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    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. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. M3Yoga offers meditation Mondays, 6 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-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. Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every Monday, 7–9 p.m. 

  • Lay Park

    Athens Pétanque Club

    Play a friendly game of Pétanque, a French version of bocce ball. Beginners welcome. RSVP. Mondays, 1–3 p.m. 706-613-3596

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    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists' films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on Mar. 23. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Jan. 25.

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    Holiday Cards for Heroes

    (Madison County Library & Oconee County Library) Swing by the library and make a holiday card for a soldier, veteran, police officer or whoever you see as a hero. Supplies are located in the children's area, and the library will mail them to the appropriate address. 706-795-5597

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    Stormwater Steward Award Nominations

    Nominate a person, business or organization that completed an innovative project last year relating to stormwater management. Winners will be recognized at the GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony in the spring.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Adult Trips

    "Hannah's Cherokee." Feb. 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–37.50. All trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. Ages 18 & up. Register online.

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    Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling

    Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths. Participants will receive a free tree seeding in return. Check website for drop-off locations. Jan. 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501 ext. 311,

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    Water Conversation Leadership Award Nominations

    Nominate an individual, business or organization that demonstrates wise water use. Deadline Feb. 8. The award recipient will be recognized during the Green Life Expo & Awards on Feb. 23. Find the nomination form online. 706-613-3729,

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    Nucipass Raffle Drawing

    Enter for a chance to win a year of tickets for you and guest to every show at 17 live music venues in Athens and Atlanta. Tickets are $5. The drawing will take place Dec. 14.