Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2 - 8 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL



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Athems Limestone
June 30, 2015

July 2 - 8
What's Happening Athens-Limestone AL

2015 Week of Independence

Upcoming Events....

July 2nd - July 8th --

Jul 4th Meet and Greet with Chance Glenn Jr. Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Road, Suite C, Madison, AL  Fans of  author Chance Glenn Jr. are invited to meet  him and learn about his latest book "Validur: Flames of Camelot" at 8:00AM   For more information: 256-258-9637

See below for all the 
Athens-Limestone 
Week of Independence happenings including Firework shows
and other 
4th of July activities.



Ron Pettus American Flag Exhibit
June 22 - July 3, 2015

The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives is located at 100 Pryor Street in Athens, Alabama.  The hours of operations are Monday-Saturday from 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Local Veterans volunteers and are available for guided tours of the collections donated by area veterans and their families and the unique story behind them.  Tour groups welcome.

Mr. Ron Pettus carefully curated collection of American Flags will be on display in the Powers Room.  This collection, 50 years in the making, offers displays of our Nation's flag and it's evolution to one we know today.

Free to tour, donation welcome.

For more information: 256-771-7578




Athens-Limestone County Public Library
603 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL

Explore our Nation's history with books from the Athens-Limestone Public Library for the whole family.   Enjoy favorites like American Sniper, All Quiet on the Western Front, Red Badge of Courage, Born on the 4th of July, I Pledge Allegiance, Patriotic Primer, The Flag We Love and many more.

Hours
Monday     10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday     10:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday     10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday     10:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday     10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday     10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday     Closed





Alabama Dogs for Deployment
Q & A Session



Join Alabama Coordinator Lara Knight and Kaiser for a dog-friendly Q & A session from 10:00AM-2:00PM on how you can help soldiers and dogs facing separation during deployment in the meeting room of the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street in downtown Athens, AL.  There will a presentation at 12:30PM.


Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, the last thing they need to worry about is their pet's care during their service commitments. Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency. Join Dogs on Deployment's mission in changing the lives of our military members and their pets.




Athens-Limestone County Public Library
603 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL

Athens-Limestone County Public Library offers a genealogy / Alabama Collection in the Southard History Room and the public is invited to research their soldiers and sailors and honor them this 4th of July.
For more information, please contact the Research Desk at 256-232-1233.



Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival

Memories have been made for generations in this tiny carnival that sits across from Athens Middle School on the corner of Forrest and South Beaty Streets. Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30PM-9:30PM (except the 4th of July), little ones can enjoy a small ferris wheel, rocket ships, small swings, carousel, train, roller coaster, parachutes, large swings and the scrambler. Tickets are only $0.50 each and each ride is one ticket - making for an affordable night of fun with the wee ones.




Alabama War Museum
30030 Burgreen Road
Madison, Alabama, 35757
256-520-6942
Hours: F-S-S-M 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Call to Confirm Availability

Directions: From Hwy. 72 take left on Burgreen Road. (# 30030-Log Cabin in1st block) When visiting Huntsville or surrounding areas stop in for a visit to our original 6-room, 2-story log cabin. The gift shop is open now and the museum is scheduled to open in early 2015.The shop offers quality items for both youngsters and adults alike. Our museum will feature rotating exhibits of 100's of relics and artifacts from battlefields, war camps and everyday life during the days of the Civil War, World War I, WW II and present conflicts. In addition, the friendly and informative staff will be happy to help you and "Hands-on displays" are often available for the littlest to the biggest adventurer.



Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival

Memories have been made for generations in this tiny carnival that sits across from Athens Middle School on the corner of Forrest and South Beaty Streets. Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30PM-9:30PM (except the 4th of July), little ones can enjoy a small ferris wheel, rocket ships, small swings, carousel, train, roller coaster, parachutes, large swings and the scrambler. Tickets are only $0.50 each and each ride is one ticket - making for an affordable night of fun with the wee ones.




Antique Farm Machinery Show
Date: July 4, 2015
Location: Elkton, TN City Park (370 Baugh Road)

Giles County Antique Power will hold its Antique Farm Machinery Show on July 4, 2015, 7:00 am until ?.

All types of antique tractor machinery, garden tractors, gasoline engines, and vintage cars and trucks welcome. Vendors of arts and crafts and tractor parts welcome. Primitive and electrical camping spots limited. Indoor restrooms. Food available all day. 


For more information, contact Scott Ellis at 931-625-6458 or City Hall 931-468-2506



Coffee Call

All veterans and their families are invited to enjoy fellowship at the Alabama Veterans Museum at 100 Pryor Street in Athens for Coffee Call at 8:00am.



Patriotic Day at Athens Saturday Market

Enjoy the decorated booths, music and patriotic contests, and Bubblegum the pony will be there. Arrive by 10:00 to participate in the most patriotic child, most patriotic wagon/stroller/bike, and most patriotic pet contests.




July 4th Cruise In
Limestone County Courthouse Square
Athens, AL
3:00PM-6:00PM

FREE TO ALL

Classic cars roll into to historic downtown Athens in the American tradition of a Cruise-In.
Enjoy the cars, restaurants, and shops



9th Annual Elk River Boat Party

3:00PM

Join Mike Jackson Home Builders at this annual boat party celebrating friends, good music and our Nation's independence.  Load the boat, load the cooler, pack the snacks and join the fun at Anderson Creek off the Elk River.

By Boat Only

Closest Ramp: Lee Hi Bridge boat launch on U.S. Highway 72

From the Tennessee River:  Go north on the Elk River under Lee Hi Bridge (US-72 Bridge) and left into Anderson Creek

Featuring Kozmic Mama



Blanche, TN Freedom Festival

The Blanche community will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a Freedom Festival.

This event begins at 2 p.m. and continues until dark.

Admission is free, and there will be a grand prize giveaway. Activities include a dunking booth, games, train ride, obstacle course, live music, puppets, tractor show and patriotic music.

Concessions will be available, and there will be fireworks after dark.

Special guest speaker Wade Franks, a Vietnam veteran of Wade Franks Ministries, will kick off the patriotic program at 6:30 p.m. at Blanche School.

Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to this family event.

No alcohol is allowed.

For more information, please call (931) 425-6719 or (931) 427-2397.




Jul 4th --  4th of July Celebration at Joe Wheeler State Park
Joe Wheeler State Park
4403 Mclean Dr
 Rogersville, AL


4th of July Schedule of Events

3:30pm- Children's Contest for ages 4-12 on the Lodge Patio (Contest TBA)

7:00pm- Children's Bike & Golf Cart Parade Will Start and End at the Campground Country Store

7:30pm- Announcement of the Campsite Decoration Contest
Winners at the Campground Country Store

5:00pm-7:30pm- Entertainment on Lodge Patio by The Cadillacs

Patriotic Campsite Decoration Contest

Reserve a campsite in advance so you can show your patriotic colors for this 4th of July campsite decoration contest, judged both in daylight and dark. Judging considerations will be patriotic appropriateness, originality and attractiveness.

Electric lights are permitted but not required for entry.

Campers need to complete decorations by 6 P.M. on July 3rd and remove them before vacating the campsite. In addition there will be a variety of programs offered over the holiday weekend.  Joe Wheeler State Park Campground
Call 256-247-1184 To Make Your Reservations Today!



Athens-Limestone Firework Show

Athens-Limestone County Tourism, City of Athens and Limestone County Commission present the 2015 Athens Firework Show at the Athens High School Stadium after dark.


No seating will be available in the Athens High School Stadium for this event.  U.S. Highway 31 will experience delays and City of Athens Police will be directing traffic in the area. 



Quick Links



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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