The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 9, 2014

Limestone Ledger 3/9/14


The News Courier

TUESDAY

Blood drive

Department of Human Resources is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the DHR parking lot, 1007 W. Market St. Schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org or call Jennifer White at 256-216-6411. The goal is 18 pints.

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 405 E. South St. More information: 256-232-1233.

Swamp John’s supper

Tickets are available at $10 each for the City of Athens Relay for Life Team’s Swamp John’s supper to be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Athens Senior Center, 912 W. Pryor St. Meal will be shrimp, fish, chicken or a combo with sides and tea. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society and local cancer patients. Tickets: 256-233-8730.

THURSDAY

Storm spotters training

A storm spotters training class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Limestone County Event Center, 114 W. Pryor St. The Huntsville Weather Service will conduct the training. More information: Limestone County EMA 256-232-2631.

American Legion birthday dinner

The American Legion Post 49 annual birthday dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post home on Cloverleaf Drive. Free to all paid-up 2014 members. More information: 256-233-3023.

FRIDAY

Respite night

Caregivers Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72 West. Make reservations by noon Thursday, March 13, at 256-232-7207.

SATURDAY

Food giveaway

Anyone in need may pick up two pounds of beans and three pounds of rice from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington Street. No questions asked. No names taken.

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.

Corporate Spelling Bee

The 19th annual Corporate Spelling Bee is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Athens High School cafeteria. Free admission to spectators. Refreshments served. More information: Learn to Read Council 256-230-3050.

ONGOING

Vidalia onions sale

The annual Athens Ladies Civitan Vidalia onions sale is underway. Order deadline is April 11. Orders available in May. Ten pounds for $10. Call 256-771-7672 or 232-6086 to order or mail orders to ALC, P.O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Include check, number of bags wanted, name, address and phone.

Rescue Squad needs items

Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is taking drop-off donations of saleable items for an upcoming garage sale fundraiser. Items accepted seven days a week. Take items to 1401 Freeman Ave. in Athens.

Disaster kit items needed

RSVP/HandsOn Athens is preparing disaster kits for senior citizens and needs donated items to include: Small flashlights with extra batteries, whistles, manual can opener, first-aid kits, moist towelettes, hand sanitizers, garbage bags, zip lock plastic bags, playing cards, toilet tissue and pocket-size tissue. Deliver to RSVP, 409 W. Washington St. by the end of March.

UPCOMING

Athelstine banquet

Tickets are available for the Athelstine Lodge No. 71 annual banquet to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Round Island Creek Missionary Baptist Assoc. facility on Lucas Ferry Road. Featured speaker is Dr. Alfred Brinkley of Athens and author of “Courageous Expectations.” Tickets can be purchased from lodge members at $25 for adults and $15 for age 14 and under.

Donnell House fundraiser

A bridge tournament to raise funds for the restoration of the Donnell House will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Donnell House. Cost to play is $25. Brunch served. Reservations by March 18. Make checks payable to Donnell House and mail to: Myrna Burgreen, 100 Maryville Drive, Athens, AL 35611. More information: 256-232-5600 or 232-7109.

MEETINGS

• Master Gardeners. Limestone County Master Gardeners will meet at noon Monday, March 10, at the Extension Office on Market Street. The public is invited to the program on Lasagna Gardening presented by Sue Bish. The business meeting will follow.

• Cancer survivors support. The cancer survivors support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Catfish Cabin on U.S. 72. Family and friends are invited.

• Tanner Quarterback Club. Tanner Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the school library.

• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Assoc. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the Athens Recreation Center. More information: Jerry George 256-729-1145.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Email submissions to ed@athensnews-courier.com, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL.