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Virtual events have become an alternative to in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out what's happening in the Athens community this week. 

The campus and city news desks have compiled a list of virtual events going on throughout the upcoming week that are open to the public. The list features a virtual scavenger hunt, a virtual concert and a virtual game night.

Follow the links for more information for any event.

Monday, Oct. 12

GoPlay virtual scavenger hunt

What: A virtual scavenger hunt where top three finishers get Amazon gift cards

Time: 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Virtual Tour: Home Movie Collections

What: The Brown Media Archives will host a virtual tour of their home movie collections. Media archivists and audiovisual technicians will discuss and narrate some of their favorite home movies from the archives.

Time: 2–3 p.m.

Student Success Workshop: How to Show and Tell | Presentation Aides for Public Speaking

What: In this one-hour virtual workshop, students will learn best practices for creating visual aids, with a particular emphasis on PowerPoint presentations.

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Health and wellness | Yoga

What: A virtual or in-person yoga session for all experience levels, hosted by a trained yoga instructor.

Time: 3–4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Historic Athens Porchfest

What: Historic Athens, in partnership with presenting sponsor Tweed Recording, will virtually host Porchfest 2020 featuring 40 Athens-based musical performances.

Time: Oct. 15–18 

University Union: Game Night

What: A virtual game night hosted by UGA’s University Union.

Time: 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16

ARCO Chamber Orchestra concert

What: The ARCO Chamber Orchestra, directed by Professor of Violin Levon Ambartsumian, will take the Hodgson Hall stage with a special concert featuring Hugh Hodgson School of Music student soloists, streamed live.

Time: 7 p.m.

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https://nypost.com/2020/10/10/how-a-stray-cat-joined-a-mans-cycling-trip-and-changed-his-life/

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