MONDAY

LCS job fair

Limestone County Schools will host a job fair 5–7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the East Limestone High School gymnasium. Representatives from each school, the transportation department and the Child Nutrition Program will be on site. More information (and a list of available job openings): lcsk12.org/jobpostings

TUESDAY

Free testing

The Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center will host a free COVID-19 testing clinic from 1–3 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, under a tent in the parking lot of 406 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-230-0880; alcfamilyresourcecenter.org

Library reopening

The Houston Memorial Library and Museum will reopen with limited hours starting May 11. Patrons can visit 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additional dates and times to be announced later. Masks requested.

WEDNESDAY

Childcare class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a free child-rearing class from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, May 12, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The class is designed for those raising a relative's child and will focus on "Positive Parenting." More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

THURSDAY

Dance and health festival

The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will host a free "Seasoned Folks Dance and Health Festival" from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Big Springs Memorial Park, Athens. Senior citizens can enjoy line dancing, learn about health care programs or disorders, explore health care options and listen to guest speakers. Carriage rides, funnel cakes, vendors, giveaways and more will also be available. Participants are asked to bring their own chairs, as seating will not be provided. More information: visitathensal.com

Free performance

Athena Performing Arts Series will host a free performance featuring "A Night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical Hits," including songs from "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Phantom of the Opera," "Evita," "Cats," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and others. The event starts 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Swan Creek Park, Athens. Food trucks will be on site. Attendees asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

FRIDAY

Job fair

Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center will host a free job fair from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at 406 S. Jefferson St., next to Dub's Burgers in Athens. Immediate openings for various positions. More information: alcfamilyresourcecenter.org

UPCOMING

Food giveaway

Beans and rice will be given away from 9–11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, by volunteers at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St., Athens. No names taken; no ID required. More information: 256-232-2567; sttimothy.athens@gmail.com

Job fair

Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center will host a free job fair from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at 406 S. Jefferson St., next to Dub's Burgers in Athens. Immediate openings for various positions. More information: alcfamilyresourcecenter.org

Childcare class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a free child-rearing class from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, May 26, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The class is designed for those raising a relative's child and will focus on "What Summer Slide Actually Means and Ways to Fight It." More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

Guided nature walk

Damien Simbeck will guide a free nature walk starting 8 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Marbut Bend Walking Trail in West Limestone. Participants can learn about the area and the wildlife who live there. Binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, sun screen and insect repellent are appreciated. The trail is handicapped-accessible.

Addiction Eviction Rally

The 3rd annual Addiction Eviction Rally is set for 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Swan Creek Park, 98 U.S. 31, Athens. Free meals, school supplies, hygiene bags and food boxes available. School supply and diaper donations accepted. Three scholarships will be awarded. More information: Lori Masonia, 256-374-3202

Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will host its annual Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in Big Spring Memorial Park. Vendors will be located throughout the park with activities for kids, earth-friendly products, information and more. Steve Trash will perform at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. More information: KALB 256-233-8000; KALBCares@gmail.com

ONGOING

Storybook Stroll

The second annual Storybook Stroll, hosted by the Athens-Limestone County Public Library Foundation, is open now through June 10 in downtown Athens. A new story will be posted every two weeks, and those who visit can scan the QR code at the end of the stroll to earn a free ice cream cone from Kreme Delite.

Garden vouchers

Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Garden Voucher Program. Applicants must reside in Madison or Limestone County, meet income eligibility requirements and call their local office to apply. More information: www.caa-htsval.org

Vaccine rides

Limestone NAACP is offering free rides for Limestone County residents to Athens-Limestone Hospital's walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 12:30–3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 256-227-8489 or 256-216-5668 for more information.

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

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

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

RODEO EVENTS

Rodeo parade

The Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Parade will be 11 a.m. today. Parade lineup starts 10 a.m. Parade route will travel from the Arena on Alabama 99 through downtown Athens and back. More information: Sheriff Mike Blakely, 256-232-0111

Rodeo kickoff

The Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Queen Pageant Committee will host "Kickin' into Rodeo Week" 5–8 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Arena, 18118 Alabama 99, Athens. Food trucks, local vendors, bouncy house, petting zoo, horse rides and face painting available. Free admission. More information: Tiffany Pack or Dawn Blakely, 256-232-0111

Street dance, fashion show

The Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo will host a street dance and western fashion show Tuesday, May 11, on the east side of the Limestone County Courthouse Square in Athens. Street dance starts at 6; fashion show starts at 7. More information: Sheriff Mike Blakely, 256-232-0111

Rodeo

The 39th annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo will take place May 14 and 15 at the Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99. Gates open 6 p.m. each night; rodeo starts 8 p.m. Advance tickets $15 per adult, $10 per child 12 and under. Gate prices $17 per adult and $12 per child. More information: Sheriff Mike Blakely, 256-232-0111

Pageant luncheon

The Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo Queen Pageant Committee will host the Rodeo Queen Pageant Luncheon noon Saturday, May 15, at the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, 114 W. Pryor St., Athens. Tickets on sale now for $25 each. Must purchase in advance. Limited number of tickets available. More information: Jennifer McBay, 256-232-0111

CHURCH EVENTS

Gospel concert

Berea Baptist Church will host a free Southern gospel concert featuring New Ground starting 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the church, 16779 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Love offerings accepted.

Sermon series

Alabama Fork CPCA will host a two-part virtual sermon series titled "Educational Ministry in the Small Church" 9 a.m. Sunday, May 16, and Sunday, May 23. More information: 256-431-7926; sundaymorningseminary.org

Sermon series

Alabama Fork CPCA will host a two-part virtual sermon series titled "Thirsting for More" 9 a.m. Sunday, May 16, and Sunday, May 23. More information: 256-431-7926; sundaymorningseminary.org

CEMETERY CLEANUP

Mount Pleasant (Old Scrouge)

Mount Pleasant (Old Scrouge) Cemetery's annual decoration will be held today through May 9. As a community cemetery, all upkeep is dependent on donations from families and friends of those buried. This year, donations can be placed in a dropbox at the cemetery entrance. If unable to attend, please mail contribution payable to Mount Pleasant Cemetery to Barbara Hodges, Treasure, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 27839 Mooresville Road, Elkmont, AL 35620.

Dement Cemetery

The semiannual meeting and decoration day for Dement Cemetery will be 10 a.m. today. Donations can be mailed to Dement Cemetery, P.O. Box 505, Rogersville, AL 35652, or presented at the meeting. If decorating, please secure arrangements to the head or foot stone.

Oneal Cemetery

Oneal Cemetery decoration will be held today. Donations may be mailed to Kay Moran, 18543 Tillman Mill Road, Athens, AL 35614.

Johnson Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery will host decoration day today. To get to the cemetery, travel Alabama 251, turn on Johnson Lane, then turn on Johnson Cemetery Road. Donations will also be accepted. More information: 256-423-6384

Limestone Church

The Board of Limestone Church is accepting donations for cemetery cleanup and church upkeep. The church, established in 1893, will host decoration day today. Donations can be mailed to Penny Krell, 1715 Haynes Ave. NE, Huntsville, AL 35811. More information: Janet Poole, 256-497-8526

Gatlin Cemetery

Gatlin Cemetery on Stateline Road in Ardmore will host decoration day May 15 and 16. Social distancing will be observed. Those who cannot attend and would like to make a donation can do so at FNB Bank, 26327 Main St., Ardmore, Tennessee. Donations can also be mailed to Gatlin Cemetery, c/o Stanley L. Mitchell, Treasurer, 28766 Alabama 251, Ardmore, AL 35739.

Sylone Cemetery

Decoration at Sylone Cemetery will be Sunday, May 16. Donations for upkeep are appreciated and can be mailed to Sylone Cemetery, c/o Mike Brock, 21518 Sandlin Road, Elkmont, AL 35620. More information: 256-206-0196

Bethel Cemetery

Annual monetary contributions for cemetery upkeep are due. If you have family members buried in Bethel Cemetery, send donations to Tommy Sprague, 25917 Pepper Road, Athens. Total funding for the cemetery comes from contributions. Cleanup of family burial sites is also encouraged as mowing season will begin soon. More information: Tommy Sprague, 256-874-8461

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 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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