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Community Calendar for April 30

Published 1:16pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May 1

The Town of Somerville will have a National Day of Prayer event Thur., May 1, at 9 a.m. at the flagpole on the courthouse square. Join us in prayer for our country and community.

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.

The Hartselle CBD Design Review Board will meet May 1 at 5 p.m.

May 2

The 10th Annual Somerville Celebration Festival is scheduled for Fri., May 2, at the Historic Somerville Courthouse, 24 Courthouse Square, Somer-ville. Festivities include a 5k and 1 mile fun run, antique cars, bouncy houses, pony rides, storytelling, vendors of all kinds, delicious food, door prizes, live music and fireworks. For more information, or anyone interested in being a vendor, contact Somerville Town Hall at 256-778-8282 or online  townof­somer­

Decatur Women’s Connection will meet Fri., May 2, at Decatur Country Club at 11 a.m. Special speaker for the day will be Janet McGraw from Roswell, Ga., She will present “Finally!, I got What I Wanted & So Much More !!” Beth Hellebrand of Bricks 4 Kids will demonstrate how children can learn, create and explore using LEGO. In addition, Ray Cox will present gospel and patriotic music. Those who have lost loved ones in recent wars will be given special honor. For reservations and  complimentary nursery, call or e-mail by April 28, Clarice at 256-301-9196 or or Stephanie at 256-686-2876 or stephanieroybal06

May 3-17

Spring Fling, a trade promotion sponsored by Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce is coming to Hartselle May 3-17. Customers, merchants and the entire Hartselle community will all be big winners. Make purchases anywhere in Hartselle during May 3-17. For every $10 purchase, you will receive one ticket for a prize drawing. The total amount of your purchases will be rounded to the nearest $10. Bring your receipts to The Depot on Sat., May 17, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A drawing will be held and prizes awarded to the winners at 5 p.m. For more information., check out our webpage at

May 6

Hartselle High School’s senior honors day will be May 6 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium.

Cullman Regional Med­ical Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet Tues., May 6, from 9  until 11 a.m. For more information. contact the CRMC Nursery at 256-737-2221.

The next Pinterest Party will be May 6 at 6 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. The fee includes supplies. Registration and payments must be received by May 2. Call 256-773-2581 for more information.

May 9

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will have a Mother/Son Date Night May 9 from 7-9 p.m. Sons, bring your mom or grandmother out for a fun evening of dinner and dancing just in time for Mother’s Day. The fee is $10 per person. This amount includes a meal, a night of dancing and two photos of mother and son. Please pay and register by May 6.

May 11

The Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation will host its third annual Dragon Boat Race & Festival May 11 at Point Mallard Aquatic Center Beach. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic, 46-foot-long dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can paddle, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation. For more information, log on to

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 15

Notice is given that the Morgan County Commis-sion’s regular scheduled meeting for Tue., May 13, has been rescheduled for Thur., May 15, at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Boardroom on the Fifth Floor of the Morgan County Courthouse, 302 Lee Street, N.E. Decatur.

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 a family of four to Hartselle Aquatic Center, a $250 value. Register at Sparkman Civic Center no later than May 12.

May 16-17

Hartselle’s “Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-Off,” a KCBS-sanctioned event sponsored by Hartselle Area Camber of Commerce, will be held May 16-17. Professional and Backyard cook teams will fill historic downtown Hartselle with the aroma of competition barbecue on those two days. If you have a desire to taste this wonderful barbecue, you’re invited to participate in the “People Choice” tasting at The Depot on Saturday afternoon. For a small fee, you can sample the competition “que” and vote for your favorite cooker. The “People’s Choice”  award is presented at the awards presentation at the end of the competition.

SoulStock, an annual outdoor Christian music and worship event in Decatur, will be May 16-17 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Noah Cleveland, J. Forgiven and Lindsay Huggins will be performing May 16 beginning at 6 p.m. May 17’s lineup, which begins at 2 p.m., is headlined by Building 429. Other acts include, Sanctus Real, Noah Cleveland, Love and Outcome and others.

, LP, Nine Lashes, My Savior Story and Coley. The Rev. Chette Williams is the guest speaker. For more information, log on to

May 20

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

May 24-25

The 37th annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic will be May 24-25 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Admission and parking is free. Shuttle service is provided at cost of $1-$2 if parking at a remote lot. The Alabama Jubilee features sixty balloons from around the US. Visitors are encouraged to come out for the day to see these magnificent flying machines in action an are allowed to freely walk amongst the balloons. Saturday morning is the ‘hare & hound’ race and during the evening there is the always popular Balloon Glow that lights up the night sky. Sunday morning balloons fly-into the field in the Lynn Layton Key Grab and during the evening many balloons offer free tethered rides. For more information, log on to

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. It meets 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.

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.

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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