This Week in Athens; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

Aerial photographs of fall colors in Athens County, Ohio on November 6, 2017.
[Photograph by Joel Prince]

The Holidays are here as we enter the first week of December. It’s a time of happiness where we reflect on those who mean the most to us. We all want to make this Holiday season memorable, but it can also be a lot to juggle all at once. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s top events.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28th

Photograph by Joel Prince

Ohio University Basketball vs. Iona

7:00 pm

Cheer on our Bobcats and show your support by coming out to the men’s basketball game as they face Iona on Tuesday 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.

 

Thursday, Nov. 30th

Photograph by Joel Prince

 

Uptown for the Holidays

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16
All Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Athens County! Uptown Athens has so much to offer during the Holiday season, and November 30 is when we kick it all off with the tree lighting and arrival of Santa. Some of the local Uptown businesses will offer refreshments, cookie decorating, crafts and face painting in order to celebrate the occasion. Throughout the month of December, there will also be visits with Santa, holiday movie showings at the Athena Cinema, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! You don’t want to miss out of this great holiday tradition. Full list of events HERE.

 

Friday, Dec. 1st

Photograph by Joel Prince

Ohio University Basketball vs. Coppin State

7:00 pm

Come support our Bobcats for the second time this week by coming out to the men’s basketball game as they face Copping State on Friday 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.

 

Photo courtesy of ABC Players

ABC Players Present “Elf Jr – The Musical”

Dec. 1 – 3
7:30 pm

Elf has become a classic movie that most families love to watch once Christmas time comes around. Why not try something new, like going to see ABC Players perform Elf Jr – The Musical at Stuart’s Opera House? Witness all your favorite moments from Elf in person as our very own community brings the movie to life in a fun musical twist. Performances are held December 1 to December 3, so be sure to reserve your tickets before the show sells out!

 

Saturday, Dec. 2nd

Photo courtesy from Friends of Athens CASA

Friends of Athens CASA/GAL Reindeer Fun Run

9:00 am

Do you love giving while also have a great time? The Reindeer Fun Run is the perfect event to do both! All of the proceeds from the even support the mission of the CASA/GAL program. The event will include a 5k run/walk where holiday costumes are highly encouraged. There will also be a Jingle Bell Cheer Squad, hot chocolate after-party, kids adventure course, sweet treats and activities. Fun is absolutely mandatory, so bring your Holiday joy! Registration prior to the event is required.

 Find all upcoming local events on our website, or by clicking HERE.

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