Middle East expert to speak
Dr. James McLemore will address the influences of Middle East history on world events from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Center for Lifelong Learning mezzanine on the Square. No charge. McLemore is considered an expert on Middle East history.
Ballroom dancing demo
Don’t know if you really want to invest in dance classes? The Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning in Athens is offering a ballroom dance demonstration from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the center at 121 S. Marion St. No charge. Public invited.
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.
AHS blood drive
Athens High School Student Council Association will host a Red Cross-sponsored blood drive from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday in the old gymnasium. Goal is 150 pints.
Learn more about the philosophy of leadership by attending a class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the ASU Center for Lifelong Learning at 121 S. Marion St., Athens. Cost is $79 and includes lunch.
Caregivers Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72 West. Make reservations by noon Thursday, April 12, at 256-232-7207.
The Limestone County NAACP’s Steps book club and reading program invites children ages three to 13 to participate in a session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Lunch is provided. Call 256-216-5668 to register.
The Limestone County Farmers Market will open at 6 a.m. Friday, April 13. The market will be open Fridays in April and May and Tuesdays and Fridays from June through November.
Fashion show and luncheon
Athens-Limestone Beautification Board annual Dogwood Festival Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $20 and available at RSVP, 409 W. Washington St. Contact: 256-232-7207.
The annual April Historic Walking Tours will be held each Saturday in April starting April 7. Walkers should meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Athens Visitors Center at 100 N. Beaty St. Walks will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. Choose from four different walks. For more information: Visit www.visitathensal.com or call 256-232-5411 or 867-1438.
Earth Day fundraiser
Dan Tera is pre-selling geraniums and “Light the Way” candles in honor of Earth Day with proceeds going to Gulf Coast Restoration and to help provide clean water around the world. Geraniums are from Bennett’s Nursery and cost $13 each or two for $23.. Pickup days are April 20-21 at Dan Tera. Contact: 256-233-3663.
• City Council. The Athens City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, at the Athens Police Department on Hobbs Street. Work session begins at 4:30 p.m.
• Friendship Quilters. The Athens Friendship Quilters will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, April 9, at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in downtown Athens. The guild is open to new members. Contact: Sue Manley 256-233-5346.
• Limestone Republicans. The Limestone County Republican Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, April 10, at LuVici’s Restaurant in Athens on the Square. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. (no food served), meeting at 6:30. Speaker will be Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who will face Chip Brown in a runoff for the Alabama Public Service Commission on April 24. Public welcome. Contact: Chairman Ronnie Coffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Cancer group dinner. Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to attend a cancer support group dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Catfish Cabin 2.
• County Commission. The Limestone County Commission will hold a work session at 10 a.m. on April 11 at the Washington Street annex.
• Garden club. The Athens Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Rodgers Center. Larry Gullett of the Shoals Wildflower Society will speak on wildflowers. The meeting is open to members and their guests.
• NSDAR. The John Wade Keyes chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Contact: Doris Estes 256-232-8733 or Judy Rew 256-230-2105.
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