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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.
May 14-July 2
The inaugural season of UpWard Coosa Sports is kicking off, and game dates and times have now been announced for basketball and cheer! The opening ceremony will be held Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. at Central. The game schedule is Saturdays at Central with Tigers vs. Yellow Jackets at 10 a.m. and Lions vs. Rattlers at 11 a.m. Those game days are May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, and July 2. Concessions will be available at each game. The end of season celebration will be held post games on July 2 at 12 p.m.
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.
The Coosa County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors will meet on Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at the Coosa County Soil and Water District Office located at 226 Coosa County Road 157, Rockford.
A ServSafe workshop will be held May 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the E-911 Center located at 66 Communication Drive in Rockford. This is a Coosa County ServSafe Certification Training sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The cost is $140 per person and includes two full days of instruction, textbook and certification exam; or $80 per person for the retest, which includes two full days of instruction and certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam you will receive the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ServSafe Certificate. Who should attend: managers, cooks, chefs, wait staff, supervisors, owners, and all food handlers. The ServSafe program is approved to meet the requirements of the ADPH. Registration must be made at least one week prior to the scheduled date. For more information or a registration form contact Dani Reams at 256-368-1694 or call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713. You can also register online at www.aces.edu/go/servsafe.
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.
There will be a Pond Management Workshop held Thursday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Poplar Point Camp in Hanover, located at 191 Poplar Point Drive, Rockford, 35136. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by June 6, and the registration fee is $10. The workshop will include presentations covering basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control and weed management. Will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at the property. If you have a weed growing in your pond, or want to get your pond water sampled, bring it along with you to be analyzed for free. Register with the Coosa County Extension Office (located beside the County Courthouse) at 13999 Ala. Hwy. 22, Rockford; or call 256-377-4713; or register online at www.aces.edu.
The C.C.T.S./J.D. Thompson High School Alumni Association will host a Fun Run/Walk-a-Thon at the old school; located at 1854 Coosa County Road 93, Cottage Grove/Hissop; on Saturday, June 11. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m., and the Run/Walk event will start at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $10 per participant, and you are encouraged to get sponsors and pledges from family and friends. Following the Walk-a-Thon, there will be food, fun, May Pole, and healthy events planned for the entire family; remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Please come out and support this community event. Fun Day will be at 2 p.m. If you have safety and health concerns due to pollen season or COVID-19, you are welcome to wear a mask.
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!
The Coosa County Historical Society is looking into adding names to the Veteran’s Memorial near the old rock jail in Rockford. The organization is currently seeing how many would be interested in having a name placed on the monument. Currently they only need your name and contact information. They would need at least 10 names to keep the cost affordable. They would then contact those interested to give them the cost and payment information. If you are interested, please email Sheila Ward at email@example.com, text her at 334-414-7147, or mail your information to the Coosa County Historical Society; P.O. Box 5; Rockford, AL 35136.
Want to submit an item to the Community Calendar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-377-2525.