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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.
Used book sale
The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.
Farmers Market ribbon-cutting
The public is invited to a 2:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting Saturday to see improvements to Farmers Market at the corner of Green and Houston streets. The market area will open at 2 p.m. to view work done by volunteers with a $20,000 Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful grant. Athens Saturday Market Committee will follow the ribbon-cutting with a 3-7 p.m. special day at the market with vendors, crafts and more.
Rogersville Christmas Parade
The Rogersville Kiwanis Christmas Parade is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The theme is Holiday’s for Heroes and organizers welcome all veterans active or retired to participate. More information: rogersvillealabama.com.
The Athens State University Community Band Christmas Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter Gymnasium. The event is free to the public.
‘Three Days at Foster’
“Three Days at Foster,” the award-winning documentary film about civil rights and University of Alabama sports directed, written and produced by Athens native Keith Dunnavant, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sandridge Student Center at Athens State. Limited tickets are available for $15 at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Limestone County Courthouse Square, as well as ASU’s Office of University Advancement at 433 E. Pryor St.
• Dixie Stitchers. The Athens Dixie Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Friendship Methodist Church on Lucas Ferry Road for its Christmas party which requires bringing a covered dish and quilt-related gift for the gift exchange. More information: 256-233-3113.
• Coffee Call. Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives Coffee Call is 8-9 a.m. Dec. 7. It is sponsored by Mel and Wanda McLemore and Paul and Susan Neely. More information: 256-771-7578.
• Cancer support. The American Cancer Society support group will meet for dinner and a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Shoney’s on U.S. 72. Survivors and caregivers in attendance are asked to bring a $10 gift for dirty Santa.
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