The News Courier
The Red Cross and Limestone County Young Republicans will hold a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. today, Aug. 29, at the Days Inn banquet facility at 1322 U.S. 72 East in Athens.
Drop-In Storytime for babies
The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host free Drop-In Storytime for babies beginning at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Drop-In Storytime includes stories, songs, rhymes and bounces and is for infants, babies, and toddlers up to 18 months old and their caregivers. No registration required. More information: 256-232-1233.
AHS pep rally
Athens High School’s annual pep rally on The Square will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, on the east side of the Limestone County Courthouse. AHS hosts Decatur at 7 p.m. at Golden Eagles Stadium.
Horton family reunion
The biennial Horton family reunion for relatives of James Horton will begin today, Friday, Aug. 31, and continue through Monday, Sept. 1, in Athens. Today, a meet-and-greet will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Bridgeforth Park, followed by a block party at 9. Saturday, horseback riding begins at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans building, 17915 W. Elm St., followed by a picnic from noon-1 p.m. and a hayride to the Horton family property leaving at 3. Sunday, worship begins at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Primitive Baptist Church on Summerville Road, followed by meeting at home of reunion chairman Mike Bailey, 700 Coleman Ave., 256-874-0565.
A firefighter’s breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Bojangles’ on U.S. 72 East. Contact: Paul Irons 256-232-5402.
Elkmont High car show
The third-annual Elkmont High School Band Car Show will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the school, 25630 Evans Ave. Registration, which admits two people, is $15 in advance and $20 on Saturday. General admission is $5. Ages 10 and under attend free. Contacts: Mike Ikard 256-431-0542 and Mark McChristian 256-206-2498.
The James Early and Mary Springer Patterson family reunion will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at the home of Billy and Linda Patterson. More information: 256-729-1776.
The annual Glanton-Vinson family/friends reunion begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Owens Senior Center on Alabama 99. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and old family pictures. Copier available. Contact: Judy Jackson 256-777-0551.
Bean Day donations
Donations are needed for the upcoming Bean Day General Store to include homemade items such as jellies, jams, relish, pickles, crafts, etc. Proceeds go to Limestone County senior centers. To donate, contact Jennifer Reece at 256-233-6412.
Senior Picnic in the Park
Vendors and other exhibitors are needed for the annual Senior Picnic in the Park to be held from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Big Spring Park in Athens. Contact: Jennifer Reece 256-233-6412.
Personal financial management
Registration is open through Sept. 4 for a free four-week “Exploring Money Matters” class to be conducted from 2-3:30 p.m. consecutive Monday afternoons (Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30) in Suite C of the Market Street County Building at 1109 W. Market St. in Athens. First come-first served. Limited class sizes. More information and registration: Limestone County Extension Office 256-232-5510.
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 Street. Family-oriented talent welcome. To perform or for more information: Shenequa Phipps 256-874-7457 or Shamone Freeman 256-559-9390.
• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 tonight, Aug. 29, at 100 Beaty St. Guest speaker is state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw. Public is invited. Contact: 256-777-2526.
• Trinity Class of ’73. Trinity High School Class of 1973 will meet for dinner and entertainment Friday night, Aug. 30, at Yesterdays Event Center on Brownsferry Road in Athens. Contact: Deborah McDonald 256-651-9472.
• Clements Class of ’88. Clements High School Class of 1988 will meet for dinner Saturday night, Aug. 31, at Yesterdays Event Center on Brownsferry Road in Athens. Contact: Bernadette Jones 256-479-1279.
• Woodmen of the World. The Woodmen Labor Day barbecue will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 2, at the chapter building on U.S. 72. Members are asked to bring dessert. Contact: Tom Ed Wright 256-232-4459
• Vietnam Veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 511 will gather for potluck and the monthly meeting, which includes voting on an updated Chapter 511 Constitution, by-laws and business loan to consolidate facility upkeep costs, Tuesday, Sept 3., at the chapter hall. Food at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7.
• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 and friends are invited to meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Decatur for a Dutch-treat lunchy. Contact: 256-232-4815.
• City Council. Athens City Council members will hold a work session at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, followed by their regular meeting at 5:30 in the municipal courtroom of the Athens Police Department on Hobbs Street in Athens.
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