What's going on

Posted 2/13/18

The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the Daily Mountain Eagle, and daily on the Community Calendar on the DME website at www.mountaineagle.com. Community and school events, and class and family reunions, …

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What's going on


The “What’s Going On” Section will be featured each Wednesday and Sunday in the Daily Mountain Eagle, and daily on the Community Calendar on the DME website at www.mountaineagle.com. Community and school events, and class and family reunions, are listed free of charge and run in chronological order by calendar date and time. The deadline to place a community or school event, class or family reunion is no later than noon each Tuesday and Friday. To place a community or school event, class or family reunion, in the What’s Going On section, call Elane Jones at 205-221-2840, ext. 246, or email information to elane.jones@mountaineagle.com.


Town Of Parrish will host its inaugraul “Parrish Coal Fest” on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at the Parrish Community Center (Old Parrish High School) in Parrish. The event will feature the town’s annual BBQ Cook-off and Car Show, as well as arts and crafts, and bands. It will also honor the town’s Coal Heritage with displays and exhibits related to the Coal Industry throughout Walker County. Sponsorships for the event are currently available at the following levels: Platinum - $2,000 and up (10 tickets to VIP Lounge, 10 event T-shirts and top billing on event T-shirts, sponsor and stage banners); Gold - $1,000 to $1,999 (7 tickets to VIP Lounge, 7 event T-shirts, name on event T-Shirts, sponsor banner); Silver - $500 to $999 (5 tickets to VIP Lounge, 5 Event T-shirts and name on sponsor banner). Make checks payable to Parrish Festival Committee, C/O Town of Parrish, P.O. Box 89, Parrish, AL 35580. Proceeds from the event go to the renovation of the Parrish Community Service Center. For more information, please contact Parrish Mayor Heather Hall by email at Hghall70@yahoo.com or call her office at 205-686-9928 or cell at 205-544-0283.


Capstone Rural Health hosts a monthly Community Resource Day in Nauvoo the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Shannon Williamson at 205-724-9031.


Pilot Club of Jasper meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at the Francis Israel Hospitality Center on the Bevill State Community College - Jasper Campus.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Walker County meets the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Jasper Civic Center on 19th St. in Jasper. A documentary on Chronic Fatigue will be shown at the February 15 meeting. For more information, call 205-387-1833 or 205-275-4984.

New Beacon Hospice at 300 North Airport Rd., in Jasper hosts a monthly Grief Support Group the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m., at the office. For more information, contact Stan Prewett by phone at 205-387-9339 or email at sprewett@newbeacon.org.

Sumiton Senior Dance is held the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Senior Complex in Sumiton. Music provided by Country Classic Band. Admission $3.

Walker County Republican Party will hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Francis Israel Hospitality Center at Bevill State Community College Jasper Campus. Guest speaker will be Lyn Stuart, Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Courtt.


Town of Sipsey Council scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14, to Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sipsey Community Center.


Sons of Confederate Veterans Major John C. Hutto Camp 443 meets the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Jasper.

American Heart Association, along with AHA Volunteer Advocate/Event Coordinator Beverly Moore Harton and Rev. Alonzo Harper,invites you to the annual “Go Red for Women” Gala being held Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at Frisco First Baptist Church on Corona Avenue in Jasper. The theme of the gala is “Learn and Live.” Go RED and Wear RED.


Walker County Head Start is currently recruiting children, ages 3-4 (must be 3 on or before Sept. 1). Registration is being held Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Walker County Head Start Office located on Viking Drive in Jasper. Registration will also be held at each of the elementary schools on the following dates: Wed. Feb. 21 - Sumiton Middle; Thursday, Feb. 22 - Valley Jr. High; Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Carbon Hill Elementary; Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Lupton Jr. High; Thursday, March 1 - Cordova Elementary; Tuesday, March 6 - Oakman Middle; Wednesday, March 7 - Parrish Elementary; and Friday, March 9 - Curry Elementary. Parents will need bring the following information for registration: child’s birth certificate (if accessible); proof of income (previous year’s income tax return, pay stub, SSI Reward Letter, TANF, Child Support, W2’s). If no income, there will be forms available for you to fill out; Diagnosis/IEP for Children with special needs; Social Security card; and insurance card. For more information, call 205-387-0555.

Walker County Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, has been delayed until Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 9:30 a.m. due to the President’s Day holiday falling on Monday.

Carbon Hill Senior Center at 316 N.E. 16th St. in Carbon Hill is open to senior citizens each Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch served at 11 a.m. Games and various other activities. Special guest evangelist and gospel singing each Tuesday and Thursday. All senior citizens are invited to come and fellowship with their fellow senior neighbors. For more information, please call Arabella at 205-924-6216.

Free Community Yoga Class is held each Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sumiton Community Center on Bryan Road in Sumiton. For more information, contact the class instructor, Jilda Watson, at jildawatson@gmail.com.

TOWN OF PARRISH,with the support of the Walker Area Community Foundation, will host a special Town Hall meeting Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Parrish Town Hall. The special guest speaker will be Cheryl Morgan, the Emerita Director of Auburn University’s Urban Studio in Birmingham. She will be asking the citizens of Parrish about the assets of their community. She also wants to know about the town’s history, native sons and daughters, churches, businesses and other things that make Parrish special. This input will be incorporated into illustrative master plan studies, with the goal of identifying strategies that can build prosperity and the highest quality of life in Parrish. Citizens of Parrish are being urged to attend.

Jasper AFG (Alanon Family Group), a support group for those with loved ones with a drinking problem, will meet each Monday, at 8 p.m., at 216 Gardner Road in Jasper.


Capstone Rural Health Center will have a Certified Application Counselor available at all Walker County Head Start registrations being held on the following dates from 9 a.m.12 p.m. to assist with Medicaid, SNAP and Safelink Cell Phone applications. The registration schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 21 - Sumiton Middle School; Thursday, Feb. 22 - Valley Jr. High School; Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Carbon Hill Elementary; Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Lupton Jr. High; Thursday, March 1 - Cordova; Tuesday, March 6 - Oakman Elementary; Wednesday, March 7 - Parrish; Friday, March 9 - Curry. For more information, please contact Shannon at 205-724-9031.


Capstone Rural Health Center and Walker County Community Action will offer a Senior Program the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lueda Smith Library on Crutchfield Boulevard in Jasper. For more information about the program, please call Shannon at 724-9031 or Deidre at 221-4010.

Walker County Genealogical Society will meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Jasper Public Library on 18th Street in Jasper.

Burrows Crossing Neighborhood Watch meets the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Baptist Church on Burrows Crossing Road in Jasper. For more information, call Jason Akins at 256-962-3082 or Libbie Myers at 205-221-9410.


Capstone Rural Health Center and Jasper First Baptist Church will host a Community Resource Event on Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m.2 p.m. at the church. Among the screenings, Capstone will conduct Hep C and AIDS testing, free basic eye exams, compliments of the Alabama Lion’s Sight Organization, and have insurance resources for Medicaid and Affordable Care. There will also be an opportunity to find out about future dental services which may be available. All screenings are free to the public! For more information, contact Shannon at 205-724-9031.

Bankhead House & Heritage Center located at 800 7th St. in Jasper will have the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit on display through Friday, Feb. 23. The Bankhead House & Heritage Center is open TuesdayFriday from 10 a.m.4 p.m., and during this exhibit only, each Saturday from 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Meek Elementary School will be hosting a Fundraising Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Meek Elementary School Gymnasium. All proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase mini-Ipads and Chrome Notebooks for the students at the school to use. Donations of large auction items and door prizes are also needed by Wednesday, Feb. 21. For more information, call Cyndy Bartlett or Heather Tucker at 205-221-9524.


Townley Community Center in Townley will host a Benefit Singing Saturday, Feb. 24, from 5:308 p.m.. Free admission. Love offering will be taken to benefit the second phase of renovations at TCC. Guest singers/groups include Curt Cagle, Rita Hall and the Endurers, and JJ Hadder and the Awakened Quartet.


Parkinson’s Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the First Christian Church at 400 18th St. W. in Jasper. For more information, call First Christian Church at 205-387-0646.


Walker County Forestry Planning Commission will host its Annual Tree Sale will be held Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. until sold out at the Walker County Farmers Market on Airport Road North in Jasper. All trees (wildlife and ornamental varieties) are bare root or containerized seedlings and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Cost range (depending on variety) from $2 to $10 per tree. Proceeds will be used to help promote Conservation Education in Walker County. For more information, contact Katherine Patton at 205-387-1879 or Danny Cain at 205-221-3392.


Townley Community Center in Townley will have the Kingsmen Quartet in concert on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m. Discount tickets can be purchased for $10 at FNB of Hamilton in Carbon Hill, Victoria’s Restaurant Gift Shop, Western Finance, and Stewart Family Pools and Christian Bookstore in Parkland Shopping Center. Tickets at the door are $12.


T.R. Simmons Elementary School will hold registration for its Pre-K and Kindergarten classes on the following dates from 3:305:30 p.m.: Monday, March 12, for last names AL; Tuesday, March 13, for last names MZ; and Thursday, March 15, makeup day. Items required before your child/children may be enrolled in Jasper City Schools are completed Student Registration Form; original Birth Certificate (voluntary for immigrants and homeless); proof of City-Limit Residence (power bill, cable/satellite bill, water bill, telephone bill, or proof of mortgage document or apartment/house lease; valid immunization record (original form) from State of Alabama; Social Security Card (voluntary); parent/guardian valid picture identification (drivers license, passport, etc.); and parent/guardian of all Pre-K students registering must provide proof of family income. Pre-K students must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2018. Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018; and 1st Grade students must be 6 years of age on or before September 1, 2018.


Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar to held Thursday, March 15, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church at 500 U.S. Highway 78 in Jasper. The keynote speaker will be Miller Piggott, the executive director of Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama in Birmingham. The seminar is open to all who would like to attend. No charge for admission. However, to ensure adequate seating, organizers are requesting that you call to make reservations. For more information, you may contact the Church Office at 205-384-3214 or Dr. Morris Murray Jr. at 205-522-3662 or email your reservation to morrismurrayjr42@gmail.com.


Pineywoods Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly Swamp John’s Supper fundraiser Monday, March 19, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Pineywoods Fire Station located just off Alabama 69 North on Pineywoods-Sipsey Road in Jasper.


Jasper Herb Society will host its ninth annual “Herb Day” fundraiser Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the 4 Seasons Garden Center in Jasper. The event will feature gardening demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments, as well as advice on growing fresh herbs from club members.


45th Annual Arley Day Festival, sponsored by the Arley Women’s Club, will be Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Event will feature a 5K Race, Pancake Breakfast, Car Show, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts and food booths, as well as all-day entertainment. For more information, contact Beth Sargent by at 205-902-6745 or bethsargent1@gmail.com.; or visit the Arley Women’s Club Facebook page. Vendor applications are available at www.ArleyWomensClub.org.