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04/06/19
 -04/23/19
Making Alabama - A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit.

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04/11/19
 -07/11/19
Monroeville Market Days and Farmers Market

Monroeville’s annual Outdoor Farmer’s Market will host its seasonal Grand Opening Thursday, April 4th on the downtown square from 8am-1pm.   The market will celebrate the Monroe County Public Schools Wellness Program Fun Run/Farmers Market/ Farm2School Lunch partnership with the State of Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority April 26th, 9:30 am.  at the Monroe County High School track. It’s a great opportunity for students to understand the importance of sustainable gardens for healthy living.
Each Thursday the Outdoor Farmer’s Market will provide fresh, nutritional, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and herbs to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities locally in the state of Alabama. We all stand to benefit from a generation of young children who start out in life with good nutrition and a healthier senior population. Our Farmers Market offers the region’s best honey, eggs, baked goods, vinegars, juices, and jams. Last year the approved seafood provided variety to the market. This year the Market Manager is excited to announce grass fed organic beef from an approved farm.
Vendors must obtain a grower’s permit from the Monroe County Extension Office location                            334 Agriculture Drive by appointment with Mrs. Ethel Stanley 251-575-3477.
Participants can receive certification to accept senior food assistance vouchers at HYPERLINK “http://www.fma.alabama.gov. Vendors are should have their certificate with them when they apply for a vendor certificate at the Extension. The City of Monroeville vendors license Fee is $25.00. For compliance all participants (Farmers and Bakers) must file with the City of Monroeville City Hall Office located at 125 East Claiborne Street between the hours of 8am-4pm (M-F). They accept cash, check, or credit card.
Home style bakers must also obtain a certificate at the Extension. “All vendors must comply with the Alabama Cottage Food Law and courses are available at HYPERLINK “http:// www.aces.edu.com” .
The City of Monroeville and it’s partnerships will host  Monroeville Market Days the first Saturday of every month .  Arts and craft vendors, local businesses can participate along with our State of Alabama Certified Farmer’s Market 8am-2pm located on the historic square.  Our first Saturday date will be May 5th. Fees are $25. Businesses with a Federal ID must pay a business license fee through City Hall. All participant applications must be approved. Participants are responsible for their own set up including  10x10 tent, 6-8 ft. table and chairs with signage. Fee must be paid by check, cash or credit card to City of Monroeville. Application forms are available at City Hall. We are looking forward to its success. This is an opportunity to revitalize our downtown square while generating business for local restaurants and merchants.
The City of Monroeville values our partnerships: Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Economic Development Authority, The Monroe County Heritage Museum, Monroeville Mainstreet,  Monroe County Extension,and the Alabama Farmers Market Authority.Monroeville’s annual Outdoor Farmer’s Market will host its seasonal Grand Opening Thursday, April 4th on the downtown square from 8am-1pm.   The market will celebrate the Monroe County Public Schools Wellness Program Fun Run/Farmers Market/ Farm2School Lunch partnership with the State of Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority April 26th, 9:30 am.  at the Monroe County High School track. It’s a great opportunity for students to understand the importance of sustainable gardens for healthy living.
Each Thursday the Outdoor Farmer’s Market will provide fresh, nutritional, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and herbs to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities locally in the state of Alabama. We all stand to benefit from a generation of young children who start out in life with good nutrition and a healthier senior population. Our Farmers Market offers the region’s best honey, eggs, baked goods, vinegars, juices, and jams. Last year the approved seafood provided variety to the market. This year the Market Manager is excited to announce grass fed organic beef from an approved farm.
Vendors must obtain a grower’s permit from the Monroe County Extension Office location                            334 Agriculture Drive by appointment with Mrs. Ethel Stanley 251-575-3477.
Participants can receive certification to accept senior food assistance vouchers at HYPERLINK “http://www.fma.alabama.gov. Vendors are should have their certificate with them when they apply for a vendor certificate at the Extension. The City of Monroeville vendors license Fee is $25.00. For compliance all participants (Farmers and Bakers) must file with the City of Monroeville City Hall Office located at 125 East Claiborne Street between the hours of 8am-4pm (M-F). They accept cash, check, or credit card.
Home style bakers must also obtain a certificate at the Extension. “All vendors must comply with the Alabama Cottage Food Law and courses are available at HYPERLINK “http:// www.aces.edu.com” .
The City of Monroeville and it’s partnerships will host  Monroeville Market Days the first Saturday of every month .  Arts and craft vendors, local businesses can participate along with our State of Alabama Certified Farmer’s Market 8am-2pm located on the historic square.  Our first Saturday date will be May 5th. Fees are $25. Businesses with a Federal ID must pay a business license fee through City Hall. All participant applications must be approved. Participants are responsible for their own set up including  10x10 tent, 6-8 ft. table and chairs with signage. Fee must be paid by check, cash or credit card to City of Monroeville. Application forms are available at City Hall. We are looking forward to its success. This is an opportunity to revitalize our downtown square while generating business for local restaurants and merchants.
The City of Monroeville values our partnerships: Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Economic Development Authority, The Monroe County Heritage Museum, Monroeville Mainstreet,  Monroe County Extension,and the Alabama Farmers Market Authority.Monroeville’s annual Outdoor Farmer’s Market will host its seasonal Grand Opening Thursday, April 4th on the downtown square from 8am-1pm.   The market will celebrate the Monroe County Public Schools Wellness Program Fun Run/Farmers Market/ Farm2School Lunch partnership with the State of Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority April 26th, 9:30 am.  at the Monroe County High School track. It’s a great opportunity for students to understand the importance of sustainable gardens for healthy living.
Each Thursday the Outdoor Farmer’s Market will provide fresh, nutritional, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and herbs to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities locally in the state of Alabama. We all stand to benefit from a generation of young children who start out in life with good nutrition and a healthier senior population. Our Farmers Market offers the region’s best honey, eggs, baked goods, vinegars, juices, and jams. Last year the approved seafood provided variety to the market. This year the Market Manager is excited to announce grass fed organic beef from an approved farm.
Vendors must obtain a grower’s permit from the Monroe County Extension Office location                            334 Agriculture Drive by appointment with Mrs. Ethel Stanley 251-575-3477.
Participants can receive certification to accept senior food assistance vouchers at HYPERLINK “http://www.fma.alabama.gov. Vendors are should have their certificate with them when they apply for a vendor certificate at the Extension. The City of Monroeville vendors license Fee is $25.00. For compliance all participants (Farmers and Bakers) must file with the City of Monroeville City Hall Office located at 125 East Claiborne Street between the hours of 8am-4pm (M-F). They accept cash, check, or credit card.
Home style bakers must also obtain a certificate at the Extension. “All vendors must comply with the Alabama Cottage Food Law and courses are available at HYPERLINK “http:// www.aces.edu.com” .
The City of Monroeville and it’s partnerships will host  Monroeville Market Days the first Saturday of every month .  Arts and craft vendors, local businesses can participate along with our State of Alabama Certified Farmer’s Market 8am-2pm located on the historic square.  Our first Saturday date will be May 5th. Fees are $25. Businesses with a Federal ID must pay a business license fee through City Hall. All participant applications must be approved. Participants are responsible for their own set up including  10x10 tent, 6-8 ft. table and chairs with signage. Fee must be paid by check, cash or credit card to City of Monroeville. Application forms are available at City Hall. We are looking forward to its success. This is an opportunity to revitalize our downtown square while generating business for local restaurants and merchants.
The City of Monroeville values our partnerships: Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Economic Development Authority, The Monroe County Heritage Museum, Monroeville Mainstreet,  Monroe County Extension,and the Alabama Farmers Market Authority.Monroeville’s annual Outdoor Farmer’s Market will host its seasonal Grand Opening Thursday, April 4th on the downtown square from 8am-1pm.   The market will celebrate the Monroe County Public Schools Wellness Program Fun Run/Farmers Market/ Farm2School Lunch partnership with the State of Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority April 26th, 9:30 am.  at the Monroe County High School track. It’s a great opportunity for students to understand the importance of sustainable gardens for healthy living.
Each Thursday the Outdoor Farmer’s Market will provide fresh, nutritional, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and herbs to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities locally in the state of Alabama. We all stand to benefit from a generation of young children who start out in life with good nutrition and a healthier senior population. Our Farmers Market offers the region’s best honey, eggs, baked goods, vinegars, juices, and jams. Last year the approved seafood provided variety to the market. This year the Market Manager is excited to announce grass fed organic beef from an approved farm.
Vendors must obtain a grower’s permit from the Monroe County Extension Office location                            334 Agriculture Drive by appointment with Mrs. Ethel Stanley 251-575-3477.
Participants can receive certification to accept senior food assistance vouchers at HYPERLINK “http://www.fma.alabama.gov. Vendors are should have their certificate with them when they apply for a vendor certificate at the Extension. The City of Monroeville vendors license Fee is $25.00. For compliance all participants (Farmers and Bakers) must file with the City of Monroeville City Hall Office located at 125 East Claiborne Street between the hours of 8am-4pm (M-F). They accept cash, check, or credit card.
Home style bakers must also obtain a certificate at the Extension. “All vendors must comply with the Alabama Cottage Food Law and courses are available at HYPERLINK “http:// www.aces.edu.com” .
The City of Monroeville and it’s partnerships will host  Monroeville Market Days the first Saturday of every month .  Arts and craft vendors, local businesses can participate along with our State of Alabama Certified Farmer’s Market 8am-2pm located on the historic square.  Our first Saturday date will be May 5th. Fees are $25. Businesses with a Federal ID must pay a business license fee through City Hall. All participant applications must be approved. Participants are responsible for their own set up including  10x10 tent, 6-8 ft. table and chairs with signage. Fee must be paid by check, cash or credit card to City of Monroeville. Application forms are available at City Hall. We are looking forward to its success. This is an opportunity to revitalize our downtown square while generating business for local restaurants and merchants.
The City of Monroeville values our partnerships: Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Economic Development Authority, The Monroe County Heritage Museum, Monroeville Mainstreet,  Monroe County Extension,and the Alabama Farmers Market Authority.
 

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04/12/19
 -05/18/19
29th Season of To Kill a Mockingbird

Join us in Monroeville for this critically acclaimed production by The Mockingbird Company of Christopher Sergel's play, "To Kill A Mockingbird."  Directed this season by Founding Director Kathy McCoy and celebrating 29 years of the production in Monroeville, Alabama, hometown of Nelle Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tokillamockingbird.com.  All performances Friday and Saturday's.  Come early, tour the town, stay, shop, eat and enjoy the small town atmosphere of Monroeville and its historic downtown square.  

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04/20/19
April Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Monroeville

Every Saturday in April, walking tours will be given of historic downtown Monroeville. Meet on the steps of the Monroe County Museum at  10am. The tours will last approximately one hour. 

04/20/19
Monroeville's EGGnormous Easter Egg Hunt

 
NEW THIS YEAR!  The City of Monroeville celebrates our babies, bunnies and bouquets Saturday,             April 20th at  Veterans Memorial Park.  “The Monroeville EGGnormous Easter Egg Hunt!” starts promptly  11 am.  Children are requested to bring their own Easter baskets, line up at the municipal pool parking lot wearing their Sunday best! VF Outlet’s “Whisker-B-Hoppin”  will lead the musical Bunny Hop parade as children follow wearing a  decorated bonnet and bouquet or top hat and painted cane. The more creative the better!  We will issue prizes for the wackiest hat, and wackiest bouquet/cane combo -add flowers, birds, chicks and bunnies! Even tulle, mesh ribbon & paint for hints!
The EGGnormous Easter Egg Hunt will have three flights. Ages 3 and under   (12:15- 12:30)                     Ages 4-7    (1:15-1:30pm) and Ages 7-12 (2:15-2:30) collectors of the golden Lindt Bunny will receive a special prize for each flight!
Older children ages 12-14 can participate in a traditional Easter Egg Roll promptly at   1pm. The Easter Egg Roll is a race where children push an egg through the grass with a long handled wooden spoon                                         ( 3 minute timed race.)  Participants are required to bring a decorated hardboiled egg with their name on it, along with a wooden spoon to join in!
All the local community churches are asked to Contact Special Events Coordinator for plastic egg/ candy donations as well as participation  251-923-7470/ Email dweinbrenner@hotmail.com  Deadline April 1st.  
Free pictures with Vanity Fair Outlet’s “Whisker-B-Hoppin” will be available under the pavilion. Parents  bring their cameras!
“There will be face Painting, and rubber ducky scavenger hunts and jellybean counting fun. Enjoy the hunt!”
Parents are asked to bring lawn chairs, blankets and shaded tents to enjoy the day located outside the coned off hunt area.
Arts and Craft Vendors are welcome to set up their tent displays for $25 event fee. Forms are available at Monroeville City Hall 125 East Claiborne Street during normal operational hours                                (Monday- Friday 8 am- 4:30pm.) City Hall 251- 575-5505 
 

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04/22/19
Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a FREE networking event for chamber members held at the Prop & Gavel which includes good food, drinks and an opportunity to connect with local business professionals.  Space is limited. Contact the chamber office ASAP if you would like to attend the event. Email the chamber at director@monroecountyal.com or call 251-743-2879.  Sponsored by Steele Law, LLC and Monroe Sausage. 

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04/23/19
McMillan Law Office Ribbon Cutting

McMillan Law Office will have a ribbon cutting on April 23 at 2:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend the ceremony. 

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04/25/19
 -04/26/19
The Alabama Writers Symposium

Join us for the Alabama Writers Symposium, celebrating 22 years in Monroeville, the Literary Capital of Alabama. Two days of author readings, book talks, poetry, and more kick off on Thursday, April 25 in the Old Monroe County Courthouse and stay late for a showing of Big Fish with Harper Lee Award winner Daniel Wallace. Other featured authors include Truman Capote Prize winner B.J. Hollars, Eugene Current-Garcia Award winner Dr. Christopher Metress, Tina Braziel, Lauren K. Denton, Frye Gaillard, Ashley M. Jones, Philip Shirley, and Lila Quintero Weaver. All general sessions and workshops, plus the showing of Big Fish are free and open to the public. For more information and for tickets for the Thursday evening Fish Fry and Friday Author Awards Luncheon, please visit www.coastalalabama.edu/aws .

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04/25/19
Publishing Worship

The Monroe County Public Library will host Mrs. Angela Broyles from Bluewater Publications.  Mrs. Broyles is one of the guest that will be presenting on behalf of The 22nd Annual Alabama Writers Symposium. 

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04/25/19
Kerry Madden - Lunsford Children's Literature: speaker and author

The Monroe County Public Library will host Mrs. Kerry Madden - Lunsford.  She is one of the guest speakers and authors that will be presenting on behalf of The 22nd Annual Alabama Writers Symposium.  Her venue is children's literature:  Ernestine's Milky Way.

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04/26/19
Literary Capital Writers Trail Unveiling

Literary Capital Writers Trail Unveiling

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04/27/19
April Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Monroeville

Every Saturday in April, walking tours will be given of historic downtown Monroeville. Meet on the steps of the Monroe County Museum at  10am. The tours will last approximately one hour. 

04/27/19
City of Monroeville Spring Clean- Up

The Annual City of Monroeville Spring Clean-Up Day sponsored by Alabama PALS and Republic Waste Services will be held Saturday, April 27th, 8:00am. New this year, the program will include collecting glass bottle containers.  Local civic groups- Kiwanis, Rotary and Civitan will join multiple school clubs participating together at the Monroeville Fire and Rescue Squad 1 located on          East Claiborne Street across from City Hall. Donuts and coffee will be served while waiting to be issued gloves, grabbers, trash bags and an assigned area to pick up trash along our streets and local downtown Historic Square. The Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber Youth Ambassadors, Coastal Alabama Community College SGA, City of Monroeville  Ambassadors, Monroeville           Girl Scouts  and Key Clubs are ready to obtain their volunteer service hours. Last year Monroeville had 89 participants and collected 73 bags of debris. If you are an organization that wishes to participate contact Dawn Brewton 251-923-7470 Special Events Coordinator and /or Will Booker, Monroeville Fire and Rescue Coordinator  251-575-2084.
 

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04/27/19
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign sponsored by the City of Monroeville and the Monroe County Anti- Drinking and Drug Coalition will be on the same day Saturday, April 27th 10:00am-2pm. This program is a great way for citizens to review medicine cabinet inventory, turning in any unwanted or expired medications, keeping them out of the hands of children and local waterways. Last year the DEA collected 92 pounds from Monroeville’s spring collection sites. Drop off locations include the City of Monroeville Police Department located at 49 South Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Monroe Drugs located at 360 South Alabama Avenue, Wal-mart 3371 South Alabama Avenue. The Monroe County Drug Coalition will be in attendance along with Monroeville Police officers. New additional site locations this year throughout Monroe County include Beatrice location 48 Robbins Street (9am-Noon), Frisco City 4165 Bowden Street (9am-Noon.)  Excel Location 3199 Hwy 136 West (9am-Noon.)

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04/27/19
20th Annual Mockingbird Classic 5K

The YMCA is partnering with the Tunnel Springs Rail Trail for the 20th Annual Mockingbird Classic 5K will be held on April 27th at 8 AM at the Tunnel Springs Rail Trail. Registration is $25 before April 26th, on race day it will be $35. You can register at the YMCA or download the application online at http://monroevilleareaymca.org/main/annual-mockingbird-classic/ . Each participant will get a t-shirt, and the top performers will be recognized after the event. 

Directions to the race are as follows: 
Nettles Rd. Peterman, AL 36471
Starting from the Monroeville Courthouse, head north on North Alabama Ave. (AL 21/AL 41/ AL 47)
Turn right onto Pineville Rd (AL 21/AL 47) 10miles
Turn right onto Nettles Road

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