Athens area events for Friday, April 21, 2017

Rural Healthcare Symposium: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Walker Room, Rusk Hall, University of Georgia. The Second Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium is part of an annual effort to bring attention to the national rural healthcare crisis. Key topics to be explored at this year’s conference include the opioid epidemic and addiction treatments, an overview of current rural healthcare legislation and public policy, the impact of technology on rural healthcare delivery, the economic realities facing rural providers and an inside look at the operations of rural healthcare facilities. There will be a lunchtime address by Georgia Sen. Dean Burke, a physician and rural health advocate from Bainbridge.

Intro to Excel: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Call (706) 769-3950 for more information.

April Farmers Market: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Downtown Braselton.

Athens GreenFest Awards: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Morton Theatre, 195 W. Washington St., Athens. GreenFest is a community-wide celebration providing citizens with the opportunity to increase their awareness of and interest in improving the environments of their homes, yards, businesses, and community. Through peer nominations within the community, the GreenFest Awards recognize sustainability leaders in Athens-Clarke County schools, businesses, community organizations, and government.

John Patrick Bray: The Best Plays from American Theater Festivals 2015: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave., Athens. This event will follow this format: editor introduction, editor speaks and playwright reads an excerpt, questions from the audience, book signing, and ending with time to mingle and talk to bookshop guests. Theater festivals are where we find groundbreaking work, work that often becomes part of our national theater canon.

Athens Showgirl Cabaret: 10:30 p.m., Pub at Gameday, 251 W. Clayton St., $5.

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