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JULY

Classes in the Taoist Tai Chi Society™ Internal Arts and Methods are ongoing at the Enterprise YMCA Fitness Center and the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Parish Hall. At the Y, classes are offered on Thursday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. At the Episcopal Church, classes are offered on Monday at 9 a.m. and on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that promotes health and relaxation. It is suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Comfortable, loose clothing and flat-soled shoes are recommended attire for these classes. All classes are taught by accredited volunteer instructors. For more information, call (334) 406-9475.

JULY 13

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Chapter 373, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 13, at 9 a.m. at the Clayhatchee Community House. All country and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 598-8804 or 379-6662.

JULY 15

The 2019 Wiregrass Weed Control Tour will be Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Demonstration plots include Enlist and Xtend system evaluations in cotton, large pigweed management, soil herbicide evaluation and herbicide injury on cotton and peanuts, glyphosate and glufosinate formuation performance, weed suppression with cover crops, etc. Lunch will be provided after the tour. To RSVP, contact Brandon Dillard at (334) 726-3904, William Birdson at (334) 726-6801 or Jimmy Jones at (334) 585-6416.

JULY 17

The Alabama Education Retirees Association will hold its annual District 9 meeting on Wednesday, July 17, at the Enterprise City Schools Service Center. Registrtion begins at 9 a.m. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. This will be a very important meeting because health insurance changes will be implemented beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Representatives from PEEHIP, United Healthcare, and Humana will be present to answer any questions from members. For further information, contact Susan at (334) 389-0622.

The Republican Women of Coffee County will meet on July 17, at 11 a.m., at the Enterprise Country Club.  The guest speakers will be Sheila Harris, director of the Enterprise Public Library; and Matt Larson, founder of Annie’s Outreach. Social time begins at 11 a.m. with an optional $12 buffet at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.  Everyone is invited, but reservations are necessary to ensure adequate food and seating. RSVP by calling Jan White at 494-3763 or by email at  rwccreservations@gmail.com.

JULY 25

The July meeting for the DAV Wiregrass Chapter 99 will be held on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in the New Brockton Senior Center. There will be election of officers for the upcoming year. All members are asked to be in attendance. For further information, contact Charles Lobdell at (334) 718-5707.

UPCOMING

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time.  For information about the association and its 98th annual reunion in Tucson, AZ from Sept. 18 - 22, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call (224) 225-1202. 

ONGOING

The Enterprise High School Class of 1955 will meet the third Tuesday of each month at Po Folks in Enterprise at 6 p.m. For more information, call Betty Groom at (334) 347-3858.

The Enterprise Senior Citizens Center is for anyone 60 years of age or older. There is no fee to participate in the senior center program but donations are welcomed. Congregate lunches are served at the center and home-bound meals are delivered to eligible clients. Art classes are offered every Tuesday from 8 until 10 a.m., and 10 a.m. until noon. Sewing classes are offered every Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until noon. Additional services include nutrition education, public education, legal assistance, telephone reassurance, information assistance and various programs through community service organizations. Day trips, organized special events and an evening once or twice a month for members to eat at a favorite restaurant are planned. The cost for trips and special events are the responsibility of the individual person who signs up to participate. Transportation services are provided to members that are unable to drive or do not have transportation within the city limits only. Members are brought to the center and returned home after lunch. For more information, please contact Angela Lane at (334) 347-3513.

Coffee County Toastmasters Club #4945 holds meetings every second and fourth Tuesdays at Enterprise State Community College, Talmadge Hall, Room 130, from 6:15-8 p.m.

Military Order of Purple Heart meets every third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, East Lee St., Enterprise. For more information, call (334) 347-2727 or (334) 447-6954.

The first Saturday of every month the Weevil City Cruisers will have a cruise-in at Milky Moos from 5-8 p.m.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets every second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the conference room next to First United Methodist Church. The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers.

The Enterprise Senior Center is offering two free art classes with Rosa Quattlebaum on Tuesdays from 8-10 a.m. and 10 a.m to noon. For more information, call Leta Muraski at 347-3513 or email lmuraski@cityofenterprise.net.

The Southeast Alabama Camellia Society of Dothan, meets from September - May the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Dothan. We need everyone to come out and support this organization, young and old, to continue the legacy and history of this beautiful camellia, our state flower. For more information please call (334) 685-0121 or e-mail jw4cody@aol.com.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Coffee County meets on the first Monday of the month at Johns Chapel A.M.E. Church in Enterprise on the Geneva Highway. For more information, contact Ruthie Warren at (334) 347-1361.

The New Life Center, 317 North Main Street, Enterprise, is accepting applications for men and women to enter recovery from drugs and alcohol. For more information, call (334) 393-5641 24 hours a day.

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 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.

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.

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.

A representative of the Regional VA office presents veterans’ affairs briefings, which provide a comprehensive overview of veterans’ benefits for individuals retiring or separating from the service. 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.

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