What's going on

Posted 8/18/17

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.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Walker Area Community Foundation announces its 2017 Fall Grant Cycle is now open. Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations seeking a grant should go to www.wacf.org, click on the Non-profit tab and carefully read the Grant Guidelines, instructions and reference materials, before starting their application. Deadline for submitting a grant application for the Fall Grant Cycle will be Sept. 1, 2017. Nonprofits are allowed to apply once per year. Applications submitted through the Online Grants Management System will be the only applications accepted. For more information about the grants, contact Pam Fikes at 205-302-0001.

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department is asking Pineywoods residents to please pay their 2017 fire dues, which are $35 per year. Send to 105 Pineywoods/Sipsey Rd., Jasper, AL 35504.

AUG. 20

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.

AUG. 22

Kids and Kin Program, a free program hosted by the Family Guidance Center of Alabama for relatives (over age 19) who care for children under the age of 12, will meet Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center and 3:30 p.m. at the Double Springs Town Hall in Double Springs. Meeting topic will be “Keeping Children with Disabilities Safe.”

BACK TO WORK 50+ at Bevill State Community College will offer a Strategies Workshops in Jasper on Aug. 22. The session will be in Wade Hall Room 110 from 1 until 3 p.m. The workshop provides access to a coaching program that can help you update your personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target your job search, get job leads, enroll in short-term training and find resources that can help you stay strong while you are looking for your next job. To register for the workshop, please call 1-855-850-2525 (this is a toll free number).

Master Gardeners of Walker County invites those interested in the Master Gardener program to join them Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at Walker County Extension Office on North Airport Road in Jasper. They will have refreshments and salad. Jason Powell of Petals from Past will be the guest speaker. Two partial scholarships for Master Gardening Program training is also available. The program training is held usually in February.

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 205-387-0646.

AUG. 24

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.

AUG. 25

2017 Mr. and Miss Mule Day Pageant will be held Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Winfield Pastime Theatre at 1052 U.S. Highway 43 in Winfield. Entry Fee is $50. Entry deadline will be Aug. 25.For more information, call 205-487-3002.

AUG. 26

Union Chapel Community Center at 6670 Old Birmingham Highway will host a Car Show, featuring custom, classic, street rod and muscle cars on Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is $20. Vendor spots $10 (no power). For more information, call Norman Key at 205-435-4580; Marie at 205-275-7530; or Jennifer at 205-275-4653.

Curry High School Class of 1982 will have its 35th class reunion on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant. Please sign up at the following website:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aafab2aa7fd0-class before Aug. 10. Contact any of your classmates for more info or 770-755-7759.

2017 Under the Stars, sponsored by the Walker Area Community Foundation, Walker County Arts Alliance, Honda of Jasper and Hyundai of Jasper, will present 11th Hour, featuring Walker County’s own Grant Gibson, in concert Aug. 26 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center Amphitheater at 800 7th Street West in Jasper. Free admission. If inclement weather, the event will be held at the Jasper First Baptist Church in downtown Jasper.

AUG. 29

Walker Baptist Medical Center will host a chapel dedication, with open house following on Aug. 29 from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the hospital lobby.

Carbon Hill City Council will meet Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at the Carbon Hill Community Center in Carbon Hill.

AUG. 31

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.

SEPT. 2

Family Reunion for descendants of Jacob and Elizabeth Guant Lollar will be Sept. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Oakman Senior Center at 8250 Market Street in Oakman. Covered dish lunch served at noon. Bring family stories and photos.

Abbott Reunion for the descendants of James Hial Abbott and Pilgrim Progress Abbott will be held Sept. 2 at the Smith Lake Civic Center on Smith Lake Dam Road in Curry. These reunions have been combined. Door will open at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon. Live music. Please bring a covered dish and any old photos. For more information, call Louise O’Quinn at 386-943-2766 or Della Allen at 205-489-9684.

SEPT. 3

Warren Family Reunion for descendants of James and John Warren will be Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Bernice Hilton Walker Building (Traders & Farmer Bank) in Double Springs. For more information, call 205-489-2320.

SEPT. 4

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.

Walker County Cattlewomen Association will meet Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Farmer’s Federation building in Jasper.

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.

SEPT. 5

Kids and Kin Program, a free program sponsored by the Family Guidance Center of Alabama for relatives (over age 19) who care for children under the age of 12, will host a meeting Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center and 3:30 p.m. at the Double Springs Town Hall in Double Springs. Meeting topic will be “Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).”

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.

SEPT. 6

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.

Sept. 7

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) AL 0299 meets each Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church at 1510 4th Ave. S. in Jasper. Private weigh-in at 5 p.m. Meeting at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 205-388-4114 or 893-5716

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.

Sept. 8

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.

SEPT. 9

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.

Harper-Gurganus Reunion will be held Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Dora Community Center in Dora. Please bring a covered dish. For more information, call Joyce Wingo at 205-648-5267.

SEPT. 10

American Legion Unit 9 Woods-Smith Chapter Auxiliary will meet the second Sunday of each month at the Bus Barn in Jasper. For more information call Shannon at 205-689-3142.

Sept. 11

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.

Sept. 12

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

SEPT. 14

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 in downtown 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 in Jasper.

Marvin Lee Ferguson Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 4850 Auxiliary will host its annual P.O.W./M.I.A. Ceremony Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. on the Walker County Courthouse Square in Downtown 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.

Red Knights International Motorcycle Club Alabama Chapter 9 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Jasper. Meeting is open to all retired and active firefighters, and those involved in firefighting operations (past or present) who enjoy motorcycles. For more information, contact Danny at 205-515-2610 or Sparky at 205-717-703.

SEPT. 15

Town of Oakman will host its inaugural Days Gap Fest “Proud Past - Promising Future” Oct. 13-14 in downtown Oakman. The event will food, entertainment, arts and crafts, and a car and motorcycle show. Vendors booths are available for $20 through September 15. After September 15, vendor booths will be $30. For more information about vendor booths, call Kim Ergle at 205-300-0143. Car and Motorcycle Show registration will be $15. Pre-register for Car and Motorcycle Show by October 15 to receive a free T-shirt. For more information about Car and Motorcycle Show, call Anetra Thompson at 205-622-3230 or 205-388-7298. For over all information, call Lisa Lockhart at 205-622-3232 or 205-522-7425.

Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell will host a workshop Sept. 15-17, featuring classes in acoustic guitar, garment sewing, blacksmithing, labyrinth, mosaics and food preservation. Local residents are eligible for 50 percent discount on tuition. For more information, call 205-387-1806 ext. 111.

Foothills Festival 2017, presented by the City of Jasper, will be held Sept. 15-16, in downtown Jasper. The two-day free live music event will feature a number of musical acts, kids activities, and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Featured headliners will be Spin Doctors, North Mississippi Allstars, Muddy Magnolias, John Paul White, Shotgun, Bonnie Bishop, and Wildflowers. Several local bands will also be performing.

SEPT. 16

Nelson Family Reunion for the descendants of Green Berry and Martha Jane Brown Nelson will be Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Community Center at 214 6th Street S.E. in Fayette. Bring your favorite dish, with the recipe written on a 3x5 card for a recipe exchange and family reunion cookbook. For more information, call Wanda Simmons at 205-210-3444.

SEPT. 17

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.

SEPT. 18

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department will host a Swamp John’s Supper Sept. 18 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station on Pineywoods/Sipsey Road in Jasper. Eat-in or carry-out $11 per plate for choice of chicken, fish or shrimp, with slaw, fries, cake and tea. Buy tickets early or at the door.

SEPT. 19

Kids and Kin Program, a free program sponsored by the Family Guidance Center of Alabama for relatives (over age 19) who care for children under the age of 12, will host a meeting Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center and 3:30 p.m. at the Double Springs Town Hall in Double Springs. Meeting topic will be “Head Banging.”

Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell will host a Sacred Harp singing Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Phifer Hall at Camp McDowell. All are welcome. No experience necessary. No cost. For more information, call 205.387.1806 ext. 111.

SEPT. 21

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.

SEPT. 23

43rd Annual Mule Day Car and Bike Show will be Sept. 23 at Winfield Middle School on Apple Avenue in Winfield. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Awards at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information about the car show, contact 205-412-1655 or visitwww.muledaycarshow.weebly.com. For information about the Mule Day Festival visit www.winfieldcity.org.

2017 Under the Stars, sponsored by the Walker Area Community Foundation, Walker County Arts Alliance, Honda of Jasper and Hyundai of Jasper, will present the Macabillies Band in concert Sept. 23 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center Amphitheater at 800 7th Street West in Jasper. Free admission. If inclement weather, this event will be reschedule.

SEPT. 26

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 205-387-0646

SEPT. 28

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.