This Week in Athens; Nov. 20-25

Photo by Joel Prince

Numerous events will be popping up throughout Athens County over the next couple of months as the winter quickly approaches. Sometimes it can be a lot to remember, especially with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s top events.



Thursday, Nov. 23rd


The Ohio University Inn, Athens’ only full-service hotel.

Cutler’s Thanksgiving Day Brunch
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wanting to relax with family on Thanksgiving without the worries of cooking or, even worse, cleaning up the dishes that come with the full-day cooking? No worries! Cutler’s Restaurant at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center has you covered this year. Join them this year as they make a delicious gourmet brunch full of all the Thanksgiving Day classics as well as other assorted items. Recommendations are strongly suggested; don’t hesitate to reserve your spots!


Photo by Joel Prince

Ohio University Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s
7:00 pm

Cheer on our Bobcats and show your support by coming out to the men’s basketball game as they face Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday evening. Get a front row seat at the Convocation Center to see one of the best games of the season. There will be giveaways and prizes for those dedicated fans that show up early as well! Purchase tickets online ahead of time and keep up-to-date with every detail at the OHIO Athletics page.


Saturday, Nov. 25th

Santa Train at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
11:00 am; 2:00 pm

The annual Santa Train at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has become one of the biggest traditions for families all over the county for the past 40 years. Take your little ones to meet Santa as he sits down with each child individually to hear about their Christmas wishes. Treats will also be served after Santa’s departure. The train operates each Saturday and Sunday between Nov. 25th and Dec. 17th. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity for Santa one-on-one time! Tickets are highly encouraged to be purchased online ahead of time due to high demands.



Photo by Joel Prince

Contemporary Ceramics at The Dairy Barn
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Head out to The Dairy Barn Arts Center to view featured ceramics works created by the top 3o national artists working in the ceramics medium today. The Dairy Barn is also hosting artist lectures and workshops through the rest of November. This is the last day to view the ceramics gallery, so be sure to see if before it’s over. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Stay tuned for the announcement of the next gallery to be featured at the barn as well!


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