› This year’s Farm-City Tours will be taking place on Friday, November 9th. To register, contact the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at (334) 642-1411 or www.greatervalleyarea.com. It will begin with an 8 a.m. EDT breakfast at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lanett, followed by a tour of the WestRock plant in the Huguley Industrial Park. Attendees will also see a demonstration by the Chambers County K-9 unit. After a break for lunch, the tour will go to Langley Farms near LaFayette. The tour will conclude at the Hampton Inn at 3 p.m.
› A fish fry and bake sale will be held in the Standing Rock community on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Plates are $10 each and will have catfish fillets, cole slaw, hush puppies and French fries. For tickets, call Marie Leak at (706) 586-0252. Proceeds will benefit the Standing Rock Community Club building fund.
› The Valley Lions Club will have a chickencue on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Plates may be picked up from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. EDT at Bob Harding-Shawmut Elementary School. Each plate will include half a chicken, cole slaw, chips and two pieces of bread. Brooms and mops will be on sale as well. Tickets are $7 each and can be gotten from any member of the club.
› A chili cookoff will be held at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library from noon till 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Oct. 20. The cookoff will be judged by elected officials. Awards will be given to a People’s Choice and a Best Overall winner. There is no entry fee. Public tastings are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Concessions will be available for purchase. The cookoff is being hosted by the Greater Valley Area Juneteenth Committee. For information, contact Carmen McCoy at (706) 501-9069 or Kenadmin08@gmail.com.
› On Tuesday, Oct 23 at 12 p.m., Bradshaw Library will host a Lunch N Learn presentation, “It Came in Like a Cyclone: Alabama and the 1918 Influenza.” Valley Pharmacy will be offering flu shots from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. by reservation only.
› Come to Bradshaw Library on Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. for a Café Connections event, “Thanks a Latte: Veteran Appreciation Mix & Mingle.” Visit with our local veterans and library patrons, share a cup of coffee and enjoy a relaxing morning at the library. Bring a friend.
› Team WHIP will be having its fourth annual breast cancer walk at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 28th. It starts at the John D. Hoggs Pavilion (next to Givorns in West Point). It’s free, and registration starts at 1:15 p.m. Cancer survivors are encouraged to participate. Vendors will be on site. For information, contact Sonya Adams at (706) 518-8637 or Narfunda Ross at (334) 610-1904.
› Fredonia Heritage Day will be taking place at the Fredonia Community Clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be live music performed on a stage all day long, lots of food vendors, bake and cake walks, terrific holiday shopping with arts and crafts vendors, local history in the Community House, pet adoption, a Yeti cooler door prize and much more.
›Due to the recent death of DAV van driver James Locke, the DAV trips to the VA Hospital in Tuskegee will be temporarily suspended. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Frank Hartley at (334) 756-4695. Volunteer replacement drivers are being sought. Please call Mr. Metcalf at (334) 727-0550.
›The CCERA meeting will be Friday, October 19, 2018, at 12:00 pm at the Cotton Duck in Valley, Alabama. Flu shots will be given. The speaker will be Pauline George who is the AERA Coordinator. She will discuss the benefits of being a member of AERA. All CCERA members are encouraged to attend, as well as any Chambers County Education retired employee who is not a member.
› The Interfaith Food Closet helps families with emergency food. Located on 20th Avenue behind the Langdale United Methodist Church, it’s open each week day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. EDT; Tuesday and Thursday 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday at 5:30.
› A dementia support group meets at 6:30 p.m. .EDT on the first Tuesday of the month and a grief support group meets at 6:30 on the first Thursday of the month at the Chattahoochee Hospice office, located at 6 Medical Park North in Valley. For more information, call (334) 756-8043.
› The Kiwanis Club of West Point meets during the noon hour on the second Monday of each month at Momma Goldberg’s in downtown West Point. Join us and see how we serve the children of West Point – “one child and one community at a time.”