Two pounds of pinto beans and 3 pounds of rice will be given away to anyone in need and while supplies last from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church at 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.
Pleasant Grove Church family in Athens is holding a free food-box giveaway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. For more information, call 256-216-0660 or 256-233-5995.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program to improve the reading skills of children ages 5 and older, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at 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.
Car and truck show
A car and truck show will be held during the fall festival Saturday in downtown Rogersville.
Korean War show
‘Korea: The Forgotten War Remember,’ a variety show fundraiser for the Alabama Veterans Museum, will be a 2 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center on Pryor Street in Athens. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily at the museum at 100 W. Pryor St. A shuttle bus will pick up ticket holders at the DHR parking lot from 1-1:45 p.m.
Pancake breakfast items needed
American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary is in need of items for their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 26. The event helps support youth programs such as Boys State, Girls State and Legion baseball. Items needed include: pancake mix, syrup, sausage, bacon, butter, coffee, milk and orange juice. The Post home is at 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens.
Blue Springs Fall Festival
Blue Springs Elementary School parent-teacher organization is accepting local and area businesses to participate as vendors in its annual fall festival to be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Vendor spaces are $20 each. Vendors must supply own tables and chairs. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 18. Contact: Katrina Lecroix at 256-434-0542 for registration form.