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.

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • Athens Pétanque Club

    (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Pétanque at the Pétanque terrain. Beginners welcome. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.,

  • Downtown Athens

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. Deadline Nov. 17. Parade on Dec. 1, 7 p.m. $40.

  • 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.

  • Avid Bookshop

    Avid Book Clubs

    The Young Readers' Book Club meets the first Sunday of the month. The Paperback Fiction Book Club meets the third Sunday of the month. The New & Notable Book Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month. The Social Justice Book Club meets the third Monday of the month. Join by email. 706-352-2060,,