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Community Calendar for July 21, 2014

Published 12:45pm Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21

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. 

July 22

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.

July 24

HHS is hosting the annual Partners in Education breakfast at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria. Schools and business from all across Morgan County will attend.

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.

Bank Street Players presents America’s best-loved bluegrass gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain” July 24-26 at 7 p.m. nightly at Spirit of America Stage in Point Mallard Park. No admission will be charged; however, donations will be accepted. The play will be directed by Carol Puckett, Heather Kalonick and musical direction by Lauren Salerno.

The adult diabetes support group at Cullman Regional Medical Center will meet July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. in CRMC’s Ave Marie Room. This group is led by certified diabetes educators Lisa Ellard, CRNP, CDE and Kim Addison, RD, CDE, who have been assisting diabetic patients for more than 20 years. For more information, contact the CRMC Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.

July 25

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.

July 26

Come hear some homegrown sound, as The Cains Trio will be performing Sat., July 26, at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. with tickets being $6. Proceeds benefit the Hartselle High School cheerleaders. For more information, visit TheCainsTrio.com, Facebook.com/TheCainsTrio or @TheCainsTrio on Twitter and Instagram.

Former employees of Prestolite will meet July 26 at 11 a.m. at McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood in Decatur.

July 30

Schedule pickup for Hartselle High School seniors will be July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon 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 his or hers on the first day of classes, Aug. 7.

July 31

Schedule pickup for Hartselle High School sophomores will be July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon 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 and yearbooks may also be secured at those times. Any student that does not pick up schedules early will receive his or hers on the first day of classes, Aug. 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.

Aug. 1

Hartselle High School will conduct a Freshman Camp August 1.

Aug. 2

Community prayer gathering for schools will be Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. in front of Falkville High School cafeteria. Immediately after the service, there will be a prayer walk.

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 patsymedlock@bellsouth.net.

Aug. 4

HHS Kickoff Teachers Luncheon at 11:30 in cafeteria.

The Hartselle Utilities Board of Directors will meet Mon., Aug. 4, at 6 p.m.

Aug. 5

Hartselle Intermediate School will have orientation for incoming 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.

Hartselle High School will host an ACT Mastery workshop for teachers. HHS and HJHS teachers along with teachers from Athens City and Lawrence County will attend.

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.

Aug. 6

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.

Aug. 7

All Hartselle City School classes start back, on Aug. 7.

Aug. 15

The employees of Decatur Morgan Hospital will sponsor a Red Neck Gala Aug. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Limited tickets are being sold. General admission is $25 and reserve seating is $40. Tickets can be purchased at any Decatur Morgan campus. This is a fundraiser for the hospital and is tax deductible. It’s a fun time for all with food, dancing and lots of smiles. For more information or to be a sponsor, please contact Kathy White-Goodwin at 256-341-2589.

Aug. 21

The MCHS Class of 1959 members and guests are invited to the fifth annual Meet ‘N Eat Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at Sedona Restaurant. Please RSVP Maxine hornet@ieee.org 256-773-4978 or Linda rjohnston91@att.net or 256-560-0771.

Aug. 26

Hartselle High School will have an Open House, Aug. 26, prior to a PTSO Board Meeting.

Sept. 13

Hartselle Police Department’s Special Services Division is having the Basic NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course Sat., Sept. 13. For more information, email kroberts@hartselle.org or call Hartselle Police Department at 256-773-6534, Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 15

Homecoming week for Hartselle High School is Sept. 15- 19, with many activities and events planned all week.

All month

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 cindyanders@aol.com.

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.

  • Ay.

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    It seems to me that long term weight loss is what is really wanted. Thus, there does not seem to be a lot of justifications for diets or workouts that are too extreme to be followed over the long run.

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