February 11 – National 2-1-1 Day

11 Feb


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2-1-1 is a nation-wide service connecting over 14 million people to services every year. Specialists are available 24/7 to help people access local resources and services including:

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • services for veterans
  • health care and vaccination information
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • reentry help for ex-offenders
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • and more.

To find help in Athens County Ohio, call 2-1-1 or search for local resources through www.211athenscounty.org. If dialing 2-1-1 does not work from your phone, dial 866-784-3132 for Athens County resources.

Happy 2-1-1 Day!

August 2 – 4 Events (2019 Ohio Tax Holiday on School Supplies, Postpartum Support Group, 2019 Athens County Fair, Application Deadline for Miss Parade of the Hills Contest)

26 Jul

2019 Ohio Tax Holiday on School Supplies
Sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2 at 12 am and ends Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Items that are exempt from sales and use tax include clothing priced at $75 per item or less, school supplies priced at $20 per item or less, and school instructional material priced at $20 per item or less. Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.
For details, call 800-304-3211 (TTY: 800-750-0750) or visit https://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx .


Postpartum Support Group

Athens Public Library
30 Home Street, Athens

Friday, August 2, 2019    2:30 pm-4 pm

A support group for Moms battling the blues, blahs, and super hard stuff. Create a circle of mutual support with other moms. A representative from Hopewell Health will be available also. For details, visit http://www.athensbirthcircle.org/ or email athensbirthcircle@gmail.com.


2019 Athens County Fair
Athens County Fairgrounds, 286 West Union Street, Athens
August 2-10, 2019
Monday, 8/5 8 am-5 pm  VETERANS DAY – Veterans get in free with ID
Monday, 8/5        1 pm – Rides open after State of Ohio Ride Inspection
Wednesday, 8/7  8 am-2:30 pm KIDS DAY – Gates FREE for 12 & under
Thursday, 8/8      8 am-3 pm      SENIOR CITIZENS FREE                            .
Visit https://www.athenscofair.org/2019AthensFairSchedule.pdf for the full 2019 Athens County Fair Schedule. Visit https://athenscofair.org/ for more information.


Application Deadline for Miss Parade of the Hills Contest
Friday, August 2, 2019
For information or to register online, visit https://www.paradeofthehills.org/ .

August 1 – 4 Events (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group, Athens County Back to School Bash, Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting, National Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session)

25 Jul

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

2019 00 00 BC-Loss-Support-Flyer (First Thursday)

Central Avenue Church
73 Central Avenue

Thursday, August 1, 2019
6:30 pm-8 pm

Monthly meeting to support people who have suffered a pregnancy loss or the loss of a child. Visit http://www.athensbirthcircle.org/ or email athensbirthcircle@gmail.com for more information.


2019 08 01 BTSB Flyer


Athens County
Back to School Bash

The Market on State
1002 East State Street

Thursday, August 1, 2019
3 pm-7 pm

Athens County *children, grades pre-K through 12 that have completed the Back to School Bash application will receive a free backpack with basic school supplies and pre-selected items. (*Limited supplies available for those that did not complete a Back to School Bash application by May, 2019). Also available: community resource information, health information, free haircuts, free food and more. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/673871796380807/ or https://www.facebook.com/athenscountyjfs/ for more information.


2019 08 01 Foster Parent MeetingFoster Care and Adoption
Information Meeting

Athens County Children Services
Building 14, Athens

August 1, 2019
6 pm-8 pm

Informational meeting for people interested in becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent in Athens County. For more information, visit   https://www.athenschildrenservices.com/calendar-list/2019/08/01/foster-care-and-adoption-information-meeting .



National Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session2019 08 01 Type 2 Diabetes

OhioHealth Nelsonville Health Center

August 1, 2019       6 pm

Prevent T2 classes will begin soon. For people who are at risk of diabetes. Contact Stacy Wright at 740-593-2026 or Karen Bailey at 740-593-2027 for more information.





July 9-August 8 – Lace Up For Kids Donation Accepted

17 Jul

2019 07 09-08 08 Lace Up for Kids

Donate a new pair of children’s sneakers to any participating Athens County Wendy’s restaurant until August 8, 2019 and receive a free 4-piece crispy chicken nugget.

Athens County Children Services will distribute the sneakers to needy area children prior to the start of school.

To donate money instead of sneakers, please send your contribution to Wendy’s, “Lace Up For Kids”, PO Box 320, Athens, OH 45701.

July 3 & 4 – Fourth of July Holiday Celebrations

30 Jun

Athens Fabulous Fourth 2019

2019 07 03-04 Athens Fabulous Fourth 2

Athens City Pool, East State Street, Athens          Free Admission   July 3, 2019  12 noon-7 pm
Fabulous 4th Senior (over 55) Queen Pageant, Market on State        July 3, 2019  3 pm
Crowning of Fabulous 4th Senior Queen, The Market on State        July 3, 2019  5 pm
American Flag Raising, The Market on State                                    July 3, 2019  5:20 pm
Cruise-In at The Market on State, 1002 E State Street, Athens         July 3, 2019  5 pm-9 pm
Patriotic Music, WATH-WXTQ Radio Remote, Market on State     July 3, 2019  10 pm-11 pm
Fireworks, East State Street, Athens                                                  July 3, 2019  10 pm
Discovery Dash ’18 (see below)                                                        July 4, 2019  7 am
Fabulous Fourth Parade Lineup, E Union St near OU College Gate by Schoonover Center
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Fabulous Fourth Parade, (Union St – Court St – E Carpenter – E State – Morris Ave –
    m                            Athens American Red Cross parking lot) July 4, 2019  9:30 am start
Athens City Pool, East State Street, Athens        Free Admission    July 4, 2019  12 noon-7 pm

Contact Clyde Baker at 740-797-4648 (bakeratohio.aol.com) or Tammy Blake at 740-591-8722 for more details.

2019 07 04 Athens Fabulous 4th of July Parade




2019 07 04 Discovery Dash portrait
Discovery Dash ’19

West State Street Shelter House

Thursday, July 4, 2019
7 am-10 am

3K/5K Fun Run, Walk, Stroll, and Roll. New: Race Across America Course for Kids.

For details/registration, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/444755522734497/ .




Celebration at Robbins Crossing Historic Village
Robbins Crossing, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville
Thursday, July 4, 2019       4 pm-10 pm
Offering holiday crafts and games. Refreshments sold in the General Store. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2256798124332585/ .




Nelsonville Thunder in the Valley Fireworks
Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville
Thursday, July 4, 2019       10 pm Fireworks
Call 740-753-3591 for more details.

June 15 – 4 Events(Ohio River Sweep, Nelsonville Bike Rodeo, Robbins Crossing Historic Village, Amesville Coonskin Saturday)

12 Jun

2019 06 15 Ohio River Sweep

Ohio River Sweep

Meet at Athens Community Center
701 East State Street, Athens
Saturday, June 15, 2019       9 am-11:30 am
For details, visit http://www.orsanco.org/river-sweep/ , email teresacaldwell@athensswcd.org, or call 740-797-9686 ext 6282. Transportation provided to and from Hocking River cleanup locations.


2019 06 15 Nelsonville Bike Rodeo


Nelsonville Bike Rodeo
Nelsonville Historic Square
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9 am-12 noon
Fun bike safety games and activities. If needed, rent a bike for free at the Nelsonville Public Library.
Free kids lunch from 10:00am-12:00 noon at the library.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/427612111128065/ for details.


2019 06 15-11 03 Robbins Crossing

Robins Crossing Historic Village

3301 Hocking Parkway
Saturdays & Sundays
June 15-November 3, 2019
10 am-6 pm
Robbins Crossing recreates historic village life in Southeastern Ohio with help from students and community volunteers. This 1850s-era Ohio village is not only a historical destination for visitors and history buffs, but also a living lab for Hocking College students learning interpretive services.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/427612111128065/ for details and special events.


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Amesville Coonskin Saturday
Gifford Park, Amesville
Saturday, June 15, 2019
5 pm-11 pm
Visit http://athensohio.com/events/amesville-coonskin-saturdays-2/ for details.


June 13 – 4 Events (PB&J Project Distribution, Raid Our Freezer for Athens County Community Singers, Discovery Lab, The Genesis Theater Project: Quilters) +

10 Jun

2019 06 6-07 25 PBJ Distribution

PB&J Project Distribution
Alexander Elementary School
Amesville Elementary School
Coolville Public Library
Nelsonville Park (by the city pool)
The Plains Elementary School
Trimble Elementary School
Peanut butter, jelly, bread, and canned goods will be available on Thursdays, June 6-July 25, 2019 (except July 4, 2019 will be replaced with Wednesday, July 3, 2019) from 11 am-1 pm. For more details, call 740-592-3061 or visit https://www.athenschildrenservices.com/ .



2019 06 13 Raid Our Freezer

Raid Our Freezer:
Athens County Community Singers
ACEnet, 94 Columbus Road, Athens
Thursday, June 13, 2019       4 pm-6 p
Gourmet Your Way will donate 10% of sales to Athens County Community Singers from the Freezer Raid on June 13! Each month, Gourmet Your Way opens their freezer to customers to sell meals already assembled and ready for pickup. All meals and sides serve 6; entrée that costs $36 is $6 per serving. Entrées from $33 to $42. For details, visit http://www.gourmetyourway.biz/.



AthensMakers/Discovery Lab 2019
OU Clippinger 036, Athens
Thursdays, June 6-August 8, 2019 except July 4, 2019      6 pm-8pm
STEAM-based activities for students grades 6-12. For details, visit http://athensmakers.net/ .


2019 06 07-16 Quilters A Musical

The Genesis Theater Project:
Quilters, A Folk Musical

First Presbyterian Church
2 North Court Street, Athens
June 7-9 & 13-16, 2019
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm.
For details, call the church office (740-593-3351) or visit https://genesistheaterproject2019.weebly.com/ .


June 8 – 3 Events (Holzer Sports Physicals, Wild Weekend Discovery Series, Ohio’s Friendliest Train Robbery) +

7 Jun

2019 06 08 Holzer Sports Physicals


Holzer Sports Physicals

Holzer Athens
2131 East State Street

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Last Names A-M:  8 am-10 am
Last Names N-Z: 10 am-12 noon

The Parent/Guardian and Student sections of the Sports Physical Forms must be completed and signed prior to exam. Please contact student’s school’s athletic department for forms or any questions about sports physicals.



Wild Weekend Discovery Series: Macro Mayhem!
Wildcat Hollow, Wayne National Forest, Co Rd 58, Glouster
Saturday, June 8, 2019       10 am-11 am
Children will learn the importance of macro invertebrates such as crayfish. For ages preschool through fifth grade. For required registration, call 740-753-0542. Space limited to 20 children. Prepare to get muddy. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/305363940388328/ .


Ohio’s Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 West Canal Street, Nelsonville
Saturdays;  June 8, July 13, August 3, September 7, 2019      6 pm
Advance reservations highly recommended.
Visit http://www.hvsry.org/trainlist/ for details and tickets.

June 3-August 17 – Summer at the Library 2019 – Free Programs for School-Aged Children

1 Jun

2019 06 03-08 17 Summer at the Library

Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street, Athens
Chauncey Public Library              Lunch: June 3-August 2 M-F 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Coolville Public Library, 26401 Main Street, Coolville
Glouster Public Library                Lunch: June 3-August 2 M-F 12 noon-1 pm
Nelsonville Public Library           Lunch: June 3-August 9 M-F 12 noon-1 pm
The Plains Public Library, 14 South Plains Road, The Plains
Wells (Albany) Public Library     Lunch: June 3-August 2 M-F 12 noon-1 pm

Visit any Athens County Public Libraries branch for a brochure or https://www.myacpl.org/ to view the calendar of events.

June 3-August 16 – Summer Camps in Athens County

1 Jun

Links to many youth camps in Athens: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=qn3utkhf9h4rghvls1k9hhbcg4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York .