Community Calendar

July 26
Madison County Memorial Hospital will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 10 a.m. and to continue until 1 p.m. Tours of the new hospital, hors d’oeuvres and
refreshments will be available.  Everyone is invited to attend!
July 26
LifeSong will be in concert at Pinetta First United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be received during the concert. For more information, please call (850) 973-0665.
July 26
The MCHS Cowboy’s Football Golf Shootout will be held Saturday, July 26, at Madison Golf and Country Club, starting at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $200 per group or $50 per player and includes green and cart fees and lunch; fees are due by July 23. For more information or questions, contact Coach Ben White at (904) 290- 0413, (850) 973-5779 or
August 5
Divine Events, 5806 N.E. Colin Kelly Hwy., is hosting a free CLA Estate Planning Workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m., providing valuable information for seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately. CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Seating is limited; please call 1-866-252-8721 to confirm your attendance. We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices. For more information, contact Beth Morphis, Data Research
Assistant 903-567-2400 ext. 110.
August 9
It’s time again for the annual “Back to School – Stay In School Explosion” at the NFCC Fitness Center, Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Sponsored by the Madison Prevention Coalition and its community partners, the Madison County Department of Health and Tobacco Free Madison, “Back to School – Stay in School” is a fun community event that brings business leaders, public officials, churches and community volunteers together to make sure Madison County school children get the resources they need to succeed in school.  Parents or guardians are encouraged to bring their children to receive free school supplies.  Registration is required at the door, and supplies are limited, but they will given away while they last, along with free food and entertainment for a fun and festive atmosphere (to give you an idea of how many people attended last year’s event, volunteers grilled and gave away nearly 2000 hot dogs). There will also be information booths with everything parents need to know about getting their children ready for the 2014-2015 school year. For business and community leaders who would like to help with monetary donation, school supplies or food, checks can be made out to “HPPI – Madison” and all donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce, 248 Range Avenue. All sponsors and donors will be recognized in a media release/newspaper story following the event. For more information, including finding out how you can volunteer and participate in the event, contact Jerome Wyche at (850) 464-0196 or Lamar Tookes at (850) 673-9116.
August 17
Thursday, August 21, MAT & FRAME WORKSHOP, hosted by Branford Camera Club members, with special guest from HARMON’S PHOTO LABS in Gainesville. This workshop will be held at the Hatch Park Community Center and is designed to improve our presentation skills in preparation for our Fall Photo Show in October.  Participation in both the workshop and the Fall Photo Show are open to the public, so let one of the members listed below know if you’d like a to participate in either event: Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, (386) 935-2044; Rob Wolfe, Publicity Chair, (386) 362-6771; Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, (386) 623-011; Gary Kueppers, Technical Consultant, (386) 362-6957; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, (386) 935-1382. The Branford Camera Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, with an occasional exception, for the purpose of sharing, learning, and enjoying all things photographic. We are an eclectic group with experiences ranging from complete novice to consummate professional. The only requirement for membership is a keen interest in photography; there are no membership fees. Please join us. Visit our Facebook page at Branford Camera Club.
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