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									                                          President’s letter                          Golf Classic                                    Retail Winners
                                          Chamber President’s letter to the           Chamber members raise money                     Three Homewood businesses are
                                          public.                                     with fun and competition.                       recognized for achievement.
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  November 2009 – January 2010                                                                                                                        www.homewoodchamber.org

  In This Issue
      Chamber of Commerce
                                                     Homewood Holiday Open House
                                                     FOR MOST H OMEWOOD RESIDENTS ,                                                             Participating stores:
      Letter from the Chamber President     p. 2
      Homewood Golf Classic                 p. 3     C HRISTMAS IS A FESTIVE AFFAIR.                                                            a.k.a. Girl Stuff
      Retail Awards                         p. 4         But preparing for Christmas also can be
                                                                                                                                                Alabama Gas Light & Grill
      Ribbon Cuttings                       p. 4     a joyous event. And the Homewood Holiday
      New Chamber Members                   p. 5     Open House is a good way to start. It’s an                                                 Amaryllis Beauty Lounge @
                                                     evening when Homewood merchants put on                                                       Hopson James
      Homewood Education                             their best, open their doors to holiday shop-
      2009-2010 School Calendar             p. 6                                                                                                At Home Furnishings
                                                     pers and kick off the season.
      Homewood Library                                   “This event is something that our commu-                                               Brass Bed Inc.
      Computer Classes                      p. 8     nity looks forward to each year,” said Diane                                               Di Giorgio Out Takes
      Children’s Department                 p. 10    Litsey, chair of the Homewood Chamber’s                    HOMEWOOD
                                                     Downtown Homewood Committee. “It’s a                                                       Collage Designer Consignment
      Teen Calendar                         p. 10
                                                     great date night, a night out with friends, or                                             Four Seasons Antiques,
      Parks and Recreation                           a chance to shop by yourself and take your          Holiday Open House                        Art & Botanicals
      General Information                   p. 11    time visiting Homewood’s eclectic mix of
      Sporting Activities                   p. 12    merchants.”
                                                                                                            Thursday, November 5                Hallman Hill
      Lee Community Center Events                        The Open House is scheduled this year                        5 - 8 p.m.                Harmony Landing
        & Activities                        p. 15    from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 5, and will in-
                                                                                                                                                Jack & Jill Shop
                                                     clude several shops in the Edgewood and
                                                     the 18th Street downtown Homewood ar-                                                      Mary Evelyn
                                                     eas. Stores will be decked out and stocked
                                                     with the hottest gifts, providing shoppers
Birmingham, AL

                                                                                                                                                Monty Stabler Galleries

                                                     opportunities to purchase what’s new.
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                                                         A trolley will transport shoppers between the two locales, as well as to other out-    NeedCo, Inc.
                                                     lying streets where great shops are tucked away, and there’s no charge for the rides.
                                                         “As in the past, we will have a trolley traveling on a loop through Homewood for       O’Henry’s Coffees
                                                     folks to hop on and off as they wish,” Litsey said. “Shops will be open, with food and     Prime Time Treasurers
                                                     drink and a festive, welcoming atmosphere to help everyone get ready for holiday
                                                     entertaining and events.”                                                                  Seibels

                                                         Shops will provide special in-store events and goodies such as door prizes, hors       Shoefly
                                                     d’oeuvres, entrees and wine. And there will be live entertainment from a local high
                                                     school band to add to the festive atmosphere. Maps with participating stores will          Shoezy-Q
                                                     be available at shops.                                                                     Short ‘n Sweet Consignment
                                                         It’s a great way to kick off the season, said Rilla Foley, who owns Harmony
                                                     Landing on 18th Street, pointing to the uniqueness of Homewood’s stores.                   Sikes Children’s Shoes
                                                         “We are a group of specialty shops,” Foley said. “Homewood absolutely has the          Sweet Pea Gift and Garden Shop
                                                     best selection of owner-operated specialty shops that I can think of.” Stores partici-
                                                                                                                                                The Curtain Exchange
                                                     pating in the Open House sell items ranging from art and jewelry to clothes to coffee.
             Homewood, Alabama

                                                         Foley, who has owned her home décor store for 10 years, said locals aren’t the only    The Diamond Dealer
                                                     ones who come out for the Open House. Some shoppers travel hundreds of miles to
                                                                                                                                                The Ruby Begonia
                                                     participate in the event.
                                                         “It’s kind of our celebration for the customers,” she said. “I have people that come   Weddings Etc.
                                                     from Huntsville, Mississippi, Nashville, Mobile and Montgomery every year.”                White Flowers
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                                        Chamber President
                                        Celebrate Homewood!
                                    This is one of my favorite                    increase sales tax revenue.
                                times of the year. Fall means                        Popular former Homewood High School coach
                                football, cooler weather,                         and athletics director Bob Newton was honored with
                                homecoming celebrations                           the well-deserved naming of Bob Newton Field at
                                and preparing for the holi-                       Waldrop Stadium.
                                days. And, Homewood is a                             Homewood neighborhoods are gearing up for holi-
                                great place to be during this                     day celebrations. People come from all over the region
                                time of year. There is much                       to enjoy the seasonal decorations in Homewood neigh-             This is a publication of The Homewood Chamber of
    to celebrate these days in Homewood. For instance:                            borhoods. Homewood High School celebrated home-                  Commerce in conjunction with the City of Homewood.
       Merchants and restaurants are preparing for the an-                        coming in late September, and Samford University                 For information, contact the Chamber at (205) 871-5631,
    nual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Nov. 5. Last                             celebrates homecoming in early November. There’s                 1721 Oxmoor Road.
    year, thousands were in our business districts for this                       nothing like touchdowns and tiaras in the South!
    popular event. Don’t miss it.                                                    The Wright Fine Arts Complex at Samford University            Homewood Chamber of Commerce
       Homewood merchants provide the best gift options                           is now the home performance venue for the Alabama                Officers and Board of Directors
    for your holiday shopping, whatever your shopping bud-                        Ballet and Opera Birmingham. Our community is fortu-
    get. Be sure to shop Homewood this holiday season.                            nate to have both of these regionally-acclaimed groups.          Executive Committee
       New restaurants, offering a variety of culinary op-                        And, our public schools and university also provide great
    tions, are opening in our city.                                               arts opportunities for the community. Check them out.             President
       New businesses are opening in our community.                                  That’s just the tip of the iceberg of all the good             Philip Poole
    You’ll find some of them listed or featured elsewhere in                      things happening in Homewood. So, spread the good
    this issue of Homewood Times.                                                 news. Shop Homewood. Visit Homewood. Enjoy                        Immediate Past President
       The City Council and the Homewood Chamber of                               Homewood. Celebrate Homewood.                                     Rilla Foley
    Commerce are working together on initiatives for eco-
    nomic development and tourism that will enhance our                                     Philip Poole, President                                 Executive Vice President
    business community, highlight our quality of life and                                   Homewood Chamber of Commerce                            John Christopher Batts
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November 2009 - January 2010

Homewood Chamber of Commerce

  Golf Classic
   The annual Homewood Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic brought Chamber mem-
bers to the Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley – Ridge Course Oct. 8 for a day of fun,
networking and friendly competition.
   Brookwood Medical Center was the title sponsor of the four-man scramble event,
which included a putting contest and awards ceremony, complete with barbecue meal.
   Participants competed for awards for first, second and third place finishes and
hole winners, as well as other awards and prizes.
   “The Homewood Chamber of Commerce golf tournament provides an excellent
opportunity for business people in the city to network, said John Christopher Batts,
Homewood branch manager of BB&T Bank. “We had one team that featured bankers
and lawyers as a group, and another had an insurance broker paired with the owner of a
sign company.”
                                                                 Batts said the schedule in-
                                                             cluded plenty of time before
                                                             and after the match to spend
                                                             mixing and mingling on the
                                                             patio of the clubhouse.
                                                                 “I am not aware of any other
                                                             golf event in Homewood that
                                                             promotes the city itself and the
                                                             businesses located here quite as
                                                             much as the Chamber golf tour-
                                                             nament. This was a great event
                                                             for all involved.”
                                                                 Proceeds       from        the
                                                             Homewood Chamber’s largest
                                                             annual event are used to fur-
                                                             ther chamber programs for the
                                                             business community and the
community at large including scholarships for Homewood students.
   Chamber members donate time , funds and items for the tournament to make it a
success. The list of sponsors includes: Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, Jim “N Nick’s
BarBQ, Samford University, Healthcare Financial Services, Johnston, Barton, Proctor
& Rose, Barber’s Dairy, Impact Technology Group, Stem, Agee & Leach, BB&T Bank,
America’s First Federal Credit Union, Charter Business, Hallman Hill and ByteSize,
Inc., Pepsi/Buffalo Rock, Commercial Sign & Graphics, Art Promotional Services,
Birmingham Beverage and Kairos Kafe.
   “What a great event, “ said Cindy Wade, owner of RE/MAX Best Results Realty. “This
was a wonderful opportunity for business people to recreate and meet other business profes-
sionals in our community. Networking always increases your sphere of influence.”
   Many business owners look forward to the opportunities that Chamber events create
and the benefits that come from belonging.
   “Every year Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center helps to sponsor this important fund-
raiser for the Homewood Chamber of Commerce,” said Administrator Helen Combs.
“In today’s economic environ-
ment, we believe it’s especially
important to support others
and be an active local busi-
ness while participating in the
Homewood Chamber’s larg-             This newsletter provides various affordable options
                                     for reaching the entire Homewood Community with
est fundraiser of the year. It’s     your business's message. It is direct mailed to every
a wonderful opportunity to           residence and business in the city of Homewood on a
partner with other companies         quarterly basis. For advertising information, contact:
in Homewood, who value the                                       Lauren Daniel
mission of the chamber and                                       205.978.0725

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  Homewood Businesses Receive
Alabama Retail Association Awards
    Three Homewood chamber businesses received                  Mazer Discount Superstore was recognized
awards at the Alabama Retail Association’s (ARA)             among businesses with sales more than $5 million.
2009 Retailers of the Year luncheon. Shaia’s received a      ARA noted the company’s success and its ability to
gold award, while Mazer Discount Superstore received         adapt to a changing market. Through tough eco-
a silver award and Momma Goldberg’s a bronze.                nomic times, Mazer closed one location and elimi-
    Homewood was the only city in the state to have          nated the building supply side of its third-generation
three winners. In addition to the                                                        family business.
presentation at the luncheon,                                                                In his nomination let-           Hallman Hill
all three were recognized at the                                                         ter, David Fleming, execu-              Margi Ingram Philip Poole, Kent Graeve,
Homewood City Council meet-                                                              tive director of Main Street         Bill Dobbins, Mayor Scott McBrayer,
ing on October 12.                                                                       Birmingham, said Mazer is            Tricia Ford
    Homewood’s oldest retailer,                                                          “recognized for its innova-
Shaia’s received the ARA gold                                                            tion and creativity in order to
award for businesses with an-                                                            save the customer money.”
nual sales from $1 million to                                                                Retailer of the Year
$5 million. The store opened                                                             judges cited the Homewood
in 1922 as a general store, later                                                        and Inverness locations of
evolving to focus on high qual-                                                          Momma Goldberg’s as be-
ity men’s clothing, furnishings and shoes.                   ing “a newer business doing well in a competitive in-
    For the past five years, Shaia’s has been named to       dustry in difficult times.”
Esquire magazine’s “Best of Class” list for men’s stores.       The deli received a bronze award for businesses with
    “The Shaia family has invested their lives in the com-   sales less than $1 million.
munity, and Homewood is fortunate to have not only              Sales at the Homewood store increased last year, de-          Homewood Pharmacy
their business leadership, but their civic dedication,”      spite a sluggish economy. The Inverness store opened                Beetina Long, Wayne Harris, Ali Sproule,
said Tricia Ford, executive director of the Homewood         in July. “They have become a vital part of our com-              Alex Sproule, Amana Ladd, Robert Mills,
Chamber of Commerce.                                         mercial base,” Ford said.                                        Tricia Ford, Paul DeMarco

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            Welcome New Businesses                              Welcome New Members
                                                                Please welcome the latest members to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce.
                                                                All businesses are located in Homewood unless otherwise noted.

                                                                Brandino Brass Co.           DiGiorgio’s Out Takes   Jason Cook               Road Runner Moving
                                                                Buster Brandino              Restaurant              ERA Oxford Realty        Service
                                                                Eric Brandino                Phillip DiGiorgio       612 Montgomery Hwy.      Jim Owens
                                                                2824 Central Ave. Ste.130    2902 18th Street S.     Birmingham, AL 35216     3965 Natchez Dr.
                                                                Homewood, AL 35209           Homewood, AL 35209      979-2335                 Birmingham, AL 35243
                                                                978-8900                     871-9995                                         945-8339
          Papa Murphy’s
             Mark Bryan, Jeff Emerson, Linda Bryan,
                                                                Business Electronics Corp.   Health Insurance        Mike Higginbotham        Valley Tire Company
          Gabriel Rothblatt, John Christopher Batts,
                                                                Terry Chapman                John Mancin             RealtySouth              Mr. Pat Harmon
          Trey Schaefer, Ruth Cicah
                                                                219 Oxmoor Circle            1905 Vestwood Hills     1220 Alford Avenue       190 Oxmoor Road
                                                                Homewood, AL 35209           Court                   Birmingham, AL 35226     Homewood, AL 35209
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                                                                Roofing, LLC                 Brian Conley            Mark Bryan               Jay Carr
                                                                Phil Thompson                600 Lakeshore Parkway   437 Green Springs Hwy.   P.O. Box 2487
                                                                3118 Bellwood Drive,         Homewood, AL 35209      Homewood, AL 35209       Alabaster, AL 35007
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 EDUCATION                                          Homewood City Board Of Education 2009-2010 School Calendar
                                                    Aug 6                          Institute                                                                        Thursday
Homewood Board of Education                         Aug 7                          Teacher Workday                                                                  Friday
BOARD MEMBERS:                                      Aug 10                         First Day for Students                                                           Monday
Dr. Jim Williams, President                         Sept 7                         Labor Day/Schools Closed                                                         Monday
R. Scott Williams, Vice President;
Patti Atkinson, Dr. Eric Fournier, Bruce Limbaugh   Oct 12                         Professional Development/No Students                                             Monday
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES                    Oct 23                         Parent Conferences/No Students                                                   Friday
Third Tuesday of Each Month; 7 p.m. Board Office
 (Unless otherwise posted)                          Nov 11                         Veterans’ Day/Schools Closed                                                     Wednesday
SUPERINTENDENT:                                     Nov 23, 24                     Professional Development/No Students                                             Mon-Tues
Dr. Bill Cleveland                                  Nov 25, 26, 27                 Thanksgiving Holidays/Schools Closed                                             Wed-Fri
#7 Hollywood Blvd.
Homewood, Alabama 35209                             Dec 18                         First Semester Ends – Schools dismiss at 2 p.m.                                  Friday
Telephone: (205) 870-4203 Fax: (205) 877-4544       Dec 21-Jan 1                   Mid-Winter Holidays/Schools Closed
Website: www.homewood.k12.al.us

Schools and Principals                              2010
                                                    Jan 4                          Teacher Workday                                                                  Monday
Dr. Kevin Maddox, (205) 871-9663                    Jan 5                          Schools reopen after holidays                                                    Tuesday
1901 South Lakeshore Drive
                                                    Jan 18                         Martin Luther King Holiday/Schools Closed                                        Monday
Homewood, AL 35209
HOMEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL:                             Feb 15                         Professional Development/No Students                                             Monday
Martin Nalls, (205) 870-0878                        Mar 15-19                      Spring Holidays/Schools Closed                                                   Mon-Fri
395 Mecca Avenue,
Homewood, AL 35209                                                                 Holiday/Schools Closed
                                                    Apr 23                                                                                                          Friday
                                                                                   (Inclement Weather Makeup)
Patricia Simpson, (205) 423-2400                    May 23                         Baccalaureate                                                                    Sunday
901 College Avenue                                  May 24                         Graduation                                                                       Monday
Homewood, AL 35209
                                                    May 26                         Last Day for Students –Schools dismiss at 2 p.m.                                 Wednesday
Carol Lord, (205) 423-2430                          May 27                         Last Day for Teachers                                                            Thursday
213 Hall Avenue
Homewood, AL 35209                                    Note: Make-up day for school closings due to inclement weather may be 4/23.
                                                      First Semester   - 86 days                     APPROVED
Sue Grogan, (205) 871-1113
                                                      Second Semester - 94 days                      Homewood Board of Education
3001 Independence Drive
                                                      Total Student Days 180 days                    February 17, 2009
Homewood, AL 35209
                                                      189 Teacher Days

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Children’s Department Calendar                                                                                 Teen Calendar
November, December, January                                                                                    November 2009                               December 2009
 Contact Ms. Dona at 332-6616 or dhsmith@bham.lib.al.us                                                        LOLs (Lovers of Literature)                 LOLs (Lovers of Literature)
                                                                                                               Middle School Book Club                     Middle School Book Club
Dial-A-Story                                           Story Time                                              Tuesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the    Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Everyday and Anytime                                   Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                               Round Auditorium; Grades 6-8 only           Round Auditorium; Grades 6-8 only
Did you miss Story Time this week or                   November 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24, 25
                                                                                                                  Read Slob by Ellen Potter and join us       Book title to be announced. Contact
want to hear a story before bed? Call                  December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
                                                                                                               to talk about the book, have snacks and     Ms. Heather at hmiller@bham.lib.al.us
332-6617 and enjoy a book read by                      January 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
                                                                                                               do a fun activity! We’ll also be giving     or (205) 332-6621 for more information,
one of our fabulous staff.                             This program is for children of all
                                                                                                               away two copies of the December book        or check out our website at www.home-
                                                                                                               club title.                                 wood.lib.al.us/YA/default.html

Baby & Me                                                                                                      Turkey Shoot Pick-Up                        Block Party
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.                                                                                          Sunday, November 1 – Wednesday,             Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.;
November 5, January 7                                                                                          November 18; Grades 6-12 only               Grades 6-12 only
This program is just for our littlest patrons, age birth to 12 months and their                                   Pick up your turkey and your shot list      Join us after school for our Lego
lap-sit partners. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more infor-                             anytime in the Teen/Adult Department.       building party. We’ll supply the Legos
mation please call 332-6619.                                                                                   Alone or with a team, shoot your turkey     and the theme - you get to imagine and
                                                                                                               with your camera phone or digital           create! Snacks provided.
Two’s Company                                          Babes & Tots Holiday Story                              camera.
                                                                                                                                                           8-Bit Animanga Craft
This program is for tots age 12 to 24                  Time                                                    Turkey Shoot Trophy Day                     Wednesday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m.;
months and a lap-sit partner. Space is                 Thursday, 10:30 a.m.                                    Wednesday, November 18, at 3:30 p.m.;       Grades 6-12 only
limited and reservations are required.                 December 3                                              Grades 6-12 only                               Have a favorite anime or manga
For more information, please call 332-                 This month all the babies and lap-sit                      Bring your Turkey Shoot pictures to      character? Come by the library and
6619.                                                  partners will celebrate the season with                 the library (on disc). Enjoy snacks while   recreate that character in fuse beads! All
                                                       a special story time.                                   we upload all the photos, then vote on      supplies and snacks provided.
                                                                                                               the best ones. The crowd favorites will
Leaps & Bounds                                                                                                 win prizes!                                 January 2010
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                               Twilight Party                              LOLs (Lovers of Literature)
November 6 and 20
January 8, 15 and 29
                                                                                                               Thursday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m.;        Middle School Book Club
                                                                                                               Grades 6-12 only                            Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the
This program uses a book to inspire movement and activity. For ages 2½ to 4
                                                                                                                  Dress as your favorite Twilight or       Round Auditorium; Grades 6-8 only
years and an adult partner. Sorry no younger or older siblings. Space is limited
                                                                                                               other vampire movie character and join      Book title to be announced.
and reservations must be made after 10:00 a.m.. Monday for that week’s pro-
                                                                                                               us to watch a vampire movie. We’ll have        Contact Ms. Heather at hmiller@
gram. Please call 332-6619 for more information or to make reservations.
                                                                                                               snacks, contests and prizes, including      bham.lib.al.us or (205) 332-6621 for more
                                                                                                               movie passes!                               information, or check out our website at
Rhythm & Rhyme Story Time                              Friday Fun Club                                                                                     www.homewood.lib.al.us/YA/default.html
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.                                  This afternoon program is for K5 to
November 12, December 10,                              5th grade students. Sometimes crafts,                                                               Game On!
January 14 and 28                                      sometimes games and always snacks                                                                   Wednesday, January 13 at 3:30 p.m.;
This program will have you singing                     and fun. Space is limited and reserva-                                                              Grades 6-12 only
and shaking your sillies out.                          tions required. Please call 332-6619                                                                Wii away your afternoon with friends,
                                                       for more information.                                                                               Guitar Hero and snacks!

                                                                                                                                                           Wearable Hardware
Holiday Cheer                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m.;
Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           Grades 6-12 only
December 21
                                                                                                                                                              Make a bracelet or necklace using
Take a break from all the holiday hurry and join the Children’s Department
                                                                                                                                                           materials found in a hardware store!
for some cheer. Hear wonderful holiday stories, sing seasonal songs, make a
                                                                                                                                                           All materials, instructions and snacks
special ornament and enjoy holiday refreshments.

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Homewood Parks and Recreation Membership Rates                                                     Lee Center Hours of Operation
                                        Homewood Residents                Non-Residents              Monday – Saturday ..................... 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                     Sunday ........................................ 1 – 6 p.m.
                                        Family           Single           Family     Single
   All-Purpose                          $200             $150             $400       $300          Office Hours – Central Homewood Park
   ** All-Purpose Senior                $55              $30              $100       $60             Monday – Friday                           8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
   Senior Center Only                   $42              $25              $84        $50           Important Phone Numbers
   Dancing                              $10                                          $10             Gym ............................................ 332-6707
   Business                                                                          $110            Weight Room............................... 332-6708
                                                                                                     Office ........................................... 332-6700, 332-6701, 332-6702
   Gym Basketball Only                                   $45                         $90
                                                                                                     Lee Community Center ............... 322-6191
Pool information will be in the next issue for summer.                                               Homewood Senior Center ........... 332-6500
**All Purpose Senior Family (husband and wife) living in the same house who are
  age 55 or over. Children, grandchildren, etc., will need to purchase their own                   Facility Policies and Guest Fees
  membership if living with a senior family.                                                       One (1) guest per member at track and gym; $5 per guest / per visit.
All 14-15 year olds are required to go through orientation prior to using the Weight               All guests must be with the badge holder and exit the facilities with the member.
   Room and Cardio Room at the Homewood Community Center. Contact Mike                             No guests are allowed in the weight or cardio rooms. Must be 14 years of age to use
   Sullivan at 332-6709 or email to set up an appointment.                                            the weight or cardio rooms and the walking track.
*All-Purpose includes gym, weight and cardio rooms, track, basketball and tennis                   Children under age eleven (11) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible per-
  courts, pools.                                                                                      son 16 years of age at all times. Members will accept responsibility for all guest
Business Membership is for gym/weight room only Monday through Friday from 6                          actions and behavior while utilizing park facilities.
  a.m. – 3 p.m.                                                                                    Any abuse of the guest policy by the member will result in suspension of all facility
All memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase. Adding family mem-
   bers after time of purchase will result in an additional fee of $40 per person.                 Any abuse of rules or regulations by the guest may result in permanent expulsion of
   Children under five (5) are not included on memberships but a $10 photo fee is                     that guest from the facilities and suspension of the member’s privileges.
   assessed if you want them to have a picture made.
                                                                                                   Park Rules
Homewood Parks and Recreation                                                                         Any park area should be a place of personal enjoyment and relaxation in addition
Membership Information                                                                             to a place of recreation. In order to fulfill the needs of many different people, poli-
                                                                                                   cies and regulations are set to aid in controlling the use and conduct in the parks to
Proof of residence required to purchase badge. Must present one of the following
                                                                                                   best provide a quality experience for each visitor. All park areas are covered by an
at registration.
                                                                                                   ordinance designed to protect he park atmosphere. In essence, the same laws apply
   1. Lease agreement
                                                                                                   in a park as in any public place or roadway, but several regulations are stressed to
   2. Current utility bill
                                                                                                   cover general park usage. These rules and regulations are designed to help you enjoy
   3. Check imprinted with address
                                                                                                   your parks. Parks close at 11 p.m. unless a special permit is issued by the Parks and
   4. Driver’s license if renewed within three months
                                                                                                   Recreation Board.
Homewood Community Center Hours of Operation                                                         1. No alcoholic beverages. Smoking allowed in Parking lots only.
  Monday – Friday ......................... 5:35 a.m. – 9 p.m.                                       2. Obey speed limits
  Saturday ...................................... 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Weight Room closes at 6 p.m.)     3. Park in designated areas only
  Sunday ........................................ 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.                                    4. Place all litter in trash containers
                                                                                                     5. Clean areas used and leave them orderly
Senior Center Hours of Operation                                                                     6. No firearms permitted
  Monday – Thursday .................... 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                     7. Fire may be built only in grills or barbecue pavilions
  Friday .......................................... 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  Saturday ...................................... 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                  8. Pavilions may be reserved only by obtaining a permit
  Sunday ........................................ Available for rentals                              9. Soccer, softball, baseball fields may be reserved by Homewood teams only
                                                                                                    10. Golfing is not allowed on park property
                                                                                                    11. Obey posted closing times
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                                                                 Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The minimum number of
                                                                 teams is seven, maximum number is 10. Fee includes officials,
                                                                 scorekeepers, trophies and tournaments. Contact Linda Sell-
                                                                 ers at 332-6706 for more information. Team Fees TBA.

                                                                 HIP HOP TEEN/ADULTS
                                                                     Class begins with a 15-minute warm-up followed by easy
                                                                 across-the-floor routines.
                                                                     There’s a new dance each month. All levels are welcome.
                                                                 The class is taught on an intermediate/advanced level but
                                                                 there’s no dance experience required. It’s a great way to sweat
                                                                 and have some fun. Wear sneakers, loose pants and hood-
                                                                 ies, if you feel. Please contact hiphopbham@gmail.com with
                                                                 questions or dial Megan at 205-937-3728. Class meets on Fri-
                                                                 day from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Fee is $40.
    Homewood Soccer Club is dedicated to creating a bal-
anced youth soccer program for residents of Homewood and
is also open to others with payment of a non-resident fee.
There are three levels of play in the soccer program:
• The Patriot Team program is for players age 3 to 7. Teams                                                                        KARATE
  are established in three age groups, U-4, U-6, and U-8.                                                                             Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday at the
  It is intramural so all activities take place at Homewood                                                                        Homewood Community Center from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the
  Soccer Park. It provides an early learning and playing op-                                                                       Auditorium. Registration is $40 and includes karate uniform.
  portunity, introduces basic soccer skills and focuses on                                                                         Monthly tuition is $55 - $65. Classes for children/teenagers
  learning “The Joy of the Game.”                                                                                                  ages 4 and up. Contact Joe Schibanetz @ 966-4244.
• The Red Teams are recreational teams for players age 8
                                                                                                                                   BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE
  and older that offer players the opportunity to learn and
                                                                                                                                       Dance and Cheerleading classes for ages 2.5 – 11 years
  enjoy the game in a reduced competitive environment
                                                                                                                                   old. Please contact us at 945-3094 or dance.birmingham@
  while improving his/her soccer skills.
                                                                                                                                   gmail.com. Classes offered are: Dancenastics ( 5 and up).
• The Blue Teams are select (try out) teams that play at a                                                                         This class will be a combo class of cheerleading, tumbling
  competitive level. Blue teams are available starting at age                                                                      and dancing. Taught by Samford’s Dance Team Captain.
  U-11 up to U-18. The try out period is in early June and       TENNIS - 2010                                                     Ballet and Fairy Tales ( Age: 2.5 – 4 year olds). This class is
  teams play fall and spring.                                                                                                      for the young dancer with little to no dance training. Students
                                                                    At West Homewood Park
    Registration for the spring 2010 season opens January 1,                                                                       will improve coordination, posture, flexibility and concentra-
                                                                    Call for Private & Group Lessons
2010. Each level of play has a deadline for the close of reg-                                                                      tion by practicing the fundamental concepts of ballet. Many
                                                                    Tennis Dave Luesse at 967-5875
istration. Information about all three levels, including dead-                                                                     props are used in this exciting class. Each class will also in-
lines, fees and Club philosophy is available on our web site,       At Central Homewood Park                                       vestigate character development through the study of tradi-
Homewood Soccer.com or call David Putman, Soccer Direc-             Call for Private & Group Lessons                               tional fairy tales and imagination. Primary Dance Technique
tor at 979-8974.                                                    Antonia Nugent at 370-8094                                     – Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo ( Ages 4-5), Jazz-Tap Combo (Ages
                                                                    tootsnug@hotmail                                               6 and up). Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday. Afternoon
WRESTLING                                                           Starting in February                                           and Evening Times (call or email for specific class time). Fee
   Registration begins Sept. 14. Season begins early Novem-         Kids USTA Team Tennis                                          $37.00 per month; Siblings half price.
ber and goes through early February. Information: Tuesdays          Three teams; 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under
and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. for ages 6-13.
   Tournaments at various locations. Resident Fee: $50;
                                                                    Starting March 29
                                                                    Three Adult fun leagues
                                                                                                                                              SPECIAL EVENTS
Non-Residents $100. For additional information, contact             Men’s & Ladies Singles & Mixed Doubles
Linda Sellers at 332-6706.                                                                                                           HOMEWOOD
                                                                    STARTING AUGUST 29
                                                                    Kids Lesson with Rally Ball & 60 ft.                             CHRISTMAS PARADE
YOUTH BASEBALL                                                      Rally Ball age 5 to 10 or 60 ft. age 9 to 13                        Our annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sat-
  For information on Youth Baseball go to their website
                                                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 967-5875                              urday, Dec. 5, 2009. Line-up will begin at 8 a.m. at the
                                                                                                                                     Homewood Library and Central Avenue with parade
                                                                 YOUNG REMBRANDTS                                                    step-off at 9 a.m. sharp. The parade route will begin
GIRLS SOFTBALL                                                                                                                       at the Homewood Library, travel through Downtown
Registration: Jan. 4 – Feb. 14                                   Draw amazing things with Young Rembrandts.
                                                                    We believe that drawing is a skill that can, and should be       Homewood and terminate on Central Avenue at Home-
Fee: $80 Residents; $105 Non-residents                                                                                               wood Park. Downtown Homewood is the best location
Season: March - June                                             learned by all children. Young Rembrandts classes are both
                                                                 fun and educational, and our step-by-step curriculum is de-         to view the parade where a reviewing stand is present.
   With continued support of our parents, the girl’s softball                                                                        We encourage school groups, churches, 14 neighbor-
program will continue to grow and reach its full potential.      veloped to teach fundamental art skills in a nurturing environ-
                                                                 ment that gives children and academic advantage. Our weekly         hood groups, businesses, civic clubs and individuals to
The program is in need of parents willing to volunteer to                                                                            participate on this well attended special event. Awards
coach teams and/or serve on an advisory board. For more          classes are for boys and girls 5 to 12 years of age. Class will
                                                                 be held in Room 100 at the Homewood Community Center.               will be presented for the Best Float, Best Performance
information, contact Linda Sellers at 332-6706.                                                                                      and Best of Show. The Mayor’s Quality of Life Group
                                                                 Enroll anytime—all new lessons each session and each year.
                                                                 Please contact Chris Roberson at 943-1923 for more informa-         Award will also be presented at the viewing stage during
MEN’S FALL ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE                                                                                                   the parade in Downtown Homewood.
   An organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday,          tion or to register.
                                                                    Class meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                For more information, contact Mike Sullivan with
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Homewood Community Center in room                                                                            Homewood parks and Recreation Board at
202. All participants must be 19 years old or older. Games       First session is Oct. 28 through Dec. 16 ( no class Nov. 11 or
                                                                 Nov. 25 ). This a 7-week session for $70. Second session will          (205) 332-6709 or mike.sullivan@homewoodal.org.
will be played at the Homewood Community Center Gym
and Lee Center gym on Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning          be Jan. 6 – March 10, 10 weeks for $100.
November 2009 - January 2010                                              HOMEWOOD T I M E S                                                                                          p13
                                                                                                               SPECIAL INTEREST
                                                                     HOMEWOOD PARK CHRISTMAS CAMP
                                                                     Christmas Camp will be at the Homewood Community Center from Dec. 21t to Dec. 31. Camp hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 6
                                                                       p.m. Registration will be Nov. 9 through Dec. 11. REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO THE FIRST 70 CAMPERS.
                                                                     Homewood Residents: $125/Non-residents $145. Campers will enjoy field trips, board games, sports, arts and crafts and
                                                                       more. For additional information, contact Rusty Holley at 332-6705.

                                                                     DOG OBEDIENCE
                                                                         Howlynn Obedience Training (HOT) is a program that
                                                                     offers various levels of training for dogs and their owners.
                                                                     Whether you wish to compete in obedience events or just
                                                                     want “Snoopy” to “sit” and “stay”, HOT trains you to train
                                                                     your dog using positive reinforcement. Our indoor facility
                                                                     allows for year round training. Classes are for all types of
SURVIVE – SELF DEFENSE                                               dogs: Purebreds and Mixed Breeds.
   Top quality training at its best                                      Puppies may begin training at age 12 weeks after all
   Calling all devoted and committed men and women                   shots have been completed. Shot records will be requested
   Get fit and lose weight !                                         upon registration. Please join us for some howl’n good fun!
   There are classes and seminars for everyone:                      You may contact
   • Close encounters                                                    Lynn at uab444@bellsouth.net or at 879-5968 or 908-
   • Boxing 101                                                      8819. Next class starts Nov. 2 and ends Dec. 7. January class
   • Cardio Kung Fu                                                  starts Jan. 5 and ends Feb. 15.
   • Self-Defense Seminars & Camps
   • Centerline Self-Defense Tactics
                                                                     who is interested in taking class. Aziza can be contacted at     JUMP LITTLE CHILDREN
   • Safety Awareness Seminars
                                                                     879-0701 or www.Azizaofbirmingham.com.                               Painting, singing, squishy fun, ooey, gooey, jump and run!
   • Nutritional Consultation
                                                                        New Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Sessions Begin             Lots of laughter, rain or sun – bring your little bitty one.
   • Customized Weight Management
                                                                     Jan. 12, 13 and 14 and end on Feb. 11                            Come for a morning of painting, songs, finger plays, bubbles,
    All classes will be held at the Homewood Recreation Cen-                                                                          parachute play and more. You and your child are guaranteed
ter Call SURVIVE for times and pricing information 1-877-                                                                             to lots of squishy, gooey, hands of fun. This class is for boys
561-9833                                                                                                                              and girls 18 months to 2 ½ years of age. Class is limited to
                                                                                                                                      12 children and a parent. The class will be held at the Home-
STAY COOL WITH HEAD OVER HEELS                                                                                                        wood Community Center in Room 100.
GYMNASTICS                                                                                                                                Day: Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Gymnastics promotes coordination, flexibility and bal-                                                                                Dates: Nov. 2 – Dec. 14; Jan. 11 – March 1
ance. We teach gymnastics at your child’s individual level in a                                                                           Fee: $55
fun, creative and positive environment, therefore developing                                                                              Please contact Paula Smalley at 942-8064 for additional
self-confidence, a love for fitness and a sense of achievement.                                                                       information or to register for the class.
Skills are taught on the Swing Bar, Balance Beam, Trampo-
line, Springboard, Tumbling apparatus, and other fun props.                                                                           BOOT CAMP
    Classes meet on Thursday. Homewood Residents $80;                                                                                 Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30pm
       and Non-residents $85.                                                                                                         (women only) at Woodland Park.
    Next session is Oct. 15 through Dec. 10 (no class Nov.                                                                                You will need a yoga mat and 5-lb. or 8-lb. weights. Class
       26) The following session will be Jan. 14 – March 4.                                                                           is a total body toning circuit with different forms of cardio.
    Ages 3 -5 meets 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.                                                                                                  With regular attendance and cardio outside of boot camp
    Ages 6 & up meet 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.                              HOMEWOOD AREA BADMINTON                                          you can expect to see weight loss and improvements in body
    For registration call, 981-2720.                                 ASSOCIATION (HABA )                                              tone in 4 – 6 weeks. New sessions start the beginning of
                                                                        Program is at Homewood Community Center and is on-            each month. Boot Camp is $100 for 4 weeks, 2 days a week.
ROSA’S BENCH AEROBICS                                                going on Saturday from 5 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Fee: $10 Member-       ($12.50 a session); $70 for 4 weeks one day a week of Boot
   A total body workout that doesn’t overstress muscle us-           ship. The Homewood Area Badminton Association invites            Camp ($17.50 a session). To sign up send your name, e-mail,
age. Sessions includes: Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Aero-            players for all skill levels to come play Badminton and learn    and phone number to studiofitness1@gmail.com. To reserve
bics, Single, Vertical and Double Step, Exertubes, (rubber           more about the game. Membership in the club is open to           a spot mail check to Studio Fitness LLC, 2900 Central Av-
bands), Free Weight training toning. Versa-bar, calisthenics         anyone. If you are interested in learning more about the club,   enue, Suite 110, Homewood, Alabama 35209. For additional
(abs, inner/outer leg, glutes), Resist-a-ball. Incorporates vari-    please contact Stanley at 685-0278.                              info, call Haley Young at 205-414-3644.
ous fitness levels. Experiences great fun, people and music
atmosphere.. What are you waiting on? Come in and try us             JAZZERCISE                                                       PERSONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
out. Join the fun!                                                      Classes are held at the Homewood Park and Recreation              Personal Training: Jackie Tally, MA Specialty: Women’s
   Day: Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                  Community Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at              Issues in Fitness and Wellness. Homewood Community Cen-
   Dates: Nov. 3, 2009 – Jan. 28, 2010 ( no class: 11/26,            5:30 p.m. You may join at anytime. The one time joining fee      ter weight room. Weekends preferred; other days negotiable.
       12/22, 12/24 )                                                of $35 is waived for members of the HP&R and the monthly         Services: strength, cardio, flexibility training, relaxation
   Fee: First class FREE, Drop-ins $5, monthly sessions              cost is $35. Each 60-minute workout blends dance and muscle      skills, and private dance instruction. Cost: $40 for 50 minute
       (Homewood resident) $22, (Non-Resident) $27.                  toning movements choreographed to today’s hottest music,         sessions. Shorter sessions available. Certifications: American
   Instructor: Rosa Edwards, ACE certified (22+ years                including Top 40, jazz, country, funk, and classics. Our in-     Council on Exercise (ACE); Sara’s City Workout ( SCW), and
       teaching experience)                                          structors make all the routines fun and easy-to-follow. Every    the Cooper Institute. For more information, contact Jackie
                                                                     class includes a gentle warm up, 30-minute aerobic workout,      Tally, 823-1659 or jgtally@aol.com.
BELLY DANCING WITH AZIZA                                             muscle toning and Strengthening segment with weights, and            Personal Training - Royce Head, ACE certified trainer and
   Homewood Community Center Auditorium at 1632 Ox-                  a stretch finale. Because it’s a dance type exercise, you have   owner of Homewood Personal Fitness since 1999, now offer-
moor Rd. To contact Aziza, call 879-0701.                            the option to work at your own pace, making jazzercise an        ing small group weight training sessions at the community
   The registration fee of $60 cash (no personal checks ac-          option for everyone.                                             center weight room for only $10 per session. This is a very
cepted) for each five-week session is paid in full the first night      For additional info, call Jo Ellen Golden at (205) 243-7659   affordable alternative to one on one personal training. Call
of class. Be sure to provide this information to any friend          or Jazzn4Gold@Centurytel.net or www.Jazzercise.com               Royce for appointment at 945-1665.
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HOMEWOOD SENIOR CENTER                                                                                                             Bridge Buddies – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3
                                                                                                                                   p.m. The center provides coffee and drinks and mem-
 Contact the Senior Center at 332-6500 for other dance activities, step aerobics, fiction writing class, Emmett
                                                                                                                                   bers may bring snacks. Tournaments TBA.
McSwain Assistance Fund, massage therapy and much, much more!
                                                                                                                                   Canasta – Thursdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Card Room,
SERVICES FOR SENIORS                                        MS. SENIOR ALABAMA BALL                                                lead by Leonora Fox
Community Grief Support Services – CGSS is a non-           February 2010
                                                                                                                                   Poker – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons in
profit nondenominational organization providing free        Tables seating six for sale for $55.
                                                                                                                                   the Card Room at 1 p.m.
grief education, counseling and support groups. To          Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-Members
register or for additional information, please call 870-    Call 332-6500 for time/location                                        OTHER SENIOR ACTIVITIES
8667. Dr. Trudy Tharpe is the Grief Counselor.              For more information call Karen Guice 205-327-8282
                                                                                                                                   West Homewood Lions meet on Thursday from
Crises In Your Life? – Need a friend to talk to call Gary   MS. SENIOR HOMEWOOD PAGEANT                                            6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Contact Frank Martin at 879-7164
Ray at 470-5532.                                                Anyone interested in being a part of this competition              or Leroy Meacham at 942-0685.
Primetime Express hours are from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – WE       should contact the Homewood Senior Center for an                       Viva Wii Bowling League for Seniors – Practice starts at
NEED VOLUNTEERS.                                            application. The Center number is 332-6500. The Ms.                    12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Increases coordina-
Transportation Schedule: We transport within a 45-          Senior Homewood Pageant is not a beauty pageant.                       tion, balance, and agility. Register at 332-6500 if you
mile radius.                                                (All Seniors are beautiful!). The pageant is a celebra-                are interested in playing or have a team.
Monday - 9 a.m. – Noon; Primetime seminars, banks           tion of today’s senior women. Contestants compete in                   Smart Moves- Instructor Jackie Tally and Helen
and Post Office.                                            evening wear, talent, interview and philosophy of life.                Woods, ACE. Tuesday and Fridays at 9:30AM.
Tuesday - Doctor, Physical Therapy and Dental Ap-           It’s fun to compete; join us and share with others your                FREE. Get in shape the fun way, through dance. Also
pointments                                                  experiences, wisdom and interest.                                      free Friday class through OSCA and Homewood. Call
Wednesday – Doctor and Dental Appointments and                  Everyone has a talent – it could be singing, reciting,             Jackie at 585-2871
Pharmacy                                                    sewing, quilting, knitting, painting, dancing, etc. Prizes
                                                                                                                                   Chair and Stretching Class Mondays at 9 a.m.,
Thursday – Piggly Wiggly                                    include: gift certificates, gifts from local merchants and
                                                                                                                                   Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m..
Friday – Food World                                         a free one year membership to the Homewood Senior
                                                                                                                                   Taught by Kristen Peek. Class is Free.
                                                            Center. For more info: www.mssenioralabama.com.
   This Program is free to all Homewood residents.                                                                                 Bingo – Cost 25 cents plus 10 cents per card. Thursdays
Registration is as easy as picking up the phone and call-   LETS PLAY CARDS                                                        at 7AM until 11:30 a.m., meets in Auditorium. Fridays
ing our office. We need your address, phone numbers,        Contact the Senior Center for any additional card                      at 9 a.m. in the Card Room led by Leonora Fox. The
and who to contact in case of emergency. Let us help        games – 332-6500                                                       Center provides coffee and drinks and members may
you stay independent and live in your home longer.                                                                                 bring snacks.

                                                                                                                 BASKETBALL SEASON IS HERE

                 NORWOODClinic                                                                Men’s Home Schedule
                                                                                            9 - Tennessee Wesleyan
                                                                                            23 - McNeese St.
                                                                                                                                    BUY ONE ADULT
                                                                                                                                                                                   Women’s Home Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                  9 - Montevallo
                                                                                                                                                                                  13 - Jacksonville State
                                                                                                      December                            (at regular price)                      30 - UTC

                    OPHTHALMOLOGY                                                           3 - Elon
                                                                                            5 - UNC Greensboro
                                                                                            12 - Spring Hill
                                                                                                                                     GET ONE FREE!!                               3 - Furman

                                                                                                                                                                                  5 - Wofford
                                                                                            28 - Chicago State
                                                                                                       January                      Offer good for 09-10                                        January

                                          • Cataract and Lens
                                                                                            8 - Tennessee Temple                                                                  2 - Georgia Southern
                                                                                                                                  Samford Men’s & Women’s
                                                                                            14 - College of Charleston                                                            4 - College of Charleston
                                                                                            16 - The Citadel                         Basketball Season.                           18 - Western Carolina
                                             Implants                                       28 - Appalachian St.                                                                  30 - UNC Greensboro
                                                                                            30 - Western Carolina                Redeem at the Samford Athletics Ticket
                                                                                                      February                                                                               February
                                                                                                                                    office in the Pete Hanna Center.              1 - Elon
                                                                                            13 - Wofford

                                          • Refractive Surgery                              20 - UTC
                                                                                            22 - Georgia Southern
                                                                                                                                   For more information, call 726 2050 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                  13 - Davidson
                                                                                                                                                                                  15 - Appalachian St.

                                          • Pediatric Ophthalmology

                                          • General Ophthalmology
                                                                                              Independent Bookstore...Independent Café
               John S. Owen, M.D.
                                                                                                                             The Little Professor           CRAPE MYRTLE’S
                                                                                                                             is a locally owned and          (L.INDICA) CAFE
            Now Accepting New Patients                                                                                       operated independent
                                                                                                                             bookstore in downtown          IN HOMEWOOD AT THE LITTLE
                                                                                                                                                              PROFESSOR BOOK CENTER
                                                                                                                             Homewood, AL. We
                                                                                                                             have been in business
                       (205) 205.6042                                                                                        since 1973.
                                                                                                                                                              - BIRMINGHAM IN SPOT -
                                                                                                                                                             “Best Breakfast” “Best Burger”
                                                                                                                                                           “Best Soup” “Best Sunday Brunch”
                  One Independence Plaza | Suite 700                                                           L I T T L E

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                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Catering
                        Homewood, AL 35209                                                                www.littleprofessorhomewood.com                                     Sunday Brunch
                                                                                                                       870-7461                                       www.cmycafe.com • 879-7891
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                                                                                                   Both Open 7 Days a Week • 2717 18th Street S. • Homewood
November 2009 - January 2010                                  HOMEWOOD T I M E S                                                                                            p15
Homewood Garden – Lunch served daily, sponsored by
O.S.C.A. at the center - Cost $1. Sign up at the front     LEE COMMUNITY CENTER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
desk or we can mail an application. Call 332-6500.       FUN TIME ACTIVITIES is an ongoing program held in                Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm. For info
Meals on Wheels – To have meals delivered to your        the multi-purpose room from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The       call 332-6191.
home on a daily basis call, 592-0423. You must be        program consists of crafts, games, movies, holiday activities,   ROSEDALE CIVIC LEAGUE meets at Lee Center
homebound to receive these services. Many thanks to      and special events assisted by the Parent Committee. A gym       Multipurpose Room on second Thursday of the month from
Banfield Pet Hospitals for donating to the Meals on      membership is required. For more information contact Rosie       6 – 8 p.m.
                                                         Kelly at 332-6182.                                                   Contact: Mary Edwards, President. Information: An or-
Wheels program and furnishing all participants food
for their pets.                                          TABLE TENNIS- Meets at Lee Community Center on an                ganization to assist in the social, physical and environmental
                                                         ongoing basis of daily upon request. Must have gym mem-          needs of the community. For additional information, call,
DANCE LESSONS                                            bership. Information: A program of recreational play among       332-6191.
                                                         two or more participants.                                        CHAIRFLOW class sponsored by St. Vincent’s Hospital the
West Coast Swing Classes – Chris Bailey and Melissa
                                                         CUB SCOUTS #104 – Scouts meet at Lee Community                   Good Health School. A chair exercise designed to stretch and
Foit, World Champions. Every Wednesday from 6:15
                                                         Center on the second Friday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5         strengthen the body for improvement in physical and mental
p.m. for Beginner; 7 p.m. Advanced Beginner and 8
                                                         p.m. Program is for ages 6 – 10 years old. For information:      health. Class meets on Tuesday’s from 11 a.m. – Noon - on-
p.m. -Two Step. Cost $10 per person lesson. Contact      Contact Rosie Kelly at 332-6182. The program is one of fun       going. For additional information call 332-6182.
mellissafot@yahoo.com                                    and excitement with emphasis on basic scouting skills.           HEALTHY LIVING SEMINARS- Group meets at the Lee
Ladies Day Out – Once a month limit 14 per outing        GIRL SCOUTS - TROOP #97 will meet in the multi-pur-              Community Center, third Tuesday of the month at noon. Next
- sign up today. Call 943-0018                           pose room on third Friday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5           meetings will be Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and Jan. 19. It is a
Ballroom Dance – Liz Fowler teaches the basics of        p.m. Open to girls ages 5 to 12. A $10 registration fee with a   monthly series of health topics for senior citizens sponsored
Ballroom Dancing Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. – 7:20       minimum of 5 participants. The calendar of events is coordi-     by ST. VINCENT’S GOOD HEALTH SCHOOL – For ad-
                                                         nated with the North-Central Alabama Council schedule of         ditional information, contact Rosie Kelly at 332-6182.
                                                         events for the year. Contact Rosie Kelly at 332-6182             AEROBICS + at Lee Community Center. Program is ongo-
Line Dancing – Jackie Tally – Monday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
                                                         GAME DAY FOR TEENS at the Lee Community Center,                  ing from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cost $5 per person. Info: jgtally @aol.com.              consists of board, cards and computer games upon request         The fee is $20 monthly or $6 a class. The class is aerobics + ex-
Square Dance Lessons – Shirts and Skirts Square Dance    and is an ongoing daily activity. A gym membership is re-        ercise and having fun doing it. For additional information and
Club will host lessons at The Senior Center on Tuesday   quired. For more information contact Rosie Kelly at 332-         early registration contact Bonita Greathouse at 205-215-7386.
Nights beginning in late February. The first lesson is   6191 or e-mail Rosie at rosie.kelly@homewoodal.org.              ROSEDALE SCHOOL REUNION meets at Lee
free. Call 979-8334 for information.                     The ROSEDALE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                             Community Center second Saturday of the month from
                                                         has been formed to work toward preserving and improv-            7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Contact Frances Jones, 879-1165 or Barbara
                                                         ing the Rosedale Community. The group meets on the third         Pope, 871-4070.

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                                                                                                                      Office: 205-879-8987
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