Ledger of limestone for 09/14/2021 | Ledger of limestone

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SATURDAY

Duck and run 5K

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will host the 17th Annual Duck and Run 5K starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 at Big Spring Memorial Park. Early registration $ 25; end / day of registration $ 30. More information: 256-233-8000; KALBCares.com

Beans and rice

Beans and rice will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 207 E. Washington St., Athens. No name taken; no ID required. More information: 256-232-2567; [email protected]

TO COME UP

Constitution Day

The Athenian John Wade Keyes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its annual Constitution Day celebration at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 20 in McCandless Hall at Athens State University. The program will observe the 234th anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Guest speaker Tom Walker, president and founder of American Village in Montevallo. More information: Brenda Winter, 256-614-2092

Childrens education class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will be hosting a free child education class for parents raising a parent’s child from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, September 22 at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The theme is “The Power of Conversation that Changes the Brain”. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

ELVFD 50 years

The East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a free public 50th anniversary celebration starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. Music, car show, children’s activities and free food are among the scheduled events.

Trash can attack

Limestone County and Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will be hosting a free trash attack event from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 2. free disposal. Rules: Four tires maximum; devices containing freon must have the compressor removed or a certificate attesting that the freon has been removed from the device by a professional; no hazardous household or medical waste; no entrepreneurs; must provide proof of residence, such as a current utility bill.

Walk in the cemetery

The Athens City Cemetery Walk is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 3 at the city’s cemetery between Hobbs and Washington streets, across from Athens State University. Learn about the city’s founding fathers from local actors in period attire, many of whom are descendants of the people they represent.

Garage sale profit

Auxiliary VFW Post 4765 will be holding a Veteran Benefit Garage Sale from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 at VFW Post 4765, 18615 N. Jefferson St., Athens. Donations for this garage sale will be accepted after 4 p.m. at the Post Office until the day of the garage sale.

Childrens education class

Limestone County Kids and Kin will be hosting a free child education class for parents raising a parent’s child from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 13 at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. The theme is “My child is sick again”. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554

IN PROGRESS

Career fair

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

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

Donations from rescue teams

The Athens-Limestone Rescue Team is currently accepting items for a garage sale scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Friday October 15 and 16. More information: Mickey, 256-345-2212

Food donation

The pantry at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist 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

The 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

Anti-corruption hotline

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

City cemeteries

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 after a funeral; 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.

CANCELED

Gardening club

The Athens Garden Club has canceled its monthly meetings until further notice.

Coffee call

The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives has canceled its monthly coffee call until further notice.

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar where nonprofits can notify the public of events. The publication of requests for donations or services offered should not be regarded as an endorsement by this journal. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before donating or accepting services. All items will work as space permits until the day of the event and should be submitted at least one week prior to the event for best results. Current items last up to a month, but can be resubmitted on a regular basis. Email your event to [email protected], fax to 256-233-7753 or bring it to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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