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Weekender Briefs: What’s happening, rescheduled or canceled this weekend

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been canceled or rescheduled. However, some organizations and Athens groups are adapting to the Ohio stay-at-home order and hosting events online through virtual services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Here’s a list of some events still happening and events that have been rescheduled or canceled:


Thursday, April 16

Student Beit Midrash at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. Join Ohio University’s Hillel as they engage in Jewish learning about the different sects of Judaism led by Jacob Levin. 

Admission: Free

Happy Hour At Home –– Painting Cherry Blossoms at 5:30 p.m. hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. The event is meant to be a creative outlet while people are stuck at home. All people need is a canvas that’s at least nine by 12 inches, acrylic paint, paint brushes, a paint pallet, a water bucket, a rag and preparation of the space to paint with newspapers laid out. People can register online at The Dairy Barn website.

Admission: $10 for members, $12 for non-members

Friday, April 17

80s Night with DJ Barticus at 10 p.m. hosted by WOUB. Due to the quarantine, DJ Barticus wants to bring the party to people’s homes. The event will be able to stream through or on Instagram @bartykutz. 

Admission: Free

A Little Bit of Yin, A Little Bit of Yang at 5:30 p.m. hosted by The Soulful Yogini. Participants will start with a Yang warmup and move into Yin movements related to mobility. The class will be livestreamed through Zoom or Facebook Live.

Admission: Donations welcome

Saturday, April 18

Live Stream during virtual Ratha Con at 1 p.m. on Facebook. The event is hosted by Moon and Wheel and will feature Dr. Jessie Rose doing a free tarot card reading in honor of the Athens 2020 Ratha Con.

Admission: Free

Monday, April 20

Silver Lining Moments at 10 a.m. on Facebook. April is national poetry month and everyone is stuck in quarantine, so Athens Poet Laureate, Wendy McVicker, will present a poem that will hopefully bring joy and comfort to listeners in these challenging times. Co-hosted by ARTS/West, Silver Linings Moments will continue every Monday at 10 a.m. to try and spark connection through poetry. 

Admission: Free

Tuesday, April 21

Tea Time with ISFS at 1:30 p.m. on Microsoft Teams will be hosted by the Ohio University Office of International Student & Faculty Services. Anyone is welcome to chat or discuss topics with members of ISFS during the Teams meeting.

Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 22

Virtual Community Art Night at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. Come join Passion Works Studio for an evening of art. Anna and Dora will host and the event is supported by Athens County Foundation. 

Admission: Free


Friday, April 17

Athens County Crawlers Off Road Park Open Ride at noon from April 17 through April 19. Jeeps, trucks, buggies and SxS’s were welcome to roam around off roading, but the event has now been canceled until further notice.

Sunday, April 19

2020 Athens Jazz Festival: Athens Jam for Guy at 8 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St., is now canceled. The event was meant to be a special jam session honoring the life of Guy Remonko. Students, community musicians, alumni and faculty were invited to bring their instruments and celebrate contributions to the university and the music scene.

Wednesday, April 22

OhioMeans Job Fair at 10 a.m. at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., has been postponed. Members from the public could have come for free to visit over 75 employers, educators, training and apprenticeship programs. As information becomes available, updates will be posted.



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