Orchids in Spring
Heart of Dixie Orchid Society’s annual show and sale, “Orchids in Spring,” will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, in the Huntsville Botanical Gardens’ Boeing Education Room. Free admission. Learn how to grow orchids. Plants and supplies will be for sale. Information: 256-230-5932.
Alzheimer’s Association will have an information booth from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens, 101 U.S. 31 North in Athens for people wanting to know more about Alzheimer’s disease.
AMS parent/student meeting
A parent-student meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Athens High School cafeteria for Athens Middle School eighth-graders who will enter Athens High for the 2013-2014 school year. Includes registration procedures, course offerings and graduation requirements.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon Thursday, March 21, at 256-232-7207.
Ham shoot/chicken stew
Athens Masonic Lodge No. 16 will host a ham shoot from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the corner of Elm Street and Lucas Ferry Road. $3 a shot. Chicken stew ready at 10 a.m. for $18 a gallon. Additional information: Bob Hickman 256-233-2336 or Mickey Robertson 256-232-2335.
Rescue squad garage sale
Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is in need of saleable items for an upcoming garage sale. Call to arrange pickup or drop off items at 1401 Freeman Ave. All types of items needed. Contact: J.R. Creel at 256-434-6355.
Athens High School greenhouse opens Saturday, March 16, with vegetables, ferns and an assortment of bedding plants. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays.
Vidalia onions sale
Athens Ladies Civitan club is taking orders for Vidalia onions. Onions are $10 for 10 pounds. Order deadline is April 12. Projected delivery date is early May. Orders taken by phone at 256-232-2865 or 256-729-1255, or by mail at P.O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Mail checks by April 12 payable to ALCC. Include name, address and telephone number.