Athens

Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. Its surrounding countryside and lakes offer a perfect backdrop to the many artists and other talented people that call Athens home. While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as “The Home of Original Hamburger” and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S. Things to do while in Athens include taking a walk along a tree-covered path in the forests of the East Texas Arboretum, learning how to bait a hook and then catch “a big one” at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, adventuring onto the ziplines at New York, Texas Zipline Adventure, or enjoying tasting wines and beautiful scenery at Tara Vineyard & Winery. www.athenstx.org

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Compost Tea Making - The Organic Way to Healthier Gardening
July 17, 2018

Compost Tea Making - The Organic Way to Healthier Gardening

  As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Sherri Doss, owner of the Bluebonnet Worm Farm,...

July 19, 2018

James and the Giant Peach

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach. ...

Ranch of Dreams Tour-Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
July 21, 2018

Ranch of Dreams Tour-Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Visit the Ranch of Dreams! The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas that was founded in...

September 13, 2018

The Odd Couple

This Tony Award winning play never grows old.  Oscar and Felix become the ultimate roomates when their wives leave them.  Felix's...

November 29, 2018

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickins' A Christmas Carol never fails to enthrall audiences.  Old Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man, receives a...

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