Athens Today--August 15
Happy Hump Day!
Today, UGA celebrates the courage and conviction of Mary Frances Early, the first African American to earn a degree from the university. A native of Atlanta, she received a master’s in music education 50 years ago and went on to a stellar career in education. The festivities begin today at 3pm in the Fine Arts Building, with speeches, addresses, proclamations and a reception. Everything is open to the public. Come witness an amazing woman.
Ah, hello Wednesday. The setting may have moved, but Story Time at the Athens Clarke County Library goes on today, at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Bring your toddler and infant for a lively story, punctuated with songs, puppets and lots of participation.
The Town & Gown Players are presenting “Title of Show” tomorrow at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. The show is described as a love letter to musical theatre, and it received a Tony Award nomination 2009. Sounds like a winner.
Get out those bell bottoms, beads and batiks, it’s time for Groovy Nights on Friday at the Classic Center. Chomp on fondue, drink cool '70s drinks and jerk the night away to classic groovy tunes. You may even win the costume contest! Things get underway at 8pm, and everything benefits Project Safe.
There are some changes underway at Treehouse Kid & Craft, the DIY craft and gift shop on Broad. Hope Hilton is off to ATHICA, and Lindsay Troutman is taking her position. Ciara Bringardner is a new sales associate and collaborator. And Jessa Hokayem is the new Craft Club instructor. Welcome, everyone!