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Credit available for support group

Cindy Wilson, nurse educator for Hospice of the Valley, will speak at the Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Association Office, 207 Commerce Circle S.W.

The topic will be “Hospice Care and the Alzheimer’s Patient.”

Two hours of Continuing Education Units will be available for nurses and social workers.

The program is free, but registration is required. Call 353-1160.

Amy Pollick

Athens blood drive begins Tuesday

ATHENS — Don’t forget you have two chances to give blood in Athens this week.

The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be at Athens-Limestone Hospital’s emergency department parking lot from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will resume Wednesday at the hospital’s education department from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, at least 103 pounds and have valid photo identification.

Holly Hollman

Free band concert Friday in Athens

ATHENS — End the work week by relaxing in downtown Athens.

The Athens State University Community Band will perform a concert at the Limestone County Courthouse starting at 6:30 p.m.

Retired Athens High band director Dan Havely will conduct.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event is free.

Holly Hollman

Greater Jubilee to host health fair

A health and resource fair will be Saturday 10 a.m. to noon at Greater Jubilee House of Prayer, 2110 State Ave. S.W.

A family physician and a chiropractor will be present, along with representatives of the American Diabetes Association and other health organizations.

For more information, call Charlotte Johnson, 308-0749.

Melanie Smith

Priceville council to meet Tuesday

PRICEVILLE — The Priceville Town Council will meet Tuesday night at 7 in a switch of its regular Thursday meeting.

The council moved the meeting up because Mayor Melvin Duran and Town Clerk Kelly Dean will be in Montgomery on Thursday and Friday to meet with officials from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The meeting concerns steps the town must take after securing a $50,000 matching grant for improvements at Veterans Park.

Ronnie Thomas

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