SEC Network, it's likely you've caught the trailer for "TrueSouth," a new show from professional Southerner and food writer and one-time/sometime Athenian John T. Edge. The Athens episode premieres this Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., and there's a watch party that starts half an hour earlier at Normal Bar.


  • Homedrone: Noise-Rock Supergroup Crazy Doberman Plays The World Famous Thursday


    Under the direction of brass player Drew Davis and reeds player Tim Gick, Crazy Doberman unleashes an industrial-grade ambiance built upon the naturally dark resonance that occurs when horns, electronics, steel chains and an occasional cement mixer collide.


  • In the Loop: Churches Sponsor Suicide Prevention Workshops


    Milledge Avenue Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Athens are sponsoring two workshops—one for the public and one for faith leaders—on suicide prevention next week.

    The churches are bringing in Soul Shop, a faith-based suicide prevention program, to raise awareness of suicide as a public health problem and how to reduce the risk of suicide.

    First Presbyterian's parish nurse, Madeline Van Dyck, attended a Soul Shop conference in Atlanta.

    "The workshop boldy took on the mystery of suicidal depression and the heartache that surrounds it," Van Dyck said. "The presenter and the materials were able to frame for me a new understanding of the hold suicide has on a soul, and a crucial new step we all need to take to address desperation's call."


  • In the Loop: Forum for Athens Candidates Scheduled for Oct. 11

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    The Athens Area and Oconee County chambers of commerce have scheduled the first local candidate forum of this election season, to be held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6–8 p.m. in the auditorium on the third floor of Piedmont Athens Regional's medical services building at 242 King Ave.

    Confirmed candidates include state Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), state Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville and Democratic challenger Dawn Hawkins Johnson, state Rep. Deborah Gonzalez (D-Athens) and Republican challenger Houston Gaines, and state Rep. Jonathan Wallace (D-Watkinsville) and Republican challenger Marcus Wiedower. Cowsert's Democratic opponent, Marisue Hilliard, has not committed.

    The forum will be moderated by Tim Bryant, news director at WGAU 1340 AM, and broadcast live on that station.


  • In the Loop: AADM Hosts Town Hall Meeting Thursday on Community Policing and Race Relations

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    Photo Credit: Savannah Cole

    Athens-Clarke County police held a cookout in the Columbia Brookside neighborhood off Hawthorne Avenue last week. Under Chief Scott Freeman, the department has held occasional cookouts as a way to improve relationships between police and local communities.

    The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement will host a town hall meeting on community policing and race relations at the Athens-Clarke County library from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Co-founder Mokah-Jasmine Johnson said that residents and community leaders are concerned that ACC police aren't doing enough to build trust and ensure safety in the wake of two recent incidents—an officer who hit a fleeing suspect with his car in June, and another officer who tackled a 10-year-old boy in July.


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