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Ham radio classes
Anyone interested in free classes on becoming an amateur ham radio operator can attend an organizational meeting at 7:30 tonight at Limestone County Emergency Management, 1101 W. Market St. Hosted by Limestone A.R.E.S.
Tech Center open house
The Limestone Career Technical Center will hold an open house from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 505 E. Sanderfer Road in Athens. The public is invited. Skills USA, a Career Tech Student Organization, will also hold its local competitions.
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.
Jessica Elkins Pageant
The Jessica Elkins Memorial Pageant will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Athens Middle School Auditorium. Registration is 6-8 p.m. Friday and 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Fee is $50 per entry. Additional fee for photogenic category. There is also an Ugly Walk. Proceeds go to the Jessica Elkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jessica died Dec. 26, 2007, of bacterial meningitis.
Poke Sallet tickets
Tickets for Poke Sallet 2014, “Home Sweet Home,” go on sale Monday at Athens Senior Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. After that, tickets will be sold Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Mondays, from 5-8 p.m. No tickets will be held and all must be paid for at time of purchase. Make checks payable to Foundation on Aging.
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.
Elkmont beauty walk
Registration is underway through Feb. 26 for the Elkmont High School band’s eighth annual beauty walk to be held March8-9. Any preschooler can enter from outside the Elkmont school district. Parents can pick up forms from the school’s front office or website. More information: Keila Berzett 256-423-3972 and 256-423-5754 or Debbie Evans 256-497-3111.
Women’s History Month
March is National History Month and this year the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will present “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment,” a celebration of women in the Vietnam War. If you know any women who were in service during the Vietnam era, please call Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.
Income tax preparation
Athens-Limestone County RSVP is providing free income tax preparation and electronic filing for taxpayers unable to pay to file their taxes. The service will be offered at Athens First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14 on Mondays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 4-25 on Tuesdays. Bring last year’s tax returns, W-2 forms, Social Security numbers for each person claimed and 1099 forms. No appointment necessary. More information: RSVP office 256-232-7207.
• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive. More information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023.
• NSDAR. John Wade Keyes chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. More information: Judy Rew 256-230-2105 or Brenda Winter 256-771-3536.
• Master Gardners. The Limestone County Master Gardner Association will meet at noon Monday, Feb. 10, in the Extension Office on Market Street in Athens.
• Cancer survivors support. The cancer survivors support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Catfish Cabin on U.S. 72. Family and friends are invited.
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