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November 1, 2013

Limestone Ledger 11/1/13


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TODAY

Drop-in Storytime

Athens-Limestone Public Library will begin session two of Drop-in Storytime at 10:15 a.m. Friday. The 25-minute sessions are designed for babies, infants, and toddlers up to 18 months old and their caretakers. Each includes stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes. Free. No registration required. More information: 256-232-1233.

SATURDAY

Coffee Call

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call, sponsored by Robert and Geraldean Clutts, Houston and Shirley Ball, Ernest and Peggy Nave and Dale Casteel will be from 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the Museum, 100 W. Pryor St.

Jam for Jay

A fundraiser for Jay Killen, who is recovering from botulism will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Yesterdays, 15631 Brownsferry Road in Athens. Event includes singers, guitarists, violinists, spiritual worship groups, comedy, open mic and stew and bake sale. Contact: Bill Downs 256-431-1780.

Owens Harvest Festival

Owens Elementary School PTO will hold its Harvest Festival from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. Games, food, music and fun. Armbands on sale in advance for $7 until Nov. 1. They are $10 at the door. Hwy 99 will perform from 3-5 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $2 at the door. Contact: Debbie Appleton 256-431-2628 about vendor booths.

Music festival

A music festival to benefit Ethan’s Pulling Team for Autism will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Limestone County Event Center across from the Veterans Museum. Admission is $10. Children age 12 and under enter free.  Bands include Daniel Jones, 4 p.m.; Borderline Bluegrass, 5; Just Down the Road, 6; Price Mitchell, 6:45; Tomcat and Bark the Dawg, 7; As Is No Warranty, 8; Hwy 99, 9; and Echofly, 10:30. More information: Paula 256-374-5916.

Christmas Open House

Downtown Rogersville will be the site Saturday of Christmas Open House.

TUESDAY

Holiday bazaar

The Athens State University Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association will hold a holiday bazaar to raise money for scholarships and other civic projects from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sandridge Student Center. Interested vendors can contact Dr. Kim LaVevor at 256-216-5359 or Hannah Kilpatrick at hkilpatr@my.athens.edu.

Used book sale

Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.

THURSDAY

ALERA trip

Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association members making the trip to the Jesse Owens Memorial and Stone Bridge will meet at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in the Kmart parking lot on U.S. 31. Contact: Jerry George 256-729-1145.

Clements veterans program

Clements High School is asking the community to join them to honor veterans of Limestone County at 9 a.m. Thursday in the school gymnasium. All Limestone County veterans are invited.

Tanner veterans program

Tanner High School Student Council will hold its annual Veterans Day program Thursday in the school gymnasium. Breakfast served in the library at 8:15 a.m. Program begins at 9. All Limestone County veterans are invited.

Toys for Tots registration

Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 1-4 p.m. at United Way, 419 S. Marion St. in Athens, are the final opportunities to sign up for Toys for Tots in 2013. Children must be 12 or under. Parents or guardians must bring proof of income, proof of residency, adult ID, and birth certificates and Social Security cards of children.

ONGOING

Veterans parade entries

Entries are being taken for the sixth annual Athens Veterans Parade to be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Athens. A $25 entry fee is requested. All funds used to assist veterans. Contact: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702 or Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.

UPCOMING

Athens High veterans program

The Athens High School Veterans Day Assembly is at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the south gymnasium. A reception in the JROTC rifle range will follow. All local veterans, their families and the public are invited.

State of the County

Limestone County Commission Chairman Stanley Menefee will deliver the State of the County address at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Sandridge Student Center at Athens State University. Tickets cost $20 per person. A table of four is $100 and recognized sponsorships are available for $250 (Gold) and $150 (Silver). Gold sponsorships receive two tables and silver sponsorships receive one complimentary table. Proceeds benefit the ASU Foundation. Call 256-233-8215.

MEETINGS

• Family addiction. Family Addiction Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the First National Bank Community Room.

• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday for a Dutch-treat lunch at Fried Tomato Buffet in Ardmore, Tenn. Contact: Don 256-232-3895.

• ALVA. Athens-Limestone Veterans Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 124 Cloverleaf Drive. Members will vote on by-law changes to expand current membership eligibility.

• American Legion. Post 49 and the Ladies Auxiliary will meet Thursday at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive. Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Post 49 meeting immediately follows the ALVA meeting. Contact: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023.

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