What's going on

Posted 1/31/17

The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the A section of the Daily Mountain Eagle, and daily on the Community Calendar on the DME website at www.mountaineagle. com. Community and school events, and class and …

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The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the A section of the Daily Mountain Eagle, and daily on the Community Calendar on the DME website at www.mountaineagle. com. Community and school events, and class and family reunions, are listed free of charge and run in chronological order by calendar date and time. Community and school events, and class and family reunions are only accepted from local civic, government, nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organizations, schools, high school classes, and families. The deadline to place a community or school event, class or family reunion is no later than noon on Tuesday or Friday of each week. To place a community or school event, class or family reunion, in the What’s Going On section, call Elane Jones at 205-221-2840, ext. 246, or email information to elane.jones@mountaineagle.com.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Walker County Area Community Foundation hasannounced its 2017 Spring Grant Cycle is now open. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking a grant should visit www.wacf.org and go to the Nonprofits Tab to read guidelines, instructions and reference materials before starting a grant application. The deadline to submit grants for the Spring 2017 Grant Cycle will be March 1, 2017. If you applied for a grant in the Fall 2016 Grant Cycle, you must wait until the Fall 2017 Grant Cycle to apply again. Only applications submitted through the Online Grants Management System will be accepted. Contact for grants: Pam Fikes 205-302-0001.

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting 2017 Fire Dues. The dues are $35 per year per household located in the Pineywoods Fire Coverage area. Dues can be mailed to Pineywoods Fire Department, 105 Pineywoods/Sipsey Road, Jasper, AL 35504.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Walker County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. The program will be on Black History.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) AL 0299 will meet the first Thursday of each month on the lower level of the First Presbyterian Church located at 1510 4th Avenue South in Jasper. Weigh-in will be at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. For information, call PJ Magik at 205-388-4114.

Walker County Home Builders Association will hold their monthly meeting the first Thursday of each month at Deano’s Hickory Pit on Alabama Highway 69 South in Jasper. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 3

Capstone Rural Health will host a resource event the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon at the Carl Elliott Library in Jasper. They offer enrollment assistance with Medicaid and Affordable Care Insurance, SNAP (Food Stamp), and free Safelink cell phones. Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) also be on hand to inform the public of resources offered in Walker County. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Argo Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 7 until 9 a.m. at the Argo Fire Station located off U.S. Highway 78 in the Argo community in Walker County.

Capstone Rural Health Center will host the Men’s Health Fair “Touchdown to Good Health” on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Percy L. Goode Community Center on 28th Street East in Jasper. Free health screenings, including eye and dental exams. Food, vendors, music and activities for all ages. For more information, contact Capstone Rural Health Center at 205-724-9031 or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Union Chapel Community Center will host a dance the first Saturday of each month at 6:30 p.m., featuring music by the Classic Country Band. Bring covered dish. Admission $3.

Jasper Elks Lodge 2571 on Elks Drive in Jasper will host a dance each Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight, with music provided by the Back Roads Band. Admission is $5 per person.

MONDAY, FEB. 6

Sasha’s Hope will host a Spirit Night Fundraiser at Johnny Brusco’s NY Style Pizza on Monday, Feb. 6, between 5 and 9 p.m. Dine in or take out. Please show support for the rescue in its efforts to continue to save the stray/ rescues of Walker County. You can also ask about their LOW COST $25 cat /dog Spay/Neuter Program.

Kiwanis Club of Jasper will meet each Monday at noon in the Francis Israel Cafeteria on the Bevill State Community College - Walker College in Jasper.

Free Community Yoga Class will be held each Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sumiton Community Center on Bryan Road in Sumiton. Restorative therapeutic class is open to people of all ages and skill levels. For more information, contact the class instructor, Jilda Watson, at jildawatson@gmail.com.

Jasper AFG (Alanon Family Group), a support group for those with loved ones with a drinking problem, will meet each Monday, at 8 p.m., at 216 Gardner Road in Jasper.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7

Jasper Family Service Center at 2209 Delaware Avenue in Jasper will hold computer classes for adults ages 50 and up every Tuesday and Thursday of each month. For more information, contact the Jasper Family Service Center Office at 205-387-0511, ext. 5830 or 5831.

Jasper Senior Activity Center has a special day for seniors every Tuesday, featuring games and movies. Popcorn, snacks and assorted drinks available. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

The Prospect Quilters meets every Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at Old Prospect United Methodist Church. Covered dish lunch. Anyone interested in learning how to quilt is invited to attend any of the meetings. For more information, call Betty Gober at 205-384-4233 or Janelle Baughns at 205-387-2256.

VIP (Visually Impaired People) Support Group of Jasper will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room at the Jasper Public Library. For more information, call Gail Smith at 205-221-1514; Shelby Mote at 205-697-4063; Cyndi Drummond at 205-221-9521; or John Black at 205-384-1666.

Marvin Lee Ferguson VFW Post 4850/Ladies Auxiliary will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. for meal and fellowship followed by meetings, at 7 p.m,. at the Post home on Viking Drive in Jasper.

American Legion Post 101/Ladies Auxiliary/Sons Unit will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments followed by meeting at 7 p.m., at the Post Home in Carbon Hill.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

Jasper Senior Activity Center will host a bus tour to the Pigeon Forge Quilt Festival the week of March 21-24. Price of per person is single - $819; double - $609; triple - $529; and quad $509. Ticket includes round trip transportation, 3 nights hotel accommodations, 3 breakfast, 2 dinners, 1 show, Biltmore Mansion with lunch, Quilt Festival. A $100 non-refundable deposit per person is due by Wednesday, Feb. 8. Remaining balance is due by March 13. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9

Capstone Rural Health will host its monthly Community Resource Day for Nauvoo on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. They offer enrollment assistance with Medicaid and Affordable Care Insurance, SNAP (Food Stamp), and free Safelink cell phones. Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) will also be on hand with information on resources offered in Walker County. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

Jefferson-Lovell United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Jasper Library on 18th Street in downtown Jasper.

Breast Cancer Support Group of Walker County will meet the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., in the Community Room at the Carl Elliott Regional Library on 18th Street in Jasper.

Walker County Democratic Party will meet the second Thursday of each month at Victoria’s Restaurant. Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. All Democrats are invited to attend. For more information, please call any of the following numbers: 205-388-6088; 870-834-3721; 205-717-4027; 205-221-6175; 205-221-3296; or 205-221-3296.

Arley American Legion Post 0223 will meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Boy Scout Lodge in Arley.

Jasper American Legion Woods-Smith Post 9 & Auxiliary Unit 9 will meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room at the Francis Israel Hospitality Center in the Wade Math & Science Building located at 805 14th Street on the Bevill State Community College - Walker Campus in Jasper. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Adjutant James Snow 205-527-7090; or e-mail legion.post9.ala@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10

Jasper Senior Activity Center will host a dance with Ray Hood at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 until 10 p.m. Admission is $3. Bring your favorite finger food and enjoy the evening. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

Dilworth Community Center on Stella Lockhart Road in Empire will host its monthly breakfast the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the center.

Walker County ARES Ham Radio Club will meet the second Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. at the American Red Cross Office on Viking Drive in Jasper. Testing will be held following the meeting.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

Arley Women’s Club will hold their regulary monthly meeting the second Monday of each month at the Arley Library, with lunch at noon and meeting at 1 p.m.

Walker County Civil Service Board will meet the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Walker County Courthouse Annex.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

READ ALABAMA! “The Tradition Continues” Literary Program will kick-off Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Mathews Lecture Hall in the Wade Math & Science Building on the Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus in Jasper. Free to the public. Refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. Featured author’s program will begin at 4 p.m. Featured author will be Nancy Swanner, author of Chrome Heart.

Jasper Herb Society will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Jasper.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

Arley Book Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Arley Public Library at 1 p.m. Luajuana Brasfield, author of Heart Menders, will be the guest speaker.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16

Pilot Club of Jasper will meet the third Thursday of each month at noon at the Francis Israel Hospitality Center on the Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus in Jasper.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Walker County will meet the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Jasper Civic Center on 19th Street in downtown Jasper. For more information, call 205-387-1833 or 205-275-4984.

New Beacon Hospice, located at 300 North Airport Road, Suite 4, in Jasper will host a monthly Grief Support Group the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m., at the office. The group will be led by Stan Prewett, M.Div, the New Beacon Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator. Light refreshments will be served and printed materials will be provided. For more information, contact Stan Prewett by phone at 205-387-9339 or by email at sprewett@newbeacon.org.

Sumiton Senior Citizen Dance at Senior Complex in Sumiton will be held the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Music provided by Country Classic Band. Admission $3.

Thach Neigborhood Watch will meet third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Thach Community Center. All residents are urged to attend. For more information, contact Wayne Smith at 205-300-4131 or Linda Norris at 205-384-6589.

FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Cordova High School Band Boosters will host the 2017 Cordova Queen and Jr. Queen of Hearts on Friday, Feb. 17, and the Cordova Princess of Hearts on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Cordova High School. For more information, call 205-483-7404 or 205-471-9442.

SUNDAY, FEB.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Major John C. Hutto Camp 443 willmeet the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Jasper.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21

Curry Water Authority will hold its monthly public board meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., at the Curry Water Authority Office on Brakefield Dairy Road in Jasper. For more information, call 205-221-4164.

THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Walker County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Jasper Public Library on 18th Street in Jasper.

Burrows Crossing Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Baptist Church on Burrows Crossing Road in Jasper. For more information, call Jason Akins at 256-962-3082 or Libbie Myers at 205-221-9410.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the First Christian Church at 400 18th Street West in Jasper. For more information, call First Christian Church at 205-384-6302.

READ ALABAMA! “The Tradition Continues” Literary Program will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Mathews Lecture Hall in the Wade Math & Science Building on the Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus in Jasper. Free to the public. Refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. Featured author’s program will begin at 4 p.m. Featured author will be Helen Shores Lee, author of The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Walker County Forestry Planning Committee will host its Annual Tree Sale Friday, March 3, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Walker County Farmers Market on North Airport Road in Jasper. More than 25 species of trees will be available for sale. The trees will be small 1-2 year old seedlings and sell for $2 or $3 each. Will also have a few selections of larger named variety fruit trees for $10.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

Walker County Cattlewomen Association will meet Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Farmer’s Federation building in Jasper.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

READ ALABAMA! “The Tradition Continues” Literary Program will be held Tuesday, March 14, in the Mathews Lecture Hall in the Wade Math & Science Building on the Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus in Jasper. Free to the public. Refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. Featured author’s program will begin at 4 p.m. Featured author will be Robert Perry, a member of the Chickasaw Hall of Fame.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

Pineywoods Volunteer Department will host a Swamp John’s Dinner Fundraiser on Monday, March 20, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station on Pineywoods/Sipsey Road in Jasper. Chicken, fish or shrimp plates, include slaw, fries, cake and tea. Eat-in or carry out $11 per plate. Buy tickets early or at the door. Also selling tickets on a drawing on a Yetti Cooler for $5 each. For more information, call Geraldine at 205-384-5615.