Optimist pancake breakfast
The annual Athens Optimist Club Community Youth Benefit Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. today in the basement of First Christian Church at the corner of Market and Madison streets. All you can eat breakfast for $5 includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Takeouts available. Proceeds will fund youth projects in Limestone County. Contact: Jim Miner 256-232-7977 or 777-7937.
Boy Scout pancake breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 7236 is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. today at Applebee’s on U.S. 72 in Athens. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and a drink for $5.
Free chicken stew with a drink and dessert will be available at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, 503 Hine St. All you can eat. Dine in only. Majestic Chapel, Mighty Warrior Church and Seven Mile Post Road Church of Christ will be serving. Anyone wishing to help can contact Jo Brown 256-278-0855.
Town hall meeting
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Athens Board of Education, 455 U.S. 31 North.
Preservation public meeting
The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Decatur to seek opinions and input from Limestone County residents about preservation and enhancement efforts here and in five area counties. The meeting will be at the Turner-Surles Community Center at 702 Sycamore St.
Lunch & Learn
Bring you lunch or pick up a snack at UnderGrounds Coffee Shop in the Center for Lifelong Learning Center, 121 S. Marion St., Wednesdays from Jan. 30 to Feb. 20, to learn about lifestyle changes and weight management in a four-week series. Call 256-233-8260 to register or visit www.athens.edu/CLL.
Spirit of Athens is hosting its annual Spirit Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rodgers Center of First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the SOA blog: athensspirit.blogspot.com or call 256.729.1160.