Community Calendar for Sept. 12

Sept. 12

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host the movie ”The Goonies” in Sparkman Park Pavilion 4, at dusk for free. For more information, contact the civic center at 256-773-2581.

The Hartselle Board of Education will have a budget hearing and work session at 5 p.m. at the central office.

Sept. 14

The 2013 Miss Depot Days Pageant will be Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. for the Tiny Miss & Master and Little Miss and Master pageants and at 2 p.m. for the Petite, Teen and Miss Depot Days pageants. For more information, contact Angela Hale, pageant director, at 256-773-4370.

Sept. 15

The Depot Days Community Worship Service will be Sun., Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at West Hartselle Baptist Church. Guest speaker for the evening is the Rev. Charlie Brown from Salem United Methodist Church 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. We invite you to join us in praise and worship.

Sept. 16

Hartselle Depot Days will present its annual Down Memory Sept. 16 at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. Displays will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Hartselle’s Heroes, Saluting the Hartselle Police Department and Hartselle Fire Department.” Admission is free.

The Hartselle Board of Education will have a work session and regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the central office.

Sept. 17

The Hartselle Library Board will meet Tues., Sept. 17t at 5:15 p.m. at the library.

College Street Players in conjunction with Hartselle Depot Days presents “The Great Hartselle Bank Robbery of 1926” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The play will be directed by directed by Dena Nagel. It was written by Martine Sharp with Student Writers – John Ballew and Rachel McKelvy. Tickets are $5 at the door. Seating is limited. Come learn about one of the greatest unsolved crimes that occurred right here in our hometown, Hartselle, Alabama.

Sept. 19

The Hartselle High School Choral Department will present its annual Depot Days concert Sept. 19 at Daystar Church Hartselle Campus. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include all of the choirs, under the direction of Kate Dupuis.

Sept. 21

The annual Depot Days 5K will be at Quail Creek Golf Resort and Convention Center Sat., Sept. 21, at 7 a.m. All participants of the Depot Days 5K will need to check in between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. at Quail Creek. Late registration will also be held during this timeframe. The top three men and women finishers in each age category will receive an award. Special awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers. Long sleeve shirts will be given to the first 120 registered participants in the 5k race. Race applications can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce or can be printed off the chamber’s website at Runners can also register via by searching Depot Days 5K.

Hartselle Depot Days will be Sept. 21 in downtown Hartselle. The following is a list of activities scheduled for the day. At 8 a.m., vendors, the art show and the children’s art show open while the car, truck and bike show and gasoline engine show begin. At 8:30 a.m., the art show judging begins. The Ray Sparks Band will play at 9 a.m. on the Hartselle Enquirer Stage. At 11 a.m., Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band will play on the Hartselle Enquirer Stage followed by Paige Barnes at 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the Will Sterling Band will be performing. Meet the 2013 Depot Days Pageant winners at 2:15 p.m. Preacher will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. On the Hartselle Enquirer Stage, The Barnstormers take the stage at 3:30 p.m. while the Car, Truck and Bike Show Ends. Lisa Edmonds will take the stage at 4:30 p.m. Vendors on Main Street will close at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce at 256-773-4370.

The Depot Days antique tractor show will be Sat., Sept 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on South Sparkman Street in a parking area adjacent to farmer’s market.. Buzzy’s Jewelry is a Tractor Show sponsor.

The Hartselle Kiwanis Club is co-sponsoring the Hartselle Thirteen One Half Marathon Sept. 21, at 7 a.m. at Quail Creek Golf Resort and Convention Center. Registration deadline is Sept. 18. The race is limited to the first 300 registered participants. Entry fee is $65 or $200 for a four-person team. Registration is available online at

Eva Frontier Days 2013 kicks off Sat., Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. with a beauty pageant at Journey Church. For more information contact Daphne Sloas at 256-507-3686. At 3 p.m., there will be a Bluegrass Jam Session at Eva School. The Bluegrass Festival featuring Eva’s own Mr. Stan Nelson and Hurricane Creek Band will be at 6 p.m. Other groups will be announced at a later time. Admission is charged to all events.

Sept. 24

The WORLD’S LARGEST HAYRIDE, as a part of will take place at Eva Saddle Club (Frost Road) Tues., Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. It costs $1 to ride and you get a hot dog and canned drink at the end of the ride.

Sept. 26

The Eva Frontier Days community singing will take place Thur., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Eva.

Sept. 27

Eva Frontier Days’ Music on the Square will be Sept. 27 at 4-way at Eva. Time and bands will be announced at a later time.

Oct. 3

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will host the it’s series finale movie “Ghostbusters” in Sparkman Park’s Pavilion 4, at dusk for free. For more information, contact the civic center at 256-773-2581.

All 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, 784 Culver Road, will be host bingo, every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-784 5747.

Dale Serrano Studio of Performing Arts: Once again, Dale Serrano Studio of Performing Arts of Birmingham will be instructing ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop to boys and girls ages 2 1/2 through adult. Classes will be Tuesday afternoons. The monthly fee is $50. For more information, call 205-822-6378 or visit their website at

Weight Watcher classes meet on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tammy Carpenter at 256-347-7457 or visit the website at

Aerobics classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sparkman Civic Center, at 8 a.m. This class is taught by Mellonie Chappell and is for all ages. It’s the perfect opportunity to lose a few pounds and gain new friends at the same time. The fee is $25 per month or $10 per visit. The first class is free.

Senior Nutrition Center: Are you age 60 or older and think you would enjoy mystery trips, monthly birthday parties, hymn book singing, puzzles, card games, listening to live performances of country legend songs and more? Then the Hartselle Senior Center is the place for you! Along with these fun filled activities, a nutritious meal is also served. The suggested daily donation is $1.25. If you would like to attend and don’t have transportation, a bus is available to pick you up and take you home again for a suggested fee of $1 each way. For more information call 256-773-0786.

The 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. They also 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.

Priceville Palace hosts a Big Band Swing 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.

Senior citizens dances are held the first and third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Bus pickup is available for Hartselle residents. Call Debra Rains at 351-4781 for more information.

The Morgan County Humane Society meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Priceville United Methodist Church, across from Priceville High School. For more information, call 256-778-9709.

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.

The 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 6:30 p.m. in the basement of First Christian Church on East Main Street. 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, Highway 31 S, Decatur, 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 Mondays. Students must be 5 years old and have her own baton.

Head Over Heels Tumbling: Attention gymnasts. Sign up for the beginning tumbling class to start you on your way. Tumbling class meets every Thur. afternoon at the Sparkman Civic Center. Ages 2-5 meet at 4 p.m.. Ages 6-10 meet at 5:15, and ages 11 and older meet at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $40 per month.


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