Friday, January 20, 2017

Events for January 20-25, 2017 What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL

Here's what's happening in Athens-Limestone, events for Jan 20-25 2017.
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Event Line Up
Jan 20th -- Patty Valenzuela of Ignite Movement Comes to Epicenter on AL-20 in Tanner, AL  Patty Valenzuela founder of Ignite Movement of El Paso Texas is coming Friday, January 20th at 6:30 pm.  All women are invited to a night of seeking God and being revived as we have a powerful word, praying for individuals and seeking God until! Then returning Saturday morning at 10:00 am with teaching on prayers that make a  difference, intercessory praying and breaking through by praying. A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 am as we kick off Saturday.


Jan 21st  --  Elkmont Hound Dog Half-Marathon  Elkmont, AL 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.  About 7-8 miles into the race, runners will move off the road and onto the old L&N Railroad bed and is now known as the Richard Martin Trail and is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, where they will run the final 5-6 miles of the half marathon.   Everyone is invited to come out and cheer the 400 runners, enjoy the animal rescue agencies that will be there with adoptable dogs, meet Elkmont celebrity Ludivine and enjoy the ambiance that is Elkmont.


Jan 28th -- 2nd Anniversary Celebration Of The Athens-Limestone Public Library's "New Home" 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages, live music, and an art exhibit featuring original work by Peter Max, and limited edition lithographs by Chagall, Picasso, and other renowned artists. The Library Foundation will unveil plans for the Library Green Space project.Tickets Are $20 and may be purchased at the Athens-Limestone Public Library 603 S. Jefferson St., or  http://www.ALCPLFoundation.org

Athens Parks and Recreation

 Written by Ben Wiley, Director
City of Athens Park & Recreation Dept


The city parks systems are alive and well. In 2016, it appeared that we had record
participation in our parks. Parks are an obvious quality of life issue and a vital part
of the community. In 2016, we took a step in a positive direction in renovating the parks. We added... READ MORE
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Trinity Musical Returns to Stage
February 2017

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


February is Black History Month and what better way to acknowledge the contribution of Limestone County's Trinity School than celebrate its legacy with a production of "Arise and Build".  The musical written by Frank Travis and co-written by Charlotte Fulton is based on...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Conferences & Commemoration-- Events for January 11-19, 2017 What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL

Here's what's happening in Athens-Limestone, events for Jan 11-19, 2017.
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Event Line Up
Jan 13th & 14th -- FiveStarMan Conference on January 13th at 6:30PM and January 14th at 8:00AM  FiveStarMan Calvary invite all men to join them for the for tailgating, chili cook off, Xbox competition, Iron Bowl Ticket Giveaway, and more with host Pastor George Sawyer and Guest Speaker Neil Kennedy at the Calvary Epicenter on AL20 in Tanner, AL.  This event is free and open to all men and groups.  Please RSVP to 256-355-7440 so Calvary will be prepared to serve you well during this event.

Jan 14th -- Ardmore Tiger Softball Dinner Fundraiser  Join the Tiger Softball Club for a fundraiser dinner starting at 5:00PM at the Limestone County Event Center with Guest Speaker Al Del Greco, former Auburn and Tennessee Titan Kicker.  Tickets are $30.00 each and include steak dinner.  A table of six is $240.00 and a table of 8 is $300.00.  To purchase tickets contact Coach Stephen Baugh or Coach Sherri Graviet  256-423-2685.

Jan 14th -- Women's Encounter  Glenda Eason, Founder of Intimacy with Him Ministries, will minister at Women's Encounter from 6:00PM-8:00PM to be held at Full Gospel Tabernacle,17470 Seven Mile Post Rd.,Athens,Al.  Free and open to the public.

Jan 14th -- East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Chicken Stew at East Limestone Fire Department 15801 East Limestone Road in Athens, AL.  They are hoping to have stew ready by 10:00. Be sure to bring your own containers, the Department will not have any.  The stew will be $20.00 a gallon, $10.00 for half gallon and $5.00 a quart. Containers will not be filled unless you are there to pick it up.

Jan 15th -- Full Gospel Tabernacle Chili Cookoff   Have a good chili recipe?  Want to share and take the People's Choice vote?   Full Gospel Tabernacle Chili Cookoff is open to everyone and will be from 12:00PM-2:00PM at the church on Seven Mile Post Road in Athens.  Attendees will sample your special recipe and cast their votes.  For more information or to register, please call Pastor Kenneth Vincent at 256-980-4978

Jan 16th -- Limestone County NAACP for a Community Unity March  Join the Limestone County NAACP in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  Those interested in walking in the Community Unity March should meet on the southside of the Limestone County Courthouse on Washington Street at 9:00AM.  The march will then travel one loop of the Limestone County Courthouse before continuing down Marion Street to Pryor Street then ending at the Limestone County Event Center (114 West Pryor Street) for the  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program and the presentation of the winning essays of the Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest beginning at approximately at 9:30AM.   For more information, please contact NAACP President, Mr. Woodruff 256-227-8489

Jan 16th -- The 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Athens, Alabama hosted by the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Advisory Committee. The ceremony starts at 11am. We are excited to announce this year's Speaker of Day will be Coach Laron White of Tanner High School. We are also honored to have performing  The Round Island Male Chorus and the Athens High School Youth Chorus led by Mr. John Malone. Also this year in honor of the late Councilman Jimmy W. Gill we will present of first Jimmy W. Gill Youth Leadership Award. This year's recipient is Chadarius Townsend of Tanner High School. There will be a luncheon immediately to follow the ceremony. This is a "Free-To-Community" event so all are welcomed to attend. We look forward to seeing you there. For information please contact Robin Hines at 256-614-5622.

Jan 19th -- Calhoun Community College Martin Luther King Jr. Program Join Calhoun Community College for guest speaker Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese, renowned civil rights activist, educator and minister at 11:00AM in the Aerospace Training Center on the Tanner Campus for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program. For more information: 256-306-2614

Jan 19th -- Family Resource Center STEP-UP Meeting Refreshments: 8:00 A.M. Speakers: 8:20 A.M. Guest Speakers: Patience Enyinda, LMSW, Social Work Mgr., Alabama Department of Public Health and Mark Kearley, SW Specialist, Children's Rehabilitation Service. Door prize drawing for attendees! First Presbyterian Church, 112 S Jefferson Street(The Rodgers Center). The Family Resource Center cordially invites you and your guest to attend the bi-monthly Step-Up meeting at 8 A.M. every third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Jan 19th -- Yesterday's Senior Lunch Matinee: Sophisticated Swingers at the  Yesterdays Event Center Brownsferry Road Athens, AL  All seating is reserved and include lunch and show for $12.00. 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) We have bus parking available, e-mail reservations are required info@yesterdaysevents.com

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Limestone County NAACP Marks MLK Jr. Day with March and Program

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


The Limestone County NAACP invites all citizens to join them on January 16th at 9:00AM on the southside of the Limestone County Courthouse Square on Washington Street for a Community Unity March in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. Woodruff, President of the Limestone County Chapter of the NAACP, said the walk will begin... READ MORE

Calhoun Community College Announces Program in Celebration of MLK Observation
For Immediate Release...

Calhoun Community College will pay tribute to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the college's annual celebration program scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2017.  This year's program, hosted by the college's Black Student Alliance (BSA), will begin at ...
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AriseandBuild-TrinityMusical-020304052017.jpg
Trinity Musical Returns to Stage
February 2017

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


February is Black History Month and what better way to acknowledge the contribution of Limestone County's Trinity School than celebrate its legacy with a production of "Arise and Build".  The musical written by Frank Travis and co-written by Charlotte Fulton is based on...

READ MORE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Limestone County NAACP Marks MLK Jr. Day with March and Program

Limestone County NAACP Marks MLK Jr. Day
with March and Program


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


The Limestone County NAACP invites all citizens to join them on January 16th at 9:00AM on the
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southside of the Limestone County Courthouse Square on Washington Street for a Community Unity March in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. Woodruff, President of the Limestone County Chapter of the NAACP, said the walk will begin with a circuit around the Limestone County Courthouse - Washington Street to Marion Street to Market Street to Jefferson Street and returning to Washington Street - before marching down Marion Street to Pryor Street and finishing at the Limestone County Event Center.

The march participants and public are invited to then step inside of the Limestone County Event Center for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay presentations by the winners and program to start at approximately 9:30AM.   The essay contest was open to Athens and Limestone County students and hosted by the Limestone County NAACP, Limestone County Commission and the City of Athens.

Mr. Woodruff said the winning students will present their themed essay as part of the program.   Three age groups were offered the below topics to write...

● Ages 6 - 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a historic speech titled "I have a Dream." What was his dream for freedom and justice? What progress has been made toward the dream? What can you do to promote freedom and justice in your home, school and community?

● Ages 13 - 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Why is it important for each individual to promote justice in order to advance the dream?

● Ages 16 - 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a letter titled "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." In this letter he said, "It is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. It is just as wrong...to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." How does this quote relate to advancing the dream of freedom and justice in America?


For more information about the Limestone County NAACP March or program, please contact Mr. Woodruff at 256-227-8489.