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Weekender Briefs: Pick up a free oak sapling, learn about minority health in Appalachia

Friday, April 30

“Perceive with Caution” A Kennedy Museum of Art Merging Concepts Exhibition at 9 a.m., hosted by the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Visit the Kennedy Museum to see the student-developed, curated, designed and installed “Perceive with Caution” art exhibit. To schedule a time to see the exhibit, fill out the Kennedy Museum’s visitor approval Google Form.

Admission: Free

Free Oak Saplings for Arbor Day Weekend at 11 a.m., hosted by Kindred Market, 284 E. State St. Pick up a free Oak Sapling in honor of Arbor Day. Detailed care instructions will be provided.

Admission: Free

Coping Clinic: Feel Good Fridays at 11 a.m., hosted virtually by Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, or CPS. Join CPS for an online, drop-in workshop that offers students creative ways to explore their thoughts and feelings. Resources to practice healthy behaviors will also be presented. Students do not have to be a client with CPS or currently located in the state of Ohio to engage in Coping Clinic workshops.

Admission: Free

Minority Health in Appalachia: Strategies for Success at 12 p.m., hosted virtually by the Racial Equity Coalition of Athens County Health and Wellness Committee. Participate in the second part of the community roundtable that will focus on how health organizations and practitioners can develop strategies for change to help reach ideal minority health outcomes. Angela Dawson will discuss strategy, advocacy and ways to implement sustainable change. Participants can register via Google Form.

Admission: Free

Saturday, May 1

For the Love of Athens Photo Contest Gallery Exhibit at 8 a.m., hosted by ARTS/West and the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. View “For the Love of Athens,” a photo contest and exhibition celebrating the people and places of Athens County. The show has been on display over the past few months at ARTS/West, and now, it is being hosted at the Athens Community Center for an encore viewing. Questions can be directed to Emily Beveridge at 740-592-4315 or

Admission: Free

ACC Offroad Park Open Ride at 8 a.m., hosted by Athens County Crawlers/ACC Offroad Park, 4751 Gun Club Rd. Come to the ACC Offroad Park for an open ride. Participants can bring Jeeps, trucks, buggies and SxS's. Motorcycles and four-wheelers are not permitted.

Admission: $20 per rig, $5 per passenger

Athens Farmers Market at 9 a.m., hosted by Athens Farmers Market, 1002 E. State St. Shop for locally grown and locally made foods and goods at the farmers’ market. The market accepts SNAP, credit cards and wholesome wave. Masks are recommended, and social distancing protocols are in place.

Admission: Free

Introduction to Flameworking at 11 a.m., hosted by the Hocking Makers Network, 3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville. Learn the basics of flameworking with instructor Sabrina Suman. Participants will be making glass beads that can be picked up on Sunday. Registration is hosted online through the Hocking Makers Network website.

Admission: $35

Sunday, May 2

School of Theater presents: Macbeth at 8 p.m., hosted virtually by OU’s School of Theater. See Macbeth, a play about a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself — and that’s when the guilt and paranoia set in. Tickets can be reserved online.

Admission: Free


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