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.
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.
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.
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.
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.