ACC Leisure Services Department
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On Stage...

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department presents “Jack and the Giant," a children’s play performed by kids, for kids, as part of Athens Creative Theatre's theatre performance camp.  This special production will be presented Friday, July 29 at 7 PM  at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. 

In this charming adaptation of the classic tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk," the giant is making life pretty miserable for Jack, his mother and the entire kingdom.  Jack is even forced to sell his beloved cow for magic beans.  And where does Jack go?  That’s right!  Jack goes up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but the malicious Trolls as well.  Come enjoy this charming production! 

Tickets are available at the Morton Theatre box office by calling 706-613-3771 or by visiting Tickets are $6 each.

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Get Ready for Fall...

A diverse selection highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, and holiday events are planned for adults and children this fall.

Online program registration for Athens-Clarke County residents will open Saturday, August 6 at 9 AM.  Non-residents may register online starting Monday, August 8 at noon.  

Before registering, individuals who have not already done so must establish a free online account at  Payment may be rendered using a debit card, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, or a MasterCard or Visa gift card. 

Individuals who do not have access to a computer or smart phone may register online using the computer labs at East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, or Rocksprings Park during regular hours of operation.

For more information, call 706-613-3800.

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Have a Look...

This summer, the Lyndon House Arts Center is highlighting an expansive notion of printmaking. The exhibition “Multiple” features works by three young artists working in the field of paper and the printed image. 

The artists featured in this special show include Arron Foster, Ry McCullough, and Katherine Miller.

This exhibition is on display through August 6. 
All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 9 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 AM- 5 PM.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 706-613-3623.
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In the Spotlight...

The Department will hold auditions for Athens Creative Theatre’s upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol:The Musical” for ages eight and older. Roles are available for children, teens, adults, and seniors.  Auditions will take place Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 from 6 – 9 PM at Quinn Hall at Memorial Park at 293 Gran Ellen Drive. 

Reservations for auditions are underway by calling 706-613-3628 to schedule an audition appointment. Those individuals auditioning should come with 16-bars of a prepared solo from any Broadway musical and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment. 

The production is scheduled November 3-6 at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens.

For more information, call 706-613-3628.
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Have You Heard?

The scholarship program offers an opportunity for eligible Athens-Clarke County residents to pay less than the full fee for a Department youth program.  All scholarships expire June 30.  Please note that all scholarships approved prior to June 30 must be renewed before to any new program registration in order to receive a discount. 

Parents may apply for scholarships at Department offices, however scholarship applications are not approved at the time of application.  Applicants will receive an email within five business days notifying them whether or not the scholarship has been approved.  This email will include the amount of discount and will take the place of the previously issued laminated cards.  

All applicants must provide a valid email address. Applicants must provide a current and reliable photo ID, along with verification of dependency, income, and residency.  A list of approved documentation is available at  

To allow for processing time, parents must apply for a scholarship at least one full week prior to registering for a program.  Applying for a scholarship and registering for a program may not be conducted at the same time.  Parents who wish to use the scholarship when registering for fall programs are encouraged to apply for a scholarship as soon as possible. Fall registration for ACC residents begins online on Saturday, August 6 at 9 AM at  

Those applying for a scholarship may take the required documentation to any of the following Leisure Services facilities:  Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, East Athens Educational Dance Center, Lay Park,  Lyndon House Arts Center, Memorial Park, Rocksprings Community Center and Park, or Sandy Creek Nature Center. 

Scholarships do not cover admission, entrance, field trips, or rental fees. 

Staff at all facilities are available to answer questions or call 706-613-3800 or visit

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