saturday january – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:33:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carfin.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-41-150x150.png saturday january – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ 32 32 ‘Family Vaccination Day’ will be held Saturday in Flint https://carfin.org.uk/family-vaccination-day-will-be-held-saturday-in-flint/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/family-vaccination-day-will-be-held-saturday-in-flint/ FLINT, MI — Free COVID-19 and flu shots will be available at a “Family Vaccination Day” event in Flint this weekend. Hamilton Community Health Network will be hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22. Hamilton Community Health Network pediatrician Shaheen Sheikh said getting your children vaccinated can help them […]]]>

FLINT, MI — Free COVID-19 and flu shots will be available at a “Family Vaccination Day” event in Flint this weekend.

Hamilton Community Health Network will be hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22.

Hamilton Community Health Network pediatrician Shaheen Sheikh said getting your children vaccinated can help them feel a sense of control.

“Many children fear they will get COVID or their parents will develop it,” Sheikh said in a press release from Hamilton. “COVID-19 can affect children beyond illness, as the general well-being of many children has been negatively affected by the pandemic.”

Supplies are limited and the event will be first come, first served. More information is available at Hamiltonchn.org.

Genesee County suffers from a high COVID-19 positivity rate of 38.6% on average. This is on the other side of the period of record new cases since the start of 2022. To date, there have been more than 84,000 cases and 1,429 people in Genesee County have died.

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The events taking place in Bournemouth this weekend https://carfin.org.uk/the-events-taking-place-in-bournemouth-this-weekend/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-events-taking-place-in-bournemouth-this-weekend/ The weather can be gray and uninspiring by these events, so be sure to get out there this weekend. From live music to health and wellness to pantomime, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the events taking place in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this weekend: 80s Mania at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theater When? […]]]>

The weather can be gray and uninspiring by these events, so be sure to get out there this weekend.

From live music to health and wellness to pantomime, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some of the events taking place in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this weekend:

80s Mania at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theater

  • When? 7:30 p.m. Saturday January 15

This Saturday, attend the official multi-tribute concert of the 1980s, longtime European Prime Minister.

There will be 28 chart-topping artists from the 80s authentically recreated to look and sound like they did back in the day.

With a full live band, awesome dancers, stunning lasers and a light-up design, it’s going to be a party to chase away the January blues.

Northern Soul at Winton and Moordown Royal British Legion

  • When? 7:30 p.m. Saturday January 15

Northern soul event

Enjoy an evening of Northern Soul classics mixed with a mix of R&B, 7Ts and Motown.

The moving evening will have hits played on vinyl thanks to the crystal-clear 4T5 RPM sound system.

Dance the night away on the large wooden dance floor with club-priced drinks and no membership required to attend.

Tickets cost £6 at the door.

Goldilocks – Adventures of a Porridge Thief! at the Black Cherry Comedy Club in Boscombe

  • When? 12 p.m. Saturday January 15

Goldilocks – Adventures of a Porridge Thief! is an interactive pantomime for the whole family recounting what happened next in the not-so-classic tale.

Can Baby Bear retrieve the magic pot of porridge and complete his coming-of-age quest? What if the Big Bad Wolf got his hands on the Magic Pot? And can Goldilocks save the world from an oatmeal apocalypse?

Full of live music, banter with the audience, singing, dancing, parts for the audience volunteers to play on stage and lots of mush – this pantomime is destined to be real belly laughs.

Tickets cost £8.14 and can be found on Eventbrite.

LUSH workshop, gym class and lunch at R1SE in Bournemouth

  • When? 10 a.m. Sunday January 16

Bournemouth Echo: Cafe and Gym R1SECafe and gym R1SE

R1SE and LUSH come together to organize a mix of activities to help attendees gain a sense of health, well-being, creativity and community.

The event includes a LUSH workshop, an R1SE gym class and the use of showers and facilities with food created by chef @amiieats at the R1SE cafe.

Customers will also take home a bag of goodies including coffee vouchers, loyalty cards, LUSH products and discounts at many local beauty and hair businesses.

Tickets cost £27.54 and can be found on eventbrite.

Viennese New Year’s Concert by the Bournemouth Brass Band at the Regent Center in Christchurch

  • When? 3 p.m. Sunday January 16

Bournemouth Echo: The Regent Center in ChristchurchThe Regent Center in Christchurch

Bournemouth Concert Brass returns to the Regent Center to present its Viennese New Year’s Concert for the 25th year.

Come join them in celebrating the music of Vienna, featuring the music of composers associated with this wonderful city, including of course the Strauss family.

The concert ends in typical fashion with the wonderful Blue Danube waltz and the Radetsky March.

Tickets are £11.50 and concessions are £11.

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Pitt orders shelter in place for returning students; negative covid test to attend classes in person https://carfin.org.uk/pitt-orders-shelter-in-place-for-returning-students-negative-covid-test-to-attend-classes-in-person/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:16:32 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/pitt-orders-shelter-in-place-for-returning-students-negative-covid-test-to-attend-classes-in-person/

Students returning to University of Pittsburgh campuses Monday for the start of the spring semester were ordered to stay in their dorms and get tested to make sure they haven’t been infected with the coronavirus.

The university has announced that it will provide its approximately 34,000 returning students with a free covid test through Quest Diagnostics.

School officials have asked students to submit test results before returning to campus housing in Oakland, Hempfield and other locations.

Unvaccinated students living on campus are required to submit a negative covid test result before returning to class.

Students began returning to the dorms on January 8.

“A university-wide shelter-in-place period will begin on Saturday, January 8 at all campuses,” officials from the Pitt Covid-19 Medical Response Office said. “After arrival, students must shelter in place for at least five days, whether you live on or off campus. ”

“Students should not go to class until they test negative for covid-19,” officials wrote in a communication to families. “Students who test positive will be given details on how to self-isolate. ”

University officials also asked students to limit close contact, wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Students were advised to leave their residences only to attend in-person classes, collect food, visit the library, and for other essential activities. The group study is expected to be done remotely, officials said.

For courses in which in-person instruction has been approved, students should only attend if they have been vaccinated and do not show symptoms of covid. Unvaccinated students must provide the university with weekly covid tests that show they are negative for the virus.

All staff and students must also wear face coverings inside all buildings on campus.

Public access to the Pitt building is also restricted to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Tony LaRussa is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Blood drive at Ann’s Place in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation on Saturday January 22 https://carfin.org.uk/blood-drive-at-anns-place-in-partnership-with-the-silver-platter-foundation-on-saturday-january-22/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:48:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/blood-drive-at-anns-place-in-partnership-with-the-silver-platter-foundation-on-saturday-january-22/ Blood drive at Ann’s Place, Saturday January 22, 2022 in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation and the American Red Cross Give the Gift of Life through a donation of blood. Ann’s Place will host the American Red Cross for a blood drive in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation. You must pre-register. All donors […]]]>

Blood drive at Ann’s Place, Saturday January 22, 2022 in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation and the American Red Cross

Give the Gift of Life through a donation of blood. Ann’s Place will host the American Red Cross for a blood drive in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation. You must pre-register. All donors can undergo a temperature check at the door prior to entering for security reasons. Wearing a mask and social distancing will be strictly respected and enforced.

The blood is at dangerously low levels. Register please!


To thank donors for their help during a time when the Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels, those who donate January 1-31, 2022 will automatically be entered to win two Super Bowl LVI tickets. in Los Angeles, California. ! *

The winner and the guest will have the wonderful opportunity to experience the first Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium! Package includes two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California, official NFL hatchback admission, Super Bowl Experience tickets, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, three nights of ‘hotel accommodation (February 11 to 14, 2022), plus a $ 500 gift card for expenses.

PLUS, thank you for stepping off the sidelines and rolling up a sleeve to help those in need. Those who donate in January will also automatically be entered to win the Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience at home. ** This home theater package includes a smart short throw laser projector; projection screen; sound bar; subwoofer; tech support gift card with installation and a $ 500 electronic gift card to spend on food and fun!

]]> Events taking place in Bournemouth this weekend https://carfin.org.uk/events-taking-place-in-bournemouth-this-weekend/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/events-taking-place-in-bournemouth-this-weekend/ IF YOU need something to get you out of the house and sweep away those January blues, look no further. Here are some of the events taking place in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this weekend: Regent 90th Bingo, The Regent Center in Christchurch When? 12 p.m. Saturday 8 January The Regent Center in Christchurch Did […]]]>

IF YOU need something to get you out of the house and sweep away those January blues, look no further.

Here are some of the events taking place in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this weekend:

Regent 90th Bingo, The Regent Center in Christchurch

  • When? 12 p.m. Saturday 8 January

The Regent Center in Christchurch

Did you know The Regent was a bingo hall in Mecca from 1973 until the very latest “house” in 1982.

“Top of the store, 90!” Grab your dabbers and join the Regent Center for a game of Prize Bingo at the Regent.

Players will play for prizes courtesy of Captains Club Hotel, Stewarts Garden Centers, Christchurch Harbor Spa, Bookends Christchurch & Jimmy’s Iced Coffee.

Strictly reserved for over 18s.

The Nutcracker, Poole Lighthouse

  • When? 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 January

Bournemouth Echo: The Nutcracker - The Lighthouse Theater, PooleThe Nutcracker – The Lighthouse Theater, Poole

After wowing audiences across the UK since 2016, the Saint Petersburg Classical Ballet returns to the flagship this new year with Tchaikovsky’s perennial favorite, The Nutcracker.

Under the expert guidance of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with exceptional soloists to entertain audiences in breathtaking style. A full orchestra complements the purity of the traditional dance and staging, bringing a taste of Imperial Russia to the UK.

The Classic Rock Show, Bournemouth Pavilion

  • When? 7 p.m. Sunday January 9

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After an 18-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Classic Rock Show is back to celebrate the best of classic rock.

Paying homage to his favorite rock heroes, CRS thunders through legendary performances by Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, AC / DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Who and many more.

Wedding Open Weekend, Christchurch Harbor Hotel

  • When? 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday January 8 and Sunday January 9

Bournemouth Echo: Wedding Open WeekendOpen weekend wedding

Visit the Christchurch Harbor Hotel for welcome canapes and drinks as you tour the venue, meet the wedding coordinators, and get introduced to some local vendors.

If you have already booked your wedding with the hotel, you can come back there to discuss your catering with the events team and look forward to your special day as you walk around.

Appointments for new wedding bookings are essential – make your own by emailing christchurch.events@harbourhotels.co.uk or calling 01 202 400 964.

Restorative yoga at the Shiva Shakti Studio in Pokesdown

  • When? 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday January 9

This restorative candlelight yoga is all about connecting with your breath, your body, and welcoming into an energy of letting go and release.

The class begins by connecting with the breath and arriving in space, allowing your awareness to sit in the present moment.

Bournemouth Echo: yoga by candlelightYoga by candlelight

Throughout the course, you will go through a variety of simple postures that will be held for between two and four minutes to really get the most out of each asana.

The class will use bolsters and props to allow the body an extra level of support. This encourages the muscles to relax deeply, welcoming that feeling of letting go of tension and stress.

It ends with a guided meditation and a heated floor savasana to deepen your relaxation and reset your nervous system.

The course costs £ 10 and reservation is essential as places are limited. Contact 07908322007 or via Facebook to book.

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The “A Bowie Celebration” streaming concert took place on Saturday; enter the contest to win a prize pack https://carfin.org.uk/the-a-bowie-celebration-streaming-concert-took-place-on-saturday-enter-the-contest-to-win-a-prize-pack/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 15:02:48 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-a-bowie-celebration-streaming-concert-took-place-on-saturday-enter-the-contest-to-win-a-prize-pack/ Courtesy of Rolling Live Studios Just a reminder that the starry A Bowie Celebration virtual concert event commemorating what would have been David BowieThe 75th anniversary of takes place this Saturday, January 8, starting at 9 p.m. ET. As previously reported, the presentation was hosted by longtime keyboardist Bowie Mike Garson, and will present performances […]]]>
Courtesy of Rolling Live Studios

Just a reminder that the starry A Bowie Celebration virtual concert event commemorating what would have been David BowieThe 75th anniversary of takes place this Saturday, January 8, starting at 9 p.m. ET.

As previously reported, the presentation was hosted by longtime keyboardist Bowie Mike Garson, and will present performances of Def Leppard, Duran Duran‘s Simon le bon and John taylor, Noel Gallagher, Living color, Rob thomas, WALK ON THE MOON, and actors Gary oldman and Evan Rachel Wood, among others.

In addition, Ricky gervais will make a special appearance at the show, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Save the Children charity.

Garson will lead a house group made up of various musicians who have toured and / or recorded with Bowie.

The event will be dedicated to the legendary deceased photographer Mick rock, and will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of Jim henson fantasy movie, Labyrinth, which starred Bowie as the Goblin King and included five songs he had written.

Tickets and ticket packages for the event are available now at RollingLiveStudios.com/Bowie.

During this time, a contest was launched in conjunction with the livestream offering a variety of special prizes.

Grand prize includes Bowie’s new 18-LP Brilliant adventure box set, a one-on-one Zoom with Garson, a ticket to the streaming event, access to a virtual Q&A with some of the show’s musicians, a signed copy of Garson’s book Bowie’s Man at the Piano, t-shirts and other goodies.

To participate, fans must follow @bowietour, @licoricepizzarecords Where @rollinglivestudios on Instagram, leave a comment under the post on the contest, tag at least five friends, and ask them to follow. The person who generates the most followers wins the contest. The winner will be announced Friday at 3 p.m. ET.

Seven other randomly selected winners will each receive a different Bowie album.

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The National Western Stock Show Returns, With Indoor Mask Protocols In Place https://carfin.org.uk/the-national-western-stock-show-returns-with-indoor-mask-protocols-in-place/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-national-western-stock-show-returns-with-indoor-mask-protocols-in-place/ Despite the parade’s cancellation due to weather, the National Western Stock Show is returning to Denver this year. In the history of the NWSS, only two events have been canceled. The first time was in 1915 due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, which prohibited animals from crossing state borders. The second time was last […]]]>

Despite the parade’s cancellation due to weather, the National Western Stock Show is returning to Denver this year.

In the history of the NWSS, only two events have been canceled. The first time was in 1915 due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, which prohibited animals from crossing state borders. The second time was last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event is a tradition that has lasted for over a century. Every year it features rodeos, horse shows, breeding shows, family shows, shopping and more.

More than 700,000 people participated in 2019 over 16 days. This year, with the return of the stock market, the organizers expect a large turnout.

Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases in Colorado driven by the omicron variant, the NWSS is following Denver County mask warrant protocols.

All participants must wear a mask indoors, primarily in rodeo and horse show arenas. However, guests can remove their masks in outdoor areas and while eating and drinking on the grounds. No proof of vaccination is required to enter.

The National Western Stock Show runs from Saturday January 8 through Sunday January 23. There will be a free entry day on Tuesday January 11. Customers can purchase tickets and find show times in person or in line.

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Blood drive at Ann’s Place, Saturday January 22 https://carfin.org.uk/blood-drive-at-anns-place-saturday-january-22/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 23:48:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/blood-drive-at-anns-place-saturday-january-22/ Blood drive at Ann’s Place, Saturday January 22, 2022 in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation and the American Red Cross Give the Gift of Life through a donation of blood. Ann’s Place will host the American Red Cross for a blood drive in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation. You must pre-register. All donors […]]]>

Blood drive at Ann’s Place, Saturday January 22, 2022 in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation and the American Red Cross

Give the Gift of Life through a donation of blood. Ann’s Place will host the American Red Cross for a blood drive in partnership with the Silver Platter Foundation. You must pre-register. All donors can undergo a temperature check at the door prior to entering for security reasons. Wearing a mask and social distancing will be strictly respected and enforced.

The blood is at dangerously low levels. Register please!


To thank donors for their help during a time when the Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels, those who donate January 1-31, 2022 will automatically be entered to win two Super Bowl LVI tickets. in Los Angeles, California. ! *

The winner and the guest will have the wonderful opportunity to experience the first Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium! Package includes two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California, official NFL hatchback admission, Super Bowl Experience tickets, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, three nights of ‘hotel accommodation (February 11 to 14, 2022), plus a $ 500 gift card for expenses.

PLUS, thank you for stepping off the sidelines and rolling up a sleeve to help those in need. Those who donate in January will also automatically be entered to win the Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience at home. ** This home theater package includes a smart short throw laser projector; projection screen; sound bar; subwoofer; tech support gift card with installation and a $ 500 electronic gift card to spend on food and fun!

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The South Beach Jazz Festival takes place January 6-9 in Miami Beach, Florida https://carfin.org.uk/the-south-beach-jazz-festival-takes-place-january-6-9-in-miami-beach-florida/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:37:51 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-south-beach-jazz-festival-takes-place-january-6-9-in-miami-beach-florida/ As for the South Beach Jazz Festival, the shows will continue. This annual event, which brings together the best jazz artists in Miami Beach venues, took place as planned in January 2021 – and the same is scheduled for January 2022. With the exception of a pre-festival show, all performances should take place outside. “We […]]]>

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As for the South Beach Jazz Festival, the shows will continue.

This annual event, which brings together the best jazz artists in Miami Beach venues, took place as planned in January 2021 – and the same is scheduled for January 2022. With the exception of a pre-festival show, all performances should take place outside.

“We take every precaution possible to make our event safe and enjoyable for the whole community,” said festival founder R. David New. “[For the 2021 edition], we had comprehensive COVID protocols in place and the events were very successful. “

Scheduled from January 7-9, 2022, the festival has been designed to help showcase the extraordinary musical abilities of people with disabilities. New is a disability advocate and president of the nonprofit, Power Access, which hosts the festival. He became blind, deaf and partially paralyzed from a rare condition, but was able to regain his hearing and the ability to walk, but not his sight.

“It is in our mission to provide opportunities for musicians with disabilities and therefore at least one musician in each group has a disability,” he said.

A special pre-festival show is scheduled for Thursday, January 6 at the Faena Theater, with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and singer Aymee Nuviola. Their 2020 album, “Viento y Tiempo” (“Wind and Time”), was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Latin Jazz Album” category. Recorded live at the Blue Note club in Tokyo, it is a tribute to their mothers and their native Havana.

The headliners for the opening night on Friday, January 7 are the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama. The gospel singing group has its roots in the late 1930s, when the original members sang together as children at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. Over the decades, they have worked with stars such as Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, and Willie Nelson.

Their performance is part of “SoBe in NoBe: The Opening Night of the 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival”, presented at the North Beach Bandshell in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation.

New Orleans-born saxophonist Donald Harrison will also perform that evening. Once one of the famous jazz messengers of the late drummer Art Blakey, Harrison is a member of the final class of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters which will be honored in 2022.

He is also part of the supergroup The Cookers, whose latest album, “Look Out!”, Rose to number one. 31 on the JazzWeek charts last fall. Harrison is expected to perform as part of his quartet, which also includes Joe Dyson (drums), Nori Naraoka (bass) and Dan Kaufman (piano).

While Thursday and Friday shows require paid entry, the rest of the weekend shows are free.

Student musicians will reign supreme on Saturday, January 8, when they are featured on the Jazz for Tomorrow Stage on Lincoln Road. The Jazz Education Community Coalition (JECC) Ensemble, the University of Miami Jazz Quintet with singer Kaleen Barton and the Florida Memorial University Jazz Ensemble will be in attendance. A set of the Lighthouse for the Blind will also be performing.

A local favorite is the co-ordinator of the student scene: violinist, singer and educator Nicole Yarling. She is also looking forward to performing with her quintet on Sunday January 9 on the Power Access Main Stage, which is also on Lincoln Road.

“It’s going to be a cross between the original music and some covers, but you know, I always rework the covers,” she said. “I work with people that I love to play with, and the attachment to this festival is really nice.”

Other stars for Sunday include the Russ Spiegel Organ Group, featuring acclaimed artist and local teacher Jim Gasior on the organ; Negroni’s Trio – father Jose Negroni on piano, son Nomar Negroni on drums and bassist Josh Allen – who released the album “Esperanzas / Hopes” in 2021; The French Horn Collective, specializing in French gypsy jazz and hot swing; and Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist and composer Munir Hossn with his band, Elas.

Returning this year, the festival will allow guests to enjoy music outdoors in South Florida, the perfect location in January.

“It’s a great way to spend your weekend if you want to listen to good music and just enjoy the weather,” Yarling said. “Even though it’s a little cold, it’s so much hotter than the rest of the country.”

South Beach Jazz Festival

WHEN: January 7-9, 2022; with a special event scheduled for January 6

OR: Locations across Miami Beach

COST: Some shows are free (registration required), but admission to paid events ranges from $ 35 to $ 75.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Mask use and social distancing will be encouraged, according to festival founder R. David New.

INFORMATION: sobejazzfestival.com

ArtburstMiami.com is a non-profit source for news on theater, dance, visual arts, music, and the performing arts.

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Pelham Polar Plunge to be held January 22 – Shelby County Reporter https://carfin.org.uk/pelham-polar-plunge-to-be-held-january-22-shelby-county-reporter/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:44:39 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/pelham-polar-plunge-to-be-held-january-22-shelby-county-reporter/ By MICHELLE AMOUR | Editor-in-chief PELHAM – Thanks to the snowfall on Sunday evening January 2, it finally feels like winter is here, and that adds to the excitement surrounding the annual Pelham Polar Plunge which is due to take place on Saturday January 22. The event is sponsored by the Pelham Police Department and […]]]>

By MICHELLE AMOUR | Editor-in-chief

PELHAM – Thanks to the snowfall on Sunday evening January 2, it finally feels like winter is here, and that adds to the excitement surrounding the annual Pelham Polar Plunge which is due to take place on Saturday January 22.

The event is sponsored by the Pelham Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. All proceeds from the diving will go to Special Olympics Alabama and allow more than 15,000 Special Olympics Alabama athletes to participate in athletic training and competition programs.

“In a world where we are reinventing everything we do, it looks like we are making changes to the Pelham Polar Plunge,” a statement said on the event’s Facebook page. “We want this event to grow even more by attracting families and spectators with the hope that they too will become the champions of our cause.

There will be food trucks available to snack on and also fun gifting opportunities for everyone involved. Registered divers will receive a t-shirt and the chance to win a door prize. There will even be a disguise contest for those registered to dive if they choose to come in costume.

The Pelham Polar Plunge program is as follows:

Noon: Check-in / On-site check-in begins at the main park office

Noon: 3:00 p.m .: Food will be available for purchase from food trucks throughout the event.

1:45 p.m .: Costume competition

1:50 p.m .: Safety briefing

2:00 p.m .: Polar Dive

The cost of registration in advance is $ 35 (T-shirt size guaranteed) and on the day of registration is $ 45 (T-shirt size NOT guaranteed).

A 2.9% processing fee is added to each ticket. This has been done to ensure that all of your donation will go to Special Olympics Alabama.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit Pelhampd.com.

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