Weekender Briefs: Enjoy a night at the museum, visit local parks


Friday May 20

The presentation and discussion on disability equity will take place online at 11 a.m. The event, hosted by the Southeastern Ohio Disability Equity Coalition, will discuss the effect of ableism on people with disabilities. The event will be hosted by Billy Peacock.

Admission fee

The Wastemen, No Static, Mean and Cheese Collective and Appalachian Soup Company will all take the stage at The Union, 18 W. Union St., at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this exciting event, hosted by Blackout Booking. Come and enjoy the electric local music.

Admission: $8

80s Party with DJ Barticus returns to Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, 6 W. State St., from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come enjoy the summer with some classic hits from the 80s.

Admission fee

Saturday May 21

A spring craft show at Christ Community Wesleyan Church, 6275 Kenney Memorial Lane, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, hosted by Native Creations, will take place indoors and outdoors and will exclusively feature handmade vendors. Food will also be available for purchase, both indoors and at outdoor food trucks.

Admission fee

A food rally and cruise will take place at the Athens County Fairgrounds from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event, hosted by Penny McCune, will raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. The cruise will feature seven food vendors as well as several raffles and a trophy for the fan favorite car.

Admission: $10

A Night at the Museum invites attendees from 6-8 p.m. to the Southeastern Ohio History Center, 24 W. State St. The night is intended to showcase the diverse cultural and racial history of the southeast Ohio. Participants will “meet” famous historical figures who will share their stories.

Admission: $15 general admission, $12 member/student admission, $5 admission for children 5 to 12 years old, children under 4 are free

Kids to Parks Day will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Richland Avenue Park, adjacent to Richland Avenue and Dairy Lane. Organized by the Athens Community Center, the event invites all children to join in games on the field. Expect tug of war, obstacle course, ring toss, water games and more.

Admission fee

Sunday May 22

A community festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. will celebrate the third anniversary of Kindred Market, located at 284 E. State St. The celebration will feature local music, art and food, including dishes from Chelsea’s Real Food and Symmes Creek. The event will also include tarot card readings, a paddle board raffle and face painting.

Admission fee

Join a Scottish Dance class from 2-4 p.m. at the Ohio Valley School of Celtic Dance and Culture, 70 N. Plains Rd. The beginner-friendly Scottish Folk Dance class will teach Scottish country dancing to all novice dancers, professional patients and dance amateurs in general. No partner is needed to attend, but participants should wear comfortable clothing such as dresses, kilts, shorts, or yoga pants.

Admission: free, but a donation of $0 to $5 per person is encouraged


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