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. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. M3Yoga offers meditation Mondays, 6 p.m. www.m3yoga.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. email@example.com. Mindful Living Center offers intro classes every second Friday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every Monday, 7–9 p.m.
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
"Hay House." Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–37.50. "Gainesville Alliance Theatre's Wizard of Oz." Nov. 16, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. All trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. Ages 18 & up. Register online. www.accgov.com/leisure
WUGA presents the StoryCorps mobile recording booth. Through Nov. 11. Make a reservation at wuga.org, storycorps.org or call 1-800-850-4406
(The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic) The clinic is offering free screenings for adults and children ages 3 and up. Nov. 2, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-542-4598, www.coe.uga.edu/csdclinic
Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Thursdays, 1 p.m. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison
Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. This year's theme is "Christmas around the World." Deadline Nov. 15. Parade on Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $40. www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade.
UGA students can submit work that explains a STEM concept to a broader audience. Cash prizes for top placing submissions. Deadline Nov. 26. guides.libs.uga.edu/capturingscience