TODAY

Mini yard sale and silent auction

Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad will host a scaled-back yard sale this year, but adding a silent auction. The event will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the squad's building, 1401 Freeman Ave., Athens. Donors and vendors are asked to contact squad secretary Rebecca Croomes at rcroomes2009@gmail.com. Because of the virus, clothing and shoes will not be accepted this year, only clean and gently used housewares.

Clothes and food giveaway

Women Empowering Women will be having a clothes and food giveaway 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 1, at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park. The giveaway is open to the public. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Fill the van

First Presbyterian Church will hold “Fill the Van with Cash & Cans” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 1 at Big Lots, 603 U.S. 72 West, Athens. All donations go to Hearts for Homeless to support the needy in Limestone County and surrounding communities. No clothing needed.

More information: 256-874-8174 or HeartsforHomeless.net

TUESDAY

“Righting a Wrong” exhibit

The Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold the “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Internment, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto and Daisy Tibbs Dawson” Smithsonian poster exhibit Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the library. The exhibit will explore questions raised by Japaneses internment during World War II. The library will also help tell the story of two Limestone County residents — art teacher Tsuyoshi Matsumoto and peace activist Daisy Tibbs Dawson — touched by internment.

UPCOMING

Used book sale

The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St. More information: 256-232-1233

Drive-in Medicare seminar

Coffman Retirement Group will host a free drive-in medicare seminar 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Athens-Limestone Public Library. Participants can learn about Medicare from their own vehicles. A drive-in movie will be shown after the event. More information: 256-759-9987

Fundraising banquet

The Women's Resource Center in Athens, a ministry of Sav-A-Life Limestone County, is hosting its annual fundraising banquet virtually this year due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Visit www.wrcathens.org to register for the event. There is no charge for registration. More information: 256-233-5775

Master Gardener classes

Master Gardener fall classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a 12-week training course that will meet once a week. Due to COVID-19, classes will be online, in-person via Zoom, or by watching the recorded classes at a time that fits your schedule (your choice). Classes are taught by specialists from Auburn University, Alabama A&M University, extension agents and veteran Master Gardeners. More information: Rhonda at 256-690-8979 or rcb0003@aces.edu, or Janet at 256-614-3530 or jhunt9155@gmail.com

Drive-thru voter registration

The League of Women Voters will help with voter registration and filling out absentee ballots 10 a.m-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Athens-Limestone Public Library. Participants will not have to leave their cars. More information: Bryan Lorge, 256-426-8078, bryanlorge7@gmail.com

CEMETERY CLEANUP

Lentzville Cemetery

The Lentzville Cemetery Decoration Day will be Saturday, Aug. 1. All who have loved ones buried there are urged to attend. If you cannot attend, please send your check made out to the Lentzville Cemetery fund to Belinda Lansford, 1703 Trace End Trail, Athens, AL 35611. More information: Billy McNatt, 256-232-1601

Salem Cemetery

The Salem Cemetery decoration will be Saturday, Aug. 1. If you cannot attend, please mail your donation to Salem Cemetery, c/o Joyce McGill, 28980 Alabama 99, Lester, AL 35647. The meal usually held at noon has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Sandlin Cemetery

Sandlin Cemetery decoration will be held Aug. 7 and 8. Donations will be accepted onsite or can be mailed to Mark Blakely, 20931 Bracken Road, Athens, AL 35611. Through PayPal use email SandlinCemetery@yahoo.com to make donations electronically. Decoration participants are asked to honor social-distancing guidelines at the cemetery.

Higgins Cemetery

Higgins Cemetery decoration will be Saturday, Aug. 8. A short meeting will take place at 10 a.m. If you wish to mail a donation for cemetery upkeep, mail to Faye Chandler, 20065 Temperance Road, Rogersville, AL 35652.

Myers Cemetery

The Meyers Cemetery decoration will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The cemetery is located at 18347 Cross Key Road in Athens. More information: Lynn Nelson, 256-777-4431

ONGOING

Summer feeding program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with Freshwind Christian Fellowship, is hosting a summer feeding program through Aug. 31. More than 50 free meals will be available for children 1-18 years old 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meals will be drive thru pick-up only at 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Used book sale

The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library will have a used book sale each Tuesday and first Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St. More information: 256-232-1233

Yard of the Month

The Limestone County Master Gardeners Association is looking for a few good yards for the month of August. If you know a gardener whose yard is exceptional (no professionally maintained yards) and would like to have them recognized, the association would like to know. Visit https://mastergardeners-limestonecountyalabama.org or send tlt_brown@charter.net the information and a photo.

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 OR POSTPONED

Coffee Call

Due to health concerns, the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, has been canceled.

McCowan-Yarbrough reunion

The annual family reunion for descendants of Wiley and O'Leary Yarbrough McCowan scheduled Sunday, Aug. 2, at Sardis Springs Family Life Center is canceled due to widespread health concerns. More information: Annette at 256-777-9851 or Terry Adams at 256-232-9059

Korean War veterans gathering

Due to health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual gathering of the Veterans of Company "B" 1343rd Engineering Combat Battalion of the Korean War has been canceled for this year.

Singing on the Square

The remaining Singing on the Square events this summer have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association hopes to see everyone back for May 2021.

MEETINGS

• Limestone Farmers Co-Op. The annual membership meeting of the Limestone Farmers Co-Op will be held at the Tennessee Valley Substation, Belle Mina, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. This past year's business will be presented and board members will be elected. There will be a proposed plan of merger to consider wherein the association would be merged into Lauderdale County Co-Op and Lawrence County Exchange. The meeting will conclude with a carry-out meal. More information: Susan Carpenter, 256-232-5500

American Legion. The American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive, Athens. More information: Rod Huffman, 256-233-3023

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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