The American Red Cross will host an employee only blood drive at Limestone Correctional Facility from 1-6 p.m. today. A second drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Vietnam Veteran’s chapter 511, 17953 W. Elm St.
Community blood drive
Local veterans groups are sponsoring an Athens Community Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Vietnam veterans building on Elm Street. All blood donors will be automatically entered in a quarterly regional drawing to win a $1,000 gift card. Chicken stew will also be sold by quart, or all you can eat, for $5.
Pirates and Princesses party
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a free Pirates and Princesses party from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday for kids up to age 12. Includes stories, snacks and crafts. Participants may come dressed as a pirate, a princess or both.
NAACP fish fry
The annual NAACP Freedom Fund Fish Fry will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Good Friday at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park in Athens. Plates are $8 and include fish, coleslaw, potatoes, hush puppies and dessert. Orders and information: Willie Woodruff 256-227-8489 and Greg Orr 256-654-0486.
Volunteer fire departments will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Hardee’s on U.S. 72 East for breakfast. Contact: Paul Irons 256-232-5402.
VFW egg hut
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4765 will hold a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at their Post on Alabama 127 and North Jefferson Street. Public invited. Prizes in every egg.
Women’s History Month
The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will hold their Women’s History Month Celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday. Local Korean War veteran and retired teacher Mattye Murray will be honored. Guest speaker is Mary Scott Hunter, an Alabama Board of Education representative and Air Force veteran. Refreshments served.