Friday, August 28, 2015

August 27th - September 3rd Events - VisitAthensAL What's Happening Newsletter

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Hello, Friends!  Hope you've been able to enjoy all the events this past weekend and still have room for what's rolling around the corner now.  Festivals, concerts, and so much more are waiting for you in this latest issue featuring events from August 27 - September 3rd.  Enjoy!
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Aug 27th -- Songwriter Open Mic Night Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Road, Suite C, Madison, AL  Open Mic Night begins at 6:00 and wrap up about 8-ish. A sound system will be provided - so artist can plug in and deliver. Each performer will play 2 of their original tunes (sorry - no covers) in the first round; time permitting, we will go back around again.  For more information, (256) 258-9637

Aug 28th -- Senior Lunch  Matinée Show with Southern Splendor Chorus including Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet  Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road,  Athens, AL   Come enjoy the sounds of Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet.  Cost is $10.00 and includes lunch, drink and dessert.  Groups welcome. Events begin at 11:00AM - Seating, Opening, Announcements, Blessing, Lunch with the show kicking off at 12:00PM. Cancellation policy applies. RSVP required: info@yesterdaysevents.com

Aug 29th -- EHS Band Boosters Car Show  Elkmont High School 25630 Evans Avenue Elkmont, AL  Muscle cars, street rods, Ratt rods, custom trucks, antique class, and late model vehicles will roll into Elkmont for a day of cars.  Vehicles: Pre-registration $15.00; Day of Registration $20.00.  Spectators are $5.00 and ages 10 and under are free.  For more information: Mike Ikard 256-431-0542  Registration forms: elkmontband.org​

Aug 29th -- Celebrating Life with Duck Dynasty Stars Alan and Lisa Robertson  Limestone County Event Center  114 West Pryor Street Athens, AL   Join the Women's Resource Center for dinner, live auction and guest speakers Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and authors of A New Season.  General admission until August 14th: $50.00 per person; Tables of 6 seats are $400.00 until July 31st.  Tickets available online at wrcathens. org or call 256-233-5775 or email womenscenter@bellsouth.net

Aug 29th -- Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival  John Barnes Park, Ardmore Ridge Road, Ardmore, TN This annual event is held at the Ardmore, TN John Barnes Park and offers live entertainment, 40 arts and crafts vendors, delicious festival food and southern favorites to tempt your tastebuds and all types and colors of crape myrtles from 8:00AM-3:00PM   www.ArdmoreALTNChamber.org

Aug 29th -- Romeo and Juliet Audition  Founder's Hall Chapel  Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street  Athens, AL   Join the Athenian Players from 2:00PM-7:00PM for auditions.  Men and women of all ages are needed for this large production to play a variety of roles.  Non-traditional casting is to be expected based on potential pool of actors with dual, possibly triple roles.  Please either prepare a classic monologue or be prepared to read a selection at your audition.

Aug 29th -- Fallen Brother Ride  Rocket Harley Davidson 15100 Old Alabama 20  Madison, AL  Brothers in the Wind Chapter invite you to join them on a ride along the river and private tour of Cathedral Caverns. Cost is $20 per person and all proceeds go to support the "CARE" organization of New Hope to provide lunches for children.  Registration at 9:00AM The ride will start and finish at Rocket Harley Davidson. The ride will stop for lunch at Porky's BBQ in Grant. Please bring a jacket because cave temps can be 52 to 60 degrees.
 For more information: call at 256-340-7333 

Aug 29th -- 2nd Annual General Joe's Car Show  Joe Wheeler State Park  4403 McLean Drive  Rogersville, AL   Join Joe Wheeler State Park for this fundraiser celebrating classic cars, trucks and motorcyles from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Vehicle Day of Registration: $20.00

Aug 30th -- Romeo and Juliet Audition   Founder's Hall Chapel  Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street  Athens, AL   Join the Athenian Players from 1:00PM-5:00PM for auditions.  Men and women of all ages are needed for this large production to play a variety of roles.  Non-traditional casting is to be expected based on potential pool of actors with dual, possibly triple roles.  Please either prepare a classic monologue or be prepared to read a selection at your audition.

Aug 31st -- Romeo and Juliet Audition  Founder's Hall Chapel  Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street  Athens, AL   Join the Athenian Players from 6:00PM-9:00PM for auditions.  Men and women of all ages are needed for this large production to play a variety of roles.  Non-traditional casting is to be expected based on potential pool of actors with dual, possibly triple roles.  Please either prepare a classic monologue or be prepared to read a selection at your audition. 

Aug 28th - October 19th -- Athens Voices Exhibit
  Alabama Center for the Arts 133 2nd Avenue SE Decatur, AL   The Dairy Barn Arts Center of Athens, Ohio is proud to present this touring juried multi-media exhibition featuring 48 artists living or working in eight Athens communities in the United States. The exhibition features works by local artists representing Athens, Alabama including Gary Anderson, Katelyn Harris, and Pamela Keller.  For more information: http://www.athens.edu/aca/exhibitions/


Sep 1st - 30th -- Athens' Area "Athens Voices" Artists Exhibition Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street Athens, AL   The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association is proud to exhibit works from three local artist  - Pamela Keller, Gary Anderson and Katelyn Harris - that are featured in the Athens Voices Juried Exhibit at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur exhibit.  Athens Voices celebrates 48 artist of the 8 Athens of the total 48 Athens in the United States with a juried art show and traveling exhibt.  Please stop by and see the collection Monday - Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM; Saturdays 8:30AM-11:45AM.  For more information, please call: 256-232-5411
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Crape Myrtle Capital of the South Set to Celebrate the Bloom  Saturday


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


Underneath the shade of tower trees of John Barnes Park the City and Town of Ardmore celebrate their title of Crape Myrtle Capital of the South with live music, food, vendors and family fun.  The festival is in its 24th year and is free with donations much appreciated.

John Barnes Park is tucked behind the row of businesses on the north side of Main Street (also called TN-7).  Hamlett Road, tucked beside Pizza Hut,  runs the south boundary.  The preferred route by many is Ardmore Ridge Road, beside on the westward side of the railroad.

Over 30 vendors will be offering a variety of wares to shop - so be sure to bring your Christmas list and get a jump on your shopping.  There will also be a variety of Crape Myrtle plants for sale so you may brighten your home with blooms. Ardmore Lions Club will be there with the train, LCTC Robotics, the playground and splash pad will definitely keep the kids busy.

A festival isn't fun without food and Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival is no exception.  Ardmore Boys and Girls Club, Dan's Ole Fashion Lemonade, Come N Get It Concessions, BBQ Junction and Kona Ice Decatur/Athens will be there to tempt your taste buds and fill your stomachs with Southern favorites and cool treats.

Festival kicks off at 8:00AM with the presentation of colors and fills the day with presentation and music at the pavilion until 3:00PM.


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Elkmont HS Band Booster Rev Up Saturday

Written By
Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Assn


Muscle cars, Rat Rods, Classic Beauties and Vintage Cycles will line the grounds of Elkmont High School 25630 Evans Avenue from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Ten classes will compete for prizes and awards.  Day of registration for interested enthusiast seeking to display is $20.00 and registrants get chances at door prizes.

Spectators are $5.00 and children 10 and under free.  Food concessions and vendors will be on hand to peruse and enjoy. Bring your chairs and enjoy the live music too.

The proceeds from the show go to benefit the Elkmont High School Band.




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Friday, August 21, 2015

August 18th-28th Events - VisitAthensAL What's Happening Newsletter

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Hello, Friends!  Hope you've been able to enjoy all the events this past weekend and still have room for what's rolling around the corner now.  Festivals, concerts, and so much more are waiting for you in this latest issue featuring events from August 18 - 28.  Enjoy!
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Aug 18th -- Baker Street Irregulars Meeting  Founder's Hall Parlor, Athens State University 300 North Beaty Street  Athens, AL    The largest literary group around, Baker Street Irregulars, comes to Athens.  If you enjoy the Sherlock Holmes writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, please join President Glenn at 7:00PM.  For more information: 256-233-8201

Aug 18th -- Career and Professional Exploration C.A.P.E.  Calhoun Community College Aerospace Technology Center, Tanner, AL  Students grades 8-12 in private schools aor home school are invited from 8:30AM-11:30AM to engage with students, explore and experience the college campus and learn about college, career and professional life.  To register:  www.calhoun.edu/CAPE.  For more information:  Katie Jewart kjewart@calhoun.edu or 256-713-4855 or Kelli Morris  kdm@calhoun.edu or 256-306-2602.

Aug 20th -- Songwriter Open Mic Night Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Road, Suite C, Madison, AL   We will begin at 6:00 and wrap up about 8-ish. A sound system will be provided - so artist can plug in and deliver. Each performer will play 2 of their original tunes (sorry - no covers) in the first round; time permitting, we will go back around again.  For more information, (256) 258-9637

Aug 20th -- Beasley Field Fest & Club Rush  Athens State University Beasley Field Hobbs Street  Athens, AL  Join Athens State University Student Activities and ASU Clubs from 5:00PM-9:00PM with free food, blow-ups, giveaways, arts and crafts, activities and music featuring More Cowbell.

Aug 21st -- Athens-Limestone County Homebuilders Clay Shoot  Limestone Hunting Preserve 28755 Coggins Road, Ardmore AL   Details to be announced.  www.athensalabamahomebuilders.com/clay-shoot.html

Aug 22nd -- Storybook Ball  Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street Athens, AL 2015 Storybook Ball will have a Superhero theme! Come dressed as your favorite Superhero or character or make your own costume at the Ball and enjoy the fun from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Dance to the music of the "Tangerine Tambourine Band", enjoy Superhero crafts and activities, and eat delicious "kid friendly" food! Have your photo made with our Teen Superhero friends.  Tickets are $15 for children age 3-18 and $20 for adults or you can reserve a table for $250 ($125 is a tax deductible donation).   Tickets can be purchased at Athens-Limestone Public Library 603 South Jefferson Street  Athens, AL; Snapdragon Kids 113 West Washington Street Athens, AL; or at http://alcplfoundation.org/events/

Aug 22nd -- The Talley's in Concert  Seven Mile Post Road Church of Christ  14435  Seven Mile Post Road  Athens, AL  Join the congregation for a free concert at 6:30PM featuring The Talley's

Aug 23rd - 26th -- New Hope Baptist Revival  New Hope Baptist Church  13110 Mooresville Road Athens, AL  Sunday 6:00PM; Monday-Wednesday 7:00PM.   The congregation invites everyone for a revival in the Word and fellowship with Guest Preacher will be Clark Theriot.  For more information: 256-771-0012

Aug 25th -- Athens AL Club Volleyball Meeting Athens Bible School 507 Hoffman Street  Athens, AL Ages 10-18 that have an interest in volleyball in the Athens' area are encouraged to attend.  Local coordinators are seeking to start an Athens club volleyball league through NASA Volleyball (www.nasavolleyball.com ).  NASA is an established volleyball program out of Huntsville. There will be a meeting August 25, 2015 at 7pm at Athens Bible School for all those that are interested. If you can't make this meeting or would like more information beforehand please contact Danielle Collins. 256.777.6105 or email volleyball06.dc@gmail.com She has coached with NASA for over 6 years.

Aug 25th -- Alabama Youth Dove Hunt Registration Opens  Statewide  The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)  invites youth hunters to register for the September 12th north Alabama portion of the hunt.  Hunters age 15 or younger must be accompanied by an adult at least 25 years old (or a parent) who holds a valid state hunting license and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) stamp. http://www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/game/doves.cfm​

Aug 27th -- Senior Lunch  Matinée Show with Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet  SOLD OUT  Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road,  Athens, AL   Come enjoy the sounds of Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet.  Please see August 28th listing.

Aug 27th -- Songwriter Open Mic Night Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Road, Suite C, Madison, AL   We will begin at 6:00 and wrap up about 8-ish. A sound system will be provided - so artist can plug in and deliver. Each performer will play 2 of their original tunes (sorry - no covers) in the first round; time permitting, we will go back around again.  For more information, (256) 258-9637

Aug 28th -- Senior Lunch  Matinée Show with Southern Splendor Chorus including Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet  Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road,  Athens, AL   Come enjoy the sounds of Copeland Road Barbershop Quartet.  Cost is $10.00 and includes lunch, drink and dessert.  Groups welcome. Events begin at 11:00AM - Seating, Opening, Announcements, Blessing, Lunch with the show kicking off at 12:00PM. Cancellation policy applies. RSVP required: info@yesterdaysevents.com


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Yesterdays Event Center Growing Destination For Music and More


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

You may have seen the line of cars and buses caravanning down US 72 to Brownsferry for an unknown destination - but they know about one of the best kept secrets in Athens... Yesterdays Event Center.

Glenn Hall has been offering an affordable show and a meal for 255 Seniors on Thursdays since early 2015 and has met with great success.  Much of North Alabama and Southern Tennessee senior communities, senior centers and senior groups have made Yesterdays a destination including Madison County, Morgan County, Cullman County, Giles County Tennessee and many more surrounding areas.

Mr Hall has reported the August 27th Senior Lunch Matinee sold out in only 7 days.  This made it the 8th consecutive public show sell out of the season - prompting the addition of the Friday shows making Senior Lunch Matinee a 2-day event.  Mr. Hall projects that 3,600 out-of-towns visitors will venture to Yesterdays for the Senior Lunch Matinee by year's end.

Yesterdays Event Center also offers a variety of public show for the evenings.  From show bands to comedy shows with the option of a meal that's suitable for the family are peppered in the 2015 calendar for Yesterdays.  The Valentine's, Halloween and New Year's Eve shows are a big draw from around North Alabama and Southern Tennessee as well.

Yesterdays Event Center is more than destination for seniors seeking a show and meal they can afford, Mr. Hall believes in giving back to the community.  After the 2014 tornado, a fundraiser "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" was organized with celebrities and music that raised over $10,000 for the victims' fund.  He is willing to work with first responders, organizations, booster clubs and others seeking to raise funds for projects too.

What many do not know is that Yesterdays Event Center can be used for small or large group gatherings like corporate events, class reunions, weddings, anniversaries and parties with many of the sought after amenities already in place for use. 

Mr. Hall and his staff can help event planners and organizers with meals from the full service kitchen, visual/audio presentation equipment, custom audio and sound, provide display space for exhibition of memoribilia or business related materials and a music collection from 1959-1995 suitable for class reunions or the special daughter-father dance at a wedding.
Want to explore Yesterdays for your next event...
Please call (256) 232-2506 or e-mail info@yesterdaysevents.com for a personal tour.

Want to see what's on the schedule, check Yesterdays schedule...
http://www.yesterdaysevents.com/15068.html






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9/11 Heroes Run
Athens AL
​September 12th
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October 2nd & 3rd
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Athens Storytelling Festival October 20th - 24th
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Sep 18th & 19th - AL Veterans Museum Militaria Show
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