What's going on

Posted 6/30/17

The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in 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, …

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The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in 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.

TODAY, JULY 2

Akins Reunion will be held Sunday, July 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Boldo Fire Department on Alabama Highway 69 North in Jasper. Please bring a covered dish. For more information, call Perry Akins at 205-823-4929 or Larry Akins at 205-260-4600.

Family Reunion for descendents of John Parrish and Rebecca Wilson Parrish will be held Sunday, July 2, from 10:30 until 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Alabama Highway 278 West in Double Springs. Bring covered dish. For more information, call 205-489-2320 or 256-685-3996.

MONDAY, JULY 3

Safe Harbor Mission Thrift Store at 459 1st Ave. S.W. in Carbon Hill is currently having a 1/2 Price Clothing Sale. The store is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-2 p.m.; and the first Saturday of each month from 10-2 p.m.

Walker County Solid Waste Landfill and Office will be closed Monday July 3, and Tuesday, July 4. All residential trash routes will run one day behind. Dumpster routes will be one to two days behind as well.

Walker County Commission has cancelled its Monday, July 3, meeting due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Jasper Senior Activity Center on 14th Street West in Jasper will offer Seniorcize and Chair Yoga classes each Monday and Wednesday from 10 - 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

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

Free Community Yoga Class is held each Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sumiton Community Center on Bryan Road in Sumiton. 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.

Fireworks Festival 17 will be held Monday, July 3, at Memorial Park in Jasper. Gates open at 4 p.m. Listen live on WJLX 101.5. Event sponsored by Desperation Church, Metal Central, Nelson, Bryars & Cross, and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. For more information, visit desperationchurch.tv/thefourth.

TUESDAY, July 4

Jasper City Council has been moved its Tuesday, July 4, meeting to Tuesday, July 11, due to Fourth of July holiday.

Sumiton City Council has moved its Tuesday, July 4, meeting to Tuesday, July 18, due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Jasper Family Service Center at 2209 Delaware Ave. in Jasper holds 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 host a special day for senior citizens each Tuesday, featuring games and movies. Popcorn, snacks and assorted drinks available. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

The Prospect Quilters meets each 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 may 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 meets 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 meets 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 meets 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.

Town of Sipsey Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at the Sipsey Fire Station on Park Road in Sipsey. Joe T. from Breakaway will be playing music and hosting karoake.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

Jasper Senior Activity Center on 14th Street West in Jasper will offer a new Basic Computer Class each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

THURSDAY, July 6

Town of Parrish’s Muncipal Court will not be held Thursday, July 6, as the city judge will not be present. Cases scheduled for July 6 will be rescheduled for Aug. 3.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) AL 0299 meets the first Thursday of each month on the lower level of the First Presbyterian Church at 1510 4th Ave. S. 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 meets 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, JULY 7

Capstone Rural Health host a Community Resource Day at the Carl Elliott Library in Jasper the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

Miss North Jefferson Area/Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival and Outstanding Team Scholarship Pageants will be held July 22 at Gardendale Civic Center. Deadline to enter is Friday, July 7. Pageants open to young women ages 13-24 in Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, and Walker counties. Four titles awarded (two Miss and two Teen), thousands in scholarship money and the opportunity to compete in Miss Alabama and Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageants. Entry forms available at www.missnorthjeffersoncounty.com or by calling 205-631-4604 or emailing raltd@bellsouth.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 8

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

Walker County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will meet the second Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Walker County Extension Office at 1501 North Airport Rd. in Jasper. Testing for all Amateur Radio license classes will be held at 9 a.m. for anyone wanting to get their amateur radio license or upgrade. For more information, contact Jimmie Dill NR4G at 205-527-4602.

Annual Thompson Reunion, which was held at the home of James and Virginia Thompson, will be held Saturday, July 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at Traders and Farmers Bank in Arley. Bring photos and covered dish. For directions, call 295-8398.

Atkins Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 8, beginning at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall at the Saragossa Baptist Church on Saragossa Road in Nauvoo. Please bring a covered dish and a drink. For more information, call Sandra Stoneking at 205-275-8823.

Oakman Volunteer Fire Department will host a Benefit Concert and Barbecue on Saturday, July 8, on Market Street in downtown Oakman, beginning at 3 p.m. Featured groups and musicians include the Busby Family at 3 p.m.; Ernie McClinton at 4 p.m.; Jessica Coger at 5 p.m.; Joby Rainer at 6 p.m.; David Gibson at 7 p.m.; and Joby Rainer at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and small coolers. NO ALCOHOL WILL BE ALLOWED. Will also be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, BBQ nachos and slabs of ribs. Proceeds will go to the fire department. For more information, call the Oakman Fire Station at 205-622-3266 and leave a message and someone will return your call; or call Shane Calloway at 205-275-8914.

MONDAY, July 10

Arley Women’s Club meets 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 meets the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Walker County Courthouse Annex.

TUESDAY, July 11

Jasper Senior Center (FOP Lodge) at 1050 Kiker Lane (off 10th Street) in Jasper will host music by the Smooth Country Band each Tuesday and Friday from 9 until 10:30 a.m. All senior citizens are welcome to come and enjoy the music, singing and dancing. Free admission. For more information, call 205-221-2849.

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

THURSDAY, July 13

Capstone Rural Health hosts a monthly Community Resource Day in Nauvoo the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

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

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

Walker County Democratic Party meets the second Thursday of each month at Victoria’s Restaurant. Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. 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 meets 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 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Wade Math & Science Building at 805 14th St. on the Bevill State Community College - Jasper Campus. 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, July 14

Jasper Senior Activity Center hosts a dance with Ray Hood at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper the second Friday of each month from 7 until 10 p.m. Admission is $3. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

SATURDAY, JULY 15

Walker County Democratic Party will host a “Celebrate America Rally” to recognize veterans on Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. in front of the Walker County Courthouse. Come hear invited Democratic speakers and get registered to vote for the upcoming special Senate primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and the general election. They also invite you to join them for their regular monthly meeting at Victoria’s Restaurant on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 205-221-3296; 205-388-6088; 205-544-9477; 205-717-9669; or email tbowen1960@att.net.

Walker Area Community Foundation and Jasper Main Street will host “A Night Of The Best Of Jim Croce” Saturday, July 15, at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center Amphitheater located at 800 7th St. W. in Jasper. Pre-show from 7 until 7:30 p.m., featuring the Jasper Mens’ Chorale. Main concert from 8 until 9 p.m., featuring Stuart Upton performing songs by Jim Croce and Matt Wiley performing songs by Perry Collins.

SUNDAY, JULY 16

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

MONDAY, JULY 17

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department, behind P.J.’s Restaurant on Pineywoods/Sipsey Road in Jasper, will host a Swamp John’s Supper fundraiser on Monday, July 17, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out for $11 per plate. Plates include choice of chicken, fish or shrimp, slaw, fries, cake and tea. Buy tickets early or at the door. Proceeds will go to help pay for Pineywood’s firefighting operations.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

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

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

New Beacon Hospice at 300 North Airport Rd., in Jasper hosts a monthly Grief Support Group the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m., at the office. For more information, contact Stan Prewett by phone at 205-387-9339 or email at sprewett@newbeacon.org.

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

Walker County Fire Fighters Association will present a “12 Minutes of Decision Making” class for all Walker County fire departments on Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, from 6 until 10 p.m. each night, and Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bevill State Community College Jasper Campus. The class is free and firefighters who attend will receive a certificate for 16 hours through the Alabama Fire College.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 21

WBMC Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Swamp John’s Fundraiser Friday, July 21, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Walker Baptist Medical Center Cafeteria. Cost is $11 per plate. Chose of chicken, shrimp, fish or combo plate. Each plate includes cole slaw, french fries, hushpuppies, onions, pickles and tea. Cash and checks accepted. Proceeds to benefit projects of the WBMC Volunteer Auxiliary. For more information, call Melissa Taylor at 205-387-4200.

SATURDAY, JULY 22

Walker High School Class of 1977 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday, July 22. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. You can send your check made out to Karen King for WHSC77 for the reunion to Karen King, 2702 Heritage Dr., Jasper Al. 35504. For more information, call 205-522-4914 or email king4914@att.net.

TUESDAY, JULY 25

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

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Walker County Genealogical Society meets 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 meets 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department and Modern Woodmen of America will host a gospel singing fundraiser on Friday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at the Eldridge Community Center in Eldridge. Featured gospel singers will be Tuson Stovall and other local talent. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Donations to the fire department will be appreciated. For more information, call 205-924-8145.

SATURDAY, AUG. 19

The Pastime Theatre in Winfield will host a Music Revue on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. featuring local acts, Patrick Reed, Splunge Creek Bluegrass, and Zann Townley and Josh Warren. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 under 12 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are also available at Winfield Main Street Office/Pastime Office, City Hall, The Kemp Foundation, and Gold Connection. For more information, call 205-487-3002.