The News Courier
Julian Newman Elementary School will hold its annual Newmantors Blood Drive from noon until 6 tonight, Sept. 6, at the school gym. The drive goal is 75 pints. Guests will be greeted, escorted, pampered and thanked by some really impressive fourth-graders.
Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 tonight, Sept. 6, at Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road in Athens.
Lodge 194 F&AM of Bethel, Tenn., will serve a buffet charity breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food is being collected for the food bank. Due to circumstances, it will be the last monthly breakfast served by the lodge.
Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by East Limestone High School Support our Soldiers Club, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contact: Sandy 256-771-7578.
Panel discussions and a silent auction are part of Kudzu Chronicles: A Southern Writers Event on the Square at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Center for Lifelong Learning downtown. Book authors can rent tables for $20 to promote and sell books. Contact: Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.
McMunn family reunion
The McMunn family reunion will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens. Participants are requested to bring a covered dish. Contact: 256-232-2895.
The McElyea-Smith reunion will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Gathering Place in New Haven Townhouses on Santana. Participants are requested to bring a covered dish. Contact: Sarah 256-232-6756.
Used book sale
The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Country At Its Best, a benefit concert for Scott & Jan Johnson Sheets will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Athens-Limestone Event Center. Tickets are $10 at the door or at 256-233-7361. Scott has Stave IV renal cell cancer. Donations go to medical expenses and can also be made to Scott Sheets fund at First National Bank.
Believe to Achieve will host its first talent show at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Vietnam Veterans of American building, 17915 W. Elm St. Family-oriented talent welcome. To perform or for more information: Shenequa Phipps 256-874-7457 or Shamone Freeman 256-559-9390.
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, Sept. 10, at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Ardmore book signing
The Ardmore Public Library will host a book signing at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, for locally born author Loretta Ekis and her book, “Southern Ways and Southern Days.”
The Lions Club dove hunt will be held Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at Dickey Hobbs Farm Sunflower-millet. Preselect spots are $30 and $20 the day of the hunt. Contact: 256-732-4304 or 256-732-4300.
Fire department yard sale
The Clements Volunteer Fire Department is in need of donations for its annual yard sale to be held the first weekend in October. Call 256-374-8350 to have items picked up.
Candlelight vigil planning
Crisis Services will hold planning meetings at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in September for its annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence to be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 on The Square. More information: Christa 256-232-0280.
• City Council. Athens City Council will hold a work session at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, followed by its regular meeting at 5:30 in the municipal courtroom of the Athens Police Department on Hobbs Street in Athens.
• Cancer Society. American Cancer Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Shoney’s. More information: 256-232-6455.
• Athens Garden Club. Athens Garden Club will meet for lunch and initial business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Forrest Hills Clubhouse. Business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Covered dish luncheon no later than 11. Laurie Glenn, chair of the Athens Saturday Market, will speak.
• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Athens Recreation Center at the intersection of U.S. 31 North and Alabama 251. All retirees of Athens and Limestone County school systems are invited. More information: Jerry George 256-729-1145.
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