• Marie Hickman

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

During the week of June 30 - July 6, several events have been specifically planned to help you and your family celebrate America’s Independence. PLEASE NOTE: Unless we have been notified otherwise, weekly meetings will continue as regularly scheduled.


June 30:

Small Group Hangout

The Spring has it's newest Small Group. They will meet at The Boathouse on Lake Athens after the 9:30 service.


July 01:

There is HOPE Recovery

A 12-step program for any addiction, recovery is available. We will be putting GOD FIRST so that he can change us from the Inside - Out. No matter what you are dealing with in life, There Is HOPE


July 02:

Baby Story Time

Join Ms. Lynn for basic sign language, songs, fine motor skills board books, finger puppet plays, and social interaction. NOTE: Due to the popularity of this activity, there are now two sessions offered - one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 11:30 a.m. Each class is approximately 30 minutes in length.


July 02:

Athens Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting

Athens Kiwanis is a group of dedicated hard working individuals who raise funds to support youth projects and programs in Athens


July 02:

Money Camp for Kids

Almost every child grows up with a piggy bank and is used to depositing coins into it for future spending. However, can this alone help your children the value of money and how to properly manage it? Join with us each Tuesday in July as we navigate the world of finance. Presented by Gateway to American Opportunities (a regional literacy initiative in partnership with A Circle of Ten, Inc.) Children ages 5 - 11 will learn good saving habits, and will learn how to look for value in their future purchases.


July 02:

Athens Masonic Lodge #165 Weekly Meeting

The Athens Masonic Lodge meets every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a monthly business meeting occurring on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.


July 02:

Square Dance Lessons

For just $4.00/lesson, you can learn to Square Dance! Learn how to square dance then join in the fun at all Pea Pickers Square Dance nights. PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change! To confirm or to request additional information, contact Betty Gore at 903-675-2120 Harry Zaiontz at 903-677-6050, or Barbara Neighbors at 903-675-7661.


July 03:

Wonderful Wednesdays – Day Camp for Seniors

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, the Alzheimer's Coalition of Henderson County offers an opportunity for respite to those who are caring for a loved one with Dementia. If you are a primary caregiver, you need a break! Let us help. Contact Aubry Gregory at 03-651-1502 or inquire thru email to wonderfulwednesdaysathens@gmail.com. It's a safe and engaging environment where friends are made and attention is paid. At no cost to you! Check into it and see better days!


July 03 - 06:

Reigning Jewels – 5th Year Anniversary Celebration

Come help us celebrate 5 year of business starting July 3rd, 5th and 6th from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm each day. We will be hosting an AWESOME, over the top, Imperial Pearl Show on Wednesday, June 3rd with wine, food, hourly drawings for prizes and of course special pricing on select inventory items throughout the day. Come say hello to Michael our Imperial Pearl Representative and give him a warm welcome to Athens. Saturday, July 6th we will celebrate small business independence week with local wines, local food and drawings during the day. Come sip, eat and shop!


July 03:

Star Spangled Taste of Athens and Business Expo

Join the Athens Chamber of Commerce as we showcase the great businesses of Athens, Texas. Enjoy meeting local business owners and sampling local food and drink. 4-7pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. The Texan Anniversary Concert will kick off at 7pm with a Kadie Lynn, Dylan Wheeler, and Curtis Grimes.


Tickets are available at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/star-spangled-taste-of-athens-business-expo-tickets-64263162850?aff=ebdssbdestsearch $15 each


July 03:

Faith Family Feast

Big stuff starts back up this Wednesday Night at 6pm. Join us for a family style dinner then pick which small group Bible study you want to get in on from 6:30-7:30pm. Verse by Verse Bible study, The Daniel Plan or Financial Peace. There’s also a group for every age from Babies to College age! You are not gonna want to miss it! Suggested donation of $3/person with no more than $10/family.


July 03:

Summer Series: Curtis Grimes with Kadie Lynn and Dylan Wheeler

**FREE ADMISSION** We welcome you to celebrate the one year anniversary of The Texan Grand Opening and kick-off your 4th of July Celebrations!

Curtis Grimes Live at The Texan in Athens, TX on Wednesday July 3, 2019.

Dylan Wheeler and Kadie Lynn will be opening!

Doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks available for EVERYONE! BYOB


July 04:

Athens Rotary Club Weekly Meeting

The heart of Rotary is our members, dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary members share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club programs that fuel the impact we make


July 04:

Dogwood’s Men’s Dominoes Fellowship

Join in the fun of the Men's Dominoes group! They meet every Thursday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Come early, come late, come enjoy fun and fellowship!


July 04:

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Monthly Meeting

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (i.e., "MOPS") meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday at First Presbyterian Church Athens from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with a potluck and free childcare.


July 04:

Fireworks at the Fishery

Bring your family, lawn chars, and fishing poles to enjoy the annual Fireworks at the Fishery with the City of Athens, Texas Government and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Texas Parks and Wildlife!

Free admission starts at 5 p.m., with the Angler's Pavilion open to borrow poles until 8:30 p.m. with the fireworks starting just after 9 p.m. KCKL 95.9 FM will be here playing the tunes!

Vendors including Fizzy Swig Soda, and Kona Ice will be here with treats for sale!

As always, no fishing license needed. You are welcome to bring your own poles and bait. Just remember our standard guidelines: - Hooks must be single, barbless or barbs smashed (you can always borrow one of ours). - No freshwater organisms or cut bait

Remember, TFFC prohibits pets, tobacco, and alcohol on the property. For the best viewing experience, please leave canopies/pop-ups at home.


July 05:

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2 to Pre-K are invited to join Ms. Bobbie's class for an interactive storytime and a craft as we explore books as works of art while incorporating early literacy development skills. Classes are weekly on Thursday and Friday unless otherwise announced.


July 05:

Freedom Fest!

​Our 14th annual Freedom Fest celebration is taking place Friday, July 5th at 5:00pm! There will be water slides, live music, food for purchase and, of course, the best fireworks show in East Texas! Admission is FREE. Visit our FAQ's page at youbelongatlife.org/freedomfest for more info!


July 05:

Pea Pickers & Single Peas Square Dance

7:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet (with snacks) 7:30 p.m. - Dancing Begins $7/person donation suggested. Ages 8-16 Free Square dance attire is encouraged but not mandatory. NOTE: Subject to change. Please confirm prior to attending. Harry Zaiontz: 903-677-6050 Betty Gore: 903-675-2120


July 06:

Athens TX Farmers Market

Join us for local produce, products, and community. In addition to amazing locally sourced only produce, we will have activities and education for children as well as education for adults too! To be a vendor, please register via our google form at https://forms.gle/i47kFww1rGSphXYJ8


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Fireworks at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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