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Weekender Briefs: Take a walking tour of the Ridges; take a socially distant hike

Friday, October 23

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum at 5 p.m. at the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Take a tour of the historic Athens Asylum with George Eberts, a long-time Athens Asylum employee and local expert. Eberts leads the outdoor tour of the grounds and the buildings with personal anecdotes and insights on patient treatment. Masks are encouraged, but not required and social distancing is practiced.

Admission: $15 for Southeast Ohio History Center members; $18 for regular non-member adults; $10 for students with a student ID; free for children 12 and under

Geology Colloquium with Joseph Wislocki and Robert Demchuk at 12:55 p.m. hosted by Ohio University’s Department of Geological Sciences virtually. As a part of The Geological Sciences Colloquium Series, graduate students Joseph Wislocki and Robert Demchuk will discuss their research. Wislocki discusses “Understand larval to adult beetle ichnofossils using experimental neoichnology.” Demchuk presents on “Detailed Mapping of Lava Flows in Syrtis Major Planum, Mars.” 

Admission: Free

Shabbat To-Go at 4 p.m. hosted by Hillel at OU. Although Hillel cannot host Shabbat in person, they still want to make your Shabbat dinner experience enjoyable. Sign up each week to receive a delicious kosher Shabbat meal with everything you need to bring in Shabbat to your residence with roommates or loved ones. And don't forget to join them on Zoom every Friday at 6:00 p.m. for services.

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 24

Online/Zoom or Outdoor Power Flow with Liz at 10 a.m. at Bodhi Tree Guesthouse, 8950 Lavelle Rd. Strengthen your body and mind with this vigorous class that focuses on breathing.

Admission: Free on Zoom

The Great Pumpkin Escape at 9 a.m. at Canal Park, 23352 Canal Rd., Circleville, hosted by United Way of Pickaway County. Get in the fall spirit with a socially distant hike. There are food trucks like Schmidt’s, M&S GrubHub and Roadside LunchBox. 

Admission: Free, but donation tickets are encouraged

Boos & Booze Tour of Spirits at 4 p.m. in downtown Marietta. Get spooky with a week-long bar crawl. Participating bars and restaurants offer special themed and discounted cocktails while retailers offer themed pop-up perks exclusive to ticket holders. When downtown, ticket holders are asked to adhere to state health guidelines.

Admission: $20

Sunday, October 25

Mind and Movement Meditation at 2 p.m. at Hillel, 21 Mill St. Join Hillel for an outdoor mediation that relaxes the mind and body. Bring warm clothes and a yoga mat or blanket if you don’t want to sit on the ground. 

Admission: Free


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