February 9-April 6
Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama Inc. (VCCA), along with the Coosa County Extension Office and Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, sponsors a free tax assistance program and will be offering free income tax services. Certified and trained tax preparers will provide free tax assistance and electronic filing of federal and state income tax forms in Rockford every Wednesday beginning February 9 through April 6 at the E-911 building in Rockford from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your income is $57,000 or less you can file your taxes through VCCA, or if you are 60 years and older with any amount of income. Call VCCA in Alexander City at 256-234-0347 to make an appointment for the Rockford location. Your visit will take about 20 minutes, as this is a DROP-OFF SERVICE ONLY. You will be called to sign and pick up your completed return. Once this is completed, your federal and state income tax forms will be electronically filed.
March 1-April 30
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System invites the community to participate in a new family activity challenge from March 1 through April 30. Move Alabama, a collaboration between SNAP-Ed and EFNEP at Auburn University, encourages everyone to get up and get moving with your family, friends and neighbors. Twenty different challenges are available throughout the community and can be completed on your own time. Anyone interested in participating can come by the Extension Office (located behind the County Courthouse) at 13999 AL Highway 22, Rockford, starting March 1 and pick up a printed log to track their progress. Those who complete and return the log will receive a GO! bag and be entered into a drawing for different prizes. For more information call the Coosa County Extension office at 256-377-4713.
The Equality Volunteer Fire Department will have its monthly first Saturday fundraiser with hamburgers, hot dogs, a bake sale, and rummage sale this Saturday, March 5, 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 rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the bake sale starts at 8 a.m. Come support your local volunteer fire department!
Alabama Forestry Commission – Coosa County, Coosa County Extension Office and the Coosa County Forestry Planning Committee will host a FREE Tree Giveaway on Tuesday, March 8. Seedlings will be available for pick up at the Coosa County Extension Office starting at 8:30 a.m. and last until they are gone. The Coosa County Extension Office is located at 13999 AL Hwy. 22, Rockford, right beside the county courthouse. Come while they are available. Seedlings are limited – first come, first serve. If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office at 256-377-4713.
April 18-July 29
The Goodwater Parks & Rec 2022 Summer Program will be held June 6 through July 29 for ages 4-15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Summer Program will feature arts and crafts, 4-H, reading, bowling, skating, and many more fun activities. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. Masks are required. Registration starts April 18, and the registration fee is $25, which must be paid at the time of registration. For additional information call 256-743-1252.
Goodwater Parks & Rec will host Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Goodwater Auditorium. Ages 10-17. Entry: $3. For more information call 256-743-1252.
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 quarterly, typically on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department building at 6:30 p.m. The spring meeting will be held the third Tuesday in March, the summer meeting on the third Tuesday in June, and the fall meeting on the third Tuesday in September. The winter meeting will be held in December, with the date to be determined at the fall meeting. Always a potluck meal before the meeting begins, and sometimes a special program to follow. Everyone is cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Y’all come!
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