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› Kick off your children’s summer vacation with a FREE fun event consisting of inflatables, games, activities, crafts, food and Bible study. Valley Baptist Church is presenting a Kids’ Camp at Sears Memorial Hall (Langdale gym) on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1.  The camp is open to children who have completed kindergartn through sixth grade. You may register at www.valleybc.org. Drop off and late registration will be in the lobby of the gym.  For further information, contact Valley Baptist Church at (334) 756-3834.

› The renewal of animal licenses in the City of Valley begins on Friday, June 1, 2018. These licenses can be purchased at the city clerk’s office at city hall. The fee for the license will depend on the age of the animal and whether they have been spayed or neutered. Every animal that’s at least four months of age must have a license. If they have been spayed or neutered, the fee is $10 for animals under 12 months of age and $5 for animals older than that.

› Students entering grades two through six this fall who need assistance in reading and math may enroll in the summer math and reading lab on June 6 and 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT at the L.B. Sykes Community Center in Lanett. The program dates are June 11-21 and sessions are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Registration is required, and slots are limited. Contact Lionel Johnson at (706) 645-9419 for more information.

› The annual  Valley High School Combined Classes picnic will be held at the Langdale United Methodist Church Family Life Center on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. EDT. The cost is $12 per person. If you’d like to attend but haven’t registered, contact Gail White at (334) 756-2958 or mail a check to: Gail White, treasurer, 1521 55th Street, Valley, AL 36854.

› The Touched by Suicide Support Group will meet Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 p.m. Eastern) at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Education Center (across the street from the hospital). This is an informal group made up of caring individuals whose lives have been touched by the suicide of a family member or friend.

› The West Point Active Life Center is a recreation center for independent adults who are at least 55 years of age. Lunch is provided five days a week for those who are 60 and older. There’s also activities, games, billiards, quilting, exercise classes, trips and every Wednesday, FREE BINGO at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The Active Life Cenrer serves West Point and the surrounding area. Come check us out. We’re open from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The center is located at 1114 O.G. Skinner Drive, West Point. For information, call (706) 645-3580.

› The Interfaith Food Closet, located behind the Langdale Methodist Church in Valley, is open on Mondays from 9-11:30 a.m. EDT; Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. till noon. An ID and proof of residency is needed in order to be eligible.

› The Chambers County Commission’s Public Facilities and Infrastructure Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. CDT (3:30 Eastern) on Monday, June 4, 2018 in the Commission office in the county courthouse. The Commission’s Human Resources Committee will meet at 3 p.m. CDT (4 p.m. Eastern) and the full commission at 4 p.m. CDT on the same day.

› The Juneteenth Community Festival will be taking place on the grounds of Goodsell Methodist Church in Lanett from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 9, 2018. There will be wholesome family fun, live entertainment, food and refreshments.

GriefShare, a special help seminar and small group support for people experiencing grief and loss, is being held on Sunday evenings at The Bridge Church. There will be no meeting on Sunday, June 17th, which is Father’s Day.

› The Lanett City Council will have its next regular meeting at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 4th. The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 11th.