Limestone Book for 4/19/22 | Community


Republican party meeting

The next Limestone County Republican Party meeting is Tuesday, April 19 at the Valley Event Center on Highway 72. Social time is at 6 p.m. and the business meeting is at 7 p.m. Email [email protected] for more information.


NAACP Scholarship Application Deadline

The 2022 scholarship application deadline for students and parents wishing to submit the Limestone NAACP scholarship application is April 20, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The scholarships are open to all students in Limestone County and City of Athens schools and can be obtained from school counselors or by calling (256)-227-8489.


quilt show

East Lauderdale Quilters would like to invite you to attend their Quilt Show on Saturday April 23rd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is free and features quilts from the first and second floors. The location is Lexington First Baptist Church at 301 Taylor-Kizer Street in Lexington, Ala.

NARFE Chapter 1480 Reunion

NARFE Chapter 1480 will meet on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Museum in the Small Conference Room. Please call Dean Morgan, (256)-233-0248 if you need additional information.

Earth Day and Outdoor Expo

KALB Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Athens State University. This is a free family event, with live animals, a bat presentation, Science Guys, food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, crafts and more.

Local Legislative Committee 2003

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2003 Legislative Committee will host this policy platform for the Alabama 2022 Primary at IAM&AM Union Hall on Saturday, April 23, 2022 beginning at noon. This is an important primary with Congress, US Senate, Governor, AL Secretary of State, AL Treasurer, AL District Senate and local municipalities all to win.

The Stakes at the Gate II is an open forum for all candidates who will be voted on in May 2022. This platform will allow candidates to pitch their platforms and secondly answer questions gathered by the Community Legislative Committee and brothers. and Sisters of Local 2003.

This event is open to the public and free.

Venue location: IAM&AW Local Lodge 2003 345 US-84 Daleville, AL 36322.

For more information, contact: Patrick E. Wise, President-334-406-2253 Michelle Hunt, Public Relations – 334-360-5803 Email: [email protected]


The Todd Family Members of Mary Todd Lincoln in Alabama

The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 24 at First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2:30 p.m. and guest speaker Jacque Reeves speaks at 3 p.m.

Historical Society Meeting

The Limestone County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 24 at First Presbyterian Church Rogers Center. Refreshments are at 2 p.m. and guest speaker Jacque Reeves speaks at 3 p.m.


Jubilee spelling bee

On April 30, at 10 a.m., the 25th Annual Jubilee Spelling Bee takes place at the Athens College Cafeteria. Free admission for spectators. Trophies will be awarded to first and second.

Huntsville Youth Orchestra

Come listen to chamber music by the Huntsville Youth Orchestra at the Athens-Limestone Library on Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Showcase of tablescapes

The Donnell House on Sunday, May 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., will host a showcase of beautiful tablescapes. Tickets at the door are $10 and light refreshments will be provided.

Poet Laureate of Alabama at the Athens-Limestone Library

Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley Jones (2022 – 2026) will speak at the Athens-Limestone Library on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Ashley is the youngest poet laureate in Alabama history and the first black woman to hold the title. Please join us as we celebrate his news and celebrate his wonderful achievement!

Bradley Walker at Nebo Community Church

On Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m., Nebo Community Church welcomes Bradley Walker.

Athens Garden Club

Come and enjoy the camaraderie with the Athens Garden Club and learn about plants and your community. The meeting will be held at Grace Covenant Church on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Richard Martin, who will discuss Rails to Trails, plants, and future plans for trail expansion. For more information, contact Angie DuBois at (256) 431-6418 or Michelle Klein at (256) 665-6123.


April Historic Walking Tours

Saturday Historic Walking Tours and Donnell House Tour (open April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) – Join the Athens-Limestone Visitor Center in the meeting room at 100 N. Beaty in Athens. Arrive before 9:45am for check-in. Expect a 1-2 hour tour starting at 10am. Comfortable shoes and a suitable jacket are suggested. It’s free and donations are welcome. For more information: (256) 232-5411 or

Vidalia onion orders

Orders can now be placed for fresh Vidalia Onions – a fundraiser for Athens Ladies Civitan. 10lb bags are $10 each and will ship the 1st or 2nd week of May. Onions arrive from the farm within 72 hours of harvest. Orders can be placed by calling Carolyn Stair (256)-658-1985, Lynn Lawrence (256)-614-9463, Marilyn Ford (256)-771-7672 or any member of the Athens Ladies Civitan Club. You can also order by post to ALCC, PO Box 1814, Athens 35612. Provide name, address, contact details and number of bags ordered. Orders and payment must be received by Friday, April 15, 2022. Make checks payable to ALCC.

Merchants’ Alley Happy Hour

Athens Main Street Merchants Alley’s new Happy Hour musical series will take place every Friday evening, April 1 through July 29, 2022, in the newly renovated Jefferson Street Alley from 5-6:30 p.m.

Genealogy course

Are you interested in learning your family history? Join us at the Athens-Limestone Public Library for a series of free genealogy lessons that will help you discover your family line on the second and fourth Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 12 through July 28. register: (256) 232-1233; 603 S. Jefferson Street Athens, AL 35611.

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:

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 starting August 16. More information: Janice Williams, (256)-233-5995.

food gift

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 (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). 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 every 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.

Anti-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 [email protected] or d call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS.


City Cemeteries The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations 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 lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged American flags will be removed and disposed of properly.

Bethel Cemetery

Annual monetary contributions for the maintenance 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.


Blood drives

LifeSouth is holding several blood drives in April. You can also make an appointment online with the Athens Donor Center (in the Publix car park) at any time.

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive on April 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1716 West Market St. Athens, AL 35611).

For After information, or to find and participate in blood drives, visit or

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