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Hale County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week

I’m Jett, a 5-6 month old, beagle mix who is really sweet ,but I have lots of puppy energy. Come meet me at the Shelter! Hours are Monday 10-12 and Saturday 10-2; 334-624-8120. Remember to always spay/ neuter your pets!

Submitted by Laurie Nevin, Hale County Animal Shelter

UA’s Moundville Archeological Park’s Knap-In
Our annual Knap-In will be held Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Flint-Knappers will be on hand to show and explain their craft. Vendors of Native American craft items will be selling their handiwork, and an Ancient Tools and Weapons range will be set-up. Educational activities and make and take crafts will be offered, and on Saturday, pottery firing demonstrations will be held. Also enjoy Indian Tacos and other traditional fare prepared by Juanita Gardenski. Be sure to bring out the whole family for a fun-filled weekend at the Park! Come join us! All events are free with regular admission. For more information, call us at (205) 371-8732.

 

BBTCAC To Present “pride Of Place” Program Saturday, January 27
The public is invited to attend “Pride of Place: Alabama’s Black Belt”, on January 27 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Marion United Methodist Church, Armstrong Chapel and Fellowship Hall, 110 Washington St., Marion hosted by Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center. The Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-sponsors this project. “Pride of Place” will look at today’s cultural heritage through a series of exciting and informational programs and lectures, all tied to the rich Black Belt soil.
The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. with Donald G. Nobles, Retired Honors Program Director, Auburn University of Montgomery, presenting on “William Christenberry’s Black Belt,” followed by “Charlie Lucas and His Art” presented by Kristin Law Cook, Art Programs Director at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, and artist Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas.
Lunch will be held from noon until 12:50 p.m. Boxed lunches will be available. Please contact BBTCAC at (334) 682-9878 to pre-purchase your boxed lunch.
“The Geography and Composition of the Black Belt Soil” will be presented by Dr. Ramble Ankumah, Assistant Dean of Agriculture, Tuskegee University at 1 p.m., followed by “The Black Belt Economy and Way of Life, Past and Present, as Influenced by the Black Belt Soil.” Panelists for the final presentation will be Chip Spencer, John Barnes, Dr. Ramble Ankumah, and moderator Judy Martin.
While there is no charge to attend Pride of Place programs, there is a charge for the boxedlunch prepared by Blue Spoon Cooking Company. RSVP required for meals, requested for programs. To RSVP or for more information, please call BBTCAC at (334) 682-9878, or visit www.bbtcac.com or our Facebook page.
Alabama’s rich cultural heritage is a direct development of its geology, geography and its varied history. From its first Native American inhabitants and explorers through the early pioneers and settlers and the plantation economy of the nineteenth century, the Black Belt has incorporated details from all of these cultural influences – Native American, British, French, Caribbean, and African. While the heritage of the plantation economy led directly to today’s problems of poverty and unemployment, it also left Alabama’s Black Belt with a rich, cultural heritage.
Since today’s Black Belt is a direct result of all of these influences, it’s current residents and supporters – old and young, all races and ages – can benefit from a knowledge, an understanding, and an appreciation of this past so they can build on it richness.

Boar’s Head Festival Christ Episcopal Church
A midwinter celebration set in medieval England is planned for the evening of Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Randall Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa. The Concerts & Culture at Christ Church series will introduce the New Year with a Boar’s Head Festival and a madrigal dinner. The madrigal dinner is a fundraiser for the C-4 concert series. Seating is limited. Childcare is available for those under 12 with advance notice. For ticket prices and to make a reservation for the dinner or for more information, go online at https://www.christchurch1828.org/c4madrigaldinner or call Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. N., Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 205-758-4252.

Makeup Educational Session On Avoiding Residues In Catfish
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service will offer a makeup educational session on avoiding residues in catfish for those who missed the Catfish Update Meeting. The session is meant to help the industry avoid future domestic catfish recalls due to residues. Anyone involved in the catfish industry is urged to attend. The session will focus on the veterinary drugs and chemicals used in catfish production and the potential impact these have on residues. Those attending will receive a certificate of completion with a registered number. The session will be held at the Alabama Fish Farming Center in Greensboro, on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 8:30-10 a.m. Please call the Alabama Fish Farming Center at (334) 624-4016 to reserve your spot at this educational session.

SSCC Spring Preview Day
Shelton State Community College will host Spring Preview Day on Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Martin Campus. Registered participants may take the College’s placement test beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is free to the public and all are invited to attend. Guests will be able to apply for admission to the College, receive financial aid and scholarship information, and register to win a full-tuition scholarship waiver. To register, visit sheltonstate.edu/previewday. For more information on Shelton State, visit sheltonstate.edu.

Rural Students Provided Healthcare Profession Opportunities
UA’s College of Community Health Sciences will announce a partnership with Alabama Area Health Education Centers to extend opportunities to high school students in rural areas of Alabama as they pursue health care professions following graduation and before they begin higher education and training. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at 205-348-8325 or bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

Give A Lift
UA’s Culverhouse Learning Initiative and Financial Training program is seeking student volunteers and community participants for its spring series of job and professional skill development programs. Culverhouse LIFT provides community members with free one-on-one job skill and financial literacy training with one of the more than 350 Culverhouse student volunteers. Included in those trainings are GED classes, professional development classes and beginner and intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word classes. To get involved, contact Lisa McKinney at lmckinne@culverhouse.ua.edu. The program also seeks speakers who can share business insights. For information on program support, contact Dr. Rich Houston at rhouston@cba.ua.edu. For additional assistance, contact Zach Thomas, director of marketing, communication for Culverhouse, at 205-348-8318 or zthomas@cba.ua.edu.

Flapper Nation
Dr. Gregory Clark, professor of art history at The University of the South, will present a multimedia presentation titled “Max and Dave Fleischer’s Betty Boop: A ’20s Flapper Marooned in the Depression-Era ’30s” at 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 25, in 205 Smith Hall on the UA campus. Clark is a scholar of early American animation, and he is a dynamic lecturer on this topic. Clark’s lecture is part of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. For more details, contact Rachel Dobson, communications specialist, department of art and art history, 205/348-1893 or rachel.dobson@ua.edu. For assistance, contact Richard LeComte in UA communications, 205-348-3782 or richard.lecomte@ua.edu.

Book Drive
UA’s Center for Economic Development will offer the 2018 Books for the Alabama Black Belt campaign from Fri., Feb. 2, to Fri., Feb. 23. New or gently used classic and award-winning books found on school reading lists for K-12 children are accepted. A list of appropriate books is here: www.uced.ua.edu/books-for-the-black-belt.html. Donation boxes will be in Bidgood Hall, Gorgas Library, Nott Hall and Smith Hall. Books can also be dropped off at the center’s office at 621 Greensboro Ave. The 2017 campaign delivered more than 16,000 books to 53 school libraries within the Alabama Black Belt region. For more information, contact Sally Brown at 205-348-8344 or sally.brown@ua.edu. For assistance, contact Richard LeComte, 205-348-3782 or Richard.lecomte@ua.edu.

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MADRIGAL DINNER SET FOR A MIDWINTER CELEBRATION JAN. 26

A midwinter celebration set in medieval England is planned for the evening of Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Randall Hall of Christ Episcopal Church. The Concerts & Culture at Christ Church series will introduce the New Year with a Boar’s Head Festival and a madrigal dinner.

Entertainment for the evening will include a comic play, “The Case of the Missing Hanky (Panky),” featuring the King and Queen, court jesters and various lords and ladies. Also featured are the traditional Boar’s Head Carol and a number of madrigals performed by members of the royal court. The Boar’s Head Carol, a 15th century English carol, celebrates the ancient tradition of presenting a boar’s head at the Yuletide feast.

Madrigals are secular songs made popular in 16th century Europe, sung in English and Italian, celebrating love in its various forms. A trio of madrigals set to Shakespearean texts, a number of comic parodies and an offering by the famous PDQ Bach, make up the program. Around 20 local singers will perform the madrigals. The Tuscaloosa Academy Young Singers will also give a cameo appearance with traditional seasonal songs.

The evening will include a meal, consisting of stew, bread, salad and dessert, served family style at each table with the traditional wassail cup. This cup becomes a key element in the evening’s drama when the king issues a royal decree that all should raise their glasses on demand, or suffer the consequences.

Members of the cast include Drew Baker as Queen Desdemona, Jeff Wilson as King Kong, Greg Swann as Lord Fontleroy, Mark Hughes Cobb as Rufus and Wescott Youngson as Dufus, the two court jesters.

The madrigal dinner is a fundraiser for the C-4 concert series, and tickets will be $25 per person for those over age 12. Seating is limited. Childcare is available for those under 12 with advance notice. To make a reservation for the dinner or for more information, go online at https://www.christchurch1828.org/c4madrigaldinner or call Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. N., Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 205-758-4252. ##

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