Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grab your calendar! Events for April 27 - May 4, 2016 - What's Happening In Athens-LimestoneAL

Events Newsletter for April 27-May 4 courtesy of Athens-Limestone County Tourism.
Get Ready!
It's revving up to be a great weekend!   Grab your calendar and make room for all of our  festivals, concerts, tours and more awaiting you and your family in Athens-Limestone Alabama.
 Hope you left room in your calendar for these events!

Now - May 6th -- Cornhole Set Raffle for Relay for Life
Employees from Athens Parks and Recreation made a set of "Hope" cornhole boards with a purple ribbon.   The set will be given away Relay Night on May 6th.   Cost is $5.00 donation per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00.   Tickets are available from any City of Athens Relay team member, at Athens City Hall 1806 Wilkinson Street Athens, AL or the City of Athens booth the night of Relay.

Apr 29th -- Fish Fry Benefiting the Alabama Veterans Museum
Emmanuel Baptist Church 1917 U.S. Highway 72W   Athens, AL  
Enjoy a lunch of Catfish, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Slaw, Hush Puppies, Drink and Dessert from 11:00AM-1:00PM.   $10.00 Advance Purchase or $12.00 at the door.   Proceeds benefit the museum.   To purchase your advance ticket, visit the Alabama Veterans Museum 100 West Pryor Street in Athens.   For more information, 256-771-7578

Apr 29th -- Ladies Pampering Expo II 
VVA Chapter 511 17915 West Elm Street Athens, AL
   Come Pamper Yourself at the Ladies Pampering Expo ll from 5:00PM-8:00PM -- the first 50 to attend receive Swag Bag   All about Pampering - Vendors will be set up with demos.   Come learn about new and exciting products to make all ladies feel more beautiful.   Have your eyebrows waxed, get a facial, nail bar with Jamberry, New Colors for You - Shop the Boutique, learn about products for your Health and be ready for Summer 2016. Shop with all the vendors - a few craft vendors for unique items for your Mother's Day Gift.   The Ultimate Ladies Night Out includes: Facials, Color, Makeup Tips, Shopping, Chocolate, Door Prizes, Networking, Laughter

Apr 29th -- Singing on the Square  
Limestone County Courthouse Marion Street Athens, AL    Join Athens-Limestone County Tourism and sponsor Jimmy Smith Buick GMC for the kick off of the 2016 concert season at 6:00PM with Lillian Glanton and the Elk River Boys and 7:00PM for Wade Oliver and the Good O Boys.   Be sure to grab your camp chair for this free concert series.   For more information:   http://www.visitathensal.

Apr 30th -- Athens Historic Walks  
Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street Athens, AL  
The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association invites you to join them at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 9:45am to choose one of four simultaneously-occurring historic walking tours offered.   Tours depart at 10:00am and should expect up to 2 hours of walking and tales.   For more information, please call: 256-232-5411

Apr 30th -- Mooresville Historic Walks  
Town of Mooresville, AL
   Details for the Alabama's oldest town's historic walks are at 9:45AM and start at the historic post office on Lauderdale Street.

Apr 30th -- Cars and Bikes on the Square
Downtown Athens, AL
  Bring your ride - car, truck, motorcycle or other unique vehicle - and roll into downtown for the return of the show.   Custom builders will bring their prized vehicles, celebrities sightings and hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles will be onhand.   No pre-registration, day of $20.00.   Profits will be given to area community charities.   Enjoy the shops, food and celebrities.   For more information: CarsandBikesOn

Apr 30th -- Marbut Bend Earth Day Walk  
Marbut Bend Nature & Trail AL-99 West Limestone    Join TVA Natural Resource Management professional Damien Simbeck at 7:30AM for a tour of this beautiful nature area just west of the Elk River Bridge on Alabama Highway 99.    The trail is handicap accessible.   Wear comfortable shoes and bring your binoculars for this free event from Tennessee Valley Authority and Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.

Apr 30th -- Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO  
Friendship Church 16479 Lucas Ferry Road Athens, AL  
Presentations by the Alabama Wildlife Center featuring live raptors, Tennessee Valley Zoo, Jim Swanner and his horse Rosie, hands-on exhibits, games, information, crafts, complimentary hot dogs and Pepsi, door prizes and more. WAAY-31 Storm Force will be there from 10:00AM-12:00PM   Visit kalbcares.

Apr 30th-- Sassafras Tea Day  
Downtown Elkmont, AL
  Come join the fun at this unique festival celebrating a very Southern drink Sassafras Tea from 10:00AM-1:00PM.   A newly found photo of the post-Civil War Sulfur Creek Trestle will be unveiled and the history of the battle will be presented.   Opportunities to enjoy a wagon ride or walk to the Sulphur Creek Trestle.   View historical photos, view the 1950's Elkmont Fire truck, storytime, and of course Sassafras Tea and Sweets in the Depot. For more information: 256-278-1262.

Apr 30th -- Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival Pageant Cedar Hill Elementary School   27905 Cedar Hill Road   Ardmore, AL  
Entry deadline is April 20th -- open to girls infant to age 18.   Prizes given to all contestants.    Entry forms >> http://ardmorecrapemyrtle.

Apr 30th -- The 718 Project Concert  
Center for Lifelong Learning 121 South Marion Street Athens, AL  
Enjoy a night of music featuring The 718 Project, John David Crow and Jordan Copas.   Tickets are $5.00 at the door.   For more information: www.The

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for these upcoming events
Jun 24  - 28  Cal Pipkin State Baseball Tournament   €‹

October 1st Apple Annie 5K
October 15th
Running with the Goats and
Southern ReInvention


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Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist.

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May 1st -- The Masters Four Quartet Concert  
Mable Hill Baptist Church   3778 Ready Section Road   Ardmore, AL  
Enjoy an evening of gospel music starting at 5:00PM.   No admission, love offering to be taken.  

May 2nd -- Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo Queen Pageant Ages 16-26 Deadline  
May 2nd is the final submission deadline to participate in the Ages 16-26 categories for the Queen's Contest April 23rd at the Limestone County Sheriff's Office 101 West Elm Street Athens.   Forms are available at Preston's Western Wear U.S. Highway 72 in Athens or at Limestone County Sheriff's Office 101 West Elm Street in Athens.    For information:   Jennifer McBay 256-232-0111 or

May 2nd - 6th -- Paint the Town Purple Week  
Citywide - Athens, AL  
Mayor Ronnie Marks has proclaimed the week of May 2 - 6 Paint the Town Purple Week and encourages the citizens to deck out their homes and businesses in purple and share group photos and photo decorations for the use on the City of Athens' social sites and to the news media by emailing them to

May 3rd -- Athens Golden Eagle Choir Concert  
Athens Middle School 601 South Clinton Street   Athens, AL     
Everyone is encouraged to join the Golden Eagle Choir at 6:00PM for a free concert featuring a collection of songs from their year-long studies, rehearsals, and dedication.

May 3rd -- Book for Lunch: Genealogy  
Athens-Limestone Public Library   603 South Jefferson Street Athens, AL  
 €‹Join the library from 12:00PM-1:00PM for this Booked for Lunch presentation with Rhonda Larkin and Betty Perrine from the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society(TVGS).   Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about the TVGS and genealogical resources.   For more information:   256-232-1233

Singing of the Squark Kicks Off April 29th

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

Dust of your lawn and camp chairs and get ready for the return of Singing on the Square to the Marion Street side of the Limestone County Courthouse in downtown Athens, AL this Friday, April 29th at 6:00PM.

The 2016 concert series is sponsored by Jimmy Smith Buick GMC and presented by Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association free to the public.   Most shows kick off at 6:00PM and go to 8:00PM.   Grab a to-go dinner and dine al fresco while you enjoy this year's variety of groups and music.

The 2016 schedule will be an irregular one, so grab your calendar and mark the dates and times below.





  • April 29th 
    • 6PM - Lillian Glanton and the Elk River Boys
    • 7PM - Wade Oliver and the Good O' Boys

  • May 20th
    • 6PM- Dixie Bluegrass Boys
    • 7PM - Cheryl Llewellyn

  • June 3rd
    • 6PM - Southern Splendor Chorus with Rocket City Chorus

  • June 17th 
    • 6PM -Just Down the Road

  • July 1st 
    • 6PM - DJ's and Friends

  • July 15th 
    • 6PM - Henry River Honey

  • August 19th
    • 6:30PM - Athens State Community Band

The rain location for the 2016 Singing on the Square will be at the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 511 17915 West Elm Street Athens, AL.  

The Vietnam Veterans Building is one block east of the Market Street and Elm Street intersection at the T-junction of Lucas Ferry Road.   The Vietnam Veterans Building is approximately 3.4 miles from the traffic light at Elm Street and U.S. Highway 31N.