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  Team WHIP (Working to Help Those in Pink), a local breast cancer organization, will host Mardi Gras for Ta-Tas from 3 to 9 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 29 on the playground across from W.O. Lance Elementary School. At the present time, WHIP is seeking donors, vendors, healthcare professionals and volunteers for assistance. Contact (706) 518-8637 or (334) 610-1904 for further information.

Volunteer training will be offered by Chattahoochee Hospice from 9 a.m. till noon EDT June 18-22 at the Hospice office located at 6 Medical Park North in Valley. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Please come and share your gifts and talents. For further information, contact Hilda Jones at (334) 756-8043.

  On Friday, June 29, Bradshaw-Chambers County Library will be hosting a two-part Lunch N Learn program, “Staying Independent & Project Lifesaver” with Steve Alberts, a senior living consultant, and Valley Police Department. Call (334) 768-2161 for additional information and to make your FREE lunch reservation.

› Bradshaw Library invites adults to join in on an afternoon of bowling, lunch and fellowship at Valley Bowl on Friday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The cost is $11 and includes shoes, bowling and a lunch combo. Pre-registration at the library is required by July 10th.

› The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 25 in the council chamber at city hall. The Chambers County Commission’s Rules, Ways and Means Committee will meet at 9 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the law office of County Attorney Skip McCoy in downtown Lanett.

› Looking for a fun way for your kids to spend an afternoon and learn about God’s love? Join us for a One-Day Bible Blast, Simply Awesome Sunday, on June 24th from 2 pm to 7 pm at West Point First United Methodist! This FREE one-day event gives the children, rising kindergarten through rising sixth grade, ownership of their VBS-like experience. Imagine four days of VBS fun rolled into one where the kids will come, hear the bible story for the day, and then proceed to work and play with our staff and volunteers to create an experience that is wholly their own. They will sing, dance, craft, and act; all of which leads to a short program at the end for their parents and families following dinner for all at 6:30 pm! This free event is open to all, and no registration prior to the event is required. For more information call the church office at (706) 645-1379.

› The renewal of animal licenses in the City of Valley began on Friday, June 1. 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 older animals.

› 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 Center serves West Point and the surrounding area.

› The Christian Service Center is open from 8 a.m. till noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It’s open on Tuesdays by appointment and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. To apply for assistance, you will need to bring your current electric bill and a photo ID. The Center is currently accepting donations of children’s clothing that’s in good condition.

› A monthly dementia support group meets at 6:30 p.m. EDT on the first Tuesday of the month at the Chattahoochee Hospice office, located at 6 Medical Park N0rth in Valley. A monthly grief support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Hospice office. For more information, call (334) 756-8043.

› The Valley Farmers’ Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT every Friday afternoon through the growing season. There will be at least five Alabama farmers there this Friday with such items as peaches, beets, onions, collards, squash, red potatoes, turnips, strawberries, fresh bread and baked goods.

Friday, June 22 will be Grillin’ Day at the Farmers Market.