Kiwanis Hamburger Day

The Kiwanis Club Hamburger Day will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Big Spring Memorial Park. A loaded charbroiled hamburger with chips, drink and dessert is $5. Serving rain or shine. Proceeds sponsor children’s programs within the community.


Benefit breakfast

The Bethel, Tenn. Lodge No. 194 F&AM buffet breakfast to benefit charity will be held from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the Lodge building. The public is invited. Non-perishable food items are being collected for the food bank.

Coffee Call

The October Coffee Call for area veterans and their spouses will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives at 100 W. Pryor St. It is sponsored by Grover and Rose Gardner. Contact: 256-771-7578.

Used book sale

The Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the library.

Music and dance

Barnett Band & Co. will perform from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at West Side Village Community Center on Alabama 99 in the Owens Community. Admission is $4. All ages welcome. No smoking or alcohol permitted. Contact: 256-771-0586.


Indian artifacts

The 2011 Rogersville Indian Artifact Show will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Joe Wheeler State Park Resort. Free admission. Contact: Barry Watters at 256-702-7647 or

Cemetery stroll

The Athens City Cemetery Stroll on Hobbs Street will be held from 2-5 p.m.  Sunday. “Spirits” of former residents will be portrayed by their descendents. It’s a free event but donations are accepted toward repair of several cemetery sites. Contact: Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 256-232-5411.

Reyer reunion

Reyer family descendents are invited to a family reunion Sunday at the First National Bank Community Room at 26559 Main St. in Ardmore, Tenn. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m.


Pickin’ & Grinnin’

The Elkmont Pickin’ & Grinnin’ will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Elkmont Depot in downtown Elkmont. Dancers and listeners welcome. Contact: 931-427-6296.


Wild Game Cook-Off

The 16th annual Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-Off will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. Cook teams compete in Fish, Fowl and Game divisions. Tickets are $35 per couple/person. For tickets, directions or to register a cook team, contact David Thomas at 256-606-4161 or Sam Glover at 256-318-0157.

Bluegrass concert

A House Concert with Mike Compton and David Grier will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall Auditorium on the main level. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 100 N. Beaty St. Contact: 256-232-5411.


Dog food drive

Dog food for The Humane Society of Limestone County Fall Dog Food Drive can be dropped off at Annette’s Loving Touch Groom & Board on Jefferson Street behind Subway. Dog food purchased at Limestone Farmers Coop on U.S. 31 can be left there for Humane Society pickup. Contact by phone or text: 256-230-2006.


Booth volunteers needed

The Humane Society booth at the Oct. 7-8 Tennessee Old Time Fiddlers Convention is in need of volunteers. Contact or text: 256-230-2006.


• County Commission. The Limestone County Commission will hold a work session at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 28, at the Washington Street annex.

•  Conservation Meeting. The Limestone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Office at 1795 U.S. 72 East, Suite 102. The public is invited.

• Cemetery association. The fall meeting of the Prospect, Tenn. Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Prospect Rescue Squad Building. Officers and committee members for 2012 will be elected. Contact: Charlie Crosby at 256-216-5840 or Cindy Harris at 931-363-0202.

Limestone Ledger is a list of events hosted by nonprofit organizations. Items must be submitted in writing. Mail or bring submissions to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, AL 35611; email to or fax to 256-233-7753.

This Week's Circulars