What's going on

Posted 5/2/17

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

Walker County Commission will hold its regular bi-monthly meetings on the second and fourth Mondays in May due to the Tax Sale. The next Commission meeting will be Monday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Walker County Courthouse Annex in Jasper.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Annual National Day of Prayer program to be held Thursday, May 4, at noon at the Carbon Hill City Hall in Carbon Hill. Area pastors will be leading prayers for the city, county, state and nation. For more information, contact Betty Sparks 205-924-4177.

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, MAY 5

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.

Jasper Senior Center/FOP Lodge at 1050 Kiker Lane in Jasper (near Memorial Park) will have a yard sale Friday, May 5, from noon until 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Clothing, housewares, music CDs, odds and ends, etc. All proceeds will go to Jasper Senior Center.

SATURDAY, May 6

Forestry Workshop to be held Saturday, May 6, at the Turkey Creek Lodge in Eldridge. CFE units and PLM hours available for attending. No charge, but reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Katherine with the Walker County Conservation District at 205-384-0606, ext. 3204.

Mouth Monkeys and Karate Angels Relay for Life Teams will host a huge yard sale on Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Scott Crump Toyato in Jasper. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Walker County.

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.

20th Annual Kansas Day will be Saturday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call City Hall at 924-0072. Proceeds will benefit Kansas Veterans Memorial Park.

4th Annual Horse Creek Jubilee Arts & Craft Festival and Car Show will be 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.

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 7 until 11 p.m., with music provided by the Back Roads Band. Admission is $5 per person.

MONDAY, MAY 8

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, May 9

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

THURSDAY, MAY 11

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, MAY 12

Eldridge Fireman’s Gala will be Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Eldridge Community Gym. For more information, contact the Eldridge Town Hall at 924-4383.

Jasper Senior Activity Center will host a dance with Ray Hood at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper on Friday, May 12, 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, MAY 13

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, MAY 15

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department will have a Swamp Johns’ Supper Monday, May 15, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station on Pineywoods/Sipsey Road in Jasper (behind PJ’s Restaurant). Eat in or carry out - $11 per plate, includes chicken, fish or shrimp, slaw, fries, cake and tea. Buy tickets early or at the door.

THURSDAY, MAY 18

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.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

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.

THURSDAY, MAY 25

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 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.

East Walker Chamber of Commerce will host its 44th Annual Banquet on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall of Building 1400 on the Bevill State Community College - Sumiton Campus. ABC 33-40 News Chief Meteorologist James Spann will be the guest speaker. Tickets will be $30 per person or a table for six is $150. For more information or to order tickets call the Chamber office at 205-255-0202 or email chee-vee@eastwalkerchamber.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 26

Walker County Community Action Agency Inc., is currently 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 fee per child enrolled due by Friday, May 26. Limited enrollment. For more information, contact WCCAA Office at 205-221-4010.

Thomas W. Martin High School Class of 1957 will have its 60-year class reunion on Friday, May 36, at 5 p.m. at Moore’s Landing in Jasper.

MONDAY, MAY 29

American Legion Post 9 & Walker County Chapter American Red Cross Account Manager will host at Blood Drive Monday, May 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the American Red Cross Building locate at 1101 Viking Drive in Jasper. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Serve to schedule an appointment.

MONDAY, MAY 31

Family Endeavors Veterans Assistance Day for low income veteranswill be held Wednesday, May 31, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Walker County Coalition for the Homeless Office at 2514 21st Street West in Jasper. Please bring these items: DD214 or statement of service, photo ID for everyone over 18, current utility bills you are requesting assistance for, Social Security card for each person in the household, lease, and proof of income. Financial assistance is not guaranteed. For more information, contact Raevan Howard at 205-427-2115.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

Walker County Education Retirees will meet Thursday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. The meeting will include a Memorial Program, recognizing members that have passed away in the past year.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Ashridge Volunteer Fire Department on Alabama Hwy 195 in Ashridge will host the Ashridge Community Festival Day on Friday, June 9, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., across the street from the Fire Department. Live music. Booth rentals available: $10 for one day or $15 for two days. Ladies Auxiliary will also be selling homemade fried pies (chose of dried fruit: apple, peach or apricot) for $2 each the day of the event. Pre-orders for fried pies can also be made by calling Joe Ann Durham at 205-489-5741 or Renee Baker at 205-272-9506. For more information or to rent a booth, contact Joe Ann Durham or Renee Baker; or Roger Watts at 205-269-5632 or Dewayne Baker at 205-272-2801.