The News Courier
Red Cross blood drive
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at the corner of Old Railroad Bed and Capshaw roads.
The Limestone County Chapter of the NAACP will host a Jubilee Day celebration at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at 549 W. Elm St. in Athens. Minister Madison Brown of Decatur will speak. Theme is “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Moving to the Future.” Contact: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.
The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Tickets for ‘Crowns’
The critically acclaimed gospel musical Crowns written by Regina Taylor and directed by Frank Travis will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 4-5 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Council on Aging, 912 W. Pryor St. in Athens. Tickets on sale at Pablo’s on Market at 256-216-8464, Raven’s Beauty Salon at 256-233-0202 and Kenny’s Kutz at 256-444-1682. Contacts: Carolyn Williams 256-777-9727 or Richard Martin 256-278-1261. Proceeds benefit the Fort Henderson-Trinity School Project.
• AHS Class of ’56. The Athens High School Class of 1956 and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Applebee’s on U.S. 72 for a Dutch-treat lunch. Contact: Betty 256-777-0516.
• Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild. Athens Piecemakers' Quilt Guild will meet Thursday, Jan. 3, at First Church of Athens, 17175 Lucas Ferry Road. Social time is 6:15 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7. Contact: Gloria Carden 256-874-4182.
• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the post home at 124 Cloverleaf Drive. Post dues increase for 2014 and will be discussed and voted on. Contact: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023.
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