April Community Calendar and Events
April 3. Watervalley Green Thumb and Garden Club Monthly Meeting. This month’s meeting will be at ten o’clock in the conference room at the Memorial Building. Margie Reynolds will give a short presentation titled, “The Misunderstood Rutabaga: Why it should Turnip in your Garden.” Please bring a dollar to cover refreshments.
April 5. Happy Tails Adoption Day. The Happy Tails Association will be hosting their quarterly stray pet adoption day from nine AM to noon at the recreation hall at Watervalley First Methodist. Show a little love and add a furry friend to your family. Sorry, no exchanges of furry husbands accepted.
April 7. Free Blood Pressure Screenings. The Watervalley Clinic will perform free screenings from five to seven prior to the PTA Meeting at Watervalley Elementary. Parents are advised to leave overactive children with a sitter so that accurate readings can be obtained.
April 10. Church Softball League Organizing Committee Meeting. The Organizing Committee will meet at seven o’clock in the conference room at Watervalley First Presbyterian. The agenda will include a discussion regarding mandatory church attendance for player participation in games. Ha! Good luck with that one. The public is invited.
April 12. Watervalley Line Dance and Bingo Club. The monthly gathering of the LD&BC will be at the Memorial Building starting at 6:30. This month’s door prize is provided by the County Line Market and General Store and includes an assortment of Mepps Aglia Spinners along with other fishing lures. Refreshments available for purchase.
April 15. The Society Book Club Meeting. The April meeting of the SBC will be at the home of Mrs. Marvelle Simpkins. Polly Wilkins will make a presentation titled, “The Politics of Dr. Seuss: An Octogenarian’s Viewpoint.” Polly promises to take her medications and not nod off in mid sentence. It should prove to be an exciting discussion.
April 18. Good Friday Food Drive. Boy Scout Troops 113 and 78 will be going door to door Friday afternoon collecting dry food and canned goods for the Watervalley Community Food Pantry. Please leave donated items at your front door. And please, no candy. Thou shall not tempt.
April 19. Farmer’s Co-op Tree Giveaway. The Tennessee Department of Forestry and the UT Extension Service are again sponsoring a sapling giveaway to be held at the Farmer’s Co-op from eight to noon. Trees including loblolly pine, yellow-poplar, and dogwoods. Limit of five per family.
April 20. Community Easter Egg Hunt. The Watervalley Inter-denominational Church Council will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of the All-Saints Episcopal Church starting at three o’clock. All children ages three to ten are invited to participate. Easter egg collection bags provided by Watervalley Bi-Rite Grocery. Limit, one bag per child.
April 22. Chicks with Sticks Knitting Club. The CSKC will meet at 10:00 in the conference room of the Watervalley Library. This month, Lida Pearl Evans will be providing an instructive demonstration of how to knit colorful lampshade covers.
April 22. Meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA). The BOMA will meet at city hall starting at seven o’clock. This month’s agenda will include a discussion to repeal recently implemented regulations governing the raising of chickens in residential areas. This has been prompted by the lawsuit filed against the city by Sadie Lumpkins regarding the confiscation of her pet chicken, Henny Youngman. Henny remains in the custody of the Watervalley Animal Control department but reportedly has been on a hunger strike for the last week.
April 24. Memorial Day Parade Organizing Committee. The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Watervalley chapter of the Grand Lodge of Free and Associated Masons will be hosting an organizing meeting to plan this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Both organizations include the same four members, but that’s supposed to be a secret. The meeting will be held at the Memorial Building at seven o’clock. The public is invited.
April 29. Dance Recital. The Center Stage Dance Academy and Gymnastics will be hosting their spring recital at the Watervalley Elementary Auditorium at seven o’clock. The theme of the spring recital is “I Believe I Can Fly” with short vignettes from the story, Peter Pan. Celebrated local dancer, Mary Ann Marshall, formerly of the Atlanta Ballet, is now assisting dance instructor Twyla Parker and will be part of the performance. The Peter Pan theme should prove to be greatly entertaining for the men of Watervalley, many of whom have never grown up themselves. Admission is free.
See you next month!