Published 8:16 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

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› Weather permitting, the City of Valley will be having its annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4th when the sky is completely dark following sunset. It will be taking place at the Sportsplex. The Community Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT that day.  A senior swim will take place at the indoor pool from 11 a.m. till noon. A free swim will start at noon and continue until 3 p.m.

› 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. There will be activities for children, food vendors, a cake walk, bingo and lots of fun for everyone. It’s a free event, and everyone is invited.

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› 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 July meetings of the Chambers County Commission are set for Monday, July 9th and Monday, July 23rd. The regular meetings take place inside the commission chamber in the county courthouse and start at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. Eastern). The Valley City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. EDT on July 9 and July 23. The Lanett City Council will be meeting at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 2 and at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16.

› 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 up to eight Alabama farmers there this Friday with such items as peaches, tomatoes, collards, squash, zucchini, red potatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, rattlesnake beans, fresh bread and baked goods.

› The Touched by Suicide Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 Eastern time) on Monday, July 2nd at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Education Center (across the street from the hospital in Opelika). This is an informal group made up of caring individuals whose lives have been touched by the suicide of a family member or friend.