ACC Leisure Services Department
spring registration

Get Ready for Spring...


The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces its spring program opportunities for 2019. A diverse selection highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, and holiday events are planned for adults and children.

Online program registration for Athens-Clarke County residents will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9.  Non-residents may register online starting Monday, February 11 at noon.  Before registering, individuals who have not already done so must establish a free online account at www.accgov.com/leisure.  Payment may be rendered using a debit card, American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, or a MasterCard or Visa gift card. 
Individuals who already have an online account and received or renewed a Leisure Services Department scholarship since July 1, 2018, may use the scholarship when registering online.  

Individuals with expired scholarships and new scholarship applicants must visit a Leisure Services Department facility office to apply for a scholarship or to renew an expired one. This must be done at least five business days prior to registering for a program.   Scholarships may not be applied for online.  Information regarding the scholarship program, including required documentation, is available at www.accgov.com/scholarship
Individuals who do not have access to a computer or smart phone may register online using the computer labs at East Athens Community CenterLay Park, or Rocksprings Park during regular hours of operation.

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.
  

Art Exhibit

On Display at the Lyndon House


Lyndon House Arts Center is hosting a new exhibition by artist Broderick Flanigan entitled "Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians." The exhibition is on display through February 9 during gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

When an elder dies, it’s as if a library has been burned to the ground. The stories, the voices, the history, the places, and the legacy that were held inside all disappear.  "Sitting with the Elders" uses art and story to capture the spirit of voices long gone and to amplify the voices of those still among us whose lessons we need today.

"Sitting with the Elders" preserves a legacy that is vanishing, and it reminds readers of the messy, challenging, difficult obstacles in life we face in order to become thoughtful and engaged citizens of our communities and country. At a time when our nation is divided in many ways, "Sitting with the Elders" is an important reminder of how community is a bedrock of positive change.

The public is invited to the event "Sitting with the Elders; Stories of Black Athenians with Broderick Flanigan" on Saturday February 9 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m..  This program is free of charge.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Lyndon House Arts Center is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Valentine

How Sweet!


It's time for the sweetest time of the year, Valentine's Day.  The Leisure Services Department will keep cupids happy with these events.

"Valentine Cookies and Cards" is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at East Athens Community Center.   This program is for ages 5-18 with a fee of $1 for ACC residents and $1.50 for non-residents. Join us as we create heart shaped  Valentine’s Day cards for that special someone. Participants will be served sugary treats as they create their card masterpieces. No pre-registration required. For more information, please call 706-613-3593.

Rocksprings Park will host "Lil Love Bugs" on Thursday, February 14 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Playtime will be Valentine themed and include making Valentine cards, a personalized photo plate, cupid themed matching game, sweetness scavenger hunt, and a love bug snack. This program is for ages 1-6.   The fee is $5 for ACC residents and $7.50 for non-residents.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.  Online registration is required.  For details, please call 706-613-360
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School Bus

No School?  No Problem!


The Leisure Services Department will host Out of School programs on Monday, February 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. These programs serve children, ages 6-12, and take place on a day when Clarke County schools are not in session.  

“Game Day Mania” is scheduled for at East Athens Community Center.  Participants will test their skills in a variety of games during our day off camp. Games will include EACC versions of Beat Shazam, relay races, Jeopardy, and Family Feud! 

“Pajama Party” will take place at Rocksprings Park. The day off adventures will include wearing our pajamas all day, a pillow and blanket fort challenge, a pillowcase craft, some great games and a comfort food snack. Everyone should come in pajamas and bring pillows and blankets. Feel free to bring slippers, but also closed toe shoes for outdoor play.

Lay Park will host “If I Were President.”  What would you do if you were president? We'll dress up for mock interviews, play patriotic games, create our own play money and other crafts, snacks and much more!  
Space is limited. Campers must bring a sack lunch.  The fee is $15 ACC resident and $22.50 for non-residents. 
For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Trail Ambassador

Be An Ambassador!

The Leisure Services Department will host Trail Ambassadors Orientation and Open House on Monday, February 11 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at
 
Sandy Creek Nature Center

Individuals only need to stop in for 20-30 minutes during that time slot and do not need to stay the entire time. Individuals only need to attend one orientation. 

Trail Ambassadors are volunteers who help provide a friendly and helpful presence on our trails by offering directions, information, and first aid supplies when needed, reporting any problems they may encounter, and picking up litter along the Department trails.

For more information, please call 706-613-3620.

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