Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.
Pleasant Grove Church Family in Athens is holding a free food box giveaway from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. More information: 256-216-0660 or 256-233-5995.
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, Oct. 19, 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.
Car and truck show
A car and truck show will be held during the Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Rogersville.
Pancake breakfast items needed
The American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary is in need of items for their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 26. The event helps support youth programs such as Boys State, Girls State and Legion baseball. Items needed include: pancake mix, syrup, sausage, bacon, butter, coffee, milk and orange juice. The Post home is at 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens.
Blue Springs Fall Festival
The Blue Springs Elementary School PTO is accepting local and area businesses to participate as vendors in its annual Fall Festival to be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Vendor spaces are $20 each. Vendors must supply own tables and chairs. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. Contact Katrina Lecroix at 256-434-0542 to request a registration form.
Toys for Tots registration
Registration will take place from 9 a.m. until noon and 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, at the United Way office, 419 S. Marion St. Information required for registration includes birth certificates for each child, Social Security cards for each child, proof of residency, picture ID for parent or guardian, and proof of income.