Thursday, October 18, 2018

Moon Tunnel LIterary Reading Series
Friday, Oct. 19, 7pm


The latest incarnation of Moon Tunnel happens this Friday at 7 pm! 

The second Moon Tunnel of the year will feature fabulous works from Angie Mazakis, 
Morgan Riedl, and Hillary Jo Foreman. 

The reading begins at 7 p.m. Feel free to come early so that you can mingle with the rest of the lovely English department crowd. Bring your own beer (BYOB), as it's said (I.D. required).
Snacks will be provided. 

The graduate creative writers are excited to continue the Moon Tunnel reading series, and look forward to seeing everyone there!

More info at FB Event Page: Moon Tunnel

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Drum Circle & Music Jam
Friday, Oct. 19, 8-11pm 


 
Come join us for a night of drumming and dancing. 
The space is open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drumsany and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Parking is free on the street and in the lot. 
Food and alcoholic beverages allowed. B.Y.O.B. (I.D. required)

Friday, Oct. 19, 8-11pm
Suggested donation of 5-10$ would be appreciated to help support the space

MORE ABOUT THIS DRUM CIRCLE...
This is a safe space where you can come to be your truest self.
This is an intimate environment where you can put the worry of your days away
and become one with the rhythm. Whether you drum, dance, play another insturment, or just listen and take it in, there is a place here for everyone. There are no rules to participating in the sound. Even if you have never played an instrument, pick one up! There are plenty to borrow. 

This group meets every 3rd Friday of the month at Arts West, 8-11p.m.
More info on Facebook at: Arts/West Drum Circle  

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Square Dance Social

Thursday, Oct 18, 7pm




Caller Joe Burdock, with musicians Matt McElroy & Friends
will bring us an evening of lively old time music. 
No Experience or Partner Neeeded.
Bring friends, a good attitude & an adult beverage of your choice (with valid 21+ ID).


Third Thursday of the Month 
Doors at 6pm, Dancing Starts @ 7 O’Clock 

$6 Suggested Donation
@ Arts West 132 W. State St.

Featuring: A Cake Walk. 
Deserts provided by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods
BYOB  (I.D. required)

More info at 740-592-4315, artswestathens@gmail.com
or on FB at: Square Dance Social  

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The SEO Musical Lending Library is Open!
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-7pm  


The SEO Musical Lending Library is Open!

As of October 16th, the library hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 7pm

Visitors welcome! Membership required for borrowing instruments.

There will be monthly music workshops coming soon as well.

The SEO Musical Lending Library makes instruments accessible, playable and fun for people from all backgrounds at every stage of life. Offering classic rock band, brass and woodwinds, and traditional Appalachian String band instruments the library gives people the opportunity to try something new without the commitment of making a purchase. 

The library also includes a traveling, kid friendly component called the Instrument Petting Zoo.  Arts West takes a selection of instruments, musicians, and musical crafts to area libraries, festivals, and schools to give people (particularly children) the opportunity to try the instruments, hear new songs and learn about styles of music they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. 

For more info call 740-592-4315 or email Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a project of Arts West in partnership with Stuart’s Opera House.  Sponsors include Blue Eagle Music, Casa Nueva, the Johnny B and John Spataro Music Foundation, Stewart MacDonald and many Athens community members.   



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Personal Safety & Prevention Workshops
3rd Monday of October, November & December, 6pm



NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - JUST SHOW UP
​Suggested Donation: $5-$10 per person​

For more info email Cheryl Cesta at cherylcesta@gmail.com

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Opening

Sunday, Oct 14, 2-6pm
at Arts West


Featuring Music by the Up All Night String Band
and Kids Area with Drum kit!

Light Refreshments will be served
Admission is Free - Donations Welcome
Membership & Scholarship info will be available

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a project of Arts West in partnership with Blue Eagle Music, and Stuart’s Opera House. Sponsors include the Johnny B and John Spataro Music Foundation, Stewart MacDonald, Casa Nueva, and numerous Athens community members. 
The Musical Lending Library seeks to make instruments accessible, playable and fun for people from all backgrounds at every stage of life. Offering classic rock band, brass and woodwinds, and traditional Appalachian String band instruments the library gives people the opportunity to try something new without the commitment of making a purchase. 
The library also includes a traveling, kid friendly component called the Instrument Petting Zoo. Arts West takes a selection of instruments, musicians and musical crafts to area libraries, festivals, and schools to give people (particularly children) the opportunity to try the instruments, hear new songs and learn about various styles of music. 

As of October 16th, the library hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 7pm
(membership required for borrowing instruments)
For more info call 740-592-4315 or email Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com
or visit Facebook Event
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Monday, October 08, 2018

Herbal First Aid Class

Thursday, Oct 11th, 6-7:30pm


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Herbal First Aid Workshop
with Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist
of Wildfire Herbs and the Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine

Thursday, October 11th, 6-7:30pm
at ARTS/West in Athens, OH
$17-25 sliding scale (cash or check)

Discover how to handle many common first aid issues with plants! From cuts, scrapes and burns, to panic attacks, sprains and spider bites. Students will find out which herbs can be helpful and the best ways to use them. Come and learn how to build your own herbal first aid kit, and gain the knowledge and confidence to use it!

Sign up at: Wildfireherbs@gmail.com, by calling 740-274-9494. Find them on Facebook or Instagram at Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine & @appalachianohio.herbschool

**Coming up November 8th: Herbal Relief in Cold & Flu Season! **

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

October Contra Dance

Sunday, October 7th, 7-9pm (lesson at 6:30pm)


Come dance to the tunes of Jeanie & The Dreamers
 (Jeanie Creamer, Mark Barsamian & Nick Weiland)
Kim Thompson will be calling

No experience needed. No partner needed.
Everyone is welcome. All dances will be taught.

Sunday, October 7th
6:30-7:00pm Lesson
7:00-9:00pm Dance

Admission by Suggested Donation:
 $10, $3/student, Kids 10 and under are free

More info at www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

BUMPs & THUMPs ART OPENING

SeriouslySickSocks™ New Designs!


Opening Reception October 4th, 5:30 - 8:30pm at Arts West



Featuring new SeriouslySickSocks™ designs by Danette Pratt

Halloween Refreshments, Tarot card Oracle Readings on site during opening! 

FREE & open to the public!


Exhibit will be on display at Arts West Oct 4th - 28th, 2018

Danette is a featured artist in Art Doll and PRIMS, new, Fall/Holiday release magazines.(Stampington Co. publications) 
Both magazines can be found locally at Joann’s. 

Check out Danette's SeriouslySickSocks™ Facebook page as well

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1st Thursday State St. Art Walks feature art experiences at
Arts West, the SEO History Center, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studios
5:30-8:30pm 

Gallery hop your way down State Street for the October 4th art walk! Get yourself an Art Walk Passport at any of the participating venues the night of the event to earn prizes!

This is a FREE evening (1st Thursdays) of art and surprises on State Street
featuring local artists, musicians and food. 

Venues:
Arts West: 132 W. State St.
SEO History Center: 24 W. State St.
Casa Nueva: 6 W. State St.
Passion Works Studio: 20 E. State St.

For more information please contact Arts West at (740) 592-4315

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Musical Petting Zoo: Rhythm Instruments!

presented by the SEO Musical Lending Library
at Nelsonville Public Library
Tues, Oct 2, 3-5pm


An opportunity for kids, teens, and families to make their own egg shakers + hold/try out instruments (mostly rhythm instruments during this visit!) provided by 
the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library

Free and open to the public. After-school snack provided. Led by ARTS/West.

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a partnership with Arts West and Stuart's Opera House

More info at Facebook event or at Arts West 740-592-4315