COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Meditation in Athens

    Meditations are offered in various forms across town. Athens Zen Group offers a newcomers orientation on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11 a.m. athenszen.org. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. beckylockman@gmail.com. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. jaseyjones@gmail.com. Mindful Living Center offers intro mindfulness classes every second Friday, 5:30–7 p.m. at the Healing Lodge, Piedmont Athens Regional. www.mindfuliving.org. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. revmanjula@bellsouth.net. Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every second Monday, 7–9 p.m. 5 Points Yoga hosts meditations Thursdays at 8–9 a.m. Nuci's Space hosts meditations every Friday, 3 p.m. Healing Arts Centre hosts Insight Meditation every Monday, 7 p.m. 706-340-7288. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com

  • Nuçi's Space

    Musicians Health Clinic

    A team of doctors visit twice each month to assist uninsured and low income musicians. Call to book an appointment. 706-227-1515, www.nuci.org

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Spring Programs

    Programs are offered in the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, holiday events and more. For both adults and children. www.accgov.com/leisure

  • East Athens Community Center

    Table Tennis

    Table tennis games are held three times a week. All skill levels welcome. tabletennisathensga@gmail.com

  • ACC Pool Season

    (Multiple Locations) Public pools are located at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Rocksprings Park. Pools are open Tuesdays–Fridays and Sundays from 1–5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12–5:30 p.m. Bishop Park is open on weekends only. Pools close for the season Aug. 3. $1 admission. $20 pool pass. www.accgov.com/aquatics

  • ACC Library

    Scanning One-on-One

    Get help digitizing family heirlooms for lifelong preservation. Library staff is available to assist in working with documents, photos and slides. Registration required. Wednesdays through June, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • ACC Library

    Genealogy One-on-One

    Heritage Room staff will assist attendees in working on genealogical or local history research questions. Registration required. Thursdays through June, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • Athens

    Community Needs Assessment Survey

    The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department seeks input through a community needs assessment as part of a 10-year plan for the department's future. Give feedback on parks, programs and facilities. Each household that completes a survey will receive two one-day passes to an aquatics facility or two one-day passes to Sandy Creek Park. www.survey.uga.edu/leisureservices

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Calendar

    The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of water and nature scenes from all around Athens to create a wall calendar. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Aug. 31. stormwater@accgov.com