Limestone Ledger

TODAY

Toys for Tots

The United States Marine Corps and United Way of Athens-Limestone County will accept applications for Toys for Tots program 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. today at the United Way office, 419 S. Marion St., Athens. The program is for children from birth to 12 years. Parents or guardians must bring proof of income, picture ID, proof of Limestone County residency, and birth certificates and Social Security cards for eligible children. More information: 256-233-2323

THURSDAY

Veterans program

Athens High School invites all local veterans and their families to a Veterans Day assembly 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the competition gymnasium at the new school, 655 U.S. 31 North. A reception will follow in the founders room next to the gym.

SATURDAY

Beans and rice

Tanner United Methodist Church will give away 1-pound bags of beans and rice to every adult who visits the church at 19607 Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road, Tanner, between 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. No questions asked.

UPCOMING

Holiday tablescapes

Matthew Jimmerson of Athens Florist will demonstrate unique, beautiful tables settings for the holidays and beyond from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Athens-Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. The free class is sponsored by Alabama Master Gardeners Association and the Limestone County office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. No registration required.

Childrearing class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a childrearing class 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Nov. 13, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The topic will be "Children, Depression and Suicide: Are There Red Flags?" More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

Fall bake sale

Friends of the Ardmore Public Library will hold an annual fall bake sale 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the library, 25836 Main St., Ardmore, Tennessee. Cakes, pies, dressings, pumpkin rolls, fruitcakes and other baked goods will be sold. Proceeds will allow the group to buy books and other forms of public media for the library. Donations also accepted. More information: 931-427-4883

Turkey giveaway

Women Empowering Women of Alabama will give away turkeys and boxes of food from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. or until gone Saturday, Nov. 16, at Athens-Limestone Public Library. This year's giveaway is sponsored by the library, WEW, Cast Products Inc. and FreshWind Christian Fellowship. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Fire ant prevention

Taylor Reeder of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will present a free seminar on fire ant prevention 11 a.m.–noon Friday, Nov. 22, at Athens-Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. Drinks and light snacks will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the session. More information: 256-232-1233

Pococurante Big Band Christmas

Athens High School Band Boosters will present Pococurante Big Band Christmas with special guest Erica Hand, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Athens Performing Arts Center at Athens High School. Reserved seating available. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Athens High School Band. More information: pococurantebigband@gmail.com

ONGOING

Pop tab collection

Limestone County Farmers Federation is collecting aluminum soft drink pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. Tabs can be dropped off between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the ALFA office, 524 U.S. 72 West, Athens. More information: 256-233-0938

North Pole Stroll

Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association is accepting sponsorships for North Pole Stroll through Nov. 16. Sponsorships are $100 each. Trees available for decorating after Thanksgiving. Decorations should be water-resistant with solar-string lights only. Sponsorships open to everyone. Trees will remain in the park until Dec. 30. More information: the ALCTA office, 100 N. Beaty St., Athens; 256-232-5411

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.

Class of 1970 reunion

East Limestone High School Class of 1970 is planning a class reunion. All graduates are asked to call Larry Parvin at 256-232-9570. The goal is to reach as many grads as possible.

Parade participants wanted

Parade participants, including World War II veterans for the lead float, are needed for the annual Veterans Day parade 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Athens. The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives and members of local service organizations are resuming management of the Athens-Limestone County Veterans Day Parade. The route is the same as the Christmas parade. More information: 256-771-7578

Used book sale

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

MEETINGS

• LCMGA. Limestone County Master Gardeners Association will meet Monday, Nov. 11, at the Limestone County Extension Office, 1109 W. Market St., No. A, Athens. Meet and greet will be 12:30 p.m., followed by guest speaker Linda Coons of Crye-Leike at 1 p.m. to discuss the value of landscaping and one's home. Public meeting at 1:30 p.m. More information: 256-614-3530

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