Since 1992, Poke Sallet Follies has been raising money to provide special programs and other needs for our senior citizens. Before Poke Sallet began, there was the occasional yard sale and chicken stew which may have brought in a thousand dollars to support our senior programs. However, the supplies for the centers were more than the fundraisers could handle. During this time Athens resident, Harriette Rost, approached then COA Director, Helen Carter.. Read more
The Limestone County Council on Aging’s program utilizes available resources to empower older adults to enhance independence, personal satisfaction, vitality and the ability to enrich the quality of life for themselves and others. Read the March newsletter
The First Methodist Church in Athens is proud to have a dynamic group of community givers who are the members of Logan's Bible Class. As a group, they wanted to do something special on Read Across America Day, which was on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's Birthday.
Each year, across the country, schools, libraries, and community centers host reading events, bringing children together, to celebrate the special day. Logan's Bible class pooled their resources and bought 28 Dr. Seuss books entitled, Oh, The Places You'll Go. Read More
WEEKLY/MONTHLY OCCURRING ACTIVITIES:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
RODEO QUEEN CONTEST Ages 3-26 Applications available at:
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
101 West Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611
Preston’s Western Wear
Athens, AL 35611
Miss Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo
will win a custom made belt buckle, custom made saddle, scholarship money, and MANY more prizes!
April 17, 2015 (for Ages 3-15)
May 1, 2015 (for ages 16-26)
For more information, contact Jennifer (256) 232-0111 or email email@example.com
ON GOING - FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
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/