The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 25, 2012

Limestone Ledger 10/25/12


The News Courier

THURSDAY

Blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. today at Calhoun Community College in the Robert Casteen Building, 6250 U.S. 31 North in Tanner.

FRIDAY

Alzheimer’s information session

Anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease or Alzheimer’s Association services can visit the Limestone County Health Department from 2-4 p.m. Friday located at 20371 Clyde Mabry Drive in Athens.

Respite Night

Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane in Athens. Make reservations by noon today, Oct. 25, at 256-232-7207.

SATURDAY

Pancake breakfast

The American Legion Post 49 annual pancake breakfast will be held from 1-11 a.m. Saturday at the Post home on Cloverleaf Drive. Cost is $5 to eat in or for carryout. Containers provided. Contact: Rod Huffman: 256-233-3023.

Turkey shoot

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is inviting the public to their annual turkey shoot at 9 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post on North Jefferson Street and Alabama 127. It will be held each Saturday at the same time through Dec. 1. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.

Cowart Harvest Festival

The Cowart Elementary School Harvest Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the school on Hobbs Street in Athens. It will include carnival games, cakewalk, toy walk, bingo, basketball shootout, food, hayrides, country store, salon and tattoo parlor and more.

Ball reunion

Descendants of Philip Walter Ball and Addie Flanagan Ball are invited to a reunion and covered lunch at noon Saturday at the Owens Senior Center on Alabama 99.

MONDAY

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.

Blood drive

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.

TUESDAY

ZombieFest 2012

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.

ONGOING

E-Reader classes

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 elquilters@gmail.com or phone 256-247-5558. Last day to bid is Oct. 31.

UPCOMING

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.

MEETINGS

• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 tonight, Oct. 25, at 100 Beaty St. Public is invited. Contact: 256-232-9051 or 256-777-2526.

• NARFE. National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street. Guest speaker will be Chris Alexander from Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Breakfast served.  Contact: Dean Morgan 256-233-0248.

• Athens Forge. Athens Blacksmith Forge will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Travis Flemings Artistic Anvil Forge on Commercial Drive in Athens. Visitors welcome. Meeting includes group project to build small propane forges. Contact: John Guenther 256-431-3862 or 256-230-2900.

• 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.

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 ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.