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Dear Veterans and Dependents:

November 11th is Veterans Day! Athens State University would like to honor your service by planning a brief program and luncheon on this day. If you are a veteran, active duty, military dependent or family of military personnel or a veteran, I am writing for your support with this event.

The Veterans Day Program will begin at 11:00 am and end at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, November 11th.

We are asking all Veterans or Dependents to send in a picture of you or your family member during the time of service with a brief caption. The picture will be part of a slide show presentation to honor those who have served so devotedly. The picture can be emailed now thru October 24th, 2014 to carolyn.carthen@athens.edu.

Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward receiving your pictures, and working with you to plan this event. If you would like to participate in this event but cannot attend personally, please give me a call or email with your interest.

RSVP's for the program and lunch should be directed to my email by Friday, October 24th. Lastly, click here to update your alumni records. There is a section to enter your branch of service.



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


 

Special events opening at Smithsonian exhibit
Lunch speakers, art exhibit and robotics training lab open to public



ATHENS – Between brown bag lunch speakers, art exhibits, and a mobile lab, visitors to the Smithsonian exhibit now open in Athens will get to experience everything from Norman Rockwell to training with robots in the coming days.
Special events at the exhibit start Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-3, with the Mobile Robotics Training Lab from the Alabama Robotics Technology Park on location at “The Way We Worked – Athens” in the Limestone County Event Center. The lab will be open and staffed for public tours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, and visitors can get a first-hand glimpse of how robotics training works in Limestone County today. More information about the lab is available at www.alabamartp.org.


Starting Monday, Oct. 6, “How Have You Made Your Mark? A Study Of Hands” by Morgan County artist Lee Nabors will be on display at the Limestone County Archives. The exhibit consists of approximately 50 oil paintings of the hands of North Alabama individuals demonstrating the way they work.


“Because each person’s hand and handprint are uniquely theirs, I believe the hands are the symbol and thus the story of an individual’s life and work,” Nabors said. “As the focus of this project, the subject’s hands will reflect the life, passions and influence that he/she has had or continues to have on the local and, in some cases, the global community.”


Visitors are invited to view the paintings during regular hours at the Limestone County Archvies, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Archives is located at 102 W. Washington Street in the former L&N Passenger Depot. For more information, visit www.leenabors.com.


Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series will kick off at noon at “The Way We Worked – Athens” in the Limestone County Event Center with “Every Picture Tells a Story: The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell” by storyteller Dolores Hydock. Hydock will share surprising stories from Rockwell’s life and career, using images of his work to follow the step-by-step process Rockwell used in becoming “America’s painter.” For more information, visit Hydock’s site at www.storypower.org.


The speaker series will continue on Oct. 29 with “Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags: Pieced into Quilt History” by Sarah Bliss Wright. Wright will share how Bemis Bro. Bag Company in Alabama, at one time the largest cotton bag manufacturer in the United States, influenced the textile industry as a whole through innovative research, development, and marketing.


The series will conclude on Nov. 5 with “The Way Alabama Worked” by John Kvach, lead scholar for “The Way We Worked” in Alabama and professor of public history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


“The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition hosted by the Limestone County Archives, is open now through Nov. 8 at the Limestone County Event Center, 114 W. Pryor Street, Athens. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about The Way We Worked in Athens, and to stay up to date with latest events, visit www.thewayathensworks.com or contact Rebekah Davis at 256-233-6404 or thewayathensworks@gmail.com. To schedule a group tour, contact Misti Fillingame at 205-222-5408 or tourthewayathensworks@gmail.com.
 



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

2014

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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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Two Limestone County Attractions Featured in New National Tourism Campaign.
The two culinary destinations located in Limestone County highlighted in the national campaign are Belle Chevre Creamery and Cheese Shop  in Elkmont and 1818 Farms in Mooresville. Read More


 

Smithsonian exhibit | The way we workedThe Limestone County Archives, in cooperation with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts "The Way We Worked," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.  Get more details
 



 

 

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OCTOBER

Oct 4th - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578

Oct 15-24 - Athens-Limestone Hospital is offering a trip to Italy! Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Florence, Venice and more...

NOVEMBER

Nov 1st - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578

DECEMBER

Dec 6th  -  Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578

 


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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