Farm Heritage Days
The 20th annual Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days show grounds will open at 7 a.m. today at 20147 Elkton Road in Athens. Features steam engines, antique tractors, cars, trucks, horse-drawn equipment and more. Free parking. More details: David Hargrove 256-431-6226, Allen Dement 256-431-0619, Marvin Putman 256-431-2316.
The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. today at the Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.
Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by United Steel Workers Local No. 1137, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. today at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contacts: Sandy or Vicki between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 256-771-7578.
Decoration day at Antioch Cemetery in Elkmont is today. Donations needed for upkeep. Bring checks payable to Antioch Cemetery Fund, or mail them to P.O. Box 151, Elkmont, AL 35620.
Decoration day at Salem Cemetery is today. Covered dish lunch at noon. Donations can be mailed to: Joyce Gray McGill, 28980, Alabama 99, Lester, AL 35647. Contact: 256-232-6452.
Decoration day for anyone with loved ones buried at Lentzville Cemetery is today. Those unable to attend can send upkeep donations to: Lentzville Cemetery Fund, 1703 Trace End Trail, Athens, AL 35611. Contact: Billy McNatt 256-232-1601.
The 78th annual Sandlin family reunion will be held today at Fort Decatur Recreation Center gymnasium, 610 Fourth St. in Decatur. Covered dish dinner at noon. Contact: Patsy Sandlin Medlock at 205-995-7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes and White reunion
The Barnes and White family reunion will be at 1 p.m. today at the Blackburn Center on U.S. 72. Contact: Louise Hall 256-206-5501
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
The monthly Cruise-In on the Square will be held today at the Limestone County Courthouse. Antique vehicles will be parked around the Square. Food and shopping are also available. Contact: Tom 256-457-9179.
Kiddie Carnival ends Saturday
The Athens-Limestone Kiddie Carnival final night is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. tonight at Forrest and Beaty streets. Kiddie Carnival has 10 rides for kids including Ferris wheel, swings, rocket ships, roller coaster and the train. Each ride is 50 cents. Concessions and bingo also available.
Family and friends of J.W. “Wiley” McCowan and O’leavy Yarbrough McCowan are invited to a reunion at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Sardis Springs Family Life Center on Alabama 251. Lunch at 1 p.m. Contacts: Ruth Adams 256-232-4883 and Terry Adams 256-232-9059.
Reading program and festival
Cowart Elementary School on Hobbs Street is in need of gently-used items for use as prizes to support their accelerated reader program — toys, games, action figures, dolls, sports equipment, cars, trucks, books, stuffed animals, etc. Drop off at school 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or call for pickup. Contact: Sandy Riebeling 256-233-3800.
T-shirt design contest
The deadline is Aug. 20 for The Art On the Square T-shirt design contest. Entries are being accepted only from K-12th-grade students in Athens and Limestone County. Winner receives free T-shirt, $100 cash and publicity from Art On the Square. The contest theme is the music genre, The Blues. Art must be at least 8-inches by 10-inches in a portrait/vertical format. Mail to P.O. Box 1560, Athens, AL 35612 or take to Westside Jiffy Pharmacy, 1204 Market St. For more information, email email@example.com.
• EHS Class of ’67. The Elkmont High School Class of 1967 will have a get-together at 5 p.m. today, Aug. 4, at 306 Barbecue on U.S. 72 East. Casual dress, order from the menu. Contacts: Betty McNatt Goodin 256-232-8378, Lynn Southerland Hobbs 256-423-8333, Nancy Wales Bailey 256-232-4576.
• Healing Hearts. The Healing Hearts Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the Education Department at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Call 256-233-9536 to sign up. The group meets the first Monday of each month.
• Farmer’s Cooperative. The annual membership meeting of the Limestone Farmer’s Cooperative Inc. will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Tennessee Valley Substation picnic area in Belle Mina. Door prizes. Barbecue dinner follows meeting.
Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 256-233-7753.