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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.
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.
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.
June 6-July 18
The Rockford Public Library, located inside Town Hall, will be sponsoring the 2022 Summer Reading Program. The program is offered for ages 3-8. The time for each of the following dates, all on Mondays, will be 2 p.m.: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18. Tina Clanton will be the guest reading to the children for this program. Please join us in the newly remodeled library for this reading opportunity!
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 Weogufka Center will host a dance on June 18 from 7-10 p.m. featuring Randy Glenn and Peppy! Admission is $15 per person or $25 a couple. You don’t want to miss this! Music from 60s, 70s and 80s. All genres from country to classic rock!
Third Saturday Trade Day in Millerville will be held June 18 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Many items inside the old school. Set up outside to sell your items for free. Just off Highway 9 between Ashland and Goodwater and at the east end of Highway 148.
The Goodwater Youth Development and Recreational Center will host youth football registration tryouts on June 27. For more information, or if interested in coaching football, contact the center at 256-743-1252.
Are you interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? The next preparation course is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, and will continue each Tuesday for the next 10 weeks. Please contact Cammie Blackmon with the Coosa County Department of Human Resources at 256-377-2023 for more information or to register.
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.