A music night to raise funds to help veterans will be held 7-9 p.m. on May 15, 22 and 29 at Vietnam Veterans Gary Lemore chapter 511, 17915 W. Elm St. There is a $3 charge with music by Shady O' Grady that includes oldies, doo-wop, country and more. Bring your own finger foods.
Singing on Square
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will present a free Singing on the Square Concert Friday on the east side of the courthouse. Tilford Sellers and the Wagon Burners will entertain from 6-8 p.m. Register for a folding bag-chair giveaway. The event is sponsored by Champion Chevrolet.
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, May 17, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St. in Athens. No questions asked, no names taken.
Troop 221 yard sale
Boy Scout Troop 221 is accepting donations of items for its fundraising yard sale to be held 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Alabama 99 and Easter Ferry Road. For pickup, call Michael McLemore at 256-431-6545 or Richard Day at 256-777-2771.
Yard sale fundraiser
The Oxford Healthcare Benefit Yard Sale and Craft Faire is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the field behind Oxford Healthcare or inside if raining. Vendors are welcome. Donated items can be dropped off at 802 U.S. 72 West, Suite B in Athens. Call for pickup or more information on items needed at 256-233-0466. Proceeds go to area low-income elderly and disabled citizens.
4 Paws and a Book
4 Paws and a Book, a program dedicated to improve reading skills of children ages 5 and older is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Houston Memorial Library. Children may bring their own book or read a favorite of Miss Sophie Grey, a Yorkshire terrier and a registered R.E.A.D. dog. To schedule a time to read, call the library at 256-233-8770.