Local Independence Weekend Fun, Sign-Up Deadlines for Tomato/Vegetable Diseases and ForestHER programs

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We hope you had a Happy 4th of July!  I saw on social media where some of you enjoyed Thunder On The Mountain in Birmingham, and I’m guessing many of you probably saw one of the fireworks celebrations on television—I for one enjoyed the spectacular one in New York City!

If you’re more into local Independence Day-related activities and fireworks, there’s no shortage of activities both tonight (July 5) in West Blocton, and tomorrow and tomorrow evening (July 6) next to Bibb Medical Center in Centreville.

Tonight marks the Grand Opening of West Blocton Town Park at 483 Oak Street, located  near Main Street.  If you don’t know about it, or where it is, you can get more information and even navigate to it using Google Maps via this link: West Blocton Town Park

As with a lot of good things happening in West Blocton, such as the Farmers Market and tonight’s Town Park Grand Opening, tonight’s West Blocton Independence Day Celebration is being organized by the Town of West Blocton and We Are West Blocton Like and scroll the Facebook pages at those links to see all the good things happening!

Tomorrow, Saturday July 6, marks the continually bigger and better Celebration On The Green hosted by the Centreville Press, City of Brent, South Bibb Parks & Recreation Board, City of Centreville, Bibb Medical Center, Bibb County Chamber of Commerce and Brent-Centreville Public Library. Check out this link for the details: Celebration On The Green

Finally, there are a couple of Extension programs Tuesday, July 9 for which we have vacancies, which means you have until the close of business Monday, July 8 to sign up for these programs:

There is the ForestHER program geared toward women who love natural lands and would like to learn skills on how to manage and care for them.  There is a $20 per person fee which can be paid at the door of the Sawmeal Restaurant prior to the start of the workshop, HOWEVER, we do ask that people email mdh0007@aces.edu or call 205-926-4310 today or Monday to register.  Here’s a link with more info:  Bibb County ForestHER

Another program on Tuesday at the same time of 11am at the Brent-Centreville Public Library is the Tomato and Vegetable Garden Diseases Lunch and Learn workshop provided by home grounds and gardens agent Nelson Wynn.  This program is free but participants are asked to register today or Monday at 205-926-4310.

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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Matthew D. Hartzell coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Hartzell has served in his current position for 12 years and held primary program assignments in Community and Economic Development, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, and Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources.

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