• The Choccolocco Community Church, 22 Nicholas Court, Choccolocco, across from the Pine Hill Country Club golf course, will have a church-wide yard sale Saturday morning, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 2p.m. Sausage bisquits, hot dogs and coffee will be available. To donate items or for information call 256-237-3405 or 256-310-7126

• Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church of Jacksonville will be having Vacation Bible School (Gangway to Galilee) June 2-6 for preschool to 6th grade. For more information call Mellissa at 256-452-3479.

•Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church is June 2-6 for ages 3 (must be potty trained) through sixth grade (spring 2014). Dinner is available at 5:15 p.m. for $10 a week. Call 435-6021 for more information.

The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will meet Thursday, June 5 at 9.30 a.m. in the FMC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Visitors are welcome.

• The Farmers Market, in the pocket park behind Roma’s, is now open from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays until Nov. 1. On June 2, it will be open from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays until Sept. 1. The market accepts EBT, debit and credit cards and SFMNP food vouchers.

Dementia and Alzheimers’ Support Group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Jacksonville Senior Center from 2:30-4 p.m. A counselor will facilitate the meetings. For more information call Andrea Morris at 256-435-9199

   • An eating healthy workshop developed by the U. S. Department of Health and Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will be presented at the Cane Creek Community Garden and Education Center, 77 Justice Ave. The workshop is designed for individuals and families to come together in a fun and interactive setting to learn about eating healthier and putting more activity into their everyday life. The workshop will be May 20 from 1-2 p.m. It is “Physical Activity Is Key to Living Well.” Call Sharon Haynes at 256-975-0089 for more information.  

       • A series of free gardening programs sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardaeners will be held from noon - 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month from April through September at Cane Creek Community Gardens, McClellan. Please bring your lunch. For more information call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256-237-1621.

The following programs are scheduled:

•June 25: Hayes Jackson, ACES, “Sensational Salvias”

•July 23: Dani Carroll, ACES, “Creating a Bee Friendly Garden”

•Aug. 27: Jason Powell, Petals from the Past, “Tough Plants for Southern Gardens.”

•Sept. 24: Hayes Jackson, ACES, “Easy Plants for Difficult Places.”

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.