Friday, December 9, 2016

Limestone Co Alabama Music Muster: Dec 9 - 13, 2016

Limestone Co Alabama Music Muster: Dec 9 - 13, 2016 



Written and Compiled by
Cayce Lee, Social Media Specialist
Athens-Limestone Co Tourism Assn

There's a great collection of live shows and karaoke below including chances to enjoy some Christmas music at events.

Hope you have a great weekend living to the rhythm.


December 9th



  • MonoStereo starting at 8:30PM at Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse  1733 Jefferson Street SE in Athens, Alabama
  • Tom McClung at Joe's World Famous Pizzeria 1260 US Highway 72 in Athens, Alabama from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Barnett Brothers Band starting at 7PM at the West Side Village Community Center on Highway 99 in Athens, Alabama. 256-771-0586
  • Live music from 7:00PM-10:00PM at the Vietnam Veterans of  America, Gary L. Elmore Chapter at 17915 W. Elm Street in  Athens, Alabama.
  • Full Wood at the Hard Dock Café at 3755 U.S. 31 N. in Decatur,  Alabama.  256-340-9234
  • Live music and dancing at Johnny's Place 14441 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens, Alabama.  No smoking, no alcohol.
  • The Karaoke Center at the AMVET's 22769 Black  Road in Athens, Alabama features over 30,000 songs to choose from where you can be the star.  Admission is $5.00 from 7:00PM-12:00am
  • Brian Holder One Man Band from 7:00pm-10:00pm at Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway in Minor Hill, Tennessee just minutes from Lester, Alabama.



December 10th



  • Free Range starting at 8:00PM at Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse at 1733 Jefferson Street SE in Athens, Alabama.
  • Daniel Jones at Joe's World Famous Pizzeria 1260 US Highway 72 in Athens, Alabama from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • The Karaoke Center at the AMVET's 22769 Black  Road in Athens, Alabama features over 30,000 songs to choose from where you can be the star.  Admission is $5.00 from 7:00PM-12:00am
  • Parade of Lights and Section 8 at the Hard Dock Café at 3755 U.S. 31 N. in Decatur, Alabama. 256-340-9234
  • Barnett Brothers Band starting at 6:30PM at the West Side Village Community Center on Highway 99 in Athens, Alabama. 256-771-0586.
  • Brian Holder One Man Band from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway in Minor Hill, Tennessee just minutes from Lester, Alabama



December 11th



  • "Angels We Have Heard" with the Piney Grove Baptist Children Choir starting at 10:30am at the church campus located at 28430 Pinedale Road in Ardmore, Alabama
  • Athens State Community Band at the Carter Gymnasium on Pryor Street on the campus of Athens State University.  The concert will honor long time Director Dan Havely and celebrate the season with an array of Christmas favorites starting at 3:00PM.  Free and open to the public.  A reception will follow including Santa - so remember the camera and make your own photos.



December 12th



  • Heritage Children's Choral's "It's Christmas Everywhere" at Athens Church of God 17835 Quinn Road in Athens, Alabama starting at 7:00PM.
  • Hope for the Holidays Dinner  Limestone County Event Center 114 Pryor Street in Athens, AL from 6:30PM-9:00PM.  This dressy casual benefit dinner will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Deidre Downs Gunn, Miss America 2005, Harpist Steven Todd Miller and catering by Suzanne's Bakery and Eatery.  Single tickets are $25.00; Table of Six is $125.00.  Tickets at www.teamvictory4all.org


December 13th



  • Grace Covenant Church Community Christmas Caroling from 6:00pm-8:00pm  at the Athens-Limestone Public Library at 603 South Jefferson Street in Athens, Alabama for caroling and fellowship.  Free with light refreshments afterward.
  • Live music at the Hard Dock Café at 3755 U.S. 31 N. in Decatur, Alabama. 256-340-9234.




Reservation Notice>>


December 15th



  • Senior Lunch Matinee Christmas Show at the Yesterdays Event Center 15631 Brownferry Road.  Groups of all size are welcome to join Yesterdays for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00, and entertainment featuring a Special Christmas Show with Kevin Adams  Doors open 10:30AM, Event begins 11:00AM and showtime 12:00PM with a show length 60-75 minutes.   Bus parking available.  Cancellation fee may apply.  Pre-reservation required, send reservation to Info@YesterdaysEvents.com


December 16th



  • Senior Lunch Matinee Christmas Show at the Yesterdays Event Center 15631 Brownferry Road.  Groups of all size are welcome to join Yesterdays for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00, and entertainment featuring a Special Christmas Show with Kevin Adams  Doors open 10:30AM, Event begins 11:00AM and showtime 12:00PM with a show length 60-75 minutes.   Bus parking available.  Cancellation fee may apply.  Pre-reservation required, send reservation to Info@YesterdaysEvents.com

December 31st 


  • Yesterday's New Years Eve Early Dinner Show 2016 is locked in, Saturday evening Dec 31st, 5-8PM including a complete dinner and show featuring the oldies group “Replay”, with party hats and favors, several nice door prizes including a flat screen TV, and a balloon drop at 8PM to say goodbye to 2016. Doors open 4:30PM, event 5-8PM. Program begins 5PM (Welcome, seating, opening announcements, blessing, dinner). Showtime 6PM-8PM, with intermission. Tickets $25 each includes Dinner, Show, and Door Prize Tickets (Drawn at intermission)  Please reply to reserve seating, Info@YesterdaysEvents.com

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Downtown Athens to offer Cider, Santa and Seasonal Sales



Spirit of Athens
Main Street
107 N. Jefferson St.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone 256-232-9040
Email: hhollman@athensal.us



Dec. 6, 2016




Downtown Athens to offer Cider, Santa and Seasonal Sales 


Downtown Athens is hosting a holiday trio that hits the right notes for the Christmas season: cider, Santa and seasonal sales.

The annual Spirit of Athens Sippin’ Cider event is Saturday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m. at participating merchants. Spirit of Athens is a Main Street organization that works to enhance Downtown Athens, and this event encourages shoppers to support downtown merchants and enjoy family-friendly activities.

“Sippin’ Cider offers families a fun way to shop,” said Spirit of Athens Promotions Committee member Holly Hollman. “There will be seasonal sales to help you finish your Christmas shopping as well as free crafts and activities for the children and music for all ages to enjoy.”

The participating merchants will compete for the coveted Cider Cup and offer free samples of nice and in some cases naughty cider. The public votes for its favorite cider, and those who visit the required number of merchants can submit their judging sheets for a door prize drawing.

High Cotton Arts will start the festivities early with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be in an art studio decorated especially for photo sessions with Santa. Parents can bring a camera and make photos while children make sure their Christmas wishes are known. Santa later will walk around Downtown Athens visiting merchants and shoppers.

“I love visiting Athens and meeting with all the boys and girls who are out enjoying the festive events your city offers for the holidays,” said Santa, who has ordered a new suit to ensure he looks spiffy for his Athens appearances. “It also gives me an opportunity to remind them to continue to be good.”

The Lions Club Kiddie Carnival Train will offer free rides for children, and there will be a fire pit on The Square on the Courthouse side of Washington and Marion street for marshmallow roasting and S’mores. There will be music provided by Athens High School Choir and Tom Newton.

Here is a list of participating merchants, craft stations and musical entertainment locations:

Athens Arts League at High Cotton Arts
   Register for in-store ceramic Christmas item giveaway
   Make a snowman ornament
   Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 3-5 p.m.
   Our Little Kitchen Food Truck

CEI Books
  Free gift wrap on $20 or more in purchases
  15% off children's materials
  Register to win a hymnal $15 value and book $45 value
  Athens High School Choir will perform from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Crawford’s Gifts
  Buy one get one 1/2 off Christmas soy candles
  Ornaments 20% off
  Register for in store giveaway - $50 in Christmas decorations

Epiphany Boutiques
  20% off store wide
  Register for in store giveaway - $25 gift card

Gray and Holt, Inc.
  Register for in store giveaway - $50 gift certificate

Hendricks-Patton-Rancl, Inc.
  Free plastic sled with purchase of Flexible Flyer Sled
  Register in store to win a Snow Saucer Sled
  Football on TV for the big kids

House of Holland
  25% off all clothing
  50% off all home goods
  Register for in store giveaway - $50 gift certificate
  Live music by Tom Newton

LuVici's
  Register to win one free lunch with beverage - $15 value

Pimentos
  20% off storewide from 5-8
  Register for in store giveaway - $60 value

Snapdragon Kids
  20% off all clothes and shoes
  30% off Christmas
  Register to win in store giveaway - Christmas toy basket ($50 Value)
  Face painting for kids

Square Clock Coffee
  Register to win in store giveaway - $10 gift card
  Make a reindeer ornament

The Right Dress Boutique
  20% off storewide (excludes sale items)
  50% off Lovelee Soaps
  Game day dresses $20 and under
  Register to win in store giveaway - String Theory Bracelet - $45 Value
  Cookie decorating

Trinity's
  Register to win in store giveaway - $50 gift certificate

U.G. White Mercantile
  Register to win in store giveaway - ENO Hammock

Village Pizza
  Register to win in restaurant giveaway - $20 gift card

Wildwood Deli
  Register to win free lunch giveaway - $10 value
  Enjoy a fresh baked sweet with your cider

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Welcome the Spirit of Christmas -- What's Happening Dec 7-14, 2016

We invite you to come revel in the Spirit of Christmas in Athens-Limestone AL with these events for Dec 7-14, 2016.
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Hope there's room in your calendar...
Now - Dec 31st -- North Pole Stroll  Big Spring Memorial Park at the intersection of East Market Street and North Beaty Street in Athens, Alabama.  As dusk falls on the historic park, the twinkling lights come to life on the decorated trees hosted and decorated by local businesses and organizations that surround the pond.

Now - Dec 31st -- Ardmore Tinsel Trail on Ardmore Avenue near Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Alabama.  Enjoy an array of trees decked with amazing collections of baubles and lights decorated by area businesses and organizations.  December 10th will be a delightful time to experience the trail as Santa comes to Bryan House from 10:00AM-12:00PM followed by the Culleoka Touring Choir "Eclipse" and Blue Knight Drill Team perform from 2:00PM-4:00PM

Dec 8th -11th --  Christmas Then and Now
at Calvary Epicenter Tanner, AL Come experience the magic of "Now" and the majesty of "Then!" For over 20 years people from all across North Alabama and the surrounding areas have counted Christmas Now & Then as one of their favorite family traditions. Come and experience the fun and excitement of Christmas "Now" with Santa, Frosty and all of the Christmas Toys that you have come to love. Then watch in awe and wonder as you are taken back over 2000 years to witness one of the most powerful depictions of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. Production dates, times & tickets for this year can all be found 
http://www.christmasnowandthen.com/


Dec 9th -- Grinch Painting
 at Nestle Toll House Cafe on US72 in Athens, Alabama.  S
ascha will show you step-by-step how to do a project that you take home at the end of a painting party. Most of all, enjoy the experience, eat a cookie with your friends. You Choose Price $25 8 x 10; $35 11x 14. 12 slots available RSVP for all Classes. Must PREPAY for class.  Call 256-232-0900

Dec 9th - 11th -- Bethlehem Walk at Mable Hill Baptist Church on 3778 Ready Section Road in Ardmore, Alabama.  This sensory experience walk-through of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus is born from 6:30PM-9:00PM.  Free.  Large groups are requested to call ahead 256-420-8172.

Dec 10th - Sippin' Cider Festival from 5PM to 8PM in downtown Athens, Alabama around the square.  Sample and vote on your favorite cider, while shopping and enjoying store specials.  The merchant with the most votes wins the coveted Cider Cup and bragging rights for the next year. Other activities include in store children's activities, train rides by the Athens Lions Club, live music, roasting marshmallows, and a visit from Santa.


Dec 10th -- Holiday Bazaar  at the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511, 17915 W. Elm Street,Athens, AL.  FREE admission event will offer a collection of handcrafted crafts and unique gift items that will be perfect for your Holiday shopping from 10AM-5PM. **FREE Admission ***Fun ***Food *** Free Parking***Register for Door Prizes *** Cash & Carry items. Fundraiser for a family to help with Holiday food & a few Gifts!   

Dec 10th -- Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner SOLD OUT from 2:00PM-7:00PM. The 1818 village of Mooresville offers a holiday tour of the historic buildings and four private homes decorated for the season.

Dec 10th and 11th -- "The Christmas Story" Drive-Thru Story of the Birth of Jesus at Emmanuel Baptist Church  1917 U.S. Highway 72W in Athens, AL from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Free.

Dec 11th - Athens Ladies Civitan Holiday Home Tour  Prominent Athens homes will be dressed up for the holidays and open for touring from 1:00PM-5:00PM. Advance tickets are $15 and available at Pimentos and Crawford's Gifts (on The Square) and First National Bank (U.S. 72) in Athens. Tickets are $20 day of event and can be purchased on-site at any home on the tour. This fundraiser benefits the developmentally challenged of the community. More information call Carolyn Stair 256-233-0258.

​Dec 11th --  The Athens State University Community Band in the Carter Gymnasium of Athens State University on Pryor Street in Athens  under the direction of Roy Adams starting at 3:00PM. The concert is free and open to the public.  A reception hosted by the Athens State University Alumni Association will be held following the performance.  The reception will include a visit from Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and cameras to make their own photos.

Dec 13th -- Ardmore Christmas Parade "I'll Be Home For Christmas" Parade starts at 6:00PM  at the Ardmore High School up Ardmore Avenue and along Main Street.
Dec 13th -- "Twas the Week After Christmas" by Creekside Drama at 6:00 p.m. Creekside Elementary gym 16049 Sanderson Road in Athens Alabama. Admission is FREE!

Dec 15th and 16th - Senior Lunch Matinee Christmas Show  Yesterdays Event Center 15631 Brownferry Road. Join Yesterdays for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00, and entertainment featuring a Special Christmas Show with Kevin Adams  Doors open 10:30AM, Event begins 11:00AM and showtime 12:00PM with a show length 60-75 minutes. Groups of all size welcome.  Bus parking available.  Cancellation fee may apply.  Pre-reservation required, send reservation  info@YesterdaysEvents.com ​

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For Immediate Release--

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Final Weekend for Annual
 Bethlehem Walk 

Written by Cayce Lee, Social Media Specialist
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association


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Athens State Community Band Christmas Concert Set for Dec 11

For Immediate Release
Guy.McClure@athens.edu

 ATHENS, Ala. - The Athens State University Community Band, under the direction of Roy  Adams, is gearing up for its annual Christmas Concert.  The Community Band and is made up of volunteer musicians from a six county area who rehearse on a... READ MORE

Join the Made in America Pledge, Shop Small & Enjoy our American-Made Mercantiles

Written by Cayce Lee, Social Media Specialist
Athens-Limestone County Tourism


Shopping for American-made goods is more than a fad.  It benefits the economy, the environment and in some cases, keeps traditional arts and crafts alive...
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