The 17th annual St. Mary Church (Athens) Fall Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. There will be a wide variety of ethnic foods, silent and live auctions, children’s games, and live entertainment. There will be plenty of free parking. For more information, call 423-745-4277 or visit the parish website, www.stmaryathenstn.org.
Join parishioners of Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy for a one-day bus trip to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Ala., and the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Ala., scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20. The group will leave the church at 7 a.m. The cost is $35 per person and is due by Oct. 3. Space is limited. Call Dee Leigh for more information at 423-842-2305.