Limestone Book for 2/26/22 |

TODAY

NARFE meeting

NARFE Chapter 1480 will meet at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street on Saturday, February 26 at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Robert Malone, Member of the Planning Council. For more information, please call Dean Morgan, 256-233-0248.

Owens Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser

The Owens Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Chicken Stew and Bake Fundraiser on Saturday, February 26, starting at 10 a.m. until sold out at Station One – 15359 Elk River Mills Road.

TO COME UP

Food distribution

Discovery Church is hosting a food distribution on Sunday, February 27 from 2-4 p.m. Contact Bill Downs for more information at 256-431-1780.

Mardi Gras Parade

Athens was the proud host city of the smallest Mardi Gras parade in the South. The Athens Arts League has decided that on March 1, 2022, it will keep the fabulous festivities small, but even happier this year. The Alley of the High Cotton Arts Center at 103 W. Washington Street in downtown Athens will host a community-created floating display of shoeboxes, which will also be visible on social media sites such as Facebook. and the Athens Arts League and High Cotton Youtube sites. Arts.

Athens High School Class of 1956 and Friends

The Athens High School class of 1956 and their friends will meet on March 2 at 11 a.m. for a Dutch lunch at Applebee’s. For more information, call 256-232-4815.

Pre-K Registration

A Limestone County-wide preschool registration event is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Revival Building on the Square, located at 303 Washington St., Athens. Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (CAPNA) has partnered with Athens City Schools, Limestone County Schools, and Alabama First Class Pre-K to host a one-day event for parents to enroll their three- and four-year-old children in preschool for the 2022-23 school year. No appointment is necessary.

Ardmore Spring Cleaning

Ardmore’s 6th Annual Spring Cleanup is in need of volunteers and will take place on March 5th. For more information, call United Pest and Turf Control at 256-423-7378.

coffee call

A Coffee Call, sponsored by the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, will take place between 8 and 9 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at their location at 114 W. Pryor Street.

Gospel meeting

Northside Church of Christ will preach the gospel from March 6 through March 9. Sunday services will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will be at 6:00 p.m. For more information, such as guest speakers, please call 256-431-1586.

Empty Bowls Event

Save this date! Empty Bowls ’22 will have the same great soup and handmade pottery bowls at Revival. Takeout only this year. Tickets available soon. The money will go to organizations that work with hunger issues in our community. The event takes place on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Athens Arts League Show

The Athens Arts League is hosting a show March 12 at High Cotton Arts from 7-11 p.m. with Nolan’s Flight, Forest Haven and Joe Whitworth. It’s a free show.

Elk River Cleanup

On Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be an Elk River Cleanup. Meet at the West Limestone boat launch off Hatchery Road. Email Keeping Athens Limestone Beautiful at [email protected] or call 256-22-8000.

St. Patrick’s Day

The Post and Disabled Veterans Associations (DAVs) are teaming up for a fundraiser for both posts. The group “STAIGHT BROKE” will perform on March 12. There is a $5 entrance fee at the door and food will be available for purchase which will go to the DAV association. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. until midnight.

Collection of household hazardous waste

On Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to noon, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in the parking lot of Athens Middle School (100 US Hwy 31) for Limestone County residents only. Items accepted include, but are not limited to, household cleaners and chemicals, automotive fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, spray paint, liquid paint, fluorescent tubes and more. No medical waste, explosives, biological waste or radioactive materials. Volunteers will help unload the vehicles. If you are unsure of anything, contact KALB at 256-233-8000.

Southern Gospel Song

The Nebo Community Church in Athens is hosting a southern gospel song featuring Phillips and Banks and the Pylant family. The event starts at 6 p.m. on March 19. For more information, contact Kay Wilson at 256-527-3372.

Jubilee spelling bee

On April 30, at 10 a.m., the 25th Annual Jubilee Spelling Bee takes place at the Athens College Cafeteria. Free admission for spectators. Trophies will be awarded to first and second.

IN PROGRESS

Career fair

ALC-Family Resource Center will be hosting a job fair every Friday in January from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immediate jobs available with benefits after 2 weeks. Location: 406 S Jefferson Street Next to Dub’s Burgers.

Free income tax service

RSVP provides free income tax service by appointment only for low-income and senior citizens from January 31 through April 18. Call RSVP 256-232-7207 for appointments in Athens and Decatur. Athens Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows: February on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; March and April on Mondays and Thursdays. Decatur Public Library starting Jan. 31 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ardmore Public Library from February 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 931-427-4883 from Ardmore Appointments. Masks are mandatory.

Digital Literacy Course

Beginning January 24, 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 held Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 256-306-2830 to learn more.

Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale

Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, holds a daily book sale. The bookstore, museum and library are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday 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 starting August 16. 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 (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). 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

Anti-Corruption Hotline

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to [email protected] or d call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS

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.

BLOOD DONATIONS

Blood drives

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.

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar where nonprofits can notify the public of events. The publication of requests for donations or services offered should not be considered an endorsement by this journal. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before providing or accepting services. All items will run as space permits up to the day of the event and should be submitted at least one week prior to the event for best results. The deadline for new additions is 3 p.m. the day before publication. In-progress items last up to a month, but can be resubmitted periodically. Email your event to [email protected], fax to 256-233-7753 or bring it to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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