Two pounds of pinto beans and three pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m. today at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St., Athens. No questions asked. No names taken.
A Zumba class will be held at 8:15 a.m. today at the Athens Recreation Center, followed by a yoga class at 9:30 a.m.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program to improve the reading skills of children ages 5 and older, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. today at Houston Memorial Library in Athens. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier, who will be present for the program.
The Oak Grove/Thach Volunteer Fire Department turkey shoot is from 9 a.m. “until” today at Station 2 on the corner of Alabama 251 and McKee Road.
Athens Housing Authority will conduct a public meeting at 10 a.m. today on the Affordable Health Care Act. The meeting is at Grace Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, 549 W. Elm St. A Montgomery representative will be present to answer questions.
Spirit of Athens is hosting a special Holiday Market from 3-7 p.m. today at the Farmers Market Pavilion, 409 W. Green St. The event includes local produce, handmade items, live music, and free chicken stew while quantities last.
Freedom Fund Banquet
The Limestone County branch NAACP is inviting the public to attend its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 tonight at the Beasley Center, 202 Bryan St., Athens. Tickets are $35. Event supports scholarship program and other community and youth programs. Semi-formal dress. More information: Greg Orr at 256-654-0486.
Journey Through The Past
An evening of stories about the history of Athens and Limestone County called “Journey Through the Past” will be presented by descendants of past local residents, some in period costumes, and additional speakers tonight at Yesterdays Event Center, 15631 Brownsferry Road. The program is free to the public. Donations will be accepted for The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens. Dinner is available for $9.95. Doors open 6 p.m., dinner 6-7 p.m., program at 7. Reservations are required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-232-2506.