The Piney Chapel PTO Fall Festival will be held from 5-8 p.m. today. Organizers say the event includes lots of family fun, food and games.
A debate-style political forum featuring local candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be held at 6 tonight at Athens State University’s Sandridge Student Center. Doors open at 5:30 for those who would like to meet the candidates prior to the forum. Candidates for County Commission District 4, Limestone County license commissioner and Limestone County circuit court clerk have been invited to participate. State lawmakers will also speak about constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Athens State University and The News Courier are sponsoring the event.
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host local author A.J. Coleman at 6:30 tonight to discuss her new book “Rebirth,” book 2 in the “Undead Season” series. Attendees are asked to wear zombie attire for a costume contest. Event includes zombie snacks, activities and a book discussion. Books available for purchase: $12 for “Rebirth,” and $10 for “Undead Season.” Contacts: 256-232-1233 or visit www.alcpl.org.
Toys for Tots signup
The U.S. Marine Corps and the United Way of Athens-Limestone County will be accepting applications for Toys for Tots from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. The program is only for children from birth to age 12. Parents/guardians must bring birth certificates and Social Security cards for eligible children, and proof of income, Limestone County residency and a picture ID of themselves. Contact: 256-233-2323.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Nov. 1, 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 Lodge building. Public invited. Veterans eat free. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.
Used book sale
The 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. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Veterans Day parade
The annual Veterans Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday starting at Athens High School. This year’s grand marshal is former World War II paratrooper and POW Dempsey McLemore. People wanting to participate in the parade can contact Roxanne Haggermaker at 256-273-3074 or Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.
National Defense Luncheon
The John Wade Keyes chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host The National Defense Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in downtown Athens. Author and inspirational speaker Margret Medford will talk about living in Germany during and following World War II. Cost is $25. Contact for payment information: Judy Rewudy53@bellsouth.net
Weight loss support group
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight loss support group, meets from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays in Room 133 at Central Church of Christ. Contact: 256-444-8167.
The Athens-Limestone Public Library is holding free e-Reader classes October through December. To find out class dates, times and schedule a short appointment, contact Laura at 256-232-1233.
• Sportsman Club. The Limestone County Sportsman Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Clubhouse on Kennedy Drive. Contact: Lyle Sadler 256-771-2029.
• Quilt Guild. The Quiltmakers Quilt Guild of Athens will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at First Church on Lucas Ferry. Social time is 6:15 p.m., Meeting begins at 7. Georgia Flanagan will show some of her purses and techniques for making them. Visitors are welcome. Contact: Gloria Carden 256-233-3113.
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