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Community calendar for June 16

June 16: Center Hill Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each night. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for families. Classes are available from babies through sixth grade as well as adults. This year’s theme is Saddle Ridge Ranch.

June 19: Petals from the Past in Jemison has rescheduled its annual “Black and Blue” Berry Festival. There are U-Pick or we-pick blackberries and blueberries. Delicious berry desserts will be available for sampling in the educational building. Dr. Arlie Powell will lead discussions on growing berries in the home garden, and there will be pony rides and other activities for the kids, as well as music and food. Admission is free. For more information, call 646-0069.

June 19: County-wide rabies clinics will be held at Jemison High School from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Enterprise Fire Station No. 1 from 2:30-3:15 p.m. All dogs and cats over 12 weeks old are to be vaccinated as required by state law. Cost will be $10 per pet. If you have any questions, call 755-1753 or 755-9679.

June 19: The members of Beulah Baptist Church in Thorsby are asking anyone that has a loved one buried in the Beaulah Missionary Cemetery to join members  from 7 a.m. until noon to help clean the cemetery.

June 21-25: Saddle up and hit the trail on Saddle Ridge Ranch, the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School at Mt. Carmel No. 1. Times are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. For more information, contact the church at 646-0044 or by e-mail at hsmith@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

June 23: A Social Security representative will be on hand at the Chilton County DHR from 9:30-11:30 a.m. You may change your address, direct deposit or telephone number; get proof of your benefit amount; get a Social Security card application or replace your Medicare card. For details, call 1-800-772-1213.

June 25: The sixth annual Peach Jam Jubilee will be held in downtown Clanton at 5 p.m. There will be two stages, the Corner Park Stage and Main Stage. On the Corner Park Stage will be Adreanne Barrington, Jerry Russell and CCHS “Blast from the Past.” On the Main Stage will be a 4-H Center Birds of Prey demonstration and headline act, The Tip Tops, a 10-piece dance and show band that combine music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Vendor spaces and sponsorship opportunities available. Call 755-2400.

June 27: Center Hill Baptist Church in Jemison will celebrate its 150th anniversary beginning at 10 a.m. The event will feature special singers, special speakers and the recognition of former pastors and deacons.

July 8: Today is the deadline for absentee voting in the primary runoff election. The primary runoff will be held July 13. If you voted in the primary election and have a reason to vote absentee in the runoff, you will need to do another application for absentee ballot before July 8. This can be done at the Chilton County Circuit Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you may request an application be mailed to you. For more information, call 755-4275.

Free GED classes: The Wallace Community College-Selma Adult Education Program is hosting free GED classes at Helen Jenkins Chapel in Thorsby and at the Maplesville Depot Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Classes are also held in Clanton, at 1114 Fifth Ave. N. (behind Martin Funeral Home) Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call (334) 876-9369.

Grant writing workshops: Learn high-impact grant writing, grant writing basics, community partnerships and more at Clara’s Country Café on one of the following dates: Tuesday, May 18; Friday, May 21; Thursday, June 3; or Friday, June 4. Online registration is available at ready4college.com, or call (334) 283-2115.