Dance: Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats

Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats
Fall Quarter Swing Dance
Friday, November 2, 2007, 8pm-Midnight

Baker Center Rm 240
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Small cover charge

Quarterly swing dance of the OU Jitterbug Club, open to everyone! All forms of dance welcome. There is a beginner lesson before each dance from 8-9 p.m. Bands begin at 9 p.m. Featuring live music from Chicago: LESLEY BYERS and the Jazz Cats.

Rosemary Clooney meets Bette Midler. … Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats recreate this era’s best music made famous by the times most incredible musicians…Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald.

Regular events admission $5; registered club members $4.

Contact: bh123005 -at-


Cat Cutcher on Global Warming & Mount Kilimanjaro

Global Warming and Mount Kilimanjaro
Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 7 p.m.

Athens Community Center Rm C
701 E. State St., Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Slide presentation and talk by Cat Cutcher, graduate student at Ohio University with OU researchers Tom Smucker and Edna Wangui on the knowledge of communities and coping capacities with regard to global warming on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Cat is a Fulbright scholar who will go to Kenya in October to study the Green Belt Movement, a social and environmental movement for which Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Come learn about how global warming is affecting the world now. Speaker is part of the monthly meeting of the Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club.

Contact Loraine McCosker, friendlygardener -at- or 740-589-4070.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Skee Week

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Phi Chapter
Skee Week, September 24-27, 2007
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Manhood vs Womanhood: A Societal Struggle
Monday, September 24, 2007, 7:30 PM
Baker Center Rm 242

Pearls of Literature Book Club: The Ditchdigger’s Daughters
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:30 PM
Alden Library, Friends of the Libraries Rm 319
Join us for a discussion of The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story

Hot Off the Wire: Black Community News Updates
Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 7:30 PM
Baker Center Rm 242

Open Mic Night
Thursday, September 27, 2007, 8 PM
Baker Center Theater
All proceeds benefit sickle cell anemia research.

Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women.

Contact: aka1908 -at-
Facebook members: event page

OU Women’s Club Fall Welcome Reception

OU Women’s Club Fall Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September, 19 7:30-8:30pm

Margaret M. Walter Hall
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

All female OU faculty and administrators and wives of faculty and administrators are invited to the Ohio University Women’s Club fall reception. First Lady Deborah McDavis will help greet new OU women and welcome back returning ones. Attendees can learn about the club’s schedule of interesting monthly programs, and join small interest groups.

Contact: jaweckman -at-

OU OUT Grads & Non-Trads Group

OU OUT Grads & Non-Trads Group
Monday, September 17, 2007, 8:30-9:45 pm

LGBT Center, 354 Baker Center
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

This year’s first meeting of OU OUT Grads & Non-Trads (24+) will discuss past events and new ways to enhance the group. Light refreshments. Graduate or non-traditional students that wish to be on the Listserve should e-mail Jackie Price at jp227206 -at-

BALANCE! Inaugural Meeting

BALANCE! Inaugural Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2007, 7 PM

The Wire Community Resource Center
21 Kern St, Athens, Ohio

BALANCE! (Bisexuality, Androgeny, Liberation, and New Community Experiences) is a new student and social group for bi’s, omni’s, gender queers, trans, allies, friends, lovers, and whomever feels like being themselves without compromise. We are interested in creating new ways of expressing ourselves as individuals and members our communities. We aim to support a diversity of thought and opinion at Ohio University, as well as personal respect and safety.

Contact: Rachel McCullough 513-253-9262 or Mike Ludwig ML118205 -at-

Facebook members: B.A.L.A.N.C.E. group

Athens Friends and Newcomers Fall Reception

Athens Friends and Newcomers Fall Reception
Thursday, September 13, 2007
, registration 6:30 PM; meeting 7 PM
The Plains Methodist Church
3 N Plains Rd, The Plains, Ohio

The Fall Reception is a great time to bring along a friend who you think would enjoy Athens Friends and Newcomers (AFAN) ( Whether they are new to Athens County or just ready to join an organization like ours, they are welcome.

At the Fall Reception each Interest Group will be introduced and will be looking for new members. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

AFAN is a social organization based in Athens, Ohio that assists new residents make friends and become better acquainted with Athens County. Founded in 1969, AFAN hosts a monthly meeting, special events, and has more than 15 special interest groups that meet on a regular basis. AFAN has more than 180 members from Athens, The Plains, Albany, New Marshfield, Stewart, Lancaster, and Nelsonville. AFAN is a great way to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.