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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

 

Smithsonian exhibit | The way we worked

The 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



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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July 24th - Ardmore's Post Office 100 Years Ardmore Public Library Historical Room. Everyone is invited to hear speaker R.C. Powers, Postmaster 1963-1998 share his memories of the Ardmore Post Office and community at 5:30PM.
 

July 24th - Senior Matinee Yesterdays Event Center present a complete lunch including drink and dessert, ($10) and live show provided by Mike Pelham with his tribute to country music legend Waylon Jennings, (show is free with paid lunch). For this series, a senior is designated as age 62 and older. Reservations required.
 

July 25th - Summer Art Stroll Limestone County Courthouse Lawn.Stroll among the rows of art and meet the artist of the Athens Art League from 4:00PM-8:00PM. Local musicians will be playing.
 

July 25th - 26th - AL Championship Tractor and Truck Pull - Tanner Tanner High School. Join the Tanner Quarterback Club for this annual fundraiser that revs things up and slings a little dirt. Proceeds go to assist in upgrading the facility and providing financial assistance to the high school and youth sports organizations. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for 6-12 years and Free for under 6
 

July 26th - Annual Singing. Cartwright Church of Christ, Elkmont, AL Join the congregation for an evening of singing with leaders Jim Deason, Joe Brooks, Ryan Alexander, and Steve Klein.
 

July 29th - Money Smart for Small Business: Tax Planning and Reporting Center for Lifelong Learning.The Women's Business Center for North Alabama and Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce sponsors this Money Smart course on Record Keeping starting at 4:00PM. $10.00 in advanced, $15.00 at the door. For more information or to register: 256-535-2038
 

July 29th - Homeschool Adventure Day at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The Homeschool Exclusive Ultimate Field Trip is designed with age appropriate STEM curriculum. The adventure includes a guides tour, a Mars Meal, an IMAX or digital movie, simulator experienc eand hands-on thematic lab. Cost is $25.00 per person and advanced reservation and payment is required. Deadline is July 25. For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140,
 

July 31st - Ardmore Sonic Cruz-In Sonic. Area car buffs are invited to attend the Sonic Cruz-In from 6:00PM-8:00PM Those attending the Cruz-In will have the opportunity to view and dispaly vintage vehicles and support the Boys and Girls Club of Ardmore. No judging, no trophies.
 

August 1-2 - Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days - More than a Tractor Show. Two Days of Old-Fashioned Fun and Games. The Piney Chapel Antique Engine and Tractor Association hosts this event as a tribute to its farming heritage. Read more
 


Crystal CUp golf tournament in Athens Al

 
 
 

For more events visit our calendar of events or read our weekly newsletter
 

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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