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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Elmore Community Hospital

500 Hospital Drive, Wetumpka

July 14, 2015

12:30 PM

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Crater Crawl 2015 INFORMATION
RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
5 k & Glow in the Dark Fun Run
Gold Star Park (Behind City Admin Building), Wetumpka

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE TO ATTEND OUR APRIL CRATER CRAWL THAT WAS RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER, WE ALREADY HAVE YOUR INFORMATION. THANK YOU!
 
Click Below to Register Online:Crater Crawl Registration Form
Scroll down to bottom of page to print a mail-in registration form.Crater Crawl Facebook Event page for up to the minute information:

Crater Crawl 5k and Glow-In-the-Dark Fun Run
Friday, July 17th behind Wetumpka City Administration Building

5:00 PM On-site Registration and Packet pick-up
7:15 PM 5k Race Start
8:00 PM Fun Run Start
8:15 Awards

$20 5k Registered by July 6th Includes t-shirt
$25 Late and On-site Registrations
$15 Fun Run Registered by July 6th Includes t-shirt
$20 Late and On-site registrations
$10 Fun Run (Option no T-shirt)

Early packet pick-up will be available at the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce 110 East Bridge Street,

July 15-16th ONLY from 9-11 am and 3-5 pm.

Awards will be given for most creative Glow-In-the-Dark participant
DJ Sweet P and Big Papa will be playing music
Be sure to wear your glow sticks!

The course will begin along the Wetumpka River Walk in Gold Star Park and wind through downtown, crossing the scenic Bibb Graves Bridge at Sunset.

For More Information and Mail-in Registration Forms, Visithttp://www.wetumpkachamber.com/Craterfest.html

Here is this year's Cratercrawl 5k route. Please be sure to confirm prior to run and watch for pointer signs along route in case of any modifications. Water station will be at the only major road crossing in front of First Baptist Church at W Bridge Street & Alabama Street.


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Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Quarterly Luncheon

Thursday, August 13, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wetumpka Civic Center

400 S. Main Street, Wetumpka, AL

Register Online:

 http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nv9iegjab&oeidk=a07eb7pxtik52fb584a


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When:   Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM CDT
 (Vendor Only Setup 12 pm - 2:30 pm)

Where:   Wetumpka Civic Center 
410 South Main Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092  

 
Driving Directions 
Contact:   Jamie Young 
Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce
334-567-4811
jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org 

 

 Join us for the 2015 WACC Business EXPO

Presented by

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

 

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

 

Wetumpka Civic Center

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Free to attendees

(Vendor Booth Setup - Noon - 2:30 pm)

 

$50 Booth Space for WACC Members

$100 Booth Space for Non-Members

$25 for Electric (limited)

 
 
 

If you would like to pay online for your booth fee, please click on this link.


Deadline for  EXPO participants is Friday, August 28th, 2015.



 

FARMERS MARKETS AND FLEA MARKETS

Santuck Flea Market

7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

OPEN: July 4, August 1, Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5,  2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

imports, food, and more.

The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

Prices: Free admission, free parking available

Phone: 334-567-7400
Link:
Santuck Flea Market

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TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANNUAL FARMER''S MARKET

5375 US Hwy 231, Wetumpka (Across from McDonald's)

Opening May 30, 2015 through Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2015

7 AM - Noon

Locally Grown Produce, Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Pickles, Jams, Jellies,

Boiled Peanuts, Plants & Locally-Made Soap

Farmers are allowed to vend their produce at no cost as part of the  Church's Community Outreach Program.

Click Here for more Information.


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Inviting all Artisans, Crafters, Designers & Food Producers

 to

Wetumpka's

 Artisan Crafter Farmer's Market
Every Saturday, 8 AM - Noon
 In Heady Soaps' Parking Lot
2872 US Hwy 231
No Charge for vendor space
Contact Lisa Wright (334) 478-3815 for Details & to reserve your space
Support Local Industry!


Local Area Flea Markets

ELMORE FLEA MARKET - - FRI-SUN

Bargain Place Flea Market. Highway 143 & 14. Off I-65 exit 186 go 6 miles North at the RR Overpass. Ample parking. Market opens at 9am and runs until dark. 50 inside dealers. An everything goes market. Lots of merchandise here, new & used, collectibles, primitives, crafts, tools, toys, advertising items. Food concessions, restrooms, h/a. Inside and outside and some covered spaces. Overnight camping available. c/p Marty Greer. (334) 514-0336 or 567-7731.

MILLBROOK FLEA MARKET - - SAT & SUN

Bonanza Farmers & Flea Market. I-65 North, exit 179. Ample parking. Lots of flea market merchandise, plus antiques, collectibles, furniture, country and farm items and locally made crafts. Food available, restrooms, h/a. Inside and outside space available from $5 inside and $3 outside. ample parking. c/p Mrs. Chris Norris, Box 485. 36054. (334) 285-5145.

MONTGOMERY - - MONTHLY

Montgomery Flea Market and Arts & Crafts Shows. Alcazar Shrine Temple. Ample parking. Seasonal market held on last Saturday of each month April through September. Antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, decorator items, lots of quality crafts. Food available, restrooms, h/a. (334) 279-9174.

MONTGOMERY - - FRI, SAT & SUN

Montgomery's Gigantic Indoor Flea Market. 2270 E. South Blvd, one block west of Wal Mart. New market, opened in 1999. Friday's 12 to 6 pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 6 pm. Free adm, antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, used merchandise, approx 200 dealers. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a, ample parking. Space from $10. per day. c/p Barbara Butler, 2270 E. South Blvd, 36116. (334) 286-5005. Fax: (334) 281-2404.

PRATTVILLE - - DAILY

T & G's Flea and Antique Mall. 742 E. Main Street. From Montgomery, 1-65 North to Exit 179. Left on Cobbs Ford Road (becomes Main St. about 4 miles on left, just past hwy 31. Indoor, permanent booths. Antiques, collectibles, new & used merchandise. Approx 225 vendors. Space from $1.20 per sq ft. Reservations required. Snack bar, ample parking, handicapped acessible, restrooms. c/p Tina or Gloria, (334) 361-4500. email to thebrocks@bigfoot.com. Open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sunday's 1-5.

WETUMPKA- -  FRI-SUN

Trading Post Flea Market. Highway 14 West. Ample parking. New merchandise, closeouts, surplus, used merchandise, collectibles, crafts, produce, gifts, imports, country, primitives. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a. Space from $5. per day. Campground w/electricity. Auction on Friday nights. (334) 567-7728.

WETUMPKA  - -1ST SAT

Santuck Flea Market. 25 miles north of Montgomery. Route 231 North to Highway 9, then six miles to the irght. Ample parking. New, used merchandise, tools, collectibles, crafts. Snack bar, restrooms. Market open March through December. c/p Jack Johnson, 662 Dexter Road, 36092. (334) 567-7400.

River Parkway Market

146 Alabama River Parkway

Millbrook , Alabama 36054 (view map) 
Phone:(334) 799-1304
Email:peteaudie@yahoo.comWebsite:http://www.parkwayexchange.com/
Hours:

Upcoming Dates:
March 7th, 2015
March 21st, 2015

River Parkway Market

146 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, Alabama

Vendors: Contact Jim Philips at 334-799-9304

MARCH 7, 2015 GRAND OPENING!

River Parkway Market is the NEWEST outdoor Flea Market and is located right here in Central Alabama! Our location is conveniently located in Millbrook, Alabama at Prattville/Millbrook Exit 179.  From Birmingham take a left at the exit and from Montgomery take a right.  River Parkway Market is located 2.1 Miles on the right!

CLICK HERE FOR BOOTH REGISTRATION FORM Looking for a venue for your next event?  Utilize our Market Venue for Weddings, Family re-unions, or any outdoor event!CALL 334.799.9304 FOR DETAILS AND PRICING
Booth Fees

BECOME A VENDOR - REGISTRATION FORM

1 Booth - With Power - $25  - w/o Power $20

2 Booths - With Power - $35  - w/o Power $30

20% Discount for All Pre-Paid Annual Vendors


FARMER"S MARKET MONTGOMERY

May 16- Oct 10

7am-12pm

The Shoppes at Eastchase

Every Saturday. The Market includes local vendors with festivities for the entire family, including several stores and restaurants from the Shoppes at EastChase participating in the events. Shoppers will continue to find unique, local items such as organic meats and milk, goat cheese, natural bath products and hand-made soaps, honey, fruit pastries, birdhouses and nursery plants. Click here for more information.
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The Elmore County Technical Center is hosting an Open House

at our facility located at

800 Kelly Fitzpatrick Drive in Wetumpka

on

Thursday, August 13 from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. 

Please make plans to join us that afternoon to learn more about CTE in Elmore County.

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Craterfest has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 31st, 2015 from  
Noon to 4 pm at Gold Star Park in Wetumpka, AL
Great Music, Arts & Crafts, KidZone, Concessions and More!

Area Events



Wetumpka's River and Blues Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2:00 PM

Free Kidzone, Arts & Crafts, Concessions

Musical Acts

For Vendor Information contact: Tiffany Robinson

City of Wetumpka (334) 567-5147

http://www.riverandblues.net/


Now Open on Weekends

Jasmine Hill Gardens


 

Looking for the perfect local retreat? Jasmine Hill Gardens just announced they will be open every weekend.  Visitors not only have flowers to entice them along the native stone walks of the gardens, but also an extensive collection of statuary, representing some of the finest works of early Greek and Roman artists, that create focal points along the way. Click herefor more information.

                                         


ANNUAL EVENTS

2015 Annual Area Events

 

1/26                       Taste of Elmore County                                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

1/22                       Chamber Board Retreat                                                      Camp Chandler

2/15                       Wetumpka Mardi Gras Parade                                           Downtown Wetumpka

2/20-4/18               Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery Exhibition                       City Admin Building, Wetumpka

2/24                       Chamber Annual Meeting & Reception                              Wetumpka Civic Center

3/5                         Dr. King Crater Lecture                                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

3/7                         Wetumpka Crater Tours                                                     Crater Ridge, Wetumpka

MARCH                City of Wetumpka Arbor Day Ceremony                           Downtown Wetumpka

3/12                       Southeastern Livestock Rodeo                                          Garrett Colliseum Montgomery

3/23-3/27               Spring Break

APRIL                   Heritage Walking Tours at Elmore Co. Museum              Downtown Wetumpka

APRIL                   Farm City                                                                           Extension Office, Wetumpka

4/11                       Millbrook Flora and Fauna Festival                                    Lanark Nature Center, Millbrook

4/18                       WACC CRATERFEST                                                     GoldStar Park, Free

4/18                       Ft. Toulouse French & Indian War Encampment             Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

4/22                       Earth Day Celebrations                                                      Downtown Wetumpka

4/25                       Cancer Society -Relay for Life                                           Wetumpka High School

5/9                         Old Alabama Town Herb Festival                                     Montgomery

APRIL                   Marbury Civil War Living History                                        Marbury, AL

MAY                     National Day of Prayer                                                       Wetumpka Old Courthouse

5/1-5/3                   Coosa River Whitewater Festival                                       Wetumpka, Free

5/2                         Fort Jackson Encampment                                               Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

5/20                       Chamber Quarterly Luncheon                                            Wetumpka Civic Center

MAY                     Leadership Elmore County Graduation                              Location TBA

5/23                       Art on the Lake                                                                   Children’s Harbor, Eclectic

MAY                     Attack on Swayback                                                          Swayback Trail, Wetumpka, Free

MAY                     WACC Membership Appreciation Cookout,                      GoldStarPark, Free

MAY                     Russell Lands Memorial Day Weekend Concert               Lake Martin, AL

5/16                      Elmore Antique Tractor Pull & BBQ Cookoff                     Elmore, AL, Free

6/10                       WACC Retiree Appreciation Luncheon                              Wetumpka Civic Center

JUNE                    Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend             Millbrook, AL

JUNE                    Chamber StoryTelling Night                                                Wetumpka Civic Center

JUNE                    Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Business After Hours            Wind Creek Casino & Hotel              

7/4                         City of Wetumpka Fireworks & Jr Anglers Bass Open     GoldStar Park, Free

JULY                     Millbrook Summerfest                                                        Millbrook, Free

7/18                       City of Wetumpka River & Blues Festival ECCF BBQ Cookoff       GoldStarPark, Free

JULY                     Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony rep. Wetumpka            Wetumpka

JULY                     Southeastern Woodcarving School & Competition           Rumbling Water Studios & Gallery

JULY                     Annual Living in AL Communities Expo @ Capitol           Montgomery

JULY                     Bassmasters                                                                     Gold Star Park, Wetumpka

AUGUST              Wags N Whiskers Bone-a-Fit Auction Humane Soc.       Civic Center, Wetumpka, AL

AUGUST              Edgewood Academy Schoolwide Yardsale                      Edgewood Academy, Elmore

AUGUST              Fort Toulouse – Treaty at Fort Jackson                            Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka

AUGUST              WACC Political Forum                                                      Wetumpka Civic Center

8/14-8/23               Alabama Restaurant Week                                               Statewide

8/14-8/16               Buckmasters Expo                                                           Montgomery Civic Center

AUGUST              Dragon Boat Races                                                           Alabama River, Montgomery

AUGUST              MudMania Race                                                                across from Sports Complex, Wetumpka

8/20                       Summer Quarterly Luncheon                                            Wetumpka Civic Center

SEPT.                   1812 Tennessee Militia Camp                                          Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka

9/1-9/30                 Alabama Antique Trail                                                       Statewide

SEPT                    Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Golf Tournament  Prattville

SEPT.                   Countywide Cleanup Day                                                 Countywide

9/15                       WACC Business Expo                                                     Wetumpka Civic Center

SEPT.                   Bark in the Park    Elmore Co. Humane Society              Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka                              

SEPT.                   Rumbling Waters Bass Tournament                                GoldStarPark, Wetumpka

SEPT                    Zombie Walk downtown Montgomery                              Montgomery

SEPT.                   Elmore Co. Emerg. Mgmnt Safety Preparedness Fair    Lowe’s Wetumpka

SEPT.                   Titus Bluegrass Festival                                                   Titus

10/30 -11/8             Alabama National Fair                                                       Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery

OCT.                     Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee Outdoor Drama                   Tallassee

OCT.                     LPGA Golf Tournament, Prattville                                     Prattville

10/15                     WACC Golf Tournament                                                   Quail Walk Golf Club, Wetumpka

OCT                      War of 1812 Militia Camp                                                  Ft Toulouse, Wetumpka

OCT                      Coosa River Challenge                                                      Wetumpka, Free

OCT                      WHS Homecoming Parade                                              Downtown Wetumpka

OCT                      Color the Town Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk     Wetumpka Civic Center

10/10                     Eclectic Cotton Festival                                                    Eclectic

10/17                     Tallassee Trade Days                                                       Downtown Tallassee

10/24                     Spinners Pumpkin Patch & Arts & Crafts Show              Prattville

OCT                      Wetumpka Scary Movie night                                          GoldStarPark

OCT                      Titus Maze of Terror                                                          Titus Volunteer Fire Dept,AL

10/27                     City of Wetumpka Candywalk                                          Behind City Admin Bldg, Wetumpka

NOV                      Christmas on the Coosa Pageants                                  Civic Center, Wetumpka

11/4-11/8               AL Frontier Days                                                               Fort Toulouse

11/7                       Countywide Cleanup Day                                                 Countywide

11/5                       WACC Fall Quarterly Luncheon                                       Wetumpka Civic Center

11/28                     Iron Bowl                                                                           Auburn

11/13, 11/14          Charis Crafters Craft Show & Tasting Fair                       Wetumpka Civic Center

11/7-11/9               Tallassee Battles for the Armory                                      Tallassee, AL

11/27                     Black Friday Shopping                                                     Wetumpka

11/28                     Small Business Saturday                                                Wetumpka

11/14-12/22           ARRAC Christmas Faire (Arts & Crafts)                         ARRAC Center, Wetumpka

NOV                      Poarch Creek Thanksgiving POW WOW                      Atmore, AL

NOV                      City of Wetumpka Tree Lighting & Nativity                     GoldStarPark

DEC                      COTC Decorations Contest                                            Downtown Wetumpka

DEC                      Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend         Millbrook, AL

DEC                      Prattville Christmas Parade                                            Downtown Prattville

DEC                      Millbrook Christmas Parade                                           Village Green Park, Millbrook

DEC.                     Wetumpka Tree Lighting                                                GoldStar Park, Wetumpka

DEC                      Montgomery Christmas Parade                                     Downtown Montgomery

12/12                     Wetumpka Christmas on the Coosa                          GoldStar Park

12/12                     Eclectic Holidayfest                                                        Downtown Eclectic

DEC                      Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tours                          Montgomery

12/4                       Progressive Nativity & Luminiaria                                  Downtown Wetumpka

12/4                       WACC Downtown Businesses Open House                Downtown Wetumpka

DEC.                     Christmas on the Coosa Ball                                         Civic Center, Wetumpka

12/31                     Wetumpka’s Asteroid Drop & Fireworks                       Elmore Co. Courthouse

 

Santuck Flea Market                                            1st Saturday each month     Santuck, AL

Bluegrass Jam Sessions                                       1st Saturday each month     AL River Region Art Center, Wetumpka

 

Classes



SBA & Square Team Up To Discuss Payment Security For Small Business
Preparing Small Business for the Switch to Chip Card Technology

Join SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Square CEO Jack Dorsey for a free presentation on what small business owners need to know about payment security, including the switch to chip cards and the rise of other new, more secure payment systems, such as Apple Pay.

Please Join Us! Thursday, June 25, 2015  9:30 am – 11:00 am Rokk3r Labs LLC 1680 Michigan Ave., #815 Miami Beach, FL 33139  

An important shift is happening with credit and debit card technology that might impact your business.Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is important for small business owners everywhere.That’s why SBA teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the transition of payment cards with magnetic stripes to chip card technology, also known as “EMV.”

Attendees will learn:

· What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure than magnetic stripe credit cards

· What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for their business

· Preparations small business owners should be making for the new fraud liability rules that will impact merchants beginning Oct. 1, 2015

· How to prepare for the transition not only to EMV technology but also other alternative payment methods that small business will encounter






RUMBLING WATER STUDIOS & GALLERY 2015
WOOD CARVING SEMINAR SCHEDULE

DYLAN GOODSON



July 10th-12th  Southeastern Woodcarving School - Wetumpka, AL
Here is a link to the classes page on my website. www.oldoakenterprises.com/classes.html 
There is more information about each class posted there, including prices,
class descriptions, photos of the class projects and info on how to sign up for the different classes.

Rumbling Water Studios and Gallery

The studio is located at:
295 Wharf Street
Wetumpka, Alabama

Business hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Phone:
Carole Jean Boyd, 334-868-9999
Dylan Goodson, 256-496-6797

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SUMMER CAMPS

 




Expedition Lanark Summer Day Camp


Camp Fees  |  Directions  |  Online Registration  |  Photo Gallery 

SUMMER CAMP CHECKLIST (click here)

SUMMER CAMP TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE (click here)
                                                                 
Expedition Lanark is a full day summer camp that provides hands-on, outdoor educational activities that teach natural resource stewardship, develop leadership skills, and build character.    Camp Descriptions All camp sessions are co-ed and full day, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
Tadpole Camp (Age 5) Session dates: June 8-12  |  July 27-31 (8:30-noon, you may drop off at 7:15)
Is your little one ready for summer camp, but you’re just not sure? Let Tadpole Camp be your child’s first camp experience! This unique ½ day camp designed especially for 5 year olds will introduce your mini-explorer to the outdoors in a safe, hands-on way.  Parent day is Friday so be ready for your own Lanark camp experience! Reserve your child’s spot soon though as space is filling fast. Lunch is provided.
Nature Navigators (Ages 6 & 7) Session dates:
June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19 |
 June 22-26 | July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24 Get ready to experience Alabama’s natural resources hands-on! Campers will learn about water, plants, wildlife and geology while getting down and dirty. Daily activities include but are not limited to fishing, hiking, outdoor games, observing and collecting wildlife, crafts and swimming. Come prepared to get wet because creek explorations are a must in the summer sun.
Trail Blazers (Ages 8 & 9) Session dates:
June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19 | June 22-26 | July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24
Get ready for sand, sun and fun! Campers will enjoy Lanark’s outdoors while fishing, hiking, swimming, and other camper favorite activities. Get wet and dirty in Still Creek while exploring wildlife habitat and competing in the sand castle building competition. Top off your week by making your own ice cream, water wars with our camp counselors and shooting bows and arrows with your friends.
Heritage Explorers  (Ages 10 & 11) Session dates:
June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19 | June 22-26 | July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24 Participants will experience the thrill of nature while learning about conservation and natural resources through hands-on activities. Activities vary each week to captivate repeat campers as well as one-timers. Camper favorites include creek hikes, swimming, fishing, water boat races, outdoor games, animal presentations and archaeological excavation. Get ready for the thrill of unlimited outdoor fun!
High Adventure (Ages 12-15) Learn how to sharpen a knife, build a fire without matches, cook on an open fire, and much more! Go beyond band-aids and learn wilderness first aid from an experienced instructor. We’ll mix in a canoe trip and an overnight campout too! Dinner and breakfast will be provided during the campout and canoe/kayak trip, but bring your own lunch and snacks.

Option A: Cedar Creek - Session dates: June 22-26 | Campout will be at Cedar Creek Lodge in Dallas County directly on Cedar Creek. Take a trip back in time and explore ancient oyster beds while enjoying the wilderness and wildlife.Visit a rookery, lead your own expedition down Cedar Creek and rough it in the great outdoors!
 
Option B: Coosa River - Session dates: July 6-10 | Kayak/canoe down the Coosa and enjoy a camp out at Lanark under the stars. Be one of the lucky few who can say they experienced an ANC adventure at night! Pickup for this session is 9am Friday unless otherwise noted.   Counselors in Training (Ages 12-15) Session dates: June 8-12   |   July 27-31 Learn the ropes of being a camp counselor and have fun too! This program gives youth the opportunity to have a fun week at camp with hands-on learning activities. CIT staff seek to create well-grounded, self-confident campers as programs will expose them to nature through team-building activities. All CITs will shadow a skilled counselor, get certified in CPR and First Aid, and experience a mock interview on Friday!  Boys in Action (BIA) (Boys Ages 10-15) Session dates: July 13-17
Calling all boys! Celebrate what it means to be a boy! If you like to climb trees, carve on sticks, cook outdoors, track animals, sneak through the woods, build forts, or just run, this camp is for you. This week we will explore honor, self-respect, wisdom, and the responsibility that comes with being a boy. We will also give the boys lots of opportunity to be boys. Activities like climbing trees, canoeing and archery will become opportunities to have fun while learning about setting safe and appropriate boundaries for ourselves.   Fishing Fundamentals (Ages 10-15) Session dates: June 15-19 From the tackle to the bait and all the fishing in between, get ready to have some fun catching bass, bream and catfish! Choosing the best bait; learning how to tie a fly; mastering proper casting techniques and taking the “big one” off the hook are part of this adventure. Bring your own tackle and compete in the Friday Fishing Challenge!
  Gross Out Camp Sponsored by Fresh Air Family (Ages 6-9) Session dates: July 27-31 If it's gross we've got it! This award-winning science camp focuses on hands-on biology. Activities include: creek stomping expeditions for macroinvertebrates, meet-a-tree style scientific observation, and creativity such as making your own bird-poop paint (not from birds). Kids will meet live snakes in a reptile program. Learning has never been this much fun! Sponsored by Fresh Air Family.
  NEW CAMP!!! Yak Attack 3-day Mini-Camp (Ages 12-15) Session dates: June 29-July 1 “Yak Attack”, this camp is all about canoeing, kayaking and enjoying the water! Come join us here at ANC during this 3-day mini-camp June 29th-July 1st! Here we will focus on mastering the basics of canoeing and kayaking and will cover everything from water safety to how to react when your canoe goes under! We will top of the camp Wednesday July 1st with a guided trip down Autauga Creek! There is a minimum age limit for this camp of 12 years old and older. Life jackets and paddles will be provided all you need is your swim suit and a sense of adventure! Want your child to enjoy the outdoors the week of July 4th but still want to leave early for your 4th of July vacation?? This is the camp for you! There is limited space for this camp so sign up fast!       Camp Fees    

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  $100.00 $195.00 $195.00 $195.00 $230.00 $200.00 $150.00 $195.00 $195.00 $200.00 $120.00
June 1-5   YES YES YES              
June 8-12 YES YES YES YES     YES        
June 15-19   YES YES YES         YES    
June 22-26   YES YES YES YES            
June 29-July1                     YES
July 6-10   YES YES YES   YES          
July 13-17   YES YES YES       YES      
July 20-24   YES YES YES          
 
   
July 27-31 YES           YES     YES**  

AWF members = $15.00 store credit per child for all camp sessions.
Multiple children = $10.00 discount per child for all camp sessions.
**Multiple children discount does not apply to the GOS camp.
Early registration = $10.00 discount per child for camp sessions booked before May 1.

General Information Camp Facilities Lanark, located in Millbrook, Alabama, (just 10 minutes from Montgomery) contains four distinct destinations: AWF Headquarters, Historic Lanark, Lanark Pavilion, and the Alabama Nature Center.   The Alabama Nature Center (ANC) is a Planned-Use Outdoor Education Facility offering hands-on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities. It encompasses over 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds that are traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails in three distinctive regions: Still Creek Run, Turkey Ridge, and Hilltop Pass.   Drop-Off and Pick-Up Campers should be dropped off at the Lanark Pavilion between 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. and picked up between 3:30 – 4 p.m., unless other arrangements have been made. An Extended Care option is available from 4pm to 6pm for a weekly fee of $40. The AWF office is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, for all other camp needs.   Water Activities Certified lifeguards supervise all swimming activities at the ANC. All campers are required to wear a personal flotation device when canoeing.   Staff Information ANC campers are led by credentialed educators and experienced counselors. Our staff must pass background checks and have taken CPR and First Aid courses.   What to Bring Each camper should bring a daypack containing the following items: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, sneakers (not sandals), socks, aquatic shoes covering the toes, and a change of clothes, labeled with the child’s name. Lunch is provided, but campers should bring their own snacks and drinks each day; however, these items are available for purchase at the ANC Pavilion Outpost (gift shop).   How to Register NOTE: You must register all sessions and children in one transaction to receive discounts.
Pre-registration is required with full payment to guarantee enrollment in the camp session of your choice. But hurry! Space is limited for each session. Those who register before May 1 receive a $10.00 discount per child for all camp sessions.   Cancellation and Refund Policy Less than 2 weeks notice = 50 percent refund



YMCA CAMP CHANDLER, LAKE JORDAN, WETUMPKA, AL

YMCA Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS

REGISTER FOR CAMP

ArcherySCOUTS (5-8 YEAR OLD CAMPERS)

This is an excellent introduction to resident camping. This program is aimed at the needs of younger campers. The program is highly structured with a smaller counselor per camper ratio. Campers participate in many of the same activities as older campers, but are at camp for a much shorter stay. Campers arrive between 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. Campers have two full days of activities and spend two nights. Parents are invited to camp for dinner and closing ceremonies on Tuesday night.

EXPLORERS (7-9 YEAR OLD CAMPERS)

This wonderful program offers a smooth transition from Scouts to Rangers; it is a great introduction to the one-week Ranger session. This three-night program is similar in structure to the Scouts but adds a little more interaction with the older campers. Campers arrive between 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are full of activities. Parents arrive Saturday morning for the parent’s day award ceremony.

ClimbingRANGERS (8-14 YEAR OLD CAMPERS)

Campers may come to camp for one-week or multiple weeks. The Ranger program stresses growth in spirit, mind, and body in a highly structured program. These campers will be introduced to new activities, opportunities and friendships. Each week campers are exposed to an entire spectrum of experiences ranging from individual and quiet devotional times to loud and exuberant group activities.

PIONEERS (13-14 YEAR OLDS)

We offer a special program for our older campers with activities that are geared toward teens. Pioneers will spend their week doing regular camp activities, as well as two out-of-camp day trips like white water canoeing, rappelling, skeet shooting, hiking, or even going to a water park. They will spend a night camping out and having a cookout. They will complete a service project that will benefit the camp. This program represents a great opportunity for personal growth and development, to make new friends, and of course, to have some serious fun!

LIT’S (LEADER IN TRAINING) (15 YEAR OLDS)

YMCA Camp Chandler’s Leader In Training program is a three-week camp for motivated individuals who are ready to work and play hard, and who demonstrate additional responsibility and maturity in accepting the challenges of leadership. Space in this program is limited and not all who apply are accepted. Young people interested should fill out an application online at our website. Once the application has been reviewed, an interview will be set up at camp with the applicant and his or her parents or guardian. After the interview is complete, a full explanation of the program will be presented by the camp director. Cost for this program is equal to a one-week summer camp session.
APPLY TO BE AN LIT

Night ActivitiesS.W.A.T. (SERVANTS WORKING ALL TOGETHER)PRE-COUNSELOR POSITION FOR 16 YEAR OLDS

Newest program in our line of leadership development is the SWAT program for our motivated 16 year olds that wish to train themselves to one day join the camp staff family. SWAT members work along side camp counselors, learning the essential camp skills needed to be a successful role model for our youth and the responsibilities of the Camp Chandler program. This valuable transition between camper and staff member serves our future camp counselors well as they experience a summer of intense personal growth. There is neither cost nor compensation associated with this program. To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit an online application or call the camp office at (334) 229-0035.
APPLY FOR THE SWAT PROGRAM

DAY CAMP (6-12 YEAR OLD CAMPERS)

New for 2015, Camp Chandler will be offering day camp Monday through Friday for select weeks for children ages 6 to 12. Hot lunch, snack, and bus transportation will be provided. Day camp is perfect for first time campers or anyone who wants to participate in some of our famous Camp Chandler activities with our fun-loving Camp Chandler staff.
MORE DETAILS ON DAY CAMP


SUMMER ACTIVITIES



For More Information: www.coosariver.org



  • Wine Tastings
  • Every Friday, 5-7 pm,
    Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
    Catherine's MarketThe tastings are usually well-stocked with tables full of friends, conversation and laughter. The tasting is only $5, and if you purchase a bottle from that night's selections, we'll apply the $5 to your purchase. How cool is that?
  • Yoga on The Green at Russell Crossroads
  • Every Saturday Morning, 7am,
    Memorial Day Weekend through September
    Yoga on The Green at Russell CrossroadsJoin us at 7AM Saturdays during the summer season for Yoga On The Green. The Stables as a back-drop the town green is the perfect place to discover your inner being. Great for beginners and the experienced. It would be a great idea for you to bring your mat and your water bottle.
  • Fridays on the Green
  • Every Friday Evening, 5:30-8pm,
    Memorial Day Weekend through September
    The Town Green at Russell CrossroadsWind your busy week down on the Town Green at Russell Crossroads with live music, lawn games and time with the family and friends! Come join us from 6:30 until 8:30 every Friday .
  • Crossroads Garden Pancake BreakfastsMay 23, July 4, and August 29, 8:00-10:30 amThe Arts Cabin at Russell CrossroadsJoin with your neighbors or friends for a good old fashioned way to kick off a summer Saturday. Pancakes, syrup and juice or coffee, $5 (cash or check please). Benefits the Crossroads Garden.


WETUMPKA SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES



For More Information on Wetumpka Senior Center's Calendar of Events, Click Here:

http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=522

 


                                          

AREA EVENTS

 



 







 

Humane Society of Elmore County Events Click Here



Alabama Bass Trail Events Click Here



Alabama Cooperative Extension System  - Elmore County Extension Activities & Events Click Here


   Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, Millbrook Events Click Here


Wetumpka Depot Players Events Click Here


Millbrook Community Players Events Click Here


Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery Events Click here


Lake Jordan Events Click Here  and Click Here


Russell Lands on Lake Martin Click Here


Venture Outdoors TV Show featuring Wetumpka, AL Click here


Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel & Casino Schedule of Events:

http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Calendar


1-866-WIND-360
100 River Oaks Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092


 


 DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION OFFICE CLOSED ON THURSDAYS

 The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.


 

Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



 

 National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President. (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
758 Karrh Rd
Prattville, AL  36067
334-799-2261

www.NARFE.org 



 



 

Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

 

DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan Presentation  Kick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

 

Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

Development Block Grant

Read the full article here:

                                                                                       

 

SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

 



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ARTWALK WETUMPKA

Artwalk Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.





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    Bass Tournaments

     


     


     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    The Wetumpka Exchange Club Bass Tournament

    Saturday, September 5, 2015

    Labor Day Weekend

    6 AM -2 PM

    Gold Star Park

    1st Place $2,000

    Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456





    View Freshwater Tournaments  Upcoming LAKE JORDAN Tournaments


    TournamentType:Freshwater Fishing
    Drake Barefoot:drake@centralbamabassclub.com
    Phone Number:(334) 451-5815
    Organization:Central Bama Bass Club
    Target Species:Bass (Black)
    Water Body:Jordan
      
    Boat Ramp:Bonner's Point
    Start Date:08/08/2015 4:00 AM CT
    End Date:08/08/2015 12:00 PM CT Weigh-in
    Estimated Number of Boats:40
    Tournament Overview:Bass Tournament Club of weekend anglers
    Web Address:www.centralbamabassclub.com
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