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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:05 am

Editor's Note: Sun Spots deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for the next week's paper.

NOVEMBER

The Enterprise Senior Center is offering free art classes with Rosa Quattlebaum on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Leta Muraski at 347-3513 or email lmuraski@cityofenterprise.net.

DEC. 2

The Town of Coffee Springs will sponsor its annual Community-Wide Christmas Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2. The town will provide the meat, drinks, bread, and paper products. The dinner will be in the new Senior Citizens Center on Spring Street. Please bring a covered dish and join us for good food and as always - great fellowship.

The Enterprise Senior Center will have a Rummage Sale, Friday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the Enterprise Senior Center (back of Civic Center) Hwy 167 North. Rain or shine. Items for sale include handmade jewelry, crafts, crochet items, artwork and much, much more. Breakfast sausage, biscuits and coffee will be available for $1. Proceeds will go to buy gifts for senior citizens

For more information, call 347-3513.

DEC. 3

The seventh annual USKA Christmas Celebration is at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Enterprise. The event is free to the public and will feature karate demonstrations and live music by The Spiritual Jubilees, Chapter 7 and Reverend Rideaux and The Anointed Voices. For more information, call 334-389-0999 or 334-470-1102.

All senior citizens and friends are invited to a Senior Citizens' Fiesta Dinner in the fellowship hall of Johns Chapel AME Church, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. The dinner will have barbecue ribs, ribs in pineapple, baked chicken, fried chicken, barbecue chicken, ham, vegetables, breads and desserts. Lil Jimmy Reed will be providing entertainment. Donations of $25 per person or $35 per couple are required to attend the semi-formal event. For tickets or more information, call Dorris McNair at 347-1230 or Pastor Vernon McLeod at 393-2661.

The VFW Post 6683 Ladies' Auxiliary is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m., Dec. 3. Tickets are $6 per person or by donation. Donations of new toys or a gift for an adult (unwrapped) are also appreciated. Proceeds will help a local area Veteran's family in need of assistance. For more information, call Dawn Johnson at 347-2838.

The Coffee Springs Junior Service League is sponsoring its seventh annual Christmas Parade at 4 p.m., Dec. 10. Bring lawn chairs and come to the parade, tree lighting and Christmas celebration. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for $2 pictures. Homemade chilidogs, cookies, candy and drinks will be for sale. There will be a drawing for door prizes.

Forms are available to enter floats in the parade. For more information, call Barbara Shirah at 684-3730 or Joan Whatley at 684-8181. Entries are due by Dec. 3. Forms can be turned in at Town Hall or mailed to address on form.

DEC. 8

The quarterly meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Houston County Health Department Conference Center, 1781 E. Cottonwood Road, Dothan.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Dean at 334-678-2800.

DEC. 13

The regular meeting of the Daffodil Garden Club will be Christmas Luncheon at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the home of Delaine Epperson. The program will be "Conservation and Recycling." Members are reminded to bring $5 for the Aviator Monument and a donation for the Habitat for Humanity. Hostesses for the meeting are Peggy Grogan, Ann Sanders, Brenda Jackson and Delaine Epperson. All members are encouraged to attend.

ONGOING

The Enterprise Senior Citizens Center is for anyone 60 years of age or older. There are a wide variety of free services each month, such as eye, blood pressure, hearing, blood sugar and cholesterol checks. The group takes trips, invites speakers, has parties and plans dinners at special places. Transportation is available within the city limits and delivered meals are offered to homebound senior citizens. For more information, call 347-3513.

Gifted students are those who perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. Anyone with knowledge of a gifted child, in grades K-12, may refer this child for evaluation. The Eligibility Determination Team collects information in the following areas to determine eligibility:

• aptitude

• behavior characteristics

• performance indicators

These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in any race, ethnic group, nationality or gender, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

The school system shall prohibit discrimination against any student on the above basis with respect to participation in the gifted program.

Information regarding referral procedures may be obtained from each school counselor or from Rebecca J. Hardiman, Special Education coordinator, at 334-897-5016.

The National Alliance for Mentally Ill of Coffee County Support group meets the first Monday of each month at Johns Chapel A.M.E. Church, 841 Geneva Hwy., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Ruthie Warren at 347-1361.

The weekly meetings of the Enterprise Rotary Club are being held at the Enterprise Country Club. The club meets every Tuesday at noon. For more information, call Viki at 477-2720.

Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for individuals to work as community representatives. Community representatives find host families and work with their students during the school year. Individuals must enjoy working with teenagers and have good communication skills.

AFICE is also looking for host families in the local area to host a foreign exchange student. These young ambassadors are between 15 and 18 years of age and all speak English.

Student's profiles will start arriving for students from various countries. Students come with their own spending money and medical insurance.

For more information, visit www.afice.org. If interested in becoming a community representative or hosting an exchange student, please download the applications and fax them to 858-455-0335.

Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service. Ruritan was founded May 21, 1928 and has more than 33,000 members across the United States in more than 1200 communities. If you are interested in starting a Ruritan Club in your community, call Lehman Irby, district governor for the Alabama/Florida district at 334-299-0135 or 334-498-0391 or go to www.ruritan.org.

The Enterprise Public Library is having Storytime For Toddlers every Wednesday from 10:15 to 14:45 a.m. and 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.

DaySpring Hospice has several openings for volunteers in Coffee, Geneva, Covington, Houston, Pike and Dale Counties. For more information, call Karen Whitehead at 347-2999.

SouthernCare is in need of volunteers who would like to visit clients to brighten their day or to work with the office staff to brighten their day. Volunteers receive appropriate training, supervision or guidance to insure confidence in the valuable work they do.

To receive more information about the volunteer program, call Amanda Rich, volunteer services coordinator at 393-0578 or 1-800-900-4886.

Are drugs affecting your family or a friend? For more information, log onto www.stopaddiction.com or call 1-800-468-6933. Narconon provides answers to drug addiction, provides free assessments, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse is occurring, call Narconon. Don't give up, drug addiction can be overcome. Call or visit the web site today.

Coffee County Mental Health Support Group meets from 5- 6 p.m. on the first Monday night of each month at the Mental Health Center, 167 Troy Highway, Enterprise. 347-1361. Contact person is Ruthie Warren.

The House of Ruth Inc. is now offering a support group each third Monday of the month from 6-7 p.m. in Coffee and Pike Counties. The group will discuss issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information and locations, call Tanya at 566-8884 or 1-800-650-6522.

The Level Plains Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Larry's Barbecue in Enterprise.

Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC) provides support groups for adoptive families in the Wiregrass area. The Coffee County Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church in Enterprise. The Houston County Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 until 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan. Dinner and childcare are provided at both groups. For more information, call Lisa Williams at (334) 673-0008.

La Leche League of Enterprise is a non-profit organization offering support for breast-feeding mothers. Leaders are experienced breast-feeding moms, accredited by La Leche League International. Services available include monthly informational meetings; a lending library and 24-hour phone help for breast-feeding problems or questions. Meetings are every second Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Wiregrass Toys & Trains on Main Street and every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in the nursery. All mothers and their babies are welcome. Call Melissa at 347-2654 for times and locations of meetings.

The Enterprise Civitan Club meets the first and third Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m. at Ryan's Restaurant. For more information, contact President Ann Dams at 393-3428 or President-elect Dawn Johnson at 347-2838. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

Christians in recovery are invited to attend the meeting of Darkness To Light Recovery Group. The meeting is for people dealing with addictive issues. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Christian Mission Center Multi-Purpose Room on Hildreth Street, across from the main building in Enterprise. For more information, call 393-5641.

CARING, a support group for caregivers of people with disabilities, meets every month at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany at 302 E. Grubbs St. For more information, call Susan Farris at 897-3543 or Ruth Harris at 347-3353.

All youth grades 1-12 are invited to attend a tutorial program from 5-6 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at Johns Chapel A.M.E. Church, 309 Geneva Highway. For more information, contact Allie Bell at 347-8360 or Ed Brown at 393-9145 to register your child.

The Enterprise Jaycees meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Enterprise Recreation Center. For more information on how to become active in various community service projects through a worthwhile organization, call Cynthia at 894-2156 or India at 347-2173 or just come to the meeting. Guests are welcome at any time.

The Coffee County General Cancer Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the every month in the St. Luke United Methodist Church fellowship hall. For those cancer patients seeking help and hope there is a special support group aimed at cancer patients and their families in Coffee County. This support group will provide those who attend the needed answers to make a difference in their lives. For more information, contact Charlene Goolsby at 347-2866 or Linda Anderson, Cancer Control Manager American Cancer Society at (334) 794-0600.

The Enterprise Alzheimer's Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Nursing Home (Conference Room). For information, call Patricia Garvey at 393-8302. The Dothan support group meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Room 202, on W. Main St., Dothan. For information, call Will and Raba Coggins, 794-7965 after 6 p.m., or 702-2273.

Wiregrass Hospice Inc. offers a support group that meets each fourth Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church located on East Grubbs Street in Enterprise. This group is open to anyone in the community that has lost a loved one. For more information, call 347-3353.

Veterans' Affairs briefings, which provide a comprehensive overview of veterans' benefits for individuals retiring or separating from the service, are presented by a representative of the Regional VA office. The briefings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 8-11:30 a.m., bldg. 5700. Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend since much of the information is applicable to them. For more information, call 255-2558 or 255-2546.

The American Red Cross will be holding a monthly volunteer orientation the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The location will be the Red Cross office in the Soldier Service Center, bldg. 5700. Vacant chair positions include Youth Chairperson, Health and Safety Chairperson, Disaster Chairperson, Dental Chairperson, Veterinary Services Chairperson, and Station Chairperson. Childcare assistance is available. Anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer should contact the Fort Rucker Red Cross office at 255-1055 to sign up for an orientation session.

The Community Care Hospice Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. in Enterprise, at the Citizens Bank Community Room. The support group is open to all caregivers, not only those of Community Care Hospice. For more information, call CCH at 347-6846.

Kiwanis International Enterprise Chapter, has a weekly luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the historic Rawls Hotel. President is Dan Fraley, 347-4909. Vice president is Kimberly Johnson, 347-4785. Everyone is welcome to join and membership is open to all. The motto of the club is "Serving the Children of the World."

Join the Enterprising Quilters at the Citizens Bank Community room in Enterprise at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month for the business meeting and show ‘n tell. Workshops are conducted on the third Thursday of each month. Whether beginners or advanced, all quilters are invited to join the Enterprising Quilters for inspiration, new techniques and meeting new friends with the same interests. For more information, call Judy Rairigh at 347-5110 or email judyrairigh@yahoo.com

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Coffee County Branch #5017, conducts its monthly general membership meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church Annex, 1831 Damascus Road in Enterprise. Members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend.

 

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