What's Going On

Posted 4/29/18

WHAT'S GOING ONThe “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the Daily Mountain Eagle, and on the Calendar at www.mountaineagle.com. Events are listed by calendar …

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WHAT'S GOING ON

The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the Daily Mountain Eagle, and on the Calendar at www.mountaineagle.com. Events are listed by calendar date and time as space allows, so guarantee when, or the number of days, an event will run. The deadline to place a an event or reunion is no later than noon on Tuesday and Friday. Email information for What’s Going On to Elane Jones at elane.jones@mountaineagle.com or call 205-221-2840, ext. 246.


SPECIAL NOTICE

Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. is currently taking additional heating assistance appointment for the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). To make an appointment to be assisted on your gas and electric bill, call 205-221-4010. You must reside in Walker County and be in the poverty level of 150% and below.


MONDAY, APRIL 30

Milo's in Jasper will host a Spirit Night for T.R. Simmon's Elementary School on Monday, April 30, from 5 until 7 p.m. Milo's will give a percentage of the sales from everyone who mentions T.R. Simmons to the school. The school will also hold registration for its annual event, Simmons at Sunset. 


TUESDAY, MAY 1

Jasper Family Service Center at 2209 Delaware Ave. in Jasper holds computer classes for adults ages 50 and up each Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact the Jasper Family Service Center Office at 205-387-0511, ext. 5830 or 5831.

Jasper Senior Activity Center on 14th Street West in Jasper 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.

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department will host a Political Rally for both parties on Tuesday, May 1, at 5 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station located on Pineywoods/Sipsey Road, just off Alabama Highway 69 North (behind 69 Qwik Sak & PJ's Restaurant), in Jasper. Cake Silent Auction. Potluck plates available for $10 donation. All proceeds will go to the Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department to help fund firefighting operations in their community.

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.

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. 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Jasper Senior Activity Center will have two special events on Wednesday, May 2: Dwayne Moore will lead gospel and worship singing at 10:30 a.m.; followed by a lunch, and meet and greet with Scott Dawson, a candidate for governor at 11 a.m. Please call the JSAC at 205-221-8513 to sign up for attendance.


THURSDAY, MAY 3

Jasper Senior Activity Center will have a special lunch, and meet and greet, on Thursday, May 3, hosted Nick Smith , a candidate for Walker County Sheriff. Please call the JSAC at 205-221-8513 in advance to sign up.

National Day of Prayer event to be held Thursday, May 3, at noon, in front of the Carbon Hill City Hall located at the corner of 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue in Carbon Hill. 

Walker Baptist Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Recruitment Tea for potential new volunteers on Thursday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. in the board room at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please plan to attend. For more information, call Melissa Taylor at 205-387-4200.

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. 


SATURDAY, MAY 5

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

2018 Downtown Derby, featuring the Mule Race for the Roses, will be held Saturday, May 5, from 3-9 p.m. at Warehouse 319 located at 221 19th Street W. in Jasper. Event will benefit the Walker County Arts Alliance.

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.

Dilworth Community Center on Dilworth Road in Empire will host a Political Rally Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at the center.

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. 


MONDAY, MAY 7

Walker Baptist Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale on Monday, May 7, from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 8, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the hospital. Proceeds will benefit Walker Baptist Medical Center Auxiliary projects within the hospital. Cash, credit/debit cards accepted.

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.


TUESDAY, MAY 8

East Walker Grief Support Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Sumiton Community Center at 193 Bryan Road in Sumiton.

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


THURSDAY, MAY 10

Breast Cancer Support Group of Walker County will meet Thursday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m., in the Community Room at the Carl Elliott Regional Library on 18th Street in Jasper. Guest speaker will be Vicki Mullinax, a consultant for Medi Rest. She will be displaying items cancer patients and survivors may need to aid in their recovery, such as prosthesis and bras. Cconsultations with Mrs. Mullinax will follow the meeting from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in obtaining the items will need to bring their current insurance card and a prescription from their doctor. For more information, please call Gretel Holston at 205-384-5607 or Phyllis Casson at 205-387-2657.

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.

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.

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


FRIDAY, MAY 11

Jasper Senior Activity Center on 14th Street West in Jasper 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.


SATURDAY, MAY 12

Dilworth Community Center will host a monthly breakfast the second Saturday of each month at 7 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 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, contact Jimmie Dill NR4G at 205-527-4602.

Art in the Park will be held Saturday, May 12, at Gamble Park in Jasper. Rain or shine.

Corona Reunion will be held Saturday, May 12, at  10:30 a.m. in the Corona Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Please bring covered dish, desserts, old pictures and memories. Also asking for donations for use of the fellowship hall. For more information, call Toney Jones at 205-622-3291; Ellette Frost Gant at 205-998-3318; Nella Frost at 205-689-5226; Patty Poe Martin at 205-622-3873; Jimmie Rose Taylor at 622-3511; or Gail Poe Redmill at 205-300-1977.


SUNDAY, MAY 13 

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.


MONDAY, MAY 14

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.


THURSDAY, MAY 17

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


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. Will also have drawings for an AWC 2018 Hand Crafted Quilt "Gateway to Paradise" and a Big Green Egg with accessories. Tickets for each drawing are $5 each and available from any Arley Women's Club member or by calling Ann at 205-821-6140 or Sylvia at 205-387-9728. For more information about the Arley Day Festival, please contact 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.

Cordova Quarterback Club will host a Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 19, from 1-5 p.m. at Cordova High School. Cost is $20 per plate of crawfish, potatoes and corn. Live music throughout the afternoon. Vendor booth's are available. For more information, call Kasey at 205-275-4360.

Camp Horne 5K Trail Run 2018, benefitting the Black Warrior Council's Boy Scouts of America, will be held Saturday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at Camp Horne at 13663 Keenes Mill Road in Cottondale. Fun, challenging course for runners of all ages and abilities. Register online at www.bwc-bsa.org.

Union Chapel Jr. High School Reunion will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Los Reyes Grill in downtown Jasper. All former students and faculty are invited to attend. For more information, call Linda Smith at 205-522-9894.

"Jazz in the Park" will be held Saturday, May 19, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Bankhead House & Heritage Center Amphitheater. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the evening with N'Fusion, featuring saxophonist, James Crumb Jr. Event sponsored by Honda of Jasper, Hyundai of Jasper and the Walker Area Community Foundation.


SUNDAY, MAY 20

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 the First United Methodist Church in Jasper. 


MONDAY, MAY 21

Jasper Senior Activity Center's May  trip will be to the Birmingham Museum of Art on Thursday, May 24. Lunch at Niki’s West. There is a transportation fee of $10.00. Please sign up and pay by Monday, May 21.

Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department will host a Swamp John’s Supper fundraiser Monday, May 21, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station located just off Alabama 69 North on Pineywoods-Sipsey Road in Jasper.


TUESDAY, MAY 22

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.

East Walker Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Bevill State Community College in Sumiton. The scheduled keynote speaker will be Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Chee-Vee Whitfield at 205-255-0202 or chee-vee@eastwalkerchamber.com. 


THURSDAY, MAY 24

East Walker Grief Support Group will meet fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Sumiton Community Center at 193 Bryan Road in Sumiton.

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.

Alzheimer's Disease Support Group will host monthly meetings fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Samaria Baptist Church located at 70 East Lake Road in Jasper. The meetings will be facilitated by Dr. Morris Murray Jr., and consist of encouragement and support for AD caregivers, including specific perspectives on causes, treatment options, and legal matters.


FRIDAY, MAY 25

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


THURSDAY, MAY 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. 


SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Curry High School Class of 1968 will have its 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the Traders and Farmers Bank in Curry. For more information, call 205-221-3907.


THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Walker County Education Retirees will meet Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at the Jasper Civic Center. The group will recognize members who have passed away the previous year. The meeting will conclude with the group traveling to Pat Morrison's museum for the program "Memories of Walker County."


SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Third Annual Tallulah Half Marathon will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Jasper. Combined with 5K & 1 Mile events, the Tallulah Half Marathon will start and finish on the square in beautiful downtown Jasper. All athletes will receive a Next Level race t-shirt, and half marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. For more information, visit www.tallulahhalf.com


SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

44th Annual Mule Day Car & Bike Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 22. $20 entry fees. Discount for multiple entries under same owner. Registration day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Winfield Middle School on Apple Avenue in Winfield. For more information or to pre-register for the event, please contact Danielle Miles at 205-412-5568