An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. today 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.
Best Buckin’ BBQ Contest will be held Friday and Saturday at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club and Children’s Advocacy Center. Full details at http://www.barbecuecontest.org/
Caregivers night out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Make reservations by noon today, April 25. Contact: 256-232-7207.
Cars & Bikes on The Square
Vintage and specialized vehicles, entertainment, shopping and eating downtown are all available at Cars & Bikes on The Square Saturday in downtown Athens. There is a $20 fee for participants. A $5 donation to Athens Relay for Life gets the donor a whack at a police car with a sledgehammer. More at www.carsonthesquare.com.
The Ezell family reunion will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Joe Wheeler State Park’s Shelter No. 3. Contact: Tom Dawes 256-998-7370.
The second annual CASA Poker Run will begin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Athens Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $15 per person. Contact: 256-278-6151.
Confederate memorial service
The Joseph E Johnston chapter 198, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Confederate Circle at Athens City Cemetery. The public is invited. Contact: Linda Watson 256-232-8209.
The Athens State Community Band 10th annual Spring Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Athens State University gymnasium. The concert is free to the public. Contact: 256-233-8296.
Boy Scouts breakfast
The Boy Scouts Community Breakfast fundraiser will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beasley Center in Athens. Individual seats are $75 and tables are $500. Guest speaker is UNA football coach Bobby Wallace. The Heart of an Eagle Award will be presented to several area organizations. Reservations contact: Holly Hollman 256-262-1399.