• It’s Vacation Bible School at Piedmont First Baptist Church like you’ve never experienced before! Children age 1st Grade through 5th Grade are admitted free from June 23rd-27th 8:30-12:30 to experience D3 with Bible Study and special activities planned just for them! For more information about this week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities call 256-447-9496 or visit our website www.piedmontfbc.org. Grab your ID and head on over to Agency D3! Come join us as we investigate the truth about Jesus! Kids will enter Worship Rally at the Headquarters and make their first stop in the Evidence Vault for Bible Study. While collecting evidence, kids will also visit:
*the Break Room for snacks
*the Training Grounds for recreation
*the Communication Hub for music
*the Map Room for missions
*and the Lab for crafts.
• The singing group, formerly known as Mighty River, will be singing at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, June 15, at Nances Creek Baptist Church located eight miles east of Jacksonville on Hollingsworth Road or five miles south of Piedmont off Alabama 9. A nursery will be provided. For more information call 256-310-7216.
• The Tierce family reunion willbe held July 8 beginning at 8 a.m. at Cave Spring Park in Cave Spring, Ga.
• Revival will begin July 13 at Philadelphia Baptist Church. Ashley Penton will preach at 5 p.m. that Sunday night. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 6:30 p.m. Jack Morgan will preach on Monday night, Marlin Greenwood will preach Tuesday night and James O. Wallace on Wednesday night. There will be special singers.
• Nances Creek Community Center will have Trade Day and Farmers Market starting at 7 a.m. the first Saturday of each month beginning in May through October. There is no set-up fee.
• The White Plains Alumni Association is having a membership drive. Those eligible are graduates of White Plains, attendees who may not have graduated, and persons who may not have attended White Plains but desires to support the schools and students. The White Plains Alumni Association awarded four $1,000 college scholarships to deserving White Plains seniors last year. Donations pay for these annual scholarships. For more information call Alvin Robertson at 256-236-8780, Bill Ward at 256-236-3629, Brenda Morgan at 256-435-3725 or Norman Parker at 256-447-7563.
• The Calhoun County Community Band meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Jacksonville High School band room.
• Bradford Health Services has free family support meetings from 5-6 Monday nights at 1701 B Pelham Rd., S., Suite D (Brookstone Building next to RMC Jacksonville). The meeting is for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one, has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problems, needs help coping with a loved one’s drug or alcohol problems or needs help making decision on how to help a family member of any age. A counselor will facilitate the meetings.
• Venecia Benefield Butler’s book, “I Have to Get Some Things Off My Chest,” can be purchased for $15 (including tax) by mailing a check to P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36262, or take money or check to Butler’s sister, Randa Carroll, at the office of Benjamin Ingram at 207 Rome, Ave., Piedmont. Proceeds will go to the V Foundation, founded by Butler, to purchase gift bags for patients going through chemo treatments. The bags will include items such as comedy DVDs, chap stick, gift cards, gas cards, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, search-a-word, lubricant eye drops, gum and peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, lotion, neck wrap or hydrating socks.
• New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are at 8 a.m. in Pete Mathews Colseium. Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes are on Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more information call social services director Yolanda Pierce 447-8258, ext. 232. Refreshments will be provided.
• Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Ore., is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges, and needs. For example, a Hearing Dog is trained to alert its owner to household sounds that could affect his or her safety and an Autism Assistance Dog would keep an autistic child out of traffic, bodies of water, and other dangerous situations. Chris Hill, a resident of Anniston and a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, has a DVD presentation he will give to civic and community organizations or individuals. Contact him at 835-6918