Events and Activities Beyond UUFA

Many UUFA members and friends participate in interesting activities you might like to know about, go see, or participate in that occur in and around Athens. Some events listed below take place at UUFA, but are not sponsored by UUFA. If you have an activity to be listed, please contact the UUFA Office with details.

Performing, appearing, and serving around Athens

The UUFA Spellbinders Team was the top fundraising team in the recent Athens Clarke Literacy Council’s 10th Annual Spirited Spelling Spectacular. Initial tabulations indicate that $18,238.80 was raised with $7605.80 received through team donations! This is double the amount of team donations raised last year. Go Team UUFA!

Heritage Room and Quiet Gallery to feature Parables of the Land: The Art of Claire and Robert Clements

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. The Athens-Clarke County Layout 1Library invites you to an intimate evening celebrating the lives and works of Athens artist couple Claire and Robert Clements. The Clements’ works will be on display in the Quiet Gallery and the Heritage Room from September 23-November 20.

Claire and Robert Clements, formerly of the University of Georgia, now make art full-time and with friends. Library patrons will be familiar with Robert’s 18′ colorful metal sculpture, “Muse of Learning,” which welcomes patrons outside the Athens-Clarke County Library. Bob also makes paintings of area landscapes, such as fields of yellow canola, tan grain fields of nodding heads of rye, and Queen Anne’s lace. In her work, Claire draws, paints, prints and cuts by hand close-up views of people in botanical environments. She strives to communicate universal, intangible qualities, such as intuition, attitude, empathy, harmony, dissonance and growth. The two artists also create art together at the Oconee County Arts Foundation’s Open Studio, painting from models.


Ongoing Events

Women in Black,  a vigil for peace founded by a UUFA member, meets every Tue., from 5 – 6 pm at the Arch to witness for peace.

Past events:

Claire’s “Africa Dreaming”

Artist-in-Residence -WUGA fundraiser -at the home of Claire and Bob Clements‘ home, Saturday, August 15 at 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Bob’s “Welcome Bench”

Athens artists Claire and Bob Clements opened their studio and home (155 Bar H Ct, Athens, GA 30605) to the public to benefit Public Radio Station WUGA:

Drumming and Spirituality, Sunday, May 3rd, 1:30-3 pm
This workshop is a chance for people of all skill levels to participate in hands on rhythm-making. We will experience the connection of community music-making through different activities, stories, games and discussions as well as look at how rhythm and music intersect with Unitarian Universalist values. Bring your own drum if you have one- for those who don’t, enough will provided. Led by Matt Meyer, musician and community organizer who has lead hundreds services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in music and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. Matt is also a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative in Roxbury, MA. The cost is $10 per person.

Poet Counter-Poet Group, Saturday, May 16th, 5 pm
A Poetry Reading by members of the Poet Counter-Poet group (including UUFA member Clela Reed) in the Fellowship hall on Saturday, May 16th, at 5 pm. Enjoy wine and snacks along with a varied and entertaining selection of poems. Free and open to the public.

UUFA Readers at Library April 12 – 3:00 p.m.

Five UUFA members will be readers for “The Many Voices of Memoir Writing,” on Sunday April 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. presented by the OLLI @ UGA Memoir Writers in the Appleton Auditorium.

Roger Bailey will be facilitating the program: Readings include: “The Poets” — Roger Bailey,  “Where I’m From”  — Caryl Sundland,  “Good Enough to Dream” — John Bleyle, “Life Changing: The Early Times of HIV/AIDS in Athens” — Nancy MacNair,  and “My Father’s Hobby Was the Dictionary” — Chip McDaniel.