Gospel meeting

Northside Church, located at 1201 North Jefferson Street, will be having a different speaker each day beginning Sunday, Oct. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Services will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Services will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Levi Sides will speak Sunday, Bill Irby will speak Monday. Tuesday's speaker will will David Cox and Wednesday's will be Ryan Knight.


Child-rearing class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a free child-rearing class for relatives raising a relative's child 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Oct. 13, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The theme is "My Child is Sick Again." More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554


TeamBlueButterflies is having a PINK OUT Swamp Johns from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 15 at the Rodeo arena. Fish, chicken or shrimp with all fixings. For more information, call Teresa Lovell at 256-777-7981.

Rescue squad donations

Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is currently accepting items for a garage sale scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15-16. More information: Mickey, 256-345-2212


Drug take back/Shred Day

Drug take back/Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Athens State University located at 300 N. Beatty ST. Needles and liquids will not be accepted. 5 large bags or boxes per person of documents can be shred. Electronic recycling can include computers, tablets, cell phones; TV's are accepted for $10 fee. Donations of clothing and household items will also be accepted to benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama. For more information, call 256-355-5170.


The Limestone County Historical Society will be holding its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, at the Pincham-Lincoln Community Center located at 606 Trinity Circle, Athens, AL, 35611. Wayne Kuykendall will guest speak at the event. Refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call Jackie Leonard at 256-232-6501

Trunk or Treat

The Owens Fire Department will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 30 at the Limestone Rodeo Arena located on Alabama 99. Inflatables will be ready at 5 p.m.



Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge each Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games beginning at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or drink will be allowed. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur.

Spanish Class for beginners

Conversational Spanish class for beginners, instructed by Maria Taylor, will be held from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Learn-to-Read office located at 410 South Jefferson Street (Crutcher Center). The fee for the program is $85. For more information, call 256-230-3050 or email

Women empowering Women of Alabama

Women empowering women of Alabama will be holding it's annual target food giveaway. Registration will from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 10 located at Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship, 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens, AL, 35611. To register, photo identification and proof of residence must be provided. For more information, contact Janice Williams at 256-233-5995.

Haunt Walks/Horse and Wagon Tour

The Haunt Walks will be each Tuesday and Thursday in October beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. walking tours and the Horse and Wagon Tours will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under, $10 for age 13 and older. The Horse and Wagon will hold eight people at $20 per person.

Job fair

The Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center will host job fairs from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. each Friday through Nov. 26. Full and part-time positions available at different companies with benefits packages. More information:; 256-230-0880

COVID-19 testing

The Athens-Veteran's Museum is holding COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. You can sign up at

Drive-thru Flu Clinic

The Limestone County Health Department will be holding a drive-thru flu clinic at the Athens Sportsplex from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. The Flu shots are free to those with Medicaid, Medicare Part B and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance cards. For all other insurance or no insurance, there will be a $2 charge. More information at 256-232-3200.

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 3–5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays starting Aug. 16. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Used book sale

Houston Memorial Library and Museum's used book sale room is now open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesdays; and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. More information: 256-233-8770

Food giveaway

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church’s food pantry will be open 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month 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: 256-424-5403

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 2–3 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

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


City cemeteries

The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations allowed on the ground between April 1 and Oct. 31, unless following a funeral; flower placement acceptable year-round on monuments, at their base or at foot markers; fresh flowers will be removed one week after a funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; approval by cemetery superintendent required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; city personnel will remove all trees or shrubs deemed detrimental to adjacent lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered or damaged U.S. flags will be removed and disposed of properly.

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 your event to, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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