What's going on

Posted 9/21/17

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SPECIAL NOTICES

Salvation Army is currently making appointments to register children 12 years and under for 2017 Angel Tree. Registration appointments are being made for Oct. 2–4, at the Walker County Service Center located at 207 East 20th St. in Jasper. Please have copies of the following information upon registration: Parent or legal guardian’s state issued ID, child’s birth certificate, and proof of income and expenses. If your child/children has participated in the program at least three times, they do not qualify. Appointments can only be made by calling 205-512-1120. Please leave a message and someone will return your call.

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 Street 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

Laura Crandell Brown Foundation “Head Over Teal” Eighth Annual 5K/10K and Family Fall Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Hoover Preserve in Hoover, and the members of the Arley Women’s Club Arley’s Angels will be participating again this year. They are inviting runners, walkers and sleep-ins from the Arley area to make a donation to their team at www.ThinkofLaura.org and click to credit your support for team Arley’s Angels. Credit card are accepted and any amount is appreciated.

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 visit www.muledaycarshow.weebly.com. For information about the Mule Day Festival visit www.winfieldcity.org.

Winston County Farmer’s Federation will host a “Day On The Farm” on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until noon at Moody Hill Farm located at 1671 Winston County Road 79 in Double Springs. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Events will include farm safety, driving safety, Alabama State Troopers Fatal Vision Driving Demonstration, animal petting pens, booths highlighting all farm commodities and much more. For more information, call 205-269-0073, 205-269-1902 or 205-372-2523.

Family Reunion for descendants of George and Minnie Lee Russell will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon until 4 p.m at the New Beginnings Church of God. For more information or directions, contact Cindy Russell at 205-295-8270 or Kelly Buzbee at 205-275-6711.

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 – 9 p.m. at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center Amphitheater at 800 7th Street W. in Jasper. Free admission. In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.

SEPT. 24

Annual Black Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Traders & Farmers Bank in Curry. Bring a covered dish and old photos. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Myron Black at 471-4707 or Jesse Colvin at 295-1595.

SEPT. 25

Walker County Beekeepers Association will host a Beginning Beekeepers Class on the following Mondays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Nov. 6 and 20. at 6:30 p.m. at the Walker County Extension Office on North Airport Road in Jasper. Class is free. Book is $10. For more information, call Lonnie at 205-559-3260 or Ricky at 205-522-8621.

SEPT. 26

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 Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center in downtown Jasper, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Double Springs Town Hall in Double Springs. Topic for both meetings will be “Head Banging.”

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.

Southeast Hospice will host a Community Balloon Release Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Walker County Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper.

SEPT. 28

Walker County Genealogical Society meets the 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.

Bankhead Liaison Panel will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6–8:30 p.m. at the First National Bank located at 15305 Alabama Highway 278 in Double Springs, across from Jack’s. Meeting topic will be assessment and suppression of the Southern Pine Beetle outbreak on Bankhead National Forest. Meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested in the management in the Bankhead National Forest is invited. For more information, please call 205-489-5111.

OCT. 1

Annual Pate Reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Union Chapel Methodist Church at 330 Buttermilk Rd. in Cordova. Lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and family pictures.

OCT. 2

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 Rd. in Jasper.

OCT. 3

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 hosts 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.–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.

OCT. 4

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.

OCT. 5

Walker County Educator Retirees will meet Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. There will be an exercise program “Use It or Lose It.” A wellness program and flu shots will also be available.

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.

OCT. 6

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.

Jasper Senior Activity Center hosts a dance with Ray Hood at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper the second Friday of each month from 7–10 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

OCT. 7

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

Arley Women’s Club will be selling fresh baked goods, gently used clothing, furniture, antiques, small appliances and other household essentials at the Arley’s Longest Yard Sale being held Saturday, Oct. 7. Their booth will be located next to the Traders and Farmer Bank in Arley. All proceeds will go toward the Women’s Club scholarship program and community projects.

Union Chapel Community Center 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 at 2501 Elks Dr. in Jasper host a dance each Saturday from 7–11 p.m., with music provided by the Back Roads Band. Admission is $5 per person.

OCT. 8

American Legion Unit 9 Woods/Smith Auxiliary in Jasper will meet the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Bus Barn located at 1000 Viking Drive in Jasper. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson 205-689-3142.

OCT. 9

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.

OCT. 10

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

OCT. 11

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

The Corner Market, a mobile grocery store, will be in Nauvoo at the corner of Corner of Nauvoo Road and 3rd Street the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30–11 a.m. The unit will then travel to Sipsey, where it will be at the Sipsey City Hall from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. You can purchase meats, dairy, fresh produce, canned goods and dry goods. This service is offered through the Central Alabama Food Bank. They accept cash, credit cards and EBT cards. At these stops, partnering organizations, such as Capstone, M4A and many others, will be present to offer information about the services they offer the community as well. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.

OCT. 12

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.

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 205-717-7039.

OCT. 14

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.

OCT. 15

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.

OCT. 16

Walker County Civil Service Board will hold its October meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, due to Columbus Day holiday. The meeting will be held in the Walker County Commission Chambers located on the first floor of the Walker County Courthouse Annex.

OCT. 19

Alabama Extension (Alabama A&M & Auburn Universities) and Walker County Extension will host a Small Business Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day, at the Walker County Extension Office located at 1501 North Airport Rd. in Jasper. For more information or to register for the workshop, please call 205-221-3392 or 205-757-5393.

Thach Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, Oct. 19, 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.

OCT. 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 Street 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 is $3.

OCT. 23

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.

OCT. 26

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.

Town of Parrish Fall Festival will be Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6–8 p.m. at the Parrish Community Center (Old Parrish High School). The event is free to the community and will feature plenty of family fun, food and games.

OCT. 28

Thach Neighborhood Watch will host its annual Halloween Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Thach Community Center. For more information, call Lela Vicente at 205-522-7205 or Linda at 205-384-6589.

NOV. 4

Empire Volunteer Fire Department is currently selling tickets on a drawing for a Mossberg 270 rifle, with scope. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov. 4., at 2 p.m. at the Union Hall beside the Empire Fire Station. All proceeds go to the fire department. For more information, call Travis “Spud” Alvis at 205-948-3654, Effie Davenport at 205-937-8360 or any Empire volunteer firefighter.