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Ceremonies, Celebrations and Work All Coming Up This Week in Athens

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CASA helps children in the court system.
CASA helps children in the court system.
The October program for the Federation of Neighborhoods is Monday at 7:30pm in the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation's Old Fire Hall on Prince Avenue. The program features the directors of various agencies in town which focus on children.

At 6pm Monday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education holds its annual awards banquet for outstanding teachers. The banquet starts at 6pm at Classic Center.  

At 5:30pm on Monday, in the Pope Street office of Children First, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program swears in 10 new volunteer advocates at an open house. Thank you for your service, volunteers!

On Tuesday at 2pm, the Athens Clarke County Library is offering a class entitled "Facebook for Businesses." Seems pretty self-explanatory.

The Mayor and Commission hold a work session on Tuesday, October 8, at 5:30pm in the Dougherty Street Building. On the agenda are legislative issues, the expanded animal shelter, the business corridor and the needs of HED.

The Athens Downtown Development Authority holds its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday at 3pm in the Chamber of Commerce Building on Hancock Avenue. The agenda seems like a full one.

Wednesday marks the 17th Rabbit Box storytelling event, whose theme is "Haunted." Things get underway in the amphitheater of Sandy Creek Park at 7pm, so bring a blanket and chairs in case the seats go quickly. Storytellers tell an original story, without notes, that lasts roughly eight minutes. You'll hear stories from Sarah Bradley, Eddie Glikin, Lorraine Thompson, Kyrie Amos, Neal Priest, Katee Creevy, Hunt Brumby and Annie Prenni.

The Clarke County Board of Education meets Thursday for its regular monthly meeting. Board members could vote on whether to spend $834,000 on security upgrades to the public schools.

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