The News Courier
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.
Caregivers Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Make reservations by Thursday, April 26, at 256-232-7207.
Cub Scout fundraiser
The Cub Scout Pack 24 Flapjack Fundraiser will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s restaurant in Athens on U.S. 72. Cost is $5 a ticket. For more information or tickets, call Diane Trout 256-684-9442.
The final April Historic Walking Tour will be held Saturday. Walkers should meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Athens Visitors Center at 100 N. Beaty St. Walks begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. Choose from four different walks. For more information, go online to www.visitathensal.com or call 256-232-5411 or 867-1438.
Dine in-only free stew will be served starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jimmy Gill Park on Sanderfer Road at Hine Street.
The Heritage Children’s Chorale will present “Bound for Glory” as part of the Spring Concert Series at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Round Island Baptist Church, 14790 Browns Ferry Road in Athens. Free admission. The choir is made up of children ages 8-18 from North Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Fashion show and luncheon
Athens-Limestone Beautification Board annual Dogwood Festival Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $20 and available at RSVP, 409 W. Washington St. Call
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 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.
The Owens Volunteer Fire Department door-to-door fundraiser begins April 25 and continues for approximately four weeks. Donations will be used to help purchase hoses and equipment for their new firetruck.
• Blacksmiths. Athens Forge will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Travis Flemings shop Artistic Anvil, 203 Commercial Drive in Athens. Trade item for this month is again any kind of candleholder, and bring something for Iron In The Hat. Water and ice provided. Bring lunch or eat at nearby restaurants.
• NARFE. National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street. Guest speaker is Tammy Haymon from Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. Breakfast served. Contact: Dean Morgan 256-233-0248.
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