The Haley Humphrey “Blood Stock” Scholarship blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. today, Aug. 16, at the New Life Assembly of God Family Life Center at 16768 U.S. 72 West in Athens.
AMVETS benefit yard sale
The AMVETS benefit yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Vietnam Veterans building on West Elm Street in Athens. Tables are available (inside for $15 and outside for $10). Contacts: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702 or Roger Keyes 256-374-2072.
A boating course for anyone age 12 and older, with or without boat experience, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Hughes Road in Madison. There is a $30 fee to cover cost of materials. Contact: 256-679-4654.
4 Paws and a Book
A program dedicated to improving reading skills of children ages 5 and older, called 4 Paws and a Book will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Houston Memorial Library in Athens. Children can bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier, who will be present for the program. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.
A reunion of descendants of John R. and Caroline Phillips Mitchell will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 6620 U.S. 72 in Center Star.
Bring covered dish to share at noon. Contact: Roberta Mitchell Sweetland at 256-232-0649 or email@example.com.
The Tyler family reunion will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Masonic Hall on Elm Street in Athens. Attendees are requested to bring a covered dish for a noon meal. Contact: Betty Dollar 256-729-6042.
The McLemores and Blakelys family reunion is from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Owens Community Center. Attendees are requested to bring a covered dish. Everyone welcome. Contact: 256-232-3019.
Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Vietnam Veterans of America will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug 19, at the Vietnam Veterans building on West Elm Street. All you can eat, for $6, which includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert. Contact: Roxanne Haggermaker 256-206-6702.
The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. More information: Bob Borden 256-509-1306. Reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.
After school program
The David’s Temple after school (3-5 p.m.) program to help students in grades 1-12 in Athens and Limestone County with homework and study skills resumes Aug. 19. More information: Geraldine McDonald 256-355-1343.
Duck and Run registration
Registration is open for the Sept. 21 KALB 10th annual 5K race and fun run. Details and online registration are available at KALBCares.com and active.com. More information: KALBCares@gmail.com or call 256-233-8728.
• Farmers Federation. The Limestone County Farmers Federation Annual Meeting and barbecue dinner will be at 6 tonight, Aug. 16, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street. Includes last year’s business, board members election. Door prizes. All ALFA members invited. Contact: Paul Looney 256-232-1391.
• Friends of the Archives. The Friends of the Archives quarterly meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 202 E. Washington St., the home on the corner of Clinton and Washington streets. The public is invited. More information: 256-233-6404.
• Partners in Pink. Partners in Pink Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Athens-Limestone Hospital education room. Guest speaker Eddie Falconberry of The Falcon’s Nest will discuss skin care for the cancer patient. Contact: Tammy Woodward 256-206-6052.
• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will gather for snacks, fellowship and the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Post, 4765 N. Jefferson St. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.
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