Chicken stew-turkey shoot
Athens Masonic Lodge 16 will sell chicken stew and conduct a turkey shoot on Saturday at the corner of Elm Street and Lucas Ferry. The stew will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. and costs $18 per gallon. Buyers should bring their own container. The turkey shoot will begin at 9 a.m. and shots will be $3 each. A 9- to 11-pound turkey will be awarded after each series. Shooters under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Shooting will go on rain or shine. More information: Bob Hickman 256-233-2336 or Mickey Robertson 256-232-2335.
King’s Table Thanksgiving dinner
New Life Church will have its annual "King's Table" Thanksgiving Dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dinner is free to the public. No delivery. Call 256-233-7228. New Life is at 2314 South Hine St.
Athens Christmas Open House
The annual Athens Christmas Open House, organized by the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and Spirit of Athens, is set for this weekend. Events will be held all day Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a Christmas Open House grand prize drawing for a custom-designed amethyst pendant and earring set from Hobbs Jewelers. The drawing will be 4:30 p.m. Sunday and the winner does not have to be present to win.
Jewelry sale fundraiser
A $5 jewelry and accessories sale will be held from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Education Department. Proceeds benefit the hospital’s auxiliary scholarship fund.
The Tanner High School blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday in the gym lobby. All 16-year-old donors must bring a signed parental/legal guardian consent form. Photo ID or American Red Cross donor card also required.
Used book sale
The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.
Holiday Home Tour
The Athens Ladies Civitan will host its third annual Holiday Home Tour from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 1. The self-guided tour takes participants through five Athens homes decorated for the holidays. Six local caterers will provide a variety of treats to enjoy at each home. Advance tickets are $15 and available at Class Act Hair and Nail Salon, Crawford's Gifts, Pablos on Market, First National Bank (Lindsay Lane), Pam’s Home Furnishings, Pimentos, SheaLeigh’s Boutique, Smith Infinity of Huntsville, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, and Trinity's gifts. Tickets are $20 day of event at each featured home. More information: 256-233-0258
Athens Christmas Parade
The 10th annual Reliance Bank Christmas Parade is Dec. 5, with a 6 p.m. start at Athens High School on U.S. 31. Float lineup begins at 3:15. The theme is A Storybook Christmas. The parade goes west along Hobbs Street, winds around the Courthouse, travels down Jefferson Street and ends at Hometown Grocery.
Rogersville Christmas Parade
The Rogersville Kiwanis Christmas Parade is at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The theme is Holiday’s for Heroes and welcomes all veterans active or retired to participate. For more information visit rogersvillealabama.com.
A shoot will be held from noon until 3 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 7 at the Vietnam Veterans Building,17915 W. Elm St. Win a turkey or ham.Contacts: Bill Schueler 256-233-5549 or Jesse McCune 256-232-0029.
• Athens Forge. How to forge a tomahawk, Danny Galean’s homemade deer chili and a brainstorming session for 2014 ideas are on the agenda for the Athens Forge meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Travis Flemings Artistic Anvil Forge, 208 Commercial Drive. More information: 256-230-2900.
• Narcotics Anonymous. The Courage to Change Narcotics Anonymous closed meetings are ongoing and held at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Open meeting is held at 6:30 on Fridays. All are at 11309 Ripley Road in Athens. Contact:Michael 256-962-1831.
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