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Weekender Briefs: Run for charity, enjoy Lobsterfest

Friday, April 22

Lobsterfest 2022 will be hosted at The Union, 18 W. Union St., this weekend. The two-day performance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Lobsterfest will feature eight performers, with Wombo, Cellar Dweller and Six Flags Guy taking the stage Friday evening.  

Admission: Free for those 21+, $2 for those under 21

Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen Food Truck will be selling food for lunch between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. outside of Konneker Alumni Center, 52 University Terrace. Hosted by Ohio University Alumni Association, everyone is encouraged to stop by for some convenient and fresh Thai food.

Admission: Price of your meal, cash recommended as a 4% processing fee will be applied to credit or debit card purchases. 

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Athens High School, 1 High School Rd. The Athens High School Drama Club presents the charming musical based on the classic Charlie Brown comics. Doors open at 7 p.m. to come see the classic Peanuts gang brought to life.

Admission: $10

Saturday, April 23

The tenth annual Ohio Health Race For A Reason 5K and 3K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. at Grover Center, 53 Richland Ave. Presented by OhioHealth and Ohio University Sports Administration, the event raises money for more than 50 charities, nonprofits and student organizations. Participants have a choice between several races, including a 5K presented by OUCU Financial, the OU ROTC Mud Run presented by Hugh White Honda of Athens, the Power 105.5 3K Walk presented by Steak ‘n Shake and the OU Heritage College of Medicine Remote Race. 

Admission: 5K or Mud Run: $25, 3K or Remote Race: $20, Group Mud Run with five-person teams: $100

The Spring Violin Showcase will be performed at Glidden Recital Hall, 3 Health Center Drive., at 2 p.m. Hosted by the School of Music Violin Studio of Christine Harada Li, students will have the opportunity to present a variety of works for both in-person audiences and virtual audiences via the School of Music’s YouTube livestream.

Admission: Free

Lincoln Mash will be performing from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Drive. Mash will pair up with Heather Alley for an exciting set. Come out and enjoy some good food and live bluegrass. 

Admission: Free

Sunday, April 24

A Wetland Wade will occur at Lake Hope State Park, 27331 State Route 278, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Lake Hope State Park, participants will meet at the Hope Furnace and explore the park’s wetlands. Explorers should wear rain boots and prepare to learn about the importance of wetland creatures.

Admission: Free

A Natural Succession in a Changing Climate guided hike will trek through various habitats at SugarBush Valley Farm, 6526 Baker Road, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Appalachian Understories, join Garry Conley as he leads hikers through flora and fauna and teaches about climate change’s effect on natural succession. The hike recognizes Earth Day, and the group will also be invited to plant tree plugs along the farm’s riparian forest buffer zone.

Admission: $20 community pricing, $30 general admission, $40 for pay it forward tickets, plus fees

Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea will delight at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Hosted by OU Performing Arts and Mountain Stage Radio Show, the Mountain Stage radio show will be recorded in front of a live audience, featuring emerging stars in genres varying from folk to synth pop and beyond. 

Admission: $15 for students, $18 for seniors, $20 for general admission


Katie Millard


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