West Alabama Calendar of Events

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2003

June 2004

June 19

“Celebrating Black History and Heritage in the Canebrake,” sponsored by the Association of Black Genealogists of Alabama and the Demopolis Public Library, June 19 at Majo’s Activity Center south of Demopolis on Highway 43. For more information, call 1-205-592-0783.

A Juneteenth Celebration 1:00 p.m. bring a friend and enjoy this celebration! It will include train rides and horseback riding. There will be a special appearance by the African Stilt Walker. Barbecue, fried fish, homemade ice cream, and soft drinks will be available for a price. Vendors are encouraged to stop by the museum and reserve a space today. Safe House Black History Museum, 2410 Davis Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Greensboro, Hale County.

The Classy Citizens of Demopolis, a senior citizens organization, sponsored by the Demopolis Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our 7th annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 19, 2004. This event commemorates the 139th anniversary of the celebration of the first Juneteenth held in 1865. Activities will be held from 6:00pm ’til 8:00 pm at Christian Chapel Life Center in Demopolis, AL. The program will feature local church choirs, soloists, a guest speaker and a taste of local home cooked “Soul Food”. This is an event for the whole family.

June 21

Vacation Bible School will be held at Gallion Baptist Church from June 21-25. School starts at 8:30 a.m. every day, and concludes at 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “An exotic Far East race to the ‘Son’.” Gallion Baptist is located at 400 Gallion Road. For more information, call 289-3483.

VBS in Demopolis

Vacation Bible School will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church from June 21-25. School starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Classes for Kindergarten-Adults. This year’s theme is “Let’s Journey with Jesus”. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 289-0804.

The Demopolis Public Library will meet at 5:15 p.m. to discuss filtering on library computers, the Internet Policy and Internet Use agreement.

Any interested parties are invited to attend.

June 22

Abracadabra!

Skip the magician will show 4th through 6th graders some amazing magic tricks at 10 am at the Demopolis Public Library.

No registration is required.

Please call 289-1595 for more information.

The four candidates for Demopolis mayor will speak to the Lions Club at 6 p.m. today at Ellis V Restaurant on U.S. Highway 80 East. Everyone is invited to hear what the candidates have to say.

June 23

Preschoolers, get ready for some toe-tapping fun with the Old Fellows Band.

These gentlemen will play some favorite sing-a-long songs at 10 am at the Demopolis Public Library.

Parents are encouraged to participate.

No registration is required.

Please call 289-1595 for more information.

June 24

We’ve got the beat at the Demopolis Public Library.

Kids in Kindergarten-3rd grades will be treated to a percussion performance by a local artist at 2 pm.

No registration is required.

Please call 289-1595 for more information.

Marengo County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31 monthly meeting will be held in the council chambers of Demopolis City Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2004. All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend this meeting.

June 27

Open House on Sunday June 27, 2004 from 2-3 p.m. Join the fun as the BWWMH Auxiliary showcases their new Gift Shop. Door Prizes, 15% off all merchandise and refreshments will be served.

June 29

The regular meeting of the West Alabama Mental Health Board is scheduled today at the Spring Hill Home located at 1300 Old Spring Hill Road in Demopolis. The public is invited to attend.

July 2004

July 9

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present “Nunsense”, a musical by Dan Groggin on July 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m. and July 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thomasville High School Cafetorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 10. (No children under age 7 please.) For more information, please call 636-1829.

July 24

Boys who will be in grades one through four in the fall are invited to take part in the Prairie District Day Camp sponsored by the Boy Scouts. The event will be held Saturday, July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lions Park in Greensboro.

The cost is $10 for registered scouts and $15 for all other boys. For more information, contact Virginia Tucker, chairman, at 334-624-9124, or Cindy Hay, 334-289-9050.