Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at the library.
AHS blood drive
Athens High School Student Council Association will host a Red Cross-sponsored blood drive from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday in the old gymnasium. Goal is 150 pints.
Learn more about the philosophy of leadership by attending a class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the ASU Center for Lifelong Learning at 121 S. Marion St., Athens. Cost is $79 and includes lunch.
The Limestone County Farmers Market will open at 6 a.m. Friday. The market will be open Fridays in April and May and Tuesdays and Fridays from June through November.
Caregivers Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72 West. Make reservations by noon Thursday, April 12, at 256-232-7207.
Rodeo queen contest
Friday is the application deadline for contestants ages 3-15 in the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo queen contest. Applications available at the Sheriff’s Office, Prestons Western Wear or at www.limestonesheriffrodeo.com. The deadline for ages 16-26 is May 4.
Contact: Jennifer McBay 256-232-0111.
The Limestone County NAACP’s Steps book club and reading program invites children ages three to 13 to participate in a session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch is provided. Call 256-216-5668 to register.
The students of Diana A. Pettit will present their spring studio piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Fairview Baptist Church, 27550 Nick Davis Road. The free recital is open to the public.
Vidalia onions deadline
Sunday is the deadline to order Vidalia onions from the Athens Ladies Civitan Club at $10 for 10 pounds. Onions will be delivered in early May. To order: Beth Batts 256-729-1255 or Carol Malone 232-2865.
War time decision making
Dr. Tom Pieplow on Monday will discuss Great Britain military leadership decisions made in World War II to confuse the German high command concerning a planned attack on Sicily. The talk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Lifelong Learning conference room on the courthouse Square. No charge.
Fashion show and luncheon
Athens-Limestone Beautification Board annual Dogwood Festival Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $20 and available at RSVP, 409 W. Washington St. Contact: 256-232-7207.
The annual April Historic Walking Tours are being held each Saturday in April. Walkers should meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Athens Visitors Center at 100 N. Beaty St. Walks will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. Choose from four different walks. For more information: Visit www.visitathensal.com or call 256-232-5411 or 867-1438.
Earth Day fundraiser
Dan Tera is pre-selling geraniums and “Light the Way” candles in honor of Earth Day with proceeds going to Gulf Coast Restoration and to help provide clean water around the world. Geraniums are from Bennett’s Nursery and cost $13 each or two for $23. Pickup days are April 20-21 at Dan Tera. Contact: 256-233-3663.
• Limestone Republicans. The Limestone County Republican Executive Committee will meet tonight, April 10, at LuVici’s Restaurant in Athens on the Square. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. (no food served), meeting at 6:30. Speaker will be Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who will face Chip Brown in a runoff for the Alabama Public Service Commission on April 24. Public welcome. Contact: Chairman Ronnie Coffman at email@example.com.
• Cancer group dinner. Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to attend a cancer support group dinner at 6 tonight, April 10, at Catfish Cabin 2.
• County Commission. The Limestone County Commission will hold a work session at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Washington Street annex.
• Garden club. The Athens Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Rodgers Center. Larry Gullett of the Shoals Wildflower Society will speak on wildflowers. The meeting is open to members and their guests.
• Retired educators. The Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association meets at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Athens Recreation Center on Alabama 251. Jennifer Reece will speak on Elder Law. New officers will be installed.
• NSDAR. The John Wade Keyes chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Contact: Doris Estes 256-232-8733 or Judy Rew 256-230-2105.
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