The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

July 18, 2013

Limestone Ledger 7/18/13


The News Courier

FRIDAY

Positive Look

The Positive Look support group for the blind and visually impaired, family and friends will host speakers Gayla Amerson and Kim Roberts between 10 a.m. and noon Friday, July 19, at Athens Recreation Center on U.S. 31. Bring refreshments to share. Contact: Wynell Reynolds 256-232-1493.

Community Chorus auditions

An additional audition time for Community Chorus will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Chasteen Hall on the Athens State campus. Call the Center for Lifelong Learning at 256-233-8260 to schedule a 10-minute appointment.  The first available appointment is 4 p.m.



Singing on the Square

Dixon Todd and Southern Splendor Chorus will be featured at Singing on the Square which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19 on the east side of Limestone County Courthouse. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

SATURDAY

Robinson reunion

Descendents of the Hezekiah Robinson family will meet Saturday, July 20, at the old train depot in Elkmont. Lunch at noon. Covered dishes requested. Contact: 256-732-4548.

Barker Decoration Day

Barker Cemetery Decoration Day for friends and descendants of the Barker family will be held 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 20. Donations by check to: Helen Duncan 303 N. Madison St., Athens, AL 35611. Contact: 256-874-0327.

Evans cemetery decoration

Evans Cemetery Decoration Day is Saturday, July 20. Goat and beef stews will be available by 11:30 a.m. Eat in or carry out.

Germantown reunion

Doors will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the community club building on Thach Road Saturday, July 20, for the Germantown reunion. Covered dish lunch. Contact: 256-232-8252 or 256-503-2028.

4 Paws and a Book

A program dedicated to improving reading skills of children ages 5 and older, called 4 Paws and a Book will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Houston Memorial Library in Athens. Children can bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier, who will be present for the program. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.

AHS Class of ’78 reunion

The Athens High School Class of 1978 reunion will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Yesterday’s on Browns Ferry Road in Athens. Cost is $25 per person. More information: 256-777-0946.

SUNDAY

Yarbrough/Kennedy reunion

Descendants of Alvie and Beulah McCowan Kennedy Yarbrough will have a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church activity center at 16230 Mooresville Road. Bring food and drink. Contact: 256-431-3569 or 256-233-4416.

MONDAY

Super Sitter course

A “Super Sitter” course that teaches basic first aid, diaper care, child feeding/bottling, environmental care, and how to negotiate a fee, will be held 9 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Fee is $65, which also includes a trip to the 911 office, CPR training and what to do with the money one makes. More information: 256-233-8260.

Children’s Drama Camp

A children’s drama camp using the literature of A.A. Milne will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at the Center for Lifelong Learning. The performance, at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26, will include dramatic action scenes. Fee is $65. More information: 256-233-8260.

TUESDAY

Veterans assistance

Active duty military and veterans needing help with claims or other information can visit the Disabled American Veterans’ mobile service office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the Walmart parking lot on U.S. 72 in Athens.

Prostate cancer screening

A free prostate cancer screening will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Madison County Health Department at 310 Max Luther Drive in Huntsville. For information about Medicare preventive services or transportation to the free screening for Limestone County residents, call Jennifer Reece 256-233-6412.

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, July 23, at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.

MBA awareness program

President William Cale of UNA and President Robert Glenn of ASU will present an awareness program on the Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Elementary Education degrees on the ASU campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Center for Lifelong Learning, 121 S. Marion St. in downtown Athens. RSVP by July 26 at http://alumni.una.edu/athens or call 256-765-4201.

ONGOING

Summer meal program

Free breakfast and lunch is being provided July 15-Aug. 2 at the Piney Chapel Elementary cafeteria for any child through age 18 living in Limestone County. Breakfast is 7:45-8:15 a.m. and lunch is from 11-11:30 a.m.

MEETINGS

• Zoning board. Athens Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet at 5:30 p.m. today, July 18, in the municipal courtroom of the Athens Police Department at 951 E. Hobbs St. Work session begins at 5 p.m.

• Class of ’67 women. The Tanner High School Class of 1967 women will meet and eat at 5:30 p.m. today, July 18, at the home of Pat Goodin. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish. Meeting location directions: Sandra Birdwell 256-232-1628.

• Republican Women. The Limestone Republican Women will meet today, July 18, at HG Grill, 216 U.S. 72 in Athens. Dinner at 5:45 p.m., meeting at 6:30. Senator Arthur Orr is the guest speaker.



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