Fit-As-A-Fiddle Relay for Life 5K
Hosted by the City of Athens Relay for Life Team and sponsored in part by Steelcase, Chick-fil-A and Fleet Feet Sports. Held in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. 8 a.m. start Saturday at the Sportsplex on U.S. 31. Late registration is 6-7 a.m.; $20 per runner/walker. To register online, go to Active.com or print a form at www.athensal.us. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society and local cancer patients.
The Reyer Family Reunion will be Sunday at First National Bank Community Room, 26599 Main St., Ardmore. Bring a covered dish; lunch will be at 1 p.m. For more information, call 256-423-3537.
The first annual Gospel Explosion sponsored by Believe to Achieve will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Vietnam Veterans of America building, 17915 W. Elm St., Athens. For ticket and dinner information, contact Shenequa Phipps at 256-874-7457 or Shamone Freeman at 256-559-9390.
Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11, at the thrift store at 699 E. Hobbs St. in Athens. Bring proof of identification, all bills, telephone number, verification of income. No applications will be taken over the phone; no children are allowed at application day.
Athens Fire Auxiliary tournament
The Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be Oct. 17 at Canebrake Club. Activities begin with 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by 12:45 p.m. rules meeting, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $400 per four-person team; Mulligan package is $20 per player. Proceeds go to support local charities, including Shop With a Firefighter at Christmas. To register or sponsor, call Chris Gillman at 256-874-5638 or David Andrews at 256-431-1585.
Crisis services will have its annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Rain location is the Big Spring Park pavilion. Contact: Christa 256-232-0280.