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Shona Sculpture on the Lawn | Oconee Art & Entertainment, Organizations, Family, and Outdoor Events on Patch - Oconee, GA Patch

Russell Edwards at Drinking Liberally

From our local Drinking Liberally chapter:

The Athens Chapter of Drinking Liberally is happy to announce former U.S. House of Representatives candidate and local attorney Russell Edwards will be attending this week's meeting a very special guest.

Mr Edwards ran against Paul Broun Jr. in 2010 touting a message of unity and common sense during a particularly difficult election cycle. In addition he co-hosts a radio program called "True South" with Neal Priest on WGAU 1340 AM, Saturday mornings at 10.

Mr Edwards will be available to discuss his experiences in the election and the political world from a first hand perspective and what we can do to push forward for constructive change. He'll be accompanied by his fiance, local business owner (and force to be reckoned with in her own right) Airee Hong, owner of Agora.

Drinking Liberally - Athens is happy to host the event at the usual location, Little Kings Shuffle Club 223 W Hancock Ave. Thursday September 1st, 7 pm.

All of any political persuasion are invited. Should be a fun night. Please forward or repost as you like. Tell your friends and family. See you there.


Preservation Matters

Preservation Matters presented by Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation

On Monday, August 29, Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, will discuss a topic important to many Athenians, “Historic Preservation and Sustainability.” The talk will explore the environmental benefits of historic preservation and how they relate to land use, urban planning, and green building.

He will stress the need for preservationists and green building advocates to cooperate and will also explain the sustainability goals set by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

This event will be held at the Melting Point. Join us to mix, mingle, and eat at 6:00 p.m. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and is FREE and open to the public.

“Preservation Matters” debuts in August as the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s newest program, to annually consist of a lecture, hands-on-workshop, symposium and tour. Visit http://www.achfonline.org/ for more information.

*ACHF is a proactive force in developing community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.


Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

From the email:

Applications for the 2011 Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market are online NOW!

The 2011 Holiday Indie Craftstravaganzaa will be held the first weekend of December, Saturday December 3rd, from 10am till 6pm. We plan to bring back our indoor Vintage Market as well as the clothing Swap-o-Rama-Rama with Gretchen Elsner, plus music, food and drinks from the Caledonia.



Athica Mystery Triennial Fundraiser & Exhibit

If you're looking for something to do this weekend (or even next month), please consider visiting the Athica Mystery Triennial Fundraiser & Exhibit.  120 artists are exhibiting artwork(& no this piece by robin fay is not part of the auction ).

ATHICA Mystery Triennial
Small works by more than 120 signature Athens’ artists all displayed anonymously
August 20 – September 18, 2011
Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 20: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: ‘First Dibs’ with $10 donation
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.: Free Entry
Refreshments donated by Five and Ten, Ted’s Best Food and other fine establishments.

Artist list: Rinne Allen | June Ball | Nina Barnes | Elizabeth Barton | Wayne Bellamy | Greg Benson | Jorie Berman | Stanley Bermudez | Gregg Bernstein | Rebecca Brantley | Tony Bravo | Vanessa Briscoe Hay | Jim Buonaccorsi | Amanda Burk | Don Byram | Lucy Calhoun | Jamie Calkin | Ainhoa Canup | Toni Carlucci | Jill Carnes | Laura Carter | Nancy Carter | Andrew Cayce | Bob Clements | Claire Clements | Cal Clements | Toby Cole | Dana Jo Cooley | Bob Davis | Chris Davisdson | Kim Deakins | Krista Dean | Brooke DeVere | Didi Dunphy | Margot Ecke | John English | Will Eskridge | Robin Fay | Larry Forte | Laura Foster | Cooper Gage | Lauren Gallaspy | Annette Gates | Jennifer Graff | Jillian Guarco | Alexei Gural | Krysia Haag | Amy Hairston | David Hale | Melissa Harshman | Jonathan Hart | Bob Hart | Jennifer Hartley | Annette Hatton | Joe Havasy | Hope Hilton | Brian Hitselberger | Christopher Hocking | Katherine Hodges | Nash Hogan | Jeremy Hughes | Joel Izlar | Stefanie Jackson | Jonathan Jacquet | Carol John | Cindy Jerrell | Hannah Jones | Jasey Jones | Robert Sparrow Jones | Kenneth Kase | Violet Kester | Megan Kluttz | Missy Kulik | Michael Lachowski | Charlotte Lee | Diana Lee | Nancy Lloyd | Peter Loose | Bart Lynch | Barbara Mann | Jenn Manzella | Michael Marshall | Carl Martin | Valerie Mathews | Erin Mcintosh | Manda Mckay | Katherine McQueen | Judy McWillie | Rosemary Mendicino | LeeAnn Mitchell | Caroline Montague | Andy Nasisse | Carlo Nasisse | Jim Norton | Michael Oliveri | Rich Panico | Mary Pearse | Lanora Pierce | Mary Porter | Karla Pruitt | Lea Purvis | Darcy Reenis | Kathryn Refi | Bryan Poole | REM | Ben Reynolds | Cecilia Reynolds | Art Rosenbaum | Margo Rosenbaum | Malissa Ryder | Beth Sale | Havivah Saltz | Noah Saunders | Hal Schwarze | Charley Seagraves | Rene Shoemaker | Eric Simmons | Mark Steinmetz | John Stidham | Lawrence Stueck | Jon Swindler | Tara Taylor | Larry Tenner | Paul Thomas | Jason Thrasher | Steve Trimmer | Andrea Trombetta | Tatiana Veneruso | Rusty Wallace | Robyn Waserman | Mark Watkins | Drew Weing | Jacob Wenzka | Charles Westfall | Eddie Whelan | Ouida Williams | Anthony Wislar | Cheri Wranosky |


Free concert

The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St Stephen's Anglican Church and will present Dr. Ivan Frazier, Amy Hepworth, and William Coscarelli in concert on Sunday, 7 August 2011, at 4:00pm.  The concert will consist of original works for organ by Joseph Jongen and Herbert Howells as well as a selection of arrangements including works by JS Bach/Schreiner, Mozart/Wolford, Grieg/Asper, Gounod/Frazier, and Saint-Saens/Gigout. 

St. Stephen's Anglican Church is located at 800 Timothy Rd., Athens, GA 30606.  Ivan Frazier retired from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in 2005, Amy Hepworth is a graduate student in musicology, and William Coscarelli is head of music collections for the University of Georgia Libraries and director of music for St. Stephen's.

The program is free, open to the public, and everyone is welcome.