January Blood Donor Opportunities

19 Jan

Eligible blood donors may schedule an appointment to give blood and platelets at one of the following January opportunities in Athens County:

January 20, 8 am-2 pm, Nelsonville-York High School, 1 Buckeye Drive, Nelsonville.

January 23, 9 am-3 pm, OU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Grosvenor Hall, West Green, Athens.

January 25, 12 noon-5 pm, OU College of Communications, RTv Building, College Street, Athens.

January 25, 11 am-4 pm, Hocking College Recreation Center, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville.

January 26, 12 noon-6 pm, OU Baker Center, 1 Park Place, Athens.

January 26, 8 am-1 pm, Federal Hocking High School, 8461 Route 144, Stewart.

January 31, 9 am-2 pm, Athens Recreation Center, 701 East State Street, Athens.

Please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2726 to schedule an appointment.


January 21 – Community Illumination

19 Jan

2017-01-21-community-illuminationCentral Venue, 29 East Carpenter Street, Athens

Saturday, January 21, 2017   6 pm-9 pm

The Gathering Place is hosting an annual mental health advocacy event at the Central Venue. Free to the public and donations will be accepted at the door. See member artwork, hear member poetry, and listen to the house band “The Gatherers” and special guests “Come On, Come Ons”. Local food and smoothie bar.

January 21 – Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills

19 Jan

Old Man’s Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan

Saturday, January 21, 2017   9 am-11 am starts

Hikers should dress in layered clothing and sturdy shoes. Call 740-685-6842 for details.

January 21 – Biology Bash

19 Jan


Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, Market on State Street Mall, Athens

Saturday, January 21, 2017   10 am-2 pm

An opportunity to explore many demonstrations, including walking water, the life cycle of a butterfly, the structure of cells, and much more.

January 9-28 – Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations @ OU Athens Campus

9 Jan


The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will present “A Matter of Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan 2017”, events in January to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The events include a school supply drive, poster contest, a march, and speakers. Visit https://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/16-17/12/mlk-jr-2017-celebration.cfm for more details.


Senior Congregate Dining Sites Press Release

9 Jan


2017 Dog Tags on Sale Through January 31

4 Jan

2017 Dog Tags are available for purchase through January 31 at the Athens County Auditor’s Office, the Athens County Dog Shelter, online, or by mail. For prices and more information, please visit www.athenscountyauditor.org or call  740-592-3223.

During January, the dog tags may also be purchased at Athens Krogers on Tuesdays  1 pm-3 pm and Thursdays  4 pm-6 pm.

On Tuesday, January 31  4 pm-6 pm, the dog tags may be purchased at Nelsonville Kroger.

Every Saturday in January, the tags will be available to buy outside the Title Office in the Market on State, East State Street, Athens   10 am-12 noon.