Community Calendar for July 16Published 5:00pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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.
The Alabama Center for the Arts is featuring a “pop-up” gallery event from the Business Art Entrepreneurship class, with Athens State University, July 18, from 5-9 p.m. during Decatur Downtown’s 3rd Friday. It will feature 14 up and coming student/alumni artist from ASU and Calhoun Community College. The students will be selling student designed t-shirts and giving tours of the facility.
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 Bosom Buddies Support Group offers support to individuals affected by Breast Cancer with meeting on Mon., July 21 at 6 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Depot Room in the Community Education Center located in Professional Office Building 2 (1890 AL Highway 157, Cullman, AL 35058). For more information, contact Nurse Navigation at (256) 737-2588.
The Morgan County Commission will meet Tues., July 22.
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.
HHS is hosting the annual Partners in Education breakfast at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria. Schools and business from all across Morgan Co. will attend.
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.
Come hear some home-grown sound as The Cains Trio will be performing Sat., July 26 in the new Hartselle High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Hartselle High School cheerleaders. Tickets will be $6 at the door. For more information, please visit TheCainsTrio.com, Facebook.com/TheCainsTrio, or @TheCainsTrio on Twitter and Instagram.
Former employees of Prestolite will meet at 11 a.m. at McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood in Decatur.
Schedule pickup for Hartselle High School seniors will be Wed., July 30, from 9-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. for juniors. Students picking up schedules at these times must clear all balances and pay any course fees owed for 2014-15. Lockers, parking spaces, and yearbooks may also be secured at those times. Any student that does not pick up schedules early will receive theirs on the first day of classes – August 7.
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.
Schedule pickup for Hartselle High School sophomores come between 9 and 12 p.m.and freshmen between 1 and 4 p.m. Students picking up schedules at these times must clear all balances and pay any course fees owed for 2014-15. Lockers, parking spaces, and yearbooks may also be secured at those times. Any student that does not pick up schedules early will receive theirs on the first day of classes – August 7.
Hartselle High School will conduct a Freshman Camp August 1. Camp begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m.. Lunch is provided. All freshmen are encouraged to attend as you will follow your schedule to find your way and meet with your teachers and also learn about being a student at HHS and the exciting times ahead of you. Freshman Camp begins in the auditorium.
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 Teachers Luncheon at 11:30 in cafeteria.
Hartselle Intermediate School will have orientation for upcoming fifth graders and their parents Tues., Aug. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the HIS gym. Fees can be paid and students are welcome to bring school supplies.
HHS hosting an ACT Mastery workshop for teachers. HHS, HJHS teachers along with teachers from Athens City and Lawrence Co. will be in attendance.
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.
Hartselle Intermediate School will have orientation for upcoming sixth graders and their parents Wed., Aug. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. Fees can be paid during orientation and students are welcome to bring their school supplies as well.
All Hartselle City School classes start back, on Aug. 7.
The next regularly called MCBOE meeting will be held August 14. The work session will begin at 5:30 p.m.; the business meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Office of the Board, 1325 Point Mallard Parkway SE, Decatur.
The MCHS Class of 1959 members and guests are invited to the 5th annual Meet ‘N Eat August 21 at Sedona Restaurant at 6 p.m. Please RSVP Maxine firstname.lastname@example.org 256-773=4978 or Linda email@example.com 256-560-0771
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.