Community Events

Around UGA and Athens

We aim to keep our members up-to-date with all of the events of interest in the Athens area.

Ongoing: UGA Master Calendar
Ongoing: Athens-Clarke County Library Calendar // ACC Library: Computer Classes
Ongoing: Oconee County Library
Ongoing: Special Collections Library
Ongoing: Community Calendar (provided by Boom Athens magazine)
Ongoing: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation
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Events

Poppies: Women, War, Peace” is now open at the Hargrett Gallery of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Part of the observance to mark the centennial end of the First World War, the exhibit also pays homage to Moïna Belle Michael, originally from Monroe, who was instrumental in ensuring the red poppy flower became a symbol to remember the victims and veterans of war. Michael was inspired in her quest by the war poem ‘In Flanders Field’ written by Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae in 1915.

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Opportunities 

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  • Work with UGA Law Students: ACC Courts Self Help Center needs volunteer active or inactive attorneys to help pro se litigants complete legal forms. Work with UGA Law students. Mondays only 10-2, flexible commitments. Email Anne O’Niell, adoniell48@gmail.com for more information.
  • Community Docents: The Georgia Museum of Art’s docent corps is a specially trained group of volunteers who lead conversation-based tours of the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Through these tours, docents help museum visitors feel welcome and comfortable, enhance their educational experience and facilitate relevant connections with works of art. No experience in education or art is necessary, and all training is provided. This program requires a 2-year commitment, 12 tours per a year and continuing education attendance on select Monday mornings. The next community docent education session will start in August. Email Sage Kincaid at sagekincaid@uga.edu for more information or call 706.542.0448.
  • Community Input Opportunity: OLLI members provide a distinct demographic within the local community. To this end, the Athens Airport Authority has asked us to assist in a survey regarding the Athens Ben-Epps Airport. Any information collected will be stripped of any identifiers, and will be used to help establish future strategy for the airport. We hope that you will consider taking the survey.
  • ProjectCHAMPS: Couples Healthfully Aging as Movement Partners Study The UGA Department of Kinesiology is seeking older adult couples aged 60+ with internet access and the ability to use social media. Participants will be asked to incorporate changes into their physical activity and will be asked to participate in a supervised exercise program.  Upon successful completion of the project, participants can be provided with a Fitbit and a free 2-month membership to the Center for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH), which is valued at $70.00. For more information please contact the Body Composition and Metabolism Laboratory at 706-542-4395 or email at CHAMPS.UGA.17@gmail.com.
  • Parkinson’s Disease Study The Kinesiology Department at UGA is looking for healthy individuals over the age of 65 to participate and serve as healthy controls in a research study. The study is conducted in the Ramsey center, lasts 2 hours, and each participant receives $10. This is a great way to help contribute to research at UGA! See our flyer for more details.
  • UGA Silver Dawgs – The “UGA Silver Dawgs” is a game day ambassadors program sponsored by the UGA Athletic Association that will begin in Fall 2018.  This program will be made up of mature individuals that are dedicated to making the Georgia Football experience exceptional for everyone in attendance. To submit an application, please complete the online application.
  • OLLI@UGA is very proud of its relationship with UGA’s Institute of Gerontology. For more information on their work or to volunteer for a study, please visit their website.
    • Usability Testing of Telepresence Technology The purpose of project is to provide user testing experience and gain insight into the attitudes and acceptance of telepresence technology by older adults. No technology experience is required! We are looking for • Adults 60+ to 85 years of age • Able to write and fill out questionnaires. Payment incentive is $15.00 an hour. Study should take no more than 2 hours. We are flexible and can conduct interviews at a location convenient for you. To sign up contact Jen (Xian) Wu at 803.999.6878 or by email, wu222@email.sc.edu