5K/Walk Proceeds will benefit Casa Betania Orphanage in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico Call for more information
May 7-8, Leighton. 256-446-9324. Free. LaGrange College Site Park & Antebellum Cemetery. Commemoration of the Civil War destruction of LaGrange College and the village. Soldiers and villagers are dressed in period clothing, demonstrate daily camp life, military drill, skirmishes and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Valley. Fee for participants only. Valley Haven School-A day of events including a 1 or 5 mile hike, a 10, and 20 mile bike ride, and a one mile, 5K or 10.5K run. Food and children’s activities available. 334-756-7801
The World's Longest Yard Sale" along US Highway 11, In Cuba, booths are set-up in the Old McElroy Parking lot at the intersection of Highways 80 and 11. Booths are set-up in downtown Livingston along Highway 11; contact the Chamber for more information about booth set-up.
Check website or call to confirm dates and time. Ole Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival. 256-776-9411. Admission charged. Paint Rock Valley Lodge & Retreat Various well-known artists, buck dancing, gunfights, Civil War demo, food and craft vendors, ole- timey craft exhibits such as beekeeping, blacksmithing, etc. RV parking, first-come, first serve.
Oct 7-8, Athens. Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. 256-233-8183. Admission charged. Athens State University-Known as the "Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions" for its role in reviving the tradition of competition in old time music, the convention brings some 200 contestants to compete for top prize money. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the outstanding music, 150 arts and crafts vendors and delicious festival food. Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-until.