"I Stand Beside You" is a workshop and community discussion on how we can be positive allies to those facing discrimination and needing support, offered by the Peoples' Justice League. We will teach tactics in Bystander Intervention, discuss how to best handle disclosures of abuse, assault and even undocumented status, as well as brainstorming and providing a list of community resources that an ally should have on hand. The workshop is Saturday, December 10th 2-4 pm at ARTS/West (132 W. State Street in Athens). Please feel free to invite other compassionate, positive community members and repost the workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/775876259229208/. You may email me or message us via FaceBook (People's Justice League) Child care will be provided and youth are welcome to attend the workshop as well. Thanks, we look forward to seeing everyone and continuing to unite and make our communities stronger.
December's art exhibit will be Left-Handed Musings by Joe Brumfield, and will be on display at ARTS/West from December 7th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017. The Opening Reception is on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-8:30pm. Joe Brumfield often draws inspiration from works of the 60's underground comic scene, eastern spirituality, iconic photographs, music, film, and the work of social justice activists. The opening reception is free to the public and will serve light refreshments.
Come enjoy some local improv at ARTS/West put on by 4 teams of Athens' best improvisers. This hilarious and entertaining show will take place in the ARTS/West performance space on Sunday, December 4th from 7-9pm. Comedy made on the spot! It'll never be seen again. More info soon!
Winter is the time for coughs, colds, and flu. Get prepared with knowledge of herbs to fight virus, combat coughs, and support your sinuses! This class will cover common issues that come up with colds and flu and how to help prevent or resolve them with herbs. What helps a runny nose? How do I deal with a sinus infection? Can herbs help this dry cough that keeps me up at night? What kitchen herbs make a good steam? Which herbs are safe for my kids? How can I avoid getting sick in the first place? Join this class for a discussion of herbs that cover all of these issues and more! Register at email@example.com, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by Caty’s booth at Farmer’s Market on Saturdays (9am to noon).
Hear ye, Hear ye! Join us for a Madrigal Dinner, a Medieval Style Holiday Feast at ARTS/West on Saturday, December 3rd. Doors open at 5pm, the fanfare begins at 6pm. You will be feasted by food provided by Chef Matt Rapposelli, and entertained by our Master of Ceremonies, David Tadlock, SATB: A Different Kind of Choir, Rough Magic: A Unique Band of Traveling Players, the Athens Recorder Consort, a Brass Quintet, dancing by Ellie Olin, a Silent Art Auction, and more!
Tickets are $50 per person and they are limited! Buy your tickets at ARTS/West or call 740-592-4315.
Here is a sample of the menu:
Wood Smoked Yard Bird: chicken quarter (thigh and leg) smoked over all hardwood fire Grilled Chop of Swine: thick cut salted boneless pork loin chop Carnivores Dilemma: assortment of marinated and grilled vegetables, zucchini, yellow squash, roma tomatoes and mushrooms Pilaf of Farro: cracked wheat pilaf with apples. celery, carrots and onions Buttered Wortes: pan fried cabbage with onion
Salat: salad of spinach, fennel, mint and onions tossed with salt, wine vinegar and olive oil
Join the Athens County Community Singers for their 4th Annual Christmas Concert at ARTS/West on Monday, December 19th at 7pm. There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door, as well as a Christmas CD that will be available for purchase. The Athens County Community Singers is a choir for “all voices”, those with and without disabilities. Founded and directed by Stephanie H. Morris, MM, MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) Neurologic Music Therapist. The Athens County Community Singers is a non-profit organization. We help people connect with their community, grow in life skills, and communicate. In turn building camaraderie, promoting self-confidence, and life-long friendships.
Front and Center is at ARTS/West on Saturday, December 17th from 12-1pm. Front and Center is a great hour of Saturday afternoon fun for the entire family, as children have an open stage for free musical performances! Front and Center occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with a different musical guest each month. This month, Front and Center will feature Jason Smith on the tuba. Don't miss it!
Come out to ARTS/West on Sunday, December 4th for the monthly session of Community Yoga! Classes are always on the first Sunday of the month, noon-1pm and free for ARTS/West members (for as little as $30 a year you can become a member!) or a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Contact ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for more information. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Classes are taught by Becky Anderson.
ARTS/West will be hosting the 2016 Holiday Craft Swap on Sunday, December 4th, from 3-5pm. Bring your homemade crafts and swap them for other homemade goods for cash-free holiday shopping! The swap is a fun way to share your talents, socialize, and enjoy the holiday season in the community. There is no fee to participate.
Come party with us the old fashin way, live fiddle driven Appalachian dance tunes and easy to dance square dancing. BYOB come dance and enjoy the good music and company. All dances will be taught and no experience or partner or particular dress needed! $6 donation