• Darlene Forshage

It's SUMMER!!!!

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Summer is officially here! Can you believe that it actually SNOWED in Colorado earlier in the week? And here I am, impressed that we haven’t really had any days over 100 yet! Go figure!


Here are the events that we’ve learned about for the week of June 23 – 30, 2019:


June 24 – 28: Kickin’ It! Soccer Camp

A Popsicles Camp by Athens Christian Preparatory School

AGES: 6 - 11 (mornings) 12 - 16 (afternoons) We are excited to offer Soccer Camp this summer. Camp will be led by ACPA Soccer Coach Ryan Mansfield and players from the ACPA Soccer Team. This camp will teach the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, and shooting as well as ball control. Camp is open to boys and girls. We will participate in fun and challenging drills and games to build up your soccer skills and confidence on an doff the field. Please bring soccer ball, cleats, or tennis shoes and shin guards. Cost per camper is $60.00 You can sign up by visiting Athens Christian Preparatory website at www.athensprep.org (under "Student Info" tab), the schedule is posted in the comments.


June 24 – 28: Dinosaur Stomp!

A Popsicles Camp by Athens Christian Preparatory School

AGES: 5 - 9 This camp is for all those curious paleontologists out there. Kids will learn about the great prehistorics and the clues they have left behind. If your hatchling is roarin' for a great time . . . this is the one to attend! Class projects will include: * Create a "dig kit" * Fossil casting * Dino models * Go on a dino dig * Lots of dino-themed crafts * Hatchling egg hunt * Dino cap * Play Dino-sized games * Swim party Cost per camper is $90.00 You can sign up by visiting Athens Christian Preparatory website at www.athensprep.org (under "Student Info" tab), the schedule is posted in the comments


June 24 – 28: Diva Dance Camp

A Popsicles Camp by Athens Christian Preparatory School

AGES: 6 - 12 This is a brand new camp for us this year! Do not miss out on a wonderful opportunity, a great week of dancing, and being a part of Diva Dance Camp! We will learn a variety of different dance styles, work on dance technique, learn several different dance combos, and so much more! Our instructor is the Assistant Choreographers/Recruiter of the TVCC Cardettes! Previous dance training is NOT required. Come get your Diva on! Cost per camper is $85.00 You can sign up by visiting Athens Christian Preparatory website at www.athensprep.org (under "Student Info" tab), the schedule is posted in the comments.


June 24 – 28: Space Jam

A Popsicles Camp by Athens Christian Preparatory School

AGES: 5 - 10 Who doesn't love learning about space? Kids love to learn about start, astronauts, rockets and planets! This will get them even more excited about the world we live in with fun space crafts, games and activities. * Make an edibel model of the moon phases * Create constellations * Create a 3D Solar System * Make Moon Sand and Galaxy Slime * Galaxy Painting * Make and launch Bottle Rockets and much more! Cost per camper $85.00 You can sign up by visiting Athens Christian Preparatory website at www.athensprep.org (under "Student Info" tab), the schedule is posted in the comments


June 24 – 28: Giddy Up Junction!

Shady Oaks Baptist Church

Join us for a wonderful trip into the Old West as we take God's Love to New Frontiers.


June 24: Athens City Council Meeting

Athens City Hall Annex, 501 N. Pinkerton, Athens, TX

The Athens City Council meets in Regular Session on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the City Hall Annex, 501 N. Pinkerton St., Athens, Texas (*). The agenda for each meeting will be posted in advance at www.athenstx.gov. Contact the City Council by emailing council@athenstx.gov.


June 24: There is HOPE Recovery

Sand Springs Baptist Church

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


June 25: Baby Story Time

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

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.


June 25: Athens Kiwanis Club

Athens Kiwanis Club

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


June 25: Blood Drive

Walmart Athens - E Tyler St

Help to ensure that blood is available to those patients who need it most. Stop by the Carter Bloodcare Blood Mobile every other Tuesday at the Walmart Supercenter in Athens to make your regular donation!!


June 25: 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.


June 25: Square Dance Lessons

Pea Pickers Square Dance Club

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. Together we dance!!!


June 25: Neighborhood Open House

Allen Family Dentistry

Join us for an Open House at Allen Family Dental. Enjoy tropical refreshments and enjoy a tour of their beautiful location at 208 Crestway Dr. Athens,Texas. Be entered to win a cash prize!


June 26: Manes & Tales Reading Program

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

The Henderson County Library and Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch are partnering up to bring you a once in a lifetime program, Manes and Tales! We are so excited to be working with the staff at Black Beauty Ranch, if you would like to be a part of this event you can sign up now at the library! *(Ages 5-12)


June 26: Library Day at the Hatchery

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

Free admission: The fishery will admit two adults and two children with your Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library card


June 26: Monthly Book Club Meeting

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

June's Book Club selection is From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.


June 26: Family Game Night

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

Join us for a night of games and hanging out with family and friends. Bring your own game or come and check out our stock of Board and Card games. All are welcomed!


June 26: Weekly Faith Family Feast

Sand Springs Baptist Church

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.


June 27 and 28: Preschool Story Time

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

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


June 27: Rotary International

Athens Rotary Club

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.


June 27: Dogwood Church’s Men’s Dominoes Fellowship

Dogwood Church, Athens

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! For more information and to confirm dates, please call the church at 903-677-3185


June 27: Whataburger Cruise-In

Whataburger Athens

Classic cars, great food, and even better friendships! Call (903) 677-3838 for additional details


June 27: Family Movie Night at the Library

Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library

Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. Movie and popcorn are provided FREE of charge for all ages! For additional information, please contact the Library directly at 903-677-7296


June 27: Preserving the Harvest

Henderson County Master Gardeners

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardeners’ Summer Series, Carolyn Tyler will be presenting “Preserving the Harvest” on Thursday, June 27, at 6:00 pm at the Senior Citizens Center, 3344 TX Hwy 31, Athens. This will be a hands-on public participation presentation that will cover food preparation, making freezer jam, and tips for canning. Carolyn is our our County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health. This presentation is free and open to the public, but RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please contact the Extension offices at 903-675-6130, or CarolynTyler@ag.tamu.org, or LoraTomlinson at 903-681-5577 or tomlinsonlora@gmail.com, for reservations, to be sure we have ample supplies, so everyone participating takes home a jar of jam.


June 28 – 29: Rush Herrington 1st Annual Memorial Barrel Race

Revolution Barrel Racing

Henderson County Regional Fair Park

1st Annual Rush Herrington Memorial Barrel Race!! June 28-29 in Athens at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park. This is going to be an amazing barrel race in honor of a man that truly loved the sport of rodeo and the agricultural way of life. Rush passed away January 7, 2019. He was a founding member of the Anderson County Youth Livestock Association and served as President for 40+ years. He was a gold member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and a National Finals Rodeo qualifier in 1974 in steer wrestling. Rush served on the Brushy Creek Water Board and the Federal Department of Agriculture Board. He was a reserve deputy for Anderson County and served in the National Guard Reserve. He was also a member of Brushy Creek United Methodist Church were he served as a chairman and headed up the Methodist Men's Breakfast. The money made off this barrel race will go to the Rush Herrington Memorial Scholarship Fund so that every year we can award a scholarship to the youth that has the same respect for rodeo and agriculture that Pawpaw did.


June 29: Athens TX Farmer’s Market

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!


June 29th: Women’s Fellowship

Released Free Church

Ladies!!! It is time!!! We are changing our fellowship days to every fifth Saturday! Please bring easy finger foods to share. Can’t wait!!


June 29th: People Power Opening Reception

211 Gallery

New Art Show "People Power" opening June 29 from 5 to 7 PM. Free refreshments, meet the artists, see fabulous new art works by local artists, vote for your favorite in the People's Choice Award.


June 29th: Summer Concert Series: Ally Venable Band with Full Circle Rising

The Texan: A Landmark Venue

Ally Venable Band will be ROCKING The Texan starting at 8pm. Full Circle Rising will be starting out the show at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30.

About this Event: The Texan is excited to have Ally Venable Band with Full Circle Rising opening the show. The show starts at 7pm with Ally Venable Band going on stage at 8pm. This intense ROCK Show is the first of our Summer Concert Series at The Texan. Food Trucks, plenty of room to dance, and BYOB. Parking is available in the city parking lot or around the square!


June 30: Small Group Hangout

Sand Springs Baptist Church and

Athens Boathouse

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



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