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 this week:
Friday, May 22
Drawing with Felt at 5:30 p.m., hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Join April and the rest of the center as they teach people how to draw with roving on felt as well as creating sewing embellishments. To participate, people can register through The Dairy Barn’s website.
Admission: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Slow Jams - Live From Quarantine at 8 p.m., hosted by WOUB. Join DJ Barticus as he spins some slower, but still great, jams until 1 a.m. You can stream the event through Twitch.tv or on Instagram @bartykutz.
Tarot Tea Party at 8 p.m., hosted by Moon and Wheel. Join Dr. Jessie Rose for a virtual night of tea and tarot card readings. To receive the Zoom link, RSVP to the Facebook event and join the Moon and Wheel mailing list on its website.
Saturday, May 23
FSS Senior Celebration at 11:30 a.m., hosted by Factory Street Studio. Join FSS and the members’ friends and family for a socially distanced celebration of the FSS seniors. They’ll be meeting on the FSS lawn at 11:45 a.m. to prepare for the senior solo performances at 12 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 24
Athens Noise Show Number 4 at 1 p.m., hosted by Aquabear Legion. Join Aquabear Legion and the Municipal Endowment for the Sonic Arts as they present another installment of the Athens Noise Show. They’ll be online until 4 p.m. doing weird music, drone, experimental sounds, noise and improvisational audio. There will be six sets, three duos and three solos, of people from Athens and Cleveland. People can stream the show through Twitch.tv, Facebook and possibly YouTube.
Monday, May 25
Silver Linings Moments at 10 a.m., hosted by ARTS/West and the Athens poet laureate. Join the continuation of National Poetry Month from April for the weekly reading by Wendy McVicker of a poem of her choice that she hopes will bring joy and comfort to listeners in this uncertain time. People can tune in through Facebook.
Wednesday, May 27
Paper Bag Books at 5:30 p.m., hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. This class will transform ordinary brown paper lunch bags from mere food transportation into mini traveling journals. The class will incorporate basic bookmarking techniques with paper from all around the home to create the perfect unique journal that will give your thoughts, drawings and/or poems a place to live.
Admission: $12 member rate, $14 non-member rate
Thursday, May 28
When a Ground Mounted System is a Better Option at 11 a.m., hosted by Third Sun Solar. Join Third Sun Solar’s Jamey Jones to learn why and when they suggest a ground mounted system. The event will be held for about 30 minutes through Zoom and Facebook Live.
Getting back in touch with our happy place at 4:30 p.m., hosted by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Join host Kari Gunter-Seymour, the past Athens poet laureate, as she takes you through a workshop of positive thoughts, free writing and “sensory guidance.” You can register here: https://dairybarn.org/poetry-workshop/.
Admission: Donations encouraged
Virtual Water Flow Yoga with Craniosacral Meditation at 7 p.m. hosted by Spiral Path Therapies. The class will combine an hour-long, slow-going gentle flow class led by Erin Pfahler, with a 30-minute craniosacral meditation led by Hannah Simonetti.
Admission: Pay what you can, donations $5 to $25 are accepted by PayPal to email@example.com or Venmo to @erinchristineyoga