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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. www.accgov.com/leisure 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. athenszen.org. Breathing Heart 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 first and third Saturday of the month, 8:30–9:30 a.m. jaseyjones@gmail.com. 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. revmanjula@bellsouth.net

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    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. stormwater@accgov.com

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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. classiccityfringefest@gmail.com, www.classiccityfringefestival.com

  • 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! info@eastgeorgiacancer.org

  • 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. www.athenslibrary.org/athens 

  • Athens, GA

    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, www.aspectfoundation.org

  • 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. www.avidbookshop.com