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Weekender Briefs: What’s happening this week

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been canceled or rescheduled. Some organizations and Athens groups, however, are adapting to the conditions 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 29

Live Music at SOL at 6 p.m. hosted by Jerry Gibson. Head to Sol Island Bar & Grill, 700 E. State St., for an evening of great food, cold beer and live music featuring Jerry Gibson with his new songs. Reservations are encouraged, as there is limited seating.

Admission: Free

BANGERS - Live From Quarantine at 7 p.m. hosted by WOUB. Join DJ Barticus as he spins some dance party jams until 10 p.m. or later. There will be two hourlong pre-parties hosted by two other DJs, and DJ Barticus will take over around 9 p.m. You can stream the event through or on Instagram @bartykutz

Admission: Free

592 48 Hour Film Challenge at 7 p.m. hosted by Bent Street Films LLC and Timehri Film Festival. The “HOME edition” requires participants to create a five-minute film about any topic in any genre. Repurposing old footage is encouraged for an added challenge. Registration ends on May 29 and the challenge will launch at 7 p.m. and final submissions are due at midnight on May 31. 

Admission: Free

Saturday, May 30

LXS Virtual Line Dance Party at 6 p.m. hosted by Lambda Xi Sigma - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Come get moving with the Athens SGRhos. Everyone is welcome to the event where people will be learning some old and new line dances at an individual pace. People can RSVP through the Facebook page to receive a Zoom link for the event. 

Admission: Free

Quarantine Lift Meet at 7 p.m. hosted by Rags 2 Wrenches. Now that the stay at home order is lifted, Rags 2 Wrenches is hosting a hangout to talk about cars and enjoy each others’ company. There’s no real end time, but people will meet at the Dunham’s parking lot on East State Street. The group asks that people still respect the safety of others by staying home if you feel ill and to not make loud noises in consideration of those who live close to the parking lot.

Admission: Free

Sunday, May 31

Passion Works Parade in Place at 1 p.m. hosted by Passion Works Studio. This drive-by event will take place in front of the Zenner House on the eastside of Athens. Spectators will slowly drive the designated route and see giant dancing Honey for the Heart puppets, Power 105’s Jambulance, balloons, treats, in-car photo booth and other spectacles. This is the kick off of Passion Works’ endowment and fundraising campaign.

Admission: Free

Objects in the Mirror at 8 p.m. hosted by Tantrum Theater and WOUB Public Media. Tantrum Theater presents Charles Smith’s “Objects in the Mirror” broadcast through WOUB Radio, 91.3 FM for Athens (see Facebook page for more channel listings). The show is about an hour and 45 minutes with a short break between the acts. Support the six-member cast and the rest of Tantrum Theater for this performance by donating what you can to the program.

Admission: Donation based (whatever you can give)

Monday, June 1

Produce Auction at 4 p.m. hosted by Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd., Chesterhill, Ohio. Join them for a fresh, seasonal local produce auction. It will go until about 6 p.m.

Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 2

Microsoft Office Excel Part 1 Virtual Training at 9 a.m. hosted by the Small Business Development Center at OU. All you need is a computer with internet access. The training will include an introduction to Excel, formatting a worksheet, constructing cell data, printing options and using basic formulas. You can register for the workshop through the Facebook page, and your confirmation email will include the Zoom link for the training.

Admission: Free

Thursday, June 4

2020 Peanut Butter and Jelly Project at 11 a.m. hosted by Athens County Children Services. The 13th annual weekly project is committed to distributing bread, produce and other available products. They will be handing out supplies at the following locations while supplies last: Alexander Elementary, The Plains Elementary, Trimble Elementary, Nelsonville Park (by the pool), Amesville Elementary and Coolville Public Library. People can make financial donations online or by mailing them to PO Box 1046 in Athens. All proceeds will go directly to purchasing food to be given away during weekly distributions.

Admission: Free (make donations)


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