Limestone register for 7/14/22 | Community

TODAY

VBS – Concord Baptist Church

Concord Baptist is holding its Vacation Bible School July 14-16, 6-8 p.m. From kindergarten to 5th grade. Please arrive at 5:45 p.m. on the first evening to register. Join them for the adventure on the Rocky Railway. The address is 22550 Concord Road in Toney.

SATURDAY

Athens-Limestone Annual Dog Wash

The Athens-Limestone Rescue Team is hosting their annual dog wash July 16-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 1401 Freeman Avenue in Athens. Premium dog wash is $35, standard is $25, and microchip is $20. For more information, contact (256)-431-0917. Aggressive dogs will NOT be tolerated and dogs MUST be leashed at all times. Cash or check only.

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.

COMING

Limestone County Historical Society MeetingThe Limestone County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting on Sunday, July 17 at the First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2:30 p.m. and guest speaker Christy Perry Bailey speaks at 3:00 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. The church is located at 2314 Hine St. South.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 511, Monthly Meeting

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511 will hold its monthly meeting at the chapter building at the intersection of Lucas Ferry Road and Elm Street at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18.

Northside Vacation Bible School

Northside Church of Christ will host its Vacation Bible School July 18-21 with classes starting 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.

school supplies gift

The Round Island Creek MB Association is holding a school supply distribution from its mission center at 13829 Lucas Ferry Road on July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. STEM instructor, Ms. Jacqueline Martin, will be there for hands-on activities, such as building a mini robot or building a binary bracelet.

tractor pull

On August 12 and 13, the annual Lexington Truck and Tractor Pull returns, at 7 p.m. on the 12 and 6 p.m. on the 13. The event takes place at Lexington Motorsports Park.

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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