Community Calendar for July 2Published 3:23pm Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” will be every Thursday in July at 2 p.m. The Kickoff will be informative and have story time and refreshments. Area youth and children are welcome. For more information, call 256-784-5822.
For the 48th year, the Spirit of America Festival promises to be the destination for free family fun on the Fourth of July. Originating during the height of the Vietnam War, this festival continues its mission of supporting patriotism and traditional American values. This year’s event will begin at 8:15 p.m. with a 45-minute video presentation followed by the largest fireworks celebration ever seen in the River City. At 9 p.m., the inspirational program will conclude with the Spirit of America Fireworks Display. This spectacular show will delight and dazzle as the night sky is illuminated and the embers are reflected over the beautiful Tennessee River. The fireworks display soundtrack will be simulcast with the ClearChannel Radio (WDRM and WQRV the River)
The Jim Summerford Family Reunion will be held Sat. July 5 at Sparkman Park. Visitors are welcome after 1 p.m.
Boys 2 Men for boys ages 10 to 14 will be July 7-11 from 9 to 11 a.m. each day. This class will teach them basic automobiles, grooming, tool information, lawn care, fishing, camping basics, grilling and the bodily changes of a teenager. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a one-day pool pass to the Hartselle Aquatic Center. The fee is $10 for the entire session. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay. Please register and pay no later than July 3.
The William Bradford Huie Public Library in Hartselle continues its Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” July 8 at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the first program is Special Tricks. Area youth and children are welcome. For more information, call 256-773-9880.
On July 8, Hartselle City Schools will host an Instructional Tech Night for parents and students to view digital devices in action at HHS. This event will be open to all schools in our system and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Teachers from each school will be present to demonstrate how technology is used and how the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative will work in their classrooms. BYOD has transformed the classroom by creating new opportunities for learning. Teachers can use media to meet different learning needs and bridge the gap between in school and at home learning. Best Buy will be here with a variety of items to purchase or consider for your student.
The Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Magic! and storytime “Fizz! Boom! Read!” starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call 256-784-5822.
Hartselle Police Department’s Special Services Division Training Facility is sponsoring a Basic NRA Metallic cartridge-reloading course open to the general public July 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a cost of $150, with lunch provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hartselle Police Department at 256-773-6534 Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
College Street Players present the second annual fundraiser for the Edd Balch Memorial Scholarship Fund Sat., July 12 at 7 p.m. at Hartselle High School auditorium. Admission $10. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund.
The Thomas Benton and Sally Johnson family reunion will be Sat., July 12, beginning at 1 a.m. at Longview Church of God fellowship hall on Old Hwy. 31 in Cullman County. The event has been extended to include all grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please bring one or two dishes of food and a drink. For more information, call Janet Calloway at 256-338-1384.
Dr. Mac Cottingham, Horizon Surgical, is offering a free informational seminar on the Adjustable Lap-Band® System procedure at Cullman Regional Medical Center Mon., July 14 from 6 pm until 7 pm in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room located in Professional Office Building II. For information, call 256-736-2263.
The William Bradford Huie Public Library in Hartselle continues its Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” July 15 at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the first program is Animal Science with Chris Keenum. Area youth and children are welcome.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation’s Princess Party will be July 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will play games, make tiaras, and play make-up and have “tea” at noon. The party is for girls ages 5-7. Partygoers are asked to wear their best gaudy princess attire. Please register and pay the $10 fee no later than July 11.
A cake-decorating workshop will be July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morgan County Extension Office. You will learn basic cake decorating using your own imagination and go home with a beautiful cake that was decorated by you. Cost is $10. Lunch is provided. Registration deadline is June 25.
The Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” presents Electrical Safety by Joe Wheeler Co-op. The program starts at 2 p.m. . Area children and youth are welcome. For more information, call 256-784-5822.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation will have a rummage sale July 18 and 19 beginning at 7 a.m. both days. Sellers may begin registering June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Booth rental is $20 for both days. All sellers must be registered by July 14. No one-day sellers. There is limited space available.
The Hartselle Board of Education will meet Mon., July 21, at 6 p.m. at the central office.
The William Bradford Huie Public Library in Hartselle continues its Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” July 22 at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the first program is the Magic of Science with Archie and Mary Wade. Area youth and children are welcome.
A Girl Power workshop will be July 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. This is a class will cover proper etiquette, dressing and a healthy self-esteem. There is no charge for this class. Registration deadline is July 15.
The Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” Sci-Quest presents a Propulsion Experiment, starting at 2 p.m. Area children and youth are welcome. For more information, call 256-784-5822.
Hartselle Parks and Recreation will have a family campout July 25 beginning at 6 p.m. Bring your tents to the pavilion area at Sparkman Park at 6 p.m. and start setting up for an evening of family fun. The fee is $10 per tent. The fee includes supper, s’mores and breakfast. Please register and pay the fee no later than July 21. The pavilion restrooms will be open for use.
Hartselle High School juniors and seniors schedule pickup for July 30.
The Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” A Lab Safety Skit by the Dawson family will be presented starting at 2 p.m. Reading records are to be turned in and awards ceremony with a pizza party finale. T-shirts, totes, bookmarks and other items will be available. Area children and youth are welcome. For more information, call 256-784-5822.
Hartselle High School Schedule pickup for sophomores and freshmen.
Hartselle High School will conduct a Freshman Camp August 1.
The 80th consecutive annual Sandlin family reunion will be held Sat., Aug. 2, at the Fort Decatur Recreation Center, located at 610 Fourth Street in Decatur. Anyone with the last name of Sandlin is welcome. Fun and fellowship in air-conditioned comfort from 10 a.m. until last cousins leave. Covered dish dinner at noon. For more information, contact Patsy Lee Sandlin Medlock at 205-995-7988 or email@example.com.
HHS Kickoff teacher’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in cafeteria.
Babysitting 101 will be Aug. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Learn the basics of Babysitting, diaper changing, feeding, games to play with children and what to do in an emergency. This is not a Red Cross certification class. There is no fee for this class. Registration deadline is July 30.
All Hartselle City School classes start back, on Aug. 7.
Hartselle High School will have an Open House, Aug. 26, prior to a PTSO Board Meeting.
Homecoming week for Hartselle High School is Sept. 15- 19, with many activities and events planned all week.
Water Aerobics classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:50 to 7:50 a.m. beginning June 2. The fee is $25 per month or $5 per visit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baton classes meet Mondays at 5 p.m. The class is for age 6 and older. The fee is $40 per month.
Youth tumbling classes meet Mondays at 4 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. The class is for ages 3-12. 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 www.meetup.com/NorthAlabamaBoardgamers.
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. It includes party room at the civic center, themed invitations, themed decorations, plates, cups, napkins, eating utensils, party favors, games, activities and two party coordinators. All you need to supply is cake and refreshments. Space is limited. Be sure to register early. 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.
Women’s Yoga classes will meet on Monday nights at 6:15 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.
Women’s aerobics classes meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. The fee is $25 per month.
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.