By: Cayce Lee Social Media Specialist, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association Easter comes early this year, landing on Sunday, April 1, and the chances to make family memories, take photos with the Easter Bunny, welcome spring, and celebrate the reason for the season are many and start mid-March. Here are a few opportunities for you to enjoy: Mar 17, 2018 -- Spring Gathering with Mooresville Mercantile (5081 Mooresville Road in Mooresville, AL) Welcome spring by enjoying the crafters, artists, small businesses, and community organizations that join them under the trees from 9:00 A.M.-Noon. Mar 17, 2018 -- Sheep Shearing Demonstration with Gary Lawson at 1818 Farms (24889 Lauderdale Street in Mooresville) starting at 9:30 A.M. Free. Reserve your space at 1818Farms.com Mar 17, 2018 -- Limestone County Master Gardeners workshop at Lowe's Receiving Area (1109 U.S. Highway 72E in Athens) from 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. for "Fruit Trees" with Chris Becker of Limestone County Extension Office. For additional information contact Janis Dill at 256-771-0031. Mar 21, 2018 -- Storytelling Hour Easter Egg Hunt at the Ardmore Public Library (25836 Main Street in Ardmore) starting at 10:00 A.M. For more information: (931) 427-4883 Mar 24, 2018 -- Easter Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show at the Vietnam Veterans Building (17915 West Elm Street in Athens) from 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Free admission. Mar 24, 2018 -- Easter Open House at Welleswood Venue (1005 Elkton Street in Athens) from 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. with treats and the Easter Bunny. For more information: Lisa 256-616-2052 Mar 24, 2018 -- Friendship Flashlight Egg Hunt at Friendship United Methodist Church (16479 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens) starting at 5:30 P.M. with food and activities followed by egg hunts for everyone starting at 6:00 P.M. More information at friendshipumc.org Mar 25, 2018 -- Friendship North Campus Flashlight Egg Hunt at Friendship North (21960 Easter Ferry Road in Elkmont) starting at 6:00 P.M. Mar 30, 2018 -- Good Friday Observance -- local governments, area agencies, attractions, restaurants, and shops may be closed or have modified hours of operation in observance of this holiday. Please call ahead to confirm availability and hours. Mar 31, 2018 -- Easter Egg Hunt at Joe Wheeler State Park (4401 McLean Drive in Rogersville, AL) from 11:00 A.M.-Noon for ages 11 and under with over 2000 eggs to find, games, arts and crafts, and the Easter Bunny. Apr 1, 2018 -- Easter Sunrise Service with the Athens-Limestone Ministerial Service on Beasley Field of Athens State University (Hobbs Street one block past the Athens Police Department) from 6:30 A.M.-7:00 A.M. For more information: Jason Parnell 256-232-6119 Apr 1, 2018 -- Easter Sunrise Service with Full Gospel Tabernacle (17470 Seven Mile Post Road in Athens) from 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. with Sunrise Breakfast to follow in the fellowship hall. Apr 1, 2018 -- Easter Sunday Buffer at Danielle's at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (4403 McLean Drive in Rogersville, AL) from 11:00 A.M.-2:30 P.M. Adults: $15.95; Children $7.95 Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association offers a unique trail, Glory Road, which visits 35 historic and community churches. The brochure for this driving trail is available at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center located at 100 North Beaty Street in Athens. Don’t forget the upcoming April Historic Walking Tours each Saturday available in Athens, Elkmont, and Mooresville. These free, guided tours step back into the history of each community and will be marking our Bicentennial for Athens, Mooresville, Limestone County, and the State of Alabama. For more information on the tours, visit: www.visitathensal.com/saturday-walks.html For more events to fill your calendar throughout the year, please check out our website: VisitAthensAL.com By: Cayce Lee Social Media Specialist, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association

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