Alabama Jubilee Arts and Crafts Show
On May 28 and 29, from 7 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday, at the Point Mallard Ice Rink Pavillion in Decatur, the 45th Alabama Jubilee Arts and Crafts show will be held. Sponsors include the Decatur Art Guild and the Athens Optimist Club.
NARFE Chapter 1480 will meet at the Veterans Museum on Saturday, May 28, at 9 am The guest speaker will be Melinda Jones, Outreach Coordinator for Athens Public Library. For additional information, please call Dean Morgan, (256)-233-0248.
summer bingo event
The Pulaski Recreation Center is hosting a summer bingo event on May 31, with games beginning at 1 pm Seating is limited, so reach out to (931) 209-8639 for a reserved seat and more information.
Farmer’s Federation Cooking and Wreath Contest
Wednesday, June 1st, ALFA Office, 524 Hwy 72 W. Must be an ALFA member to participate. Cooking category is Meat Sliders & the Wreath Contest must feature only One farm commodity. Applications & guidelines can be picked up at the ALFA Office across from Hobbs Jewelry. Contest entries are to be dropped off at 10 am and picked up at noon. Prizes are $100, $75 and $50.
Athens class of ’56 meeting
The Athens class of ’56 will meet at the Fish Creel in Anderson, Ala., at 11 am, on June 1. More information: (256) 232-4121.
American Legion Meeting
The American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 pm, at the DAV Building located at 25396 Airport Road in Athens. For more information reach out to Rod Huffman at (256)-233-3023.
Coffee Call, hosted by the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives and sponsored by Limestone Nursing & Rehabilitation, will take between 8 am and 9 am, Saturday, June 4, at our location at 114 W. Pryor Street.
New Garden Cemetery Cleanup and Decoration Day
On Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, there will be a cleanup day for the New Garden Cemetery. Donations for upkeep will be taken on both days. Donations for those who cannot attend can be sent to Harold Atkinson at 20321 Sandlin Road in Elkmont, AL 35620 or Harold Robinson at 14016 Robinson Lane in Elkmont, AL 35620.
Chicken and goat stew / Decoration Day Reunion Cemetery
Decoration Day with a chicken and goat stew fundraiser at Reunion Cemetery is Saturday, June 4. Attendees are asked to bring their own container. Donations made payable to Reunion Cemetery Fund should be sent to Nicole Collins, 25172 AL Hwy 127, Elkmont, AL 35620.
4th Annual Addiction Eviction Rally
Ride With Meet Addiction/Advocacy ministry/Oasis Christ Church Outreach presents the 4th Annual Addiction Eviction Rally on June 4-5 from Swan Creek Park 98 US Highway 31 next to Athens Middle School.
52 Weeks of Sun
The Athens-Limestone Public Library is hosting Michael Guillebeu on June 9, at 6 pm, to talk about his “52 Weeks of Sun” book.
Vacation Bible School Central Valley
Central Valley is hosting a Food Truck Party VBS for students ages pre-k to 6th grade, on June 10 from 6 to 8 pm, June 11 from 10 am to noon and June 12 from 4 to 6 pm
Betty Hodge and the Defoe family are hosting a family reunion on June 11 at 106 Pittman Street in Enterprise, Ala.
Kid’s Fishing Rodeo
On June 11, the Limestone County Sportsman’s Club is hosting a free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo, with registration beginning at 8 am and fishing going from 9 am to noon. Prizes and lunch take place at noon. Location of the pond is 23117 Kennedy Road in Athens. For more information: (256)-434-1675.
Kingsmen Quartet coming to Berea Baptist on Sunday, June 19, at 6 pm Free admission, love offering will be received. 16779 Lucas Ferry on west side of Athens.
52 Weeks of SunThe Athens-Limestone Public Library is hosting Michael Guillebeu on June 9, at 6 pm, to talk about his “52 Weeks of Sun” book.
Merchants Alley Happy Hour
The new Athens Main Street Merchants Alley Happy Hour Music Series will take place every Friday night, April 1 to July 29, 2022, in the newly renovated alleyway on Jefferson Street from 5 to 6:30 pm
Are you interested in learning your family history? Join us at The Athens-Limestone Public Library for a series of free genealogy classes that will help you discover your family lineage on the second and fourth Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, on May 12 through July 28. Call to register: (256) 232-1233; 603 S. Jefferson St. Athens, AL 35611.
Digital Literacy Classes
Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of Digital Literacy Classes in conjunction with Calhoun Community College & Drake State Community & Technical College. Classes will boost your digital confidence & provide you with skills and training needed in today’s job market. Classes are Monday-Wednesday, 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm Call (256)-306-2830 to learn more.
Houston Memorial Library Daily Book Sale
Houston Memorial Library and Museum, 101 North Houston Street in Athens, hosts a book sale daily. The book sale, museum and library are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and first Saturday of the month from 10 am — 4 pm Tuesdays they are open from 10 am — 7 pm
Bingo is back up and running for the public at Decatur Elks Lodge each Monday. Doors open at 5 pm with games beginning at 6:30 pm No outside food or drink will be allowed. 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, is offering free meals for students after school. Meals are available 3–5 pm Mondays through Fridays. More information: Janice Williams, (256)-233-5995.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church’s food pantry will be open 11 am–1 pm on the third Saturday of each month at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Patrons must provide proof of at least one of the following: eligibility to receive supplemental food assistance (SNAP/food stamps); eligibility for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level; or special circumstances (fire, flood, illness, injury, etc.). Eligibility forms provided at distribution site. Must have valid ID card or driver’s license. Only one distribution per household while supplies last. Monetary and food donations accepted. More information: (256)-424-5403.
Used book sale
Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library host a used book sale from 10 am — 2 pm each Tuesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 am — 1 pm at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information (256) 232-1233.
Virtual exercise class
Limestone County Council on Aging presents virtual exercise class 2–3 pm 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS.
The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding its cemeteries: No flowers or decorations allowed on the ground between April 1 and Oct. 31, unless following a funeral; flower placement acceptable year-round on monuments, at their base or at foot markers; fresh flowers will be removed one week after a funeral; silk flowers will be removed 21 days after a funeral; approval by cemetery superintendent required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod; city personnel will remove all trees or shrubs deemed detrimental to adjacent lots or grave openings; and worn, tattered or damaged US flags will be removed and disposed of properly.
Annual monetary contributions for cemetery upkeep 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. Cleanup of family burial sites is also encouraged as mowing season will begin soon. For more information, reach out to Sprague at (256) 874-8491.
LifeSouth is conducting several blood drives in the coming weeks. You can also schedule a time with the Athens Donor Center (in the Publix parking lot) online anytime.
For more information, or to find and participate in blood drives, visit https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/zip or https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.