Community Capsule
• The Dr. Francis Museum restoration work day will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12th from 8 a.m. until noon. Wear old clothes for painting. Donations for materials are still being accepted at the Jacksonville Home Center and the RSVP office in the historic train depot. Call (256) 435-5091 for more info.

• Looking for a new way to get into shape? Want to get ready to run a 5K? Nationally certified running coach Lori Tippets will be leading an eight week course beginning Monday, Jan. 7 at the Jacksonville Community Center. The course will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. for about 45 minutes. There is no cost. Call Lori at 256-452-8334 for more information.

• Yarns by HPF invites you to join us at the shop for Knit (Crochet Too) Night every 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 5-7 at 402 Pelham Rd. N., in the Subway Shopping Center. Call 256-452-5206 if you have any questions.

• The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill level of photographers, meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM, at the Peerless Grill, 13 W 10th St. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. For more information 256.236.8488.

• JSU’s senior adult fitness classes and times are: Water Aerobics-Monday to Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m., Floor Fitness- Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m., Yoga- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Aubrey Crossen is taking over the program. Fore more info, call 256-689-2580 or email

• Yoshukai Karate of Jacksonville offers classes at the Jacksonville Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information call 256-282-5425.

• Mom to Mom, a group for moms of all ages with children of all ages, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday every month at EaglePoint Church, Jacksonville. Visit Supper and childcare provided.

• NAMI Jacksonville will hold its monthly educational meeting at 6 PM, Tuesday night January 8th, in the community room behind K.L. Brown Funeral home and Crematory on Highway 204 in Jacksonville.  The speaker this month will be Sheryl Hill, Director of the Long Term Unit at Mountain View Hospital, Gadsden. Her topic will be covering “The Environmental Effects on  Mental Health in Children.” Meetings are free and open to the public.

• The Jacksonville Aspiring Writers Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Jacksonville Public Library. Anyone interested in the creative writing process is welcome. Please bring samples of your original writing to share. The group offers support, critique and information about writing and possible publishing venues. Call 256-782-2881 for more information.

• A Narcotics Anonymous group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church behind McDonald’s. For more information, call Pearl Williams at 256-435-4881.

• A senior dance for those 55 years and older will be at the Senior Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday night of each month, featuring music, fun, friends and food. The Fun Tyme Band will be there to provide the music. $5 per couple, $3 for single.

• The Friday Night Opry Show is presented from 6:30-9:30 Friday nights at the Golden Saw Music Hall in the Williams community. Call 256-435-4696.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program, meets every Friday night at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Dinner is served at 5:30. Large group meetings with worship and praise bands and guest speakers begin at 6:30. Small share/support groups meet after that at 7:30 p.m., followed with cake and fellowship. Call 256-435-7263 or 256-225-2492.

• Ladies, come pray with us on the square in Jacksonville at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. We will be praying for our city, our churches and pastors, our schools and children, our officials and businesses. If you have questions, call Polly Angelette at 256-435-7016.

• The Calhoun County Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in Room 327 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 256-782-8044, 256- 782-5604 or 256- 435-7491.

• Jacksonville Fire Department is looking for information and items relating to the history of the department. If you have anything to share, call David Bell at 256- 310-8961.

• The Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the library annex. Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact librarian Barbara Rowell at 256-435-6332.
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