ACC Leisure Services Department
Tales on the Porch

Sit a Spell...

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a special evening at the log house at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Friday, October 14 from 7:30 – 9 PM.

"Tales on the Porch" will begin with everyone getting toasty by a fire, roasting marshmallows and sharing stories. Storyteller Jackie Elsner will tell the tale "The Hound" by William Faulkner. The story takes place in a cabin in the woods by a creek, so the log house is the perfect setting! After the story, take a night hike through the woods....if you aren't too scared! 

The program is for ages 13 and older.  The fee is $3 for ACC residents and $5 for non-residents.  Online registration is underway under “adult programs,” or registration is accepted at the door. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3615.

Christmas tree ornament

Just in TIme for the Holidays...

Just in time for the holiday season, create something new and festive for your home or for a gift.  The program includes instruction along with all required materials including fabric and bows and takes place over the course of two Wednesdays, October 19 and 26 from 10 AM – noon.

The fee is $25 for ACC residents and $37.50 for non-residents.  Online registration is required and is underway.

For more information, please call 706-613-3602.

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The Lyndon House Arts Foundation (LHAF) will host the annual Lickskillet Artists Market and Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Lyndon House Arts Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

Currently in its seventh year, Lickskillet has become one of Athens’ most unique and exciting events, drawing more than 1,200 attendees from a ten county region. The Lickskillet Artists Market and Festival showcases the talents of more than 100 local artists and musicians and offers a full range of activities for everyone.

Event highlights include Athens area artists displaying and selling ceramics, clothing, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, photos, prints, sculpture, and woodwork.

There will be musical performances, self-guided tours of the historic Lyndon-Ware House and
children’s activities. Local food trucks will be on site, as well.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623. 

East Athens Educational Dance Center

On Stage!

The East Athens Educational Dance Center will present its annual Gifted Performing Ensemble’s show entitled  “Movement Circulation” at the Dance Center’s Presentation Hall on Saturday, October 22 at 6 PM.

The presentation highlights the advanced level students enrolled in the Dance Center’s resident dance companies Junior and Senior Gifted Performing Ensemble.  

Various styles of dance will be presented including ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, and praise.

Tickets are now on sale now at the Dance Center, located at 390 McKinley Dr, Monday-Thursday from 1 - 7 PM  and Friday from 8AM – 4PM. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3624.
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So Much Fun, It's Scary!

Halloween is almost here and the Leisure Services Department is ready!

A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the month including carnivals, "Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day," "Trunk or Treat," and more.

For a complete list, please visit

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