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MUSIC

Today

• Live music, 8-11 p.m., Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

Friday

• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, Hard Dock Cafe, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Live music, 7-10 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America, Gary L. Elmore Chapter, 17915 W. Elm St., Athens.

• Karaoke Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens.  $5 admission; free to veterans, members. Kitchen will open at 5 p.m.; cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m. 256-444-2793, 813-381-9752. http://AmVetsAL21.com.

Saturday

• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, Hard Dock Café, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Barnett Band & Co., 6:30-10 p.m., West Side Village Community Center, Alabama 99, Athens. No drugs or alcohol. Bring finger foods to share. 256-771-0586.

• Live music, Eagles Club, 602 14th St. S.E.

• Live music, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post No. 4190, 2309 Veterans Drive S.E.; 256-351-8929.

• Music from Driftwood Band, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road. Dance class 6-7 p.m. 256-353-4362.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday

• Courtland's Third Saturday Vintage Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Square, Courtland. Free admission. Lisa Pace, 256-366-6796.

• Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, 6 p.m., Limestone County Event Center, 114 W. Pryor St., Athens. Hosted by Limestone County NAACP. Speaker: Alethea Bonello. Tickets $40. Attire: After- five. Wilbert Woodruff, president, 256-227-8489.

• AMVETS Game Day Showdown, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens. $5 admission; free for veterans and members. Nonsmoking. Cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m.

• Planetarium show, 7 p.m., Monte Sano Planetarium, Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville; 256-539-0316.

Tuesday

• Decatur Civic Chorus rehearsals, 6:30 p.m., Fort Decatur; 256-301-9620.

Wednesday

• Decatur Civitan Club meeting, noon, Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 921 Wimberly Drive, Decatur. Visitors are welcome. 256-476-3639.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 and 25

• Bank Street Players announces auditions for the musical "Humbug! A Christmas Carol," Aug. 21 and 23 at 6 p.m.; Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.; If callbacks are necessary, they will be held Aug. 26; basement Fellowship Hall of Central Methodist Church, 616 Jackson St., Decatur. Directed by Larry Fine. Cast Requirements: 16 Men, 10 Women, 8-9 Boys, 4-5 Girls, Londoners. Contact: lrfine22@gmail.com. Show Dates: Dec. 5-7, the Princess Theatre. www.bankstreetplayers.org.

Aug. 23

• “DPL Summer Series presents Movie and Panel Discussion about travel for Blacks in the Jim Crow South,” 6 p.m., Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E. Free adult program. Licensing issues prevent printing the title of the movie, but it can be found at www.myDPL.org. The panel will consist of Wylheme Ragland, Frances Tate, Ann Edmonds, Curtis Davis and Ed Greene. 256-353-2993 ext. 106.

• Don Curbow's 84th birthday party, doors will open 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 15, across U.S. Highway 31 from Target shopping center, Decatur. Free admission and drinks. Bring your favorite food to share. No alcohol allowed on the property and no smoking inside the building. Band will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m., with food at 7:30 p.m.

EXHIBITS

Today-Aug. 17

• Sequence: An Illustrator’s Story, David Gordon, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, 207 Church St. NE Decatur. Holiday hours: Closed Today-Saturday. Alison Belcher, Marketing, 256-341-0562, or www.carnegiearts.org.

CLASSES

• Free genealogy classes are held at the Athens-Limestone Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Free computer classes for adults at Decatur Public Library. Various topics offered monthly. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 107 or ext. 117. www.myDPL.org/training-center

• Computers for Seniors, sponsored by Athens State University-Center for Lifelong Learning. Designed especially for senior adults, offered in Athens and Decatur. No experience necessary. Appointments: 256-233-8260.

• Community education program, Calhoun Community College. 256-306-2514; calhoun.edu/communityed.

BINGO

Friday

• Knights of Columbus, 6:30 p.m., 1609 Wolverine Drive S.E. 256-353-4264.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6:30 p.m., 784 Culver Road, Falkville.

Saturday

• Hartselle American Legion No. 52, 6 p.m.

• American Legion Post No. 15 in Decatur, 6 p.m.

Monday

• Decatur Elks Lodge, 6:30 p.m. http://beforeidie.city

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