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.

  • The Classic Center

    Classic City BBQ

    Now accepting vendor booth applications for food vendors, Tailgate Tradeshow exhibitors and chefs for cooking competitions on Aug. 20. The BBQ festival includes contests, outdoor music stage, kids' activities and more. Visit website for details. 706-357-4417,,

  • Athens, GA

    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!

  • 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. Festival Oct. 27–30.,

  • ACC Pool Season

    (Multiple Locations) Public pools are located at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Rocksprings Park. Pools are open Tuesdays–Fridays and Sundays from 1–5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12–5:30 p.m. Bishop Park is open on weekends only. Pools close for the season Aug. 7. $1 admission. $20 pool pass.

  • Athens Pétanque Club

    (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Petanque with Le Boule Dawgs at the Pétanque terrain. Beginners welcome. Email for next game.,

  • MAUSA Clinic

    (AKF Athens Martial Arts) The MAUSA Clinic brings together a wide variety of martial artists who will instruct on different topics. No prior training needed. Clinic held Aug. 19, 5 p.m. and Aug. 20, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $130, $180/family. 706-353-7743,

  • Athens, GA

    ALT Multi-Farm CSA

    Athens Land Trust's Multi-Farm CSA provides organic and certified naturally grown vegetables and fruits to Athens area communities. It is currently accepting members for spring. Small and large shares available. Sep. 2–Nov. 23. 706-613-01222,

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Registration opens Aug. 6. Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide.

  • Fall Adult Softball

    The season begins Aug. 15 (Bishop Park) and Aug. 25 (Trail Creek). $400. 706-613-3589, ext. 226,

  • Oconee County Library

    DIY Craft Kits for Adults

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