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Community Calendar: Sept. 10 edition

September 10

The Equality Performing Arts Center, or EPAC, will host Second Friday “Open Mic” and Karaoke Night on Friday, September 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EPAC is located in downtown Equality at 560 Alabama Highway 9. All events are family friendly, free and open to the public. For more information, call 334-541-4445.

September 15

Holmestead Farm Muscadine Tour: Alabama Cooperative Extension System will have a walking tour discussing muscadine production at Holmestead Farm in Clay County. This farm is in Clay County, but has a Talladega County address of 6582 County Road 7, Talladega. Alabama Cooperative Extension Regional agents Chip East and Dani Carroll will lead the tour. The topics for discussion include planting, pruning, training, trellising, and proper management practices of muscadines. Please call the Clay County Extension office at 256-354-5976 by Monday, September 13, to register. There is no registration fee, but it helps to know how many will be attending. This will be a very educational meeting for commercial producers, as well as home fruit growers. If you have any questions about this meeting, please call Chip East at 256-846-0314 or Dani Carroll at 256-458-6043. Wearing a face mask is encouraged.

September 17

Scam Alert Workshop: Protecting our Senior Citizens from Financial Fraud

Two financial fraud workshops will be held on September 17. The workshops will be presented by Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ray Cook with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to educate citizens of Alabama (Coosa County residents) against the best defense against financial fraud. The first presentation will be in Rockford at the Rockford Baptist Church Family Life Center on September 17 at 10 a.m. The second presentation will be in Goodwater at the Goodwater Senior Center on September 17 at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by First Bank, Coosa County Extension Office, Hatchett Springs Worship Center, Rockford Baptist Church, and Sardis Baptist Church. Wearing a facemask is encouraged at these events.

September 18

Bibb Graves Community Center in Millerville will have Trade Day Saturday, September 18, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Great merchandise inside the old school at the Shoppes of Millerville. Free vendor set up outside for items you want to sell. Food items available for sell inside.

September 24

David Pace will perform at Equality Performing Arts Center, or EPAC, for the Fourth Friday performance on September 24 from 7-9 p.m. EPAC is located in downtown Equality at 560 Alabama Highway 9. All events are family friendly, free and open to the public. Free entry, but donations are greatly appreciated, with 100% of donations going to the performer(s). Free coffee and popcorn. Soft drinks, chips and candy bars available for purchase. For more information, call 334-541-4445.

October 8

The Equality Performing Arts Center, or EPAC, will host Second Friday “Open Mic” and Karaoke Night on Friday, October 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EPAC is located in downtown Equality at 560 Alabama Highway 9. All events are family friendly, free and open to the public. For more information, call 334-541-4445.

October 9 and 30

Hatchet Valley Farms of Rockford announces Fall 2021 Trail Rides October 9 and 30! Trail rides will include a costume contest at lunch for both dates! Rides start 8-9:30 a.m. Go-at-your-own-pace riding on scenic, forested, private property. After the ride, join us for our famous “potluck” lunch! No alcohol allowed. Trail rides are $20. Trails are hilly, rocky and narrow – suited for horses and riders in good physical condition. No wagons. Negative Coggins required. Rides start 3.5 miles northwest of Rockford. Look for white and red trail signs. For more information call 256-377-2656.

October 22

The Equality Performing Arts Center, or EPAC, will host Songwriters Night with Jessie Lynn on October 22 from 7-9 p.m. EPAC is located in downtown Equality at 560 Alabama Highway 9. All events are family friendly, free and open to the public. Free entry, but donations are greatly appreciated, with 100% of donations going to the performer(s). Free coffee and popcorn. Soft drinks, chips and candy bars available for purchase. For more information, call 334-541-4445.

Weekly

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.

Monthly

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!

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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 “Alabama Cottage Food Law” for October 5 and “Holiday Food Safety” for November 2. See more topics closer to time for those discussions.

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