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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


 

Upcoming Events and Activities


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

APRIL

Apr 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.

April 10th -12th: The Athenian Players of Athens State University present their production of Oscar Wilde’s farce The Importance of Being Earnest. This play, directed by Assistant Professor of Drama, Dr. Hugh Long, will be performed in the newly renovated McCandless Hall on the Athens State Campus. Read More to see other dates

Apr 12th -- Heal and Crank Duathalon in Mooresville, AL. 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.

April 12th -- Health Fair Around the Square. 9:00Am - 12:30PM.  Athens-Limestone Hospital staff will be available to conduct FREE body fat analysis, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, bone density screenings and more. There will be numerous health care providers with information to educate our community.

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 14th -- The Alabama Center for the Arts will host a lecture and exhibit by Memphis artist Sara Good. The exhibit, entitled Seed to Soil to Sediment, will open April 14 at the Center which is located at 133 2nd Avenue in Decatur. The exhibit will run through June 26. A lecture by the artist will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of the 26th. Read more

Apr 18th -- Singing on the Square 6pm Join Athens-Limestone County Tourism for the kickoff of the 2014 season of this free concert series on the Marion Street side of the Limestone County Courthouse in downtown Athens, AL. For more information 256-232-5411.

Apr 19th -- 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

APR 19th -- Open Car Show at Classic Motorsports. 15487 Hastings Road in Athens. 10:00AM

Apr 24th -- 1st Annual T&C Stamping, INC Relay Tee Cup Golf Scramble benefiting Relay for Life Limestone County.. Canebrake Golf Course in Athens. Registration/Lunch starts at 11:30. Shotgun Start @ 1:00. Call 256.233.7383 or email Leah Stephens or Suzanne LinnemannGet more info here

April 25th --  It's Fish Time at the The Alabama Veterans Museum . Fish Fry Tickets (April 25th at Emmanuel Baptist Church)

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 Center 100 North Beaty Street and tours depart at 10:00am.   Free  For more information: 256-232-5411 or i
nfo@VisitAthensAL.com  Join the conversation on Facebook too.

Apr 26 -- Cars and Bikes on the Square Athens, AL 8:00am to 3:00pm 
Activities 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 McCormack's Go Kart Racing team,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

Apr 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!

Apr 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. 
 
MAY
 
May 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 Page
 
May 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 Page 
 
May 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/ArdmoreTN
 
May 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. 

May10th -- The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting its third annual Bass Fishing Tournament to "fish for a cure." Money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Read more...

JUNE

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

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

August 2nd - Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call 8AM 100 Pryor Street Athens call Director Thompson at 256-771-7578

SEPTEMBER

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

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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