Limestone Ledger


Third Thursday Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club is reading "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You I'm Sorry," by Fredrick Backman. Join club members 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Athens-Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens, for coffee, baked goods and conversation.


Yoga at the Library

Yoga at the Library begins 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Athens-Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. Kerry Porter will lead participants through the free, six-week course, which will focus on short and simple yoga sequences, basic alignment and breathing techniques that can be practiced at home.



Legion oratorical contest

American Legion Post 49 will hold its annual oratorical contest on the United States Constitution 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive, Athens.The free event is for Limestone County high school students in grades 9-12. This is an opportunity to compete for scholarships and enhance knowledge of the Constitution. More information: Dean Crafton, 256-497-9638 or



Chicken stew sale

American Legion will host its monthly chicken stew luncheon 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. Cost is $7 for all-you-can-eat eat-ins or $7 per quart for carryouts. Eat-ins include stew, drinks and desserts. Desserts for carryouts are $1 each with a limit of two per quart purchased or four total. Containers provided. Free delivery in Athens city limits for businesses or those who are homebound. Call 256-230-6233 from 8 a.m.–noon Monday, Jan. 20, or 8–11 a.m. Tuesday to reserve carryout orders. Reserved orders must be picked up by noon Tuesday. More information: 256-230-6233


Social media classes

Athens-Limestone Public Library will host free monthly classes on social media beginning 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens.Hope Davis, of Hope Davis Media, will teach participants how to spread the word about their businesses or organizations. Classes, which are typically small, will include ample time for each participant to focus on what he or she wishes to learn.


Mystery Book Club

Athens-Limestone Public Library's Mystery Book Club is reading "The Hangman," by Daniel Cole. Discussion is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the library at 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens.Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk.


Brunswick stew sale

The Athens-Limestone County Family Resource Center is hosting a Brunswick stew sale. Cost is $25 per gallon and $8 per quart, to be paid for now and picked up 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Stew courtesy of Whitt's Barbecue. Tickets available at FRC, 406 S. Jefferson St., Athens (next door to Dubs Burgers). More information: 256-230-0880


Childrearing class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will host a free class 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. "Moving Onwards: Encouraging Development from (ages) 6–12" is open to anyone raising a relative's child. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554


Master Gardener classes

Limestone County Master Gardeners will host spring master gardener classes every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 30-April 30at the Tennessee Valley Research Station in Belle Mina. Learn to grow healthy landscaping, vegetable gardens and more. Classes taught by Alabama Cooperative Extension System officers and university professors. Seating limited, so RSVP at Madison County Extension System office. Cost is $150, due by Jan. 28. More information: Janet, 256-614-3530 or



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


Used book sale

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


Free breakfast

Veterans and their family members can receive free breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens. More information: 256-444-2793



SCV. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Capt. Thomas H. Hobbs Camp 768 will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. Cathy Gordon Wood, president of the Giles County (Tennessee) United Daughters of the Confederacy, will speak. Public invited.

NAACP. Limestone NAACP will hold its January meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Hobbs Plaza, 809 U.S. 72 West, Suite D, Athens, AL 35611. No cost. More information: Wilbert Woodruff, 256-227-8489

Democratic conference. Limestone Democratic Conference will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Frazier Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1108 S. Hine St., Athens. More information: James Lucas, 256-431-3744

Historical Society. Limestone County Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at First Presbyterian Church Rodgers Center, Athens. Limestone native Frank Crafts will present "The Ebbs and Flows of the Antiques Market" at 7 p.m. More information: 256-232-6501

Toastmasters. Athens Toastmasters Club will meet 5:45–7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 124 Cloverleaf Drive, Athens. Public invited to join and improve public speaking and leadership skills. More information: 708-691-2447

Recovery support. R.O.S.S peer support group meets 2-3 p.m. Thursdays at Family Resource Center, 406 S. Jefferson St., Athens. Certified recovery support specialists who have life experience with addiction and recovery will lead the free meetings. Open to individuals or their loved ones who are in treatment, who want to get into treatment or who need support through the recovery process. More information: Carole Waddell, 205-573-7730


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