ACC Leisure Services Department
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It's Not Such a Difficult Age...


Tweens are invited to spend an afternoon at Lay Park - having fun and just being a tween.

“Tweens Together” is set for Saturday, January 14 from 4-6 PM.   This program is for ages 8-12.  Participants will enjoy an afternoon with their peers in a "Tween Only Space."  Activities include a life size board game, crafts, computer lab, photo booth, and a Wii competition.  This program fee is $5 for Athens-Clarke County residents and $7.50 for non-residents. 

Online registration is underway.  

For more information, please call 706-613-3596.



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Be Part of the Celebration...


The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for an exhibition and Saturday Celebration, set for January 14 from 1 - 4 PM, honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visions of MLK curator Montu Miller has selected the theme “Let Us Build Bridges" for this year’s exhibition and event, focusing on building bridges between local communities through collaboration.  

A collaborative bridge-building art activity for all ages, designed by Chase Street School’s STEM teacher Chris Sugiuchi, will take place from 1-2 PM. Artist Juan Logan, whose exhibit “Upstream Part I: Sweetmare” is on view in the Lyndon House, will give a gallery talk that afternoon. “Upstream Part II” featuring work by William Downs, Broderick Flannigan, Jerushia Graham, Njambi Mwaura and Meaza Nigatu will be on view as well. 

This year’s performance program, which begins at 2 PM, is an afternoon of art, dance, poetry, and song.  Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the variety show, meet the artists, view the exhibition, and take part in hands-on art activities for the whole family. 

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

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Get Fit in 2017 - Dance!

A wide selection of classes, for the beginner as well as the advanced student, is available this winter at the East Athens Educational Dance Center.

The dance program selection includes a variety of disciplines including ballet, modern dance, tap, and others. Classes begin January 17.  Programs are available for children, teens, and adults.

Online registration is underway.  Register today!

For more information, please call 706- 613-3624. 



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WOW!

The new World of Wonder Park is open at Southeast Clarke Park!

The impressive new playground includes ten slides featuring a three-story Slide Tower which is the park’s tallest element. The new play area also includes a Biba Activated Playground (augmented reality gameplay experience), climbing rock wall, a two story Dynamo Apollo Spinner and a rope web climber.  

The swing areas include standard swings, as well as co-ride parent/child generational swings, swings for individuals with mobility impairment, and park bench swings for parents.

The WOW Park is the largest play area in the Leisure Services park system. The equipment is designed for agility, balance, imagination, motion, tactile/sensory experience, social engagement, and upper body strength.  It offers a variety of play experiences, both passive and active and is located near a wooded passive play area, as well.

For more information, please call 706-613-3801.

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Making Art in the New Year!


Get creative in the new year and enroll in an art class at Lyndon House Arts Center.  

A variety of classes are available for adults including Drawing, Enamel Jewelry, Printmaking and Photography, and Wheel Thrown Pottery.  Youth programs include Art Time, Stop-Motion Animation, and design and build Fairy Houses still have limited openings.

Online registration is underway.  Classes begin, soon.
For more information, please call 706-613-3623.




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