Jessica Elkins run
The Jessica Elkins Fun Run and free meningitis vaccination clinic will be at 4 p.m. today at Cowart Elementary School at 1701 W. Hobbs St., Athens. The clinic is for ages 11 to 21. Fun Run participants will be hit with water guns and paint and should bring goggles, old T-shirt and towel.
DHR blood drive
Limestone County Department of Human Resources will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the DHR office at 1007 W. Market St. in Athens. Schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org and search for the DHR drive.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road, Athens. Make reservations by noon today, May 2, at 256-232-7207.
The public is invited to a dance at 7 p.m. Friday at the VFW Post on North Jefferson Street in Athens. Cobb the disc jockey will be spinning records. Free. Contact: Kevin 256-278-8276.
Bethel, Tenn., Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the lodge. Public invited. Nonperishable foods are being collected for the food bank.
Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by Nick and Nora Patterson and Lt. Col. William Coulter and wife Ruth, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contacts: Sandy 256-771-7578.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Cook, sew, quilt contest
Limestone County Farmers Federation will hold its annual cooking, sewing and quilting contest Tuesday at the ALFA office at 524 U.S. 72 West. Drop off items between 9-9:30 a.m. Must be member of Alabama Farmers Federation to enter. Cash prizes. Complete rules available at ALFA office. Contact: 256-350-1875.