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March 11, 2014

Limestone Ledger for Tuesday, March 11

 

TODAY

Blood drive

Department of Human Resources is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. today 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. today 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. today 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.

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