ACC Book sale

The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library are proud to announce that the book sale is back! The yearly event went on hiatus while the library was being expanded and renovated.

This season's sale will take place inside the library on Baxter Street in the new Multipurpose Room. Thousands of donated, gently used books will be for sale, cheap! All proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke County Library. Here is the schedule:

Wed. May 1: Pre-sale 2 PM – 6 PM (Friends members only, join at the door)
                           General sale 6 PM – 8 PM
Thurs. May 2: General sale 10 AM – 8 PM
Fri. May 3: General sale 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat. May 4: Fill a bag for $10, 10 AM – 2 PM


Front Porch yard & bake sale

The Friends of the Winterville Library will be holding their annual spring yard & bake sale on the lawn of the Front Porch Book Store this Saturday April 27 from 10am - 2pm. 

We are selling spaces and tables as well as homemade baked goods. If you would like to reserve a space you can call Ron Wetherbee at 706-372-1236. 

Space only is $10, space with a 6ft table is only $12 and a space with an 8ft table is only $15. Whether you come to sell or come to buy we would love to see you on Saturday.  In the event it rains, the event will not be rescheduled.


Mule Day

If you're looking for something fun to do the first Saturday in May with your friends and family, considering joining us at the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm in Jackson County for Mule Day from 10 - 3. The farm is located at 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson.

Admission includes:

-entry to farm buildings, including a working gristmill and blacksmith shop, cotton gin, commissary, and teacher’s house will all be open for touring. These buildings date back to the early 1900s.

-displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans, including split oak basket making, soap making, re-enactors, black-smithing, and garden herbs and plants

-blue grass music throughout the day and a plate of whole hog BBQ (served from 11-1)

-seminar by Gene England on mowing, raking, hauling and building a hay stack using mules and horses.  A highlight of the day will be watching these horse drawn mowers, rakes and wagons create the hay stack.  Gene will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Visit our website at http://shieldsethridgefarminc.com/ or call 706-367-2949 for more information and tickets.


Parking on UGA this weekend (Jason Aldean Concert)

Just a reminder, UGA is hosting the Jason Aldean concert on Saturday, April 13. 
All campus parking is reserved for residents with permits, those with previously scheduled special events, and support of the concert.  There will be no free and open parking the day of the concert.  All non-resident vehicles must be removed from campus prior to 5:00am on Saturday, April 13th.  Additionally, vehicles will not be allowed to enter lots indicated on map:  http://www.parking.uga.edu/maps/ConcertFriday6.pdf after 6:00pm today


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Author lecture Melissa Fay Greene to deliver 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at UGA

Author, journalist Melissa Fay Greene to deliver 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at UGA

Athens, Ga. – Acclaimed author and journalist Melissa Fay Greene will deliver the 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture April 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel. Greene’s lecture on “The Literature of Fact and Why Good Writing Still Matters” is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

“Like Melissa herself, her writing is brilliantly sensitive to the hilarious as well as the bittersweet. I am very grateful that she is joining the ranks of truly gifted writers who have come to campus as Phinizy lecturers,” said James C. Cobb, Phinizy Lecture committee chair and the Spalding Distinguished Research Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history.

Greene was born in Macon and spent her childhood in Ohio before returning to Georgia to make her home in Atlanta. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Emory University. Two of her five books have been named finalists for the National Book Award. In 2011, Greene was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
Her first book, “Praying for Sheetrock,” published in 1991, chronicled the struggle against racism and political corruption in McIntosh County, Ga., well after the Civil Rights movement supposedly had run its course. In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, “Praying for Sheetrock” received the Robert F. Kennedy and Lillian Smith Awards, among others.
Greene’s next book, “The Temple Bombing,” recounted the events leading up to the 1958 bombing of Atlanta’s Temple, a reform Jewish synagogue, by anti-Semitic white supremacists. Greene captured both the hatred and suspicion that swirled around the bombing and the courage and determination that transformed the tragedy into a symbol of Jewish-African American cooperation in civil rights-era Atlanta. Also a National Book Award finalist, “The Temple Bombing” received the Southern Book Circle Critics Award, among others.
Greene’s most recent book, “No Biking in the House Without a Helmet,” is a slice taken from her life as parent reflecting on the experience of bringing nine children born on three continents into the same household—and all the laughter and occasional tears that happened along the way.

The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900, as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. From economist John Kenneth Galbraith to novelists Walker Percy and Richard Ford, the Phinizy Lectures have featured some of the nation’s most distinguished writers and thinkers over their nearly 60-year span.


Fluke is coming up

The annual Fluke mini-comics/zine convention is set for Apr. 6 at the 40 Watt Club on 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA. 30601.