May 26 – Nelsonville Final Friday

25 May

Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville              May 26, 2017  6 pm-9 pm

Opening night for The South Green Demolition Project by Jim Shirey. Be prepared to be amazed and discuss his photography with Jim. For information, call 740-753-1011 or visit

Also check online at for more activities. Visit galleries featuring quilts, do some hands-on activities, and enjoy ice cream as part of the Quilt National 2017 Crazy Quilt Crawl. Also, enjoy the Hitchhiker’s Final Show at Stuart’s Opera House.

May 25, June 1 & 8 – Parent Cafe in Glouster

23 May

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Glouster Southern Baptist Church, 76 Spring Street, Glouster                5:30 pm-7:30 pm

The Parent Cafe is sponsored by Hopewell Health Centers, Integrated Services, and Athens County Family and Children First Council. Families can get information and support to keep children healthy and safe, and help them grow to be successful members of their community. Please RSVP by emailing to help know how much food and child care will be needed during each Parent Cafe.

May 23 – Creating Rain Gardens to Improve Water Quality

22 May

Athens County Fairgrounds, West Union Street, Athens
Tuesday, May 23, 2017                                        6 pm-8 pm

Principles of rain garden design and construction will be discussed, as well as how rain gardens can reduce storm water run-off and promote soil infiltration. Free. For details and registration, visit

May 20 – Putt People First! Opening for the Season

19 May

Athens City South Side Park Miniature Golf Course, Athens
Mon-Fri    4 pm-sunset,       Sun-Sat    12 noon-sunset
2017 prices       Students: $3   Adults: $5   Children under 5: free

Join the 2017 Season Grand Opening celebration from 12 noon to 2 pm for FREE mini golf, food, drinks, contests and prizes.

Proceeds benefit people with developmental disabilities and benefits conflict resolution in the area.

May 20 – Athens Bike Rodeo

19 May

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OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, 75 Hospital Drive, Athens

Saturday, May 20, 2017                                     9 am-12 noon

Bring your children to the 15th annual Athens Bike Rodeo at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital for bike safety games and activities. All attendees will be entered to win a child’s mountain bike!

The Bike Rodeo will take place in the parking lot of O’Bleness Hospital, rain or shine. Please follow directional signage for parking areas.

+ Learn safety tips at Safety Town
+ Build bike confidence
+ Get a free helmet and fitting
+ Navigate obstacle courses
+ Get a free bike safety check
+ Enter to win a child’s mountain bike

May 20 – Sports Physical Clinic – OhioHealth

19 May

Castrop Center, First Floor, 75 Hospital Drive, Athens
Saturday, May 20, 2017                                  8 am-12 am

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; contact school athletic director or visit school website for form information. For more details, call 740-566-4720.

May 18 – Freezing and Dehydrating Garden Goodies

17 May

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ACEnet Kitchen, 94 Columbus Road, Athens

Thursday, May 18, 2017           5:30 pm-7 pm

Learn the best methods of freezing and dehydrating the goodies from your garden. Held in ACEnet Kitchen by Mary Nally. Workshops are free for CFI members and $5 for non-members.