Square dance sessions
Shirts & Skirts Dance Club of Athens is offering two free introductions to square dance sessions at 6:30 tonight, Jan. 24, and Thursday, Jan. 31, at Athens Recreation Center. Contact: 256-232-5970.
Storytime for babies
Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free, no registration required, Drop-In Storytime for Babies at 10:15 a.m. on Friday mornings beginning Jan. 25. Includes stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for infants, babies and toddlers up to 18 months old and their caregivers. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon today, Jan. 24, at 256-232-7207.
Optimist pancake breakfast
The annual Athens Optimist Club Community Youth Benefit Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday in the basement of First Christian Church at the corner of Market and Madison streets. All you can eat breakfast for $5 includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Takeouts available. Proceeds will fund youth projects in Limestone County. Contact: Jim Miner 256-232-7977 or 777-7937.
Boy Scout pancake breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 7236 is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on U.S. 72 in Athens. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and a drink for $5.
Free chicken stew with a drink and dessert will be available at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, 503 Hine St. All you can eat. Dine in only. Majestic Chapel, Mighty Warrior Church and Seven Mile Post Road Church of Christ will be serving. Anyone wishing to help can contact Jo Brown 256-278-0855.
Pickin’ & Grinnin’
The Elkmont Pickin’ & Grinnin’ is held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Elkmont Depot downtown. Live music and dancing. Call 931-427-6296.
Elkmont beauty walk
Registration is underway through Feb. 26 for the eighth annual Elkmont High School band beauty walk to be held March 8-9. Preschoolers outside the Elkmont school district can enter. Forms available at the school office or website. Contacts: Keila Berzett 256-423-3972, 256-423-5754 or Debbie Evans 256-497-3111.
Volunteers are needed at all Limestone County senior centers to teach new classes in painting, drawing, crochet/knitting, needlepoint, ceramics and scrapbooking. Contact: Jennifer W. Reece 256-233-6412.
Tickets for The Bretts
Tickets for the Feb. 1 Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation fundraiser starring Branson, Mo., headliners, The Bretts, are on sale now at First National Banks at Athens and Ardmore, by calling 256-233-9236, or visiting athenslimestonehospital.com. Pre-sold tickets for both the noon and 4 p.m. shows are $35 each; at the door, $45; 13 and under, $15; children under 2 admitted free.
Rescue Squad yard sale
Donations are being accepted for the Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad yard sale. The event date will be announced later. The squad office is on Freeman Drive. Contact: 256-434-6355.
Senior centers activities
Limestone County senior centers participants age 60 and above interested in classes for yoga, Zumba Gold or both up to three afternoons a week are asked to contact Jennifer Reece at 256-233-6412 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• NARFE. National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street in Athens. Guest speaker will be Lisa Norris with Chick-fil-A. Breakfast served. Call Dean Morgan 256-233-0248.
• Athens Forge. Athens Blacksmith Forge will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Travis Flemings Artistic Anvil Forge on Commercial Drive in Athens. Visitors welcome. Al Stephens will demonstrate how to make tongs. Contact: John Guenther 256-431-3862 or 256-230-2900.
• Alzheimer’s support. The Athens Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Athens Senior Center on Pryor Street. Anyone caring for a loved one is welcome. Contact: Sharon Griffis 256-874-0888.
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