Organizers of the first annual Athens Chautauqua program to be held in June are holding a Winter Chautauqua with co-sponsor Athens-Clarke County Library on Feb. 23, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. In conjunction with Black History Month, the “kick-off” event will feature a film and panel discussion on civil rights icon Rosa Parks, followed by a public reception for partners, sponsors and friends of Athens Chautauqua 2020. The June 14 chautauqua, “Reinventing America,” will feature actors portraying Ben Franklin and Rosa Parks.
Athens Wine Weekend returns to the Classic Center on Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. Events during the three days will include samplings, dinner, brunch, silent auction, raffle, and a variety of seminars. Proceeds benefit The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s scholarship program, and diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs. For more information, go to www.ClassicCenter.com/AthensWineWeekendor call 706-357-4444.
Collegiate A Cappella competition
Varsity Vocals presents the Collegiate A Cappella South Quarterfinal on Feb. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Morton Theatre. Tickets are $20. For more information visit www.varsityvocals.com.