Loans/grants for seniors
Eddie Brooks with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will give a presentation on USDA low-interest loans and grants to seniors for home repairs at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Athens Senior Center.
The 26th annual Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge and Silent Auction will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Athens High School. Cost is $10 per person to taste and vote on 32 chili recipes. Bid on sports items, artwork, gift certificates, lawn and garden supplies and more. Auction ends at 1:30. Proceeds benefit Hospice services such as Camp Home and respite workers. Call 256-232-5017 for tickets.
Trinity celebration of history
Athens-Limestone Community Association will present a celebration of black history at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Beasley Center of First United Methodist Church. Guest speaker is the Rev. Louis F. Malone, Trinity Class of 1968 and pastor of St. Luke M.B. Church in Rockford, Ill. Music by St. Mark P.B. Church Mass Choir. The public is invited. There is no charge for admission but donations toward the restoration of the Trinity School/Fort Henderson site will be accepted. Contact: Masheldia Green at 256-654-9355 or Carolyn Williams at 256-777-9727.
The VFW post is hosting a benefit at 2 p.m. Sunday for dialysis patient Marcus Johnson, 39, who is awaiting a new kidney. There will be chicken stew, bake sale and auction. Stew at $5 per quart; $18 per gallon. Eat in or carryout; containers furnished.
Tickets to the Calhoun Community College production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” are available for $10 for students and $12 for general admission. The play will be staged Feb. 27-March 18 at the school’s Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. More information: 256-306-2693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleanup volunteers needed
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful seeks volunteers for a cleanup of the Elk River Canoe & Kayak Trail and surrounding land areas to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8. Lunch and bottled water provided. Individuals, families, or interested groups welcome. More information: 256-233-8728 or email KALBCares@gmail.com.