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Community Calendar – August 6 Edition

August 7

The Equality VFD is holding its monthly first Saturday fundraiser on August 7. They will have hamburgers, hot dogs, bake sale, and rummage sale in Equality at the old fire station by the Quality Gas Station on Alabama Highway 9. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bake sale starts at 8 a.m., and the rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support your local volunteer fire department!


August 13

The Equality Performing Arts Center (EPAC) hosts Open Mic/Karaoke Night the second Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. The next Open Mic Night is August 13. All musicians may bring what they have or plug into what we have. Can do solo performances for the audience or we can just open up and jam with each other and see what happens. Music, song, standup comedy, storytelling, poetry, rock and roll, country, blues, bluegrass, gospel – only one rule, keep it family friendly! There is karaoke for those who want to sing with lyrics on the screen! All events are free and open to all ages. No cover charge, but 100% of donations go to the performers. A suggested $5 to $10 per person is greatly appreciated but not required. All are welcome to come enjoy an evening of entertainment in downtown Equality! The more the better! Coffee and fresh popcorn provided at no charge. Soft drinks, candy bars and snacks available for purchase from 50 cents to $1 each. Responsible adults may BYOB.


August 14

Hwy. 22 East Podcast and J. D. Thompson Alumni Association will sponsor a Kickball Tournament on Saturday, August 14. The event will be held at the former J. D. Thompson High School football field, located at 1850 Coosa County Road 30, Kellyton, 35089 (located between New Home and Peace & Goodwill Baptist churches, not in the Town of Kellyton). Team registration starts at 9 a.m., and the fee is $75. The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Please bring your sports chairs or picnic blanket; there will be food vendors, and masks and safe distancing are encouraged. For additional information contact Jermaine Maxwell at 256-794-0748 or JoEtta Maxwell at 256-794-8345.



The Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center is open to the public weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and practice days for the travel ball team are those same days from 5 to 6 p.m. Cheerleader practice is held on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call 256-743-1252.



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 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 “Starting a Food Business” for August 3. See more topics closer to time for those discussions.

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