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The village of Athens will hold trick or treating from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Trick or treaters should follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Village residents who don’t want to hand out candy to trick or treaters should keep their porch light turned off.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens card group met on Oct. 1 for weekly card playing at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Two games of Sheepshead were played. Andy Hoeft won the first game and David Perrodin took second place. Steve Klockziem won the second game and Ceil Frank placed second. Bernice Passehl received low score.

The Senior Citizens card group will play cards again at 1 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Planting webinar

The Marathon County Public Library and Marathon County Extension will offer virtual classes on forcing spring bulbs through winter from 2:30-3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 8, and also from both noon until 3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12.

All three classs will be conducted via the Zoom app. Attendees can attend the session virtually via webcam or by phone.

The sessions are free with registration required. People wanting more information on the sessions or how to register to attend them should visit

Church events off

The Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens’ craft sale and pancake summer, which are normally held in November, are cancelled this year.

Grab & Go crafts

Children can make a colorful, festive fall decoration for a door or window by picking up a Grab & Go kit from the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, located at 221 Caroline St., until this Friday, Oct. 9.

The free kit, which is limited to one per child, will contain everything needed to make a collage fall wreath.

Parents can make an appointment for a visit to the Athens library or for curbside pickup to retrieve a kit. For more information, parents can call the Athens library at 715-257-7292.

Harvest Brunch

The Berlin-Hamburg Lions will hold its annual Harvest Brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at River Rib Ballroom, located at 3237 STH 29 in rural Marathon.

There is a fee to eat but children ages five and older are free. The brunch menu consists of potato and buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup, applesauce, cheese, eggs, sausages, milke and coffee and a cash bar.

Proceeds from the Berlin-Hamburg Lions Harvest Brunch will go back to the community.