Love that Mid-Century Modern!
Design in the 1950s and 60s was hip and cool then, and it still is today. See what there was to admire in home design from the early “Boomer” era at the Mid-Century Modern Tour of Homes in Athens, Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Part of the year-long 50th anniversary of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, the tour will feature six homes in the Five Points, Beechwood and Glenwood neighborhoods, and afterward, cocktails at a seventh. The tour is self-guided during the day with an evening reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tour tickets are $20/$25; for the tour and cocktails, $35/$40. To purchase tickets, go to www.achfonline.org.
Clap your hands
The Athens Symphony celebrates 40 years of making great music with an all-volunteer orchestra. Always free but always professional, the orchestra’s Fall Concert will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Pick up your free tickets at the Classic Center box office two weeks prior.
Stomp your feet
The 33rd annual North Georgia Folk Festival gets underway Saturday, Oct. 7 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens. Folk music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food and friendship. For details, www.athensfolk.org.
…And support music in the schools
The 8th Annual AthHalf Marathon takes place Sunday, Oct. 22, and the first ever AthHalf 5K on Saturday, Oct. 21. And it’s all to help raise money to support music and arts education for K-8 youth. For more information, www.athhalf.com.
Five Polling Location Changes
If you’re planning to vote in the Nov. 7 election in Athens, be aware that five sites have changed. If you voted previously at either East Athens Baptist Church, Barnett Shoals Elementary School, the Board of Education, Timothy Baptist Church, or Oglethorpe Elementary School, look for a new voter registration card in the mail; or call the Board of Elections at 706.613.3150 or refer to the Ga. Secretary of State’s website and “My Voter Page.”
Researchers want You!
The UGA Clinical and Translational Unit is starting the second round of the Flu Vaccine Study, and needs volunteers. For more information, go to www.ctru.uga.edu.
You can help increase the voice for seniors in Georgia by joining the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly, or CO-AGE. is grassroots organization was formed by the 20-member Georgia Council on Aging, which was created by the legislature in 1977 to advocate for public policies that improve the quality of life for older Georgians. For more information, go to www.gcoa.org.