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  1. Unified Recreational Basketball League Registration Jan. 6th - March 8th. Coed Ages 16 and up. $20 per player.

    January 6, 2020 - March 8, 2020 @ Athens Community Center

    Who: Co-Ed 16 years old and up What: Unified Basketball joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. **A simple principle inspires it: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Join the fun! **Practices first two weeks of the season & games take place the last three weeks Registration: January 6th to March 8th. At the Athens Community Center. Fee: $20 per person ALL ABILITIES LEAGUE! BEGINNERS TO SEASONED PLAYERS!

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  2. Pilates Tuesday Class

    January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    Classical Pilates Mat offers a whole-body workout focusing on building core strength, improving posture, lengthening and strengthening muscles, and enhancing mind-body connection. Learn functional fundamentals that will change your body forever and can be applied to your everyday living. You will leave the studio refreshed, energized, and focused.

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  3. Yoga 50+

    January 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    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.

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  4. Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids at Arts West

    January 28, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Arts West

    Monday-Thursday, January 6 to March 5, 3:45-5:15pm. Registration is open until January 24. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Students can be registered for one or more days per week. Mondays - Geek Arts, Tuesdays - Micro Art, Wednesdays - Puppet Design, Thursdays - Enormous Art!

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  5. Zumba Toning, Sentao, & Barre

    January 28, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:25 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    The first half of this unique specialty class is dedicated to Zumba dance while the second half concentrates on Zumba Toning and Sentao and Barre. Zumba Toning enhances the sense of rhythm and coordination while using hand weights for strengthening and toning the arms, core and lower body. Zumba Sentao combines strength and resistance training all centered around a chair while targeting legs, abs, glutes & arms; a unique way to challenge the muscles without having to lift weights. Barre integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training that tones all parts of your body. Taught by: Kim Knapp-Browne & Kim Rios

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  6. Karate

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    This class is for teen and adult beginners, and intermediate and advanced students of all ages, including children (with instructor's permission). Students will learn and practice karate techniques, including kata and sparring.

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  7. Bootcamp Fitness Class

    January 29, 2020, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020 Each Mon 6:30am to 7:30am Each Wed 6:30am to 7:30am Location: Athens Community Center Facility: Exercise Studio Price: Activity Fee - Member: $65.00 for Member Activity Fee - Non-member: $80.00 for Non-member Register online or at the front desk of the community center.

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  8. Hatha Yoga - Intermediate Level

    January 29, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    This class seeks to balance the practioner's mind and body through deepening body awareness in yoga poses and deepening mental focus through mindfulness in breath practices and meditation. This class is suitable for people with previous experience in basic poses and alignment

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  9. Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids at Arts West

    January 29, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Arts West

    Monday-Thursday, January 6 to March 5, 3:45-5:15pm. Registration is open until January 24. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Students can be registered for one or more days per week. Mondays - Geek Arts, Tuesdays - Micro Art, Wednesdays - Puppet Design, Thursdays - Enormous Art!

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  10. Evening Bootcamp Fitness Class

    January 29, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

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  11. Yoga for ANY BODY

    January 29, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Athens Community Center Multipurpose Room A

    Explore the gift of you through Yoga breath, stretch, balance, and strength.

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  12. LaBlast EVENING Fitness Class

    January 29, 2020, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    LaBlast® is a partner-free dance fitness workout created by world renowned dancer and fitness expert Louis van Amstel (as seen on ABC?s Dancing with the Stars). Designed for all levels ? from the absolute beginner to the experienced dancer, LaBlast leads you through an eclectic mix of classic ballroom dances set to a variety of music genres. Do the Cha Cha Cha, Salsa and Jive set to everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country? to burn fat and blast calories! Whether you want to tone your body, maintain a healthy lifestyle, learn to dance, or just have a great time, LaBlast offers something for everyone.

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  13. Pilates Thursday Class

    January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    Pilates is an amazing whole-body workout that will change the way you move and boost your self confidence. Feel strong as you move beyond the beginner series and deepen your core strength in 360 degrees. Every exercise treats the body as a unified system, increasing your concentration and well being. There is nothing that compares to the invigorated feeling Pilates will create in your life.

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  14. Graceful Yoga

    January 30, 2020, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    In this class we will embrace the more gentle aspects of yoga which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Our focus will be on asanas (postures), breath work, and inner practices designed to reduce stress and enhance physical and mental well-being.

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  15. Afternoon Arts Classes for Kids at Arts West

    January 30, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Arts West

    Monday-Thursday, January 6 to March 5, 3:45-5:15pm. Registration is open until January 24. Students in grades K-5 will experience arts instruction in a variety of disciplines. Students can be registered for one or more days per week. Mondays - Geek Arts, Tuesdays - Micro Art, Wednesdays - Puppet Design, Thursdays - Enormous Art!

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  16. Zumba Fitness

    January 30, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:25 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    This Zumba dance class fuses a wonderful blend of high energy Latin and international music with easy-to-follow moves like the salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, merengue, flamenco, calypso, cumbia and much more, to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The routines also feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. All moves are modifiable you can Zumba your own way. Our goal is simple: we want you to want to work out and to love working out.

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  17. Karate

    January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Athens Community Center Exercise Studio

    This class is for teen and adult beginners, and intermediate and advanced students of all ages, including children (with instructor's permission). Students will learn and practice karate techniques, including kata and sparring.

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  18. TreeWater Initiative Benefit at Arts West

    January 30, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Arts West

    An evening of music and entertainment to raise funds for the Treewater Initiative, a nonprofit started by long-time Athens resident, Jeannie Amash, dedicated to planting trees in Gaza. Hosted by Lawrence Greene and the Ugata Drummers, with featured artists Marley Mekind, Elisabeth Weems, Natrix (Yazz Garcia) and Ron Jae. Jeannie is an American born daughter of Palestinian refugee, Dr. Paul J. Amash. After his death in 2016, she visited Palestine to understand the events that shaped his life. The tree planting project is a step toward creating a new story of peace for the people of Gaza. Jeannie has already planted over a thousand olive trees, and plans to plant another thousand in March. $10 Suggested Donation Plants One Tree.  

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  19. Art Reception for Charlie Touvell's "Major Vibes" & Wendy Minor Viny's Solo Show

    January 31, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arts West

    Charlie and Wendy's artwork is on display through Jan. 31 in the Arts West upstairs and downstairs galleries. Charlie's show features a 22 peice tribute to Major Arcana Tarot Cards, which will culminate into a 2020 calendar to be available at the closing reception. Wendy incorporates cast-off items into her art to break down their traditional boundaries and re-introduce them in surprising, fresh contexts. The closing reception on Jan 31 includes food, drinks and live music!

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Mayor's Weekly Press Conference

  1. Mayor's Weekly Press Conference

    January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ City Council Chambers

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