The News Courier
Storm spotters training
A storm spotters training class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Limestone County Event Center, 114 W. Pryor St. The Huntsville Weather Service will conduct the training. More information: Limestone County EMA 256-232-2631.
American Legion birthday dinner
The American Legion Post 49 annual birthday dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post home on Cloverleaf Drive. Free to all paid-up 2014 members. More information: 256-233-3023.
Caregivers Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72 West. Make reservations by noon Thursday, March 13, at 256-232-7207.
Anyone in need may pick up two pounds of beans and three pounds of rice from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington Street. No questions asked. No names taken.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program dedicated to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Houston Memorial Library. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier and a registered R.E.A.D. dog. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.
Corporate Spelling Bee
The 19th annual Corporate Spelling Bee is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Athens High School cafeteria. Free admission to spectators. Refreshments served. More information: Learn to Read Council 256-230-3050.
Republican meet and greet
A Limestone Country Republican Party meet and greet for local Republican candidates is 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Athens State University ballroom. Each candidate will speak for two minutes. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served.
An American Red Cross blood drive is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday in the Calhoun Community College Robert Casteen Student Center lobby, 6250 U.S. 31 North in Tanner.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Vietnam Veterans of America, chapter 511, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the VVA building, 17915 W. Elm St. The $7 meal includes spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, dessert and drink. Proceeds benefit the VVA scholarship funds.
AHS parent/student meeting
A parent/student meeting for grades 9-11 at Athens High School is at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Registration procedures, course offerings and graduation requirements will be discussed.
Vidalia onions sale
The annual Athens Ladies Civitan Vidalia onions sale is underway. Order deadline is April 11. Orders available in May. Ten pounds for $10. Call 256-771-7672 or 232-6086 to order or mail orders to ALC, P.O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Include check, number of bags wanted, name, address and phone.
Rescue Squad needs items
Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is taking drop-off donations of saleable items for an upcoming garage sale fundraiser. Items accepted seven days a week. Take items to 1401 Freeman Ave. in Athens.
Disaster kit items needed
RSVP/HandsOn Athens is preparing disaster kits for senior citizens and needs donated items to include: Small flashlights with extra batteries, whistles, manual can opener, first-aid kits, moist towelettes, hand sanitizers, garbage bags, zip lock plastic bags, playing cards, toilet tissue and pocket-size tissue. Deliver to RSVP, 409 W. Washington St. by the end of March.
New Orleans trip
The Center for Lifelong Learning is partnering with Athens-Limestone Hospital to organize a five-day, four-night trip to New Orleans May 5-9. Reservations must be made this week. More information: Diane Sauers 256-233-8260.
Tickets are available for the Athelstine Lodge No. 71 annual banquet to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Assoc. facility on Lucas Ferry Road. Featured speaker is Dr. Alfred Brinkley of Athens and author of “Courageous Expectations.” Tickets can be purchased from lodge members at $25 for adults and $15 for age 14 and under.
Donnell House fundraiser
A bridge tournament to raise funds for the restoration of the Donnell House will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Donnell House. Cost to play is $25. Brunch served. Reservations by March 18. Make checks payable to Donnell House and mail to: Myrna Burgreen, 100 Maryville Drive, Athens, AL 35611. More information: 256-232-5600 or 232-7109.
• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Assoc. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the Athens Recreation Center. More information: Jerry George 256-729-1145.
• NAACP. Limestone NAACP general membership meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, 101 Beaty St. Contact: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.
• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will meet for dinner and fellowship at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, with the monthly meeting to follow. The VFW post is on North Jefferson Street. Contact: Fred 256-233-0213.
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