Word on the Street

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Adult Trips

    "Morgan County African American Museum and Shopping in Historic Madison." Aug. 10, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $20–30. "Weekend Trip to Cherokee, North Carolina." Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–Aug. 27, 6 p.m. $240–360. All trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 50 & up. Register online. under recreation tab

  • Multiple Locations

    Meditation in Athens

    Meditations are offered in various forms across town. Athens Zen Group offers a newcomers orientation every Sunday (except first Sunday of the month) at 11 a.m. Breathing Heart Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin Dubose Healing Lodge every first and third Saturday of the month, 8:30–9:30 a.m. Mindful Living Center offers intro classes every second Friday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Griffin Debose Healing Lodge. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m.

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Calendar

    The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of stormwater management facilities, nature scenes, plants and animals 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.

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    The Classic City Fringe Festival

    The Classic City Fringe Festival is seeking performers in theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, improv, comedy and more. Deadline Aug. 31. Festival Oct. 18–21.,

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    Happy, Alive and Built to Survive

    The East Georgia Cancer Coalition offers a group fitness class for cancer survivors who are at least six months removed from treatment, along with their friends and family members. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 27, 5:30 p.m FREE!

  • ACC Library

    ACC Library Book Clubs

    Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. 

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    Aspect Foundation

    Seeking families to host international high school exchange students who want to attend an Athens-area high school for the upcoming year. 770-757-4556,

  • Avid Bookshop

    Where's Waldo in the ATH?

    (Prince Ave.) Through the month of July, look for Waldo at local businesses in this city-wide scavenger hunt. The first 125 Waldo seekers who get their passport signed at 10 or more sites can collect prizes. Check website for list of participating places. July 1–31.