The students of Diana Pettit will present their spring studio piano recital at 3 p.m. today, at Fairview Baptist Church, 27550 Nick Davis Road. The free recital is open to the public.
Vidalia onions deadline
Today is the deadline to order Vidalia onions from the Athens Ladies Civitan Club at $10 for 10 pounds. Onions will be delivered in early May. To order call Beth Batts at 256-729-1255 or Carol Malone at 232-2865.
War time decision making
Dr. Tom Pieplow will discuss Great Britain military leadership decisions made in World War II aimed at confusing the German high command concerning a planned attack on Sicily. The talk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday in the Center for Lifelong Learning conference room on the courthouse Square. No charge.
The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. For information, call Rod Huffman at 256-233-3023. To reserve carryouts, call 256-230-6233.
Superhero party for kids
Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free superhero party for children ages 12 and under from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday. Children should dress as their favorite superhero. Crafts, stories and snacks will be part of the fun. Call Kelli at 256-232-1233.
The Athens Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beasley Center, corner of Marion and Pryor streets. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts, which includes Athens and Limestone County. No admission charge, but donations accepted. Call Holly Hollman at 256-262-1399.
Nursing information session
Calhoun Community College’s nursing department will hold a free, general information session about the college’s nursing program at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Room 105 of the Health Sciences building on the Limestone County campus. General information on nursing curriculum, details on the application process, and state standard criteria will be discussed. Contact: nursing department 256-306-2804 or 256-306-2794.
The Glenn Blackwell Scholarship Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center on the Square. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased or reserved by calling the Athens Boys & Girls Club at 256-232-4298.
Fancy Nancy party for kids
Ooh-la-la! The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free Fancy Nancy party for children ages 12 and under from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Children are asked to dress in their fanciest clothes. Learn how to be fancy with crafts, stories and snacks. Call Kelli at 256-232-1233.
Earth Day fundraiser
Today and Saturday are pick-up days at Dan Tera for pre-sold geraniums and “Light the Way” candles in honor of Earth Day. Proceeds go to Gulf Coast Restoration and to help provide clean water around the world. Geraniums are from Bennett’s Nursery and cost $13 each or $23 for two. Contact: 256-233-3663.
A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 7236 will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on U.S. 72 in Athens. Tickets sold at the door for $5.
Garden club fundraiser
The Athens Garden Club annual Spring Plant & Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday under the breezeway at Sundry Printing at the corner of East Washington and Clinton streets.
Master Gardeners plant sale
The Limestone County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Farmers Market on Green Street.
Do Da Parade
The Athens-Limestone Beautification Board’s Dogwood Festival Do Da Parade begins with a 9:15 a.m. lineup on Market Street in front of Pablo’s Saturday. Parade begins at 9:45 and prizes are awarded at 10:15 a.m. at the Earth Day stage in Big Spring Memorial Park where the parade ends. No entry fee. Bicycles, tricycles, and kid’s battery-operated vehicles decorated in a spring or Earth Day theme are welcome. Contact: 256-233-8728.
Earth Day celebration
An Earth Day party in the park is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Memorial Park. Weather location is Athens State University gymnasium. Free crafts and kids activities, live entertainment, birds of prey program and other critters, free hot dogs and Pepsi, free door prizes, and lots of exhibits and information. Visit KeepAthensLimestoneBeautiful.com, email KALB@pclnet.net, or call 256-233-8728 for more information.
The Elkmont Volunteer Fire Department Bean Day will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elkmont Fire Hall. Cost is $3 for beans, cornbread, slaw, dessert and drink.
Library page applications
Summer library page applications are due Saturday at Athens-Limestone Public Library. To be a teen summer volunteer at the library, you must be at least 13 years old by June 1. Applications are available at the library and on the library’s website, alcpl.org. Contact: Kelli 256-232-1233.
AARP driver’s class
The Limestone Council on Aging will host an Association of American Retired Persons safe driver’s class from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26. Preregistration and attendance at both sessions are required to complete the course. To register: 256-233-6412.
Cub Scout fundraiser
Advance tickets are on sale for the Cub Scout Pack 24 Flapjack Fundraiser to be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Applebee’s restaurant in Athens on U.S. 72. Cost is $5 a ticket. For more information or tickets, call Diane Trout 256-684-9442.
Tickets are on sale for the Storybook Ball where adults and children can dine with their favorite book characters from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Limestone County Event Center. Includes kid-friendly foods, entertainment, music by the Tangerine Tambourine Band, and photo opportunities with the characters. Tickets are $20 per adult, $15 per child (under 3 free), and available at the Athens-Limestone Public Library, at www.alcpl.org and at 256-232-1233. Sponsored by the Athens-Limestone Library Foundation.
• NAACP. The Limestone County NAACP will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Chamber of Commerce, 101 Beaty St. Contact: Wil Woodruff 256-227-8489 or 256-233-8489.
• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at VFW Post 4765 on North Jefferson Street in Athens. Nominations and elections will follow dinner. All members are asked to attend. Call Fred at 256-233-0213.
• ALSO. Athens-Limestone Seniors Organization will meet and have a Dutch-treat lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at Mac’s Steakhouse on South Jefferson Street in Athens. The speaker is Capt. Fred Sloss with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department.
• Republican women. Limestone Republican Women will meet Thursday, April 19, at Catfish Cabin II on U.S. 72 in Athens. Social time at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30. State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, will induct new officers.
• Greek meet. A Greek meet for college-bound girls and a parent/guardian to learn about recruitment and how to obtain recommendations from sorority alumnae will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the First Presbyterian Rodgers Center in Athens. Contact: Emily 256-233-0474 or Lori 256-874-2946.
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