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Community Calendar for Aug. 26

Published 4:23pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug. 28


West Morgan at Priceville, 7 p.m.



Addison at Hartselle, 4:30 p.m.

West Morgan at Priceville, 4 p.m.

Decatur at Brewer, 4:30 p.m.

West Point, DHCA at Falkville, 3:30 p.m.

PJHS, FMS at Oak Park, 4 p.m.

Lacey’s Spring, Sparkman at HJHS 4:30 p.m.

Madison Aca. at Cotaco, 4:30 p.m.

Cedar Ridge at Cotaco (JH), 6:30 p.m.

Eva, Union Hill at DHCA, 4 p.m.


Aug. 29


Brewer at Hartselle, 7 p.m.

Cold Springs at Danville, 7 p.m.

Decatur Heritage at Falkville, 7 p.m.



Hartselle at Juanita Boddie Tournament (Hoover)


Aug. 30


Hartselle at Juanita Boddie Tournament (Hoover)

Priceville, Brewer at West Morgan Tournament


Cross Country

Hartselle at Pepsi Challenge at Moulton


Pitman family reunion will be Sat., Aug. 30, at Salem United Methodist Church. Meal will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring covered dish.


Sept. 2

The Hartselle Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet Tues., Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.


Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet Tues., Sept. 2, from 9 to11 a.m. in the Ave Maria Room in Professional Office Building 2. This class is designed for mothers and their babies, who are currently breastfeeding. For more information, contact the CRMC nursery at 256-737-2221.


The Hartselle Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet Tues., Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.



Hartselle, Curry at Danville, 4 p.m.

Athens at Brewer, 4:30 p.m.

WMMS, Madison Aca. at Lacey’s Spring, 4:30 p.m.

Eva, Sparkman at Cotaco, 3:30 p.m.

Sparkman, Union Hill at Cotaco, 3:30 p.m.


Sept. 4-9

A 328-foot long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur and will be available for public tours Sept. 4-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. A $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181.


Community Action Partnership of North Alabama will host a “Planning for the Future“ free public event Thurs., Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 1909 Central Parkway SW in Decatur. Discussion topics will include legal public benefits and health insurance issues for senior and persons with disabilities. For more information, contact 1-800-AGE-:LINE or 256-355-4515.


Sept. 5

Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society are sponsoring a viewing party for the Stand Up To Cancer telecast Sept. 5 at Buffalo Wild Wings on Beltline Road in Decatur from 6-8 p.m. The hour-long commercial-free broadcast will highlight the work of the SU2C’s “Dream Teams” of cancer researchers and acknowledge donors who make it all possible. The televised event will also feature celebrity ambassadors and musical performances. Register by Fri., Aug. 15 to attend the viewing party and receive a T-shirt and luminaria bag. Registration is $25 per person at


A representative from Gloria’s Good Health will give tips for healthy living at the Women’s Connection Meeting, Fri., Sept. 5, at 11 a.m., at the Decatur Country Club with lunch for a cost of $15. Gifted flutist, Holly Berry, as a former plus-size model will tell her story of “gliding down life’s runway “in search of truth. For reservations to this inspiring and informative lunch meeting call or email by Sept. 1, Clarice @ 256-301-9196 or or Stephanie@256-686-2876 or

Sept. 8-9

Priceville Elementary will celebrate Grandparents Day Sept. 8-9.

Sept. 8-12

Priceville Elementary will have its book fair Sept. 8-12.


Sept. 11

Morgan County Board of Education will meet Sept. 11 at the central office in Decatur. The work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the business meeting at 6 p.m. The second public budget hearing will be conducted during the business meeting.


Sept. 13

Hartselle Police Department’s Special Services Division will conduct a basic NRA metallic cartridge-reloading course Sat., Sept. 13. For more information, email or call Hartselle Police Department at 256-773-6534, Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Fifth Annual Depot Days Pageant  will be Sat., Sept. 13 for Ages 0-18 at Sparkman Civic Center with  Miss and Master categories.


Sept. 14

Community Worship Service – A night of music will be Sun., Sept. 14.  The Hartselle Ministerial Association hosts this event every year.  A love offering will be taken up to help transients with gas and food as they pass through Hartselle.

Sept. 15

Down Memory Lane will be held Mon., Sept. 15 at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center at 305 College Street NE.

The Bosom Buddies Support Group meets Mon., Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Ave Maria Room in the Community Education Center located in Professional Office Building 2. For more information, call (256) 737-2600.


Sept. 15-19

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


Sept. 16

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Tues., Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster Assisted Living, located at 1020 Olive St SW, Cullman 35055. Find meaningful advice and support from a community of fellow Alzheimer’s Caregivers. For more information or to RSVP contact, Brandy Chamblee at (256)737-2298 or, or Jane Farley at (256)737-2033 or


Sept. 17

Join William Holcomb, MD, Ophthalmologist in a Vision Seminar and lunch, Wed., Sept. 17, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Colonel Cullman Room. Cost of this lunch and learn program is $5 for WomenFirst and SeniorChoice members and $8 for all others. To reserve your spot, register online or call (256) 737-2600.

Sept. 18

A concert by the Hartselle High School choral department under the direction of Kate Dupuis will be Thurs., Sept. 18 at the Hartselle High School auditorium.


Sept. 20

Eva Frontier Days 2014 (Celebrating 25 Years) will Kick Off Sat., Sept. 20 with a BIG Bluegrass Festival at Eva School at 6 p.m. featuring Fireball Mail from Nashville and Freshwater Creek from Arab. Admission is $6.


Miss Eva Frontier Days Beauty Pageant Sat. Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at Journey Church (Eva Road across from Eva Ballpark). For more information contact Daphne Sloas at 256-796-5686 or 256-507-3686.


The 34th Annual Depot Days Festival will be Sat., Sept. 20, and will begin with the Hartselle Kiwanis Club Second annual Hartselle Half Marathon. Depot Days will feature an adult art show, children’s art show, crafts, tractor and gasoline engine show, live entertainment, car, truck and bike show, children’s area, food and so much more! Admission is FREE. Also, The Great Bank Robbery re-enactment by the College Street Players will be held at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. There will be three different show times, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.



Sept. 23

Tues. Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. will be the World’s Largest Hay Ride at the Eva Saddle Club Arena on Frost Road. Admission is $1 to ride with a hot dog and drink at the end.


Sept. 25

There will be a Community Hymn Book Singing at Eva Methodist Church Thurs. Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.


Sept. 26

“Music on the Square” will feature Dixie Flavor in downtown Eva Fri., Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.


Sept. 27

The sixth annual Bikes and Blades Motorcycle Poker Run will be Sat., Sept. 27, starting at Decatur VFW Post 4190. First bike out is 9:30 a.m. with entry fee of $20 per rider. Proceeds benefit North Alabama Special Olympics. To preregister or for more information, log on to


Sat. Sept. 27 is Eva Frontier Days with an antique tractor show and car show, parade at 11 a.m., craft show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., baking contest at 10:30 a.m. with cash awards, LIVE entertainment (band TBA), best dressed contest at 1 p.m., pig calling contest at 1:30 p.m., frog jumping contest at 4 p.m. and pig chase at 5 p.m. There will also be games for all ages, food vendors and much more!


Oct. 4

The Massey School and Community Reunion will be Sat., Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Massey Fire Department, located at 386 Evergreen Road in the Massey community. All who have attended, taught or worked at the former Massey School or have lived in the Massey community and have an interest are welcome. For more information contact Frances Vest Rowe at 246-476-0950 or

Oct. 13-14

Hartselle City and Morgan County schools will close for fall break.

Oct. 27-31

Red Ribbon Week at Priceville Elementary School will be Oct. 27-31.

Nov. 1

The Priceville Book N’ It 5k and 10k races will be Sat., Nov. 1. The 10k begins at 7 a.m. followed by the 5k at 9 a.m.


Nov. 10

A Veterans Day program will be conducted at Priceville Elementary School.

Dec. 6

The Priceville Christmas Parade will be Sat., Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. The rain date will be Dec. 13.


Dec. 22-Jan. 5

Hartselle City and Morgan County schools will close for the Christmas holidays.

Jan. 30

Priceville Elementary School will have its Board Member Appreciation breakfast Jan. 30 from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Feb. 27

PES will have its annual Winterfest starting at 5 p.m. for food and 6 p.m. for games.

March 23-27

Hartselle and Morgan County schools will close for spring break March 23-27.

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


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


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.

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