What's Going On

Posted 4/4/18

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 …

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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 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. The deadline to place a community or school event, class or family reunion is no later than noon each Tuesday and Friday. 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 

Civitan Club of Jasper is now taking pre-orders for its annual Vidalia Onion sale. Onions are purchased and delivered from Vidalia, Ga. The cost is $10 per 10-pound bag. Proceeds will go toward helping the developmentally disabled. Deadline for ordering will be Tuesday, April 10. For more information, call Halie Sherer at 878-5484 or Joanna Brand at 387-0562.

Empire Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting fire dues of $40 per year, per household. The dues are used to help fund firefighting operations in the Empire community, and should be mailed to Empire VFD, P.O. Box 62, Empire, AL 35067.

Copeland Ferry-Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is asking its community for a tax-deductible donation of $50 per year, per household to help upgrade its firefighting equipment and services. Make checks payable to CFPCFD and mail to 19134 Hwy. 269, Quinton, AL 35130.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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 until 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 205-221-8513.


THURSDAY, APRIL 5 

Walker County Education Retirees will meet Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. The program will feature information on Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Walker County Health Action Partnership's Coordinated Care Priority will meet Thursday, April 5 at 9 a.m. at Regional Paramedical Services in Jasper. 


FRIDAY, APRIL 6 

American Legion to host Veterans' Outreach and District 14 revitalization efforts on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day at the Judge Bell American Legion Post 127, located at 113 3rd Ave. N.E. in Fayette. District 14 serves Fayette, Lamar, Marion Walker and Winston counties. For more information, contact James Snow, American Legion Woods-Smith Post 9 Adjutant, at 205-527-7090 or email adjutant9@legional.org.

Town of Parrish will host its inaugural “Parrish Coal Fest” on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at the Parrish Community Center (Old Parrish High School) in Parrish. Event will feature town’s annual BBQ Cook-off and Car Show, arts and crafts, and bands. It will also honor the town’s Coal Heritage with displays and exhibits related to the Coal Industry in Walker County. Proceeds from the event go to the renovation of the Parrish Community Service Center. For more information, call Parrish Mayor Heather Hall, email Hghall70@yahoo.com or call her office at 205-686-9928 or cell at 205-544-0283.

Baby TALK and the Walker County Area Community Foundation will host Lullabies & Cutie Pies on Friday, April 6, at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center Amphitheater located at 800 7th Street W. in Jasper. Storytelling at 7 p.m. and Lullabies and children's book reading at 8 p.m. Event free to children 0-10 years. Free book giveaway. Kids wear your pajamas. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held at the Jasper Family Services Center. 


SATURDAY, APRIL 7 

Argo Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7 until 9 a.m. at the Argo Fire Station on U.S. Highway 78 in Argo.

Highway 13 Yard Sale (Delmar to Natural Bridge), sponsored by Natural Bridge Community Association and the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, will be held Saturday, April 7. All day event. For more information, call 205-269-9208.

Jasper Herb Society will host its ninth annual “Herb Day” fundraiser Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 4 Seasons Garden Center in Jasper. The event will feature gardening demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments, as well as advice on growing fresh herbs from club members.

Girls Incorporated of Central Alabama -Walker County Center will hold registration for its 2018 Summer Enrichment Program for girls 6-18 at the River of Living Water United Methodist Church at 1401 Jones Dairy Road in Jasper from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays, April 7, April 21, May 5, and May 19, and Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1. Program dates will be June 4–July 20, Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  each day. The center will be closed July 2–6. For more information, call Christye Medlock at 205-370-5065 or Angela Eakings at 205-599-5545.

Dora High School Band Boosters will host a political rally Saturday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the Sumiton Senior Center located behind Walmart in Sumiton. All candidates are invited to speak at the rally. Proceeds from the event will go to the Dora High School band. For more information, call Carolyn Pierce at 205-603-5732 or Mrs. Jent at Dora High School, 205-648-6863.

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.  Admission is $3.


SUNDAY, APRIL 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, call Shannon Williamson 205-689-3142.


MONDAY, APRIL 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.


TUESDAY, APRIL 10 

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Vigil to be held Tuesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in front of the Walker County Crime Victims' Memorial Fountain located on the Walker County Courthouse Square in Jasper. Please bring a chair as seating is limited at the square. In the event of inclement weather, the event will bet eld at the Jasper Civic Center and seating will be provided. 

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 12 

Capstone Rural Health Center/Walker County Community Action will offer a Senior Program the second Thursday of each month at the Lueda Smith Library on Crutchfield Boulevard in Jasper. For more information about the program, call Shannon at 724-9031 or Deidre at 221-4010.

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, 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.

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, call Danny at 205-515-2610 or Sparky at 205-717-7039.

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 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, call Adjutant James Snow at 205-527-7090 or e-mail legion.post9.ala@gmail.com.


FRIDAY, APRIL 13 

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

Cordova High School Band Boosters will host a political rally Friday, April 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cordova City Hall. Food will be served at $10 per plate. Candidates will be charged $50 to speak. Proceeds will benefit the CHS band. See a CHS band student to purchase tickets. For more information, call Laura Hiott at 205-902-2402 or email laura@hiottfinancial.com.


SATURDAY, APRIL 14 

Walker County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will meet the second Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. at the American Red Cross Office located on Viking Dr. 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, call Jimmie Dill at 205-527-4602.

Union Chapel Community Center at 6670 Old Birmingham Highway in Jasper will host a car and tractor show Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center. Registration fee is $20 and vendor spots are $5 (no electricity). Door prizes and 50/50 drawings. For more information or Car registration, call Norman Key at 205-302-8669. For vendor spot information, call Jennifer Turner at 205-275-4653 or Marie Hagood at 205-275-7530. 


SUNDAY, APRIL 15 

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 19 

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, call Stan Prewett at 205-387-9339 or email sprewett@newbeacon.org.

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


SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Forever and Always Patriots and the Empire Volunteer Fire Department will host a Poker Run on Saturday, April 21, at the Sumiton Sports Bar & Grill, with kickstands up at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 3 p.m.  


TUESDAY, APRIL 24 

Parkinson’s Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at First Christian Church at 400 18th St. W. in Jasper. For more information, call 205-387-0646.


THURSDAY, APRIL 26 

Alzheimer's Disease Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Samaria Baptist Church located at 70 East Lake Road in Jasper, just off the Industrial Parkway. These monthly meetings will consist of encouragement and support for AD caregivers, including more specific perspectives on causes, treatment options, and legal matters.   These monthly meetings will be facilitated by Dr. Morris Murray Jr., a health care management specialist for AD and other health related issues.

Capstone Rural Health Center/Walker County Community Action will offer a Senior Program the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lueda Smith Library on Crutchfield Boulevard in Jasper. For more information about the program, call Shannon at 724-9031 or Deidre at 221-4010.

Walker County Genealogical Society will meet 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 Philadelphia Baptist Church on Burrows Crossing Road. For more information, call Jason Akins at 256-962-3082 or Libbie Myers at 205-221-9410.


TUESDAY, MAY 1

Curry High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, May 12, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Los Reyes in downtown Jasper. Classmates and former faculity who wish to attend need to RSVP by no later than Tuesday, May 1. For more information, call Lloyd Jenkins at 205-388-0950.


SATURDAY, MAY 5

West Jefferson High School Alumni will host its Annual Reunion and Banquet on Saturday, May 5, at 5 p.m. at the school. Reservations are $25 per person, includes $20 for meal and $5 for annual membership. Please send reservations to WJHS Alumni, P.O. Box 246, Quinton, AL 35130, or call 205-674-8424 for more information.


MONDAY, MAY 7

Winston County Farmers Federation will host a Political Forum on Monday, May 7, at the Double Springs Municipal Building on Alabama Highway 195, just south of Double Springs. Forum will feature both state and local candidates. There will be meet and greet from 5 until 6 p.m., and the Forum from 6 until 8 p.m. For more information, email Ronnie Mobley at rmobley195@gmail.com.


SATURDAY, MAY 19 

45th Annual Arley Day Festival, sponsored by the Arley Women’s Club, will be Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Event will feature a 5K Race, Pancake Breakfast, Car Show, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts and food booths, as well as all-day entertainment. For more information, call Beth Sargent at 205-902-6745 or email bethsargent1@gmail.com. or visit the Arley Women’s Club Facebook page. Vendor applications are available at www.ArleyWomensClub.org.


FRIDAY, MAY 25

T.W. Martin High School Class of 1957 will hold its class reunion on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at Moore's Landing in Jasper.