American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1418 Old Railroad Bed Road.
Historical road trip
The Limestone Historical Society is having a road trip today, March 23 for a guided tour of the Milky Way Farm in Lynnville, Tenn. Anyone can join the trip. Meet in the Kmart parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and leave at 12:45. There is no admission charge.
Used book sale
Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will have a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the library at 405 E. South St. For more information, call 256-232-1233.
Athens-Limestone Public Library will host a cosplay party for teens from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cosplay is short for “costume party.” Come dressed as book, movie or TV character. Food and games; free, no registration required. Teens only. Call 256-232-1233 for more information.
Free Dump Day
Limestone residents may take a truck or trailer load of trash free of charge to the Transfer Station at 16100 BFI Lane, (just before 7-Mile Post Road), from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 29. Maximum of four tires; no hazardous waste; appliances with Freon must have compressor removed or Freon removal certificate; no contractors. For more information, call 256-233-8746 or to determine what is recyclable call 256-233-8746.
A Sandlin Cemetery spring workday will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Everyone with someone buried there is encouraged to participate. Bad weather makeup day will be the following Saturday. For more information, call 256-729-1485.
Pleasant Point Cemetery cleanup day is Saturday, March 29. Everyone with someone buried there is encouraged to participate. For more information, call Carrie Durham at 256-777-4534 or Stanley Downs at 256-729-6746.
Orchids in Spring
Heart of Dixie Orchid Society is hosting an annual show and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Double Tree Suites, 6000 Memorial Parkway at Martin Road. There will be re-potting demos at noon at 2 p.m. both days; children’s activities; free admission; cameras welcome.
The Metal Exchange at the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center on Lucas Ferry Road will offer premium prices for aluminum cans (70 cents a pound) the week of spring break, March 24-28. Houres are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed for lunch 12-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-585-0976.
Library page applications
Summer library page applications for teens will be available at Athens-Limestone Public Library March 17-April 19. Applicants must be age 13 by June 1 and have completed seventh grade. Applications also available at alcpl.org. Due April 19. More information: Kelli 256-232-1233.
• Ladies Civitan. Athens Ladies Civitan will meet at noon Tuesday, March 25, at the Water Authority building on South Jefferson Street.
• Tea Party Patriots. Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at 100 Beaty St. Several political candidates will be guests. For more information, call Tony Llewellyn at 256-777-2526.
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