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Community Calendar for Aug. 14

Published 12:24pm Monday, August 12, 2013

Aug. 15

F.E. Burleson Elementary School will have an open house Aug. 15. First and second grade open house will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Third and fourth grade open house will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


First through fourth grade students and parents of Cotaco School are invited to come and meet the teacher Thurs., Aug. 15, from 6-7 p.m. Please bring your school supplies to this event.


The MCHS Class of 1959 will have its fourth annual “Meet ‘n Eat” Thurs., Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at Sedona Steakhouse. All class members, spouses, and/or guests are invited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Maxine at 256-773-4978 or Linda at 256-560-0071 so the restaurant will have adequate servers.


Crestline Elementary School will have parent orientation meetings for ECLIPSE pre-k, second and third grades Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.


The Morgan County Board of Education will have a special called meeting Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.


Sparkman School will have an open house Aug. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Meet the staff and drop off school supplies in your student’s classroom. There will be a brief meeting in the lunchroom.


Union Hill School will have sixth grade orientation Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Students will be able to pay fees and access their lockers at this meeting. Fees for sixth grade are $38 for students taking band and $33 for students not taking band.


The final Brewer youth football signup for ages 5-and-under through 12 will be Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Huskey Park. For more information, call 256-347-2795.


Aug. 16

Hartselle High School will have its freshman camp, an orientation session for all incoming freshmen, Fri., Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Students will learn about the school, visit their classes, meet teachers, and have lunch with us. It is strongly recommended for all freshmen to attend.


Crestline Elementary School will have meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies Fri., Aug. 16, from 8-9 a.m. Crestline Notebooks, as listed on the supply lists, will be available on meet the teacher day or during parent orientation meetings.


Morgan County Schools will have its institute day for teachers and school employees Aug. 16 at Somerville Baptist Church.


Union Hill School will hold an open house for students and parents Aug. 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. Lockers will be available for rent to junior high students.

Aug. 17 Terry Smith and the Poor House Band will perform at Gurley’s Soggy Bottom Music Barn in Florette on Sat., Aug. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. There is a $5 admission and food will be available. For more information, call 256-606-7083 or 256-778-8432.


Priceville Junior High School will have picture day for its fall sports program Aug. 17 at 8 a.m.

Speake School Reunion will be Sat., Aug. 17, at the old Speake School Vo-Ag Building from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 256-974-8644.


The Edd Balch Memorial Scholarship Fund will sponsor an Evening of Entertainment at the new Hartselle High School Auditorium Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. They are seeking volunteers to participate in this variety-type show – singing (solos or groups), instrumental individuals or groups, dancing, dramatic reading, etc. Anyone who was directed by Edd or performed with him in a theater production or sang with him in Decatur Civic Chorus concerts is encouraged to participate. If you didn’t, you can still participate. There is no age limit. For more information, contact Elaine Balch at 256-318-0095. Proceeds will help pay for $1,000 scholarships to at least three local college students.


Aug. 18

Crestline Elementary School will have a parent orientation meeting for kindergarten Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.


Orientation for Hartselle Junior High School will be Sun., Aug. 18, from 2-3 p.m. in the Pettey Center. This will be informational only. Schedules will be given out and lockers sold during homeroom on Aug. 19.


Priceville Elementary School will have orientation for first through fifth grades Aug. 18. First and second grades will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in classrooms. Third and fourth grades will meet from 3-4 p.m. in classrooms. Fifth grade will meet from 3-4 p.m. in the cafeteria.


Aug. 19

Today is the first day of school for students in Hartselle and Morgan County.


Lacey’s Spring School will have pre-k orientation sessions Aug. 19 from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.


Priceville Elementary School will have kindergarten orientation Aug. 19. From 9:30-10 a.m., girls report to classroom. From 10-10:30 a.m., all kindergarten students and parents will report to gym. From 10:30-11 a.m., boys report to classroom.


Priceville Elementary School will have its T-shirt sales Aug. 19 through Sept. 13.


Sparkman School will have a half-day open house for its kindergarten students and parents Aug. 19 from 8-11 a.m.


Bosom Buddies Support Group offers support to individuals affected by Breast Cancer, at 6 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Centers Ava Maria Room in Office Bldg. 2. For more information, call Mary Dyer at 256-734-8729. Events on website at


Aug. 20

Crestline Elementary School will have parent orientation meetings for first and fourth grades Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.


Priceville Junior High School will have an open house Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the big gym.


Aug. 22

The Terrace will offer a “boo hoo” breakfast Thurs., Aug. 22, for parents of Priceville Elementary School kindergarten students. This breakfast will allow parents to drop off their kindergartner, report to the terrace, network with other parents and act as a support for each other.


Aug. 24

Morgan County Celebration Arena will have a National Barrel Horse Association barrel race Aug. 24. Gate fee is $4 per adult. Children 6 and under are free. Sixty-second exhibitions will be from 2-5 p.m. with a cost of $4 per run. Show will begin after 5 p.m. Entry fees are $5 for peewee barrels, $20 for youth and adult/senior 4-D and $35 for open 4-D.


Aug. 25

The Borden Reunion will be Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at West Morgan Park, off Iron Man Road in Hartselle. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Colleen Soul at 256-773-3496 or Burse and Ida Borden at 256-773-2569.


Aug. 26

The Austin/Decatur/Morgan County College Fair will be Aug. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Calhoun Community College’s aerospace training center on the Decatur campus. Juniors and seniors as well as their parents and advisors are invited to attend. For more information, call 256-260-2494.


The Hartselle Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting’s submittal deadline will be Mon. Aug. 26.


Aug. 28 The Depot Days Festival Committee will meet Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. Aug. 29 The Total Resource Committee will meet for lunch at noon.


Aug. 30

The Hartselle High School football team will have its opening football game Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at J.P. Cain Stadium.


Sept. 1 The Warren family reunion will be held at the Walker Hilton Building (Traders and Farmers Bank) in Double Springs Sun., Sept. 1, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All descendents of the late James and John M. Warren are invited. Please bring a covered dish. For more information, call 205-489-2320. Sept. 3

The Hartselle Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting will be Tues., Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. Submittal deadline for that meeting will remain Mon., Aug. 26.


Sept. 11

Hartselle Chamber will meet at Sedona’s Steak House at noon.


Sept. 12 Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host the movie ”The Goonies” in Sparkman Park Pavilion 4, at dusk for free. Just bring a lawn chair and snacks, concessions will be available also. For more information, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.


Oct. 3

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host the movie “Ghostbusters” in Sparkman Park’s Pavilion 4, at dusk for free. This is the series finale. For more information, contact the civic center at 256-773-2581.


All month

The Hartselle Hope AL-Anon Family Group, located at 527 Sparkman St. in Hartselle, 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 Ala-Teen Family Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-425-0775.


AARP Chapter 1831 meets the first Tuesday of every month except July, at the Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 721 Pickens St. SW in Hartselle, at 10 a.m.


Falkville VFW, 784 Culver Rd., will be hosting Bingo, every Tues., and Thur. night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-784 5747.


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 Watchers 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.


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 the 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 are 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 in 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.


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 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.


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 Thursday 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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