The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 31, 2013

Limestone Ledger 1/31/13


The News Courier

THURSDAY

SOA luncheon

Spirit of Athens is hosting its annual Spirit Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center. Tickets are $25. Contact: 256-729-1160.

Square dance sessions

Shirts & Skirts Dance Club of Athens is offering a free introduction to square dance session at 6:30 tonight at Athens Recreation Center. Contact: 256-232-5970.

FRIDAY

Take Your Child to the Library Day

The Athens-Limestone Public Library will host Take Your Child to the Library Day from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate libraries and children. The day includes stories, crafts, snacks and fun. Free for all ages. Contact: Library 256-232-1233.

Respite Night

Caregiver’s Night Out will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 16230 Mooresville Road. Make reservations by noon today, Jan. 31, at 256-232-7207.

SATURDAY

Benefit breakfast

The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge 194 F&AM will serve a buffet breakfast to benefit charity from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Lodge building. Public invited. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the local food bank, which is running low on resources.

Coffee Call

Coffee Call for area veterans and spouses, and sponsored by Hospice of Limestone County and Kristi and Robert Valls, will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum, 100 W. Pryor St. Contact: Sandy 256-771-7578.

Boy Scout goat/chicken stew

The annual Boy Scout Troop 221 goat and chicken stew will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Limestone Volunteer Fire Department. Containers provided. Eat in or carry out by bowls, quarts and gallons. No pre-sales. Proceeds help pay for summer camp.

MONDAY

RSVP income tax service

RSVP income tax counseling for the elderly begins Monday, Feb. 4, and will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center at the corner of Pryor and Clinton streets. No appointments. No cost to clients. Bring last year’s tax return, Social Security numbers and birthdates for each member household, W-2 forms and 1099s if applicable. Contact: RSVP 256-232-7207.



TUESDAY

Foster/adoptive parent class

Limestone County Foster and Adoptive Parent Class orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Limestone County Department of Human Resources, 1007 W. Market St. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 12 at the same location. Contact: Angela Mayberry 256-216-6401.

ONGOING

Tax Service Counseling

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program income-tax service will begin from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center at the corner of Pryor and Clinton streets in downtown Athens. Sessions will continue every Monday and Thursday until April 15. No appointments will be given. Returns will be filed at no cost to the client. If interested, please bring tax returns from last year, Social Security numbers for each person in the household, birth dates for each person in the household, W-2 form(s) and 1099 form(s), if applicable. For more information, call Dean Morgan of RSVP at 256-232-7207.

UPCOMING

Tree seedlings giveaway

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will have a tree seedlings giveaway for Limestone County residents only at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens to help reforest areas of Alabama hardest hit by April 2011 tornadoes. Visit KeepAthensLimestoneBeautiful.com for a list of tree species available, and an order form to print, complete, and bring to the event. Contact: KALB 256-233-8728 or KeepALBeautiful@att.net.

MEETINGS

• Tea Party Patriots. The Athens/Limestone Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 tonight, Jan. 31, at 100 Beaty St. Public is invited. Contact: 256-232-9051 or 256-777-2526.

• AHS Class of ’56. Athens High School Class of 1956 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Logan’s in Athens for a Dutch-treat lunch. Contact: Mary 256-729-6709.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing and are listed up to six days to include the day of the event. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to ed@athensnews-courier.com or fax to 256-233-7753.