Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
The sons of Confederate Veterans, Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs Camp 768, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Alabama Veterans Museum. Author Cody C. Engdahl will present “A Brief History of the American Civil War Through Fiddle Tunes.” The public is invited.
On Saturday, January 22, the Limestone County Basketball Tournament will host the Ardmore High School Championship Saturday for college, junior college, and varsity levels.
NARFE Chapter 1480 will meet at the Veterans Museum on Saturday, January 22 at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Laura Kerner. For more information, please call Dean Morgan at 256-233-0248
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Brunswick Stew Fundraiser
The ALC-Family Resource Center sells Whitt’s Brunswick Stew to raise funds to support programs and services. Tickets can be purchased at the Center located at 406 S Jefferson St., Athens, AL 35611. The last day to purchase is January 28; pickup is Jan. 29 at the Whitt Distribution Center. gallon: $25; Pint $8.
Athens Main Street Chocolate Walk
On February 5, from 1 to 6 p.m., the annual Athens Main Street Chocolate Walk takes place, starting at 107 N. Jefferson Street.
The 5th Annual East Limestone Band Mattress Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at East Limestone High School in the gymnasium facing East Limestone Road.
Family Valentine’s Day Dance
On Friday, February 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a Wild About You! Family Valentine’s Dance at Anniston Museums and Gardens. Dinner will be served by Cutter’s Pizza and music will be provided by Good Times Entertainment. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
ALC-Family Resource Center will be hosting a job fair every Friday in January from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immediate jobs available with benefits after 2 weeks. Location: 406 S Jefferson Street Next to Dub’s Burgers.
Become a Volunteer Master Gardener
Open through January 23, spring registration is open to become a volunteer Master Gardener through the Alabama A&M and Auburn Extension program at www.aces.edu.
Digital Literacy Course
Beginning January 24, Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of digital literacy classes in conjunction with Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community & Technical College. The courses will boost your digital confidence and provide you with the skills and training needed in today’s job market. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 256-306-2830 to learn more.
Walk to the North Pole
The time has come for participants to start removing their decorations and tearing down their trees for the 2021 edition of the North Pole Walk.
Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale
Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, holds a daily book sale. The bookstore, museum and library are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or drink will be permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. More information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/alabama/decatur/elks-lodge/6449656/
MLK Essay and Art Competition
The City of Athens, Limestone County, and Limestone NAACP are hosting the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Art and Essay Competition, with winners to be announced on January 17, 2022. Divisions of are grades 2 and 3; 4th and 5th grade; 6th to 8th grade; From 9th to 12th grade. The 2022 artistic divisions are 2nd through 5th grade; From 6th to 12th grade. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.
After School Feeding Program
Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, provides free after-school meals to students. Meals are available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting August 16. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995
The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Clients must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplementary food assistance (SNAP/food stamps); eligibility for temporary assistance to needy families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; an income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have a valid ID or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while stocks last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: 256-424-5403
Sale of used books
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library hold a Used Book Sale from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. every Tuesday and first Saturday of every month at the Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-232-1233
Virtual Exercise Class
The Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The classes are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: 256-233-6412
The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to [email protected] or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS
The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations are permitted on the grounds between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on the monuments, at their base or at the fire hydrants; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; cemetery director’s approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; city staff will remove any trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent land or tomb openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged American flags will be removed and disposed of properly.
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