May 26-August 4
BridgeWays Coosa County has registration open for its Summer Day Camp program, offering convenient day camp on the days that Central Coosa does not have summer learning. Youth can come for a day, sporadic days, or every day – whatever is needed. The program is flexible and tries to work around what the parent/guardian and child need. Need earlier drop-off and/or later pick-up times? Ask and they may be able to accommodate your needs. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all activities are included in our prices. We’ll go on one field trip each week beginning in July, and that is also covered in the cost. Register today and pay the once-a-summer $30 deposit to reserve your child’s spot. Open for young people in grade PK-5. Session days are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All-day camps are $85 per week per child or $19 per day per child, with rates varying for shorter camp weeks. Register online at bridgewayscoosa.campbrainregistration.com. For more details contact Regional Director Lynn Anne Castleberry at 813-363-0495 or LynnAnne.Castleberry@BridgeWaysAL.org, or see the Coosa BridgeWays Facebook group for more info.
June 5-July 17
The Rockford Public Library Summer Readying Program will be held Mondays at 2 p.m. on June 5, 12, 19, and 26, and July 10 and 17. Mrs. Tina Clanton, the “story-time reader,” will be returning this year to provide this program for the library. Activities usually last for one hour with snacks provided at the end of the reading session. Please come and join us for this wonderful summertime program.
Calling all Jeepers! There will be a Jeep Invasion in Rockford Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us at the Rockford Event Center as we put our prides and joy on display for everyone to see. As we kick things off at 10 a.m., registration will be open for an opportunity to claim winner of Rockford’s first Jeep Show N Shine contest. Raffle tickets for some cool swag or mod items will also gain individuals a vote for their favorite Show N Shine participant. Dj REDD will be providing music. At 12 p.m. Coosa County’s own Louie Cina and Misty Leigh Payne, accompanied by A.J. Beavers, will take center stage providing musical entertainment. The voting period will conclude at 1:30, and winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Show N Shine registration: $10, cash only.
The inaugural Muddy Water Bluegrass Jammin’ and Campin’ will be held Saturday, June 10, at the Weogufka Center, located at 145 Memorial Loop (off County Road 29) in Weogufka. Free admission! Bring a chair or blanket, come early, stay late, or spend the night. Limited hook-ups available for $30 per night. Enjoy music by the 2021 Tennessee Valley Classic Old Time Fiddle Champion Adam Purvis and the Random Mountain Ramblers! Bluegrass Connection, Dave and Ed, Pine Mountain Bluegrass, Beyond Blessed, and more! Concessions available. Event will be held rain or shine! For camping reservations call Melvin Palmer at 256-249-8885 or for more information contact Sue Baxley at 256-249-3666 or 205-990-0885.
The J. D. Thompson High School Alumni Walk-A-Thon will be held Saturday, June 10, at the alumni building located at 1854 Coosa County Road 93, Cottage Grove/Hissop. Registration will start at 7 a.m., and the 1.1 mile walk will start at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $10. Food, fun, vendors, and games are planned after the morning walk. The event will end at 2 p.m.
The Coosa County Long Term Recovery Committee is hosting a community meeting for the January 12 tornado survivors and first responders on Sunday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Rockford Event Center. Survivors will have an opportunity to get information, as well as recognize and say thank you to our first responders who will be recognized. Tornado survivors are encouraged to submit any questions related to recovery in advance so that they can be relayed to the appropriate agencies for responses. Questions can be submitted to CoosaLTR@gmail.com. The local committee, made up of local volunteers, was formed with assistance by the Governors Office of Volunteer Services in response to the January 12 tornadoes.
The Coosa County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee will sponsor its annual cooking contest Monday, June 12. This year’s category is Baked Cheesecake. Those eligible must be Coosa County Farmers Federation (ALFA Farmers) members, 18 years of age and over. Applications with further information may be picked up at the ALFA office in Rockford 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deadline to turn in applications is Monday, June 12. Cash prizes will be awarded, and the first-place winner will participate in the state contest at the home office in Montgomery.
The Goodwater Public Library Summer Reading Program will be held each Tuesday in June from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact the Goodwater Library at 256-839-5741.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Save Our Sisters “SOS” Queendom is hosting its third annual Juneteenth Jubilee! The SOS Queendom, featuring the Boyz N Da Woodz, will be coming through bringing lots to do and tons of food for the kiddos! The event will be held at the Goodwater Youth Development & Recreation Center (old school gym) on Saturday, June 17, from 12 to 5 p.m. Don’t forget to sign up for the Grillmaster competition! The best burger will receive a $100 cash prize, Grillmaster trophy and bragging rights for being the first Juneteenth Grillmaster! (Limited contestants) Kids can write a short essay on the topic “What Juneteenth means to me,” and one winner will receive a $50 cash prize. Competitions open to Coosa County residents only. Vendors set up for FREE! To register for competitions or to participate as a vendor, contact SOSQueendom@gmail.com or 256-299-5382. Speakers will begin at 2 p.m., followed by kickball. Come out for a fun day of food, music and games! Inflatables, hay rides, youth rally, and more!
The Coosa County Conservation District supervisors will meet on Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at the District Office, located at 226 Coosa County Road 157, Rockford.
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 historic Old Rock Jail in Rockford will be open every Sunday afternoon beginning May 7 and going through October 29. Exceptions to this schedule are Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 2, and September 3.
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 email@example.com.
The West Coosa Senior Center will host breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month 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!
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!
Want to submit an item to the Community Calendar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-377-2525.