The VFW post is hosting a benefit at 2 p.m. today for dialysis patient Marcus Johnson, 39, who is awaiting a new kidney. There will be a chicken stew, bake sale and auction. Stew at $5 per quart; $18 per gallon. Eat in or carry out; containers furnished.
Duct tape crafts for teens
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free DIY Craft Day from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday. Teens can drop in anytime to create a duct tape wallet, bookmark, cellphone case, or something of their choice. All materials supplied, no registration required. For teens only. More information: 256-232-1233.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Athens Bible School gymnasium, 507 Hoffman St.
Caregivers Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Feb. 27, at 256-232-7207.
West Limestone Band Boosters will hold a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on U.S. 72. Tickets are $5 and available from any West Limestone band member or booster. Proceeds benefit the band.
The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives Coffee Call is 8-9 a.m. Saturday, March 1,at 100 W. Pryor St. Athens Masonic Lodge No. 16 is the sponsor.
Home and Garden Show
The Limestone County Home and Garden Show is at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at Limestone County Event Center. No admission fee. Demonstrations, kid activities, register for door prizes.
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.