Free chicken stew with a drink and dessert will be available at 6:30 tonight 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 First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the SOA blog: athensspirit.blogspot.com or call 256-729-1160.
Square dance sessions
Shirts & Skirts Dance Club of Athens is offering a free introduction to square dance session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Athens Recreation Center. Contact: 256-232-5970.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Jan. 31, at 256-232-7207.
The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the local food bank, which is running low on resources.
Boy Scout goat/chicken stew
The annual Boy Scout Troop 221 goat and chicken stew will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department. Containers provided. Eat in or carry out by bowls, quarts and gallons. No pre-sales. Proceeds help pay for summer camp.
Elkmont beauty walk
Registration is underway through Feb. 26 for the eighth annual Elkmont High School band beauty walk to be held March 8-9. Preschoolers outside the Elkmont school district can enter. Forms available at the school office or website. Contacts: Keila Berzett 256-423-3972, 256-423-5754 or Debbie Evans 256-497-3111.
Volunteers are needed at all Limestone County senior centers to teach new classes in painting, drawing, crochet/knitting, needlepoint, ceramics and scrapbooking. Contact: Jennifer W. Reece 256-233-6412.
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.
Tickets for The Bretts
Tickets for the Feb. 1 Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation fundraiser starring Branson, Mo., headliners, The Bretts, are on sale now at First National Banks at Athens and Ardmore, by calling 256-233-9236, or visiting athenslimestonehospital.com. Pre-sold tickets for both the noon and 4 p.m. shows are $35 each; at the door, $45; 13 and under, $15; children under 2 admitted free.
Rescue Squad yard sale
Donations are being accepted for the Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad yard sale. The event date will be announced later. The squad office is on Freeman Drive. Contact: 256-434-6355.
Senior centers activities
Limestone County senior centers participants age 60 and above interested in classes for yoga, Zumba Gold or both up to three afternoons a week are asked to contact Jennifer Reece at 256-233-6412 or Jennifer.email@example.com.
• City Council. Athens City Council members will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, for a work session followed by their regular meeting at 5:30 in the municipal courtroom of the Police Department at 951 E. Hobbs St.
• Alzheimer’s support. Athens Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Athens Senior Center on Pryor Street. Anyone caring for a loved one is welcome. Contact: Sharon Griffis 256-874-0888.
• Soil and Water. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. The public is invited.
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