The Reliance Bank Christmas Parade has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. because of the predicted 100 percent chance of rain for tomorrow night.
Athens High School's basketball team is playing Austin at home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the original rain date. For the safety of those traveling to the game and the parade, the rain date has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 12.
Leaf Collection will be as follows…
If your garbage pickup day is Wednesday your leaf collection will be the week of Dec. 2-6
If your garbage pickup day is Thursday your leaf collection will be the week of Dec. 9-13
If your garbage pickup day is Friday your leaf collection will be the week of Dec. 16-20
If your garbage pickup day is Tuesday your leaf collection will be the week of Dec. 30 –Jan 3
Please DO NOT mix limbs with leaves. Leaves WILL NOT be collected if mixed.
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The Athens Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting on Dec. 17 at 5:45 p.m. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at the Athens Police Department at 951 Hobbs St. following a 5:00 p.m. work session.
The Athens Recreation Department is adding three new fall classes including one that will use fun activities to teach children nutrition and get them active.
The department requested its Facebook followers to suggest classes they would like to take this fall, which resulted in the addition of Zumba, yoga and Savvy Kids Fitness, said Chad Vining, the recreation services supervisor.
Flo Doughty has joined Athens Recreation as a program instructor and is certified in Zumba, yoga fit, senior yoga, youth fitness and more. She is an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and has training from the American Council on Exercise in Pilates, youth fitness and kickboxing.
The Savvy Kids Fitness is for children ages 6-12. Each class will consist of a lesson in nutrition and an exercise session. Vining said nutrition lessons will cover a wide range of topics such as how to read food labels, the different types of fat and the benefits of Vitamin C. It will also include a section on fast food menus to help children make better choices when they eat out.
Each class will include a healthy snack, such as homemade whole grain bread, muscadines, star fruit, pomegranates, kale chips and veggie and fruit smoothies. Doughty will used creative ways to incorporate exercise into the class, such as making obstacle courses from chairs or playing black light volleyball with balloons.
“Savvy Kids Fitness is so fun, the kids forget it is exercise,” Doughty said. “When exercise is fun, kids don't dread it. They're excited to get in there and get at it.”
The Board of Zoning Adjustment for the City of Athens, Alabama, will hold a work session at 5:00 p.m., followed by their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers in the Athens Police Department, at 951 East Hobbs St. on Thursday, Dec. 19.