u Marengo Academy season basketball tickets are now on sale at the elementary school and high school. The cost is $30 per fan. This will gain admission to all home regular season games, excluding all

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January 7

u Baseball Camp will be held on Jan. 7-9 for grades 6-8 and Jan. 21-23 for grades 9-12 in Jena at Baseball Country. Staff includes Andy Phillips, homerun record holder (University of Alabama) now playing with the New York Yankees, Coach Kenny Burns, director of Baseball Country, and Lee Evans, catcher for the Atlanta Braves. For more information please call (205) 333-8393 or e-mail info@baseballcountry.com.

February 25, 2005

u Two rivers arts council presents a Springer Theater production of Cotton Patch Gospel, at 7 p.m., Feb. 25, 2005, at the Old Main Street School.

Ongoing

u The Volunteer Community Resident (VCR) group meets every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The VCR is a non-profit organization that captures the minds of youth and adults by educating them about Christ. If you like to sing, praise, dance or read poetry, join VCR by attending the meetings at the Hope Hill Center on East Pettus Street across from the Hilltop Circle. Parents who want more information or children who need a ride, call 289-5260 or 289-7151.

u Murry’s Chapel No. 554 will meet every third Saturday of the month. The meetings will be held at the lodge in Jefferson, and will begin at noon.

u Comfort Care Hospice is offering grief and caregiver support groups at no charge. For more information, call 289-2106.

u West Alabama Sav-A-Life offers pregnancy testing at no charge, abortion information, post-abortion counseling and adoption information Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Come by 724 N. Walnut Street in Demopolis or call 289-CARE. Volunteers are always needed.

u Braxton Senior Day Care needs men and women to join its Day Care Auxiliary. Call 289-2421.

u Victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault support group information is available by calling 289-8988.

u Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the AA Building, 118 East Washington Street. Coming soon, AlAnon family group.

u A Small Business Administration representative offers counseling at the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 289-0270.

u The West Alabama Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the Demopolis Public Library.

u The Marengo Memorial VFW Post No. 5377 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the post headquarters on Highway 43.

u The Classy Citizens senior group, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, meets Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon in the East Room of the Demopolis Civic Center. The Classy Senior Citizens have fun and games every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., the group meets for light exercises.

u The Demopolis Masonic Lodge #49 meets every second and fourth Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Demopolis Lodge on Highway 80.

u The Demopolis Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Demopolis Country Club.

u The Demopolis Rotary Club meets at noon every Wednesday in the Whitfield Hospital classroom on Highway 80.

u To comply with state and federal requirements, the Marengo County School System is asking your help in its effort to locate, identify and evaluate individuals from zero to 21 years old who have or are suspected of having a disability. If you know of someone who can benefit from special education services, or for more information call A.L. Johnson High School at (334) 627-3364, John Essex High School at (334) 289-3504, Marengo High School at (334) 992-2395, Sweet Water High School at (334) 994-4263 or Ornzie Reese at (334) 295-2229.

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u Life After Loss meets the first Monday of each month in the Activity Center of the First Baptist Church of Demopolis at 7 p.m. If you have experienced loss of a loved one, a job, health or any loss these meetings are designed to help you. The meetings are free and confidential. For more information, call (334) 289-1709 or 289-0780.

January 24

u Parents in Linden with sons in grades one through five are invited to attend a meeting Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, to acquaint them with the Cub Scout program. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held in Courtroom No. 2 of the Marengo County Courthouse.

The Linden Rotary Club recently voted to sponsor the new pack. Representatives from the Rotary Club and the Prairie District will be on hand to answer questions and explain the next steps to be taken in the formation of the pack.

For more information, call Glass at 295-1153 or Don Self at 295-4376.

May 21

u Arts Alive, the 19th annual juried fine art and craft festival will be held in Florence on May 21-22, 2005. Deadline for entries is March 4, 2005. Artists may exhibit their work in the gallery at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts (work will be on show until June 17, 2005), outdoors in Wilson Park for the festival weekend, or in both places. Arts Alive 2005 is a juried show and awards more than $5,000 to winners.

Categories are clay, fiber, glass, metal work, jewelry, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Entry fee for the gallery exhibit/competition is $30 with a maximum of three pieces on slides or CD. The booth fee in Wilson for the weekend festival is $100. If not accepted, booth fee minus the $30 jury fee will be returned.

To receive a prospectus and more information contact Arts Alive Festival, 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL 35630, call (256) 766-1445 or Heather Gruber, chairman at (256) 366-1593. Information and an entry form can be downloaded from www.ArtsAliveAlabama.com.

Ongoing

u Applications are now being evaluated for The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls 10-19 are eligible to apply. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. For a free brochure, call (704) 373-0873 anytime.

u The Demopolis Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

u The Pilot Club of Demopolis meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church. If a holiday falls on that date, the meetings are held on the third Monday.

u The Lower Gainesville Road Volunteer Fire Department is selling reflective mailbox and house markers that are highly visible, fade resistant and pre-drilled holes. Please call (205) 372-2146. Order from Lower Gainesville Road VFD, 2170 County Road 129, Boligee, Ala., 35443. Make checks payable to: Lower Gainesville Road VFD.

u The Weather Alert Sirens will be tested the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City of Demopolis and at 9 a.m. outside the city, if weather permits. u To volunteer your time to help others, contact SouthernCare Hospice at 275-CARE or toll free (888) 641-6126.

u Comfort Care Hospice will be offering a volunteer orientation program. Those interested in helping others should call 289-2106 or (888) 737-9931.

u Hospice South of Demopolis is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others. Call (800) 528-9253 for more information.

u Ethel Lodge No. 588 will meet every first and third Friday of the month. The meetings will be held at the lodge in Jefferson and will begin at 7 a.m.