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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.
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.
EPAC (Equality Performing Arts Center) presents Spring Songwriters Night: An evening with five singer/songwriters April 22 at 7 p.m. at 560 Alabama Highway 9, Equality, 36026. Featuring Allen Sanders, Larry Mitchell, Roger Vines, Mike Saunders, and Ed Pickett.
The Coosa County Cattlemen’s Association will have its Spring Steak Supper on Friday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. The supper will be held at the Cattlemen’s Barn on U.S. Highway 231 in Hanover. Members eat free; however, guests are requested to pay $15 each. We plan to have our cake auction following supper. The auction is the association’s primary means of income to pay for the steaks and incidental expenses throughout the year.
A volunteer community clean-up for County roads 30, 101, 93, 79, Mitchell Circle, and Pine Tree Lane is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, beginning at 8 a.m. at the old C.C.T.S./J.D. Thompson Alumni Building, located on County Road 30 in Cottage Grove. Volunteers will meet at the school to get supplies and begin the clean-up. Sponsored by: J.D. Thompson Alumni Association, JDT – Community & Economic Development Corporation and Commissioner Unzell Kelley (County Commission District 3), as well as People Against Littering, or PALS. Please dress appropriately to pickup trash along county road rights of way. Trash bags, bottled water and bag pick-up will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Neighborhood Clean-up Coordinator Unzell Kelley at 256-496-0263 (cell) or email email@example.com.
The Coosa County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Twenty-Two & Crew in Rockford. Society Vice President Ronnie Joiner will present the program. Refreshments will be furnished by members. You do not have to be a member to attend, but we welcome anyone interested in joining.
A dedication ceremony will be held for the Paul J. Perrett Senior Center in Rockford on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this special dedication for the new senior center facility.
Weogufka’s annual Mule Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at the Weogufka Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Sausage biscuits and hot coffee will be sold beginning at 7 a.m. in the home economics building. Food, rides, vendors, bluegrass music on and off stage, children’s activities, fried apple pies, and more! Parking is $5. Vendor booths are $30. Limited camping hookups are available. For vendor information and camping reservations, please contact Melvin Palmer at 256-249-8885. VENDORS NEEDED! Also, the Neighborhood Watch will hold its annual yard sale during this time. For more information call Betty McGalliard at 256-245-7310, Sue Baxley at 256-249-3666, or Linda Shurette at 256-249-9682.
Family Game Night Bingo will be held at the Millerville Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 5-8 p.m. Cash jackpot for winning on first five numbers called. Prize of $50 for blackout bingo. Begin with hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, and dessert for minimal charge.
IWA Deep South Wrestling presents Rasslemerica live Saturday, April 30, at the American Legion Post 45 Armory, located at 1001 W. Ft. Williams Street in Sylacauga. Bell time is 7 p.m. General admission: $15. Advance tickets: $12. Children 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. This event will include 10 huge matches, slap fights, women’s fatal 3-way, and much more! Featuring WWE, Impact and NWA legend “Action” Mike Jackson; former WWE and current Impact wrestler Doc Gallows; American Giant; Jeff “Hitman” Hart; Super America; Red Solo Cup; Sex Ferguson; Juicy Bruce; Chuey Martinez; Necro Butcher; Melanie Monroe; Trixie; and Logan Vatour! For tickets call 256-223-2021 or 205-936-9050.
The C.O.A.C.H. (Cancer Outreach and Community Hope) Ribs, Rhythms and Remembrances will be held May 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the West Coosa Senior Center track in Stewartville. Rib plates will be available for $20 each and rib slabs for $30 each. All plates and slabs must be pre-ordered by May 1. Survivors walk will be at 6 p.m. Music by the Lard Bucket Band. Bring your chairs and enjoy the music under the stars.
Coming to the Weogufka Center’s Amphitheater, country music’s great T. Graham Brown! Also performing will be the Griffith Family. This concert will be held Saturday, May 7, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.griffithfamilymusic.com or at the door. You may also call 256-369-1098 for ticket locations. VIP tickets are $40 each, and general admission tickets are $20. Bring your own chair or blanket. Food will be available. Show produced by GFM, Griffith Family Music.
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.
Let your light shine! The Goodwater Police Department is inviting citizens to join them on Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m. “One team, one fight, one prayer can change everything!” Chief Corey Shaw and the department are asking the citizens within the city limits and police jurisdiction of Goodwater to let their lights shine by flashlight or cell phone. Citizens are welcome to come to the Goodwater Police Department, or to come stand on the sidewalk and around town or in the parking lot. Let’s stand together and fight crime.
Month of May
The Weogufka Neighborhood Watch plans to update the veterans monument in May 2022. If you would like to have a veteran honored, please contact one of the following for more information: Mary Bennett at 256-267-6885, Joey Moore at 205-294-4762, or Ann Evans at 205-294-9048.
June 3-August 5
BridgeWays will be offering a day camp this summer in Coosa County, open to children entering kindergarten through fifth grades in fall 2022. The day camp will be held at the Rockford Event Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakfast and two snacks will be served daily. Activities will include outdoor games, field trips, service projects, reading support, arts and crafts, social skills, team building, and more. Held on Fridays from June 3 through July 1, $15 per day. Week-long dates include July 5-8 for $64 since it is a short week, and $80 for week-long day camps from July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5. One-time registration fee: $25 (includes T-shirt and reusable water bottle). To register visit https://bridgewayscoosa.campbrainregistration.com. For more information contact Lynne Anne Castleberry, regional director for Coosa County, at 813-363-0495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Front porch yard sale every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until at 115 Brown Street in Goodwater. For more information call 256-839-5818.
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!
Want to submit an item to the Community Calendar? Email email@example.com or call 256-377-2525.