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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Playboy to visit Athens in search of "Girls of the SEC"

Playboy to visit Athens in search of "Girls of the SEC"

ATHENS, Ga. -- Popular mens magazine, Playboy, will host a casting call for it's "Girls of the SEC" pictorial on Saturday, April 2nd. According to their ad, Playboy is searching for "beautiful female coeds". Photographers and representatives from Playboy magazine will be on hand to hand-select students to appear in the magazine's annual college girls pictorial.

Students wanting to be pictured in this issue must by 18 years old and must be a full-time or part-time student at an SEC university. For more information on the casting call or those wishing to schedule an appointment, visit: www.playboy.com/SEC2011

Fashion & Beauty Director of THE 19TH HOLE Golf Publication Embraces Global Model Search in Atlanta

Fashion & Beauty Director of THE 19TH HOLE Golf Publication Embraces Global Model Search in Atlanta

Standing at 5’11 on an average day and soaring at 6’2 on days she’s feeling – in her words – extraordinary, Renee Knorr is our kind of Renaissance woman. A model, spokesperson, writer, humanitarian, business woman and now Fashion & Beauty Director of the 19th Hole magazine is where she's making her mark in the golf, fashion and lifestyle world.

As the Fashion & Beauty Director of THE 19TH HOLE MAGAZINE, Renee has plans to take the magazine global and she is well on her way. She designed the first global model search for five (5) winners to grace the next issue of the magazine.  After sifting through countless submissions, winners were announced on THE 19TH HOLE MAGAZINE’s Facebook Fan Page on February 28, 2011. The contest sought to find captivating women who were glowing examples of confidence, radiance and strength.

Nwando Achebe, daughter of Chinua Achebe, to speak at Darl Snyder Lecture

Nwando Achebe, daughter of Chinua Achebe, to speak at Darl Snyder Lecture

ATHENS – On Wednesday, March 2nd, Nwando Achebe, daughter of renowned “Things Fall Apart” author Chinua Achebe will serve as the guest speaker at the 19th Annual Darl Snyder Lecture. This event is sponsored by the University of Georgia’s African Studies Institute.

Achebe is a history professor at Michigan State University. She has just published her latest book, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe; there will be a book signing following the lecture. Her research has centered on the Women kings of Nigeria but she is also known for her work for women's advocacy and women's rights in Africa. The topic of her talk is "Journeys through African womanhood: painting a counter-narrative".

The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Masters' Hall, which is located in the Georgia Center. This lecture is open to all.

UGA twirler in the running for top amateur athlete prize

UGA twirler in the running for top amateur athlete prize

ATHENS -- (Athens Banner Herald) A University of Georgia athlete familiar to football fans could win one of the nation's top awards for an amateur athlete.

Karrissa Wimberley, the feature baton twirler in Bulldogs halftime shows, is one of a dozen semifinalists vying for the Amateur Athletic Union's annual Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete.

She faces stiff competition: University of Connecticut basketball star Maya Moore, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and figure skater Evan Lysacek, a 2009 world champion and 2010 Olympic gold medalist.

For the complete story, visit the Athens Banner Herald.

Classic Center Cultural Foundation to Offer Scholarships to High School Students

Classic Center Cultural Foundation to Offer Scholarships to High School Students

ATHENS -- One of the goals of the Classic Center Cultural Foundation is to support the youth in our community in their continuing study of the arts. One of the ways we achieve this is by awarding scholarships to local high school performing arts students. 

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will be offering three separate $1,000 scholarships. There will be one awarded for vocal performance, one for musical instrument and one for performance art: drama/dance. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will also be awarding $500 to the schools of the winning students. Any high school junior or senior from Clarke County or the surrounding counties  is eligible (Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe).

Tickets to go on Sale for Widespread Panic's 25th Anniversary Concert

Tickets to go on Sale for Widespread Panic's 25th Anniversary Concert

Widespread Panic, among many things, has become legendary for their live performances and loyal fanbase. To kick off their 25th Anniversary, Widespread Panic has announced two shows on the original site where they first performed as Widespread Panic. The band will perform at the Classic Center Theatre in their hometown of Athens, GA on February 10th & 11th.

In 1995, The Classic Center opened on the same spot where the Mad Hatter Ballroom originally stood in Athens. In 1986, drummer Todd Nance joined the group, and after toying around with potential new monikers, they decided on Widespread Panic. The name was inspired by the nickname of late founding member and lead guitarist Michael Houser, who they called Panic.