The Haley Humphrey “Blood Stock” Scholarship blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Friday, 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.