February 7-April 10
Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama Inc., or VCCA, along with the Coosa County Extension Office and Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring a free income tax assistance program. Certified and trained tax preparers will provide tax assistance and electronic filing of income tax forms free of charge in Rockford every Wednesday beginning February 7 and going through April 10. VCCA will have preparers stationed at Rockford Methodist Church, located at 9916 U.S. Highway 231, each week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free service is available for those whose income is $62,000 or less or for individuals who are 60 years and older with any amount of income. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments will take priority. To make an appointment for the Rockford location, call VCCA in Alexander City at 256-234-0347. Drop-off service only, so visits should only take about 20 minutes. For more information, contact VCCA at 256-234-0347.
The Town of Rockford, in collaboration with BridgeWays, invites everyone to a Valentine’s Family Dance on Saturday, February 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rockford Event Center, located on School Street. Join us for an evening of dancing, food and fun for all ages! Dress as fancy or casual as you like. We would love to see multiple generations of families enjoying the evening together, and all are encouraged to come enjoy the evening! This free community event is brought to you, in part, by Alabama One. RSVP to Town Hall at 256-377-1076.
Third Saturday Trade Day in Millerville will be held at the Bibb Graves Community Center Saturday, February 17, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shops open inside will 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, or swap meet items. For more info call 205-317-7798. Food items and soft drinks available to purchase.
BridgeWays Coosa County will have School’s Out Day Camp on Monday, February 19, when youth are out of school, with the program being for children in pre-K through fifth grade. Day Camp allows local youth the opportunity to enjoy a broad range of enriching experiences and make new friends, all in a safe and secure environment. Drop-off is at 7:30 a.m. with pick-up at 5:30 p.m., and the program includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and activities. The cost is $20 per child, per day, and BridgeWays has sibling discounts and scholarships available. Families can register their children online at bridgewayscoosa.campbrainregistration.com. For more information, call 813-363-0495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coosa Upward co-ed T-ball and baseball registration: Open to public, private and home school youth K4-6th grade. Registration will be held February 24, from 9:30-12 at Keith Bullard Stadium at Central Coosa. Registration cost is $50 February 24 and $80 after February 24. More details can be found on Facebook at Upward Coosa or by texting Debi Stover at 256-401-3281.
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 email@example.com.
Richville Neighborhood Watch will be held the first Thursday of each month at the fire department, 13185 Coosa County Rd. 14, Rockford, 35136. The gathering begins with a potluck meal at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Come out and see what is happening in your community.
Beginning the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Dana Sharpe, R.N., will hold informative meetings to cover medical issues and things to help prevent these problems. She will also cover resources available to citizens needing assistance in certain areas. Refreshments will be served and prizes given out. She will also cover Medicare related questions if you should have any. These monthly meetings will be held at the Kellyton Civic Complex Cafeteria, located at 145 Church Street in Kellyton. The first meeting will be held February 13, and the topic for this first meeting is Heart Disease since February is Heart Awareness Month. Make plans to attend. For more information call 256-786-1703.
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!