Friday, Aug. 26
Sunrise Yoga on the Green will take place on the Ping Center lawn at 7 a.m. Join Bobcats Well-being for a peaceful start to the day with a morning sunrise yoga session.
A Welcome Weekend Show will occur from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at The Union, 18 W. Union St. Hosted by ACRN, the show will feature five bands: Plastic Lemonade, Rylee Bapst, Rent Free, Six Flags Guy and Inch.
Admission: 21+: $8, Underage: $10
TFU, Rat Faced Bastards and Mad World will take the stage at the Smiling Skull Saloon, 108 W. Union St., at 10 p.m., with doors opening at 9 p.m. The three artists will perform a lively evening of punk and hardcore.
Saturday, Aug. 27
The Hocking River Sweep service event will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the solar panel parking lot, 701 E. State St. Hosted by the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, this annual volunteer trash clean-up event will help clean up the Hocking River. Participants will work in small groups to cover selected sections of the river, and are advised to wear ‘closed-toed’ shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, and participants are invited to a free picnic lunch after the event.
The Code Red Adoption Event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until noon at Kindred Market, 284 E. State St. Hosted by Friends of the Shelter Dogs, visitors will be able to meet shelter dogs and adopt, as well as participate in a raffle for a basket of gifts worth $100. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Shelter Dogs.
A LGBTQ Community Walk and Roll will take place at 11:30 a.m. and meet at West State Park. This family-friendly event, hosted by the LGBT Center, offers an open walk for the LGBTQIA+ community. Participants will walk along a bike path in a loop to be accessible to all participants. Those interested in visiting Larry’s Dawg House, 410 W. Union St., after the walk can plan to go to the restaurant at 12:30 p.m.
Sunny Bleau will perform at Eclipse Co. Store, 11309 Jackson Drive, starting at 7 p.m. Join Sunny and the boys for an evening of acoustic roots, blues and blues-rock.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Lincoln Mash and Heather Alley take the stage at the Eclipse Co. Store, 11309 Jackson Drive, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Join the country and bluegrass duo for a weekend brunch performance.
A Free Community Picnic will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Athens Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 171 Morris Ave. Come out to this community event and enjoy free food outside, or inside the church if there is rain.