The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cherokee County Public Library.

The Storytime program is held for pre-school students Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 A.M. at the Cherokee County Public Library. The general guidelines are Tuesdays Ages 3-5; Thursdays Babies – younger 3-year-olds. All ages are welcome at all programs; we try to adjust for them! Songs, rhymes, crafts, coloring, and of course, stories!

In high school basketball action, the Northeast Regional Tournament will be played at Jacksonville State University. Class 2A Girls Games will be played at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Class 2A Boys Games will be played at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A drawing class led by Kathy Pratt and Sandy Aycock is held Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library Participants are asked to bring two Number Two pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook. Call or visit for more information. Watercolor classes are led by Elaine Henry Dawson several times a year; call for information.