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Community Calendar for Feb. 26

Published 4:55pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feb. 27

The William Bradford Huie Library in Hartselle will be sponsoring two showings of “Freedom Riders Telling 436 stories: Could You Get On The Bus?” at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center Feb. 27 and March 6, at 6 p.m. each night. The library was one of 500 U.S. communities to receive a set of the film series “Created Equal: America’s Civic Rights Struggle” thanks to a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History as part of the “Bridging Cultures” initiative. It is free and open to the public.

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will host the State of Morgan County Address featuring Commission Chairman Ray Long Thur., Feb. 27, at 7:30 a.m. at Turner-Surles Community Center in Decatur. Tickets are $30, including breakfast. For more information or reservations, contact Crystal Brown at (256) 353-5312 or

College Street Players will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Hartselle High School Auditorium. Performances are at 7 p.m. each night with a matinee performance March 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at Zoey’s Downtown, the Hartselle Fine Arts Center or the Hartselle  Chamber of Commerce.

March 6

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Hatton High School, 6906 AL Hwy 101, Town Creek, Thur., March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or get additional information at or contact Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

March 11

Hartselle Aquatic Center will have a one-day pool pass sale March 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Passes will be $70 for one and $35 for each additional member in your household.

March 13

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Falkville Middle School, Drake Gymnasium, 43 Clark Dr., Falkville, Thur., March 13, from noon to 5 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or get additional information at or contact Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

March 15

Run For Life, a 5K and 1 mile run, will be March 15, at the Tabernacle. Pick up packets at West Hartselle Baptist Church, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Chapel at the Tabernacle March 15, at check in starting at 7 a.m. There will be rewards for the winners and T-shirts for those who pre-register by the deadline, March 9. Pre-register online at All proceeds go to Hartselle area Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

March 17

The Hartselle Board of Education will meet March 17 at 6 p.m. at Hartselle Intermediate School.

March 18

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Calhoun Community College, Decatur Campus, 6250 Hwy. 31 North, Tanner 35671, Tues., March 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or get additional information at or contact Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

March 20

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at the American Red Cross Morgan-Lawrence County Chapter, Main Room, 431 Holly Street, NE, Decatur, Tues., March 20, from noon to 5 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or get additional information at or contact Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

March 21

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be Downtown Decatur, “Red Cross Month” Blood Drive, Fine Arts Center Parking Lot, 133 2nd Avenue NE, Decatur, Fri., March 21, from 3 to 8 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at or get additional information at or contact Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

April 4-5

Sparkman Civic Center will host a semi-annual rummage sale will be April 4-5 beginning at 7 a.m. both days. Sellers may begin registering March 3 at 7:30 a.m. Booth rental is $20 for both days. Registration deadline is March 28.

April 12

The annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day will be to April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sparkman Park. Daystar Church in Hartselle will also be providing activities during the event. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Hartselle Parks and Recreation’s annual Dog Bone Hunt will be April 12 at 11 a.m. at Sparkman Park Pavilion 4. Dogs will be divided into three separate weight classes for the hunt. Prizes will be awarded for Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Most Bones Found and Best Dressed. All dogs must be up to date on their shots and on a leash. Please only bring one dog per person. You will also need a bag to collect bones.

April 21

The Hartselle Board of Education will meet Mon., April 21, at 6 p.m. at the central office.

May 1

Hartselle Aquatic Center will available for public or private pool parties. Hartselle Parks and Recreation will begin taking reservations on May 1 at 8 a.m. Contact Lacy Garnett at the civic center at 256-773-2581 for more information.

May 12

Swimming Lesson Registration Registration will begin May 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartselle Aquatic Center. Swimming lessons are for ages 6 months through adult. Ages 5 and under is $45 and Ages 6 and older is $50. Session 1 is June 2-13. Session 2 is June 16-27. Session 3 is July 7-18 and Session 4 is July 21- Aug. 1. For more info, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 773-2581.

May 16

Mister Henry’s Neighborhood Restaurant Sparkman Park Survivor will be May 16 in Pavilion 4 at Sparkman Park. Elimination games will be played beginning at 7 p.m. and will be played throughout the night until 8 a.m. the next morning when the ultimate survivor claims victory. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. The winner will receive family of 4 season pass to the Hartselle Aquatic Center. ($250 value)  There is no fee but please register at the civic center no later than May 12.

May 20

The Hartselle Board of Education will meet Tues., May 20, at 6 p.m. at the central office.

June 16

The Hartselle Board of Education will meet Mon., June 16, at 6 p.m. at the central office.

July 21

The Hartselle Board of Education will meet Mon., July 21, at 6 p.m. at the central office.

All month

Morgan County Humane Society, 86 Gum Springs Cut Off Road, Hartselle, is a No Kill Animal Shelter. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. They are always needing volunteers. For more information, call 256-773-7222.

Country Music and Dance-Put on your boots and kick up your heels every first and third Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Admission is $5 per person. Concession will also be available.

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 the Farm Service Agency office on Alabama 36 west of downtown Hartselle. 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.

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 Thursdays at 4 p.m.  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 from 5 to 6 p.m. The fee is $40 per month.

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.

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.

The Birthday Bash at the civic center offers a birthday party theme to suit your child. The fee is $100, for 12 guests, ages 5 and older. It includes a party room, two coordinators, simple decorations and games. Party days are Monday – Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., or Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact the civic center for more information at 256-773-2581.

A yoga class will meet at the civic center every Thursday at 6 p.m.. The fee is $25 per 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 721 Pickens St. SW in Hartselle, at 10 a.m.

Falkville VFW, 784 Culver Road, will be host bingo, every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-784 5747.

Dale Serrano Dance Studio will meet on Monday nights at the civic center. Instructors will strive to supply children not only the foundation of dance, but with tools for life. For more information, call 205-822-6378 .

Weight Watcher classes meet on Monday nights, weigh-in at 5, meeting at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $13 per week. For more information, call Weight Watcher at 1-800-651-6000.

Aerobics classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Sparkman Civic Center, at 8:15 to 9:15 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.

Senior Nutrition Center, also known as the Hartselle Senior Center is the place for friendly visiting, serious Rook and Canasta, a loud game of Texas spinner dominoes, sing-a-longs, informative chats and so much more. We operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday and have been known to jump on an evening supper bus now and then. Registered participants are welcome to stay for lunch provided by the Commission on Aging. Need a ride? We can provide that too! For more information call Dan Price at 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 and 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.


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