The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 6, 2014

Limestone Ledger 4/6/14


The News Courier

SUNDAY

Prospect Cemetery Association

Prospect Cemetery Association will meet at 2 p.m. today at Prospect Rescue Squad building to discuss repair, upkeep and improvements. More information: Cindy Harris  931-363-0202.

TUESDAY

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.

Tutor training

A Tutor Training Workshop to help adults learn to read will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Learn to Read, Quad-Plex Office Building, 110 Thomas St., Suite 115-S in Athens. More information and registration: 256-230-3050.

WEDNESDAY

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Athens High School old gym on U.S. 31 North. More information: www.redcrossblood.org or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.

FRIDAY

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at the Owens Elementary School art room, 21465 Alabama 99. More information: www.redcrossblood.org or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.

Vidalia onions order deadline

April 11 is the deadline to order Vidalia onions from Athens Ladies Civitan. Cost is $10 for 10 pounds of freshly dug onions from Georgia to arrive in early May. Call orders to: 256-777-7672 or 256-232-6086.

Rodeo queen deadline

April 11 is the deadline to submit applications for ages 3-15 for the 32nd annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Queen Pageant. Deadline for ages 16-26 is May 2. Applications are available at the sheriff's office and online at www.limestonesheriffrodeo.com. Contact: Jennifer McBay 256-232-0111.

SATURDAY

Plant and bake sale

The Athens Garden Club annual Plant and Bake Sale is 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the downtown Athens Farmers Market. A variety of plants and culinary choices available.

The event helps support the Athens Garden Club's scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors in Limestone County who major in horticulture, agriculture, or other related fields. More information: athensgardenclub@aol.com.

ALH health fair

Free body fat analysis, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, bone density screenings and more will be available from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Health Fair at the Limestone County Courthouse Square. Numerous health care vendors will be on-site. Also, water and nonperishable food donations accepted for Limestone County Churches Involved.

Reading program

The Limestone County NAACP free motivational reading program for children ages 3-13 will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration information: 256-216-5668.

Clothing giveaway

Women Empowering Women Inc. will hold a clothing giveaway from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park at the corner of Hine Street and Westview Avenue. The event includes a free meal. Open to the public.

Cemetery cleanup

The Lentzville Cemetery Committee will clean the cemetery on Saturday. Rain date is April 19. Anyone with loved ones buried there are invited to help. More information: Billy McNatt 256-232-1601.

ONGOING

Seniors nutrition program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is still open to age 60 year and older in Limestone county who meet certain income requirements. Applications are available at all area senior centers. If approved, $30 in coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables from the Athens Farmers Market will be mailed to the home after May 15.

Johnston Cemetery upkeep

Funds are need for the upkeep of Johnston Cemetery on Mooresville Road. Send donations to: Marjorie B. Pepper, 27191 Capshaw Road, Athens, AL 35613.

Walking tours

Free guided one-hour walking tours of Athens historic districts will be offered each Saturday in April. Tours begin 10 a.m. at the Athens-Limestone County Visitors Center at Big Spring Memorial Park. More information: 256-232-5411.

SilverSneakers classes

SilverSneakers flex strength and balance classes are held 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Athens Senior Center on Pryor Street. Flex cardio and strength classes are held 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Round Island Baptist Church. All are welcome. No charge but donations accepted.  More information: Janet Hunt 256-614-3530.

UPCOMING

Sunrise service

A public sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, in front of Athens State University's Waters Hall.  Rain location is the  “Bear Cave” in the ASU Student Union building. The service is sponsored by the Athens Limestone Ministerial Alliance.

MEETINGS

• Cancer survivors support. The cancer survivors support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Catfish Cabin on U.S. 72. Family and friends are invited.

• AGC. Athens Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Tanner Baptist Church. Social begins at 9. Plans will be finalized for the April 12 Plant and Bake Sale. More information: athensgardenclub@aol.com.

• Beekeepers. The Limestone County Beekeepers Assoc. will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Limestone County Water Authority, 17218 U.S. 72 West.

• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Assoc. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Athens Recreation Center. More information: Jerry George 256-729-1145.

• NSDAR. John Wade Keyes chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. More information: Judy Rew 256-230-2105 or Brenda Winter 256-771-3536.

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