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Athens Clarke County Leisure Services Department

Spring 2014 MARCH-MAY 2014

Program & Events Guide

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Get in the Game... The Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center is now open for play. The facility accommodates year-round use for open play, leagues, instructional programs, clinics and tournaments. The center features 12 lighted, hard-surface courts with viewing and staging areas, a covered pavilion, restrooms, and office and meeting space facilities. The Tennis Center was funded through SPLOST 2005. Part of Southeast Clarke Park, the center is located at 4460 Lexington Road and accessed either by a dedicated driveway off Lexington Road just past the park’s main entrance or by pedestrian pathway from the park. IN THIS ISSUE

A variety of tennis programs for children, teens, and adults are available. Take a moment and review the exciting opportunities listed on pages 19-21 of this guide. And for those annual celebrations, tennis birthday parties are available, too. Turn to page 21 for more information, and schedule your party today!

3-8 Arts Program 9 Day Off School Programs & Mini Camps 10 Fitness & Wellness

The Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Drop-in play is also available; call 706-6133991 to make your reservation.

12-15 General Recreation 16-17 Nature/Science Education

For more information regarding the Tennis Center, call 706-613-3991.

18 Special/Holiday Events 19-21 Sports

22 Facilities List 23 Leisure Services Map

on the cover: The ACC Tennis Center is open for play! Photos by Cathy Padgett and Megan Reynolds.


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ART EXHIBITIONS Lyndon House Arts Center, presents continually changing art exhibitions which feature the broad range of works by practicing local and area artists in a variety of media, styles and concepts. From traditional to avant-garde, works by professional, novice, young or elder artists can be seen in Lyndon House Arts Center galleries. Some exhibitions are theme presentations, some are competitions, and some are targeted to a specific media or a local patron’s collection. Children visiting the galleries must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the safety of the artwork and for artwork content. Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes proposals for future exhibitions – call 706-613-3623 ext. 226 with ideas.

Period Decorative Arts c.1840-1890 and Athens History Museum Display

The Ware-Lyndon House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, represents a blend of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Resplendent furnishings showcase period decorative arts of the mid and late 1800’s. Museum quality memorabilia in the Historic Display Room highlight significant aspects of Athens history. Complimentary audio tour available at front desk. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) DATES: Ongoing TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

LHAC Gallery Shop

Original art by more than 85 Athens area artists, including paintings, handmade books, turned wood and furniture, textiles, hand knit items, jewelry, blown and fused glass, pottery and more. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) DATES: Ongoing

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Tuesday - Saturday: Noon – 5:00

LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Call for Artists - 39th Juried Exhibition

The 39th Juried Exhibition is a professionally oriented art competition open to Athens area artists working in all visual media. Actual works (no slides or CDs) must be delivered on the dates listed below and entry forms will be available at time of submission. For more information and requirements, or to receive a guidelines flyer call (706) 613-3623 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse AGES: 18 & older EVENT DATES AND TIMED: Thursday, January 30 from 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Friday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. firm final deadline - no submissions after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31 FEE: $25 non-refundable entry fee for submission of 1 - 3 works by each artist LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

39th Juried Exhibition

The 39th Juried Exhibition is a professionally oriented art competition featuring artworks in a wide variety of styles, media, and concepts - something for everyone’s taste. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) DATES: March 9-May 3 TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Roll Out the Barrels

For this unusual gallery exhibition several local artists turn ordinary rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art. Rain barrels serve an important function to conserve water and reduce erosion from stormwater runoff. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult DATES: May 10 – May 16

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Arts TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Silent Auction Event for Roll Out the Barrels

An event to raise awareness of visual arts and the importance of rain barrels, held in support of the Athens Green School Program, an initiative to ensure environmental education is taught in the classroom, and a partnership of ACC Recycling Division, Water Conservation Office, Stormwater, and Keep AthensClarke County Beautiful. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) DATES: Friday, May 16 TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Paper Covers Rock: Graphic Arts and Athens Music Scene: 1975-1985

An exhibition of graphic arts held in partnership with “Art Rocks Athens 2014,” an organization seeking to revisit, celebrate, and archive the unique relations of art and music in Athens. The exhibition is curated by Sean Bourne known for his graphic art work with early Athens bands. The “Art Rocks Athens 2014” event is a community wide two-month scheduled of activities. www.artrocksathens.com AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult EVENT DATE: May 25 – July 26, with OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 25 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. TIMES Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, February 5

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AUDITIONS

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Auditions for Live Art: Tony Award

Live Art Performances: Tony Award Winners

Winners ACT will be holding auditions for their annual musical revue, Live Art, which will feature a spectacular line-up of Tony Award Winning Musicals! Songs showcased from tenured to recent newcomers: Matilda, Light in the Piazza, the Mystery of Edwin Drood, Newsies, Nine, The Book of Mormon and many more. Auditions consist of a short prepared vocal solo of the performer’s choice. AGES: 8 & older (teens, adults, seniors) AUDITION DATE: Monday and Tuesday, March 10 & 11. (Call 706-613-3628 to schedule an audition) TIME: 6:00-9:00 p.m. FEE Free LOCATION: Quinn Hall, 706-613-3628

PERFORMANCES: ATHENS CREATIVE THEATRE Athens Creative Theatre is a community based theatre program which works out of the Quinn Hall Black Box theatre as well as the historic Morton Theatre downtown. ACT’s award winning staff, provide theatrical workshops and quality main stage and second stage productions year round. From dramatic masterpieces, to beloved family classic musicals,

ACT After Dark Performance: “Five Ex-Wives In ICU” and “He’s Having a Baby”

Presented by: Athens Creative Theatre These two one-act hilarious plays highlight the more comical moments between men and women; from cradle to comas! See who is still standing in the ICU when 5 ex-wives argue over their comatose cheating husband about who has more right to pull the plug. AGES: All EVENT DATES: Friday - Sunday, March 7 – March 9 TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. matinee & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:00 p.m. TICKET INFORMATION: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors (60+), Students, and Children (Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more) LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 4

Presented by: Athens Creative Theatre This year’s theme spotlights Broadway’s best in this spectacular line-up of Tony Award Winning Musicals! Songs showcased from tenured to recent newcomers: Matilda, Light in the Piazza, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Newsies, Nine, The Book of Mormon and many more. AGES: All EVENT DATES: Thursday, April 24 – Sunday, April 27 TIMES: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. matinee & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:00 p.m. ADMISSION: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors (60+), Students, and Children (Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more) LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

PERFORMANCES: MORTON THEATRE www.athensclarkecounty.com/morton, http://mortontheatre.tix.com Tickets to Morton Theatre events can be purchased by calling the Morton Theatre box office at 706-613-3771 or on our website unless otherwise noted.

African Night 2014

Presented by the University of Georgia’s African Student Union /Sponsored by the Office of International Student Life at UGA This will be a night of cultural emersion where spectators can get a glimpse of the vibrant African culture. You’ll see a play, several dances and a fashion show. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Friday, February 28 & Saturday, March 1 TIME: TBA ADMISSION: TBA. Tickets can be purchased at the Tate Center Ticket Office (http:// tate.uga.edu/tickets) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday in person or by calling 706-542-8579 beginning on a date yet to be determined, and at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance. For more information please contact Babajide Oluwadare at

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Caribbean Night

Presented by the University of Georgia’s Caribbean Student Association / Sponsored by the Office of International Student Life at UGA. Caribbean Night is a cultural showcase put on by the members of UGA’s CaribSA that incorporates dance, music, food, and song. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, March 29 TIME: Food served beginning at TBD, Showtime at TBD ADMISSION: TBD Tickets can be purchased in person at the Tate Center Ticket Office (http://tate.uga.edu/tickets) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday in person or by calling 706-542-8579 beginning on a date yet to be determined, and at the door beginning at 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters www.halfmoonoutfitters.com All proceeds from the Banff Mountain Film Festival will benefit the Georgia Conservancy. The Banff Mountain Film Festival began in 1976 in the small Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta. What began as a one day festival has evolved into a nine day celebration of mountain life and culture. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Friday, April 4 TIME: 7:00 p.m. ADMISSION: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information please contact HalfMoon Outfitters at 706-548-7225 or at athens@halfmoonoutfitters.com LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

“Pinocchio”

Presented by Theatre IV America www.va-rep.org Imagine Geppetto’s surprise when the puppet he carves springs to life! The wooden boy, Pinocchio, becomes like


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by Dancefx featuring the FX2 and FX3 Performance Companies, Junior Company, KinderCompany, and Dancefx Youth Program. AGES: All EVENT DATES: Friday, May 9 and Saturday May 10 TIMES: Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. ADMISSION: For more information, please contact Olivia Anderson at 706-355-3078 or olivia@dancefx.org. LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

Dancefx Company Spring 2014 Concert

2014 Spring Graduation Ceremony

Presented by Dancefx Concert Dance Company and Dancefx Athens www.dancefx.org End of year annual concert presented by Dancefx Concert Dance Company, Sweet Dreams, Modern Pin-Ups, Contact Dance Company, and the Dancefx Studio Program. AGES: All EVENT DATES: Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 TIME: 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION: TBA For more information, please contact Olivia Anderson at 706-355-3078 or olivia@dancefx.org. LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

Ugapalooza 2014

Presented by UGA Accidentals www.theugaaccidentals.com The UGA Accidental’s annual spring invitational a cappella concert featuring the Accidentals, Noteworthy, WSEM and a surprise guest. Come out and hear the best in UGA a capella! AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 26 TIME: 6:30 p.m. ADMISSION: $10 For more information please contact Charles Sexton at 678-446-6704 or uga.accidentals@gmail.com LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

2014 Youth FX Spring Concert

Presented by Dancefx, Inc. www.dancefx.org The annual Spring Concert presented

Presented by Classic City High School – Performance Learning Center www.clarke.k12.ga.us/plc High school graduation ceremony for students who complete their academic requirements. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Friday, May 16 TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ADMISSION: Free tickets to this event must be secured through the school prior to the ceremony. For more information please contact Kelly Girtz at 706-3532323 ext. 20200 or girtzk@clarke.k12. ga.us LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

2014 Annual Meeting

Presented by Morton Theatre Corporation www.mortontheatre.com/board.php The Morton Theatre Corporation presents their Annual Meeting AGES: Adults EVENT DATE: Monday, May TBD TIME: Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m., Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres in the pharmacy immediately following the meeting. ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; no ticket required. For more information, please contact the Morton Theatre Corporation Board of Directors at mortontheatrecorporation@morton theatre.com LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

ART CLASSES KIDS & TEENS

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a son to him, and sets off on a series of fantastical adventures. AGES: Grades K-5 EVENT DATE: Tuesday, April 8 TIMES: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. ADMISSION: $12; $8 each for groups of 15 or more. Tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY by calling 800275-5005 (weekdays from 9:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Susan Davenport at SDavenport@va-rep.org or by phone at 800-235-8687 ext. 1180. LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

Please note: Teens may take adult classes with permission from the instructor. Teens wishing to enroll in an adult class should contact Caroline Self, 706-613-3623, ext. 225.

Teen Cartoon Illustrator’s Club

Informal gathering of teens, who like to draw Anime and cartoons of all kinds, meets twice each month. The meetings usually are a discussion of recent drawings and characters led by cartoonist artist Robert Brown. AGES: 12 & older 2014 MEETING DATES: Thursday, March 6 & 20; April 3 & 17; May 1 & 15; June 5 & 19; July 3 & 17; August 7 & 21; September 4 & 18; October 2 & 16; November 6 & 20 TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (No registration required) FEE: $5 for pizza and soft drink LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Spring Break Art Break

Spring break has never been more fun! We’ll explore our art studios and you will use your creativity to design, build, paint, sculpt or draw your own artwork after meeting a guest artist. AGES: 6 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, March 11 (Session I); Thursday, March 13 (Session II) TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FEE: $42 ACC resident plus $15 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $15 materials fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Art Time for 4 – 6 Year Olds

With books, the world and artists as our inspiration, we’ll explore art techniques, creativity, color and textures, gaining artistic skills. Be prepared to get messy and have fun! AGES: 4 - 6 PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22 (Session I); 6 Thursdays, March 20 – April 24 (Session II) TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. FEE: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee

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LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Leathercraft Fun

Learn the basics of working with leather. Tooling and stamping will be taught and student project possibilities include making bracelets, wrist bands, etc. INSTRUCTOR: Toni Carlucci & Susie Schmoll AGES: 7 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22 TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Nature’s Journal: Drawing

Each week students will draw by carefully observing various forms of nature. These sessions will develop ability to draw the contours and the lines, as well as the lights and darks. INSTRUCTOR: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: 6 Thursdays, March 20 – April 24 TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Land Art Workshop NEW!

This workshop will take you back to nature. Based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, children will create sculpture outside using natural materials. Limited of 12 INSTRUCTOR: Chris Taylor AGES: 8 & older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 5 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FEE: Free, but registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park (register at Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Land Art Workshop NEW!

This workshop will take you back to nature. Based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, children will create sculpture outside using natural materials. Limited of 12 INSTRUCTOR: Chris Taylor AGES: 8 & older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, May 3 6

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free, but registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park (register at Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 TIME: FEE:

ADULT CLASSES

Painting Workshop -The Drama of the Figure NEW!

Kevin Beilfuss, graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago and OPA Regional and National award recipient, comes to Athens for a four day figure workshop. Lighting, color, symbolism will be explored. Basic figure drawing skills required. In this workshop Kevin will emphasize a more intuitive way to look at drawing and painting. INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Beilfuss AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: Monday, March 3 thru Thursday, March 6 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $625 ACC resident; $675 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Jewelry/ Metalsmithing

Class will focus on jewelry and metals as an art form rather than a mode of production. We’ll use techniques such as piercing, soldering, stone setting, chasing, appliqué, and inlay. INSTRUCTOR: Courtney Pendergrast AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18 – April 22 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident plus $10 supply fee; $125 Non-resident plus $10 supply fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Course will explore linoleum block carving with an introduction to wood block carving. We’ll pull black and white and multi-color prints using hand methods and the press. Some supplies require purchase. INSTRUCTOR: Jessie Merriam AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident

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LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Painting with Charles

Whether you work in acrylic or oil, you’ll benefit from Charles’ individualized approach for the advanced beginner and intermediate painter. Students bring in their own subject matter or works in progress. INSTRUCTOR: Charles Warnock AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: 8 Tuesdays, March 18 – May 6 TIME: SESSION I: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.; SESSION II: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $111 ACC resident; $167 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Digital Photography for DSLR Cameras

Topics explored will include explanation and use of Light Metering and Exposure comp., Dept of Field and Focusing Modes and other Camera Functions, Exposure Triangle, composition, photo assignments for critique. INSTRUCTOR: Juan Alonso AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Watercolor Workshop - Painting Flowers: Loose, Fresh & Easy NEW!

Pat’s paintings have been in more than 70 juried shows and more than a dozen one-woman exhibits, including being the featured artist at the State of Georgia Botanical Garden and Callaway Gardens. Pat’s paintings hang in numerous private collections and she has taught in the Caribbean, France, and Italy, among many places. INSTRUCTOR: Pat Fiorello AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, March 20 Saturday, March 22 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $575 ACC resident; $625 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623


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This class will focus on jewelry and metals as a art from rather than a mode of production. Focus will be on techniques such as piercing, soldering,stone setting, chasing, applique, and inlay. Students will gain knowledge and confidence for creating their own original pieces of jewelry. INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Dawe AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: 6 Thursdays, March 20 – April 24 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident plus $10 supply fee; $125 Non-resident plus $10 supply fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Drawing

Topics include tonal values, perspective, shading, figure drawing, etc. Fundamentals such as gesture, contour as well as drawing in proportion and depicting the lights and darks will be practiced and developed. INSTRUCTOR: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: 6 Tuesdays, March 18-April 22 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Intermediate Drawing

Topics include the human figure, draping, movement, perspective, composition, and a deeper exploration of tonal values. Students should have a basic understanding of the principles of drawing or have taken the Introduction to Drawing class. INSTRUCTOR: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: 6 Thursdays, March 20 – April 24 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Black & White Photography

A hands-on introduction to the camera, film processing, and printing techniques.

Complete dark room facilities and chemicals provided; students required to purchase film and paper (please hold off on these purchases until after the first class). INSTRUCTOR: Chad Osburn AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: 6 Thursdays, March 20 – April 24 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Metalsmithing Workshop

Students will work with local artist Sylvia Dawe to create one of a kind metal jewelry and accessories. INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Dawe AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: 2 Wednesdays, April 9 & 16 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $42 ACC resident; $64 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Wednesday Painters

An informal group of adults who meet on Wednesdays each month to paint. No instruction or materials provided, bring own subject matter, paints, canvas, paper, etc. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing Wednesdays (exceptions include special LHAC programming) TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Friday Printmakers

This is an informal group of printmakers who meet on Friday mornings. No instruction or materials provided, bring own subject matter, printmaking tools, etc. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing Fridays (exceptions include special LHAC programming) TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

From Our House to Your House: Historical Treasures NEW!

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An up close and personal look into the art and historical treasures of the WareLyndon House, circa 1856. There will be an in depth tour of the Ware-Lyndon House, featuring the art and antiques, and a chance to bring in your own historical treasures for discussion. AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: 4 Thursdays, March 20-April 10 TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. FEE: $56 ACC resident; $84 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Charity Quilting Bee

If you love to quilt, join this friendly group of quilters who create quilts for local and overseas charities. Some quilting experience is necessary. The public is welcome and membership is not required. Registration not required. AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing on Wednesdays TIME: 9:30 a.m. -noon FEE: None LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

DANCE CLASSES KIDS & TEENS

East Athens Educational Dance Center Accelerated Dance Programs Criteria

For the highly motivated student who is inspired to excel in dance! Students are accepted into the accelerated programs by audition or recommendation of the EAEDC teaching staff. These programs offer intensive technical training to develop and strengthen posture, placement, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. The criteria for acceptance and retaining a position in an accelerated program are as follows: The student’s overall approach to dance needs to be one that exceeds expectations.

Program 1-Movement Discovery AGES:

6-9

Mondays and Thursdays, March 17 - May 8 TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m. PROGRAM DATES:

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FEE: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident RECITAL FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident; Plus $4 for costume use LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

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8-15

Mondays and Wednesdays, March 17 - May 7 TIME: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 FEE: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident RECITAL FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident; Plus $4 for costume use LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 PROGRAM DATES:

Non-resident RECITAL FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident; Plus $4 for costume use LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

GIFTED Performing Ensemble-Profile of a Dancer AGES:

10-15

Mondays and Thursdays, March 17 - May 8 PROGRAM DATES:

Lyndon House Artists Workshops

Program 3-Expressions in Dance AGES:

TIME: Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m. & Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. FEE: $23 for 8-week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8-week program for Non-resident RECITAL FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident; Plus $4 for costume use LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

10-15

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18 - May 8 TIME: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. FEE: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8-week program for

“The Drama of the Figure” with Kevin Beilfuss Monday-Thursday: March 3-6. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. “Painting Flowers: Loose, Fresh, and Easy” with Pat Fiorello Thursday-Saturday: March 20-22 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Registration required. Call 706-613-3623 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse for details.

Summer Camp 2014 Registration Dates Countdown to Summer Camp! The ACC Leisure Services Department offers the most diverse selection of camps in Northeast Georgia. Parents will have a wide range of camp opportunities to choose from including art, dance, environmental science, sports, theatre, and more. Teen programs are available, too. Save the date! Registration begins for Athens-Clarke County residents: Saturday, March 22: Gymnastics Camps Saturday, March 29: Memorial Park, Zoo Camp and Teens in Action Saturday, April 5: Sandy Creek Day Camp and Teen Camp, Tennis Camp, and Theatre Camp Saturday, April 12: Lyndon House Arts Center Art Camps, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings, and Parkview Camps Registration for non-residents begins the following Wednesday. Registration occurs where the camp is taking place unless otherwise indicated. Camp descriptions including dates, fees and registration times will be available online in February at www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps or call 706-613-3800.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 F O R A CC R E S I D E N T S

Super Spring Break Mini Camp

This week-long spring break camp has a super hero theme, including fun science experiments, costumes, fitness activities, games and healthy snacks. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Monday – Friday, March 10 – 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $40 ACC resident; $60 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

March Madness Spring Break Mini Camp Participate in recreational activities, arts & crafts, cooking, games, music and more. Registration required. AGES: 6 – 12 PROGRAM DATES: Monday – Friday, March 10 – 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $40 ACC resident; $60 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

DAY OFF SCHOOL PROGRAMS & MINI CAMPS

Day Off School Programs & Mini Camps Rocksprings Spring Break: Space is THE Spring Explorers “Treasure Hunt” Place Camp Explore the nature center in search of Join us for our Spring Break Space is the Place Spring break camp to launch our spring adventures! We will explore NASA history, build our own spacecraft, & our own telescope for star gazing. Registration is required by Friday, February 28 by calling 706-613-3602 AGES: 6 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $40 ACC resident; $60 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park , 706-613-3602

hidden treasures during spring break. Visit the nature center’s trading post and cash in your treasure. AGES: 4 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday, March 12 Friday, March 14 TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Nature Skills Mini-Camp

In this three day series, students will gain confidence in nature as they are learn Spring Break Tennis Mini Camp outdoor skills through guided practice One day mini camp with an introduction and hands-on experiences. Wednesday: to tennis. Games and prizes! Survival Basics; Thursday : Compass & AGES & TIMES: 5-7: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; 8-9: Maps; Friday: Camping in the Daylight 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.; 10-14: 11:00 a.m. AGES: Elementary School Students - noon PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday-Friday, March PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, March 11 12 – 14 FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident TIME: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991 FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

Congratulations!

The Georgia Recreation and Park Association has recognized the Athens- Clarke County Leisure Services Department with the “Agency Award” in the population category of 80,001 to 150,001. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and programs during the past year. This is the seventh time in the past nine years that the Department has been so honored. The award was presented at the group’s annual conference. Additionally, Athens Creative Theatre was recognized with the Therapeutic Innovative Program Award for “Monologues and More for the Cognitively Disabled” program. The Innovative Special Event award was presented to Lyndon House Arts Center for the “India Festival.” “Teen Top Chef” was recognized with the Innovative Camp award and the “Sandy Creek Nature Center Expansion Dedication Invitation” was selected for a Publication Award. The Lay Park After School Program’s Volunteer Mentors received the GRPA District 7 “Volunteer Award” for their many years of service.

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Fitness & Wellness KIDS AND TEENS

Yoga Sprouts

At Yoga Spouts, we use fun, playful yoga poses and breathing exercises which give children a feeling of well-being. The benefits of yoga can be seen in all areas of a child’s life- creatively, physically, socially, and academically. Join us to learn more about it! Pre-registration required by calling 706-613-3580. AGES: 3-6 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, March 18 – May 6 TIME: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. FEE: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non- resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580.

Pickleball Kids Clinic

Learn basic rules, and other fundamentals about this exciting game. Pickleball is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It’s played on a badminton-sized court, using a wooden racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. Equipment is available. Registration required. AGES: 8 – 17 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, March 18, April 15, and May 13 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident per session LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Pickleball P.E. for Homeschoolers

Add this exciting game as a Physical Education activity to your homeschool curriculum. Learn basic rules and strategy while having a great time! Equipment is available. Registration required. AGES: 8 – 17 PROGRAM DATE: Fridays, March 7– May 9 TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $18 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

ADULTS

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 & older PROGRAM DATES: Daily TIME: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sundays, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 & older PROGRAM DATE: Daily TIME: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m., Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Sundays, 2:00 - 5:45 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

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Walking It Out

The more the merrier when it comes to motivating each other! Come on over to Lay Park to as we walk and exercise together. We will hit the Greenway trails, do some indoor cardio and exercise videos. We will tally our progress and prizes will be awarded for participation. AGES: 18 & older PROGRAM DATES: Fridays, March 7 – May 16 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Adult Pickleball League

This exciting game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a badminton-sized court, using a wooden racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. This is a learn as you play league so lessons or previous playing experience are not required to join in the fun, so sign up today! 5 on 5 Adult Basketball AGES: 18 & older Full court basketball with running clock PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays AGES: 17 & older TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, and Wednesdays FEE: Free TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 FEE: $1 ACC resident; $1.50 Non resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, ACTIVE ADULTS 706-613–3593

Adult Pick-up Basketball

This program consists of supervised and timed pick–up basketball games. AGES: 18 years and older PROGRAM DATES: March – May TIME: Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.; Thursdays 9:00 am – 2:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Exercise Class

This is a class of basic exercise and weight control. AGES: 15 & older

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Senior Pickleball League

This exciting game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a badminton-sized court, using a wooden racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. This is a learn as you play league so lessons or previous playing experience are not required to join in the fun, so sign up today! AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATES: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, March – May 16


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Wednesdays Walkers

Let’s get active, healthy and fit while having fun along the way our Wednesday Walkers club! We welcome everyone to join us for our new group that allows each individual to work on personal fitness, health, nutrition and more! Participants will be eligible for our fitness challenge this month! AGES: 50 & older PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing in May, beginning May 7 TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: Per month: $2 ACC resident; $3 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

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TIME: Mondays noon– 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – noon FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

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Friday Night Paddles Spend a quiet evening paddling around beautiful Lake Chapman. Participants may use a boat provided by Sandy Creek Park or bring their own (canoes and kayaks, only) Friday, May 2 Friday, May 16 AGES: 12 and older

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Payment is due at time of registration. Call 706-613-3631 to register. www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreekpark

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Gone Fishin’... Call it a day and go fishing with the ACC Leisure Services Department! Leisure Services offers has several options for those who love to cast a reel. Fishing is permitted along the Greenway, in the Memorial Park Lake, and at Sandy Creek Park’s Lake Chapman. Memorial Park’s lake holds bream and catfish, and Lake Chapman holds Large-mouth bass, channel catfish, bullhead catfish, crappie, and bream. All Georgia fishing regulations must be observed. A current Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fishing License is required to fish on Leisure Services property. Sport fishing is permitted only (pole and line). No baskets, trot lines, or trapping are allowed. For more information about fishing opportunities with Leisure Services visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/fishing

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General Recreation ALL AGES

Zoo Parties

Have your birthday at Bear Hollow and enjoy a walking zoo tour with a complementary animal presentation. Two packages available – deluxe includes a specialty cake in the shape of an animal. Call 706-613-3580 for reservations. AGES: All PROGRAM DATES: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m. or Sundays 2:005:00 p.m. FEE: $75 for the Basic Package; $125 for Deluxe Package. LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

Zoo Open Exhibit Hall Saturdays

Explore Bear Hollow’s exhibit hall and visit some of the animals used in programs including snakes, lizards, tortoises, and invertebrates. AGES: All PROGRAM DATES: Saturday and Sunday afternoons TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park , 706-613-3616

Community Resource Center (Part of the Athens Regional Library System)

Daily programs include group reading and one-on-one sessions, games, computer access, and more. AGES: 6 - 17 PROGRAM DATE: Monday - Thursday TIME: East Athens Community Center: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Lay Park: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION; East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593 & Lay Park, 706-613-3667

Memorial Park Dog Obedience

Dog obedience training at its best for both the canines and their human owners! Pre-registration required. Call 706-613-3580 to register. Visit www. k9insight.biz for more information. AGES: 18 & older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

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Tuesday evenings for 7 weekly sessions. Start date TBD. TIMES: Puppy class (puppies 5 months and younger) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.; Basic (5 months and older) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. and 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Advanced Obedience 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. FEE: $100 ACC resident; $120 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580 PROGRAM DATES:

Contra Dances

Learn the folk art of Contra Dance with the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Dances held in the Recreation Hall and feature a caller and live band. Lesson for beginners before each dance. AGES: For all ages (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Third Saturday of the month – upcoming dances are March 15, April 19, & May 17 TIME: 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. FEE: $8 per person (No charge for those younger than 18) LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

KIDS & TEENS

AEA – After School at East Athens

Homework help, computer lab time, arts & crafts, games, and gym time with the University of Georgia’s “ Whatever It Takes Organization” and center staff. AGES: 6 – 13 PROGRAM DATES: Monday - Thursday, through April 24 (off March 10 - 14) TIME: 3:00 – 5:25 p.m. FEE: $1 per day, ACC resident; $1.50 per day, Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

T. Lay After School Program

Get one-on-one homework help from University of Georgia student mentors. Participate in group activities, games, arts & crafts, and more. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 6 – 17 PROGRAM DATES: Monday – Friday, March – May 16 (Excluding Spring Break)

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3:30 – 5:30 p.m. $1 per day ACC resident; $2 per day Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 TIME: FEE:

After School with “Whatever It Takes”

In our second year partnering with the volunteer organization, Whatever It Takes, after school students receive individualized tutoring with area college students, CRCT preparation skills, receive daily snacks and complete curriculum including science, math, arts & crafts, etc. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing during school year TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per week or $1 per day LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Homework Helpers & After School program

Need help with homework? Join us for our specialized after-school homework helpers. After homework, enjoy our wellness time, outside sports, Wii Wednesday’s and various craft & game adventures. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing during school year TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per week or $1 per day LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3602

Arts & Crafts

This after school program consists of teaching arts and crafts and allows children to create their own artwork. AGES: 6 – 15 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Play & Grow with Me

This fun-filled Parent/Adult/ child workshop will have a special theme for each month and will include games, crafts, music and a special snack. Upcoming themes include Santa’s workshop, Blizzard Blasters, Valentine Sweetness


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Hats Off To Reading NEW!

Reading it where it’s “Hat”. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and celebrate reading! Participants will engage in activities, reading and sharing their favorite stories. Registration is required. AGES: 6 – 12 PROGRAM DATES: Monday, March 3 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION; Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Classic City Majorettes

This year we will all be Kings and Queens as we make our own gorgeous crowns, adorn our beads and feast on King Cake! Registration is required by Friday, February 28 by calling 706-613-3602. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, March 4 TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $2 ACC resident; $3 Non resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Girl Scouts & Brownies

Allowing young women the opportunity to be part of an organization that has been around for years, learn new skills and take field trips to local venues. AGES: 6 – 15 PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION; East Athens Community Center, 706-613–3593

Come Twirl with the Best – Classic City Majorettes! We offer instruction in dance-twirling, strutting, marching tech- Youth Tennis niques and more! (Batons and uniforms Program that will teach kids the fundaare extra and will be ordered at the first mentals of tennis. class.) AGES: 12 & younger AGES: 5 & older PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays PROGRAM DATES: TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. SPRING SESSION: Tuesday, March 4 – May 13 FEE: Free TIME: 5:45-6:45 p.m. – Beginner students LOCATION; East Athens Community Center, (ages 5 & older) and previous students 706-613-3593 (ages 5-8): 6:45-7:45 p.m. – Previous Tots & Tales NEW! students ages 9 and older Tots and Tales will channel our imaginaLOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 tion by engaging in literature and allowFEE: $65 ACC resident per session; $80 ing our creativity to run wild! Each class Non-resident per session will listen to the reading of a popular CONTACT: Melanie Baer: 706-207-5890, story book followed by a creation craft mcbdawg5@gmail.com based on the book. Please register. Fat Filled Fat Tuesday Fun! AGES: 2 - 5 Join us for our annual Fat Tuesday PROGRAM DATE: Third Thursday of each Celebration, celebrating Mardi Gras with month, starting March 20 King Cake, craft making, dance party TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. lying contest, & have our annual Mardi FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non resident per Gras Tree! class AGES: 6 - 13 LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, March 4 Fun Fridays with Mr. Kelly TIME: 4:00 p.m. Join Mr. Kelly for Wii fitness games, FEE: Free computer lab time and movies. LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, AGES: 6 - 14 706-613-3602 PROGRAM DATES: Fridays, March 7-April 25 Mardi Gras Block Party TIME: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, our annual FEE: $1 per trip, ACC resident; $1.50 per Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Block Party. trip, Non resident

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& Masquerade Party. Please register prior to the first Monday of the month. AGES: 2 - 5 y PROGRAM DATE: First Monday of each month TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: $3 per class LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

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LOCATION; East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Luck Of The Irish NEW!

We will explore the history of St. Patrick’s Day, superstitions and celebrations of the day. Wear green so you don’t get pinched. Registration is required. AGES: 6 – 12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 17 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION; Lay Park, 706-613-3596

It’s For the Birds NEW!

Let’s celebrate springtime and help the birds while we’re at it. Kids will build their very own bird houses and learn how to attract some new, feathered neighbors! Registration is required by Friday, March 21. Space is limited. AGES: 8 – 12 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, March 25 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

World Health Day! NEW!

World Health Day is April 7! We will celebrate by making our own 1st aid kits for kids, discuss bike safety and play some adventurous health & wellness games. AGES: 6 - 13 years PROGRAM DATE: Monday, April 7 TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $2 per child, LOCATION: Parkview Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Earth Day Adventures of the Planet Savers! NEW!

April 22 is Earth Day & we will all become Planet Saving Super Heroes! We will learn fantastic home strategies and set up some great community center strategies for recycling and preserving our Earth! AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, April 22 TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. FEE: Free TIME: Rocksprings Park & Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3602

Youth Career Day NEW!

How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow

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up?” Have you wondered how people get into the jobs they have? Join us for a “career fair” and talk to professionals in different fields. Registration is required. AGES: 6 – 12 grade PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, April 23 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: Free TIME: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Music and Me NEW!

Children will be given a taste of the wonderful world of music. We will listen and move to music and make instruments to take home. Registration is required. AGES: Pre-School (2 – 3) PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, April 24 TIME: 10:00 a.m. FEE: $3 ACC Resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Flower Power

April showers bring May flowers! Kids will have fun planting flower seeds in flower pots that they get to decorate and take home to enjoy. Registration is required by Monday, April 21. Space is limited. AGES: 8 – 12 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, April 24 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Summer Job Prep NEW!

Get ready for Summer by learning what it takes to get a summer job. We’ll discuss employment resources, the application process, proper etiquette and attire and more. Registration is required by Friday, April 25. AGES: 15 – 17 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, April 29 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo NEW!

Enjoy Mexican-inspired arts & crafts activities, sample authentic Mexican food and more! Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 6th – 8th grade PROGRAM DATE: Monday, May 5 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 14

Manners, Manners Everywhere! NEW!

Practice how to meet each other in social situations, give and receive gifts, neatly eat birthday cake and prepare thank you notes. Learn how to set a table for dinner and other etiquette examples. Registration is required. AGES: 8 – 12 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, May 8 TIME: 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

into a gift for someone special or to keep for yourself. Each of our three classes will have two crafts to choose from & you will leave with a completed project! This class will specialize in utilizing wooden pallets (which we will provide) for our projects. Registration is required by Friday, February 28. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, March 6 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am FEE: $10 ACC resident; $14 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Making Memories with Mom NEW!

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This Special Mother’s Day class will be a fantastic parent-child class including story time, a Mom & Me Craft and a photo to celebrate Mother’s Day. AGES: 2 - 5 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, May 8 TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non resident per class LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Bike Rodeo NEW! Bicycle safety is important for all people especially children. With summer approaching kids will be out on their bikes more. Join us for obstacle courses, and bike safety workshops. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 14. AGES: Kindergarten – 8th grade PROGRAM DATE: Sunday, May 18 TIME: 2:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 4H Fridays!

We are expanding our nutrition program to teach cooking skills, discuss food safety, prepare healthy snacks, focus on weight management and prepare for participation in Clarke County’s Project Achievement in 4H. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing during school year TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per week/$1 per day LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

ADULTS

Pinterest Pals NEW!

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Learn basic information regarding listing your items, responding to interested buyers, & setting safety precautions necessary to get you on your way! Registration is required by Tuesday, February 25. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Friday, March 21 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

What’s It Worth Wednesday? NEW!

Join us for this class of exploration to find the origin and estimate the value of those antiques or family heirlooms. We will learn how to utilize computer resources to find the value of our items. Registration is required by Monday, March 17. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, March 26 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $2 ACC resident; $4 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Buying and Selling on eBay

This class will teach you basic information regarding listing your items, marketing strategies, payment options, responding to interested buyers, & setting safety precautions necessary to get you on your way! Registration is required by Monday, March 31. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, April 3 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602


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ACTIVE ADULTS

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Everyone should know the basic principles for saving a life. Our CPR/First Aid course will teach you the essential components of becoming a well-trained first responder. Registration is required by Monday, March 10. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, April 8 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $50 ACC resident; $55 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Senior Picnic

BINGO is BACK!

This program will give the seniors a chance to play Bingo for fun prizes AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATES: 4th Tuesday of the month TIME: 10:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Non resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Let’s enjoy the 2013 by getting back in our BINGO groove. We will have great prizes, wonderful snacks and as always enjoy our friendly competition. Registration is required by Thursday, May 1 by calling 706-613-3602. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: Every third Tuesday of the month TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Non-resident LOCATION; Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Backyard Birding for Beginners NEW!

We will discuss strategies for beginning to build a successful backyard bird habitat to encourage a variety of species. We will include one special project to take home to begin! Registration is required by Tuesday, April 22. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, April 29 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $7 Non resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Tai Chi

Improve your flexibility, increase stamina; balance and coordination by joining our Tai Chi Thursdays. Please call for registration, you may begin this class at any time. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

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CPR & First Aid Class

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May is Senior Citizens month, so we will provide a fun day with lots of activities. AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, May 13 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: $1.00 LOCATION; East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

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Gourmet Cooking Class NEW!

This class will highlight nutritional recipes taught by our professional community chef. Our chef will provide us information about how to grocery selection, recommended spices and will end with a special tasting for our participants. Registration is required by Friday, April 22. AGES: 50 & older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, May 13 TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $7 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

ACTIVE ADULTS - TRIPS

The 9th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival

Let’s get groovy at the 9th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival at The Atlanta Civic Center. Registration will include transportation, parking and a ticket to the event that will highlight our Southern Blues foundation. Registration required by Friday, February 14. AGES: 50 & older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 2 TIME: TBD FEE: $65 ACC resident; $70 Non resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates fun, family and tradition with live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, and much more. Lunch is on your own at Golden Corral. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 19. AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 22 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Tubman African-American Museum

The Tubman African American Museum is the Southeast’s largest museum dedicated to the Art, History and Culture of African Americans. Take a journey from Africa to America! Lunch is on your own at Ole Times Country Buffet. Registration is required by Friday, April 4. AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, April 9 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: $16 ACC resident; $24 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Trip to The Atlanta Botanical Gardens NEW!

We will kick start May is Older Americans Month with a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens & lunch at a great Atlanta hot spot. Each participant will receive a free pedometer to measure his/her walking for a month. At the end of May we will tally our fitness points, including our pedometer steps for a fantastic wellness prize. Registration is required by Wednesday, April 16 AGES: 50 & older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, May 2 TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FEE: $22 ACC resident; $28 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

The King Center NEW!

We will visit this National Historic Site that pays tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lunch is on your own at Golden Corral. Registration is required by Friday, May 9. AGES: 55 & older PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, May 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

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NATURE/SCIENCE EDUCATION

Nature/Science Education ALL AGES

Guided Trail Hikes

Join staff of SCNC, Inc. and naturalists from our community for a guided walk on the trails at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Discover the beauty and variety Sandy Creek has to offer. Then join us inside the Education & Visitor Center for coffee and a tour of the exhibit hall. AGES: For all ages (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays; March 5, April 2, May 7 TIME: 9:00 am FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Critter Tales

Listen to a story about nature and then we’ll bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity. A different tale is read each month. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, March 8; April 12; May 10 TIME: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Journey through the Stars for Families

Join us for our planetarium program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond. Each theme will explore a different aspect of astronomy. AGES: Families (children 4 years and older, please) PROGRAM DATES & TIMES:

Saturday, March 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, March 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: “Is Anybody Out There?” Saturday, April 19, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: “Storybook Sky” Saturday, May 10, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. & Wednesday, May 21, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: “Celebrate Astronomy Day” FEE: $7 ACC resident family; $10 Nonresident family (Pre-registration is required) 16

LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Naturalist’s Walk

Join us for a walk around the property to see what’s changing and getting ready for spring! Bring your camera and/or binoculars. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATES: Saturdays, March 15; April 19; May 17 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other nature objects in our collection. AGES: All ages (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, March 15; April 19; May 17 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Free TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Family Program “Froggie Spring Fling”

Join nature center staff for an evening of amphibian hunting. We’ll learn about the amphibians we can find here, then search the nature center property for newts, salamanders, and frogs. AGES: For Families (children 4 years and up, please!) PROGRAM DATE: Friday, April 11 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. FEE: $7 ACC resident family, $10 Nonresident family (Pre-registration is required) TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-6133615 x 0

Family Fishing

Come out and enjoy fun family fishing in our hidden Claypit Pond. We provide bait, cane poles and fishing tips. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Friday, April 25 $7 ACC family; $10 Non-resident family (Pre-registration is required) TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0 PROGRAM DATE: FEE:

Open House “Save the Frogs Day”

Learn all about frogs and toads on this day dedicated to them. Our very own Sandy the Frog will make an appearance along with frogs and toads from our area. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 26 TIME: 10:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Free TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Garden Tea Party for Mom

Show mom your appreciation by having a tea party in our garden. We’ll create decorations that mom can take home and make a few appetizers and drinks using local foods. Wear your garden party best! AGES: Children (4 years - adults) with their moms PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, May 10 TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $7 ACC family; $10 Non-resident family TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

KIDS AND TEENS

Knee-High Naturalists

Explore nature with your child. This program includes age-appropriate nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes and crafts. AGES: 3 - 5 years old, with adult. PROGRAM DATE: Alternating Wednesdays, March 5 - May 28 TIME: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. FEE: Please pre-register. $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0


S P R I N G R E G I S T R AT I O N B E G I N S

Each month, home school students and parents are invited to explore interactive learning stations, a lesson, and a guided hike. Theme changes each month. Sign up for one or all three programs. AGES: 5 - 9 with parents PROGRAM DATE: Fridays, March 21; April 18; May 16 TIME: 10:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Please pre-register. $4 per student ACC resident; $6 per student Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center 706-6133615 x 0

Home School Science – Older Students

Each month, home school students are invited to explore interactive learning stations, a lesson and a guided hike. Theme changes each month. Sign up for one or all three programs. AGES: 10 - 18 PROGRAM DATES: Fridays, March 28; April 25; May 23 TIME: 10:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Please pre-register. $4 per student ACC resident; $6 per student Non-resident. TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-6133615 x 0

Brownie Girl Scout “Bugs”

Discover the world of insects during an afternoon dedicated to them. Learn what an insect is, create your own insect and go on a hike to search for our many-legged friends. Brownies “Bugs” Badge included. AGES: Brownies PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 29 TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. FEE: $4 ACC Girl Scout; $5 Non-resident Girl Scout TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-6133615 x 0

Babies & Beasties Series

Join us for a class structured for toddlers and their parents to learn about the world around them through hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Please pre-register. AGES: 18 months to 2 years, with accompanying adult. PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 TIME: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. FEE: $12 ACC resident; $18 Non-resident TIME: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-6133615 x 0

Naturalist Assistant Program (NAP) Training

For teens that are interested in all aspects of working at a nature center, from learning about animals to teaching our visitors, especially kids, about nature. We are looking for a few new members to add to this program. Please pre-register by May 27 calling Michelle at 706-613-3615 x 229. AGES: 13-18 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, May 30 TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615

ADULTS AND TEENS

Project WET

Are you a scout leader, school teacher or homeschool parent looking for new ideas to teach about water? Acquire ideas for incorporating water into your math, science and language art lessons. Teachers can earn 1 PLU. Contact Kate Mowbray to learn more. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 1 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $25-includes Project WET guide book (Pre-registration required) LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 231

Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

Join the local Audubon Society for our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month. For more info, go to www.oconeeriversaudubon.org. AGES: 13 – Adults PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays, March 6; April 3, May 1 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 x 0

AGES:

NATURE /SCIENCE EDUCATION

Home School Science – Younger Students

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 F O R A CC R E S I D E N T S

Adults

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES:

Saturday, March 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: “Is Anybody Out There?” Friday, May 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.. “Astronomy VS. Astrology” FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 0

Natural Creations NEW! Become an artist inspired by nature during this new event combining art and nature. Sign up for two mini-workshops of your choice. Each workshop will be 1.5-2 hours. Details about the workshops will be posted at www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter. Pre-registration required. AGES: 12 & older DATE: Saturday, March 22 TIME: 1:00-5:00 p.m. FEE: $18 ACC resident; $25 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615 Adopt-a-Stream Volunteer Training Workshops

Want to learn how to check the health of your local stream or river? Interested in adopting a waterway near you? Then join us for the chemical and biological workshops. AGES: 13 - Adults PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 29 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free (Pre-registration required) LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 x 231

Journey through the Stars for Adults

In the Sky Center, we’ll journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond. Each theme will explore different facets of astronomy as we delve deeper into our astronomical knowledge. Pre-registration required by calling 706-613-3615 x 0 .

Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, February 5

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SPECIAL EVENTS/HOLIDAY EVENTS

Special Events/Holiday Events ALL AGES

The Bears’ Birthday

You’re invited to a birthday party for the bears! Join us to watch the bears unwrap their presents and enjoy their cake. Sign the Bears’ birthday card, enjoy crafts and some special birthday treats (while supplies last)! AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 1 TIME: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bears’ Cake and presents delivered at 2:30 p.m., don’t miss it! FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

St. Patrick’s Day Snake Celebration

St. Patrick supposedly drove all the snakes from Ireland, so we will talk about all things ‘snake’ this afternoon! Come join us while we learn facts about snake species, bust a few myths, and encounter some live snakes too. Don’t forget to wear your green! AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 15 TIME: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616

River Rendezvous

Sandy Creek Nature Center and the Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN) will host River Rendezvous. This event gives a snap shot of the health of the waterways in our area. After a brief orientation complete with light breakfast and coffee, volunteers will go to various stream sites to collect samples. No experience needed, just dress to get wet and dirty. Children’s activities will be ongoing from 10:00 am-1:00 p.m. to help them understand the importance of keeping our water clean. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE : Saturday, April 12 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 18

Mr. Bunny Easter Egg Adventures

We will hop start with our Easter craft time followed by our annual egg hunt. Bring your cameras for photos with Mr. Bunny. Prizes will be awarded for prize eggs in age categories. Easter Egg hunt will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. arts & crafts at 10:00 a.m. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 19 TIME: 10:00. - 10:45 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Breakfast with the Bunny!

Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast, and enjoy crafts & activities for children as well as your chance to talk to the Bunny himself! (Photo included). Registration closes April 16. AGES: For families, children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 19 TIMES: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. OR 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $12 Non resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

Earth Day Celebration

Join us for an afternoon of appreciating our wild neighbors! Come to the zoo to learn about ways we can peacefully share space with these awesome animals. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, April 22 TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

Memorial Day in Memorial Park

Join us for crafts, face painting, inflatables, and fun for the whole family. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Monday, May 26 TIME: Noon- 3:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

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KIDS & TEENS

St. Paddy Leprechaun

Join us for a day of St. Patrick’s Day activities. We’ll make green cookies, craft activities and search for hidden leprechauns throughout the center. AGES: 6-12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 17 TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. FEE: $2 ACC resident; $3 Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

Easter Egg Hunt

A traditional egg hunt with prizes. AGES: K – 5 grades PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 19 TIME: 10:00 a.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $4.50 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Easter Egg–Stravaganza

Join us for a fun-filled Easter Celebration! Compete for prizes in a variety of activities, and of course, hunt for elusive Easter eggs! AGES: 6 – 10 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 19 TIME: 11:30 am FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

ADULTS

Blindfolded Easter Egg Hunt!

Why should the kids have all the fun? Two-person teams compete for prizes by hunting for Easter eggs! Sounds easy right…well, there’s a twist…the person searching must be blindfolded and verbally guided by a teammate! AGES: 18 years and older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 19 TIME: Noon FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596


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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 F O R A CC R E S I D E N T S

SPORTS- KIDS & TEENS

Youth Soccer

We are proud to offer a fun, recreational league designed for players to learn fundamental soccer skills. Come be a part of Peace, Love and Soccer! Team tee shirt will be provided. AGES: 4 - 12 AGE CONTROL DATE: March 1, 2014 *Child must be 4 years old prior to March 1, 2014 to register PROGRAM DATES: Monday, February 24 - Saturday, May 3 no games or practice the week of March 10th PRACTICES:

U6 Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.. U8 Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. U10 Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. U13 Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All practices will be one hour, except for U6 which will be 45 minutes. GAME DAYS: Beginning Saturday, March 22 GAME TIMES: Beginning Saturday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. GAME LOCATION: Southeast Clarke Park FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident

U6 Youth Soccer at Bishop Park NEW!

We are proud to offer a U6 league of our recreational soccer program on the westside of town for the very first time! Come be a part of Peace, Love and Soccer! Team tee shirt will be provided. AGES: 4 - 5 AGE CONTROL DATE: March 1, 2014 *Child must be 4 years old prior to March 1, 2014 to register PROGRAM DATES: March 3 – April 30, 2014, no games or practice the week of March 10 PRACTICES:

U6 Mondays at 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. GAME DAYS: Wednesdays GAME TIMES: Beginning March 19 at 5:30 p.m.. GAME LOCATION: Bishop Park FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident

SPORTS

Sports Sportstime

A fun class that introduces children to basic rules and skills of popular sports. We will cover one sport a week including soccer, football, basketball, golf, kickball, lacrosse and tee ball. Participants must bring a water bottle, and wear tennis shoes. AGES: 3 - 4 AGE CONTROL DATE: Child must be 3 years old prior to January 1, 2014. PROGRAM DATES: Monday classes will meet March 17 - April 21. Tuesday classes will meet March 18 - April 22 TIME: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Mondays at Bishop Park, Tuesdays at Southeast Clarke Park. Participants may register for the Monday class OR the Tuesday class, not both

TENNIS - KIDS & TEENS ACC TENNIS CENTER

Swingers

Using the USTA Quickstart Program, games are used to teach students balance, throwing, and hand eye coordination. The emphasis is on keeping it fun! A smaller net, shorter racquets and larger balls are used on a 36’ court. Jr racquets are available. AGES: 5-7 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, SESSION I – March 4-April 8; SESSION II – April 15-May 20 TIME: 3:30-4:15 p.m. FEE: SESSION I-1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident; SESSION II- 1 day-$60 ACC resident; $90 Nonresident 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

Smashers

Beginner and Intermediate Designed for juniors seeking to learn proper grips and technique in a fun and positive environment. Forehand,

backhand, serve, and volley will be introduced. Junior racquets will be available. AGES: 8-9 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session I - March 4-April 8; Session II – April 15-May 20 TIME: 4:30-5:30 p.m. FEE: SESSION I - 1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident; SESSION II- 1 day-$60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident: 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

Rising Stars

Designed for juniors with some experience to further improve their techniques and introduction to match play. AGES: 10-14 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, SESSION I - March 4-April 8; SESSION II – April 15-May 20 TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m. FEE: SESSION I - 1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non resident; 2 days- $115 ACC residents, $173 Non-resident SESSION II - 1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days- $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

TENNIS: HOMESCHOOL

Swingers

Using the USTA Quickstart Program, games are used to teach students balance, throwing, and hand eye coordination. The emphasis is on keeping it fun! A smaller net, shorter racquets and larger balls are used on a 36’ court. Jr racquets are available. AGES: 5-7 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, SESSION I - March 4-April 8; SESSION II – April 15-May 20 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m.. FEE: SESSION I - $60 ACC resident; $90 Non resident; SESSION II - $60 ACC resident;

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SPORTS

$90 Non resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

Non-resident: 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3991

Smashers

Smashers

Beginner and intermediate. Designed for juniors seeking to learn proper grips and technique in a fun and positive environment. Forehand, backhand, serve, and volley will be introduced. Junior racquets will be available. AGES: 8-9 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, SESSION I - March 4-April 8; SESSION II – April 15-May 20 TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. FEE: SESSION I - $60 ACC resident; $90 Non resident; SESSION II - $60 ACC resident; $90 Non resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

Rising Stars

Designed for juniors with some experience to further improve their techniques and introduction to match play. AGES: 10-14 PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays, SESSION I - March 6-April 10; SESSION II – April 17-May 22 TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. FEE: SESSION I - $60 ACC resident; $90 Non resident; SESSION II - $60 ACC resident; $75 Non resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

TENNIS: KIDS & TEENS BISHOP PARK

Swingers

Using the USTA Quickstart Program, games are used to teach students balance, throwing, and hand eye coordination. The emphasis is on keeping it fun! A smaller net, shorter racquets, and larger balls are used on a 36’ court. Jr racquets are available. AGES: 5-7 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays and Fridays, SESSION I – March 3-April 7; SESSION II – April 14-May 19 TIME: 3:30-4:15 p.m. FEE: SESSION I -1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident; SESSION II - 1 day-$60 ACC resident; $90 20

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Beginner and intermediate. Designed for juniors seeking to learn proper grips and technique in a fun and positive environment. Forehand, backhand, serve, and volley will be introduced. Junior racquets will be available. AGES: 8-9 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays and Fridays, SESSION I – March 3-April 7; SESSION II – April 14-May 19 TIME: 4:30-5:30 p.m. FEE: SESSION I-1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident; SESSION II- 1 day-$60 ACC resident; $90 Nonresident; 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3991

Rising Stars

Designed for juniors with some experience to further improve their techniques and introduction to match play. AGES: 10-14 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays and Fridays, SESSION I – March 3-April 7; SESSION II – April 14-May 19 TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m. FEE: SESSION I -1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident; SESSION II- 1 day-$60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident: 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3991

ADULTS: SPORTS

Spring Softball

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services adult spring softball program will begin soon. So gather your coworkers, friends and church members and join the ACC adult spring softball program. LEAGUE CATEGORIES: Men’s Church, Men’s Comm. /Civic, Men’s and Women’s Open, Family Church, and Coed Leagues. SEASON BEGINS: Monday, March 10

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Saturday, March 22, $500 (10 games) Family Church League $400 (8 games) GAME DAYS: Mondays-Thursdays RAINOUT DAY: Fridays (if needed) GAME TIMES: 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. MANAGERS MEETING: TBD FAMILY CHURCH LEAGUE: REGISTRATION FEE:

League games will be played on the following nights: COED: Monday nights at Bishop Park COMMERCIAL / CIVIC: Tuesday nights at Bishop Park OPEN: Wednesday nights at Southeast Park (possibly Tuesday nights at Bishop Park) CHURCH: Thursday nights at Bishop Park FAMILY CHURCH: Saturday mornings at East Athens Community Park CONTACT PERSON: Ben Nyquist 706-613-3589 or ben.nyquist@athensclarkecounty.com

TENNIS: ADULTS ACC TENNIS CENTER

Tennis 101

For the beginner who has never played tennis. Students will learn fundamentals of tennis, including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. AGES: 18 & older PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES:

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM, SESSION I – March 4-April 8; SESSION II – April 15-May 20 Thursdays 9-10 a.m., SESSION I – March 6-April 10: SESSION II – April 17-May 22 FEE: $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991

Tennis 201

Prerequesite, Tennis 101 or some playing knowledge required. Designed to further improve stroke techniques. Consistency, strategy, and movement on court will be covered. AGES: 18 & older PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES:

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m., SESSION I -– March 4-April 8; SESSION II - April 15-May 20 Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m., SESSION I – March 6-April 10: SESSION II – April 17-May 22 FEE: $70 ACC resident; $105Non-resident LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, 706-613-3991


W I N T E R R E G I S T R AT I O N B E G I N S

Tennis 101

Team Drills and Coaching

AGES: 18 & older For the beginner who has never played PROGRAM DATES: 1 ½ hours for 6 weeks per tennis. Students will learn fundamen- arrangement with Pro tals of tennis, including forehand, FEE: 1 pro - $475 per team backhand, serve, and volley. 2 pros - $650 per team AGES: 18 & older LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: 706-613-3991 Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m., SESSION I – March Men’s Saturday Drop In Tennis 3-April 7; SESSION II – April 14-May 19 No need to sign up, just show up! Fridays 9-10 a.m., SESSION I –March AGES: 18 & older 7-April 11; SESSION II – April 18-May 23 PROGRAM DATES: Starts March 8, ongoing. FEE: $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident TIME: 2:00- 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3991 FEE: $3 per person LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, Tennis 201 706-613-3991 Prerequisite, Tennis 101 or some playing knowledge required. Designed Sunday Afternoon Women’s 40+ League to further improve stroke techniques. Organized league with a schedule. Consistency, strategy, and movement Pre-registration required by Saturday, on court will be covered. February 22. Call or drop in to AGES: 18 & older register. PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: AGES: 18 & older Mondays 7:30-9:00 PM, SESSION I - March PROGRAM DATES: Starts March 9, ongoing 3-April 7; SESSION II – April 14-May 19 TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fridays 10-11:30 a.m., SESSION I – March FEE: $3 ACC resident per person; $### 7-April 11; SESSION II – April 18-May 23 Non-resident FEE: $70 ACC resident; $105 LOCATION: ACC Tennis Center, Non-resident 706-613-3991 LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3991

SPORTS

TENNIS : ADULTS BISHOP PARK

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 F O R A CC R E S I D E N T S

British Soccer Camp 2014 Coming this summer... “Challenger Soccer.” Players will receive high level soccer coaching from international coaches. Camp is offered July 7-11 at Southeast Clarke Park Look for details in February at www.athensclarkecounty. com/camps

Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, February 5

Game, Set, Happy Birthday! Plan your party! The new ACC Tennis Center offers youth tennis birthday parties for children ages 5 to 12. The celebration includes a one-hour session with the ball machine or tennis pro, then it’s off to our party room or patio for cake. Prices start at $50. Call 706-613-3991 to book your party. Learn more about the Tennis Birthday Parties, as well as other birthday party options, at www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays. For more information call 706-613-3991.

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ACC Leisure Services PARKS & FACILITIES

Parks & Facilities Ben Burton Park 616 Mitchell Bridge Road / 706-613-3801 Fishing, Grills, Picnic Tables Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive / 706-613-3589

BBQ Building, Gymnastics Center, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Meeting Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Paved Walking Trail, Picnic Area, Playground, Softball Fields, Multi-Use Field, Tennis Courts

Dudley Park 100 Dudley Park Drive / 706-613-3801 Fishing, Paved Walking Paths, Picnic Tables East Athens Community Center 400 McKinley Drive / 706-613-3593

Arts and Crafts Room, Computer Lab, Fitness Room, Full Service Kitchen, Game Room, Gymnasium, Multi-Purpose Field, Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Resource Library, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Tennis Courts

East Athens Community Park 200 Trail Creek Street / 706-208-0185

Bike Trail, Football/Soccer Fields, Nature Trail, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Softball Field, Splash Pad

East Athens Educational Dance Center 390 McKinley Drive / 706-613-3624

Dance Studios, Full Service Kitchen, Locker Rooms, Multi-Purpose Room, Performance Hall

Holland Youth Sports Complex 250 Vincent Drive / 706-613-3604

Baseball/Softball Fields, Concession Stands, Playground, Soccer Fields

Lay Park and Community Center 297 Hoyt Street / 706-613-3596

Baseball/Football Field, Computer Lab, Game Room, Fitness Room, Gymnasium, Full Service Kitchen, MultiPurpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Resource Library, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Tennis Court

Lyndon House Arts Center 293 Hoyt Street / 706-613-3623

Galleries, Studios, Catering Kitchen, Classrooms, Festival Grounds, Garden Terrace, Gift Shop, Historic House Museum, Library Resource Room

Memorial Park 293 Gran Ellen Drive / 706-613-3580

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Lake, Meeting Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool & Bathhouse, Walking Trail, 5-Acre Zoo

Morton Theatre 195 West Washington Street / 706-613-3770

500 Seat-Auditorium/Theatre, Concessions Area, Meeting Rooms

North Oconee River Greenway Office: 705 Sunset Drive / 706-613-3801

Approximately 7.5 Miles of Natural Surface and Paved Multi-Use Paths

Reese and Pope Park 375 Reese Street / 706-613-3801

Basketball Court, Picnic Shelter, Playground

Rocksprings Park 291 Henderson Extension / 706-613-3602

Athletic Field, Catering Kitchen, Community Center, Game Room, Picnic Shelter, Playground, MultiPurpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Pavilion, Playgrounds, Splash Pad, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

Sandy Creek Nature Center 205 Old Commerce Road / 706-613-3615

Education & Visitor Center, ADA Trail, Class Rooms, Gift Shop, Live Animal Exhibits, Log House, Nature Trails, Outdoor Classroom, Picnic Tables, Walker Hall Classroom, Wildlife Viewing Area

Sandy Creek Park 400 Bob Holman Road / 706-613-3631

260-Acre Lake, Basketball Courts, Beach, Boat Ramp, Disc Golf Course (22-Hole), Dog Parks (3 private; 1 public), Fishing Pier, Hiking Trails (3), Horse Trails, Multi-Purpose Room, Picnic Pavilion, Picnic Shelters (9), Playgrounds (2), Sand Volleyball Court, Tennis Courts

Satterfield Park 3028 Cherokee Road / 706-613-3871

Athletic Fields, Concession Stand, Playground, Tennis Courts

Southeast Clarke Park 4440 Lexington Road / 706-613-3871

Concession Stand, Dog Park, Multi Purpose Field, Nature Trail, Playground, Skate Park, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Tennis Courts, WOW Playground

Tennis Center 4460 Lexington Road / 706-613-3991 Meeting Room, Pavilion, Tennis Courts


SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 F O R A CC R E S I D E N T S S P R I N G / L AT E W I N T E R R E G I S T R AT I O N B E G I N S

FITNESS & WELLNESS

1 Administrative/Internal Services Offices The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Road 2 Bear Hollow Zoo 293 Gran Ellen Drive 3 Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive 4 Ben Burton Park 616 Mitchell Bridge Road 5 Dudley Park 100 Dudley Park Drive

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6 East Athens Community Center 400 Mckinley Drive

12 Memorial Park 293 Gran Ellen Drive

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23 Tennis Center 4460 Lexington Road

22 Southeast Clarke Park 4440 Lexington Road

21 Satterfield Park 3028 Cherokee Road

20 Sandy Creek Park 400 Bob Holman Road

19 Sandy Creek Nature Center 205 Old Commerce Road

18 Rocksprings Park 291 Henderson Ext.

17 Reese and Pope Park 395 Pope Street

16 Parkview Community Center Parkview Homes

15 North Oconee River Park MLK Parkway

14 North Oconee River Greenway 205 Old Commerce Road

13 Morton Theatre/Athens Creative 195 West Washington Street

10 Lay Park 297 Hoyt Street

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9 Holland Youth Sports Complex 250 Vincent Drive

8 East Athens Education Dance Center 390 Mckinley Drive

7 East Athens Community Park 200 Trail Creek Street

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Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs


ACC Leisure Services General Information

ADA Accessibility

ACC Leisure Services facilities are ADA accessible. If you have any questions or concerns in this area, call 706-613-3580.

Program Accommodation

ACC Leisure Services encourages and supports inclusion of individuals with special needs in all general programs. If you would like to participate and need accommodation, call 706-613-3580.

Upcoming Registration Dates: Spring 2014 Program Registration Begins: Saturday, February 1, 2014 (ACC residents)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (Non-residents)

Registration Fees:

Fees are due at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to “Athens-Clarke County.” All payments made using a credit card will be charged a $3 “convenience fee” to be added to the cost of services. There is not an additional fee charged for payments made with a debit card.

Refund Policy:

• If a class or program is canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other reason, ACC Leisure Services will issue a full refund to all registered individuals. • No refunds will be granted after the start of the program or class. Collected fees of less than $5 will not be refunded (unless the department cancels the program or class). • Refund requests must be received no less than seven (7) business days prior to the first day of class or program. • Refunds will be assessed a 25% administrative fee. • After the seven (7) day deadline, refunds will not be granted without a written medical excuse from a licensed physician.

Scholarships

Any Athens-Clarke County resident under the age of 18 is eligible for consideration for a scholarship. A list of required documents to determine scholarship eligibility is available by calling 706-613-3800 or at www.athensclarkecounty.com/scholarships Scholarships do not cover admission, entrance, field trips, rental fees, or adult programs. Parents must apply for a scholarship prior to the day of program registration. All scholarships expire June 30 and must be renewed.

Smoking Policy

Sec. 4-3-2. Smoking Prohibited in Athens-Clarke County Facilities. Smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed facilities of, including buildings owned, leased, operated by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County. Smoking shall be prohibited within the boundaries of any park, youth sports complex, or recreation area owned, leased, or operated by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, including any open area within such park, youth sports complex, or recreation area.

Rental Information:

Several ACC Leisure Services facilities offer rental opportunities. Visit the Rentals page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure or call 706-613-3800 for details.

ACC LEISURE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Administrative Office The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Road 706-613-3800 Scholarship Information 706-613-3800 www.athensclarkecounty.com/ scholarships

ACC Leisure Services Spring 2014 Program Guide  

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