Community Calendar April 16 Edition
February 3-May 12
Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama will be offering free income tax service in Rockford. They will be located in the E-911 building on Communication Drive each Wednesday from 9 to 2 beginning February 3 until May 12. Parking is in the rear of the building. Anyone wanting to get their income tax return prepared needs to bring all the documentation necessary to prepare their return, including a photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse, as well as their prior year tax return. You may call the main location in Alexander City (256-234-0347) for an appointment or more information. Be sure to tell them you are in Coosa County and want an appointment at Rockford.
Trade Day at Bibb Graves Community Center in Millerville will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Shops inside the school building. Set up for free outside. To keep safe social distancing, wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer provided by the Center are recommended.
The Coosa County Extension Office is hosting a food safety workshop for event planners, festival participants and church and youth groups – “Cooking Safe for the Crowd.” Training will take place Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the E-911 building located at 66 Communication Drive in Rockford. No fee to participate, but seating is limited. To register to attend, call the Extension Office at 256-377-4713 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Registration deadline is April 20.
EPAC, Equality Performing Arts Center, will host Fourth Friday: Michael Saunders with “Songs from the Heart” on Friday, April 23, beginning at 7 p.m. EPAC is located at 560 Alabama Highway 9, Equality.
In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Coosa County DHR is hosting a drive-through foster home recruitment event from 12 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at the Coosa County DHR office parking lot in Rockford. All attendees and members of the community are encouraged to wear blue, symbolizing child abuse prevention. Come by to support this great cause, obtain recruitment information, wave hello, and receive refreshments. For more information, contact Coosa County DHR at 256-377-2000.
The Weogufka Center is hosting Mule Day on April 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All activities will be outdoors. The event will include mules, wagon rides, pony rides, food, vendors, produce, live music, cake auction, vintage cars, and more! Vendor fee: $30 per site. Admission fee: $5 per car. If raining, the event will be canceled. For more information and to reserve a vendor space, call Melvin Palmer at 256-249-8885.
Loraine McKinney Johnson, a native of Goodwater who now resides in Montgomery, will be holding a book signing at the Goodwater Public Library for her newly published book, “Married to Fear: A Testimony of Abuse and Redemption.” Johnson will have books available for purchase onsite, and they will be $15 each. The book signing will be held Thursday, April 29, from 3-6 p.m. at Goodwater Public Library on County Road 66.
Registration for the Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center 2021 summer programs starts May 1. Applications will be available at the center starting that day, and the programs are for ages 4-16. Summer programs include swimming, bowling, reading program, field trips, 4-H, inside and outside activities, skating, arts and crafts, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. The summer program is from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact Sharonna Hayes at 256-743-1252.
May 30-June 11
Registration is now open for Poplar Point Camp’s summer camp! Summer camp will be from May 30 through June 4 for 7-11 year olds and from June 6 through June 11 for 7-11 and 11-18 year olds. More information is available at www.PoplarPointCamp.com. Also new this year, you do not have to pay all up front; you can pay half now and half May 1. Register and learn more at http://poplarpointcamp.com/Camp/summer-camp.
Coosa County 4-H is accepting registrations for 4-H Summer Camp, which will be held June 7-9 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. Please call or visit the Extension office in Rockford for more information at 256-377-4713.
The Hanover Neighborhood Watch Meeting is held every third Tuesday of the month at the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department building at 6:30 p.m. Always a meal before the meeting begins. Everyone is cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Y’all come!
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Food Safety Team is working hard to provide food safety information to our clients in Alabama. This year, the food safety agents will provide current information on various subjects on the first Tuesday of every month at noon. We ask you to join us LIVE @acesfoodsafety on Facebook. Questions for the “Tuesday’s Table Talk” may be submitted to www.aces.edu/go/TableTalkTuesdays. The panel will answer questions live on Facebook @acesfoodsafety. Topics are planned for the first Tuesday of each month from now through November. Upcoming topics include “Water Bath and Pressure Canning” for May 4, “Tips for Summer BBQs” for June 1, “Drying, Pickling and Fermentation” for July 6, and “Starting a Food Business” for August 3. See more topics closer to time for those discussions.