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Do you have an item in good condition that you would like to donate to the Hike/Bike/Run Auction for Valley Haven School? Your donation is tax deductible, and you will be helping the area’s babies, toddlers and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. For more information, please call (334) 756-2868 or (334) 756-7801.

The 21st annual LaFayette Day for Valley Haven School will be taking place in downtown LaFayette from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. CDT (9-4 Eastern time) on Saturday, April 14th. There will be live entertainment all day, a volunteer firefighter’s competition, a car show, motorcycle ride, activities for kids, craft booths, lots of food and fun for everyone.

The Qui Vive Civic Club will be hosting a spring fashion show at 2 p.m. EDT, Saturday, April 7th at the Point University Golf and Events Center on Country Club Road in Lanett. Sponsors include Katrinka Hall’s CHIC Boutique, Fashions by Stephanie Davenport and Cynthia Kelly Fashions. All proceeds will go to scholarships to local high school students.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 12th, the H. Grady Bradshaw- Chambers County Library and Cobb Memorial Archives will host a photograph care and handling workshop. Monique Fischer, senior photograph conservator, will lead the workshop and explain how to care for and preserve photographs. Call (334) 768-2161 to register.

Electronic recycling  will be taking place at the Chambers County Highway Department April 9-12 and at the Valley Farmers’ Market pavilion on April 13 and 14. There will be no cost to do this.

The Greater Valley Area Juneteenth Committee will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 9th at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library in Valley. New members will be welcome.

The 68th annual Fredonia Barbecue will be taking place at the Fredonia Clubhouse on Saturday, April 7, 2018. It’s been held on the first Saturday after Easter since 1950 and is the only fundraiser to maintain the historic building.

GriefShare, a special help seminar and small group support for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Sunday evenings at The Bridge Church beginning March 18
from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT for 13 weeks excluding Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Beginning April 6, Bradshaw Library will offer a 4-week course, “Lifting the Veil: Tuskegee’s Important Role in History” with Dana Chandler, Director of Archives at Tuskegee University. Lectures include: Booker T. Washington, Extension in Tuskegee, Clinton J. Calloway and the Development of the Rosenwald Schools and G. L. Washington and the Founding of the Tuskegee Airmen. Call (334) 768-2161 to register.

The Chambers County Commission will have a work session to discuss the county branding initiative at 3:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 9, 2018. The work session will take place in the Commission office in the courthouse in downtown LaFayette. The Commission’s Public Facilities and Infrastructure Committee will meet at 3 p.m. CDT in the Courthouse.