Community Calendar for Oct. 31

Oct. 31

Hartselle Parks and Rec­reation’s movie in the park featuring “Hocus Pocus” will begin at 7 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. For more information, contact Sparkman Civic Center at 256-773-2581.

Nov. 1

Hartselle Junior High School is having a fall festival and trunk-or-treat, which will be held Nov. 1 prior to the Hartselle vs. Austin football game. The activities and candy are free. We are inviting all community businesses and churches that wish to participate to come setup candy tents/trunks and distribute candy. Daystar Church is providing inflatables and a couple of rides. HJHS will have a Swamp John’s dinner for $10 per plate. Drinks and desserts will be sold separately. The Swamp Johns plates pre-orders are being taken right now by HJHS students. Walk-ins are welcome.

Football games

Austin at Hartselle

Brewer at Priceville

Falkville at Danville

Nov. 2-3

The Hartselle Downtown Merchant’s Association will sponsor Christmas Open House Nov. 3 from 2-5 p.m. A preview night will be Nov. 2.

The Town of Eva will observe its 50th anniversary with a special celebration on Sat., Nov. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. Activities will be staged in Veterans Memorial Park.. Everyone is welcome.

Nov. 9

The Stoney Creek Camp FUNraiser will be Nov. 9, beginning at 7 a.m. Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun as you support Stoney Creek Camp. There will be home goods, building supply items for sale along with camp memorabilia. There will be barbecue plates, popcorn, a cakewalk, moon bounces and so much more. For more information, call Richie Thompson at 256-280-6712 or email

The Hartselle Veterans Parade will be Nov. 9 in downtown Hartselle. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. when exhibits open. The program will be at 10 a.m. at the Hartselle Historic Depot on Railroad Street, followed by the parade at 11 a.m. This year’s event will be in honor of SFC U.S. Army Otis Daniel.

Nov. 9-10

Hartselle Fine Arts Center is sponsoring Santa’s Treats On College Street Arts and Craft Show, Nov. 9, from 9 6 p.m. and Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 256-773-4046.

Nov. 11

The Town of Priceville will host a Morgan County Veterans Day Parade and a ceremonial salute to veterans of all branches of military service on Mon., Nov. 11. The parade will be at 10 a.m. Units will line up on North Bethel Road and be judged at 9:30 a.m. Jane Train is serving as parade chairwoman. To register, call her at 256-612-1450 or log on at A ceremony paying tribute to all veterans will follow the parade at 11 a.m. in the Morgan County Veterans Memorial Park.

Nov. 16

College Street Players announces auditions for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be Sat., Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 6-12 at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The play will be directed by Dena Nagel and Jenny Faulk. Director of Music is Wanda Thompson. Cast lists will be posted by Sun., Dec. 1. Cast meetings will be Mon., Dec. 2, and Thur., Dec. 5. First rehearsal will be Thur., Jan. 2, 2014. Production dates are Feb. 26, 2014, through March 1, 2014, with six performances at the Hartselle High School Auditorium. For more information, email Dena Nagel at or Jenny Faulk at

Nov. 16

Carpenter’ Cabinet will host a Warrior’s Walk at South Park in Falkville on Sat., Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 plus bring cans for a food drive. Proceeds will go to Bonny O:Brien’s Cancer Charity.. For more information, call 256-784-5311.

Nov. 21

College Street Players announces auditions for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be Thur., Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for grades 2-5 at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The play will be directed by Dena Nagel and Jenny Faulk. Director of Music is Wanda Thompson. Cast lists will be posted by Sun., Dec. 1. Cast meetings will be Mon., Dec. 2, and Thur., Dec. 5. First rehearsal will be Thur., Jan. 2, 2014. Production dates are Feb. 26, 2014, through March 1, 2014, with six performances at the Hartselle High School Auditorium. For more information, email Dena Nagel at nagelfmly@­ or Jenny Faulk at

All month

The Birthday Bash at the civic center offers a birthday party theme to suit your child. The fee is $100, for 12 guests, ages five  and older. It includes a party room, two coordinators, simple decorations and games. Party days are Monday – Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., or Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact the civic center for more information at 256-773-2581.

The Hartselle Hope AL-Anon Family Group 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.

Falkville VFW, 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 will meet on Monday nights at the civic center. Instructors will strive to supply children not only the foundation of dance, but with tools for life. For more information, call 205-822-6378 .

Weight Watcher classes meet on Monday nights, weigh-in at 5, meeting at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $13 per week. For more information, call Weight Watchers at 1-800-651-6000.


Aerobics classes are held every Monday, Wednes­day and Friday at the Sparkman Civic Center, at 8:15 to 9:15 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.

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. We operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday and have been known to jump on an evening supper bus now and then. Registered participants are welcome to stay for lunch provided by the Commission on Aging. Need a ride? We can provide that too! For more information call Dan Price at 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 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.

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.


Country Music and Dance- Put on your boots and kick up your heels every first and third Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sparkman Civic Center. Hack Ward and the Good Time Country Band will be performing some of your favorite country songs. Admission is $5 per person. Concession will also be available.


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 Thursdays at 4 p.m.  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 from 5 to 6 p.m. The fee is $40 per month.


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