What's going on

Posted 4/4/17

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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What's going on

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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

Townley Volunteer Fire Department is taking annual fire dues of $35. Please send dues to Townley Volunteer Fire, P.O. Box 116, Townley, AL 35587.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Back To Work 50+ will host a “7 Smart Strategies” workshop for jobseekers on Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. until noon on Bevill State Community College - Sumiton Campus in Sumiton. To register call 1-855-850-2525 (this is a toll-free number).

Walker County Education Retirees will meet Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. The program will be History of Walker County “Coal Mines, Mills and People.”

Walker County Health Action Partnership will hold a Congregational Health Program on Thursday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at the Los Reyes Restaurant in downtown Jasper. Presentation by Debbie Duke.

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.

Brookwood Baptist Health invites you to join them for a ribbon cutting and open house being held Thursday, April 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper to celebrate the newly remodeled Labor and Delivery Unit, Nursery, and Mother Baby Patient Care areas at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Tour the facility, meet the physicians and staff, enjoy refreshments, giveaways and more. For more information, or to RSVP, email Charlotte.Bates@bhsala.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

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) will also be on hand with information on resources offered in Walker County. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

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.

Union Chapel Community Center at 6670 Old B’ham Highway in Jasper will have a Car and Tractor Show on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community center. Registration fee for the show will be $20. Vendor spots available (no electricity). For information on the car show or vendor spots, call Norman Key at 205-435-4508, Jennifer Turner at 205-275-4653 or Marie Hagood at 205-275-7530.

3rd Annual Safe Kids Expo will be held Saturday, April 8, from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Walker County Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper. Games, music, prizes and fun for the whole family. All activities are free. Curry Anchor Club will also be hosting a Snack Food Drive for the Kids of the Walker County Child Advocacy Center. Bring a box of snacks or juices to the information booth and receive a free balloon. The Walker High School Band Boosters will also provide a concession stand.

Back Forty Cowboy Church and Flying I Farms will present “Bulls, Barrels and Broncos” Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at 564 Lamon Chapel Road in Jasper. Free admission. Concessions will be sold. Bull riding, junior bull riding (15 and under), saddle bronc, bare back and barrels. For more information, contact Ty Nail at 205-275-7546.

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Sons of Confederate Veterans Major John C. Hutto Camp 443 willmeet Sunday, April 9, instead of Sunday, April 16, due to Easter. The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Jasper. Meeting will return to third Sunday in May.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

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, APRIL 11

Back To Work 50+ will host a “7 Smart Strategies” workshop for jobseekers on Tuesday, April 11, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Bevill State Community College - Walker College Campus in Jasper. To register call 1-855-850-2525 (this is a toll-free number).

READ ALABAMA! “The Tradition Continues” Literary Program will be held Tuesday, April 11, 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 Joyce Cauthen, the author of With Fiddle and Well-Rosened Bow and Out of the Whole Cloth: The Life of Bettye Kimbrell.

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

THURSDAY, April 13

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.

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 5:30 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, APRIL 14

Jasper Senior Activity Center will host a dance with Ray Hood at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper on Friday, April 14, 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, APRIL 15

Townley Community Center at 62 Townley School Road in Townleywill host its 2nd Annual Car and Truck Show Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a Children’s Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Free admission. Enjoy a day of fun, food, music and classic to modern cars, trucks and tractors. Entry fee for car, trucks and tractors show is $20 first entry and $10 each additional entry. For more information, call 205-544-0888.

MONDAY, APRIL 17

Walker Baptist Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Masquerade $5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale on Monday, April 17, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Tuesday, April 18, from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the main lobby at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. Cash/credit cards accepted. The Volunteer Auxiliary receives a precentage of the sales to fund projects supported within the hospital.

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

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, APRIL 20

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 CHS Activity 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 Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Thach Community Center. For more information, call Lela Vicente at 205-522-7205 or Linda at 205-384-6589.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. will host its 9th Annual Health Fair Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Jasper Civic Center located at 204 19th Street East in Jasper. This event will include free health screenings, healthy food and health/safety information, in addition to healthy stage activities for all ages. Children finger printing will be provided by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office (parents must be present). Drawings for door prizes every 30 minutes (must be present to win). For more information, call 205-221-4010.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

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

Burrows Crossing Neighborhood Watch will meet the last Thursday of each month (beginning with the December meeting) 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

4th Annual Horse Creek Jubilee Arts & Craft Festival and Car Show will be held Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dora Shopping Center in Dora. For more information, call 205-648-3211 or visit www.horsecreekjubilee.com or Facebook Horse Creek Jubilee.

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be held Saturday, May 6, at Black Creek Park located at 902 Yarbrough Road in Fultondale. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and walk begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Shelia Carroll at birmingham@preeclampsia.org or 205-542-6665.

West Jefferson High School Alumni announces the 2017 annual reunion and banquet will be held Saturday, May 6, at 5 p.m. at West Jefferson High School. Reservations are $25 per person, includes $20 for meal and $5 annual membership fee. Please send reservations to WJHS Alumni, P.O. Box 246, Quinton, AL 35130 or call 205-674-8424 for information about the event.

FRIDAY, MAY 26

Walker County Community Action Agency Inc., is now accepting application for the Summer Youth Program. Applicants must reside in Walker County and be between the ages of 4 and 15. Program begins on June 5, and ends Aug. 4. There is a $150 free per child enrolled due by May 26. Limited enrollment. For more information, contact WCCAA Office at 205-221-4010.