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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 Reading 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.
The Weogufka Center will host Bingo on Friday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weogufka Center. Hot dogs will be sold from 5 to 6 p.m. Come on out and enjoy! This event is part of the center’s ongoing “Save the Gym Roof” fundraiser efforts. All donations are greatly appreciated.
The Lake Martin Area United Way is excited to be heading to Central Elementary School Coosa County on Friday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the annual Day of Action! United Way is looking for volunteers and sponsors for this event which will help the school get ready for the upcoming school year. A variety of projects, both inside and outside, are planned, and the more volunteers the better. If you can’t volunteer but would like to sponsor (financial or in-kind), reach out to the United Way office at 256-329-3600 for a list of needs. New this year is online volunteer registration. To volunteer on July 14 at CES: https://form.jotform.com/231306035755148 or visit www.unitedwaylakemartin.org/day-action-2023 and click the button for Coosa Day of Action to sign up.
Third Saturday Trade Day in Millerville will be held at the Bibb Graves Community Center on Saturday, July 15, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Shops open inside include: toys, clothes, books, flowers, dishes, desks, tools, jewelry, collectibles, and more! Free outdoor vendor setup: No charge for outside setup for vendors, yard-sale items, arts and crafts, and swap meet items. For more information call 205-317-7798.
The Coosa County Conservation District supervisors will meet on Monday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the District Office located at 226 Coosa County Road 157, Rockford.
The Coosa County Association of Scenic Waterways will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the E-911 building in the conference room. This will also serve as a membership drive meeting. Anyone interested in joining the association or learning more about it, or anyone interested in Coosa County’s waterways, is encouraged to attend.
Goodwater Equitable Neighborhood Initiative (ENI) is sponsoring a Health Fair and Back to School Bash for Goodwater and surrounding communities on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Goodwater Community Center. This FREE event will include giveaways, food, school supplies, games, blood mobile, health screenings, a live music “DJ,” counselors, and spiritual advisors. The Coosa County Extension Office is a partner for this event. For more information contact Community Liason Tracy Burton at 256-307-0390.
New South Pro Wrestling debuts in Rockford on Saturday night, July 29, for a night of Action Clash tapings! This event will be held at the Rockford Event Center, located at 333 School Street, Rockford. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and bell time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for front row seats or $15 for general admission, and kids 12 and under are $10 each. Come enjoy the “best in the south” with matches including Donnie Primetime taking on Alabama icon and wrestling legend “Action” Mike Jackson, Freelance Heavyweight Champion Storm Grayson vs. 2023 HOSS Winner Beamer Boi Hunter Drake, and featuring New South Heavyweight Champion Kenzie Paige, Kylie Alexa, Alice Crowley, The Bang Brothers, “EZ Money” Stephan Dunn, and more! Card subject to change. Contact New South on social media for tickets, or purchase at the door.
The Coosa County Historical Society will meet on July 30 at the Rockford Methodist Church at 2 p.m. You don’t have to be a member to attend. We are making plans for the coming year. So, come out and hear what we have planned.
“Financing Your Small Business” Lunch and Learn will be held on Wednesday, August 9, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Goodwater Community Center. There is no charge to attend. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration is preferred. Learn about the essential steps required to successfully finance your business and learn how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by the Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network in partnership with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service (ACES), Town of Goodwater, Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Economic Development Council, “Financing Your Small Business” will cover all the basics of obtaining financing for your startup or existing business. The program will be led by experienced Alabama SBDC business advisors who have practical experience and are committed to helping you in your small business efforts. Some of the information presented in the program includes: sources of capital, lender requirements, document requirements, and global cash analysis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!