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Area Events




Central Alabama Community Foundation

Grant Workshop

July 29, 2014

10:00 AM

Alabama Power Office, Wetumpka

Free

Call to Reserve your spot today : 334-264-6223





Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Holtville High Seniors and Juniors Orientation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holtville High School


Holtville High Sophomores Orientation

July 30, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holtville High School


Holtville High Freshmen Orientation

July 31, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holtville High School


Holtville Middle School Orientation & Open House

Friday, July 31, 2014

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pick up Books, Receive Schedules & Pay School fees

Holtville Middle School


Wetumpka High School Book & Schedule Pickup & Open House

July 29

Seniors & Juniors

8 am - 11 am


July 30

Sophomores and Freshmen

12 pm - 3 pm


Wetumpka High Open House

July 31

1 pm - 6 pm

with Freshmen Parent orientation 4 - 6 pm

Lockers will be $5

Parking is available for grades 10-12 for $20.

The following is required: Driver's license, current proof of insurance and tag receipt.


Eclectic Elementary School Open House

July 31

1 pm - 7 pm

Kindergarten Orientation 6 pm


Millbrook Middle School

July 31

1 pm - 6 pm


Alabama Sales Tax Holiday

August 1-3  

 

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 1, 2014, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 3, 2014, Alabama will hold its eighth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax. Local sales and use tax may apply.



Friday August 1, 2014

Wags & Whiskers Auction

Wetumpka Civic Center

212 S. Main Street, Wetumpka

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food & Auction Items

$25 Couple, $15 Individual Ticket

Can Be purchased at Humane Society Shelter

255 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Edgewood Academy Yard Sale

6:00 AM - Noon

All proceeds benefit Edgewood Academy

5475 Elmore Road (Highway 14), Wetumpka



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Haynes Ambulance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

LifeFlight Helicopter Pad Grand Opening

1:00 pm

Behind Elmore Community Hospital

500 Hospital Drive

Wetumpka, AL 36092

There will be refreshments served and a photo opportunity with elected officials.

Please RSVP to Jamie Young at 334-567-4811.




Aliant Bank's Free Financial Series

Every Tuesday in August

Tabernacle Baptist church

1020 W. Tallassee St., Wetumpka


Financial Series Topics:

August 5th - Credit & Credit Scores

August 12th - Balancing & Savings

August 19th - Budgeting

August 26th - Financial Security (ID theft)

Each Session Begins at 7pm and last one hour.

Free but Registration is encouraged.

Call (334) 270-2080 to register.



Saturday August 9, 2014

200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson/Fort Toulouse Park

2521 West Ft. Toulouse Road, Wetumpka

www.fttoulousejackson.org





Monday, August 18, 2014

7:00 pm

Free Estate Planning Workshop

Attorney Raley Wiggins

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Nursing Homes, Long term care

Registration Required

(334) 625-6774

www.redoaklegalpc.com



Wednesday August 27, 2014

8AM

Wrap up Meeting for the Capital Campaign

Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Office

110 East Bridge Street, Wetumpka




Saturday August 30, 2014

MUDMANIA

8:00 AM

Near the New Sports Complex & Ball Fields, Wetumpka

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MUD-Mania/108621582581277

Registration here: http://mud-mania.com/reg.php

Mud Mania - Heat 1 @ 9amStart Time: 9:00amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 2 @ 9:30amStart Time: 9:30amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 3 @ 10amStart Time: 10:00amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 4 @ 10:30amStart Time: 10:30amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 5 @ 11amStart Time: 11:00amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 6 @ 11:30amStart Time: 11:30amPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Children's Race @ 12pmStart Time: 12:00pmPrice: $45.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 9 @ 1pmStart Time: 1:00pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 10 @ 1:30pmStart Time: 1:30pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 11 @ 2pmStart Time: 2:00pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 12 @ 2:30pmStart Time: 2:30pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 11 @ 3pmStart Time: 3:00pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Mud Mania - Heat 12 @ 3:30pmStart Time: 3:30pmPrice: $55.00 Race Fee + $3.30 SignUp Fee +
Registration ends August 27, 2014 @ 11:59pm ET
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Place123 Main St
Wetumpka, AL US 36092
Description

Mud Mania is a mud drenched outdoor obstacle adventure race fueled by excessive and unreasonable enthusiasm. Whether competing alone or on a team, ultimately it is a challenge that will pit your raw grit against the notoriously rugged Alabama mud.

Race Contact InfoIf you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director atcbowers@about-time-events.com





 



                                          










Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum now open  July - October Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM. Call 334-567-6463 for more information or to schedule group tours and private functions. www.jasminehill.org

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FREE GOLD CARDS!

On behalf of the Wetumpka Indians 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, JV, and Varsity Football programs we would like to extend an invitation to receive our Wetumpka Indians 2014-2015 Gold Cards. The Gold Cards offer discounts throughout Wetumpka, Montgomery and Prattville.

 


The cards are good until July 31, 2014. Pick up your free Gold Card to receive your discount at local area businesses at the Chamber Office located at 110 East Bridge Street, Wetumpka. One Block in front of the Old County Courthouse.

 

 

Thank you for supporting Wetumpka Indians Football!

Jenifer Glover

WQC President

 

 



ECCF Grant Workshops:

July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at Alabama Power office in Wetumpka, 400 S. Main Street

July 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Tallassee Chamber of Commerce, 650 Gilmer Avenue, Tallassee


©2006-2013, Central Alabama Community Foundation. All rights reserved.
35 South Court Street, 2nd Floor, Montgomery, AL 36104 Ph: (334) 264-6223 Fax (334) 263-6225


 




 

Alabama Nature Center

UPCOMING EVENTS


All visitors of the Alabama Nature Center must check in at the Pavilion Outpost located inside the Lanark Pavilion before hiking on the trails or attending the hunt. General Admission is $4 per person/per day for adults, $2 per person/per day for ages 4 to 12, and children under 3 are free.

The ANC wants you to join our homeschool program for Spring 2014...
WILD KINGDOMS 



We are on the hunt for hard-working individuals with a passion for conservation education!

If you are interested in assisting with program development, setup, execution, cleanup or maintenance at the ANC, we need you! Opportunities include the AWF Fishing Team, ANC Trail Crew, ANC Education Program Team and others.

Click here for more information.


Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY!

Don’t spend your entire summer jaded by the pool—join the hundreds of happy campers who are attending this year’s Expedition Lanark summer camp June 2 through August 1.
 
Explore the natural world of the ANC as Tadpoles (age 5), Nature Navigators (ages 6-7), Trail Blazers (ages 8-9), Heritage Explorers (ages 10-11), Counselors in Training (ages 12-15), or Boys in Action (ages 10-15). Try your hand at Fishing Fundamentals (various ages) or put your survival skills to the test during High Adventure Week (ages 12-15). This year’s High Adventure Week will feature a campout at Cedar Creek Lodge in Dallas County directly on Cedar Creek. Take a trip back in time and explore ancient oyster beds while enjoying the wilderness and wildlife. Visit a rookery, lead your own expedition down Cedar Creek and rough it in the great outdoors!
CLICK HERE to sign up today!


Splash into Summer!
Spend your summer days at the ANC learning about the state’s most vital natural resources. There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than fishing, hiking, netting for invertebrates and splashing in the creek with an ANC naturalist.
Schedule your summer fun today--contact Holly Beverly at hollyb@alabamawildlife.org.





Want to see more of the Alabama Nature Center?

With more than 350 acres of striking forests, fields, and streams to explore, there's always something new to discover at the Alabama Nature Center.

Join the ANC family by becoming an ANC birding, photography, walking, or fishing club member or season pass holder.
CLICK HERE to find out how.







View Freshwater Tournaments  Upcoming LAKE JORDAN Tournaments

  
 
Central Bama Bass Club
09/20/2014
Water Body: Jordan
Boat Ramp: Bonner's Point
Target Species: Bass
Start Time: Safe Light End Time: 2:00PM
Local club of weekend fisherman. If interested in joining our club contact Brad Edwards @ 334-399-3114 OR Derek Edwards @ 334-799-5445, or email us at info@centralbamabassclub.com
Email: Brad Edwards or Call: (334) 399-3114

 

The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.





Thank you to our amazing volunteers who made Craterfest possible! Our Craterfest Committee gave unselfishly of their time and their talents for months prior to Craterfest and then giving up family time on Easter weekend.
They are the best volunteers any organization could ever have!
They are: Chairwoman Teresa Roberson of Southeastern Business Printers without whom none of this would be possible - her commitment and desire to see things through delivered a smooth running, well-coordinated event, Head of Security Eric Hyde & family, Electrical Assistance Randy Morgan, Kidzone and Volunteer Coordinator Missy Rhoades, Merchandise Coordinator Charlotte Hart, Stage Assistance Sharon Brooks and Karen Brooks, Vendor Check-In Jenifer Glover, Vendor Logistics Frank Berterelli, Casino Shuttle Liasion Johnny Steadham, Hotel Coordinators Tracy Hart, Chris Singleton & Lynn Woodcock from Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Crater Tour & Artwork Exhibit Coordinator Marilee Tankersley, Vendor Check In Gwen Turner, VIP Tent Coordinator Kathy Holt & Kathleen Holt, Merchandise Coordinator Kim Butler, Overnight Security Help Chesmon Guthery & Ben Coley, Vanessa Rohan & family, Jared Gallops, Ben Alford, Electrician Andy Brantley, Tiffany Robinson and Randy from the City with his crew of city employees, Barry Chrietzberg, Chief Celia Dixon, Asst. Chief Crenshaw and all their wonderful security officers, Martha Dykes, Jimmy Collier, Marlene Goodman, William Holt, Walt Lynch, Richard Roberson, Michael Young, FireChief Willis, Sharon & Mike Lewis, Sheryl Reeves, Tori & Loren Steadham, William Holt, Debbie Collier and all the Kidzone volunteers. We appreciate everyone's help and commitment to making Craterfest a successful annual event - even through river flooding the week of Craterfest and day-long downpours the day before or locating last minute fans to blow away the flying bugs during the concerts...we made it through and it was an event to remember. Thank you Volunteers! We love you! We will have a Craterfest wrap-up party soon. Watch this post for details!


 

Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



 

 National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President.

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release May 6, 2014
Ed Ford, a veteran of many years of service as a Professor and Executive of the Alabama Department of Post Secondary Education and County School Systems, will present a program May 16, 2014 in Millbrook, Alabama on the subject of legislative and other advocacy positions of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Ed has been a very active member of the AARP since the early 1990s serving in many and varied leadership roles and attending many AARP seminars nationally and locally. He is a past member of the Alabama Silver Haired Legislature. The occasion is the monthly meeting of the local chapter of the National Active/Retire Federal Employees (NARFE). Ford will answer questions about the AARP. The meeting is in Millbrook, Alabama at The Front Porch Grill (behind Rite-Aid) at 8:30 AM. Friday May 16, 2014. This is a breakfast/coffee meeting. The public is invited. You don’t want to miss this meeting. For information, contact Tom Karrh (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
758 Karrh Rd
Prattville, AL  36067
334-799-2261

www.NARFE.org 



 






 

Millbrook Community Players Theatre

Click here for a complete 2014 itinerary:

http://www.millbrooktheatre.com/Ticket%20Page.htm




Wetumpka Depot Players
Click here for a 2014 Season listing:

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Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

 

DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan PresentationKick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

 

Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

Development Block Grant

Read the full article here:

                                                                                       

 

SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

 



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ARTWALK WETUMPKA

Artwalk Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.







 



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Santuck Flea Market

7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

OPEN:  8/2/14, 9/6/14, 10/4/14, 11/1/14, 12/6/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

imports, food, and more.The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

Prices: Free admission, free parking available

Phone: 334-567-7400
Link:
Santuck Flea Market

 



 


 


 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Exchange Club Bass Tournament

August 30, 2014

Gold Star Park

Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456




Coosa River Challenge XII, October 4, 2014   


Wetumpka, Alabama City of Natural Beauty

  

2014 Race Details

What
3-6 hours of mountain biking, trail running, river paddling with lots of special tests throughout.  The format is 2-person teams male/female/co-ed or individual and the course is friendly enough to be finished by the novice racer, while challenging enough for the veteran adventure racer.  We expect the top teams to finish in about 4 hours with the majority of racers to have finished in 6 hours.  The route incorporates the last of the whitewater of Alabama's major river systems and finishes in historic downtown Wetumpka.

When
Saturday, October 4, 2014

REGISTER HERE

Entry Fee

DATES (2014)INDIVIDUALSTEAMS
April 22 - June 22$75$130
June 23 - August 23$100$150
August 24 - September 24$110$175


Packet pick up will be at the pre party friday October 3, 2014 at 6:00-9:00 at Coosa River Adventures. Detailed info about challenges will be provided as well as food, drink and entertainment.

General race day timeline Saturday morning:
6:00 am - Last Minute registration and packet pickup if you missed Friday night event.

7:00 am - All racers at Goldstar Park for bike drop-off and race briefing then transport (big yeller schoolbus) to race start. (Please be on time)

8:30 am - Race Start at Swayback Bridge Trailhead

If you need any directions to any of the race locations, check out the map below.

Other questions, just create a forum post and we'll see if we can get it answered.

Below is a general map of the race course...Green is start, Red is morning meeting point and finish. Yellow is Friday night.


View CRC Adventure Race in a larger map

RULES

To assist in race planning; There is only one official race transition area which is located at the Swayback trailhead. The run and the bike will start and finish from here. You will be allowed to leave one gear bag at this location during the race for transition purposes. Gear bags and bikes will be transported back to the finish at Gold Star park after the biking is completed. Whatever you take with you after the biking portion on your way down to the kayak/canoe leg will remain with you until you arrive at Goldstar park, so plan accordingly..
Note: The boat leg ends at Goldstar park where you will find the long awaited finish line. You can choose to leave more equipment along the course, but race organizers are not liable for any equipment left at any point other than the official transition area.

Race planning is just about complete, but we reserve the right to keep the lid on a few surprises (that’s why its called an Adventure race right?). But I’m sure you wouldn’t want it any other way. Anyway, Here is what we will disclose:
• Run; distances is approx. 3-4 miles at the start with about 2-3 more added in throughout.
• Bike; distance around 8 miles.
• 7 mile kayak/canoe down the Coosa river
Note: Canoes/2-man-sit-on-top and indivual kayaks will be available on a first come/first serve basis. Due to logistics, we will not be accepting specific boat type requests. (Teams must use team boats, a team can’t use two individual kayaks)
• Finish at Goldstar Park

Challenge Details:
Several challenges will be revealed at racetime.

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Introduction
These rules are to ensure the safety and integrity of the race. They will be enforced the race staff and volunteers. Any protests can be made after completion of the race to the race director. All decisions by the race director are final.

Boat Information

Like last year, competitors are not restricted to certain types of canoes/kayaks. Hey we’re all about fun and keeping it simple; If it floats you you can use it. Race qualified boats may be rented at a discount at the time of registration – either online, or mail-in. Boat rental is $35 for teams, and $25 for individuals.

Disqualification

  • Failure of a team to pass through each checkpoint in order.
  • Using a mode of travel other than the one specified for each leg.
  • Any travel other that human powered travel.
  • Littering on the course.
  • Assistance by anyone not competing in the race (this includes support crew) outside of the Transition Areas.
  • Missing checkpoint
  • Disobeying instructions from a race official
  • Unauthorized road/trail travel
  • Non-assistance to a person in danger
  • Not wearing or improperly wearing a life jacket in the boat
  • Not wearing a helmet while on the bike
  • Violation over the identity of a competitor or change of a team member during race
  • Removing/altering a punch device, trail sign or marking
  • Travel on Unauthorized/Restricted route

30 Minute Penalty

  • Teammates not staying within 100 feet of each other.
  • Teams not staying on the prescribed course.

15 Minute Penalty

Gear

Racers should prepare for 4-6 hours of hydration such as camelbacks, electrolytes, fuel, etc. We will have a water station at the Swayback Bridge trail. Racers will also need to bring a compass for the orienteering challenge.

Directions

Wetumpka, Alabama – 32.54°N, 86.21°W

Distance from:
Birmingham: 95 Miles
Mobile: 175 Miles
Jackson: 265 Miles
Atlanta: 170 Miles

Use the Google map above for detailed driving directions to Coosa River Adventures - the site of the pre-race registration on Friday night (Yellow Marker).

Places to Stay

Camping is available at the race registration site (Coosa River Adventures)

Detailed Lodging Information: TheRiverRegionOnline Lodging Page

For more information, contact info@coosariverchallenge.com  




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SAVE THE DATE!!

CRATERFEST

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gold Star Park, Downtown Wetumpka