Benefit yard sale
A benefit yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, for cancer patient Jeff Miller, son of Margie and Ray Gold at 200 Hastings Road, next to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Contact: 256-232-5380.
Believe to Achieve, a nonprofit community advocacy group, will host a back-to-school jam and school supply giveaway from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Jimmy Gill Park at 340 W. Sanderfer Road. The free event includes door prizes, food and entertainment. The public is invited. Contact: 256-874-7457.
The North Alabama Beekeeping Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Calhoun Community College in the Aerospace Building. The event is sponsored by the Limestone County Beekeepers Association. Contact: Lionel Evans 256-232-9073.
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Mount Carmel Church of Christ fellowship building, 7805 U.S. 72 West. A blood drive will also be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in honor of Jacob DuBois at Piney Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall, 28430 Pinedale Road in Ardmore.
The Limestone County NAACP invites children ages 3-13 to attend the free Steps Book Club/Reading Program session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. Learning, lunch and fun provided. Registration and information: 256-216-5668.
NAACP membership rally
The Limestone NAACP will hold a membership rally from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 17308 U.S. 72 West. Free hot dogs and soft drinks. Contact: Wilbert Woodruff 256-227-8489.
A reunion of family and friends of Lucy Haggard Moss Tribble and George Edward Tribble will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Contact: 256-262-9207 or 256-233-3616.
Cowart Elementary orientation
Cowart Elementary School Orientation Day is at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, for kindergarten, and 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, for grades 1-4. Contact: Kim Moore 256-233-6629.
Decoration day is from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Donations made out to Myers Cemetery can be sent to Lynn Nelson, 18347 Cross Key Road, Athens, AL 35614.
Contact: Lynn Nelson 256-777-4431.
Decoration day is Saturday, Aug. 10. Business meeting at 10 a.m. Donations made out to Higgins Cemetery can be sent to Fay Chandler, 20065 Temperance Oak Road, Rogersville, AL 35652. More information: 256-729-6886.
Decoration day is Saturday, Aug. 10. Donations made out to Sandlin Cemetery can be sent to Harold Adams, 22664 Cairo Hollow Road, Athens, AL 35614 or Mark Blakely, 20931 Brackeen Road, Athens, AL 35614.
Decoration day is Saturday, Aug. 10. Donations payable to Hester Cemetery Trust Fund can be mailed to Tommy Gatlin, 30815 Lester Road, Lester, AL 35647. Contact: 256-232-1191.
Fairy tales, fables at library
The Athens-Limestone Public Library, in partnership with Girl Scouts, will host a series of free programs about fairy tales and fables from 2-3 p.m. on Aug. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Programs are geared toward girls ages 12 and under, but boys are welcome.
Beginning Bookworms Preschool registration
Registration is underway for Beginning Bookworms Preschool at Athens-Limestone Public Library. The program meets Thursday mornings from 10:15-11:15 beginning Aug. 29. The class is for children in Athens and Limestone County; children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. The fee is $15 at registration and $15 in January. Contact: Kelli at 256-233-1233.
West Limestone schedules
West Limestone High School students may pick up their schedules between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on these dates: 12th grade, Aug. 5; 11th grade, Aug. 6; 10th grade, Aug. 7; and ninth grade, Aug. 8. Kindergarten orientation will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Middle School schedules will be ready to pick up from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Children in grades first through sixth will have an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug 15.
After school program
The David’s Temple after school (3-5 p.m.) program to help students in grades 1-12 in Athens and Limestone County with homework and study skills resumes Aug. 19. More information: Geraldine McDonald 256-355-1343.
• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 7, at LuVici’s on The Square. Contact: 256-232-3257.
• Soil and Water. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office, 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. The public is invited.
• Cancer survivor dinner. An American Cancer Society dinner and meeting for cancer survivors, caregivers and guests will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Shoney’s. Contact: 256-232-6455.
• DAV. The Disabled American Veterans monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 25396 Airport Road. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7.
• AHS booster club. The Athens High School Athletic Booster Club will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the AHS library. All Golden Eagles supporters are invited. Members and volunteers will plan and prepare for the Aug. 20 “Meet the Eagles” fall sports banquet.
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