Friday, February 17, 2017

Events for Feb 15-22 2017 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL

Here's what's happening in Athens-Limestone, events for Feb 15-22, 2017.
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Event Line Up

Feb 16th -- Silvery Moon at Yesterday's Senior Lunch Matinee Show
at 15631 Brownsferry Road in Athens. February's featured performers will  be the Silvery Moon with a collection of Big Band favorites. All seating  is reserved - $12.00 each, groups are seated together, doors open  10:30am, events start at 11AM with seating, opening announcements,  blessing, and lunch, with show beginning about 12 noon.(About 1 hour  show). Reservations are required info@yesterdaysevents.com

Feb 16th -- Open Conversation on Race Brewer Library on the Tanner  Campus of Calhoun Community College at 11:00AM. Join the Black  Students' Alliance Club and facilitator Mr. Art Leslie the Director of  Huntsville Inner City Learning for an open discussion on race. Free and open to the public

Feb 16th -- The Right Wrong Number Book Launch  Jim Nesbitt will celebrate the release of his new novel, The Right Wrong Number with a launch event at High Cotton Arts Center (103 West Washington Street/Athens, AL  35611) on February 16, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM.  Nesbitt will read from the book and sign copies.  Other guest include Jerry Barksdale.

Feb 16th -- Rustic Rooster Painting Join The Broken Brush (107 South Marion Street in Athens) for a 2-hour class focused on completing a 16x20 Rustic Rooster.  $35.00 fee and starts at 6:30PM.  To RSVP or more information: (256) 497-5934

Feb 16th -- Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A Athens SOLD OUT

Feb 17th -- Daniel Jones Live  
Join Joe's World Famous Pizza 1260 U.S. Highway 72E Suite G in Athens, AL for an evening of food specials and the sounds of Daniel Jones.

Feb 17th -- Trippin' Dixie Join the Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse (1733 Jefferson St SE in Athens) for the music of Trippin' Dixie starting at 8:00pm.  For more information: (256) 232-6161

Feb 17th & 18th -- Live Music and Dancing  Friday at Saturday at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Live music and dancing at Johnny's Place, 14441 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Smoke and alcohol free facility with beverages and finger foods

Feb 17th & 18th -- Karaoke Night  Come enjoy 30,000 plus song library of the Karaoke Center at 22769 Black Road in Elkmont, AL each Friday and Saturday night from 8:00pm to Midnight.  This family friendly establishment offers concessions stand and can be booked for parties.  Admission: $5 per person  For more information: 256-444-1411

Feb 17th - 20th --  Great Backyard Bird Count  Calling all Citizen Scientist, bird lovers, bird watchers and students!  Help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon and the Great Backyard Bird Count learn about our birds.  Learn more on how to participate and great places to find birds with our post >http://www.visitathensal.com/news-blog/backyard-bird-count​

Feb 18th --Elkmont Hound Dog Half-Marathon starts in downtown Elkmont at 8:00AM. Beautiful, CERTIFIED (USATF #AL15062JD) half marathon through the rolling hills of Elkmont, Alabama.  The course begins in downtown Elkmont and heads out into the country on the rolling rural roads.  An additional 100 spots have been added to the original 400 of the January 21st event.  For more information or to register, please visit:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/AL/Elkmont/ElkmontHalfMarathon#event-90406

Feb 18th -- 29th Annual Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge  Join the Hospice of Limestone County from 10:00AM-2:00PM at Athens High School on US31 for over 30 area groups and individuals competing for titles including People's Choice Award during their annual fundraiser.  Admission is $10.00; Children 10 and under are free.  No Takeouts; Food Served at 11:00AM.  Silent auction on hundreds of items including jewelry, collectibles, entertainment and more ends at 1:30PM.  Activities for the kids and live music.  For more information: 256-232-5017 or www.athenslimestonehospice.org  Learn more about this event with our post> http://www.visitathensal.com/news-blog/2017-chili-challenge

Feb 18th -- Black History Extravaganza  Alabama Democratic Conference will host a Black History Extravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Association Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens. Extravaganza will include a brunch, skit, recitations and poetry. More information: Mike Bailey 256-874-0565.

Feb 18th -- Limestone Cares will be having a benefit Barbecue Dinner & Cake Auction for our Standing Tall with Jordan Campaign. This event will be held on February 18th, 2017 @ 5:00pm at the West Limestone Fire Department at 28500 AL Highway 99, Elkmont.   Tickets are $15ea and a purchase gets you a full bbq meal and a bid number for the cake auction. There will be some mighty fine cakes made by some excellent bakers right here in Limestone County!  Who knows, we may have a few other auction items besides cakes to auction off as well! For Tickets please email at info@limestonecares.org, or call 256-206-2480 and they will make arrangements for tickets.

Feb 18th -- McTazz Live Join the Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse (1733 Jefferson St SE in Athens) for the music of McTazz starting at 8:00pm.  For more information: (256) 232-6161

Feb 18th -- 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter Party at the Athens-Limestone County Public Library SOLD OUT

Feb 19th -- Singer & Celebrity Lee Marshall Speaks  Lee Marshall has an amazing personal story of adoption and God's goodness and grace! She will be speaking at Mays Memorial (23636 AL-251 Toney, AL) on February 19 starting at 10:30AM and telling more about "Davidson Farms", a home for foster girls (located in Ardmore).   Please join Mays Memorial Baptist Church  and bring a personal hygiene item which will be donated to Mrs. Marshall for her charity after her presentation

Feb 19th -- Greenbrier Baptist Church Celebrates 75 Years  Greenbrier Baptist Church at 7939 Greenbrier Road in Greenbrier invites the public to take part in its 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday Feb. 19. Shannon Knight, speaker and soloist, will bring the message and music.   Things get underway at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served at approximately 12:30 p.m. A free 75th anniversary mug will be given to all present.  More information: Ricky Lowery 256-497-7349 or visit www.greenbrierbaptistchurch.net

Feb 21st -- The Athens-Limestone County Public library is proud to be partnering with the Limestone County Republicans to bring Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker to Athens. He will present a talk on the Christian foundations of early American law. He will give the talk twice on the same day, once from 3:00 to 4:00 and again from 6:00 to 8:00. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Feb 22nd -- Barbecue & Cornbread: Grant for Carnegie King Come enjoy barbeque from a local legendary pitmaster, along with all the southern sides and fixings from the great folks at Food Fite of Athens from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Also enjoy live music, fellowship, a casual environment and the hospitality of Loft 1880 (222 W. Market St. Athens) – one of the most unique event venues in north Alabama.  Tickets are $30 each or $50 for a couple.You can pay online or pay at the door with a check or debit/credit card, but please RSVP at the ticket link to have a catering headcount. Proceeds from the event go to support the candidacy for Grant Thompson as Carnegie Carnival King, an initiative to raise money to support the mission of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center and to expand the availability of the arts to everyone in our region.
http://www.carnegiecarnival.org/grant-thompson-for-carnegie-carnival-king.php

Chili Challenge 2017


On February 18th, 2017, Hospice of Limestone County will be hosting their 29th annual Chili Challenge and Silent Auction at Athens High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is solely a fundraising event for Hospice of Limestone County but brings the community together for a time of fun and great food! Hospice of Limestone County is a non-profit organization which is located... READ MORE
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Hallmark of Spring "Poke Sallet Follies" Returns for 25th Year

A hallmark of Spring in the Athens-Limestone community takes music, quirky skits and a variety of local elected officials and community stewards and puts them on stage in "Poke Sallet Follies".  This annual benefit fundraiser for The Athens Foundation on Aging enables many programs and services offered to community seniors including ... READ MORE

Great Backyard Bird Count:
Join the Count in Our Backyard

Athens-Limestone is fortunate to have an amazing collection of natural spaces that are available to the public to explore.  From city and county parks to the shores of the Tennessee and Elk Rivers to the collection of trails -- these spaces are teeming wildlife, especially birds.   These amazing opportunities to birdwatch... READ MORE
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Events for Feb 9-16 2017 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL

Here's what's happening in Athens-Limestone, events for Feb 9-16, 2017.
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Event Line Up
Feb 10th -- Forgiveness Men's Conference with guest speakers Joel Carwile, Pastor of First Baptist Church Athens; Tim Anderson, Pastor of Clements Baptist Church; and Dusty McLemore, Pastor of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. The conference begins at 5:00PM with dinner and the conference begins at 6:30PM.  Cost is $20.00 per person. To register, visit>
https://secure.accessacs.com/access/eventlogin.aspx?id=BdVlltl39w+pHbU7jPboPQ%3D%3D&site=105563&ReturnUrl=events%2Fwz_people.aspx&ChurchID=3878&EventID=126606&sn=105563

Feb 10th -- Join Joe's World Famous Pizza 1260 U.S. Highway 72E Suite G in Athens, AL (I-65 Exit 351 then west on 72  to Edison Street) for an evening of food specials and the sounds of Tom McClung.

Feb 10th -- Smack Dab live at  Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse located at 1733 Jefferson St. S.E. in Athens. For more information 256-232-6161.

Feb 10th & 11th -- Karaoke Center Come enjoy 30,000 plus song library of the Karaoke Center at 22769 Black Road in Athens, AL each Friday and Saturday night from 8:00pm to Midnight.  This family friendly establishment offers concessions stand and can be booked for parties. Admission: $5 per person  For more information: 256-444-1411

Feb 10th & 11th -- Live Music and Dancing 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Johnny's Place, 14441 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Smoke and alcohol free facility with beverages and finger foods.

Feb 11th -- Women's Conference: Love Is Supreme  Ticket sales are underway for "Love is Supreme," the 2017 Women's Conference to be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Shanghai First Baptist Church, 13435 Elk River Mills Road in Athens. Dr. Betty Dean Newman is guest speaker. Lottie Partridge is the praise and worship leader. Lunch will be provided. No child care available. Tickets are $10. To purchase, call Jackie Jackson 256-431-4962.

Feb 11th -- Open House at Whistle Hollow - Wedding & Event Venue  Come tour the Whistle Hollow's venue without any strings.  Whether you are looking for ideas for your upcoming wedding, reception, or corporate event and are considering Whistle Hollow this open house is for you! No appointment or RSVP necessary.  The venue fully set up to show its full potential from 10:00AM-2:00PM. A great way for currently booked clients and potential clients to come see the venue fully set up.  Light Refreshments will be available through our onsite catering, Endless Catering Door prizes and other surprises.

Feb 11th -- Ardmore Veterans Stew  The Ardmore Veterans will hold a fundraiser stew starting at 11:00am and until the stew is gone.  The stew will be prepared by the Ardmore Volunteer Fire Department and is eat in for $5.00 or take out stew for $25.00 per gallon (bring own container).  The Ardmore Fire Department is located at the Police Station on Main Street in Ardmore, AL.

Feb 11th -- Spirit of Athens Chocolate Walk Fall in love with Downtown Athens, AL. Ticket holders enjoy a chocolate treat, sweet deals, and a chance to win a door prize from each participating business during this prelude to Valentine's Day.  Only 200 tickets available for this chocolate affair!Tickets at Eventbrite>> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-of-athens-chocolate-walk-tickets-31484576215?aff=efbeventtix

Feb 11th -- 31st Annual Black History Program Trinity Class of 1966 will hold its 31st annual black history program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Village View United Methodist Church at the corner of Plato Jones and Hine streets. The program will observe the national theme "The Crisis In Black Education" and is dedicated in memory to classmate and former Athens City Councilman Jimmy W. Gill and all other deceased classmates.  The Rev. Galon Darby is guest speaker.  Spiritual selections will be by The Gospel Travelers.
More information: Shelbye Hobbs 256-233-2264.

Feb 11th -- The Ardmore Baseball Diamond Club will host its 8th Annual Drawdown Dinner at the Limestone County (114 West Pryor Street Athens) starting at 6:00PM.  Over $4,000 in prizes will be given away including a $3,000 Grand Prize.  Second Place is $500 and Third Place is a Yeti Cooler.  The first ticket drawn will win $100. Several auction items to be featured include use of a Gulf Coast condo, Alabama Football Tickets, and Tennessee Titan Tickets. Cost of admission is a $100.00 which admits two people and includes dinner for two.  You do not have to be present to win.  All proceeds go to Ardmore Baseball Team.  For more information: Spencer Smith 256-560-5876

Feb 11th -- Valentine Date Night Join The Broken Brush 107 South Marion Street in Athens from 7:00PM-10:00PM for a couples night with wine and cheese. $65.00 per couple. RSVP: (256) 497-5934

Feb 11th -- Section 8 live at Mac's Sports Bar and Steakhouse located at 1733 Jefferson St. S.E.in Athens.  For more information: 256-232-6161.

Feb 12th-- Valentine's Toddler Time Join The Broken Brush for a magical painting experience at 107 South Marion Street in Athens.  Use your child's feet and hands to print "LOVE" on canvas.  $25.00  RSVP: (256) 497-5934

Feb 12th -- Valentine Spaghetti Dinner  West Highland Baptist Church invites the public to its Valentine's spaghetti supper and silent auction with a newlywed-oldlywed game. The event is set for 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Christian Life Center at the corner of Hine Street and Fifth Avenue in Athens. A $7 plate includes spaghetti, bread, salad, iced tea and dessert. Supper at 5 p.m. followed by auction and games. Proceeds go to the church Youth Ministry. Donations accepted.

Feb 14th -- Coffee Pairing - Valentine's Edition   Join Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Road starting at 6:30PM for Coffee and Truffles from Pizelle's.  Tickets will pre-sell our limited number of tickets for this pairing: $20/couple or $10/single (yes, singles are invited and welcome too). If you don't pre-buy, the door prices are $25/couple or $13/single.  This event is open to anyone, and no tasting experience is required. This is not a cupping either, so the sharing will be held to a minimum.  For more information: (256) 258-9637

Feb 16th -- Silvery Moon at Yesterday's Senior Lunch Matinee Show at 15631 Brownsferry Road in Athens.  February's featured performers will be the Silvery Moon with a collection of Big Band favorites. All seating is reserved - $12.00 each, groups are seated together, doors open 10:30am, events start at 11AM with seating, opening announcements, blessing, and lunch, with show beginning about 12 noon.(About 1 hour show)  They have bus parking available, e-mail reservations are required info@yesterdaysevents.com.

Feb 16th -- Open Conversation on Race Brewer Library on the Tanner Campus of Calhoun Community College at 11:00AM.  Join the Black Students' Alliance Club and facilitator Mr. Art Leslie the Director of Huntsville Inner City Learning for an open discussion on race.
Free and open to the public

Feb 16th -- Rustic Rooster Join The Broken Brush for a 2-hour class focused on completing a 16x20 Rustic Rooster at 107 South Marion Street in Athens. $35.00 RSVP:
(256) 497-5934



Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker Visits Athens


Tom Parker, associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is coming to the Athens-Limestone County Public Library on Tuesday, February 21st, to present a talk on the Christian foundations of early American law. He will give the talk... READ MORE
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THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER


​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maryglenn McCombs
maryglenn@maryglenn.com

ACCLAIMED NOVELIST JIM NESBITT TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF NEW NOVEL, "THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER" AT HIGH COTTON ARTS CENTER IN ATHENS:  Nesbitt will autograph and discuss The Right Wrong Number at... READ MORE

Chili Challenge 2017


On February 18th, 2017, Hospice of Limestone County will be hosting their 29th annual Chili Challenge and Silent Auction at Athens High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is solely a fundraising event for Hospice of Limestone County but brings the community together for a time of fun and great food! Hospice of Limestone County is a non-profit organization which is located... READ MORE
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poke-sallet-2011.jpg
Hallmark of Spring "Poke Sallet Follies" Returns for 25th Year

A hallmark of Spring in the Athens-Limestone community takes music, quirky skits and a variety of local elected officials and community stewards and puts them on stage in "Poke Sallet Follies".  This annual benefit fundraiser for The Athens Foundation on Aging enables many programs and services offered to community seniors including ... READ MORE