Child abuse prevention mini-conference
The Limestone County District Attorney’s Office and the Athens-Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center ‘s Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation mini-conference continues today at the Event Center, 114 West Pryor St. Registration is $15. Jim Holler, nationally known speaker on child abuse investigations and Internet crimes, is the featured speaker. More information: 256-444-1800 or visit www. athens-limestone-cac.com.
Athens Christmas Parade
The 10th annual Reliance Bank Christmas Parade is Thursday, with a 6 p.m. start at Athens High School on U.S. 31. Float lineup begins at 3:15. The theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” The parade goes west along Hobbs Street, winds around the courthouse, travels down Jefferson Street and ends at Hometown Grocery.
Holiday Party library fundraiser
This year’s Holiday Party fundraiser for the new Athens-Limestone Public Library is from 6-9 p.m. Friday and hosted by Jim and Kristi Christopher. Tickets are $75 per person and include a tour of their historic home, 311 N. Jefferson St., an open bar, music and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited to the first 200 sold and are available at the library, 405 E. South St., or online at www.athenslimestone.lib.al.us.
All former Cutler-Hammer and Eaton Corp. employees are invited to a breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Shoney’s on U.S. 72.
A wreath-making workshop led by Glenda Richardson will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. A $30 fee includes supplies and instruction. Proceeds fund Outreach which includes the monthly beans and rice giveaway. Space is limited. Registration required at 256-232-3541.
Brunch with Santa
Cowart Elementary School’s Brunch with Santa is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the school. More information: 256-233-6627.
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church at 1300 Lindsay Lane will host a special respite from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday to allow caregivers special time for Christmas shopping. Make reservations by noon Dec. 5 at 256-232-7207.