Hunt, raffle and stew
A benefit coon hunt, raffle and chicken stew for Kyle Crouch, who has muscular dystrophy will be held today at the North Alabama Coon Hunters Association, 33656 Alabama 99 in Anderson at the Goodsprings community. Hunt fee is $10 per person. Stew will be ready by 11 a.m. Raffle is for a 22 rifle. More details available through Eugene Blakely (coon hunt entries) 256-431-3273, Mark Jones 256-509-4064 and Charlie McMeans 256-431-9618.
Registration for 2013-2014 Athens City Schools kindergarten will be from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the individual elementary schools from Monday, Feb. 25 through March 1. See Athens City Schools website www.acs-k12.org for registration requirements.
Tye Dye for Teens
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host Sharpie Tye Dye for Teens only from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday. Bring your own clean, white T-shirt or pillowcase. Snacks included. Contact: 256-232-1233.
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 at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Athens Bible School gymnasium, 507 S. Hoffman.
Civitan game night
Athens Ladies Civitan game night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at First National Bank located at the corner of U.S. 72 East and Lindsay Lane. Guests are invited for bingo, snacks and door prizes. Contact: Pat Lewis 256-232-7370 or Carol Malone 256-232-2865.
A panel discussion covering the historical, social and religious importance of the Emancipation Proclamation will be held at noon Thursday in the Athens State University parlor. This Center for Religious Studies and Ethics Table Talk session is free to the public. Feel free to bring sack lunch.
Advance tickets at $10 each are on sale through March 2 for the Owens Volunteer Fire Department Swamp Johns catfish fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. Purchase tickets at Station 1 on Elk River Mills Road. Each $10 plate includes a choice of meat, hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and tea. Contacts: Tammy Blakely 256-655-9028 between 5 and 9 p.m. and Dennis Blakely 256-655-9196, between 6:30 and 9 p.m.