Creation vs. evolution debate
New Life Assembly of God will be live streaming a creation vs. evolution debate with Bill Nye and Ken Ham at 6 tonight at 16768 U.S. 72 in Athens. Free event. Everyone welcome. More information: 256-232-6119.
Boys & Girls Club fundraiser
Tickets at $20 each are available at the Boys & Girls Club, 1017 W. Washington St., for its annual banquet and fundraiser to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Beasley Center. More information: Pete Miller 256-232-4298.
Ham radio classes
Anyone interested in free classes on becoming an amateur ham radio operator can attend an organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Limestone County Emergency Management, 1101 W. Market St. Hosted by Limestone A.R.E.S.
The Limestone County NAACP free motivational reading program for children ages 3-13 will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration information: 256-216-5668.
Jessica Elkins Pageant
The Jessica Elkins Memorial Pageant will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Athens Middle School Auditorium. Registration is 6-8 p.m. Friday and 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Fee is $50 per entry. Additional fee for photogenic category. There is also an Ugly Walk. Proceeds go to the Jessica Elkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jessica died Dec. 26, 2007, of bacterial meningitis.
Poke Sallet tickets
Tickets for Poke Sallet 2014, “Home Sweet Home,” go on sale Monday at Athens Senior Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. After that, tickets will be sold Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Mondays, from 5-8 p.m. No tickets will be held and all must be paid for at time of purchase. Make checks payable to Foundation on Aging.
Women’s History Month
March is National History Month and this year the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will present “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment” will a celebration of women in the Vietnam War. If you know any women who were in service during the Vietnam era, please call Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.
Alabama tax forms
Alabama income tax forms are available at Houston Memorial Library at 101 N. Houston St. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Income tax preparation
Athens-Limestone County RSVP is providing free income tax preparation and electronic filing for taxpayers unable to pay to file their taxes. The service will be offered at Athens First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14 on Mondays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 4-25 on Tuesdays. Bring last year’s tax returns, W-2 forms, Social Security numbers for each person claimed and 1099 forms. No appointment necessary. More information: RSVP office 256-232-7207.
IDs for age 55 and older
Anyone age 55 and older in need of a photo ID to cast your ballot in upcoming elections can call Emily Sandlin, 256-216-3906, at the Council on Aging before Jan. 30 to receive information on how to obtain one.
• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Ruby Tuesday’s. More information: 256-232-4930.
• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive. More information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023.
• NSDAR. John Wade Keyes chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. More information: Judy Rew 256-230-2105 or Brenda Winter 256-771-3536.
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