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Word on the Street

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Adult Trips

    "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. 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 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

  • 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. stormwater@accgov.com

  • Athens, GA

    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

  • 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 

  • The Foundry

    Athens Cocktail Classic

    Attendees can learn how to craft cocktails and sample liquors with industry experts. Aug. 16–17. $25–200. athenscocktailclassic.com