Annual Lifesaving Squad Yard SaleThe Athens-Limestone Lifesaving Squad Yard Sale will be held rain or shine on August 12-13 at 1401 Freeman Avenue. Contact Michael Hardy for more information at (256)-431-7734. They will have “a bit of everything” like clothes, furniture, trinkets and more.
Decorating Day will take place on Saturday August 13 and donations can be made to members of the Sandlin Committee. Make all checks payable to Sandlin Cemetery. Contacts are Mark Blakely at 20931 Bracken Road, Athens AL 35614 and Harold Adams at 22664 Cairo Hollow Road, Athens AL 35614. Blakely can be reached at (256)-508-9968 and Adams can be reached at (256)-729- 1485 .
Higgin Cemetery Decorating Day
At 10:00 a.m. on August 13, Higgin Cemetery holds its Decorating Day. Donate by mail to Faye Chandler at 20065 Temperance Oak Road, Rogersville AL 35652. Phone number: (256)-729-6886.
Hester Cemetery in Lester will have a Decorating Day on Saturday August 13th. If you cannot attend, please send donations to the Hester Cemetery Fund – 30845 Lester Road – Lester, AL 35647.
Myers Cemetery is hosting its Decorating Day on Saturday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location is Myers Road in Athens. Contact (256)-777-4431 for more information.
Meeting of Friends of the Archives
The Friends of the Archives quarterly meeting takes place on Tuesday, August 16 at 5 p.m.
Fall Festival for LCFAPA
The Limestone County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association hosts their Community Fall Festival held at Swan Creek Park. Enjoy a day of fun with the whole family. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20 and will sell lunch plates for $4.
Meadows Family Reunion
On Saturday, August 20, the Meadows Family Reunion will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival. Please bring a covered dish and a drink. Please contact all family members.
Freedom Fund Celebration
The Limestone County NAACP hosts its Freedom Fund Celebration, featuring the presentation of its Community Impact Awards. The theme is “This Is Power”, and will take place on August 20 at 6 p.m. and is a virtual event. The guest speaker is Claudette Owens and the master of ceremonies is Councilor Cassandra Lee. Contact Wilbert Woodruff at (256)-227-8489.
Todd Cemetery Decorating Day Todd Cemetery Decorating Day is the third Sunday of August 20. If you are unable to do so but would still like to send a donation, please make checks payable to Todd Cemetery and mail to 31866 AL Hwy 99 Anderson, AL 35610.
Coffee with the Sheriff
Sheriff Joshua McLaughlin and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the community to share coffee with us, discuss public safety issues, and build relationships on August 25 from 7-9 a.m.
The SCV is hosting a Swamp John’s on August 25 from 4-7 p.m., at the Sheriff’s Rodeo on the highway. 99.
A Constitution Day program commemorating the signing of our great Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1787 will be held on Monday, September 19 at 1 p.m. at McCandless Hall at Athens State University. Dr. Jess Brown, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Athens State University, recently retired, will be the guest speaker. The event is open to the public free of charge. For more information about the program, contact Pam Porterfield at (205)-789-2294.
The Houston Library and Museum currently hosts Chess Night on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. for both new and experienced players. Call the library at (256)-233-8770 for more information. The library is located at 101 North Houston Street and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations from the annual Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad garage sale
The Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad is holding their annual garage sale and are currently collecting donations. Items must be clean, good and usable. Please call Michael Hardy at (256) 431-7734 before dropping off items.
Digital Literacy Course
The Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of digital literacy classes in conjunction with Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community & Technical College. The courses will boost your digital confidence and provide you with the skills and training needed in today’s job market. Classes are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call (256) 306-2830 to find out more.
Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale
Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, holds a daily book sale. The bookshop, the museum and the library are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesdays they are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge every Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. No outside food or drink will be permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. More information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/alabama/decatur/elks-lodge/6449656/.
After School Feeding Program
Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with FreshWind Christian Fellowship, provides free after-school meals to students. Meals are available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information: Janice Williams, (256) 233-5995.
The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine St., 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 to needy families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; an income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances. Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have a valid ID 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 Athens-Limestone Public Library hosts a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St. , Athens. More information (256) 232-1233.
Virtual Exercise Class
The Limestone County Council on Aging presents a virtual exercise class from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays via Zoom. The classes are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. More information: (256) 233-6412.
The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations are permitted on the grounds between April 1 and October 31, except following a burial; placement of flowers acceptable all year round on the monuments, at their base or at the fire hydrants; fresh flowers will be removed one week after the funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; cemetery director’s approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; City staff will remove any trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent land or tomb openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged American flags will be removed and disposed of properly.
Bethel Cemetery Annual monetary contributions for the upkeep of the cemetery are due. If you have family members buried in Bethel Cemetery, send donations to Tommy Sprague at 25917 Pepper Road in Athens. Total funding for the cemetery comes from contributions. The cleaning of family gravesites is also encouraged as the mowing season is about to begin. For more information, contact Sprague at (256) 874-8491.
Red Cross, LifeSouth
You can schedule an appointment with the Athens Donor Center (in the original Publix car park) online at any time.
For more information, or to find and participate in blood drives, visit https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/zip Where https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.