Word on the Street

  • YMCA

    Athens Street Hockey

    (Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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    Cause + Effect

    Cause + Effect, a progressive film competition and festival hosted by Alliance for a Better Georgia, is seeking short films focused on social, political, environmental or economic issues facing Georgia. Winners receive a $1000 prize. Submissions accepted through Oct. 2. Winners will be screened at Ciné in November. FREE!

  • Oconee County Library

    DIY Craft Kits for Adults

    Complete an easy do-it-yourself craft with a kit released on the 15th of each month. Kits are limited. 706-769-3950,

  • Bike Clinic

    (1075 W. Broad St.) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts. Thursdays, 6–8:30 p.m. $10 donation.

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    Local School Governance Teams

    The Clarke County School District is seeking community members, parents and teachers to serve on teams that will represent each school and give input to the CCSD. Deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard

    The Boulevard Neighborhood Association are accepting sponsorships for Athens' first costume dog parade on Oct. 16, 3–5 p.m. Sponsorship levels, $25–250. The parade benefits Athenspets, Inc.

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    Athens Free School

    Athens Free School is a learning network where people share skills. September's classes include lessons on cooking with jackfruit, acroyoga, rope making, self-advocacy and more. Find the calendar online. Email with class ideas.,

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Annual Bird Seed Sale

    Proceeds support the Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc., a non-profit organization which supports the SCNC in promoting environmental education and preservation. Place orders by Oct. 16. Pick-up Nov. 4–5. 706-613-3615, ext. 235.,

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    A Taste of the Holiday Season

    Seeking local actors, bands, chorale ensembles, dance groups, mimes, musicians, poets and singers for a Christmas-themed event held Dec. 3 at the Morton Theatre. 706-613-3624,