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Community Calendar for March 28

Published 1:42pm Friday, March 28, 2014

March 29

The  Morgan County Sheriff’s Rodeo Parade will be Sat., March 29, beginning at noon at the Posse Grounds, located at 1801 Vest Road in Hartselle. Contestants may ride a horse but it is not mandatory. All contestants must be at the line-up area by 11 a.m. The route will start from the Posse Grounds on Vest Road and cross U.S. 31 onto Sparkman Street NW. The parade will head west on to Main Street and turn right onto Corsbie Street NW. The route will take a right onto Longhorn Pass and then back left onto Sparkman Street toward the Posse Grounds on Vest Road.

April 1

The Hartselle High School Relay For Team will be “flocking” chosen locations to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Students will place either pink or purple flamingos in a yard. The resident will then be asked to pay $20 to have the flock taken to a location of their choice. For an additional $15 donation, insurance will be provided so that the flock is not brought back to their yard. If you have not been “flocked” you can purchase insurance for $50 at one of the following places: Dr. Michael McCutcheon, 819 Highway 31 North; The Robin’s Nest, 212 Main St. West; or Hartselle High School Guidance Office, 1000 Bethel Road. Fees can be paid by cash or checks made payable to American Cancer Society.

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 April 4-5 beginning at 7 a.m. both days. Booth rental is $20 for both days. Registration deadline is March 28.

Cotaco Alumni are hosting an Alumni Banquet on April 5, at 7 p.m. at Cotaco School Cafeteria. Call for ticket information. 256-642-5988.

April 10

Brewer’s Choral/Drama Club is presenting “Is There A Doctor In The House,” a bluegrass, down-home country musical comedy adapted from Moliere by Tim Kelly with music by Bill Francoeur, April 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in the BHS auxiliary gym. Admission is $5.

April 12

The American Red Cross offers the following First Aid and CPR/AED courses Sat., April 12, starting at 9 a.m. at its office in Decatur. The class, adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED cost is $90 per person. The adult first aid/CPR/AED cost is $70. The adult CPR/AED cost is $50 per person. Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines and include two year certifications, free digital materials, and skill refreshers. For more information or to register, log on to or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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.

The Annual Black-Tie Cullman Regional Medical Center Foundation Gala will be held Sat., April 12 at Loft 212, beginning at 6 p.m. with a silent/live auction.

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 Neighbor-hood 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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