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Community Calendar for March 12

Published 5:48pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 13

Falkville Middle School will host a blood drive Thur., March 13, from noon to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, log on to at or call Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

“Coping with Cancer – dealing with the side effects during and after treatment”  Thur., March 13, at 6 p.m. at Westmeade Baptist Church fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Julie Sexton, nurse practitioner. The meeting is free of charge and open to all cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members. Light refreshments will be provided.

March 15

The Run For Life 5K and 1 mile run will be March 15 at the Hartselle Tabernacle. Pick up packets at West Hartselle Baptist Church March 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on race day at check-in starting at 7 a.m. 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.

Bosom Buddies Support Group will meet Mon., March 17, at 6 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Depot Room in the Community Education Center located in Professional Office Building 2. For more information, contact group coordinator Mary Dyer at 256-734-8729.

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. To schedule an appointment or for more information, log on to at or call Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Tues., March 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster Assisted Living, located at 1020 Olive St. SW in Cullman 35055. Find meaningful advice and support from a community of fellow Alzheimer’s Caregivers. For more information or to RSVP, contact group coordinator Toni Geddings at 256-737-2643 or at

March 20

The American Red Cross Morgan-Lawrence County Chapter will host a blood drive at its office, located at 431 Holly St. NE in Decatur, Thur., March 20, from noon to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, log on to at or call Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

March 21

The American Red Cross will hold a Red Cross Month blood drive Fri., March 21, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center parking lot, located at 133 Second Ave. NE in Decatur. To schedule an appointment or for more information, log on to at or call Teresa Bush at 256-990-0830.

April 1

Falkville Public Library will host its annual open house Tues., April 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. Rhona Summerford will share her newly published history of Falkville entitled “The Falkville Collection.” Her books will be available for purchase and for autographs. Pre-registration for the library’s Summer Reading Program will also be available.

April 2

A groundbreaking celebration for the new administrative complex at Danville High School will be April 2 at 3:30 p.m.

April 4-5

Sparkman Civic Center will host a semi-annual rummage sale 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 help provide 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 on a leash and up to date on their shots. 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 begin taking reservations on May 1 at 8 a.m. Contact Lacy Garnett at Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581 for more information.

May 12

Swimming lesson 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 information, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.

May 16

Mister Henry’s Neighborhood Restaurant Sparkman Park Survivor will be May 16 in Pavilion 4 at Sparkman Park. Elimination games will begin at 7 p.m. and continue throughout the night until 8 a.m. May 17, when the ultimate survivor will be crowned. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. There is no entry fee. The winner will receive a season pass for family of four to Hartselle Aquatic Center, a $250 value. Register at Sparkman Civic Center 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, located at 86 Gum Springs Cut Off Road, is a no-kill animal shelter. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. For more information, call 256-773-7222.

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.

A 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 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 beginning tumbling class meets every Thursday afternoon at Sparkman Civic Center from 5 to 6 p.m. The fee is $40 per month.

Priceville Palace hosts a big band swing dance 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.

Sparkman Civic Center offers birthday bash celebrations. Cost is $100 for 12 guests, ages 5 and older. It includes a party room, two coordinators, simple decorations and games. Party days are Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 256-773-2581.

A yoga class meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center 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, located at 784 Culver Road, hosts bingo every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-784 5747.

Dale Serrano Dance Studio meets Monday nights at Sparkman Civic Center. For more information, call 205-822-6378.

Weight Watchers meets on Monday nights with weigh-in at 5 p.m. followed by a 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. This class is taught by Mellonie Chappell and is for all ages. 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. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Groups also participate in evening supper bus trips. Registered participants are welcome to stay for lunch provided by the Commission on Aging. For more information or for transportation, call Dan Price at 256-773-0786.

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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