Ardmore tractor pull
Ardmore Lions Club will host a tractor pull at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in John Barnes Park in Ardmore, Tennessee. Ardmore veterans will provide concessions. Entry fee is $12 at the gate.
Elkmont barbecue cook-off
The Elkmont Lions Club Smokin' Railroad St. Barbeque Cook-off is Friday and Saturday. Backyard Division setup is noon Friday. Music starts at 6 p.m. Vendors open at 8 a.m. Saturday. People's Choice $1 tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tastings begin at 11. Concessions available Saturday. More information: www.elkmontlionsclub.com.
Swamp John's dinner
Limestone Firefighters Honor Guard will hold a Swamp John's dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Limestone Sheriff's Arena on Alabama 99. A $10 plate includes fish, chicken, shrimp (or combo), hush puppies, French fries, slaw tea and dessert. More information: 256-655-9196.
Singing on Square
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will present a free Singing on the Square Concert at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, featuring Matt Prater and The Hired Guns. Use of lawn chairs encouraged. Giveaways include a folding bag chair. Sponsored by Champion Chevrolet.
Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St., Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.
American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary will hold breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Post location, 22769 Black Road. Cost is $5 a plate.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program dedicated to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older, will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Houston Memorial Library. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier and a registered R.E.A.D. dog. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.