Community Calendar for May 29Published 11:55am Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Hartselle Board of Education will have a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidate Dr. Camille Wright on May 30 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The public interview session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BOE central office.
Hartselle Youth Football and Cheerleading registration will be at Sparkman Civic Center on June 3, 10 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration fees are $60 for ages 5-6 and $80 for ages 7-12.
A baton clinic will be June 3-5, from 9 to 11 a.m. The clinic is for grades K-7 and students will learn the basics of twirling, strut and dance twirl routine. Register at Sparkman Civic Center and pay the $35 fee no later than May 31.
Splash Pad parties will be every Tuesday in June from 1 to 3 p.m. at the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground splash pad for ages 12 and under. The event is free. Refreshments are served after each party to children only.
Hartselle’s fall AYSO soccer registration will be June 4, 11 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. and June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be held at the soccer fields on Groover Road.
The Hartselle Board of Education will have a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidate Dr. Eddie Ingram on June 4 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The public interview session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BOE central office.
The Hartselle High School Softball Camp will be held at the Grady and Margie Long Park June 5 and 6 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. both days. The camp is for ages 5-13. Learn fundamental individual skills. Campers should bring their gloves, bats, helmets, cleats and tennis shoes. Participants will receive T-shirts. Refreshments will be provided. Camp cost is $50 and family discounts are available. For more information, call head coach Coach Christy Ferguson at 256-303-2221.
The Hartselle Board of Education will have a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidate Dr. Sandra Spivey on June 6 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The public interview session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BOE central office.
Girl Scouts will sponsor Morgan County Day Camp Luau June 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sparkman Park. For more information, contact Brantley Kirk at 800-410-8338, ext. 1233.
College Street Players will conduct auditions for Disney’s “The AristoCats Kids” on Thur., June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sat., June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Casting will be for students in grades K-8 and directed by Kathy Manning and Jenny Faulk.This is a musical and will be cast on vocal strengths as well as character description and stage presence. Please be prepared to sing a brief piece for two minutes or less. Cast lists will be posted by Sun., June 9, and a mandatory cast meeting will be Mon., June 10. First rehearsal will be Tues., June 11. Production dates are Aug. 1–3, with four performances. For additional questions, email Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org or Faulk at email@example.com.
Mature Lifestyle of Decatur Morgan Hospital will have a covered dish lunch at the former Hartselle Medical Center cafeteria on Fri., June 7, at 11:30 a.m. Come and visit with friends and catch up on the latest healthcare news. Also plan to come early, the Huntsville Health System Mobile Medical Unit will be on site from 9 a.m. to noon, to do blood pressures and check your blood sugar. For more information or questions, contact Kathy White Goodwin at 256-341-2589.
Falkville High School Quarterback Club will conduct its inaugural Summer Slam 2013 fundraiser on Sat., June 8, at the South Park Sports Complex at 1101 Culver Road in Falkville. The day-long event begins at 10 a.m. with fun, food and a variety of activities including a one-pitch softball tourney, golf chip shot, three-on-three basketball tourney, barbecue cook-off, kids’ inflatables, concessions, a classic car show. 5 to 9 p.m., and live music by Michael Dean and Double Shot. DJ Scott Reed will host the music. Entry fee is $5 wristband with free parking (kids eight and under free). A large bonfire will close the event after dark. Proceeds will benefit the varsity football program. For more information, contact Coach Joel Schrenk at 931-551-3011 Lance Stidham at 256-303-0466 or Don Stisher at 356-260-3467.
Mellonie Chappell will be sponsoring a tumbling clinic for children ages 5-10 June 10 to 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration fee is $35 and is due June 7.
Hartselle Youth Soccer will host its annual Challenger British Soccer Camp June 10-14. To register, contact Jeff Roberts at 256-476-3676 or log on to www.challengersport.com.
A youth healthy living, fitness and cooking class will be held at the Decatur Aquadome on June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch provided. Learn about burning calories and making healthy and delicious meals. Register by June 10 with the Morgan County Extension Office at 256-773-2549.
Youth will get to experience a day in the life of a real firefighter by trying on uniforms, exploring trucks and participating in other activities during the City of Hartselle’s Youth Fire Academy June 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. The Hartselle Fire Department will be in Sparkman Park to share information with children ages 6-12. Only those that register by June 7 will receive a T-shirt. The event is free. Kids, be prepared to get wet.
Once a month, Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks. Concessions will be available to purchase also. This summer’s theme is “All 80’s, All Summer.” The movies will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. On June 13, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” will be shown. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2541.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Daddy-Daughter Date Night June 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., just in time for Father’s Day. Daughters, bring dear old Dad out for a night of dinner and dancing and many other wonderful things we have planned for the evening. Photos will be available for $5 each. A $10 per person fee is due by June 7 to reserve your place.
Karate Clinic by Donnie Chappell, head instructor at Chappell’s Karate will be June 17-20, at 9 a.m., for ages 3 and up. Mr. Chappell will be teaching life skills in a Christian environment. Ages 3-5 will attend for one hour and ages 6 and above will attend for two hours. The fee is $30 and $40 respectively, and includes a T-shirt. Please register and pay no later than June 14.
Danny Light, USPTR tennis pro will be teaching a clinic for ages 6-16 June 17-20 at Burningtree Country Club. Cost is $40 per student. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.
Cast iron cooking and outside grilling class for students, Tues., June 18, from 10 a.m. -12 p.m for $5 at Sparkman Park Pavilion. Register by June 12, with the Morgan Co. Extension Office at 256-773-2549.
The Morgan County Farmers Federation will have its annual cooking, sewing and quilting contest June 19 at 1 p.m. at Cotaco School Library. Individuals must be members of the Alabama Farmers Federation. For information, call Sue Nelson at 256-565-7437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morgan County Extension Office is offering a free dog obedience workshop at Sparkman Park in Hartselle Wed., June 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Register by June 12 and bring only one dog with collar, leash and vaccine records. For more information, call 256-773-2549.
Hartselle’s finest will be at Sparkman Civic Center on June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. for the Hartselle Police Department’s Youth Police Academy. This will give children an idea of what goes on behind the scenes. The police officers invite children ages 6-12 to look inside a patrol car and learn about other exciting police procedures. This event is free but please register by June 14. Those that register after the cut-off date will not receive an event T-shirt.
The Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District is having a Wetland Explorers program June 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children from second to sixth grade. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Children will learn about survival, water, soil and wildlife. Explorers will also be making their own dirt shirt. Participants will need to wear sunscreen, bug spray, boots and old clothes. Contact Summer Stidham, education coordinator, at 256-773-6543. Deadline to register is Thur., June 13.
Boys ages 10 to 14 will have an opportunity to participate in Hartselle Park and Recreation’s Boys 2 Men. This class will teach basic automotive, grooming, tool information, lawn care, camping basics, grilling and more. This class is June 24-28 from 9 to 11 a.m. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a one-day pool pass to the Hartselle Aquatic Center. The fee is $10 per person. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay. Register no later than June 21.
Morgan County 4-H will have a youth omelet workshop Mon., June 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Class is $3. Learn how to make an omelet in a zipper baggie. Register by June 19.
Co-ed and men’s softball league registration will begin July 1 through Aug. 2 with games beginning Aug. 12. The team registration is $425. Call Sparkman Civic Center at for more details.
The Spirit of America Festival will be Thur., July 4, beginning at 4 p.m. at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Activities include a children’s bike parade, live stage entertainment, a children’s area, Boy Scout celebration arena, Spirit of America awards ceremony, Miss Point Mallard Pageant and of course the Spirit of America fireworks display, at 10 p.m.
The Morgan County Extension Office is hosting a Babysitting 101 class for youth on Tues., July 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Learn the basics of babysitting, diaper changing, feeding, games to play with children and what to do in an emergency. This is not a Red Cross certification class and there is no fee. Register by July 2. For more information, call the extension office at 256-773-2549.
The CBD Design Review Board July meeting, if needed, will be scheduled for July 11 at 5 p.m. due to the July 4 holiday. Submittals will be due by June 27.
Once a month, Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks. Concession will be available to purchase also. This summer’s theme is “All 80’s, All Summer.” The movies will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. On July 11, the Tom Hanks classic “Big” will be shown. For more information, call 256-773-2581.
Sparkman Civic Center will host a night of fun and games for kids 5-12 years old during its FUN-tastic Friday on July 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Parents can plan a fun evening out and drop the kids off for a $10 fee. Register by July 8 to reserve your space. Snacks will be provided.
Body Quest will be Mon., July 12, through Thur., July 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Sparkman Civic Center. Body Quest is a four-day workshop with the goal to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, make physical activity jazzy, enhance sleep, hygiene and encourage family engagement, all with the help of an Apple iPad. Register by Mon., July 5.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation is hosting Grandpa’s Got Talent July 18 at 10 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. We are looking for singers, storytellers, dancers, yodelers, kazoo players and any other talented guys with grandchildren. Prizes will be given and its free to sign up. Register at your local senior center or at Sparkman Civic Center by July 15.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation will have its annual princess party at Sparkman Civic Center on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 5 to 8. We will play games, make tiaras, play make-up and have “tea” at noon. Wear your best gaudy princess attire. Please register at the Sparkman Civic Center and pay the $10 fee, no later than July 15.
Hartselle Parksand Recreation will sponsor its annual luau at Hartselle Aquatic Center July 20 from 8 -10 p.m. There will be special music, tropical decorations, exciting games and Hawaiian leis for everyone. Cost is $5. Season pool passes will not be honored during the luau.
Morgan County 4-H is hosting a cake-decorating workshop will be at the Morgan County Extension Office on Wed., July 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is $6 fee. Students will learn basic cake decorating and go home with a beautiful cake that you decorated. Registration deadline is Tues., July 9.
The annual Hartselle AYSO clinic will be held July 29 through Aug. 2. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.
Once a month, Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks. Concession will be available to purchase also. This summer’s theme is “All 80’s, All Summer.” The movies will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. On Aug. 8, “Harry and the Hendersons” will be shown. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.
Once a month, Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks. Concession will be available to purchase also. This summer’s theme is “All 80’s, All Summer.” The movies will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. On Sept. 12, “The Goonies” will be shown. For more information, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.
Once a month, Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks. Concession will be available to purchase also. This summer’s theme is “All 80’s, All Summer.” The movies will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. The series finale will be Oct. 3 with “Ghostbusters.” This movie night will be in conjunction with Hartselle Parks and Recreation Trunk-or-Treat. More information about Trunk-or-Treat will be available this fall.
Swimming lesson registration and pool party reservations can be made at Sparkman Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Swimming lessons are for ages 6 months through adult. Ages 5 and under are $45 and ages 6 and above are $50. Session 1 is June 3-14, Session 2 is June 17-28, Session 3 is July 8-19 and Session 4 is July 22- Aug. 2.
Birthday party planning at Sparkman Civic Center, for a fee of $100, which includes: party room at the Sparkman Civic Center, themed invitations, themed decorations, plates, cups, napkins eating utensils, party favors, games, activities and two party coordinators. All you supply is cake and refreshments. Space is limited, so register early. All fees must be paid at least one week prior to your party. The fee is good for up to 15 children ages 5 and older, additional children will be $5 each. You may begin registering May 20, parties will begin June 3, Mon., through Fri., from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sat., from 10 a.m. to noon. No Sunday parties.
AARP Chapter 1831 meets the first Tuesday of every month except July, at the Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located 721 Pickens St. SW in Hartselle, at 10 a.m.
Dale Serrano Studio of Performing Arts: Once again, Dale Serrano Studio of Performing Arts of Birmingham will be instructing ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop to boys and girls ages 2 1/2 through adult. Classes will be Tuesday afternoons. The monthly fee is $50. For more information, call 205-822-6378 or visit their website at www.daleserranodance.com.
Weight Watcher classes meet on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tammy Carpenter at 256-347-7457 or visit the website at www.weightwatchers.com.
Aerobics classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sparkman Civic Center, at 8 a.m. This class is taught by Mellonie Chappell and is for all ages. It’s the perfect opportunity to lose a few pounds and gain new friends at the same time. The fee is $25 per month or $10 per visit. The first class is free.
Water Aerobics- There is many advantages to water aerobics! Unlike normal aerobics, water aerobics supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle and joint injury. Water aerobics is perfect for the young and old alike. Classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:50 a.m. to 7:50 a.m., beginning June 3. The fee is $25 per month or $5 per visit.
Senior Nutrition Center: Are you age 60 or older and think you would enjoy mystery trips, monthly birthday parties, hymn book singing, puzzles, card games, listening to live performances of country legend songs and more? Then the Hartselle Senior Center is the place for you! Along with these fun filled activities, a nutritious meal is also served. The suggested daily donation is $1.25. If you would like to attend and don’t have transportation, a bus is available to pick you up and take you home again for a suggested fee of $1 each way. For more information call 256-773-0786.
The Hartselle Civitan Club meets the first and third Monday at 6 p.m. in Sparkman Civic Center Room 10. The club works with Civitan International to support and work with people in our community with mental and physical disabilities. They also support the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham. Civitan is the only civic club with a research center. Hartselle Civitan Club was responsible for starting the Special Needs Accessible Playground located directly behind the Sparkman Civic Center. Along with Woodmen of the World, they also do the Avenue of Flags along U.S. 31 in Hartselle. For more information, contact secretary Rita Sims at 256-773-5904.
Priceville Palace hosts a Big Band Swing with the Sophisticated Swingers on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Every Saturday night Glenn Wood and the Crosscut Band is featured. A free couples dance class is held on the first and third Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m. You do not have to have a partner to participate. For more information, call 256-353-4362.
All mothers of active duty reserve or honorably discharged military service members are invited to attend monthly meetings of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. The Morgan County Chapter meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at East Highland Baptist Church in Hartselle.
The Hartselle Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at noon and 8 p.m.; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.; Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. The Friday meeting is a smoking meeting. The meetings take place at 527 South Sparkman Street. Call 773-3031 for information.
A “North Alabama Board Gamers” group is forming. You can join the group or just get more information online at www.meetup.com/NorthAlabamaBoardgamers.
TOPS – Interested in learning how to lose weight? Join Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS.) every Monday at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, Hartselle. For more information, contact Doris Chapman 773-9358
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2214 hosts a dance every Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. at 112 Veterans Drive in Cullman with the “Always Country Band” featuring Jerrold Burns from Country Boy Eddie’s Band. Admission is $4. For information, call 796-9111.
The Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets at Parkway Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month. Call 301-3310 for more information.
Hartselle Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at noon at Sedona Steak House.
Hartselle’s Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Sedona Steak House.
Senior citizens dances are held the first and third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Bus pickup is available for Hartselle residents. Call Debra Rains at 351-4781 for more information.
The Morgan County Humane Society meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Priceville United Methodist Church, across from Priceville High School. For more information, call 256-778-9709.
Volunteer entertainment is needed at Columbia Cottage in Hartselle. Gospel or country singers, instrumentalists, comedians, speakers, home schoolers, children or youth groups are welcome. Contact Penny Vest at 751-4809 or 502-1491.
The Cancer Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Place building. Any person with any type of cancer is invited to attend. For more information, call 784-5694.
Hartselle’s New Beginnings Quilt Guild meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of First Christian Church on East Main Street. It is open to all who are interested in quilt making, The guild is focused on beginning quilt makers to help them learn how to make a new block each month and new techniques used to make them. For more information, call 482-3971.
The American Red Cross Morgan-Lawrence County Chapter holds blood drives each Monday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and each Tuesday, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at the Decatur office, 431 Holly St. NE in Decatur. For more information, call 353-4891.
Weight Watchers classes meet on Mondays at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center with weigh-ins beginning 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Call 1-800-651-6000 for more information.
The Decatur IAAP Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Highway 31 S, Decatur, at 5:30 p.m. No reservations are required. Administrative/clerical professionals and students are invited. For more information, call Cindy Anders at 351-1623 or email email@example.com.
Baton class at Sparkman Civic Center is $40 per month. Learn the basics of twirl on Mondays. Students must be 5 years old and have her own baton.
Head Over Heels Tumbling: Attention gymnasts. Sign up for the beginning tumbling class to start you on your way. Tumbling class meets every Thur. afternoon at the Sparkman Civic Center. Ages 2-5 meet at 4 p.m.. Ages 6-10 meet at 5:15, and ages 11 and older meet at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $40 per month.