The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 29, 2012

Limestone Ledger 11/29/12


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Coffee Call

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses will be sponsored by Paul and Susan Neely and Jill Golden of Home Treasures from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the museum at 100 W. Pryor St. Contact: Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.



Benefit breakfast

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. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.

Eaton breakfast

All former employees of Eaton Corporation are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Shoney’s on U.S. 72 in Athens. Contact: Charlotte Pack 256-232-7404.

Goodsprings open house

A nonprofit Christmas open house will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Goodsprings Community Center, 18 miles west of Athens on Alabama 99. Jewelry, makeup, candles, lotions, totes, crafts and more will be available. Door prizes and refreshments. Contact: Rhonda Long 256-729-8121.

Respite Night

A special Caregiver’s Night Out respite for Christmas shopping will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Nov. 29, at 256-232-7207.

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.

SUNDAY

Old-time Christmas musical

An old-time Christmas musical will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center on Pryor Street. Performers will include Denver and Tina Betts; Threefold; Cornerstone; Sister Grace and Forgiven Four. Proceeds will benefit medical expenses for cancer victim Vicki Bedingfield. Tickets are $5 at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives or at the door the day of the program.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

Lincoln-Bridgeforth tree lighting

The Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park annual Christmas tree lighting will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday. There will be drawings for free bikes and toys and plenty of hot chocolate and refreshments for everyone. Contact: Robbin Hines: 256-874-0287.

ONGOING

Festival of Trees tours continue

The Donnell House continues its Festival of Trees tours on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 1-5 p.m. Tours of 10 or more people may be scheduled by special arrangements. Call Tiffany Seibert at 251-232-2952 or 256-233-7602; Jacque Reeves, 256-536-5737 or 256-509-3940.

Athens/Limestone County books sale

Friends of the Archives have reduced the price of some of their best-selling books. You can purchase “Treasures of Athens and Limestone County” for $50; “Athens, AL 1861-1865” for $30; “Letters to L&N” for $25; and “Diary of R.B. Meadows” for $10. New books available include “Athens Post and Weekly Post of 1867” and “Schools of Athens and Limestone County,” each $35. Books may be purchased at the Limestone County Archives, Pablo’s on Market and U.G. White. Contact Archives at 256-233-6404.

MEETINGS

• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 tonight, Nov. 29, at 100 Beaty St., Athens. Contact: 256-232-9051 or 256-777-2526. Public invited.

• Tremor support. The North Alabama Essential Tremor Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Madison Wellness Center, 8391 U.S. 72 in Madison. Discussion will center on effective coping strategies for dealing with holiday stress. There will also be a small gift exchange. Essential tremor is a neurological condition that affects an estimated 10 million Americans.

• Vietnam Veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 511 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the chapter hall. Food at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7.

• Soil and Water. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. The public is invited.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.