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
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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
POKE SALLET TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Poke Sallet is a three night variety show, March 6th, 7th and 8th with catered dinner by Athens State University. Tickets $35 each on sale now at the Athens Senior Center. Can be purchased during business hours or from 5-8pm on Monday evenings. Theme this year is Home Sweet Home. Event is sponsored by the Athens Foundation on Aging and helps support senior citizens in the community. For more information 256-233-6412
Mar 6th - 8th -- Polk Sallet Follies This annual dinner show is a wonderful night of entertainment and delicious food. Ticket price and sale date to be announced. For more information 256-233-6412
March 7th - 8th -- The Elkmont Band will host their 9th annual beauty walk on March 7th and 8th. Registration will run from February 3rd to Feburary 25th. Any preschooler can enter from outside of Elkmont school district. Parents can pick up forms from the front office of school or from the school website. For more information call Keila Berzett at 256-423-3972...256-423-5754...256-777-8216 or Debbie Evans at 256-497-3111.
March 11th - City of Athens Relay for Life Team serving Swamp John's Supper at the Athens Senior Center 912 Pryor Street for $10 each from 4-7PM. Fish, Shrimp, Chicken or Combo. For tickets call 256-233-8730 more...
March 11th - Athens-Limestone Hospital’s Limestone Ladies will meet March 11, with quest from the Better Business Bureau to speak on "Important Tips for You." Please plan to meet us at 12:00pm at HG Grill on Highway 72, just past Jefferson Street.
March 12 - The Athens Garden Club (AGC) has planned their March 12 meeting as a "Road Trip" to Fromagerie Belle Chevre, in Elkmont. The business meeting will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. at the creamery. Ms. Tasia Malakasis, proprietor and Artisan Cheese maker, will introduce the group to the art of making and cooking with goat cheese, and will provide light refreshments. An optional tour of the creamery will be available at a cost of $10 per person. The tour will include viewing the ins and outs of the goat cheese making process, a short file, and a "tasting bar" of the cheeses produced on-site. Belle Chevre has been featured in several national magazines. Ms. Malakasis' Chevre Cheesecake was honored by winning the "sofi Award" for the Best Baked Good Product of 2013. Please provide your attendance confirmation to Rosemary by Friday March 7, via email: email@example.com -or - phone (256-232-5110). Directions will be provided via email to the members. If email is not an option, be sure to ask Rosemary for directions when you confirm via phone. The Athens Garden Club annual Plant & Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday April 12, 2014 at the downtown Athens Farmers Market Pavilion from 8:00am - Noon. The fundraiser supports the Club's college education scholarship fund. Carol Craft, Publicity Text/Mobile 256-374-5520 for Debbie Thomas, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
March 15th - The Learn to Read Council's Corporate Spelling Bee @10:00 a.m. at the Athens High School Cafeteria. Three-person teams from businesses, clubs, organizations, etc, are invited to participate. Team fee is $300.00. Free admission to spectators and refreshments will be served. Call 256-230-3050 for more information.
Mar 15th -- Ardmore Shamrock Shuffle Race Registration at Active.com. Ardmore Shamrock Shuffle is a chip-timed 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/ Walk located in Ardmore, Alabama benefitting Ardmore area charities. The event is an annual event celebrating the good times and fun of the St. Patrick's Day holiday with Irish music and food and with a variety of vendors. The race kicks off the day wth a crowd of runners/ walkers dressed in their best St. Paddy's Day garb hitting the streets of Ardmore. The 1 mile Fun Run /Walk follows with walkers and runners of every age heading to that Pot O' Gold. It is a fun filled day for family and friends to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Good times, good friends and the luck of the Irish all in the same place!!!!
Mar 15th -- Rocket Run Ten Miler in Mooresville, AL This Huntsville Track Club Members Race (Membership Information Here) runs a ten mile route through Alabama's oldest city. For more information contact email@example.comMarch 22nd - The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives.March is National Women’s History Month; this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment.” Program will be held at 1:PM at the Alabama Veterans Museum. I can think of no other women who displayed these characteristics better than the women of the Vietnam War! This year the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will be celebrating these women in their annual Women’s History Program.
April 5th - Day Trip to Lynchburg, TN - The Athens State University Alumni Association is hosting a trip to Lynchburg, Tennessee for a day of shopping and good food. You will have the option of shopping in downtown Lynchburg or touring the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. After enjoying the town you can enjoy a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant. This all inclusive trip is available for $65 per person. Please call Chelsea Love at 256-233-8185 for more information.
April 5th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
Apr 5th -- Athens Historic Walking Tours Come join local guides as they stroll through one of five historic districts of Alabama's second oldest city. Check-in is at 9:45am at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street and tours depart at 10:00am. Free For more information: 256-232-5411 or info@VisitAthensAL.com Join the conversation on Facebook too.
Apr 5th -- Athens Cruise-In Shine the chrome, polish the paint or grab the family for some fun on the Square in downtown Athens, AL as the antique cars roll in and park for this first time this year. Enjoy a meal or do a little shopping too. Free For more information: Tschuman@comrep.com Join the conversation on Facebook too.
Apr 12th -- Heal and Crank Duathalon in Mooresville, AL Registration at www.Active.com This race is a beginner-friendly event as well as a good Sprint for the veterans. It consists of a 3 mi. run, a 13.5 mi. bike and a 3 mi. run.
Apr 12th -- Athens Historic Walking Tours Come join local guides as they stroll through one of five historic districts of Alabama's second oldest city. Check-in is at 9:45am at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street and tours depart at 10:00am. Free For more information: 256-232-5411 or info@VisitAthensAL.com Join the conversation on Facebook too.Apr 26th -- Athens Historic Walking Tours Come join local guides as they stroll through one of five historic districts of Alabama's second oldest city. Check-in is at 9:45am at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Cente 100 North Beaty Street and tours depart at 10:00am. Free For more information: 256-232-5411 or info@VisitAthensAL.com Join the conversation on Facebook too.
Apr 26 -- Cars and Bikes on the Square Athens, AL 8:00am to 3:00pmActivities 8:00am to 8;00pm The classic cars, bikes and automobiles roll into to downtown Athens, AL for this all day family friendly event. Come enjoy these shiny collectables, peruse the shops, enjoy the dining, see the sights and stay 4:00pm to 8:00pm the live music on the Square. Participants - Day of Registration $20. Registered participants get a chance at cash and prizes including a tool box from Snap-On. Lou Santiago of Car Fix is among the celebrities coming to the event. The kids will enjoy meeting the racers and learning about cCormack's Go Kart Racing team and local track, see the drag racers and race cars, and ice cream from Athens' own Kreme Delight. For more information: www.CarsontheSquare.com; Tom Schuman 256-457-9179 TSchuman@comrep.com
April 26th -- Mark your calendar! This event is open to the public and free to attend! Peace, Love & Animals no-kill rescue and Madison Animal Rescue Foundation will be there! Free popcorn, sodas, cotton candy, snow cones, goodie bags, obstacle course, water station for dogs, and raffle! Join the fun!
April 26th - Prancing Paws from 10AM-1PM Open to the public and free to attend! Peace, Love & Animals no-kill rescue and Madison Animal Rescue Foundation will be there! Free popcorn, sodas, cotton candy, snow cones, goodie bags, obstacle course, water station for dogs, and raffle! Join the fun! see more...Apr 26th -- Athens-Limestone Hospital Gala Westin 6800 Governors West, NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. Join the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation for a semi-formal event at the Westin Hotel. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm and dinner is served at 7:00pm. Tickets are $100.00 each and can be purchased at www.alhfevents.org or mailing a check to 100 Sanders Street, Athens, AL 35611 or by calling 256-233-9236.MAYMay 1st - 2nd -- Homeland Security Bass Tournament Ingall's Harbor 701 Market St NW, Decatur, AL 35601 Join The Boat House for their annual tournament to recognize the brave men and women who have saved lives and have served valiantly to ensure our safety and protect our liberties. Choose one day or fish them both! Friday, May 2nd is the Big Bass Tournament in which there will be hourly Big Bass weigh-ins from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday, May 3 is Team Tournament in which teams will compete in a regular weigh-in tournament of five fish. For more information or to register visit The Boat House Homeland Security Bass Tournament PageMay 2nd - 3rd -- Homespun Arts and Crafts Show/Plant Sale at Athens Bible School 507 Hoffman Street Athens, AL 35611 Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm Admission is Free. For more information visit the Athens Bible School Homespun PageMay 2nd - 3rd -- 6th Annual Ardmore Tractor/Truck Pull 7:00 PM at John Barnes Park, 26425 Hamlett Street, Ardmore, TN 38449. Classes: Light Super Stock Tractors, Heavy Super Stock Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Tractors, 6200 TWD Trucks, 9300 Super Farm Tractors, P4=PSFWD Trucks Admission: $10.00 (each night), 6 & under FREE, No Rain Checks, No Refunds For more info call: Mike Magnusson, 256-468-4950/ Mike Zeitner, 931-625-7858 or www.lionwap.org/eclub/sites/ArdmoreTNMay 2nd - 3rd -- Limestone County Relay for Life 7:00pm to 7:00am at the Athens SportsPlex US 31 in Athens, AL (just south of I-65 Exit 354) Join the teams of Limestone County Relay for Life as they walk the night way to fight to wipe out cancer. Teams will have booths with items and food for sale in efforts to meet or beat their team Relay fundraising goal. Music, zumba and more will keep the night fun and pumped full of energy. Join the conversation at Facebook for upcoming Team Fundraisers and Relay Night events.May 3rd Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
May 3rd -- Athens Cruise-In Shine the chrome, polish the paint or grab the family for some fun on the Square in downtown Athens, AL as the antique cars roll in and park. Enjoy a meal or do a little shopping too. Free For morei nformation: Tschuman@comrep.com Join the conversation on Facebook too.
June 7th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
June 14 - Sam Gibbons Walking Horse Show benefiting the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens Al. Contact Director Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578
July 4th - Fireworks Show at the Athens High School football field
July 5th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
August 2nd - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
Sept 6th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
Oct 4th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
Nov 1st - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
Dec 6th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578
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Civil War Historical Site - The Battle of Sulphur Creek (Branch) Trestle
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
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 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/
Delmore Days - www.delmoredays.com/