Anyone in need may pick up two pounds of beans and three pounds of rice from 9-11 a.m. today 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. today 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. today in the Athens High School cafeteria. Free admission to spectators. Refreshments served. More information: Learn to Read Council 256-230-3050.
Republican meet and greet
A Limestone Country Republican Party meet and greet for local Republican candidates is 6-8:30 p.m. today at the Athens State University ballroom. Each candidate will speak for two minutes. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served.
Celtic band concert
A concert by Henri’s Notions, regarded by some as the South’s premier Celtic band, is set for 7 p.m. Monday in the Athens State University Sandridge Student Center ballroom. The event is free to the public. No reservations required.
The American Legion Post 49 monthly chicken stew will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or for per quart carryouts. Containers provided. No sides with carryouts. More information or to reserve carryouts: 256-230-6233.
An American Red Cross blood drive is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday in the Calhoun Community College Robert Casteen Student Center lobby, 6250 U.S. 31 North in Tanner. More information or schedule appointments: www.redcrossblood.org or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.