Calcareous book of 07/07/22 | Community

TODAY

American Legion Post 49

The American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the DAV building at 25396 Airpot Road in Athens. Meeting on the revocable trust. Call Rod Huffman for more information at (256)-233-3023.

FRIDAY

Candlelight Walk for Suicide Awareness

The Suicide Awareness Walk takes place this Friday, June 8 at Swan Creek Park in Athens from 4-8 p.m., with the walk starting at 7 p.m. The march is organized by a local family who lost a family member to suicide. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide and help promote a culture where people can find comfort and support for one another.

SATURDAY

TLC Pediatrics Event

Locally owned TLC Pediatrics is hosting its second annual Family Fun Day on July 9. There will be games and treats for the community. There will also be a garage sale for a family with a 25 week premature baby in the hospital.

Submarine Veterans Reunion

The North Alabama Submarine Veterans Reunion will be held July 9 at 10 a.m. from the Veterans Museum in Athens. The event is open to all veterans. For more information, contact (256) 882-9656 or (256) 651-9365.

COMING

Gettin’ Dirty at the LibraryLimestone County Master Gardeners is offering a free presentation on “Out of this World Gardening” on July 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Athens-Limestone Public Library. Cindy Upton, NASA engineer, will share with us the art of gardening in space.

Barker Cemetery Decoration

Barker Cemetery Decorating Day will be July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have loved ones buried there and will not be able to attend, please send donations for maintenance to Helen Duncan, 303 North Madison Street, Athens AL 35611. Hope everyone can join us there -down.

Limestone County Historical Society Meeting

The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, July 17 at First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2:30 p.m. and guest speaker Christy Perry Bailey speaks at 3 p.m. with her talk, “Limestone County Soldiers Lost in WWI.”

Swamp John’s – Church of the New Life

New Life Church is hosting a Swamp John’s dinner on July 18. 4-7 p.m. plates are $13 for fish, chicken shrimp, or combinations.

Northside Vacation Bible School

Northside Church of Christ will host its Vacation Bible School July 18-21 with classes beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact (256) 431-1586.

Free school supplies

On July 22, LCCI will distribute free school supplies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Youth Center and is open to students in the City of Athens and Limestone County.

IN PROGRESS

Donations from the annual Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad garage sale

The Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is holding their annual garage sale and are currently collecting donations. Items must be clean, good and usable. Please call Michael Hardy at (256) 431-7734 before dropping off items, and pickups will be on Saturdays only.

Children’s summer program

The FreshWind Christian Fellowship and Women Empowering Women are hosting a free summer program for children June 6 through July 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is available for ages 6 to 16 and will take place at 17200 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens.

Merchants’ Alley Happy Hour

The Athens Main Street Merchants Alley Happy Hour Music Series will take place every Friday evening through July 29, 2022, in the newly renovated Jefferson Street Alley from 5-6:30 p.m.

Genealogy course

Are you interested in learning your family history? Join us at the Athens-Limestone Public Library for a series of free genealogy lessons that will help you discover your family line on the second and fourth Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 12 through July 28. register: (256) 232-1233; 603 S. Jefferson Street Athens, AL 35611.

Digital Literacy Course

The Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of digital literacy classes in conjunction with Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community & Technical College. The courses will boost your digital confidence and provide you with the skills and training needed in today’s job market. Classes are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call (256) 306-2830 to find out more.

Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale

Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, holds a daily book sale. The bookshop, the museum and the library are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesdays they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or drink will be permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. More information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/alabama/decatur/elks-lodge/6449656/.

After School Feeding Program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, provides free after-school meals to students. Meals are available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information: Janice Williams, (256) 233-5995.

food gift

The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Clients must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplementary food assistance (SNAP/food stamps); eligibility for temporary assistance to needy families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; an income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances. Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have a valid ID or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while stocks last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: (256) 424-5403.

Sale of used books

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library hosts a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St. , Athens. More information (256) 232-1233.

Virtual Exercise Class

The Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The classes are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: (256) 233-6412.

CEMETERY CLEANING

City cemeteries

The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations are permitted on the grounds between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on the monuments, at their base or at the fire hydrants; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; cemetery director’s approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; City staff will remove any trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent land or tomb openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged American flags will be removed and disposed of properly.

Bethel Cemetery

Annual monetary contributions for the maintenance of the cemetery are due. If you have family members buried in Bethel Cemetery, send donations to Tommy Sprague at 25917 Pepper Road in Athens. Total funding for the cemetery comes from contributions. The cleaning of family gravesites is also encouraged as the mowing season is about to begin. For more information, contact Sprague at (256) 874-8491.

BLOOD DONATIONS

Red Cross

The Red Cross is holding a campaign at the Athens-Limestone Visitor Center on August 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LifeSouth

You can also make an appointment online with the Athens Donor Center (at the original Publix car park) at any time.

For more information, or to find and participate in blood drives, visit https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/zip Where https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.

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