The 47th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention continues today, Oct. 5, at Athens State University. Musical competitions at Founders Hall resume at 8:30 a.m. today. Cost is $10 for Saturday. Children ages 12 and under admitted free with parent. Tickets at the gate.
Tootsie Roll Drive
The Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll Drive to help support the Birdie Thornton Center and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities continues through Sunday, Oct. 6. Donation locations are Oct. 5: Walmart, Kmart, Hometown Grocery from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Athens Beverage from 1-8 p.m.; Oct. 6 at Walmart, Kmart and Hometown Grocery from noon until 6 p.m.
Used book sale
Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, Oct. 5, at the library, 405 E. South St. For more information, call (256) 232-1233.
Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call will be from 8-9 a.m. today, Oct. 5. It is sponsored by Rose and Grover Gardner and Champion Chevrolet. The museum is at 100 W. Pryor St., Athens.
Benefit stew/bake sale
The family of Ruben Quiroz is holding a benefit chicken stew/bake sale today, Oct. 5, at the Owens Fire Department. Bring own container. More information: 256-233-8924.
Prospect Cemetery Association
The fall meeting of the Prospect Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Prospect, Tenn., Rescue Squad building. More information: Charlie Crosby 256-216-5840.
The Reyer family reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 6, in the First National Bank community room, 26599 Main St., Ardmore. A covered dish lunch will be at 1 p.m. More information: 256-423-3537.
The first annual Gospel Explosion sponsored by Believe to Achieve will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Vietnam Veterans of America building, 17915 W. Elm St., Athens. Ticket and dinner 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, Oct. 8, at the library at 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
Crisis services will have its annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Rain location is the Big Spring Park pavilion. Contact: Christa 256-232-0280.
Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11, at the thrift store at 699 E. Hobbs St. in Athens. Bring proof of identification, all bills, telephone number, verification of income. No applications will be taken over the phone; no children are allowed at application day.
Athens Fire Auxiliary tournament
The Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be Oct. 17 at Canebrake Club. Activities begin with 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by 12:45 p.m. rules meeting, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $400 per four-person team; Mulligan package is $20 per player. Proceeds go to support local charities, including Shop With a Firefighter at Christmas. To register or sponsor: Chris Gillman 256-874-5638 or David Andrews 256-431-1585.
Haunts Walk tickets
Athens-Limestone County Tourism office has a few tickets left for the Haunts Walk on Oct. 8 and 15. There are two tours, 6:30 p.m. and 7. Tickets for all ages are $5 each. Tours last 1 1/2 to 2 hours and leave from the Visitor Center’s meeting room side-door at 100 N. Beaty Street. Tickets are not sold at the tours, so call ahead to 256-232-5411 or email info@VisitAthensAl.com . Cash or Check only.
• Cancer Survivors. Cancer Survivors Support Group will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Shoney’s.
• AHS Booster Club. Athens High School Athletic Booster Club will met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the AHS cafeteria. All Golden Eagles supporters are invited.
New members are still being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. The membership fee (individual or family) is $50. Fee may be mailed to: AHS Booster Club, c/o D. Holland, 24775 Savannah Trail, Athens, AL 35613. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Garden Club. Athens Garden Club members and guests will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Tanner Baptist Church. Carole Barron, president of Limestone County Master Gardeners will present “How to Become a Master Gardener.” Social at 9 a.m. Meeting at 9:30.
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