Peanut Butter and Jelly Project

23 May

2016 PBJ Ways to get invloved

You can help feed hungry kids in Athens County this summer with a donation of peanut butter and jelly!

Athens County Children Services is running its 9th annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Project. This summer nutrition program provides PB&J to kids at Nelsonville, Trimble, Coolville, Amesville, The Plains, and Alexander Elementary schools. Donations of peanut butter and jelly can be dropped off at ACCS building 10. Cash donations are also welcome. For more information, please call 740-592-3061.

Participating community banks, who are holding Peanut Butter & Jelly Drives

Peoples Banks – All Athens County Locations

801 East State Street, Athens

1 North Court Street, Athens

70 North Plains Road, The Plains

951 East Canal Street, Nelsonville

Ohio University Credit Union- Athens Locations

90 South Shafer Street, Athens

944 East State Street, Athens

Atomic Credit Union – 223 Columbus Road, Athens

Century National Bank – 898 East State Street, Athens

Nelsonville Home and Savings Bank 9 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville

The Community Bank – All Athens County Locations

873 Chestnut Street, Nelsonville

88 High Street, Glouster

25 State Street, Amesville

Chase Bank – Athens Locations

420 Richland Avenue, Athens

2 South Court Street, Athens

920 East State Street, Athens

2016 PB&J Project Distribution Locations:

Starting Thursday, June 9 – July 29, distribution will be every THURSDAY at the following locations:

Alexander Elementary – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Plains Elementary – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Amesville Elementary – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Coolville Public Library – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nelsonville Park – By the City Pool – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Trimble Elementary – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Athens County Children Services

10 Stonybrook Drive
Athens, OH 45701
Accepting donations of peanut butter, jelly, and monetary gifts to help with bread purchases.

Call 740-592-3061 to find out how you can get involved!

May 22 – Putt People First Season Opens

20 May

Sunday, May 22, 2016 is the opening day for the 2016 season at Putt People First! miniature golf located on Athens City South Side Part Miniature Golf Course. Opening day will be free from 12 noon-3 pm. After that the rates will be: $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 12. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 4:00 pm-Sunset; Saturday – Sunday 12 noon-Sunset. For more information, call  740-593-3905.


May 21 – Free Sports Physical Clinic

18 May

Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 am-11:00 am                    Castrop Center, First Floor

Physicians from Athens Medical Associates, University Medical Associates and other OhioHealth medical providers will help get student athletes ready to play. Sports physicals are free for middle school and high school students throughout southeast Ohio. Filling out the pre-evaluation forms ahead is recommended. For more information, call 740-566-4720.


May 21 – Recycling and Shred Event

18 May


Athens County Recycling and Recycling Shred Day

Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 am-12:00 noon           Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District

Athens County Recycling Center, 9009 Sand Ridge Rd off St Rt 13 North, Chauncey

Shredding services by IDS. Four box limit per vehicle. Remove all metal items such as hanging folder and binding clips. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed.

Some recycling items will be accepted with a fee to help cover the handling and disposal cost. For more information, call 740-753-6885 or visit

May 20 – Health Care Professionals Training

18 May

A Coordinated Community Response:

Family Violence Screening Training for Health Care Professionals

OhioHealth O’Bleness and AHEC/CHEAO are providing two sessions of the same program:

Friday, May 20, 2016 11:00 am-1:00 pm


Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Lower Level Conference Room 10

For more information, contact Donita Warren at 740-592-9352 or

Domestic Violence Program 2016 May

May 19 – Senior Safety Day

16 May

Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Athens County Fairgrounds, 286 West Union St, Athens

A fun and informational event designed for Athens County residents 60 years and older. Information and services include door prizes, free giveaways, medical screenings, vehicle safety inspections, emergency preparedness, special needs and mass transportation, home safety, crime prevention, regional senior resources, and lunch. For more information, visit or call 740-594-2261.

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May 17 – Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

16 May

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Ohio University, Baker Center, Athens

The free event offers statewide public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations an opportunity to learn about the theme “Exploring our Business Ecosystem” in a series of panel discussions and presentations. Preregistration is recommended as space is limited. For more information and to register, visit


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