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Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    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 in May. Visit website for official rules and entry form. Deadline Jan. 30. www.rippleeffectfilmproject.org

  • Memorial Park

    Deck the Hollow

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. Thursdays–Sundays through Dec. 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/holidayevents

  • Film Athens Film Lab

    Fund the Film Lab

    Film Athens is raising funds to purchase software and equipment for the Film Lab housed inside the Athens Community Career Academy. Visit website for info on how to donate. www.support.filmathens.net

  • Multiple Locations

    Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling

    Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths on Jan. 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Participants will receive a free tree seeding and/or flower and vegetable seed packets. Drop-off locations include Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace, Sandy Creek Nature Center, Chase Street Elementary School, Clarke Middle School, Georgia Square Mall, Winterville Public Works Recycling Center and the Lexington Road Tag Office. 706-613-3501 ext. 309, accbintern@gmail.com 

  • Nuçi's Space

    Free Dental Clinic

    Dental screenings, teeth cleanings and x-rays will be provided free of charge to uninsured music professionals on Jan. 8. Appointments and pre-screening required. Call 1-877-626-2748 for appointment. www.nuci.org