Blood drive at Tanner High
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. today in the gymnasium lobby at Tanner High School, 12060 Sommers Road.
Jay Livingston, vice president of global marketing at Bank of America in New York, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Sandridge Student Center ballroom at Athens State University. The lecture, sponsored by the Livingston Concert Lecture Series, is free to the public.
The Positive Look support group for the blind and visually impaired, family and friends will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Friday at the Athens Recreation Center. Guest speaker is Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Friendship United Methodist Church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, March 14, at 256-232-7207.
Teen Tech afternoon
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a Teen Tech afternoon from 3-4:30 Friday, March 15, in celebration of Teen Tech Week. Activities include a make-a-meme contest, a search engine battle, a social media chat about what is safe and what is not, and a Fun Film extravaganza. Snacks included. For teens only. Contact Kelli with questions at 256-232-1233.
Ardmore beauty pageant
The annual Ardmore High School Beauty Pageant begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday in the school gymnasium. Final competition is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the highs school’s band.
North Border Lodge at Salem will hold a country-style breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday. Public is invited. Contacts: Steve Rogers 356-714-0552 and Gary Pugh 256-729-0608.
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 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.