Thursday, August 25, 2016

County Fair, Concerts and Car Show- Events Aug 24-31 in Athens-Limestone AL

Grab your calendar... here are the events for Aug 24-31 in Athens-Limestone AL
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Grab your calendars...
Athens-Limestone Alabama offers a variety of music, cultural, historical and revved up events to keep you on the go.  Here's just a glimpse of what's going on right now.

Aug 24th -- Night of Worship with Ghost Ship   Summit Crossing Limestone  740 East Roy Long Road Athens, AL  Summit Crossing Limestone is excited to host Ghost Ship Music for a night of corporate worship. The event is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00PM, with the event starting at 7:00PM.

Aug 24th -- Johnny Collier Live   Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)   Enjoy live music with Johnny Collier from 7:00PM-10:00PM.

Aug 25th -- Basics of Painting with Chalk Paint  Vintage 72 Marketplace 1027 U.S. Highway 72E Athens, AL  Learn how to apply chalk like paint to a piece of furniture or small decorative item. We show how to do a simple distress technique and how to apply a finish coat. 


Aug 25th -- Senior Lunch Matinee Show   Yesterdays Event Center 15631 Brownferry Road Athens, AL   Join Yesterdays for a complete lunch including drink and dessert for $11.00, and entertainment featuring the award-winning Southern Splendor Chorus with their Barbershop sound.  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 email to: Info@YesterdaysEvents.com.​

Aug 25th -- Josh Risner Live State Line Lounge 18286 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN  (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP) Enjoy the music of Josh Risner starting at 8:00PM plus free pool.

Aug 26th -- DJ T's and Karaoke  State Line Lounge 18286 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN  (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)  Step into the limelight starting at 8:00PM with karaoke with DJ T.

Aug 27th -- Athens Saturday Markets  Limestone Co Farmers Market Pavilion 409 West Green Street Athens, AL   Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon for local growers, producers and artisans.  Activities for the kids.  Live music -- Hew Tyler will be playing an acoustic show at the Pavillion from 9am-Noon.    AthensSaturdayMarket.com

Aug 27th -- DJ "T" Karaoke   Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)   Enjoy karaoke with DJ "T" from 8:00PM-12:30AM.

Aug 27th -- Straight Broke Band  State Line Lounge 18286 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN  (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)  Enjoy a night of music starting at 8:00PM with the Straight Broke Band.

Aug 26th -- Tom Cat and Bark the Dawg  Mac's Sports Bar & Grill  1733 Jefferson Street SE  Athens, AL  Enjoy an evening of Country, Rock, R&B and dance with Tom Cat and Bark the Dawg.

Aug 26th -- Steve Stapler & Maddog Murphy   Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)   Enjoy live music with Steve Stapler and Maddog Murphy from 7:00PM-10:00PM.

Aug 27th -- Elkmont Band Booster 6th Annual Car Show   Elkmont High School  25630 Evans Avenue Elkmont, AL  Elkmont Band Booster's annual car show is a fundraiser for the Elkmont High School Band from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  $20.00 registration fee for cars - includes entry for 2 people.  Admission is $5.00; Ages 10 and under free. Concessions, vendors, prizes and more.​

Aug 27th -- Petite Jamilla's Double Veil Intensive  Athens State University Carter Gymnasium 400 East Pryor Street Athens, AL  Beledi Club of Huntsville is hosting the lovely and talented Petite Jamilla for her Double Veil Intensive workshop in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. Two semi-circular veils preferrably of silk needed for workshop.Registration: 9:00- 10:00AM; Morning Instruction: 10:00AM-12:00PM; Lunch Break: 12:00PM - 12:30PM​ Please bring your own lunch or plan accordingly.  ​Afternoon Instruction: 12:30-2:30PM  Registration Fee: $100.00 www.belediclub.com
 

Aug 27th -- Unity Celebration featuring Canton Jones and Free Life  Pleasant Grove CPCA 15439 Hastings Road Athens, AL  Join MTM Unity Group and Kingdom Agents for a Unity Celebration starting at 6:00PM.  The theme will be Taking Over the Cities for our Future Generations.  Admission is free, love offering for Canton Jones to be collected.  Join in and show your unity by creating a t-shirt, bracelet, necklace or anything with the word Unity on it and wear it or display it at the event.  For more information:  Jan Matthews 256-874-2941; Angela Lockett 256-468-5346 or JaColby McDonald 256-998-3584

Aug 27th -- Book Signing - Kate Higginbotham  House of Holland 100 South Jefferson Street Athens, AL  Join Kate Higginboatham, Athens High School Junior and published author for a book signing of "Keeper: The Book of Aon" from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Aug 27th -- Storybook Ball Athens-Limestone Public Library 603 South Jefferson Street Athens, AL  Step inside the storybook with the Athens-Limestone Public Library Foundation from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Meet Giddy Potts, former Athens High School basketball player and current Middle Tennessee State University standout & Big Al, The University of Alabama's own mascot.  Admission is $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for 3-18 and Children 2 and under are free.  http://www.alcpl.org/storybook-ball/


Aug 27th -- Light up the Night Charity 5K   Athens Bible School 507 Hoffman Street Athens, AL Come join the Athens Bible School at 7:00PM for the  3rd annual Light Up the Night Charity 5K and Fun Run, presented by Bankston Motor Homes.  Runners will weave through the historic district of Athens, AL following luminaries to mark the course and wearing anything that glows. Information and registration>>http://www.athensbibleschool.org/giving/lightupthenight5k.cfm

Aug 27th -- Section 8 & Cat Daddy  Mac's Sports Bar & Grill 1733 Jefferson Street SE Athens, AL  Come enjoy a night of music with Section 8 and Cat Daddy .

Aug 27th -- Pure Bred Rebels   Machines MachineShop 24660 Pleasant Hill Road Ardmore, TN   Enjoy a night of rock and country with Pure Bred Rebel from 9:00PM-1:30PM.  21 and up only.

Aug 28th -- 2-S Barrel Racing  2-S Arena 26155 Thach Road Athens, AL 12:00PM-2:30PM will be exhibitions and show starts at 3:00PM.  Cash Only registration.  Exhibition Barrel $5.00; 2D 6 & Under $5.00 with 100% Payback; 3D PeeWee 12 & under $10.00 with 75% Payback; Open 4D $25.00 with 75% Payback; Youth 3D $20.00 with 75% Payback; Adult 3D $20.0 with 75% Payback; and Office Free for Open, Adult and Youth Riders is $5.00.

Aug 28th -- John Ezell and Chad Branford Band  State Line Lounge 18286 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN  (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)  Enjoy the music of John Ezell and Chad Branford starting at 4:00PM

Aug 30th -- An Evening with Shady J's Band and Friends   Greenbrier Restaurant 27028 Old Highway 20 Madison, AL  Family friendly songs that eveyone knows. Come sing a long and strum a long if you have a Ukulele!! We have an extra mic for anyone, including kids, to come up and sing a song with us from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

Aug 30th -- Cornhole Tournament  State Line Lounge 18286 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN  (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)  Join the tournament at 6:45PM and see if you can hold the title. $5.00 per person

Aug 31st-- Johnny Collier Live   Juggs 18289 Minor Hill Highway Minor Hill, TN (Approximately 12 minutes from Lester, AL MAP)   Enjoy live music with Johnny Collier from 7:00PM-10:00PM.

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Limestone County Fair A Family Experience For All

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

The Limestone County Sheriff's Arena on Alabama Highway 99 in Athens Alabama is the home of this week's Limestone County Fair from August 23rd to 27th.    Promoter Keith Hamby of Event EZ has returned with hopes of restoring the nostalgia and charm of the county fair to the Limestone community.

Hamby turns first to the community for entertainment options and vendors.  The 2016 engagement of the Limestone County Fair features... READ MORE




The information contained in this document is accurate to the best of the knowledge
at the time of production by the creator Cayce Lee, Social Media Specialist of
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association.  Please email any corrections or future events to Cayce@VisitAthensAL.com.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Limestone County Fair A Family Experience For All

Limestone County Fair A Family Experience For All


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


The Limestone County Sheriff's Arena on Alabama Highway 99 in Athens Alabama is the home of this week's Limestone County Fair from August 23rd to 27th.    Promoter Keith Hamby of Event EZ has returned with hopes of restoring the nostalgia and charm of the county fair to the Limestone community.

Hamby turns first to the community for entertainment options and vendors.  The 2016 engagement of the Limestone County Fair features Tennessee Valley Petting Zoo, Limestone County 4-H and local favorite musical act The Flashbacks as well as familiar faces of arts and crafts vendors market too.  The Athens Optimist Club are assisting the organizer in parking so the family won't waste time cruising for a parking spot when they could be having fun at the fair.

Keith Hamby isn't new to the fair or event arena.  He started in Blount County trying to restore the tradition of the country fair.  He encountered difficulties with non-reliable ride providers until he had the opportunity to meet the Kissels.  Their partnership now brings the county fair experience all over the Southeast and Ohio Valley.

The rides for the Limestone County Fair are provided by industry veterans Kissel Entertainment.
Kissel Entertainment Ride Fireball
Kissel Entertainment -- Fireball, a 60-ft inverted roller coaster like ride
 This family-owned and -operated amusement group takes safety to heart.  Russ and Tammy Kissel, as well as their daughters, are a proud and caring fourth generation of operators who want to change the industry - making it safer for everyone.  Russ Kissel's knowledge and industry expertise even lead him to be the guiding force and architect of the standards of operation and maintenance that the State of Kentucky has adopted.  Kissel Entertainment is a year-round venture - with long-term employees, safety precautions, background checks and drug testing standard in their operation.

Gates open nightly at 5:00PM and remain open as long as their is a crowd to enjoy the rides and midway.  The admission is $3.00 with children under 2 being admitted free.   Keith Hamby of Event EZ says that families may find Buy One Get One Admission discounts at their favorite restaurants in Athens -- making admission $1.50 per person.  The basic admission gets you access to the vendors, access to the midway, petting zoo, concessions and Saturday night's concert featuring The Flashbacks from 7:00PM-9:00PM.

Armbands for the rides are $15.00 and there is everythings from funhouse amusement attractions, Kiddie Rides for the under 36", Family-Friendly rides like Dizzy Dragons - a teacup like ride,  and Thrill Rides for the over 48" like Fireball, an inverted roller coaster like ride.  If you're little one is only interested in one or two rides, there is an option to purchase individual tickets too.

Anyone with questions or feedback about the rides at the Limestone County Fair will find Guest Service offices on the midway where you can speak with Kissel Entertainment.

Want to explore the companies behind the Limestone County Fair?
Visit:
www.KisselEntertainment.com
www.EventsEZ.net




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Buzzing Bees, Music Makers and Tastebud Teasing-- Events Aug 17-24 in Athens-Limestone AL

Grab your calendar... here are the events for Aug 17-24 in Athens-Limestone AL
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Grab your calendars...
Athens-Limestone Alabama offers a variety of music, cultural, historical and revved up events to keep you on the go.  Here's just a glimpse of what's going on right now.
Aug 17th -- Fish Fry Fundraiser VFW Post 4765 AL-127 Athens, AL  Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Swamp Johns for a Fish Fry starting at 4:00PM.  $11.00 per plate (includes fish, chicken, shrimp and sides)  Contact the Post at 256-233-1067 for tickets

Aug 18th -- Chick-fil-A Spirit Night: Learn to Read  Chick-fil-A 1291 U.S. Highway 72E Athens, AL   Join Learn to Read for Spirit Night from 5:00PM-8:00PM when a percentage of your dinner purchase will go to benefit Learn to Read programs.  Be sure to tell your cashier you're there to support Learn to Read when you order.

Aug 18th - 20th -- Isom's U-Pick Event   Isom's Orchard 24012 U.S. Highway 72 Athens, AL   Grab your scissors or sheers and come pick your large basket (approximatley 1/4 bushel) for $10.00 from 9:00AM-2:00PM only during this limited time. Enjoy Red Seedless or Concords.  Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Aug 19th -- Singing on the Square  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Athens State Community Band concert has been cancelled.

Aug 19th -- Warning Shot Live  The Hard Dock Cafe  Marina U.S. Highway 31 Decatur, AL  Join Warning Shot from 9:00PM-1:00AM at the marina in the middle of the Tennessee River


Aug 19th -- The Purple Party  Joe Wheeler State Park 4403 McLean Drive Rogersville, AL Join Joe Wheeler State Park for The Purple Party with DJ CC Entertainment playing your favorite Prince hits and more! Wear your Purple and come join the fun.  Stay at the lodge for $109.50 includes Tax and Fees, Standard Room, Two Tickets, and Two Drink Tickets. Show only: $15.00 per person; $25.00 per couple.  256-247-5466

Aug 20th -- Athens Saturday Markets - Salute To Veterans  Limestone County Farmers Market Pavilion 409 West Green Street Athens, AL   Join the Athens Saturday Market from 8:00AM to 12:00PM Noon for local growers, producers and artisans.  The first 40 Veterans will receive $5.00 in Market Bucks to spend with the growers/vendors of their choice.  Sara Cline will be doing a grilled vegetables demo.  Activities for the kids.  Live music.  AthensSaturdayMarket.com

Aug 20th -- Pancake and Sausage Breakfast for 9/11 Heroes Run  Alabama Veterans Museum  100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL   Join the Alabama Veterans Museum from 8:00AM-10:00AM for a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast to support the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run.  $5.00 for all the pancakes and sausage you can eat.  For more information:  256-771-7578

Aug 20th --  Beekeeping with Benny Birdsong  Ardmore Public Library 25836 Main Street Athens, AL   Join the Ardmore Public Library for this Homesteading class on beekeeping with Giles County Extension Office's Benny Birdsong at 10:00AM.

Aug 20th -- 2016 North Alabama Beekeepers Symposium  Calhoun Community College  6250 U.S. Highway 31  Decatur, AL The North Alabama Beekeepers Symposium sponsored by the Limestone County Beekeepers Association will be held at Calhoun Community College in Tanner AL (near Decatur, AL).  Classes and demonstrations will be available to suit the needs of beekeepers at every level of experience: from beginner to advanced. Even those who are just thinking about becoming involved in beekeeping will benefit from attending. https://www.lcbees.com/  ​

Aug 20th -- 1st Annual Duane "Peg Leg" McCarty Memorial Poker Run Redstone Harley-Davidson 15100 AL-20 Madison, AL   Join the  North Alabama CVMA 28-2 for a memorial poker run.  Registration starts at 9:00AM. First bike out 10:00AM.  $15.00 per hand. $10 Rider or Additional Hand.  Prize Giveaways, Hi-Low Hand Prizes, 50/50 Drawing.  www.nalcvma.com


Aug 20th -- Rockin' the River   Joe Wheeler State park  4403 McLean Drive Rogersville, AL Live Music Schedule:  1:30-3:30: McTazz Band; 4:00-6:30: Uncle Shoals; 7:00-10:00: The Midnighters.  Kids Fun Area: Giant Blow Up Slide: Rise Raptors Project; Sidewalk Chalk; Face Painting; RVFD Smokehouse. Concessions and Bar Available  Bring your lawn chairs and come ready for a great time.  Call 256-247-5461 To Make Your Reservations

Aug 20th -- Save Our Church Fish Fry   Elkton Methodist Church 149 Church Street Elkton, TN   Join the congregation from 3:30PM-6:30PM for a fish fry for $12.00 per plate and music with David Austin and Friends.

Aug 20th -- Steelcase Job Fair  Steelcase 214 Durham Drive Athens, AL  Join Lyons HR for a Job Fair from 8:00AM-12:00PM.  For more information: 256-340-0014

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Homesteading Classes Come to Ardmore

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

Homesteading has become vogue with Millennials, college and universities, school systems and those looking to return to the land and cultivate food and materials for their use. Broadly defined ... READ MORE

Nearby Happenings -- Celebrate General Joe Wheeler's Birthday September 10 

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

Civil War enthusiast coming to Athens-Limestone Alabama in September may want to add this event to their itinerary.   Pond Springs, the homestead of General Joe Wheeler, is a short drive from Athens-Limestone AL.  The home and tour is packed with... READ MORE


Summer Concert Series August 19th Concert Cancelled
Written by
Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association


The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association regretfully announces the cancellation of the August 19th performance ... READ MORE

The information contained in this document is accurate to the best of the knowledge
at the time of production by the creator Cayce Lee, Social Media Specialist of
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association.  Please email any corrections or future events to Cayce@VisitAthensAL.com.