Limestone Ledger


Childrearing class

Limestone Kids and Kin will host the first class of its 2020 schedule 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. "Resilience: Bouncing Back from Everyday Challenges" is free and open to anyone raising a relative's child. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

Dutch treat lunch

Athens High School Class of 1956 and friends are invited to meet 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Mozza Pizza, 202 S. Jefferson St., Athens, for a Dutch treat lunch. More information: 256-232-4815


Beans and rice

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

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. Customers should bring their 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 through 12. This is an opportunity to compete for scholarships and enhance your knowledge of the Constitution. More information: Dean Crafton, 256-497-9638 or

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.

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 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


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.


• American Legion. American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Post home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive, Athens. More information: Rod Huffman, 256-233-3023

• ALERA. The Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet Friday, Jan. 10, at the Athens Rec Center. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., with business meeting to follow at 10. Local legislators will speak.

• Democratic conference. Limestone Democratic Conference will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21. Time and place to be determined. More information: James Lucas, 256-431-3744

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