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Y ATHENS CHORA L SOCIETY Enjoy an evening of
tuneful hilarity presented by the Athens Choral
Society. "P.D.Q. Bach" is the honored composer of
the evening. "Birthday Ode to Big Daddy Bach" is a
rousing salute to J. S. Bach on his 100th birthday.
"The Stoned Guest" is a half-act comic opera based
on the famed Don Giovanni. The finale is a presenta
tion of "Oedipus Tex," which puts a decidedly
Western spin on the famous Greek tragedy. This con
cert will help raise funds for the Society's free con
certs for the rest of the year. Seney Stovall Chapel on
Milledge Ave. next to the Varsity, on Thursday, Aug.
10 and Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8. 543-
House Band, with John
James on Soxophone. The
will be broadcast live all
over Georgia on the
Peach State Public Radio
Network. UGA Georgia
Center Masters Hall on
Friday, August 25 at 8
p.m. Tickets: S10 general
admission. Tickets go on
sale Monday, August 14
at 9 a.m. Available at the
WUGA office (Georgia
Center, Room 138),
Homeplace in Five Points,
Native America downtown
and on-line at wuga.org.
ONE-ACT PLAY Town 3nd
Gown's final Second Stage
performance this season Freg To Be You ^ Me at the Oconee County Civic Center, August 10-12.
is "Love: Up Close and
Impersonal." First up is a theatrical reading based on
16th and 17th century works entitled Maid, Wife, or
Widow, directed by Fnnces Teague. Afterwards,
comes the one act play, A Lover of Beauty, a dark and
edgy premiere written by local author Lila Ralston
and directed by Pamela Mitchell. When a famous
movie actor realizes he is being stalked, he relies on
his security consultant Hal to figure out what to do.
"It's about a stalker, but it's the kind'of stalker you
haven't seen portrayed befoie," says Mitchell. Athens
Community Theatre behind Taylor Grady House off
Prince Ave., on Friday, August 11 and Saturday,
August 12 at 8: 1 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 13 at
2:15 p.m. Tickets: S4-S5. 543-2012.
ATHENS SYMPHONY The Athens Symphony has sev
eral openings in the string section of the orchestra.
Players with violin, viola, cello or bass experience
needed for the fall season, starting after Labor Day.
Auditions not required. Al Ligotti, 543-5333 or
FREE TO BE YOU AND ME The Oconee Cultural Arts
Foundation present its seventh annual children's pro
duction, Free to Be... You and Me by actress Mario
Thomas and directed by local musician Pam
Blanchard with live music performed by the "Sunny-
Side Up" band. Originally published in 1974, this
spectacular collection of stories, songs and poems,
all about the joys of just being yourself (and letting
others do the same), is packed with enough inspira
tion to span several generations. Oconee County Civic
Center, Thursday August 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.,
Friday August 11 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday
August 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $6 adults, $4 for chil
dren, students and seniors. Day Care and group iates
are available for the matinees. 769-4565.
"HOOT!" The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society
presents its monthly "Hoot!" featuring Redneck
GReece performing his unique brand of counfy
music, singer/songwriter Jean Spencer, folk covers
from the Lexington Gang, and the power trio of
Nathan Sheppard, Jason Roman and Neal Priest.
Susan Staley of the Solstice Sisters opens the show
and hosts the evening's entertainment. Locos Deli &
Pub Courtyard (Harris St., just off Baxter, on Monday,
Mug. 14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE! All ages wel
LIVE RADIO WUGA-FM presents its annual live radio
event, "Once in a Blue Moon." This year's line-up fea
tures local singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt, folk trio
the Solstice Sisters, country rock ensemble Redneck
GReece Deluxe, author Philip Lee Williams and the
BENEFIT COOK-OUT Earth Fare is hosting a cook-out
to benefit BikeAthens, a local organization promoting
alternative transportation and land use policies.
Grilled sandwiches, including vegetarian options
available. The Zaxby's cycling team will be raffling off
bike helmets and discuss bike safety at 1 p.m. Earth
Fare in Five Points on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11-a.m.
to 2 p.m. Sandwiches: S3. 227-1717.
GARDEN RAMBLE Join the experts at the Garden for
a casual stroll through the herb gardens. Meets at
covered shelter adjacent to lower parking lot
Botanical Garden on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.
FAMILY PARTY Come join the staff of Sandy Creek
Park for an "End of the Summer Bash," featuring
family activities such as archery, fishing, canoeing,
swimming, face painting and a cookout. Sandy Creek
Park on Monday, Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: S4 per person, pre-registration required. Park is
open only to pre-registered participants. Cl3-3615.
MATERNITY FAIR The Fourth Annual Athens Area
Maternity and Baby Fair will feature a day full of edu
cational classes and demonstrations on pre-preg
nancy, pregnancy and parenting issues. A maternity
fashion show, children's activities and lots of free
gifts and doorprizes for parents and parents-to-be.
Classic Center Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Aug. 12 from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE! 583-2860.
"ROLIN' JOEL" Join Joel Wise, AKA "Rolin' Joel" as
he celebrates the anniversary of his disco roller
skating championship. Joel will perform and refresh
ments will be served. Open to the public. Sandy Creek
Park Community Building on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 3
TOUR DE SPRAWL Take a 25-mile tour of Athens and
the surrounding area by bike or shuttle and hear pre
sentations about growth and development. Scheduled
for Sept. 9. To volunteer or register for this first-ever
in Athens event call 546-6758 or
TOUR THE GARDEN Tne Botanical Garden is intro
ducing a new walk-up tour of the International
Garden, including the Psysic and Bog gardens. Guides
are available for the 45-minute tour, no reservations
required. Botanical Garden Visitor's Center, Tuesday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Aug. 31.
FANTASY DISCUSSION The meeting of the Young
Adult Fantasy Bookclub features a discussion on The
Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein. ACC Library on Wednesday,
Aug. 9 at 2:30 p.m. 613-3650.
JERRY LEE DAVIS Georgia author and playwright
Jerry Lee Davis reads from and signs copies of his
new novel, Twin City. Barnes & Noble on luesday,
Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. 354-1195.
WRITING GROUP The Athens Pod of Georgia Writers
invites authors o* all levels and genres to join them
for monthly get-togethers that offer constructive cri
tiquing in a friendly atmosphere. Meetings are held at
the 1902 OCAF Arts Center, 34 School St.,
Watkins zille on the third Wednesday of each month.
SALON SERIES The Barnes & Noble "Salon Series"
continues with "Whose Water Is It?" a presentation
by Dr. James E. Kundell. Currently of the UGA Carl
Vinson Institute of Government and technology
advisor to the Georgia General Assembly, Dr. Kundell
will discuss the current drought, the effects of
Intramural Fields No. 1 on Sundays a* 4 p.m. Becky,
542-3411 or Gene, 542-2682.
COOKING! Kids can learn to prepare heaithy, fun
snacks and meals with Chef Travis. Parental supervi
sion required. Earth Fare in Five Points on Thursday,
Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. 227-1717.
GAME NIGHT! Barnes & Noble provides children's
games, board games and other activities at this new
twice-monthly event. Fun for the whole family (ages
5 and up welcome). Barnes & Noble on Friday, Aug.
11 and Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. FREE! 354-1195.
POKEMON LEAGUE Weekly card trading, battling
"gym leaders" (with cards or Game Boy) and earning
badges. All ages. The second session always attracts
a big crowd. Books-A-Million, 10 Huntington Rd.
(beside westside Wal-Mart) on Saturdays from 12
noon to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE! 369-3900.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS The Athens-Clarke
County Library continues its 2000 Summer Reading
Clubs. Kids up to age 11 can register for "Open a
Book... Jump In!" by picking up a folder at the
Children's Area desk. Readers can earn prizes and cer
tificates for reading the required number of books.
Young adults ages 11-18 can register for "Jump Into
Reading!" Prizes will by awarded for reading points
earned and the top three readers will receive gift cer
Nathan Sheppard, Jason Roman and Neal Priest perform at the "Hoot! on August 14, 8-10 p.m.
Atlanta sprawl and the current "water wars" between
Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Barnes & Noble on
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. 354-1195.
LACROSSE Native American Lacrosse or Toli is a cross
between ultimate Frisbee, soccer and rugby and
requires no special equipment to play. New players
always welcome, no experience necessary. UGA
tificates to Barnes & Noble. The Summer Reading
Programs run through Sunday, August 20. 613-3650,
STORYTIME Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Aug. 9
and Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. FREE! 354-1195.
ART WANTED City Salon & Spa in the Beechwood
Shopping Center has a large gallery space available
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