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Athens Music History Tours
Departing from City Hall / Welcome Center KIOSK
at the corner of Washington Street and College Avenue
- Friday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.
- Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m.
- Sunday, June 27, 11:00 a.m.
$10 with AthFest Wristband; $15 without Wristband
Once again the Athens Music History Driving Tour will be led by local ‘scenester’ and former Side Effect, Paul Butchart on the Athens Welcome Center’s Classic City Tours bus. The tour will explore the sights and sounds that cultivated Athens’ rich musical heritage. Paul knows the scene well and has many great stories to prove it. Stops include the Murmur trestle, the “Sidewalk of the Stars,” and Ricky Wilson’s grave. Approximate running time is two hours. The tour will depart from the KIOSK on Washington Street in front of City Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of AthFest. Tickets are on sale at the Athens Welcome Center or at the KIOSK.
Space is limited. Call 706-208-8687 for your reservation.
Bill Akin of Watkinsville, and president of Dixie Dock Dogs, is very excited about the club hosting the upcoming competition. "This is our first dock diving event here in Oconee County, said Akin. "We're sure it will be a fun time for everyone, people and dogs alike…something for the entire family."
According to Akin, a regulation 40' dock and 40' x 12' pool of water will be brought onto the park property. Dogs from all over the country will come to compete in the three sporting disciplines of DockDogs: Big Air, which measures the length of their jump, Extreme Vertical, which measures the height, and Speed Retrieve, which measures how fast they run, jump and swim.
"It's an awesome sport," said Nancy Akin, also of Dixie Dock Dogs. "Our own team of Labrador Retrievers, known as Team 4 Dawg Flite, has been to DockDogs competitions from Florida to Missouri to Ohio to Maryland, and all stops in-between. We are so excited now to share this sport with the Oconee County community."
The Akins report they are expecting over 100 dogs to compete in the 3-day event. Dock diving is a sport for any breed or any size dog, and everyone in this area is encouraged to bring your dog out to give it a try. Dixie Dock Dogs will have Practice Coaches available to show interested attendees dock diving strategies and give tips for getting started in the sport. If you would like to have your dog participate, you can register online at DockDogs.com. If you just want to attend the festivities without having your dog participate, registration is not necessary.For more information about The Great American Dawg Jump, please visit DixieDockDogs.com. You can also contact Nancy Akin at 706-540-9395.
The Athens Area Homeless Shelter is in full swing this summer! From enrolling our kids in camps to welcoming new participants to our JobTREC program, we are busy providing vital services to homeless individuals and families in Athens. http://tinyurl.com/382do3f Click here to read our latest newsletter. Inside, you'll find stories about how the Athens community is providing hope to the homeless through their service and support.
One of our favorite stories featured in the newsletter features a local homeless artist that received a gift of hope from a AAHS board member and a local business after he became a victim of a tragic theft. You can also read about our new staff members, including the new AAHS Volunteer Manager. If you are interested in volunteering, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org any time you are interested in serving.
Our latest newsletter also features a list of community partners and supporters that have made our work possible during the spring months. Check out our supporters! If you know someone that would like to hear about the work of AAHS, let us know! Forward this email to them and tell them why you care about the homeless in Athens and why you support AAHS.
and historical societies, on Tuesday, June 8th, 7 - 9 PM, at their regular meeting place:
Peoples Financial Center
Betty Jo Maddox Room
76 Broad Street
Come and see what good bargains you can find!!! Hope to see you there!
For more information contact Sharon Smith-Taylor at 770-867-9083, or
Anecdotes like these are why I started Athens World, right?
This is a double header against the Ty Cobb Reds. Admission is $5 and 12 & under are free. Come out and support the Pirates!
Thanks very much!