Walking For Life
The 2017 Clarke/Oconee Heart Walk is a local part of a nation-wide fundraiser for The American Heart Association. The event is set for October 6 at the UGA Intramural Fields on Alumni Drive. Activities begin at 5:30 PM. The Heart Walk is an annual fundraising and promotional health event in which teams of friends, organizations, and companies raise money and walk together in unanimity.
This year, join with local Chamber of Commerce President, Doc Eldridge, and the Executive Leadership Team, as well as a million other Americans walking in 305 events across the
country. Form a team and register at www.clarkeoconeeheartwalk.org.
Calling All Film Buffs
Ciné is the only independent, locally operated, community-based cinema in the Athens area. For a decade, Ciné has enriched the community with its presentation of art and
fi lms. The operators of Ciné have an opportunity to purchase the ‘Old Snow Tire Building’ in which the theater resides downtown. They have launched a three year, $2.5 million campaign to ‘Buy Ciné’ which will cover the purchase, maintenance and improvement of the facility.
Supporters of the cause may receive benefits according to their donations including screening passes, free popcorn, parking passes, and more.
One supporter has pledged $50,000 toward the campaign and challenges fellow supporters to match that amount. Ciné is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, therefore donations are tax deductible. Checks are payable to: Athens Films Arts Institute at 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. For more information, visit online at www.athenscine.com.
Calling All Spellers
Literacy is a skill many of us take for granted. From getting and holding a good job, to being able to enjoy poetry, reading and writing skills are essential. The Athens-Clarke Literacy Council has provided learning opportunities for Athens area adults for the past 24 years.To raise crucial funds, the 12th Annual Spirited Spelling Spectacular will be held on August 27 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Athens Holiday Inn. Form teams and compete, or donate to your favorite team to help raise money to improve literacy and enrich lives. For more information
A Yellow Dot May Save Your Life
Georgia’s Yellow Dot Program is a free program designed to alert and equip first responders with vital medical information during an emergency. Yellow decals can be placed on your vehicle or in your home along with a medical information form which includes valuable information such as one’s name, photo, medical conditions, past surgeries, current medications, allergies, emergency contact information, and more. Visit the Winterville Center for Community and Culture for a Yellow Dot packet. Go online at
Help for the Backyard Wildlife
UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides professional care and treatment for a variety of wild animals, excluding those that may be venomous or rabid. When attempting to rescue a wild animal, approach them cautiously, wear gloves, and cover the animal with a towel before picking them up. Transport the patient in a well-ventilated cardboard box, and call (706) 542-3221 before delivering it to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Wildlife Treatment Center at 2200 College Station Road.
The Wildlife Treatment Center is funded by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as well as donations from generous animal lovers. Visit www.vet.uga/hospital/wildlife for more details and instructions on how to save injured wildlife near you.
A Symphony Near You
No need to drive all the way to Atlanta to see a symphony. The Athens Symphony has performed free concerts locally for 39 years. Their 40th anniversary year kicks off Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Classic Center. Visit the Athens Symphony online at www.athenssymphony.org
to learn more.