TODAY

Veterans Day parade

The Athens-Limestone Veterans Day Parade will take place 11 a.m. today. Registration is open for those who wish to participate. Floats can be patriotic or military themed but not political or intentionally controversial. More information: Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, 256-771-7578

Chicken stew sale

Ardmore Veterans Group will hold a chicken stew sale today, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ardmore, Tennessee, City Annex Building located behind Burger King. Chicken Stew will be sold for $25 for a gallon and $15 for a half-gallon. Please bring containers if possible. You can preorder by contacting Ken Crosson at 256-874-4821 or Jan Chancey at 910-391-5908.

SUNDAY

Hearts for Homeless benefit

Hearts for Homeless will host a fundraiser benefit 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the VFW Post on Alabama 127 in Athens. The organization will be selling chicken with baked beans and potato salad. Plates are $10 each. Live music will be provided by area musicians. There will also be a raffle, silent auctions and a live auction. All funds raised will be donated to the Hearts for Homeless Home for a Hero building fund. More information: Fawn Brewer, 256-431-7084

TUESDAY

Child-rearing class

Limestone County Kids & Kin is holding a free child-rearing class for those raising a relative's child titled “Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Crib.” The class will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 10 at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. More information: Tammy Hill, 256-724-2254 or thill@familyguidancecenter.org

Calhoun Veterans Day Program

Calhoun Community College will host its annual Veterans Day Program 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The event will be held in the Kelley Gymnasium on the college's Decatur campus, 6250 U.S. 31 North, Tanner. Dr. Joe Fitzgerald, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for North Alabama, will be the event speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Social distancing measures will be followed during the program and masks are required for attendance.

FRIDAY

Movie night

The Athens-Limestone Public Library is offering a free showing of the Coen brothers' 2010 remake of True Grit at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Enjoy this modern masterpiece starring Jeff Bridges from the comfort of your car. The movie is being presented as part of NEA Big Read: Limestone County. The library building will be closed, so restrooms and other amenities won't be available. The movie is rated PG-13.

UPCOMING

Free diabetes screening

The Athens Lions Club is sponsoring a free diabetes screening 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at Bethel Church of Christ, 26772 Capshaw Road, Athens. Masks required.

NAACP voting

The Limestone NAACP will have its elections from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at 809 U.S. 72 West, Suite D, Athens. Limestone NAACP members are encouraged to come out and cast their vote for unit officers and executive committee members. You can vote from your car or you can come inside to vote with proper PPE. More information: Wilbert Woodruff, 256-227-8489

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. Registration before event required. Register at Freshwind Christian Fellowship Church 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays between Oct. 5 and Nov. 5. Proof of residence and valid ID required to register.

Food pantry

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will host a food distribution event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1911 Hine St., Athens. To participate one must: be eligible to receive food stamps/Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP); be eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF/AFDC); be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI); meet income minimums (available at distribution site); be facing special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.); and complete eligibility form at distribution site. Bring valid driver's license or ID card. One food distribution per household. More information: 256-444-2628

Thanksgiving dinner

Hope Gibson and volunteers will host their annual free Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, dessert and more Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Ole Gin House BBQ in Elkmont. The dinner will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until all the food is gone. Eat-in or drive-thru carryout is available. Drinks will be provided for those who eat in. More information: 256-497-3706

Athens sanitation holiday schedule

The City of Athens has organized its sanitation schedule for the four holidays occurring between November and January. Sanitation will run as scheduled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. There will be no pickup on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. On Friday, Nov. 27, Thursday's garbage will be collected with Friday's garbage being collected on Saturday, Nov 28. There will be no pickup on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, with Friday's garbage being collected Saturday, Dec. 26. Sanitation will run as scheduled on New Year's Day. Please have bins to the curb by 6 a.m.

North Pole Stroll

The sixth annual Athens North Pole Stroll is coming again this year to the Big Springs Memorial Park. Sponsorships are available now and are still only $100. Organizers require the use of SOLAR string lights only, unbreakable ornaments and use twist ties or bread ties to secure ornaments to the tree. Contact the Athens Limestone Tourism Office at 256-232-5411 or go to the tourism website for the forms to fill out and email back at visitathensal.com/2020-anps

ONGOING

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 reportcorruption@ago.state.al.us or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS

CANCELED

Coffee Call

Due to health concerns, the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call scheduled for today, has been canceled.

Ardmore Veterans Day Parade

The Ardmore Veterans Day program, scheduled for November 11, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Festival of Trees

Due to COVID-19, the Donnell House will not be hosting the Festival of Trees this year. However, the Donnell House is still available to rent for private events. More information: 239-249-2211

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar in which nonprofit organizations can notify the public of events. Publication of donation requests should not be considered an endorsement by this newspaper. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before donating. 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 newscouriersoundoff@gmail.com, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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