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 between 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. No questions asked.
Kids book club
Students Taking Excellence Personally = Success (STEPS) will meet 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. The free book club, hosted by Limestone County NAACP, is for children ages 3-13. Designed to motivate students who may not enjoy reading and give those who do a chance to showcase their enjoyment. Free transportation and lunch provided. More information: Diane Steele, 256-216-5668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicken stew sale
East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will sell chicken stew from 10 a.m. until it's gone Saturday, Jan. 11, at the station next to East Limestone High School. Bring your own container. Cost is $25 per gallon.
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 @ the Library
Yoga @ 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 email@example.com
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.
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 30 at 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 mastergardeners-limestonecountyalabama.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting 7 tonight at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive, Athens. More information: Rod Huffman, 256-233-3023
• ALERA. Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet Friday, Jan. 10, at Athens Recreation Center. Refreshments served at 9:30 a.m., with business meeting to follow at 10. Local legislators will speak.
• 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.
• 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
• 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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