Wednesday March 22

ATHENS WORD OF MOUTH and NEIGHBORHOOD BOOKS sponsor a night of reading by local authors and an opportunity to purchase work by featured writers! Scheduled to appear: GENIE SMITH BERNSTEIN, MARK BROMBERG, D.A. CROSSLEY, CHRIS JANSEN, BRITTANY LYNCH, and ROB WHITE. This is a night of memoir, poetry, fiction, and humor from Athens' growing literary scene, and a chance to purchase books for yourself or as gifts for others. Accoustic guitar music will be provided by Mark Katzman and the Ciné lobby bar will be available for refreshments. The evening is free and open to the public.


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM




As Athens’ leading independent, non-profit, cultural venues, Ciné and ATHICA provide homes for the creative culture that our area artists, musicians, filmmakers, performers, and writers produce and that contributes to the vibrant community of Athens. Venues and creatives alike have been threatened by the economic impacts of COVID-19; support of this community is more important than ever. In recognition of this shared mission, Ciné and ATHICA are once again joining forces to host their second REALLY BIG ART RALLY (formerly Monster Drawing) as a collaborative fundraising event. Our first-time event in 2019 drew hundreds of artists and art lovers and raised over $10,000 for these worthy non-profits.

As a business or individual in this creative community which we serve, please consider sponsoring this important and lively fundraising event in which artists produce works in front of a live audience, which are then made available for sale to the attendees.

A unique mix of live performance, art-sale, and fun party, the Really BIG Art Rally gives all involved the chance to see artmaking in action; connect with local artists; mingle with friends; and buy the finished works as they are created and posted on the buy wall.


Tickets are $10 per person, children 12 and under free.




The Event is from 10am-3pm.


DJ Mahogany: DJ - Didi Dunphy: Emcee. 


Proceeds from the event provide direct support to both Ciné and ATHICA! 


Up to $10,000 Total Will Be Matched by the James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation.



Todd Emily Community Fund





Agora Vintage




Promotional Marketing Services


Judith Ellis





The Federation of Neighborhoods is Back!

The ACC Federation of Neighborhoods is a coalition of neighborhoods, community groups, and individuals that has existed in Athens since the 1960s. The ACC Federation of Neighborhoods exists to study and inform neighborhood groups and residents about local issues that affect them.

A full slate of forums is scheduled for the second Monday of every month in 2023 (except July), including: Gang and Crime Prevention (April 10); Housing in Athens (May 8); Arts in Athens! (June 12); Restorative Justice (August 14); Elections in ACC (September 11); Helping the Unhoused (October 9); ACC & UGA Relations (November 13); ACC FON Holiday Party! (December 11).  All forums are free and open to the public.

Join your neighbors - hear and be heard! Please feel free to forward this email.


About FoN and our Forums

The Federation of Neighborhoods is an independent, non-partisan volunteer organization providing public forums for local citizens since 1962.

All residents of the Athens area are encouraged to attend this free forum held at Ciné, located at 234 West Hancock Ave - call Cine at 706-353-3343 for directions. Refreshments are available at the Cine Bar-Cafe.

The Federation would like to acknowledge the generosity of Ciné for helping sponsor the cost of our rental space in the Lab.

For more information, program suggestions or to be on the mailing list email





Every Tuesday!

In the LAB!  Come show off your pipes to the world, starting at 8:00.  FREE!



Returning Soon!

Join local comedians for a night of laughter.  Enjoy delicious drinks and see what the buzz is all about.  Free!