The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today. 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. today. 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.
Daphne Ellison with the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency will speak on severe weather awareness during the 10 a.m. until noon meeting Friday of Positive Look. It will be held at the Athens Recreation Center next to the high school on U.S. 31 North. Positive Look is a support group for the blind and visually impaired and their families and friends.
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.
A beauty walk will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the East Limestone High School gymnasium. Cost is $45. Boys and girls through age 5 can be from any area. Kindergarten through 12th grade must be from Creekside Elementary or East Limestone Middle/High School. For more information, email Jennifer.email@example.com or call the East Limestone band room at 256-233-6660.
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.
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.
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.
Outdoor booth applications are being accepted for the 32nd annual Athens Bible School Homespun Craft and Vendor Show. Contact: 256-232-3525.
• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6 tonight, 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.
• Umpires needed. A meeting for anyone interested in umpiring Dizzy Dean baseball this season will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Athens Recreation Center. Contact: Adam Graves at 256-374-7660.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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