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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of 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: 


Friday, April 10:

DJ Barticus Slow Jams on or Instagram, @bartykutz for phone-shaped video at 10 p.m. Join DJ Barticus for his weekly “Live From Quarantine” virtual Friday night dance party, presented by WOUB Public Media.

Admission: Free

Saturday, April 11:

Embodied Birth Course will feature a livestream for women to stay at home and go through a birth preparation course with certified midwife Ash Dasuqi. Some of the topics include progression of labor, natural pain management and waterbirth, homebirth and hospital birth. There are several different options for part one and part two of the course, and people can register online

Admission: $145

Tuesday, April 14:

Graduate Research Series with Jeffrey McCambridge hosted by Alden Library will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. streamed through Microsoft Teams. McCambridge will discuss his research of Western representations of Islam and Muslims in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Admission: Free


Thursday, April 9: 

Athens Bicycle Club Monthly Meeting has been canceled for the month of April. The club may try to do a virtual meeting in May, but for now have canceled the April meeting.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium was a part of the concert series for 2019-2020. The event is set to be rescheduled, but the Performing Arts & Concert Series staff has not announced the date yet.

Saturday, April 11:

Historic Walking Tour Athens Asylum hosted by the Southeast Ohio History Center. The two hour event is set for every Saturday of the month but has been canceled until further notice.

Puppies & Bunnies with Cinderella hosted by Petland Athens and A Dream Come True Parties & Spa has been canceled due to Petland being closed.

Spring Cooking Class Series at 5 p.m. at Pork and Pickles, 94 Columbus Rd., has been canceled. All weekly cooking classes have been postponed until the fall.

Monday, April 13:

My First 5K at 6 p.m. at Ohio O’Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Dr., has been canceled. The event, sponsored by Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio Health, will still be sending weekly training guides to everyone who registered for the program so that you may complete the workouts independently.

NTL: Lehman Trilogy hosted by the Athena Grand has been canceled. The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts in one evening was directed by Sam Mendes.

Wednesday, April 15: 

2020 Athens Jazz Festival: The Music of Art Pepper was set to be hosted by Ohio University Jazz. With a lineup of 11 musicians including special guests from other universities, OU faculty like Matt James and Lucas Borges, as well as graduate students like Andrew Meyer and Josh Harper, the event has been canceled.

Jazz Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Athens Uncorked, 14 Station St., hosted by Cole Baker and Jake Eddy, has been canceled. The weekly event will remain canceled until further notice.

Yoga with Piper at 5:30 p.m. at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Ln., has been canceled. The weekly event will remain canceled until further notice.



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