The Pilot Club of Athens will hold its Spring & Summer Fashion Show & Silent Auction on Saturday, June 19, at noon at First Baptist Church of Athens.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and tickets are $20 each. Lily Pad Boutique and Poppeas Children’s Boutique will be featured at the event.

Tickets may be purchased from any Pilot Club member; by calling Allyson Kirkland at 506-1965 or Pam Breedwell at 462-4523; or in person at Lily Pad Boutique.

The McMinn County Republican Party will host its Summer BBQ Luncheon on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robertson Farm Pavilion, located at 1026 County Road 439 in Athens.

Admission is $25 and includes a barbecue meal and refreshments. Those interested in attending may register online or at the door. A Q&A session will follow.

The event will be led by guest speaker Anthony Brian Logan, a globally-syndicated conservative political commentator who has made several press appearances on networks including C-SPAN, Newsmax, RT, The Blaze TV and others. He also produces political videos and news commentary on his YouTube channel.

Logan will speak to attendees about the future of the Republican Party and address broader approaches to reach conservatives between the demographics of age, race and culture.

For more information about this and future events, contact Todd Watson at 423-920-7393 or email watson292@reagan.com

For updates, follow the McMinn County Republican Party on Facebook.

United Way’s annual Power of the Purse online auction will be held June 23, at 8 a.m. through June 25 at 8 p.m.

The online auction will feature designer purses and a variety of other fine items for ladies. All proceeds benefit the United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties and its partner agencies.

The Friends of Etowah Carnegie Library will have a pop-up book sale at the library on Thursday, June 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Etowah Carnegie Library has new artwork on display provided by Community Artists League Artist Barbara Bisson. This artwork will be on display through August.

The Community Artists League is an organization established to promote the arts in the greater Athens area. The league supports and encourages student, amateur, and professional artists with monthly meetings, opportunities to exhibit artwork, and comradeship.

The library is located at 723 Ohio Avenue in Etowah. For more information, call the library at 423-263-9475.

Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Athens is looking for antique cars for its inaugural Father’s Day Antique Car Show that will be held in the Morning Pointe parking lot on Friday, June 18.

While this event is to celebrate the father’s in the Morning Pointe community, this is a free event that will also be open to the public starting at 2 p.m. Residents and the community will be able to vote on their favorite car.

For more information, call 423-745-0608.

The Athens Public Works Department announces the following street closure:

The areas to be affected are parking spaces 204 and 205 on Washington Avenue, from Jackson Street to Long Street. This closure will last until Thursday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution, watch for detour and traffic control signage, pedestrians, and work crews. Motorists should allocate additional time for traffic delays when traveling in this area. The purpose of this closure is for a building construction.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 423-744-2745.

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Etowah Carnegie Library.

The program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.

According to a news release, “By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.”

The free program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open at etowahcarnegie.readsquared.com

For more information, call the library at 423-263-9475.

The Athens Public Works Department announces the following street closure:

The areas to be affected are Long Street, from Washington Avenue to Madison Avenue, and parking spaces 72, 73, and 74 on Washington Avenue. These closures will last until Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. The purpose for these closures is ongoing building renovation.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution, watch for detour and traffic control signage, pedestrians, and work crews. Motorists should allocate additional time for traffic delays when traveling in this area.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 423-744-2745.

The Athens Parks & Recreation Department announces the Athens Farmers Market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Market Park Pavilion in Downtown Athens.

An official event celebrating the market’s 11th season will tentatively be held Saturday, June 26, from 9 to 11 a.m.

All Athens Farmers Market vendors are local producers and their products are locally grown. Any interested vendors can get an application from the Parks & Recreation office. They can also be obtained online at athenstn.gov and returned via email to bbaker@athenstn.gov

For more information, contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at 423-744-2700, ext. 3.

The Etowah Carnegie Library will have the following program this week as part of the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program:

• Thursday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m.: Chattanooga Zoo

All programs are free, in-person, and are planned to be held outside at the library (weather permitting). Programs may be subject to change and/or canceled due to inclement weather if they can not be moved indoors. Follow the library’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date program information. Bring your own lawn chair.

Register and log reading at etowahcarnegie.readsquared.com

For complete program details, visit www.etowahlibrary.com

Call the library at 423-263-9475 with any questions.

Free lunches are served daily from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 18 and under.

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