The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 4, 2013

Limestone Ledger 10/4/13


The News Courier

FRIDAY

Respite Night

Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 tonight, Oct. 4, at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road. More information: 256-232-7207.

Bean Day

The annual Bean Day fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church Family Life Center.  Cost is $6; delivery available for 10 or more orders, but does not include a drink. Call 256-232-7199 or email janesiniard@ymail.com. More information: Jennifer Reece 256-233-6412 or Jennifer.reece@limestonecounty-al.gov.

Fiddlers Convention

The 47th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is today and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, at Athens State University. Musical competitions at Founders Hall begin at 7 tonight and resumes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for Friday, $10 for Saturday or $15 for both days. Children ages 12 and under admitted free with parent. Tickets at the gate or in advance from ASU business office in Founders Hall at 300 N. Beaty St.

Ardmore chili cook-off

The Ardmore Center’s first chili cook-off is today, Oct. 4, at 25385 Main St. in Ardmore. Winning pot/recipe will be entered in the Giles County Chili Competition in Pulaski.  More information: Genesis Healthcare  931-292-0152.

Tootsie Roll Drive

The Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll Drive to help support the Birdie Thornton Center and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities is today through Sunday, Oct. 4-6. Donation locations are Oct. 4-5: Walmart, Kmart, Hometown Grocery from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Athens Beverage from 1-8 p.m.; Oct. 6 at Walmart, Kmart and Hometown Grocery from noon until 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby

Support Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful by adopting ducks for the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby at 4 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens.  A $5 donation to KALB will provide one duck in the race.  A $25 donation will provide a Quack Pack of ducks (6 ducks 1 free) and a free coupon from Chick-fil-A. Prizes include the McClary Ford $1,000 Cash Grand Prize. Visit KALBCares.com for details, a prize list, and to adopt ducks online, or call 256-233-8728 for more information.

Used book sale

Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the library, 405 E. South St.  For more information, call (256) 232-1233.

Coffee Call

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call will be from 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. It is sponsored by Rose and Grover Gardner and Champion Chevrolet. The museum is at 100 W. Pryor St., Athens.

Fit-As-A-Fiddle Relay for Life 5K

Hosted by the City of Athens Relay for Life Team and sponsored in part by Steelcase, Chick-fil-A and Fleet Feet Sports. Start is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sportsplex on U.S. 31. Late registration is 6-7 a.m.; $20 per runner/walker. To register online, go to Active.com or print a form at www.athensal.us. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society and local cancer patients.

Benefit stew/bake sale

The family of Ruben Quiroz is holding a benefit chicken stew/bake sale Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Owens Fire Department. Bring own container. More information: 256-233-8924.

SUNDAY

Prospect Cemetery Association

The fall meeting of the Prospect Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Prospect, Tenn., Rescue Squad building. More information: Charlie Crosby 256-216-5840.

Reyer reunion

The Reyer family reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 6, in the First National Bank community room, 26599 Main St., Ardmore. A covered dish lunch will be at 1 p.m. More information: 256-423-3537.

Gospel Explosion

The first annual Gospel Explosion sponsored by Believe to Achieve will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Vietnam Veterans of America building, 17915 W.  Elm St., Athens. Ticket and dinner information: Shenequa Phipps 256-874-7457 or Shamone Freeman 256-559-9390.

TUESDAY

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, Oct. 8, at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

Candlelight vigil

Crisis services will have its annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Rain location is the Big Spring Park pavilion. Contact: Christa 256-232-0280.

UPCOMING

Christmas assistance

Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11, at the thrift store at 699 E. Hobbs St. in Athens. Bring proof of identification, all bills, telephone number, verification of income. No applications will be taken over the phone; no children are allowed at application day.

Athens Fire Auxiliary tournament

The Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be Oct. 17 at Canebrake Club. Activities begin with 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by 12:45 p.m. rules meeting, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $400 per four-person team; Mulligan package is $20 per player. Proceeds go to support local charities, including Shop With a Firefighter at Christmas. To register or sponsor: Chris Gillman 256-874-5638 or David Andrews 256-431-1585.

ONGOING

Haunts Walk tickets

Athens-Limestone County Tourism office has a few tickets left for the Haunts Walk on Oct. 8 and 15. There are two tours, 6:30 p.m. and 7. Tickets for all ages are $5 each. Tours last 1 1/2 to 2 hours and leave from the Visitor Center’s meeting room side-door at 100 N. Beaty Street. Tickets are not sold at the tours, so call ahead to 256-232-5411 or email info@VisitAthensAl.com . Cash or Check only.

MEETINGS

• Cancer Survivors. Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Shoney’s.

• AHS Booster Club. Athens High School Athletic Booster Club will met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the AHS cafeteria.  All Golden Eagles supporters are invited.

New members are still being accepted  for the 2013-2014 school year. The membership fee (individual or family) is $50. Fee may be mailed to: AHS Booster Club, c/o D. Holland, 24775 Savannah Trail, Athens, AL 35613. Direct questions to cholland@pclnet.net.

• Garden Club. Athens Garden Club members and guests will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Tanner Baptist Church. Carole Barron, president of Limestone County Master Gardeners will present “How to Become a Master Gardener.” Social at 9 a.m. Meeting at 9:30.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Email submissions to ed@athensnews-courier.com, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611.