Annual Mardi Gras Celebration Scheduled in Athens
Athens, AL – Eight years ago, Athens State University Art Professor Gail Bergeron challenged her art sculpture students to help bring Mardi Gras to Downtown Athens.
The New Orleans native created a block party where students, dubbed the Athens State University ARTHEADS, created head pieces based on a parade theme and encouraged...
Annual Arbor Day Festival Scheduled
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Athens State University Arbor Day has been postponed until April 20th.
AL – Athens State University will be hosting its annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Founders Hall Lawn. The festival will offer something fun for the whole family including inflatable attractions for kids, historic tree tours on Athens State’s campus, arts and crafts, face painting, and free food.
Athens State is quickly approaching...
2019 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest
Judging takes place Mar.16 at Wheeler National Refuge Visitors Center
The 2019 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest will take place at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Ala., on Saturday, March 16. All eligible entries will be on display at the Wheeler Visitors Center beginning at 12 p.m. The contest judging will begin at 1 p.m. Three experts from the fields of art, ornithology and wildlife conservation will select the winning waterfowl art to be featured on the 2020-21 Alabama waterfowl stamp. The media and public are invited to attend.
The competition is open to...
SINGING THE COPD BLUES
Respiratory therapist uses music to educate and motivate
ATHENS, Ala. – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, affects more than 16 million Americans. In his 30 years as a certified respiratory therapist, Al Jean has often seen patients suffer and struggle unnecessarily due to...
Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be "Finchy" and Fun
Winter finch "irruption" will be a highlight for many
New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON—The 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Volunteers from around the world are invited to count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then ...
Calhoun Community College Announces Events in Celebration of Black History Month 2019
Decatur, AL -- Calhoun Community College has announced its calendar of events planned throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. All events are sponsored by the college’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) and are free and open to the public.