Duct tape bookmarks
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free duct tape bookmark program for kids and teens from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday to make bookmarks using different colors and patterns of tape. Bring tape if desired but not required. Contact: 256-232-1233.
The Limestone County NAACP invites children ages 3-13 to attend the free Steps Book Club/Reading Program session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Learning, lunch and fun provided. Registration and information contact: 256-216-5668.
AMVETS memorial ceremony
The Mims-Russell American Veterans Post 21 will conduct a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery in Athens. There will be a placing of wreaths, 21-gun salute, playing of taps and guest speakers. This is the first memorial ceremony for AMVET’s Post 21’s namesakes, Officer Tony Mims and Sgt. Larry Russell.
The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. Information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023. Reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.
Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program applications are now available for citizens age 60 and older who meet certain income guidelines: Family of one, $1,534 monthly; family of two, $2,064 monthly; family of three, $2,594. Visit your closest senior center during normal business hours or go to the Council on Aging office on Pryor Street to complete an application. These are submitted online by Council on Aging staff, but the website states: “The budget does not allow enough checks to satisfy everyone who wants them and is eligible.”
• Garden Club. Athens Garden Club members and guests will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, Jan. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Past president of the Hosta Society of Northern Alabama Susan Webb will present the program, “Introducing Hostas.”
• Democrats. The Limestone County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena on Market Street to define projects and opportunities for 2013. Dinner will be potluck so bring a dish to share. Public invited.
• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Athens Recreation Center. Guests will be Frank Travis and local state legislators. Contact: Jerry George 246-729-1145.
• Athens Council. Athens City Council will hold a work session to discuss water and wastewater projects at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the mayor’s conference room of City Hall, which is temporarily located in the Athens Utilities building at 1806 Wilkinson St. in Athens.
• NSDAR. The John Wade Keyes chapter of The National Society Daughters of the.
American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in Athens. Contacts: Judy Rew or Doris Estes 256-232-8733. Public invited.
• Breast Cancer Support. The Athens Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Athens-Limestone Hospital education room. Kristi Anderson, a personal trainer, is the guest speaker. New members welcome. Contact: Tammy Woodward 256-206-6052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will gather for dinner, programs and the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Post, 4765 N. Jefferson St. Contact: Kevin 256-278-8276.
• Historical Society. The Limestone County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Local historian Bob Jacques will share letters and other mementos at 7 p.m. during his discussion of “Artifacts of the Civil War.”
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