Real Men Wear Pink campaign

Village Pizza of East Limestone and Blake Williams announced an easy way to support the fight against breast cancer. Pizza lovers can support Blake Williams' Real Men Wear Pink campaign by dining in, taking out or ordering through GrubSouth from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today. Village Pizza of East Limestone is located at 15728 East Limestone Road, directly across from East Limestone High School.


Drive-thru flu clinic

The Limestone County Health Department will be holding its drive-thru flu clinic at the Athens Sportsplex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. The flu shots are free for those with Medicaid, Medicare Part B or Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card. For all other insurances or no insurance there will be a $2 charge. More information: 256-232-3200


Child-rearing class

Limestone County Kids and Kin are holding a free child-rearing class for individuals raising a relative's child titled “Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus.” The class is 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554 or



Swamp John's fundraiser

Swamp John's will be at the Big Lots parking lot on U.S. 72 from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Your choice of fish, shrimp or chicken plates are $12 each. Plates include fries, slaw, condiments and tea. Proceeds go to the Lighthouse Apostolic Pentecostal Church building fund. More information: Marie McGuire, 256-998-0195 or Chris Teeples, 256-998-0194


Ghost tours

Tickets are on sale now for the never-before-investigated Gray and Holt Building with Southern Ghost Tours & Paranormal Investigation and Athens-Limestone Tourism. Ticket seekers can visit and search Athens, AL Gray and Holt, or Facebook users can search for “Ghost Hunt and Paranormal Investigation, Gray and Holt on Market Street.” The event will take place Oct. 24 with tours at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person for 12 years and older (plus fees). A portion of the proceeds benefits Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association.

Haunt Walks

Haunt Walks tickets are on sale and available for pickup at the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association office, 100 N. Beaty St., Athens. Tours are held 6:30 and 7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in October. Limit of 15 ticketholders per tour. Tickets are $10 each (cash or check) for 12 years and older. Masks and social distancing required during tour. More information: 256-232-5411

Toys for Tots program

The United Way of Athens-Limestone County is accepting registrations for the 2020 Toys for Tots program. Registration will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Athens Senior Center, 912 W. Pryor St. They will be accepting families from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. both days. The program is for children aged birth-12 years. In order to sign up, one must bring proof of income, birth certificates for each eligible child, social security cards for each eligible child, proof of residency in Limestone County and parent or guardian’s photo ID. Due to coronavirus guidelines, only one representative per family is allowed to come register, and masks are required. If someone doesn't have a mask, one will be provided. More information: 256-233-2323

Turkey giveaway

Women Empowering Women of Alabama is holding its annual turkeys and food boxes giveaway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Freshwind Christian Fellowship Church, 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. You must register to receive a turkey and food box. Register at Freshwind Christian Fellowship Church Monday through Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. between Oct. 5 and Nov. 5. You must have proof of residence and an ID to register.


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 via Zoom. The classes are called S.A.I.L., which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. Classes are one hour each and will take place Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. 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

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