Chicken stew

Piney Chapel Volunteer Fire Department will be serving chicken stew starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the fire station. To-go orders only. Cost is $25 per gallon, $15 per half-gallon and $8 per quart. Customers asked to bring their own container, or quart-sized containers available. Pre-order via Facebook. More information: 256-998-0194, 256-998-0195


MLK Jr. virtual program

The 16th annual Athens-Limestone Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program will be held via Zoom this year. Program begins 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18. Visit to register and join the livestream starting at 9:30 a.m., or call 312-626-6799 to join by phone. Webinar ID: 821 1536 5888; passcode: 785135.

Cleanup at Swan Creek

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will host a cleanup event 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area. KALB will provide trash bags, gloves and litter grabbers. More information: 256-233-8000


Childcare class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a free class for relatives raising a relative’s child 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The class’ theme will be “My Sensitive Senses – UCP.” More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554


Free Christmas tree removal

JunkTruk Junk Removal is offering free curbside Christmas tree pickup in January. To be eligible, the residence must be in Limestone County, the tree must be real and no more than 10 feet in height, and the tree must be left curbside or at the end of the driveway for removal. More information:

Food giveaway

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church’s food pantry will be open 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of this month in 2021 at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Patrons must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplemental food assistance (SNAP/food stamps); eligibility for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have valid ID card or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while supplies last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: 256-444-2628

After-school feeding program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, is offering free meals for students after school. Meals are available 2–5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Used book sale

Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library host a used book sale from 10:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m. each Tuesday and first Saturday of each month at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-232-1233

Virtual exercise class

Limestone County Council on Aging presents virtual exercise class 1–2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The classes are called S.A.I.L., which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: 256-233-6412

Recruiting school tutors

RSVP is recruiting elementary tutors for Athens City Schools and math tutors for all grades. Anyone interested in tutoring at least one hour per week is encouraged to call the RSVP office. More information: 256-232-7207

Corruption hotline

The Alabama Attorney General's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS


MLK Parade

The annual Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade has been canceled. A virtual event honoring essay and art contest winners will be held instead.


Veterans Museum

The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar in which nonprofit organizations can notify the public of events. Publication of donation requests or services offered should not be considered an endorsement by this newspaper. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before donating or accepting services. All items will run as space allows until the day of the event and should be submitted at least one week prior to the event for best results. Ongoing items run for up to one month but can be resubmitted regularly. Email submissions to, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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