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A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 7236 will be held from 8-10 a.m. today 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 today 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 today at the Farmers Market on Green Street.
Do Da Parade
The Athens-Limestone Beautification Board’s Dogwood Festival Do Da Parade has been moved to Athens State University due to the threat of rain. Register today in the lobby of the gym at 9:15 a.m. 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. today in 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 for more information.
The Elkmont Volunteer Fire Department Bean Day will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at the Elkmont Fire Hall. Cost is $3 for beans, cornbread, slaw, dessert and drink.
Library page applications
Summer library page applications are due today 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.
TRIAD Trail Ride
The 17th annual Limestone County TRIAD Trail Ride will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elkmont Rural Village Stables. Gates open at 11 a.m. Cost: Adults, $15; children 12 and under, $5; non-riders, $5. Gate prices include barbecue chicken meal after the ride. Contact: 256-232-0111 or visit www.limestonesheriff.com.
The Joseph E. Johnston chapter 198, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold the annual Confederate Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Athens City Cemetery, Confederate Circle. Public invited.
Jedwabne Massacre discussion
Dr. Charles “Rick” Roberts will speak from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Center for Lifelong Learning conference room on the downtown Square. No charge. The topic is events that led to the Jedwabne Massacre of 1,600 Jewish residents by local citizens in Poland during World War II and its meaning in historical and ethical terms.
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.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library.
Child abuse prevention
The public is invited to a Parents As Teachers hosted child abuse prevention awareness event between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Family Resource Center, 406 S. Jefferson St. Contact: Kimberly Taylor 256-230-0880.
Seniors art class
The Council on Aging is hosting an art class at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Athens Senior Center on Pryor Street. Cost is $30 and includes all supplies. Anyone interested should contact Emily Sandlin at 256-233-6412.
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.
Applications for scholarships to be awarded by the Limestone NAACP to deserving seniors attending Limestone County and Athens City Schools can be picked up at any high school’s counselor’s office. Submit applications by April. 27. Contact: Wil Woodruff 256-233-8489 or 227-8489.
Outdoor booth applications are being accepted for the 32nd annual Athens Bible School Homespun Craft and Vendor Show. Contact: 256-232-3525.
Lifelong Learning classes
A series of classes will be held at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Square through April 30. Preregistration required. Contact: 256-233-8260, ext. 5 for full details. April 24, birthday open house, free, 10 a.m., Writing for Fun and Profit, $45, 6:30 p.m.; April 26, Beginner Acrylic Painting, $69, 9 a.m., Cookie Specials, $35, 6 p.m., Magnetic Memo Board Night, $55, 6 p.m.; April 27, Film Favorite Series, $8, 6:30 p.m.; April 28, Working with Fondant, $35, 11 a.m.; April 30, Lunch & Learn Book Discussion, free, 11:30 a.m.
Senior sports teams
Anyone age 50 or older wanting to participate in softball, volleyball, basketball, golf or bowling should contact Jennifer Reece, assistant director at Limestone County Council on Aging at 256-233-6412.
• 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.
• Alzheimer’s support. Athens Alzheimer's Support will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Athens Senior Center on Pryor Street. Anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is welcome. For more information, contact Sharon Swann Griffis with the Alzheimer's Support Group at 256-874-0888 or call the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900.
• Soil and water. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. Public invited.
• Historical Society. The Limestone County Historical society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center on the Square. The topic of speaker Frances Robb with the Alabama Humanity Foundation will be “A True Story: Old Birmingham and its First Photographer.” Dessert and drinks served. Public invited.
• Patriots. The Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Domino Hall meeting room, 100 Beaty St. Contact: 256-777-2526.
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