AFAN Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Plains United Methodist Church
The Plains, Ohio
6:00 Registration
  6:30 Meeting Begins​
Cost: $10.00 

Horses as Therapy​
     The program focuses on using horses in a wide variety of therapy situations. Jackie Fokes, owner of Windy Hills Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and Latricia Jeffers of Natural Freedom Wellness Center work with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities including cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Karen Wright uses her mini-horse as an emotional therapy horse with young patients at pediatric hospitals.​


Reservations and cancellations 
are due by 6:oo pm Sunday, October 7, 2018. 

Email: Lisa Murray at
to make a reservation. 


Athens Friends and Newcomers
Programs & Special Events

Special Events 2018-2019

                   2018-2019 Monthly Meetings 

September 13, 2018       Evening      Fall Reception                 The Plains UM Church

October 11, 2018             Evening       Horse Therapy                The Plains UM Church

November 8, 2018         Evening       FAN FAIR                             The Plains UM Church

December 13, 2018        Luncheon   Rachel Szostek                 Christ the King Church
                                                                         Difficult Conversations

January 10, 2019           Luncheon   Athens Drumming          Christ the King Church   

February 14, 2019         Luncheon   TBA                                         Christ the King Church

March 14, 2019               Luncheon    Culinary                              TBA

April 11, 2019                   Evening       Irish Dance Group          The Plains UM Church

May 10, 2019                    Evening        50th Anniversary          Ohio University Inn

Special Events Schedule 

September                                       Chesterhill Produce Auction

October                                             Phoenix Hill Farm

November                                       Athens Asylum Walking Tour

January                                           Painting with a Twist

February                                         Kennedy Museum of Art

March                                               Make It and Take It: 
                                                                    Passion Works Studio

April                                                  Devils Kettle Brewery: 
                                                                    Tour and Dessert

May                                                   Columbus Conservatory
                                                                    Blooms and Butterflies
October Special Event

Alpacas at Phoenix Hill Farm
Athens, Ohio

October 25, 2018