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September 29, 2013

Limestone Ledger 9/29/13

TUESDAY

Haunts Walks

Walks begin at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Tour guides tell ghost stories associated with homes and buildings in Athens. Covers about a mile and takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tickets are $5. Contact: 256-232-5411 or 256-867-1438.

FRIDAY

Bean Day

The annual Bean Day is from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Lunch includes white beans, slaw, cornbread, onions, drink and a homemade dessert for $6. Delivery available for 10 or more orders, but does not include a drink. Call 256-232-7199 or email janesiniard@ymail.com. More information: Jennifer Reece 256-233-6412 or Jennifer.reece@limestonecounty-al.gov.

Fiddlers Convention

The 47th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, at Athens State University. Musical competitions at Founders Hall begin at 7 p.m. Friday and resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Appearances by musical comedian Mike Snider at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, and Gary Nichols and the SteelDrivers at 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for Friday, $10 for Saturday or $15 for both days. Children ages 12 and under admitted free with parent. Tickets at the gate or in advance from ASU business office in Founders Hall at 300 N. Beaty St.

Ardmore Chili Cook-off

The Ardmore Center’s first Chili Cook-off is Friday, Oct. 4, at 25385 Main Street in Ardmore. Winning pot/recipe will be entered in the Giles County Chili Competition in Pulaski. Public can sample the chili for a $1 donation to Ardmore Center. Contact Genesis Healthcare at 931-292-0152 to enter the contest and for more information.

SATURDAY

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, Oct. 5, 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 the American Cancer Society and local cancer patients.

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