March of Dimes benefit

Salon 53 in Toney will hold their second annual Cut-A-Thon to benefit March of Dimes, this year in honor of “Angel Kylie’s Hope,” from 1-4 p.m. today. All hair cuts are $10. Event includes refreshments, registration for a gift basket and face painting for children. Salon 53 is located at 8130 Alabama 53, Suite C in Toney. Contact: Vickie Marbut 256-777-1556.


Chicken stew

The American Legion Post 49 chicken stew dinner will be held from 10 a.m. until 1  p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 to eat in or per quart carryout. Containers provided. For information: Rod Huffman 256-233-3023. To reserve carryout orders: 256-230-6233.

Movies at the Museum

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives on Pryor Street will show the film “Never Wave at a WAC,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Powers Room of the museum. Contact: 256-771-7578.


Resume Writing

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives on Pryor Street will sponsor a resume writing program Wednesday with Karlton Stephens of Veterans Upward Bound. No charge. Call to sign up. Contact: 256-771-7578.


Red Cross Volunteer Fair

The WAFF 48/Red Cross Volunteer Fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday at the Athens Senior Center, 912 W. Pryor St. The goal is to have more people registered and ready should disaster strike.

Parent/student meeting

A parent/student meeting for Athens Middle School eighth-grade students who will enter Athens High School for the 2012-2013 school year will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Athens High School cafeteria. Registration procedures, course offerings and graduation requirements will be discussed.


Women’s history

Maj. Gen. Heidi Brown from Redstone Arsenal with will present a women’s history program at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. Contact: 256-771-7578.


Bridge Brunch Benefit

The Bridge Brunch Benefit for the Historical Donnell House will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27. Seating is limited. Make reservations at 256-233-2492 or 256-232-5600. Tickets are $20 per person.

Relay for Life fundraiser

Celebrity Waiters Night is Tuesday, March 27, at Applebee’s from 6-8 p.m. This is one of the fundraisers held by the City of Athens Relay for Life Team. Waiters this year are Mayor Ronnie Marks, Police Chief Floyd Johnson, Sheriff Mike Blakely, Council President Jimmy Gill, Council members Mignon Bowers, Jim Hickman and Harold Wales and Circuit Court Clerk Charles Page. The city’s team raised more than $7,000 last year.

Garden club fundraiser

The Athens Garden Club annual Spring Plant & Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 21, under the breezeway at Sundry Printing at the corner of East Washington and Clinton streets.


Library page applications

Summer library page applications are available at Athens-Limestone Public Library through April 21. To be a teen summer volunteer at the library, you must be at least 13 years old by June 1. Applications will also be available on the library’s website, Applications are due April 21. Contact: Kelli 256-232-1233.

Tax service

RSVP Income Tax Service will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Monday and Thursday through April 17 at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center. No appointments will be given. Returns will be filed at no cost to the client.


• NAACP. The Limestone County NAACP  will hold it's monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Athens City Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome. Contact: Will Woodruff 256-227-8489.

• VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary will have dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the VFW post at 4765 N. Jefferson St. A meeting will follow. Contact: 256-233-0213.

• Pink Ribbon. The Pink Ribbon Hope Chest group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in classroom C of the Education Department of Athens-Limestone Hospital. Guest speaker is lymphedema specialist Susie Adams. Contact: 256-216-9100.

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.


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