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Send Athens news to: [email protected] phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 Old Timers Band

The Athens Old Timers band will continue holding concerts at 7:30 p.m. every Friday night in Memorial Park until the Friday after Labor Day.

No food or popcorn stands will be available. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, refreshments and an optional mask to wear.

Youth event

From this Monday, July 27, until Friday, July 31, children can visit the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch to pick up a Grab & Go kit related to the famous story of “Jack & the Beanstalk.”

Kits will contain a bean seed, and supplies and instructions to grow the seed. Kits are free and limited to one per child.

Parents should call the Athens library at 715-257-7292 for more information or to schedule a time for their children to pick up a kit.

Clinic reopening

The Aspirus Athens Clinic will reopen to patients, after it was temporarily closed in April to allow staff and providers to support operational and COVID-19 surge planning needs at other Aspirus locations.

Re-opening dates may vary by clinic as staff and providers transitioin back to their previous locations. Patients will receive information related to these changes during scheduling and through appointment reminders and other means of communication.

Patients will be required to wear masks at their visits and they’ll also receive a tempera- ture check and be asked if they have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19.

Patients can schedule appointments by calling the Athens Clinic.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens card group met on July 16 for weekly card playing at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Two games of Sheepshead was played. Alvira Henrichs won the first game and Andy Hoeft took second place. Pat Frank won the second game and Steve Klockziem placed second. Bernice Passehl received low score.

The Senior Citizens card group will play cards again at 1 p.m. this Thursday, July 23, at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Fun Food Saturday

Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Athens will host Fun Food Saturday on Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. or until all the food is gone.

Trinity’s world famous chili, burgers and pie will be featured for take-out at Memorial Park in Athens. Orders for whole pies and carryout chili can be placed early for pick-up that day also.

Farmers Market

The Athens Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at Memorial Park.