The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 27, 2012

Limestone Ledger 10/27/12


The News Courier

SATURDAY

Pancake breakfast

The American Legion Post 49 annual pancake breakfast will be held from 1-11 a.m. today at the Post home on Cloverleaf Drive. Cost is $5 to eat in or for carryout. Containers provided. Contact: Rod Huffman: 256-233-3023.

Turkey shoot

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is inviting the public to their annual turkey shoot at 9 a.m. today at the VFW Post on North Jefferson Street and Alabama 127. It will be held each Saturday at the same time through Dec. 1. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.

Cowart Harvest Festival

The Cowart Elementary School Harvest Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at the school on Hobbs Street in Athens. It will include carnival games, cakewalk, toy walk, bingo, basketball shootout, food, hayrides, country store, salon and tattoo parlor and more.

Ball reunion

Descendants of Philip Walter Ball and Addie Flanagan Ball are invited to a reunion and covered lunch at noon today at the Owens Senior Center on Alabama 99.

SUNDAY

Free stew

A dine-in only, no carryout free stew will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Jimmy Gill Park on Sanderfer Road. It will be served by 7 Mile Post Road and Mighty Warrior Church with music by bluegrass gospel singers It Takes Three.

MONDAY

Reduce prescription drug costs

People on Medicare parts A and B over the age of 60 can apply in person between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday at the Limestone County Council on Aging to see if you qualify for reduced prescription drug costs. Bring Medicare and Social Security cards and proof of income. COA is located at 912 W. Pryor Street in Athens.

Blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Monday at the Student Center ballroom of Athens State University at 300 N. Beaty St. Bring photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card.

Pickin’ & Grinnin’

The Elkmont Pickin’ & Grinnin’ is held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Elkmont Depot downtown. Live music and dancing. Call 931-427-6296.

TUESDAY

Political forum

A debate-style political forum featuring local candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Athens State University’s Sandridge Student Center. Doors open at 5:30 for those who would like to meet the candidates prior to the forum. Candidates for County Commission District 4, Limestone County license commissioner and Limestone County circuit court clerk have been invited to participate. State lawmakers will also speak about constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Athens State University and The News Courier are sponsoring the event.

ZombieFest 2012

The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host local author A.J. Coleman at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss her new book “Rebirth,” book 2 in the “Undead Season” series. Attendees are asked to wear zombie attire for a costume contest. Event includes zombie snacks, activities and a book discussion. Books available for purchase: $12 for “Rebirth,” and $10 for “Undead Season.” Contacts: 256-232-1233 or visit www.alcpl.org.

THURSDAY

Toys for Tots signup

The U.S. Marine Corps and the United Way of Athens-Limestone County will be accepting applications for Toys for Tots from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The program is for children from birth to 12 years old. Parents/guardians must bring proof of income, birth certificates for eligible children, Social Security cards for eligible children, proof of Limestone County residency and a picture ID. Contact: 256-233-2323.

ONGOING

E-Reader classes

The Athens-Limestone Public Library is holding free e-Reader classes October through December. To find out class dates, times and schedule a short appointment, contact Laura at 256-232-1233. 

Quilt auction benefit

East Lauderdale Quilters of Rogersville are holding a quilt auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The 86-by-96-inch quilt is 100-percent cotton. Bid via email at elquilters@gmail.com or phone 256-247-5558. Last day to bid is Oct. 31.

UPCOMING

AARP Safe Drivers Course

The Council on Aging is hosting an AARP Safe Drivers Course. If interested, contact Emily Sandlin at the Council on Aging at 256-233-6412. Participants can receive discounts on their insurance.

MEETINGS

• NARFE. National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 1480 will meet at 9 a.m. today, Oct. 27, at the Veterans Museum on Pryor Street. Guest speaker will be Chris Alexander from Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Breakfast served.  Contact: Dean Morgan 256-233-0248.

• Athens Forge. Athens Blacksmith Forge will meet at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 27, at Travis Flemings Artistic Anvil Forge on Commercial Drive in Athens. Visitors welcome. Meeting includes group project to build small propane forges. Contact: John Guenther 256-431-3862 or 256-230-2900.

• Democratic Conference. The Limestone County Democratic Conference will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Little Elk Church on Snake Road in Athens. Sample ballots and statewide amendments will be discussed. Public invited. Contact: James Lucas 256-431-3744.

• Sportsman Club. The Limestone County Sportsman Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Clubhouse on Kennedy Drive. Contact: Lyle Sadler 256-771-2029.

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. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.