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Restoration of historic homes
The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at the Pincham-Lincoln Community Center located at 606 Trinity Circle, Athens, AL, 35611. Wayne Kuykendall will be the guest speaker at the event . Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited. For more information call Jackie Leonard at 256-232-6501
Driving flu clinic
The Limestone County Department of Health will be hosting a drive-thru influenza clinic at the Sportsplex in Athens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20. Flu shots are free for Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and Blue Cross / Blue Shield policyholders. cards. For any other insurance or no insurance, there will be a charge of $ 2. More information at 256-232-3200.
Ardmore High School will be hosting Donkey Basketball in the college gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 21. Tickets purchased in advance will cost $ 7 and tickets at the door will cost $ 9. Preschool and under are free. The Limestone County FFA will sponsor the events.
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Trunk or treat
The Owens Fire Department will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, October 30 at the Limestone Rodeo Arena located on Alabama 99. Inflatables will be ready by 5 pm.
Driftwood Dragonfly will be hosting a Halloween party from 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, October 30 at the Driftwood Dragonfly located at 405 W. Washington St. Music, games and crafts will be available. Costumes are suggested. For more information, visit www.driftwood-dragonfly.com
The United States Marine Corp and United Way of Athens-Limestone County will accept applications for the Toys for Tots program. Entries will be made at United Way of Athens-Limestone County, 419 South Marion St. Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3. The program is for children from birth to 12 years old only. Parents / guardians must bring proof of income, birth certificates and social security cards for each eligible child, proof of residence in Limestone County and photo ID.
The Nebo Community Church, located at 17772 Nuclear Plant Rd, will host a Lance Pitts for a bluegrass gospel song starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. The church will also welcome the Pylant family from 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 14. .
Walk to the North Pole
Athens-Limestone Tourism invites you to come home for the holidays to enjoy Christmas in Big Spring Memorial Park (AKA the Duck Pond) in the historic Beaty district of Athens from December 1 to 31. The beautiful Douglas Fir trees are decorated by community members, local businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, Boy Scouts / Pathfinders and civic groups. Many also allow this time to remember their deceased loved ones by decorating a memorial tree. One of the conditions of the decor is to keep it as ecological as possible by using SOLAR Lighting. Trees can have themes that match the sponsor’s mission, or they can be uniquely designed. Contact the Athens Limestone Tourist Board at 256-232-5411 or stop by 100 N. Beaty Street to find out how you too can sponsor a tree when your family comes home for Christmas! https://www.visitathensal.com/north-pole-stroll.html
Bingo returns to the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. No food or drink outside will be permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur.
The First Baptist Church in Athens is hosting the Larry Hicks Memorial Food Drive sponsored by the elderly (loyal followers). Non-perishable food and financial donation collections will be picked up from Sunday October 17 to Wednesday October 27. Items can be dropped off for pick up in the church foyer, the Family Life Center parking lot, or the church office.
Spanish course for beginners
The Beginner Conversational Spanish Course, led by Maria Taylor, will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14 through Thursday, November 18 at the Learn to Read office located at 410 South Jefferson Street (Crutcher Center). The fee for the program is $ 85. For more information call 256-230-3050 or email [email protected]
Women Empower Alabama Women
The Women Who Empower Alabama Women will host an annual Target Food Giveaway. Registration will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20 to Wednesday, November 10, at the Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship, 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens, AL, 35611. To register, a photo ID and proof of residence must be provided. For more information, contact Janice Williams at 256-233-5995.
Haunt Walks / Horse and Wagon Tour
The Haunt Walks will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in October starting at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., the walking tours and the horse and cart tours will be at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 5 for children 12 and under, $ 10 for 13 and over. . The horse and cart will hold eight people at $ 20 per person.
The Athens County-Limestone Family Resource Center will be holding job fairs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday through November 26. Full-time and part-time positions are available at different companies with fringe benefits. More information: alcfamilyresourcecenter.com; 256-230-0880
The Athens Veterans Museum is holding COVID-19 testing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can register at testing.nomihealth.com/signup/al/vm
After school feeding program
Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, is offering free meals to students after school. Meals are available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday starting August 16. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995
Sale of used books
The Houston Memorial Library and Museum’s used book auction room is now open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10 am-7pm on Tuesdays; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. More information: 256-233-8770
The pantry at Ebenezer Baptist Missionary Church will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine Street, Athens. Clients must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplementary food assistance (SNAP / food stamps); eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families; eligibility to receive additional security income; income equal to or less than 130% of the federal poverty line; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided on the distribution site. Must have a valid ID card or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while stocks last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: 256-424-5403
Sale of used books
The Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library hold a used book sale from 10:15 am to 2:15 pm every Tuesday and first Saturday of each month at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-232-1233
Virtual exercise class
Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The courses are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: 256-233-6412
The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to [email protected] or call the telephone line at 844-404-TIPS.
CLEANING THE CEMETERY
The city of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations are allowed on the ground between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on monuments, at their base or at the boundary markers; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after the funeral; approval of the cemetery superintendent is required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; municipal staff will remove all trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered or damaged US flags will be removed and disposed of properly.
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