The News Courier
Lunch & Learn
Bring you lunch or pick up a snack at UnderGrounds Coffee Shop in the Center for Lifelong Learning Center, 121 S. Marion St., Wednesdays from today through Feb. 20, to learn about lifestyle changes and weight management in a four-week series. Call 256-233-8260 to register or visit www.athens.edu/CLL.
Spirit of Athens is hosting its annual Spirit Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the SOA blog: athensspirit.blogspot.com or call 256-729-1160.
Square dance sessions
Shirts & Skirts Dance Club of Athens is offering a free introduction to square dance session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Athens Recreation Center. Contact: 256-232-5970.
Take Your Child to the Library Day
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host Take Your Child to the Library Day from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate libraries and children. The day includes stories, crafts, snacks and fun. Free for all ages. Contact: Library 256-232-1233.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Jan. 31, at 256-232-7207.
The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the local food bank, which is running low on resources.
Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by Hospice of Limestone County and Kristi and Robert Valls, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contact: Sandy 256-771-7578.
Boy Scout goat/chicken stew
The annual Boy Scout Troop 221 goat and chicken stew will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department. Containers provided. Eat in or carry out by bowls, quarts and gallons. No pre-sales. Proceeds help pay for summer camp.
RSVP income tax service
RSVP income tax counseling for the elderly begins Monday, Feb. 4, and will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center at the corner of Pryor and Clinton streets. No appointments. No cost to clients. Bring last year’s tax return, Social Security numbers and birthdates for each member household, W-2 forms and 1099s if applicable. Contact: RSVP 256-232-7207.
Foster/adoptive parent class
Limestone County Foster and Adoptive Parent Class orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Limestone County Department of Human Resources, 1007 W. Market St. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 12 at the same location. Contact: Angela Mayberry 256-216-6401.
Tax Service Counseling
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program income-tax service will begin from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center at the corner of Pryor and Clinton streets in downtown Athens. Sessions will continue every Monday and Thursday until April 15. No appointments will be given. Returns will be filed at no cost to the client. If interested, please bring tax returns from last year, Social Security numbers for each person in the household, birth dates for each person in the household, W-2 form(s) and 1099 form(s), if applicable. For more information, call Dean Morgan of RSVP at 256-232-7207.
Elkmont beauty walk
Registration is underway through Feb. 26 for the eighth annual Elkmont High School band beauty walk to be held March 8-9. Preschoolers outside the Elkmont school district can enter. Forms available at the school office or website. Contacts: Keila Berzett 256-423-3972, 256-423-5754 or Debbie Evans 256-497-3111.
Volunteers are needed at all Limestone County senior centers to teach new classes in painting, drawing, crochet/knitting, needlepoint, ceramics and scrapbooking. Contact: Jennifer W. Reece 256-233-6412.
• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at 100 Beaty St. Public is invited. Contact: 256-232-9051 or 256-777-2526
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