Classic City Rollergirls or CCRG is Athens’ all female flat track roller derby team. The team is comprised of local stars and college athletes who want more action than a simple gym can provide. For those unfamiliar with roller derby, a recent movie “Whip-it” with Drew Barrymore showcased this newly revived hard-hitting sport.
Although roller derby has countless rules much like baseball or football, the general objectives are simple. Two teams of skaters race around a track to get their point scoring skater, or jammer, past the opposing team. As jammers compete for points, skaters use strategic blocking, power moves and speed to outscore opponents creating a fast-paced, competitive, all-female contact sport on wheels.
To watch the Classic City Roller Girls live please come to Skate Around USA on June 5th at 7pm. For more information or to purchase advance tickets you can visit the website at www.classiccityrollergirls.com.
Classic City Rollergirls is comprised of a committed group of amateur female athletes from a diverse background. From firefighters to librarians, CCRG is for women dedicated to fun, fitness, and a smashing good time. In addition, the league includes a variety of local referees, team managers, and volunteers which make CCRG possible.
CONTACT: Amy Woodell, Media
Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society on June 3rd for the annual spring picnic held at Memorial Park! Bring a dish of your favorite recipe and come to enjoy the outdoors with us! For those of you who missed last month's meeting, you can take an easy walk down to the area where the Weed Warriors removed over 3 acres of nonnative, invasive plants and see what native plants have sprung up.
We will also be holding officer elections for the upcoming year. Please show your support of past and present officers and vote. We would also like to welcome Robin Woodroof as our new conservation chair! She will be assisting with ORAS's new Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program. Following is the list of officer nominees:
Vanessa Lane, President
Edwige Damron, Vice President
Mary Case, Secretary
Eugenia Thompson, Treasurer
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Picnic Shelter #1 at Memorial Park. For additional information, contact Vanessa Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Interior Design students at Athens Technical College have teamed up with Brad Stephens Homes to create the second annual I
The showhouse will be open for free public tours on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The showhouse will also be open on Sunday May 23, from noon until 5 p.m.
Call (706) 202-2702 for more information.
Host a College Baseball Player This Summer!
The Athens Pirates College Summer Baseball Club is actively seeking Volunteer Host Families for the 2010 Summer Season. There are approximately 20 out-of-state players seeking a family to live with for the summer (June, July 2010). These players are current college baseball players and major league prospects.
Special thanks go out to our prior Host Families for their support of our program. We’ll be glad to put you in touch with any of our host families who’ll attest to this wonderful opportunity to get to know a pre-professional baseball player.
Each player has his own transportation and a summer job.
Let your Little Leaguer, Junior Leaguer, Senior Leaguer or High School player spend the summer mentored by an All-Star College Baseball player. Each player comes to the Pirates highly recommended by his college
coach, high school coach, summer baseball coaches, and an area Major League Baseball Scout.
Take advantage of this unusual sports opportunity to help a player with professional potential improve his game, and at the same time help your child build on his baseball and people skills.
If you are interested in helping, please call Beth Giddens (706)
372-0015 or Shane Daniel (706) 255-7871 or email
The players will be arriving in Athens the week of May 24th.
Below is a list of available plants from the Colbert Animal Hospital ; proceeds go to the Colbert Vet Rescue. Directions, etc. located here.
Sun Sugar (very good cherry)
Super Red Pimento
Show your support for the museum and take home some cool stuff! GMOA is having a shop sale this Thursday and Friday, May 20 & 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building on Jackson Street. Browse a wide range of unique items, including jewelry, scarves, bags, books, children's gifts & toys, pottery, stationery, home decor and more from the Museum Shop's inventory. Everything will be discounted, with some items as much as 75% off. Email email@example.com for more info.
Posted By Georgia Museum of Art to Curator's Corner at 5/18/2010 03:00:00 PM
- Smoked Boston butt ($25)
- Gallon of stew ($30)
- Cakes ($25)
- Pies ($12)
If you're interested, please drop your payment by to Winterville Assisted Living director Sheryee Huff (across from the Post Office on Avery Street off of Main St.) between now and this coming Friday, May 21st. Purchased items can be picked up on May 28th or May 29th.
If you have questions, please contact Sheryee Huff at 706-742-5106, shuff@ALCCO.COM This is a busy, nearly full assisted living facility, so it occasionally may take a second try at making contact.
As you all know, many students leave Athens in May, and as a result of student organizations being much less active, we have a greater need for dinner volunteers over the summer. This month we still need someone to serve dinner on May 19 and May 27.
For those who have not served before, here's how it works. We ask our dinner volunteers to serve the meal at 5:30. Many groups come about an hour early to start preparing the food. Some choose to prepare the food off-site and bring it here. Either way is fine, but we do have a full commercial kitchen if you would like to use our facilities. You'll be serving 20-25 people, so it's best to have at least 2-3 people serving. Bringing dinner is also a great way to interact with our residents and see how AAHS is helping change lives. To book a date or call and talk to McKenzy. 706-354-0423.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Faces of Homelessness
Athens Area Homeless Shelter
This food can only be used for foster/rescue cats or to feed ferals (as some of you may have noticed, Purina has poured alot of money into advertising their foster/rescue/shelter efforts).
If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: The Rolling Pin, 196 Alps Road
From Bethany Bangston of Atlanta's Finest Dining Magazine:
Chef Angela McKeller has been on The Food Network with Paula Deen, asked to be on several reality cooking shows and now, has published her cook book, Passion on a Plate: Affordable and EASY Gourmet. Join Chef McKeller for a book signing and demonstration with free snacks and drinks (prepared by the chef). And all you DAWGS fans - get your red, black and white Kick Back and Kook Couture apron before football season!
One lucky attendee with receive a package to include a $5 gift certificate to The Rolling Pin, a FREE "kookbook" and a FREE apron!
10% of all sales benefit The Hope and Light Foundation, funding a cure for the #1 genetic cause of death in children under the age of 2.
Invite your friends, plan on having a GREAT time with "The Kook" and get answers to all of your cooking dilemmas so you can start "kooking!
After almost 10 years of market research chef McKeller has put together a cookbook that simplifies cooking. As a young girl, chef McKeller was taught by her grandmother, who survived the great depression, how to save money, save time and save waste in the kitchen. Chef McKeller's secret is to stock your pantry full of the must-haves, only buy items at the grocery store you can reuse during the week and a little bit of forethought. It's cooking on a budget.
hand-painted silk by textile artist René D. Shoemaker
Exhibition at the Monroe Art Guild, : May 4- May 27, 2010
Reception: Saturday, May 8, 2010 4-6pm
Come explore Monroe from an "outsider's" view. After walking through downtown Monroe, discovering the beauty, texture, and architectural history of the town, René then drew what she saw, and "painted" the designs on the silk - so that she could share it back with the citizens of Monroe.
By day, René is the librarian and gallery director at the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia. Her work with landscape architects, historic preservationists, and planners, informs her artistic view of the world. Her work represents experience, movement through space and an appreciation for historic architecture and architectural details. She holds a degree in fabric design from UGA, and an MLIS for University of South Carolina. Monroe Art Guild
205 South Broad St
Monroe Ga 30655
We also accept printers and single monitors, mice, keyboards, ethenet cords and other computer parts whether they are working or not.
If you have a personal computer that you would like to donate you may drop it off at our workspace (Action, Inc. Building, 594 Oconee St., 2nd Floor) on Wednesdays from 6-8PM or on Sundays from 1-5PM. If you are an organization with a lot of hardware to donate, please contact us to arrange a pick-up or drop off. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.freeitathens.org/donate
Are you interested in taking waste reduction to the next level?
If so, come and purchase a compost bin and recycle - Mother Nature Style.
When: Wednesday, May 5th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Old ACC Solid Waste Department, 1005 College Avenue
Open to: All
Cost: $45.00 each (cash or check), includes a kitchen pail
All proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.
Feel free to contact KACCB with any questions.
Susan L. Reese, Program Assistant
Solid Waste Dept.
706-613-3501 x 309 (office)
- Tour a farm complex that's been cared for by the same family for over 200 years
- Eat BBQ cooked on site and top it off with homemade ice cream
- Listen to bluegrass and gospel.
- Watch demonstrations by craftspeople including blacksmithing, quilting, basket making, and soap making
- Visit the Georgia Old Time Plow Club mules and wagons
- See plowing demonstrations with oxen
- See cornmeal ground at the 1909 grist mill
I'm not sure about gospel music, but I'd do almost anything for barbecue. This could be a cultural experience for me if I go since I'm a couple generations removed from the agrarian experience. It will probably look like more fun than my grandfather actually had working on a Jackson County farm, though.
The Memorial Park Weed Warriors, an all-volunteer project, are tackling the severe exotic pest plant invasion at Memorial Park, Athens' only forested urban park. Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, in cooperation with Sue Wilde and Dorothy O'Niell, leaders of the Memorial Park forest
restoration project, will talk about the success of the project, including recruiting hundreds of volunteers from throughout Northeast Georgia, eradicating English ivy, Chinese privet, and bush honeysuckle from 3.5 acres, and planting more than 40 native plants purchased with the ORAS conservation grant.
Come before the meeting to enjoy our annual FREE PLANT SWAP! Bring your favorite native garden plants and exchange them with plants other people bring. Don't have anything to bring yourself? That's alright, come and see what we have!
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday May 6 in
the ENSAT Building at Sandy Creek Nature Center. For additional information, contact President Vanessa Lane at email@example.com or visit us at