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Great Escapes: Try Clay and Square One Fish Company

Tap into your inner artist and then reward your creativity with a nice dinner.

Those familiar with Athens know that each weekend offers a variety of activities. Our Great Escapes feature will highlight an activity that seems so much fun, you will want to hire a babysitter and cross off the days. Sometimes date night just can't be as spontaneous as it used to be.

How often do you try something new and step out of your comfort zone? Typical date nights may include dinner and a movie. What about tapping into your inner artist? Good Dirt's class on Friday nights are designed for those with no previous pottery experience. Taught by Allya MacDonald, the two-hour workshop is designed so everyone ends with a finished product they can paint and decorate.  Rob Sutherland, Good Dirt's owner, says you should "come ready to have some fun." You'll get your hands dirty (half of the fun?) and Rob suggests you "dress for mess and bring a change of clothes for dinner afterwards."

is less than a block away from Good Dirt on North Thomas Street; you can walk from one to the other. Before getting your hands into clay, you may want to take advantage of Square One Fish Co's happy hour specials. These run from 4pm to 7pm and include reduced price drinks and food at the bar. Or perhaps you'll want to celebrate your introduction to ceramic arts afterwards with a dinner of fresh seafood. If the weather cooperates, you can dine outside at Square One Fish Co's  large courtyard.

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