A Georgia Bulldog football, signed by Vince Dooley, Ray Goff, Jim Donnan and Mark Richt, and a Florida Gator football, autographed by coaches Steve Spurrier, Ron Zook, Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp, will be auctioned to support leukemia patients from Emory in Atlanta, GA, Shands in Gainesville, FL and other hospitals around the country. The event is being sponsored by the Shannon Moser Foundation. For more information, visit www.shannonmosherfoundation.org and click on the Football Auction links for the details. Initial auction bidding began in late November 2011; it ends at midnight on Dec. 12, 2011. who might. Questions may be directed here.
There's still time to buy tickets to the "Not so Silent Night" benefit at Athica tonight from 7 to 9pm. The event features a silent auction, music entertainment, yummy food and great company. And it helps Clarke Central's award-winning magazines, the Odyssey and the Iliad. What's not to like? Get tickets at the door.
Bear Hollow Zoo has a lot in store for children tomorrow, with Turtle Torpor Time and a Holiday Light Show. Children can visit from 1:30pm-3:30pm to learn about turtles and the difference between hibernation and torpor, something afflicting many of us during the holidays. Then, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, they can enjoy live music, story telling, animal encounters, and photo opportunities in the zoo while it is illuminated in holiday lights. Both events require $3 admission for ACC residents, and $5 for non-residents.
Kids can enjoy Breakfast with Santa tomorrow at Sandy Creek Nature Center, from 8am-8:45am, or 10:15am-10:45am. Pre-registration is required, for more information call 706-613-3615.
The Athens Farmers Market will be at Bishop Park tomorrow from 9am-12pm. Hugh Acheson will be present to sign his new cook book, and kids will be able to make holiday cards and ornaments. Lisa Slater will give a cooking demo.
Don't forget the Wee Read Book Fair tomorrow, most of the day, at Barnes $ Noble. Come get Vince Dooley to sign the book written by Athens writer and editor Kent Hannon. Lots of great activities for children.