Toys for Tots signup
The U.S. Marine Corps and the United Way of Athens-Limestone County will be accepting applications for Toys for Tots from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. The program is only for children from birth to age 12. Parents/guardians must bring birth certificates and Social Security cards for eligible children, and proof of income, Limestone County residency and a picture ID of themselves. Contact: 256-233-2323.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon Thursday, Nov. 1, 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 Lodge building. Public invited. Veterans eat free. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the food bank.
Veterans Day parade
The annual Veterans Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday starting at Athens High School. This year’s grand marshal is former World War II paratrooper and POW Dempsey McLemore. People wanting to participate in the parade can contact Roxanne Haggermaker at 256-273-3074 or Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578.
National Defense Luncheon
The John Wade Keyes chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host The National Defense Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center in downtown Athens. Author and inspirational speaker Margret Medford will talk about living in Germany during and following World War II. Cost is $25. Contact for payment information: Judy Rewudy53@bellsouth.net
The Athens-Limestone Public Library is holding free e-Reader classes October through December. To find out class dates, times and schedule a short appointment, contact Laura at 256-232-1233.
Quilt auction benefit
East Lauderdale Quilters of Rogersville are holding a quilt auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The 86-by-96-inch quilt is 100-percent cotton. Bid via email at email@example.com or phone 256-247-5558. Last day to bid is Oct. 31.