A dine-in only, no carryout free stew will be held at 6:30 tonight at Jimmy Gill Park on Sanderfer Road. It will be served by 7 Mile Post Road and Mighty Warrior Church with music by bluegrass gospel singers It Takes Three.
Reduce prescription drug costs
People on Medicare parts A and B over the age of 60 can apply in person between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday at the Limestone County Council on Aging to see if you qualify for reduced prescription drug costs. Bring Medicare and Social Security cards and proof of income. COA is located at 912 W. Pryor Street in Athens.
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Monday at the Student Center ballroom of Athens State University at 300 N. Beaty St. Bring photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card.
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.
A debate-style political forum featuring local candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Athens State University’s Sandridge Student Center. Doors open at 5:30 for those who would like to meet the candidates prior to the forum. Candidates for County Commission District 4, Limestone County license commissioner and Limestone County circuit court clerk have been invited to participate. State lawmakers will also speak about constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Athens State University and The News Courier are sponsoring the event.
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host local author A.J. Coleman at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss her new book “Rebirth,” book 2 in the “Undead Season” series. Attendees are asked to wear zombie attire for a costume contest. Event includes zombie snacks, activities and a book discussion. Books available for purchase: $12 for “Rebirth,” and $10 for “Undead Season.” Contacts: 256-232-1233 or visit www.alcpl.org.
Toys for Tots signup
The U.S. Marine Corps and the United Way of Athens-Limestone County will be accepting applications for Toys for Tots from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. The program is only for children from birth to age 12. Parents/guardians must bring birth certificates and Social Security cards for eligible children, and proof of income, Limestone County residency and a picture ID of themselves. Contact: 256-233-2323.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Nov. 1, at 256-232-7207.
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. Veterans eat free. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.
Veterans Day parade
The annual Veterans Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday starting at Athens High School. This year’s grand marshal is former World War II paratrooper and POW Dempsey McLemore. People wanting to participate in the parade can contact Roxanne Haggermaker at 256-273-3074 or Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.
National Defense Luncheon
The John Wade Keyes chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host The National Defense Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in downtown Athens. Author and inspirational speaker Margret Medford will talk about living in Germany during and following World War II. Cost is $25. Contact for payment information: Judy Rewudy53@bellsouth.net
The Athens-Limestone Public Library is holding free e-Reader classes October through December. To find out class dates, times and schedule a short appointment, contact Laura at 256-232-1233.
Quilt auction benefit
East Lauderdale Quilters of Rogersville are holding a quilt auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The 86-by-96-inch quilt is 100-percent cotton. Bid via email at email@example.com or phone 256-247-5558. Last day to bid is Oct. 31.
AARP Safe Drivers Course
The Council on Aging is hosting an AARP Safe Drivers Course. If interested, contact Emily Sandlin at the Council on Aging at 256-233-6412. Participants can receive discounts on their insurance.
• Democratic Conference. The Limestone County Democratic Conference will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Little Elk Church on Snake Road in Athens. Sample ballots and statewide amendments will be discussed. Public invited. Contact: James Lucas 256-431-3744.
• Sportsman Club. The Limestone County Sportsman Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Clubhouse on Kennedy Drive. Contact: Lyle Sadler 256-771-2029.
Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 256-233-7753.