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Cystic fibrosis yard sale
“Amy Carter” for Cystic Fibrosis yard sale will be held at 7 a.m. today at the corner of South Lindsay Lane and Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. Proceeds go to cystic fibrosis. Contacts: Carol Carter 256-874-3456 or Amy Carter 256-233-0071.
The Limestone County Master Gardeners plant sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon today at Farmers Market on Green Street.
Secure Your ID Day
Free on-site document shredding will be available from 8:30-10:30 a.m. today at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in front of the Davidson Center Building and from 1-3 p.m. at Calhoun Community College on U.S. 31 in Decatur. Participants can bring up to three boxes or bags of paper documents in a drive-thru arrangement.
4 Paws and a Book
A program to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older, called 4 Paws and a Book will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. today at the Houston Memorial Library in Athens. Children can bring their own book or read a favorite to Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.
Free Athens historic walking tours are being held each Saturday in April. Meet at Athens Visitors Center on Beaty Street at 9:45 a.m. Tours leave at 10. Select from five tours.
Earth Day moved indoors
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful is hosting Earth Day and Outdoor Expo from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. today at Limestone County Event Center on Pryor Street across from Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. Event includes raptors, reptiles and local outdoor and sporting vendors.
Electronics will be accepted for recycling during Earth Day at Limestone County Event Center on Pryor Street from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is an $8 disposal fee for televisions. Self-serve shredding also available. More information: 256-233-8728.
Swamp John supper
A Swamp John supper to raise money for the American Cancer Society will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park in Athens. Chicken, fish and shrimp plates are $10 each. Contact: 256-232-0591.
East beauty walk
The 2013 Miss East Limestone Beauty Walk will be held at 6 tonight in the old gym for ages kindergarten through 12th grade who attend East high school, middle school or Creekside. Contact: Susie Lindau, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Janzen, email@example.com.
Camp Hope training
Camp Hope volunteer training sessions will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, and May 5, at the Hospice of Limestone County office at 405 S. Marion St. Must be age 16 or older, provide references and play well with children. Camp Hope will be from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Camp Helen in East Limestone.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
GiveBack program for 4H
Limestone County 4H is participating in the Ruby Tuesday GiveBack program on Wednesday. Present the Ruby Tuesday flyer or mention 4H if dining in or picking up takeout at their 21366 Athens Limestone Lane location on April 24 for 4H to receive 20 percent of the payment for your total purchase.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the art room at Owens Elementary School, 21465 Alabama 99. Each donor receives a T-shirt. Owens students who recruit blood donors receive a youth-size T-shirt.
AHS Class of ’68 reunion
The 45-year reunion of the Athens High School Class of 1968 will be held Saturday, May 25 at Yesterday’s Event Center. Class members and friends who have not received invitations may contact Lakin Collins at 256-232-3498 (day) or 256-232-8962 (night).
• AHS ‘78 reunion. A planning meeting for the Athens High School Class of 1978 reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Southern Bridal/Event Rental, a half mile west of Walmart on U.S. 72. Contact: 256-233-4688.
• Historical Society. The Limestone County Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Local historian Peggy Allen Towns speaks at 7 on her book “Duty Driven: The Plight of North Alabama’s African Americans during the Civil War.” Public invited. No charge.
• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at 100 Beaty St. Public is invited. Contact: 256-232-9051 or 256-777-2526.
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