Busy weekend for Athens Fun For Everyone

by Holly Hollman
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ATHENS-Athens is the place to be this weekend, May 19 and 20.  There will be music, bronc riding, bull roping, food, art and a place to dump your hazardous waste.  Check it out:
FRIDAY – Merchants Alley and Art After Hours
Music lovers can head to Downtown Athens Friday evening for live performances in an alley and in the street.
Athens Main Street’s Merchants Alley Happy Hour will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with musical artist Josh Taylor. The free community event is sponsored in part by Athens Utilities and TVA.
The alley is located off Jefferson Street.
After that event, head to Washington Street at High Cotton Arts for the Art After Hours Summer Concert Series. It will kick off at 7 p.m. and go to 9 p.m. with Nashville singer-songwriter Lindsey Hinkle.
This is a free community event sponsored by Athens Arts League and the City of Athens. Bring your chairs and dancing shoes for a family friendly street party.
There will be a food truck, and local restaurants and some shops will be open, including High Cotton.
The 41st annual Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. nightly at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena.Show on Dirt East of the Mississippi – is scheduled for May 19 and 20. Gates open at 6 p.m. on both nights with competition starting at 8 p.m. Competitive events lined up for both nights include bareback bronc riding, calf roping, break-away roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding.
SATURDAY – Household Hazardous Waste Collection
KALB’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for Limestone County residents is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Athens Middle School parking lot. Flyer attached that shows accepted items.
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