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February 8-April 12
Free tax preparation and filing: Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama is once again offering free tax services to Coosa County residents. The service will be available this year at the Rockford Methodist Church building, located north of the four-way stop at 9922 U.S. Highway 231, Rockford. Coosa County residents can visit the tax preparation location every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 12. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will have priority. Call VCCA at 256-234-0347 to make an appointment. Anyone who has any questions or needs additional information is asked to call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-975-0089 or 256-377-4713. Sponsored by the Coosa County Extension Office and Coosa County Chamber of Commerce.
Bingo will be held at the Weogufka Center on Friday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. Barbecue sandwiches will be sold beginning at 5:30.
Third Saturday Trade Day in Millerville will be held Saturday, March 18, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bibb Graves Community Center. Shops open inside with toys, clothes, books, flowers, dishes, desks, tools, jewelry, collectibles, and more. Free outdoor vendor setup – setup for vendors, yard sale items, arts and crafts, and swap meet items. Food items and soft drinks available for purchase. For more information call 205-317-7798.
BridgeWays will hold its School’s Out Day Camp the week of Coosa schools’ Spring Break daily Monday through Friday, March 20-24. Open to all PK-fifth graders, and homeschool families are also welcome! Students can attend by the day or for the week: $19 per day or $85 for the week. Fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all activities. For more information contact Lynn Anne Castleberry at 813-363-0495 or LynnAnne.Castleberry@BridgeWaysAL.org.
The Coosa County Conservation District supervisors will meet on Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at the District Office located at 226 Coosa County Road 157, Rockford.
The West Coosa Senior Center will host breakfast on Saturday, March 25, from 7-10 a.m. at the senior center, located in the old Stewartville school, located at 47 Coosa County Road 70, Sylacauga, 35151. Plates will be available for $6 each with choices of ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, gravies, and more! Dine in or call ahead to 256-249-2024 to carry out. Donations are appreciated!
A “Starting Your Small Business” Lunch and Learn will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Goodwater Community Center, located at 22012 Alabama Highway 9, Goodwater. There is NO charge to attend this FREE event! Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration is preferred. Register online at asbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9509. Presented by the Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network – in partnership with the Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, Coosa County Extension Office (ACES) and City of Goodwater – Starting Your Small Business will cover all the basics of a business startup and where to go for assistance. For more information on this program, call the Extension Office at 256-377-4713.
Showstoppin’ Championship Wrestling returns to Rockford for its monthly show on Saturday, April 8, at the Rockford Event Center for their next event, “Showstoppin’ Rumble,” which will be the promotion’s hugest show yet! This event will feature the inaugural Showstoppin’ Rumble! Stars from across the state, legends, and surprises are in store for this match! The winner of the rumble will receive a match for the championship title of their choosing. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bell time is at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 each, and ringside tickets are $15 each. There is a special V.I.P. package for this show for $30 each. Kids 8 and under get in free.
The Weogufka Center will host its annual Mule Day on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 145 Memorial Loop off of County Road 29 in Weogufka. Join us for a day of fun! The event will include mules, music, food, antique tractors, cake auction, wagon rides, arts and crafts, vendors, and more! Come learn about the Children’s Farm Center activities. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Sausage biscuits will be for sale starting at 7 a.m. for those who wish to come early. For more information contact Sue Baxley at 256-249-3666. Limited camper spaces available; contact Melvin Palmer at 256-249-8885 for reservations.
Summer Camp will be held June 12-14 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, and 4-H members ages 9-14 are invited to participate. Coosa County 4-H has 25 camp spots. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. Register in 4HOnline (v2.4honline.com). Payment can be made in full in 4HOnline or pay in installments at the Extension Office (currently located at the E-911 building, 66 Communication Drive, Rockford). The camp fee is $150. A $25 non-refundable deposit is due by February 24, and the balance will be due no later than April 22. Need to know more? Call, text, or email 4-H Agent Janet Lovelady at 256-284-3572, 256-377-4713, or email@example.com.
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 Friends of Flagg Mountain host a potluck dinner (bring something to share) with entertainment by local musicians on the First Friday of every month. Bring a chair and join the fun and fellowship with dinner starting at 6 p.m. For more information, see the Friends of Flagg Facebook page or contact Jodi McDade at 334-651-5226 (leave a message).
The Coosa County Republican Party meets the fourth Monday of every month at the Coosa County E-911 building in Rockford with refreshments at 6 p.m. and the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hanover Community Club and Neighborhood Watch will now hold quarterly gatherings at Andrews Chapel. These quarterly gatherings are held on the third Tuesday of March, June, September, and December at Andrews Chapel Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Y’all come!