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  1. 2021 Summer Camp Registration

    March 15, 2021 - June 7, 2021 @ Athens Community Center

    For ages 6-14. Because of the long camp day, campers must have completed Kindergarten or received permissions from Erin Helms - ehelms@ci.athens.oh.us. A $10 per week sibling discount is available. Enrollment fee will be due one week prior to start of selected camp week. A covid safety plan will be in place during the whole summer. Camp hours are 9am-3:30pm. Before and After Care is available at an additional $32 per week and will allow for drop off between 7:30-8:30am and pick up between 3:30-5:30pm. Registration is currently only available in person at the Athens Community Center.

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  2. For the Love of Athens Photo Contest Gallery Exhibit Encore at the Athens Community Center

    March 23, 2021, 8:00 AM - May 29, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Athens Community Center

    For the Love of Athens is a photo contest and exhibition celebrating the people and places of Athens County. The gallery display will be traveling from Arts West to the Athens Community Center and will be open to the public starting Tuesday, March 30th and will be on display through May 29th.

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  3. Yoga 50+

    April 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Holly Fitch Description: For mid-life and older beginners, this class offers an ideal low impact, invigorating way to keep the body supple, and the mind relaxed and focused. Dates: March 30 to May 25 (9 weeks) Day: Tuesday Time: 2pm to 3pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 50+

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  4. Afternoon Arts Ceramics at Arts West (Grades K-3rd)- The Art of Flying

    April 20, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Arts West

    Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in five week units of themed ceramics classes at Arts West. During the Afternoon Arts Ceramics Classes, participants will be led by the instructor through several projects, and will get to learn about many exciting clay and glazing techniques. Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students; the age range is age 5 through 9 years old. Registration is $50 per 5 week unit; students can participate in one or all units.

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  5. Hippo Hoppo Dance Class (Ages 3-5) Tuesday PM Class - Spring Session 1

    April 20, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: This class will have your preschooler moving to the music! Using games, songs, and imaginative play alongside short choreography blasts, dancers learn the fundamentals of dance and the basics of hip hop, including rhythm, musicality, and footwork. You'll enjoy watching your little one develop a love of dance while moving to age appropriate music in this high energy environment. We ask that parents stay in the building and are encouraged to stay in the room or even join in! Dancers should wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and long hair should be pulled back from the face Dates: Session1-April 13 to May 4, Session 2-May 11 to June 1 (4 week sessions) Day: Tuesday Time: 5pm to 5:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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  6. Hip Pop Rock Dance Class (Ages 5-10)

    April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Description: Learn the fundamentals of hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, and funk mixed with your favorite moves from mainstream pop! We use an age-appropriate mix of music to teach basic steps, which dancers will combine in short choreographed combos and improvised cyphers. Students will develop body control and awareness, expand their fitness levels, create avenues to direct their own energy, and build self-confidence in a safe, fun environment. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in but that is not too baggy (no jeans) and sneakers that tie. Dates: April 13 to June 1 (8 weeks) Day: Tuesday Time:6pm to 6:45pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 5 to 10 years old

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  7. Afternoon Arts Ceramics at Arts West (Grades K-3rd)- Organic Art

    April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Arts West

    Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in five week units of themed ceramics classes at Arts West. During the Afternoon Arts Ceramics Classes, participants will be led by the instructor through several projects, and will get to learn about many exciting clay and glazing techniques. Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students; the age range is age 5 through 9 years old. Registration is $50 per 5 week unit; students can participate in one or all units.

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  8. Hippo Hoppo Dance Class (Ages 3-5) P.M. Class - Spring Session 1

    April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: This class will have your preschooler moving to the music! Using games, songs, and imaginative play alongside short choreography blasts, dancers learn the fundamentals of dance and the basics of hip hop, including rhythm, musicality, and footwork. You'll enjoy watching your little one develop a love of dance while moving to age appropriate music in this high energy environment. We ask that parents stay in the building and are encouraged to stay in the room or even join in! Dancers should wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and long hair should be pulled back from the face Dates: Session1-April 15 to May 6, Session 2-May 13 to June 3 (4 week sessions) Day: Thursday Time: 4pm to 4:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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  9. Little Royals Ballet (Ages 4-6) Spring Session 1

    April 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: Princesses and Princes will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique in this fun, informal setting. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through games, songs, and choreography. No dance experience necessary. There is no dress code for this class; dancers should wear comfortable clothes and long hair should be pulled back. Soft ballet slippers are recommended but not required. Dates: Session1-April 15 to May 6, Session 2-May 13 to June 3 (4 week sessions) Day: Thursday Time: 5pm to 5:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 4 to 6 years old

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  10. Ballet 101 (Ages 5-10)

    April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co) Description: Everything you need to know for a solid foundation in this classical dance. This class will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique while introducing dancers to a more structured class. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through exercises and choreography. No dance experience necessary. While we don't have a color-specific dress code for this class, female dancers should wear a leotard, tights, and a ballet skirt or shorts and long hair should be pulled back. Male dancers should wear dance pants or leggings (not sweats) and a fitted t-shirt. Fitted clothes allow for ease of movement and for alignment correction by the teacher. Soft ballet slippers are required (please do not wear these outside; bring street shoes). If you need help finding attire or shoes, please email info@rldancecompany.com Ages:5 to 10 year olds

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  11. Bootcamp

    April 23, 2021, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey Description: This class is perfect for blasting calories with short bursts of cardio followed by strength moves using body weight exercises mixed with targeted weight training. A great class for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Every week, we change it up to keep you and your muscles pushing through boundaries and reaching new heights. We promise there’s something for everyone in every class! Dates: April 9 to June 4th ( no class on May 10 or May 31) (15 total classes) Day: Monday and Friday Time: 6:30am to 7:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 16+

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  12. Dance with Me Session 1

    April 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co) Description: A great way to spend time with your toddler while introducing them to the wonderful world of movement! Your little one will be introduced to the classroom while enjoying time with you, meeting new friends and learning to follow directions. We use games and songs to introduce dance fundamentals, rhythm, and musicality. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and require either bare feet or socks with "grips" such as yoga socks. Since you will be an integral part of this class, we ask that you turn off and stow your cell phone prior to the start of class. This class is for toddlers over the age of 1 who CAN STAND BY THEMSELVES (it's okay if they are not fully walking yet). Dates: Session1-April 16 to May 7, Session 2-May 14 to June 4 (4 week sessions) Day: Friday Time:10am to 10:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: older than 1 year old

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  13. Creative Movement Class (Ages 3-5 years) Session 1

    April 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    A hybrid class combining elements of Hippo Hoppo and Little Royals Ballet Ages: 3-5 years old

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  14. Tai Chi

    April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Victoria Taylor Description: This course will teach you the traditional 108 movements Yang Style as taught by Yang Ching Fu. This meditative exercise promotes relaxation, leg strength, and balance. This class is open to returning participants at this time or with instructor permission. Dates: April 3 to May 29 (9 weeks) Day: Saturday Time: 9am to 10:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 16+

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  15. Arts at Armory Park

    April 24, 2021, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Armory Park

    Join Passion Works Studio, Arts West, and UpCycle Ohio at Arts at Armory Park on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Reflect on the past year by helping us paint a community banner that considers the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Athens community has supported you this past year! Drinks & Snacks will be provided! For a guaranteed spot, please sign up for a 1-hour table reservation, each table holds up to 6 people! This event has been created by Paula Atfield, recipient of The College of Fine Arts Billman Award.

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  16. Bootcamp

    April 26, 2021, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey Description: This class is perfect for blasting calories with short bursts of cardio followed by strength moves using body weight exercises mixed with targeted weight training. A great class for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Every week, we change it up to keep you and your muscles pushing through boundaries and reaching new heights. We promise there’s something for everyone in every class! Dates: April 9 to June 4th ( no class on May 10 or May 31) (15 total classes) Day: Monday and Friday Time: 6:30am to 7:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 16+

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  17. Crafternoon! for Kids (Grades K-3) - Birds in Yarn Nests

    April 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Arts and Crafts Room

    In this tactile craft project, students will get to explore airdry clay to create a bird and eggs. Then they will create a nest out of yarn and a balloon which will act as a mold. What better way to celebrate the spring season?

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  18. Slow Flow Yoga with Holly

    April 26, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Holly Fitch Description: Explore the details of breath and alignment as you hold poses in this slower paced flow class. Be ready for a variety of stretching, strengthening and restorative poses Dates: March 29 to May 24 (9 weeks) Day: Mondays Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 16+

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  19. Yoga 50+

    April 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Holly Fitch Description: For mid-life and older beginners, this class offers an ideal low impact, invigorating way to keep the body supple, and the mind relaxed and focused. Dates: March 30 to May 25 (9 weeks) Day: Tuesday Time: 2pm to 3pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 50+

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  20. Afternoon Arts Ceramics at Arts West (Grades K-3rd)- The Art of Flying

    April 27, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Arts West

    Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in five week units of themed ceramics classes at Arts West. During the Afternoon Arts Ceramics Classes, participants will be led by the instructor through several projects, and will get to learn about many exciting clay and glazing techniques. Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students; the age range is age 5 through 9 years old. Registration is $50 per 5 week unit; students can participate in one or all units.

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  21. Hippo Hoppo Dance Class (Ages 3-5) Tuesday PM Class - Spring Session 1

    April 27, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: This class will have your preschooler moving to the music! Using games, songs, and imaginative play alongside short choreography blasts, dancers learn the fundamentals of dance and the basics of hip hop, including rhythm, musicality, and footwork. You'll enjoy watching your little one develop a love of dance while moving to age appropriate music in this high energy environment. We ask that parents stay in the building and are encouraged to stay in the room or even join in! Dancers should wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and long hair should be pulled back from the face Dates: Session1-April 13 to May 4, Session 2-May 11 to June 1 (4 week sessions) Day: Tuesday Time: 5pm to 5:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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  22. Hip Pop Rock Dance Class (Ages 5-10)

    April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Description: Learn the fundamentals of hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, and funk mixed with your favorite moves from mainstream pop! We use an age-appropriate mix of music to teach basic steps, which dancers will combine in short choreographed combos and improvised cyphers. Students will develop body control and awareness, expand their fitness levels, create avenues to direct their own energy, and build self-confidence in a safe, fun environment. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in but that is not too baggy (no jeans) and sneakers that tie. Dates: April 13 to June 1 (8 weeks) Day: Tuesday Time:6pm to 6:45pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 5 to 10 years old

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  23. Afternoon Arts Ceramics at Arts West (Grades K-3rd)- Organic Art

    April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Arts West

    Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Beveridge in five week units of themed ceramics classes at Arts West. During the Afternoon Arts Ceramics Classes, participants will be led by the instructor through several projects, and will get to learn about many exciting clay and glazing techniques. Enrollment is limited to 9 in person students; the age range is age 5 through 9 years old. Registration is $50 per 5 week unit; students can participate in one or all units.

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  24. Hippo Hoppo Dance Class (Ages 3-5) P.M. Class - Spring Session 1

    April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: This class will have your preschooler moving to the music! Using games, songs, and imaginative play alongside short choreography blasts, dancers learn the fundamentals of dance and the basics of hip hop, including rhythm, musicality, and footwork. You'll enjoy watching your little one develop a love of dance while moving to age appropriate music in this high energy environment. We ask that parents stay in the building and are encouraged to stay in the room or even join in! Dancers should wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and long hair should be pulled back from the face Dates: Session1-April 15 to May 6, Session 2-May 13 to June 3 (4 week sessions) Day: Thursday Time: 4pm to 4:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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  25. Little Royals Ballet (Ages 4-6) Spring Session 1

    April 29, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co.) Description: Princesses and Princes will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique in this fun, informal setting. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through games, songs, and choreography. No dance experience necessary. There is no dress code for this class; dancers should wear comfortable clothes and long hair should be pulled back. Soft ballet slippers are recommended but not required. Dates: Session1-April 15 to May 6, Session 2-May 13 to June 3 (4 week sessions) Day: Thursday Time: 5pm to 5:30pm Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 4 to 6 years old

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  26. Ballet 101 (Ages 5-10)

    April 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co) Description: Everything you need to know for a solid foundation in this classical dance. This class will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique while introducing dancers to a more structured class. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through exercises and choreography. No dance experience necessary. While we don't have a color-specific dress code for this class, female dancers should wear a leotard, tights, and a ballet skirt or shorts and long hair should be pulled back. Male dancers should wear dance pants or leggings (not sweats) and a fitted t-shirt. Fitted clothes allow for ease of movement and for alignment correction by the teacher. Soft ballet slippers are required (please do not wear these outside; bring street shoes). If you need help finding attire or shoes, please email info@rldancecompany.com Ages:5 to 10 year olds

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  27. Bootcamp

    April 30, 2021, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey Description: This class is perfect for blasting calories with short bursts of cardio followed by strength moves using body weight exercises mixed with targeted weight training. A great class for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Every week, we change it up to keep you and your muscles pushing through boundaries and reaching new heights. We promise there’s something for everyone in every class! Dates: April 9 to June 4th ( no class on May 10 or May 31) (15 total classes) Day: Monday and Friday Time: 6:30am to 7:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: 16+

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  28. Dance with Me Session 1

    April 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    Instructor: Robyn Lindsey (RL Dance Co) Description: A great way to spend time with your toddler while introducing them to the wonderful world of movement! Your little one will be introduced to the classroom while enjoying time with you, meeting new friends and learning to follow directions. We use games and songs to introduce dance fundamentals, rhythm, and musicality. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and require either bare feet or socks with "grips" such as yoga socks. Since you will be an integral part of this class, we ask that you turn off and stow your cell phone prior to the start of class. This class is for toddlers over the age of 1 who CAN STAND BY THEMSELVES (it's okay if they are not fully walking yet). Dates: Session1-April 16 to May 7, Session 2-May 14 to June 4 (4 week sessions) Day: Friday Time:10am to 10:30am Location: Exercise Studio Ages: older than 1 year old

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  29. Creative Movement Class (Ages 3-5 years) Session 1

    April 30, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Exercise Studio

    A hybrid class combining elements of Hippo Hoppo and Little Royals Ballet Ages: 3-5 years old

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