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, Feb. 24, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The class’ theme will be “What is the Period of Purple Crying?” More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554


Job fair

The Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at 406 S. Jefferson St, Athens, next to Dub's Burgers.


Fire dept. fundraiser

Owens Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken stew and bake sale fundraiser starting 10 a.m. until sold out Saturday, Feb. 27, at Station 1, 15359 Elk River Mills Road. Cost is $5 per bowl, $8 per quart, $15 per half-gallon and $25 per gallon. Bakery items priced as marked at event.

Chicken stew fundraiser

Women Empowering Women of Alabama will be sponsoring a chicken stew fundraiser 11 a.m. until all is sold Saturday, Feb. 27,, at FreshWind Christian Fellowship, 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Cost is $20 per gallon or $6 per quart; bring your own container. More information: Roxanne, 256-321-3899; Jenny 256-374-7140


Swamp John’s dinner

Copeland Presbyterian Church will host a Swamp John’s fundraiser 4–5 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply in Athens. Plates $12 each and include chicken, catfish or shrimp with slaw, fries, hush puppies, onion, dill pickle spear and glass of tea. Pickup only.

Trash Attack

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Transportation, will host the third annual Countywide Trash Attack from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 6. Volunteers should meet at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens, corner of Main Street and Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore or Hatchery Road Boat Launch off Alabama 99 in West Limestone. Breakfast provided. Wear long pants and appropriate footwear. Trash bags, vests and litter grabbers provided. More information (and to register):; 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, March 10, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The class’ theme will be “Addressing Homelessness.” More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554


Bama Zack golf tournament

Registration is open now until June 30 (or spots are filled) for the Bama Zack Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. Cost is $600 per four-person scramble team. Max of 25 teams. Tournament to be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Canebrake Club, Athens, with registration for event at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. All proceeds benefit Bama Zack Memorial Scholarship for Limestone County student-athletes. Tournament sponsorships available until May 30. More information: Allison, 256-777-2381; Garth, 256-777-6530

Pre-K registration

Registration is open now through March 23 for prekindergarten programs in Athens and Limestone County. Classes begin in the fall. More information:;

Tax assistance

RSVP is offering free income tax assistance at local libraries. Participants must call 256-232-7207 to schedule an appointment for Athens-Limestone Public Library or Decatur Public Library. Call 931-427-4883 to schedule an appointment at the Ardmore Public Library. Hours vary by location. More information: 256-232-7207

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: 256-444-2628

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 3–5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Clothes and food boxes also available. 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 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

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


Son-Rise Service

Athens-Limestone Ministerial Alliance will host a community-wide Son-Rise Service starting 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at the Swan Creek Pavilion beside Athens Middle School. Please bring your own chair.


Coffee call

Due to health concerns, the coffee call scheduled for Saturday, March 6, at the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives has been canceled. More information: 256-771-7578

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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