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CELEBRATING LIFE WITH DUCK DYNASTY STARS ALAN AND LISA ROBERTSON


Join us for an evening of family, faith, ducks and stories from Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
Saturday, August 29th 2015 at Limestone County Event Center,114 W. Pryor Street, Athens, AL 35611

Dinner, Guest Speakers, WRC Highlights & Live Auction!

Alan and his wife Lisa just released their latest book, A New Season, in January 2015. This book is about their life and marriage and teaches how to overcome deep hurt and pain in relationships. Alan and Lisa have been married for 30 years, have two married daughters and four grandchildren. They live in West Monroe on the same street as all the Robertson brothers and their families.

$50 per person - General Admission until August 14
$400 per table of 6 seats - Reserved Seating and gift from the Robertsons Available until July 31
Tickets available online at wrcathens.org or call 256-233-5775 or email: womenscenter@bellsouth.net to pay in person.


 


July 30th, 31st & Aug 1st - Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival Kiddie Carnival Grounds

July 31st- Aug 1st - Tanner Championship Tractor and Truck Pull Tanner High School 12060 Sommers Road Athens, AL Come to the Southeast premier pulling event at 7:00PM organized by the Tanner Quarterback Club. Tickets at the gate -- Adult: $15.00; Children 7 & Up $10.00; Children 6 & Under: Free

August 1st- Coffee Call Alabama Veterans Museum 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL Join fellow Veterans and their families for breakfast 8:00AM-9:30AM. Contact Director Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.

August 1st - Elkmont Saturday Market Downtown Elkmont, AL The focus will be antique, vintage, up-cycled, repurposed, artisan made goods. Also, locally grown produce, tools, and quality home goods. Cost is $15 per booth (150 sq ft). Opens at 8:00AM-12:00PM. For more information or to reserve a booth call or text:256-627-3139.

August 1st - Athens Saturday Market Athens-Limestone Farmers Market 409 West Green Street Athens, AL Come peruse the wares of local artisans, farmers and small businesses from 8:00AM-12:00PM. More info

August 1st Ardmore Police Reserve Rodeo Street Dance John Barnes Park Entertainment Stage Ardmore Ridge Road, Ardmore, TN Come for the fun and music as the rodeo week kicks off with a Street Dance from 1:00PM to 4:00PM featuring 65 South. For more information: Email

August 1st - Redfest 2015 29464 Hope Lane Toney, AL Local bands will fill the night starting at 6:00PM. Todd Stovall and Will McMeams take the state with group Heartland. Craig and Todd Anderson, Keith West and Mike Myerson, Section 8, Free Range and Highwyre play throughout the night. Bring your chairs and coolers (no glass bottles) and enjoy the night. All proceeds go the Reagan Morell Family. Gates open at 5:30PM.


August 2nd - 5th - Bethel Church of Christ Gospel Meeting Bethel Church of Christ 26772 Capshaw Road Athens, AL Sunday, August 2 - 9:30AM & 10:30AM with Chris Kemp; Sunday, August 2 - 6:00PM with Bill Cantrell; Monday, August 3 - 7:00PM with Ken Butterworth; Tuesday, August 4- 7:00PM with Allen Webster; Wednesday, 7:00PM with David Sain. Everyone welcome. For more information

August 6th - 10th Annual Cruz-In Ardmore Sonic Drive-In 26909 Main Street Ardmore, AL Join the Ardmore Boys and Girls Club from 6:00PM-8:00PM and share the nostalgia of yesterday. Bring your unique collectible car or truck. No Fee. No Judging. Donations appreciated.

August 7th - The 2nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Clay Shoot Limestone County Hunting Preserve and Sports Clays 28775 Coggins Road, Ardmore, AL. 4-Man Teams, $550.00 includes Lunch and 100 clays per person. 8:30AM-11:30AM For more information: 256-232-2600

August 7th - Acapella Congregational Singing Mt. Carmel Church of Christ 7805 U.S. Highway 72W Athens, AL Everyone is invited for acapella congregational singing with Master of Ceremony Tom Holland at 7:00PM. For more information: 256729-8343

August 7th & 8th - Ardmore Police Reserve Rodeo John Barnes Park Ardmore Ridge Road, Ardmore, TN  Raffles for Adams Western Wear $250.00 Gift Certificate are $3.00 per chance. Rodeo Queen forms available at Ardmore Police Department and Adams Western Wear. Advanced tickets are $12.00 for ages 13 and up; $8.00 for ages 6-12; and children under 5 are free. Gate prices are $15.00 for ages 13 and up; $10.00 for ages 6-12; and 5 and under are free. Advanced tickets are available at Adams Western Wear 28100 AL-251, Ardmore, AL; Ardmore Police Department 26704 Main Street, Ardmore, AL; Ardmore City Hall 25844 Main Street, Ardmore, TN; Ardmore Town Hall 26704 Main Street, Ardmore, AL; Reliance Bank 26772 Main Street, Ardmore, AL; First National Bank 26591 Main Street, Ardmore, TN; Peoples State Bank 26327 Main Street, Ardmore, TN. For more information: Email

August 7th - 8th - 23rd Annual Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days Farm Heritage Grounds 20147 Elkton Road, Athens, AL Come see the equipment that has fed America in action - gasoline engines, steam engines, antique tractors, cars, trucks, horse drawn equipment and more. Primitive camping is available for the weekend event. No hook-ups available. Full concessions available. Flea market, Parts and Craft Vendors too. Admission Ages 12 and up $5.00, children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, contact David Hargrove at 256-431-6226, Allen Dement at 256-431-0619, Marvin Putman at 256-431-2316 or Mike Hodges at 256-206-5926.

August 13th - Foundation Annual Luncheon Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street Athens, AL Lunch at 11:45AM, Program begins at 12:00PM. Tickets are $25.00 and tables of 10 are $250.00. Register here

August 14th - Singing in the Park This month's featured artist - Athens State Community Band for two hours of music. Free. For more information: 256-232-5411

August 14th - Cruise-In Downtown Athens, AL. Please park vehicles on the Jefferson Street side of the courthouse and Washington Street.

August 15th - Young Alumni Advisory Council Midnight Madness Disc Golf Tournament Athens State University Disc Course, Pryor Street, Athens, AL Disc golfers of any level are invited to join the tournament. Entry: $20.00 per player and includes CRF Champion Disc, skill prizes, ASU Swag Bag, beverages, snacks and pizza. For more information or to register: Nathan Rodriguez or 256-874-6882

August 15th - Men's Night Out First Baptist Church 201 East Hobbs Street, Athens, AL Join First Baptist Church Athens, Limestone Baptist Association and Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions for an evening with Brodie Croyle and Tommy Bowden. Dinner at 5:00PM with the main event starting at 6:45PM. Tickets are limited to 500 and are first come, first serve. Cost is $10.00 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets: First Baptist Church Athens 256-232-0602. More info

August 15th - 9th Annual James Kennemer Memorial Golf Tournament Joe Wheller state Park Golf Course 4220 McLean Drive Rogersville, AL 8:00AM shotgun start. Team of 4: $240.00; Individual: $60.00. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, car, lunch and entry for door prizes. For further information, contact: Virgil White at Email ; Cassie McLemore at 256.278.6544 or email ; Ed Winter at 256.366.3088

August 15th - Ardmore Car Show John Barnes Park 30515 Ardmore Ridge Road Ardmore, TN Join the Ardmore Quarterback Club invites your one of the biggest 1 day shows in the Mid-South. Rain or Shine from 10:00AM-3:00PM. Spectator Admission: $5.00 per person; $15.00 per family; Children 12 and under are free. Vehicle Pre-registration $20.00: Vehicle Day of Registration: $25.00. For more information: 256-614-5542 More info

August 15th - Family Fun Day in the Park Big Spring Memorial Park 106 North Beaty Street Athens, AL Join the Family Resource Center for the kick off of their new program Baby Talk from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Games, music, face painting and prizes.

August 15th - CVMA 5th Annual Poker Run Rocket Harley Davidson 15100 Old Alabama 20 Madison, AL Join the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 28-2 this annual Poker Run. Registration- 9:00AM; First Bike out- 10:00AM; Last Bike in- 3:00PM -- Start- Rocket Harley; First Stop- Champion Powersports; Second Stop- Natchez Trace Harley; Third Stop- AK Customs; Finish- Rocket Harley. Prize giveaways, Hi/Low hand prizes, 50/50 drawing. For more information: call at 256-340-7333

 



WEEKLY/MONTHLY OCCURRING ACTIVITIES:

Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call - First Saturday each month from 8:AM-9:30AM - 100 Pryor Street (at RR tracks) Contact Director Sandy Thompson 256.771.7578

Athens Cruise In on the Square - Every first Saturday April through October only! 3-8PM.

The Athens Dulcimers meet at 6:30 p.m. at Athens Recreation Center 1st & 3rd Thursday night of each month. Contact Jerry Todd for more information 256.233.1262.

Pickin' & Grinnin' at Ardmore every Thursday night at 6:30 PM at the Ardmore TN Annex Building, 256-423-7588

Pickin' & Grinnin' at Elkmont every Monday night at 6:30 PM at the Elkmont Depot, 931-427-6296

Every Wednesday at 10:-11:00 AM – Storytime at Elkmont Library (Depot). Different themes each week. Contact 256-732-3703.

Zumba Fitness with Hannah is held every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Athens State University Sandridge Student Center unless otherwise noted. Classes are $5 per person with every 5th class free. For more information please contact Hannah Each at (256) 749-5485.

PARTNERS IN PINK - All breast cancer survivors living in the Athens area are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Partners in Pink, an Athens Breast Cancer Support Group. Partners in Pink meet in the Education Room of the Athens-Limestone Hospital on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm. For additional information please contact: Tammy Woodward
partnersnpink@gmail.com or call 256-206-6052



CASA (Care Assurance Systems for the Aging and Homebound) is seeking donations of small space heaters (110 voltage). Requests have already begun coming in according to Sandra Zirbel, Director of the Limestone County CASA. “All donations made to CASA will be used here for our elderly in this county.” Another program coordinated by CASA which helps elderly homeowners and tenants is the “Weatherization Program” which readies homes for winter.  “This is a good project for a church group, a supervised school group, or just a group of friends who enjoy working together,” states Zirbel. She urges concerned citizens of Limestone County to call CASA at 256-777-1038  for more details.  

Creamery Tours Now Available at Belle Chevre - Visitors to Belle Chevre’s new creamery in the heart of Elkmont will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour with no call-ahead notice and learn the ins and outs of how America’s best goat cheese is made. Guided tours are also optional during set hours or by calling ahead. The tours will include the following: SELF-GUIDED: (Monday-Friday 8am-2:30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm)GUIDED: (Monday through Saturday by calling ahead) - Book your Guided Tour using the form below or by calling the creamery at 1-888-549-1665 (toll free) or 256-732-4801.REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.bellechevre.com/creamery-tour-registration.php

Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 511) On Going Fund Raiser
1st Saturday of every month!! (11am - 2pm)
Turkey, Ham and Prize Shoot
(Chicken Stew for sale - $5.00 all you can eat or $5.00 per quart/$17.50 per gallon) located at 17915 W Elm St, Athens, Alabama
Call (256) 232-0029 for additional information

 

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In an on-going effort to raise monies for our Museum Expansion Project, we are selling a Museum “Challenge Coin” for $15.00. A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization

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ON GOING - FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Civil War Historical Site - The Battle of Sulphur Creek (Branch) Trestle
www.mycivilwar.com/battles/640925.htm
www.ambrosebierce.org/owlphoto7.htm
www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2420

KALB - Got Electronics?  We'll take them YEAR AROUND! - It seems many still are unaware that our recycling center will take electronics any time during business hours.  It is no longer necessary to wait for a special collection day to properly dispose of your old electronics. More good news!  The center no longer charges a fee for CRT monitors.  The $8 per television disposal fee remains in place.  All other electronics are taken free of charge.  Hours of operation:  Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (lunch 11:30-12:30) Click HERE to learn more about what is accepted at the recycling center

Ways to access information on the City of Athens and Athens Utilities in emergency situations more...

Peace, Love & Animals Athens New NO-KILL Shelter in Tanner
Adopt one of these deserving pets at Peace, Love & Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3, No-kill animal rescue. email 256-233-4343 more
To learn more about us click here

 

The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library hold used book sales on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The sale is held at the library, 405 E. South St. For further information, please call (256) 232-1233.

The Alabama Veterans Museum needs volunteers! If you have a few hours per week and would like to help out, please call the museum at 256.771.7578. Pick the days and hours you would like to volunteer.

The Shirts-n-Skirts square dance club would like to invites anyone who would like to stop by. The 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month we meet at The Dance Factory on Freeman Ave then on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays we meet at the Athens Recreation Center on Hwy 31. all Kay 256-423-4141 www.shirts-n-skirts.com  more.

Information from Birdie Thornton Center's project director - Statewide waiting list for Adult Services through the Alabama department of Mental Health MR waiver.


Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival - www.ardmorechamberofcommerce.com

Ardmore Renaissance Faire - www.ardmore-renfaire.com

Athens Bible School Home Spun - www.athensbibleschool.org/giving/homespun.htm

Athens on the Square Car Show -
www.carsonthesquare.com/

Limestone Sheriff Rodeo - www.limestonesheriffrodeo.com/

Spirit of Athens -
http://www.spiritofathens.com/

Storytelling Festival - www.athensstorytellingfestival.com

TN Valley Old Tme Fiddlers Convention - www.athens.edu/fiddlers

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