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Community Calendar for June 26

Published 4:12pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 26

The Morgan County Farm Service Agency will conduct an informational meeting regarding the 2013 County Committee Election process June 26 at 8:30 a.m. The agency is located at 3120 Hwy. 36 W in Hartselle. The local administrative area (LAA 1) for the 2013 election includes the following communities: Decatur, Trinity, Flint, Andrews Chapel and Danville in Morgan County. You must reside in these communities to be eligible for nomination and vote in the 2013 election process. Please contact this office at 256-773-6541, Ext. 2, to confirm your attendance.


June 27

Cullman Regional Medical Center’s WomenFirst Program is pleased to offer the class, Yes Ma’am…A young ladies guide to etiquette; ages 9-11, June 27-28 and July 11-12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 256-737-2600 or go online to


June 30

A memorial bench at the Falkville Public Library honoring Vernon Ayre Sr. will be dedicated Sun., June 30, at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited.


July 1

Co-ed and men’s softball league registration will begin July 1 – Aug. 2 with games beginning Aug. 12. The team registration is $425. Call Sparkman Civic Center for more details.


July 2

The Falkville Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program with story-time, checking out books and materials, crafts and refreshments at 2 p.m. in the Falkville Town Hall courtroom.


July 4

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 the Spirit of America fireworks display, at 10 p.m.


July 5

American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Falkville Healthcare located at at 10 W. 3rd St., in Falkville, Fri., July 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment or get additional information at or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.


July 9

The Morgan County Extension Office is hosting a Babysitting 101 class 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.


Cullman Regional Medical Center offers a two-day babysitting certification class for boys and girls ages 11–13. Lunch and snacks are provided. Classes will be offered, Tues., July 9-10 and Tues., August 13-14. The classes will be held in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room in the Community Education Center located in Professional Office Building II, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 for children of WomenFirst members and $70 for others. To register, call 737-2600 or online


July 11

Thur., July 11, Shoals Creek Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1077 Shoals Creek Rd, Decatur, is having a Jada Beverly “Blood Stock” Scholarship Blood Drive, from 2 7 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or Teresa Bush 256-990-0830.


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.


Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host family movie night in Sparkman Park for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks, or purchase from concessions. The Tom Hanks classic “Big” will be shown July 11, at dusk at Pavilion 4. For more information, call 256-773-2581.


Helen Steabutzel will present the Falkville Public Library Summer Reading Program on “Worms and Compos-ting” at 2 p.m.


July 12

Sparkman Civic Center will host a night of fun and games for kids 5-12 years old during its FUN-tastic Friday, 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.


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.


July 13

Cullman Regional Medical Center is having a Prepared Childbirth Class Sat., July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25 per couple or $20 per couple for WomenFirst Members and free to Medicaid patients.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is also Sat., July 13, from 1-3 p.m. with a $10 fee. Both classes are held in CRMC’s Depot Room, in POB 2. Register online at www.crmchospital. com/maternity or call CRMC at 256-737-2200.


July 18

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.


Cook’s Pest Control will conduct the Falkville Public Library Summer Reading Program on “Underground Animals.” The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Falkville Town Hall courtroom.


July 19

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 5-8. We will play games, make tiaras, play make-up and have “tea” at noon, so wear princess attire. Cost is $10. Please register by July 15.


July 20

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will sponsor its annual luau at Hartselle Aquatic Center July 20 from 8 -10 p.m.



g games and Hawaiian leis for everyone. Cost is $5. Season pool passes will not be honored during the luau.


July 24

Morgan County 4-H is hosting a cake-decorating workshop at the Morgan County Extension Office on Wed., July 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration deadline is July 9, class is $6. Students will learn basic cake decorating and take home the beautiful cake they decorated.


July 25

The Falkville Public Library concludes the Summer Reading Program with Vulcan Materials presentation of their “Fossils” show at 2 p.m. at the Falºkville Town Hall courtroom. Participants will turn in their reading totals and prizes will be given. Youth, parents and program leaders will have a pizza party following the program.


July 29

The annual Hartselle AYSO clinic will be held July 29 through Aug. 2. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.


Aug. 8

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host the movie “Harry and the Hendersons” in Sparkman Park, Pavilion 4, at dusk for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks, or purchase from concessions. For more information, call Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.


Sept. 12

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 also. The movie “The Goonies” will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4. For more information, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.


Oct. 3

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 also. The movie “Ghostbusters” will begin at dusk at Pavilion 4, as the series finale. For more information, contact the civic center at 256-773-2581.


All month

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


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


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


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


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.

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