Friday, October 17, 2014

Oct 16 - 22 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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October 22, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
The weather may a little confused to the season but it is definitely fall in Athens-Limestone Alabama and it's a perfect time to hit the trails and enjoy the changing colors - especially along the Richard Martin Rails to Trails.  

October 18th and 19th is designated the Color Ride or Walk weekend on the Rails to Trails and those enjoying the trail will also get a chance to be part of the 2nd Annual Southern ReInvention at Belle Chevre in Elkmont!  Join the conversation and share your photos at Facebook.

Athens Storytelling Festival kicks off next week with specially selected amateur tellers competing for a role in The Dill Pickers' Radio Variety Show on Thursday. Join the conversation on Facebook.
Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or

 
Now - October 22

Aug 24th - Nov 2nd -- Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight  U.S. Space and Rocket Center One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL  This Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, baed on the book of the same title by Von Hardesty, shares the significant figures, events and themes associated with African Americans in aviation in aerospace history.  The exhibit documents the struggles of those individuals who were systematically barred from the ranks of military and civil aviation, and highlights the parallels between the struggles of the aviation pioneers and those of the civil rights movement. For hours, admission and more information rocketcenter.com/admission
 

Sep 20th - Nov 8th -- The Way We Worked Athens  Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit  Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL    "The Way We Worked" reaches into the rich holdings of the National Archives as well into the hosting community to explore how work has changed in America over the last 100 years. Hear from workers today and from the past in engaging videos and audio recordings. See how work has changed through artifacts - including many of them on loan from local organizations and individuals.  Admission is free. For more information Rebekah Davis at 256-233-6404 or thewayathensworks@gmail.com

Oct 1st - 31st -- Youth Basketball Registration for ages 5-16  Athens Recreational Center 270 U.S. Highway 31N, Athens, AL   Fee is $45.00  For more information, visit www.athensalabama.us/basketball

Oct 17th -- Pumpkin & Scarecrow Painting Party Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Athens, AL   Join Nestle Toll House and Artistic Discovery's Sascha from 6:45PM-8:45PM for step-by-step how to project that you take home at the end of the painting party. Ages 7 years and older are welcome.   8"x10" Canvas is $25.00; 11"x14" Canvas is $35.00; 16"x20" Canvas is $45.00 and Wooden Plate is $35.00.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Oct 17th -- Fall Dinner on the Farm  SOLD OUT  1818 Farms 24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL   Join Albany Bistro and 1818 Farms for this Farm to Table Dinner starting at 6:00PM.

Oct 17th - 18th -- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession availalble onsite.  Proceeds benefit local charities in Limestone County.  For more information visit 
www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 17th - 18th -- Doomsday at Dog Days   Dog Days Grounds 30444 Gowan Road, Ardmore, TN   ASF Haunt invites you to join them in their new location for night of screams and nightmares.  Wonder the treacherous path in 6-acre Haunted Woods, as creatures stalk you and terrorize you. You may not find the exit until light of day, if you're that lucky - Cost $13.00 for all ages.  Nazi. Zombie. Paintball! - Step back into 1945 into the Nazi SS genetically engineered nightmare and join the Allies to kill the infected brain-eaters before they get you - Cost is $15.00 per participant, $5.00 for 50 Extra Rounds.  Want to do both - $25.00 for all attractions, $5.00 for 50 Extra rounds. Cash and Credit Cards Accepted (surcharge may apply to credit cards).   For more information:   www.asfhaunt.com

Oct 18th -- Library Closing Party Parking lot of both locations:  Athens-Limestone Public Library 405 E. South Street, Athens, AL and the NEW LOCATION  Jefferson Street, Athens, AL   Come join the Athens-Limestone Public Library for the last day of operation until the relocation finishes in December.  Special programs planned in both of the parking lots.

Oct 18th --  2nd Annual  Southern ReInvention Belle Chevre Creamery 18849 Upper Fort Hampton Road, Elkmont, AL  Join
artisans from around the South from 11:00AM-5:00PM celebrating and promoting their crafts - food, drink, art, fashion and literature with a clear Southern identity.  Guest artisans include Billy Reid, High Road Craft, Cooking Light Magazine and others.  For  more information 256-732-3577

Oct 18th - 19th -- Rails to Trails Fall Color Ride or Walk   Elkmont, AL   Come to Elkmont, AL and enjoy all the beautiful fall colors by horseback, bicycle or foot.  For more information about the event call 256-732-4211.

Oct 21st -- Amateur Night at Athens Storytelling Festival   Downtown Athens, AL   Details to come. Join the conversation at Facebook.  Visit the festival's webpage at  www.AthensStorytellingFestival.com

Oct 22nd -- 2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation Mini-Conference  Beasley Center 202 West Bryan Street, Athens, AL   Join the Limestone County District Attorney's Office and The Athens-Limestone Children's Advocacy Center for guest presenters Marc Feldman, MD - Parenthood Betrayed: The Enigma of Munchausen by Proxy Maltreatment; Andre K. Chamberlin, M.A. - "Poly-victimized Children" and "Consensual But Unlawful" from 8:00AM-3:00PM.  Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30AM.  Fee: $25.00 includes breakfast, snacks and lunch.  CE credits available for Medical, Mental Health, Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Social Workers.  If you have a question of other CE's, contact:  limestonecac@gmail.com 


Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Haunted Lester Academic Traveller - Celebrate the Season Trip, APD's Swamp Johns Dinner, the Armchair Traveler -Visiting Turkey or Athens Night of Hope Charity Dinner?

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COMMUNITY NOTICES:


Athens-Limestone Public Library Closing Day will be October 18, 2014 to initiate the move to the new location.

Volunteers wanted for MTM events, visit www.mtmcorp.org/events

Athens PD Behind the Badge Swamp Johns Dinner tickets on sale $10.00 each and can be purchased at Athens Police Department for by contacting Cindy Pugh 256-233-8707

Vietnam... More than Just A Name show tickets on sale for $10.00 at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL.  For more information 256-771-7578

Pink Elephant Luncheon seats now on sale- Individual Tickets are $30.00.  To purchase tickets: mypinkelephant.org.  For more information: 256-233-9236

Athens Night of Hope Dinner tickets are on sale now for $50.00 each at athensnightofhope.com/?product=tickets

Runners wanted for 5K Tiger Dash Download and print form here

Walkers and Volunteers wanted for 1st Annual Great Stride Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Memory of Austin Gaston Information and Registration here

Walkers wanted for St. Judes Give Thanks Walk research fundraiser  Information and Registration here

Runner and walkers wanted for 2014 Athens High School JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run and Walk  For more information: james.chambers@acs-k12.org

Peace Love and Animals (PLA)  PLA is a no kill shelter in Tanner, AL that responded to the needs of displaced animals during the April 2014 tornado in addition to its regular services.  They rescued and treated two dogs with cancer that required mastectomies.  They rescued injured dogs that have required amputations.  This has strained the finances of this all volunteer group that works miracles for animals in the Limestone County Community.  Please take a moment and visit their donation page to see how you can help them monetarily, volunteer opportunities at the shelter or upcoming events or wish list items at  www.peaceloveandanimals.org/donations.html


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100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
256-232-5411
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm

Find lodging, dining, attraction and event information at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Color Ride or Walk Weekend and Southern ReInvention Invites Exploration of Elkmont

Written By Cayce Lee

The Richard Martin Rails to Trails stretches from Veto, Alabama through the heart of downtown Elkmont, AL to Coffman Park on Piney Chapel Road.  Over 10 miles of trail awaits horseback riders, hikers and cyclist.

Usually around the third weekend in October the colors have burst from every branch making it the perfect time to explore the trail.

This year, October 18th and 19th are designated the Color Ride or Walk weekend and the trail will be bustling with equine-ist, cyclist and walkers.  With the three locations to choose as starting points, a portion or entirety of the trail can be enjoyed.  There is no fee to participate in the Color Ride or Walk.

An additional perk for Color Ride and Walk attendees is the option to attend Belle Chevre's Southern ReInvention on October 18th -- which brings together artisan of the South under one roof.  Tasia Malakasis of Belle Chevre, Billy Reid will have a pop-up fashion show, High Road Craft Ice Cream, Piper and Leaf and COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE'S Scott Mowbray will be there as well.  Musical talent, The Swampers, of Muscle Shoals will be entertaining the crowd.  The event is from 11 to 4pm in Elkmont, Alabama. Tickets are $5 and include chats with the most amazing southern artisans, great soul food and special musical guests.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10 - 15 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter





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October 10, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention packed in nearly 15,000 people for a day of food, shopping and music.  Congratulation to Ross Holmes for being named the 48th Fiddler Champion.

It's the second weekend of horror-filled fun with 2 attractions in our area -- the Haunted Lester Hospital  in Lester, AL and Doomsday at Dog Days  in Ardmore, TN-- terrifying anyone who braves to enter.

We have another round of runners coming to participate in the Apple Annie 5K from the Athens SportsPlex to Swan Creek Park via the Athens Greenway.

There are tickets still available for the Pink Elephant Luncheon and the Behind the Badge Swamp Johns Dinner.

We'll two group of car enthusiast in town this weekend with the 5th Annual Mustang and All Ford CruiseIn at McClary Ford.  There is also the C-Car and Tropica Convention enjoying our community this weekend and would like to extend an open invitation to the public to come see these special cars on Saturday from 3:00-4:30PM around the Courthouse square.
Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or

 
Now - October 1

Aug 24th - Nov 2nd -- Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight  U.S. Space and Rocket Center One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL  This Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, baed on the book of the same title by Von Hardesty, shares the significant figures, events and themes associated with African Americans in aviation in aerospace history.  The exhibit documents the struggles of those individuals who were systematically barred from the ranks of military and civil aviation, and highlights the parallels between the struggles of the aviation pioneers and those of the civil rights movement. For hours, admission and more information rocketcenter.com/admission
 
Sep 20th - Nov 8th -- The Way We Worked Athens  Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit  Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL    "The Way We Worked" reaches into the rich holdings of the National Archives as well into the hosting community to explore how work has changed in America over the last 100 years. Hear from workers today and from the past in engaging videos and audio recordings. See how work has changed through artifacts - including many of them on loan from local organizations and individuals.  Admission is free. For more information Rebekah Davis at 256-233-6404 or thewayathensworks@gmail.com

Oct 1st - 31st -- Youth Basketball Registration for ages 5-16  Athens Recreational Center 270 U.S. Highway 31N, Athens, AL   Fee is $45.00  For more information, visit www.athensalabama.us/basketball

Oct 10th - 11th -- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession availalble onsite.  Proceeds benefit local charities in Limestone County.  For more information visit www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 10th - 11th -- Doomsday at Dog Days   Dog Days Grounds 30444 Gowan Road, Ardmore, TN   ASF Haunt invites you to join them in their new location for night of screams and nightmares.  Wonder the treacherous path in 6-acre Haunted Woods, as creatures stalk you and terrorize you. You may not find the exit until light of day, if you're that lucky - Cost $13.00 for all ages.  Nazi. Zombie. Paintball! - Step back into 1945 into the Nazi SS genetically engineered nightmare and join the Allies to kill the infected brain-eaters before they get you - Cost is $15.00 per participant, $5.00 for 50 Extra Rounds.  Want to do both - $25.00 for all attractions, $5.00 for 50 Extra rounds. Cash and Credit Cards Accepted (surcharge may apply to credit cards).   For more information:   www.asfhaunt.com

Oct 11th -- 3rd Annual Vendor and Craft Fair   Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511  17915 West Elm Street, Athens, AL  Free admission and door prizes from 9:00AM-2:30PM Shop a variety of vendors and crafters for unique items and holiday gifts.  For more information, call Wendy 256-698-8127

Oct 11th -- C-Car and Tropica Convention Roll On The Square  Downtown Athens, AL   Convention attendees will be bringing their unique all-battery powered C-Cars and Tropicas to the square for the public to view and ask questions from 3:00-4:30PM, weather permitting.

Oct 11th -- Family Movie Night: "Mom's Night Out"  Salem Springs Baptist Church  28320 AL-99, Elkmont, AL  Join the fun and laughter at 7:00PM with this Christian-based comedy about the struggles of parenting filmed in Birmingham, Alabama.  Admission is free and childcare will be provided. All donations accepted and go towards mission work.  To reserve childcare, please call 256-232-4551.

Oct 11th -- Apple Annie 5K  Athens Swan Creek Park Pavilion 100 U.S. Highway 31, Athens, AL  The Apple Annie 5K charity race benefiting the Full Tummy Project and the Family Resource Center of Athens/Limstone County will be held at Swan Creek Park with 8:00AM Registration and Packet pickup. The 5K will start at 9:00AM with Awards at 10:15AM.  A 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 10:30AM.  There will be a Family Fun Zone with games, face painting, food, music, and a hot air balloon.  Individual 5K is $25.00 (plus $2.50 fee) and 1-Mile Fun Run is $10.00 (plus $2.50 fee).  Register at appleannie5K.itsyourrace.com

Oct 11th -- 5th Annual Mustang and All Ford Cruise In  McClary Ford 1104 U.S. Highway 72W, Athens, AL   Join the Limestone County Mustang Club and McClary Ford from 9:00AM-3:00PM for this Mustang and All Ford Cruise In.  No fee to register.  50/50, swap meet, food vendors, door prizes, cash prizes, top 5 awards.  Joseph Scott 256-777-0606 or JoesMustangs@gmail.com

Oct 12th -- Chicken 101: Keeping A Backyard Flock  1818 Farms  24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL   If you are interested in having a small backyard flock, but are unsure how to get started.  This class will cover the basics: why raise chickens, buyiing chicks, the brooder, heat, water, feed, litter, roosting, space and coops.  Topics of disease and predators will also be touched on.  Cost is $20.00 per perosn.  To make a reservation, 1818farms.com/products-page/product-category/class-chicken-101-keeping-a-backyard-flock

Oct 12th -- Ladies Garage Party  Rocket Harley Davidson 15100 U.S. Highway 20W, Madison, AL (EXIT 3, I-565)  This Ladies Day Out includes lunch, bag, book and loads of fun.  Reserve your spot by calling Moe at 256-340-7333.

Oct 14th -- Swamp Johns Dinner  Athens Police Department 951 East Hobbs Street, Athens, AL   Join Behind the Badge APD for Swamp Johns from 4:00PM-7:00PM.  Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased at Athens Police Department for by contacting Cindy Pugh 256-233-8707

Oct 15th -- The Pink Elephant Luncheon  Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL   Doors open at 11:00AM for Pink Social Hour -- viewing of the Bra Art, Smithsonian Exhibit, Raffle Tickets and photo booth.  Then its time for the luncheon at 12:00PM.  Individual Tickets are $30.00.  To purchase tickets:
 mypinkelephant.org.  For more information: 256-233-9236

Oct 17th -- Pumpkin & Scarecrow Painting Party Nestle Toll House Cafe 1260 U.S. Highway 72E, Athens, AL   Join Nestle Toll House and Artistic Discovery's Sascha from 6:45PM-8:45PM for step-by-step how to project that you take home at the end of the painting party. Ages 7 years and older are welcome.   8"x10" Canvas is $25.00; 11"x14" Canvas is $35.00; 16"x20" Canvas is $45.00 and Wooden Plate is $35.00.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Haunted Lester Hospital, Doomdays at Dog Days,  Athens Storytelling Festival, Armchair Traveler -Visiting Turkey, Capital City Wanderers Open Volksmarch Walk or Vietnam...More Than Just A Name?

Check them out at...
  
  


COMMUNITY NOTICES:


Athens-Limestone Public Library Closing Day will be October 18, 2014 to initiate the move to the new location.

Volunteers wanted for MTM events, visit www.mtmcorp.org/events

Vietnam... More than Just A Name show tickets on sale for $10.00 at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL.  For more information 256-771-7578

Peace Love and Animals (PLA)  PLA is a no kill shelter in Tanner, AL that responded to the needs of displaced animals during the April 2014 tornado in addition to its regular services.  They rescued and treated two dogs with cancer that required mastectomies.  They rescued injured dogs that have required amputations.  This has strained the finances of this all volunteer group that works miracles for animals in the Limestone County Community.  Please take a moment and visit their donation page to see how you can help them monetarily, volunteer opportunities at the shelter or upcoming events or wish list items at  www.peaceloveandanimals.org/donations.html



Athens Welcomes C-Car and Tropica Owners For Annual Gathering


Written by
Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist, ALCTA


A gathering of a very unique group of cars will be taking place this weekend in Athens, AL.  Owners of C-Cars -- CitiCars, Comuta-Cars, CitiVans, Postal Vans, Tropicas and other electric cars are coming to visit  Rogersville's EV Performance, owned by Glen Stevens, which is the primary source for parts and quintessential expert knowledge of these all-battery powered cars and enjoy the offerings of the community.

Image Courtesy of Leo Doyle, Owner
CitiCars were a head of their time and essentially a response to the fuel crisis of the 1970's.  A company in Sebring, Florida called Sebring-Vangaurd manufactured its first car in 1974. By 1976, the tiny electric car manufacturer was positioned #6 among U.S. automotive brands.  Nearly 2,300 CitiCars were produced by 1977 when Sebring-Vangaurd ceased production.

The little battery powered cars were revived in 1979 by Commuter Vehicles, Inc. and the named changed to Comuta-Car. An estimated 2,144 Comuta-Cars and Vans were produced under the new company.

It's believed 4,444 total vehicles in all its variants were produced by both companies making it the record-holder for most road-legal Post War electric car in the U.S. until Tesla launched in 2013.

If the weather cooperates Saturday, the C-Cars, Tropicas and other Electric Vehicles (EV) in the convention will roll onto the Square from 3:00PM-4:30PM for the public to come and see these marvels of the American automobile industry.





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Athens-Limestone Visitors Center
100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
256-232-5411
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm

Find lodging, dining, attraction and event information at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com


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