August 21 – Solar Eclipse

18 Aug

2017 08 21 ACPL Solar Eclipse

Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street, Athens
Monday, August 21, 2017                    1 pm-4 pm

Join the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, the Athens County Public Libraries, and Ohio University Physics and Astronomy department to view the solar eclipse. Weather permitting, view this rare phenomenon safely. Educational activities and experts on hand to explain what is observed.

August 21 – Lunchtime Seminar – Concussion: An Update in Treatment

18 Aug

2017 08 21 Lunch Seminar Concussion

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Room 014, Athens
Monday, August 21, 2017                     12 noon-1 pm

Lunchtime seminar presented by Fredrick Soliman, D.O. Lunch trays and brown bags are welcome. Videoconferencing available at other sites. For details, contact 740-593-2258 or

August 20 – Sweet Tea Social for My Sister’s Paws

18 Aug

2017 08 20 Sweet Tea Social

Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street, Athens
Sunday, August 20, 2017                                       2 pm-5 pm

A Southern-inspired affair benefiting My Sister’s Paws. Wear your favorite big hat or fascinator and join us for a fun afternoon of sweet tea, great snacks, libations, raffles, auction items and music. Tickets are $35 each or $245 for a table of eight, and can be purchased at Friendly Paws with cash or check. Tickets also available online at . Money raised helps families in the turmoil of a domestic violence situation keep their pets safe until they are in a safe environment. The program also provides vet care and other items to pets in the program.

August 18 – The Basics of Alzheimer’s

16 Aug

The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg B Conference Rm, 94 Columbus Rd, Athens
Friday, August 18, 2017                                      10 am

The Basics of Alzheimer’s covers topics ranging from the basics of the disease, current research to caregiving tips. RSVP – only 10 spaces. For details, visit .

August 17 – Canning without Catastrophe: Pressure Canning Method

16 Aug

ACEnet, Building C, 94 Columbus Road, Athens Ohio
Thursday, August 17, 2017                      5:30 pm-7 pm

Community Food Initiatives is providing a hands-on workshop on pressure canning, reviewing all safety precautions, tasty recipes and tips. Learn to store low-acid vegetables like green beans and beets.

Free for annual CFI members; $5 for non-CFI members. Any questions about event, call 740-593-5971 or email

August 17 = The Basics of Alzheimer’s

16 Aug

O’Bleness Hospital, Lower Level Room 10, 75 Hospital Drive, Athens
Thursday, August 17, 2017                                                                   2 pm

The Basics of Alzheimer’s covers topics ranging from the basics of the disease, current research to caregiving tips.

Visit for information.

August 16-19 – Parade of the Hills

15 Aug

Historic Square Art District, 46 Public Square, Nelsonville

Wednesday, August 16           10 am-11pm
Thursday, August 17               11 am-12 midnight
Friday, August 18                    11 am-12 midnight
Saturday, August 19                9 am-12 midnight

Held annually in August, The Parade of The Hills has become one of the state’s premiere family festivals. Great family entertainment, regional art and home cooking, concessions, midway, carnival, Pie Contest Auction, 5 K run, Kids Street Games, Kids Athletic Day, parades, The Ohio State Fiddling Contest, and free nightly entertainment. Home of the Ohio State Fiddling Contest (August 18 at 6 pm; $8). Features three parades beginning at 6 pm; Wednesday’s Welcome Home Parade, Thursday’s Bicycle Parade and Saturday’s Grand Parade. Contact: 740-753-4346 Visit for details.