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Community Calendar for Sept. 17

Sept. 17

Join ophthalmologist Dr. William Holcomb, MD, in a Vision Seminar and lunch, Wed., Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CRMC’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 at or call (256) 737-2600.


Sept. 18

A concert by the Hartselle High School choral department under the direction of Kate Dupuis will be Thur., Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Hartselle High School auditorium.


Sept. 19

The third annual Alumni Tailgating Reunion will be Fri., Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. until game time of the Hartselle vs. Decatur homecoming game outside J.P. Cain Stadium. Tickets are $10 and are available at Hartselle High School. For more information or to make online reservations, contact Tresa McGhee at


A POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony will be Fri., Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park on Alabama 67 in Priceville. The guest speaker will be Col. George Kunkel, retired United States Army. For more information, call 256-476-0792.


The Mayor and Council approved by Resolution 2014-57 to recognize Fri., Sept. 19, as POW/MIA Recognition Day in the Town of Falkville. They respectfully are asking the citizens of the town to join with them in ‘Painting the Town Black & White’ by decorating with banners, balloons, wreaths, black & white ribbons, dressing in black and white, etc. to bring honor to those who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, those who have not returned to stand by their families, those who were held captive as prisoners of war and to never forget their sacrifice.


Sept. 20

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. Also, The Great Hartselle Bank Robbery of 1926 re-enactment by the College Street Players will be held at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. There will be three different shows, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Admission for the show is $10 at the door.


Morgan County Schools will have an early release day Wed., Sept. 17. Students will be dismissed and buses will run at 1 p.m.


The Morgan County Schools policy committee will meet at the central office on Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m


Eva Frontier Days 2014, celebrating 25 years, will kick off Sat., Sept. 20, with a bluegrass festival at Eva School at 6 p.m. featuring Fireball Mail from Nashville and Freshwater Creek from Arab. Admission is $6. The Miss Eva Frontier Days Beauty Pageant  will be 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.


Cotaco School Reunion will be held at Gurley’s Soggy Bottom in Florette Sat., Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. You and your family are invited if you attended classes at Cotaco School. There will be entertainment and activities for children. Free admission. Barbecue plates, sandwiches and hot dogs will be available. For more information, call 256- 606-7083, 256-778-8432 or Betty Grantland at 256-778-8717.


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. 24

The Morgan County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Wed., Sept. 24, at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Boardroom on the Fifth Floor of the Morgan County Courthouse.


 Sept. 25

There will be a community hymn book singing at Eva Methodist Church Thurs. Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.


The adult diabetes support group at Cullman Regional Medical Center will meet Sept. 25 from 6 o 8 p.m. in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room. For more information contact the CRMC Diabetes Care Center at 256-737-2025.


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 greased pig chase at 5 p.m. There will also be games for all ages, food vendors and much more!


Massey School and Community Reunion will be Sat., Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Massey Fire Station, 386 Evergreen Road, Falkville.





All who have attended, taught or worked at the Massey School, or those that have lived in the Massey Community and have an interest are welcome. For more information, contact Frances Vest Rowe at, or  246-476-0950.


Oct. 3

Register for Fall Frenzy by Oct. 3, for Fall Break on Oct. 13-14. It will games and crafts at the civic center and $20 for both days, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 256-773-2581 for more information.


Oct. 7

Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group will hold its meeting Tues., Oct. 7, from 9 until 11 a.m. in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room in Professional Office Building 2.


Oct. 9

A Halloween Paint party will be Oct. 9, at the civic center for $15 per project. Register and pay by Oct. 6.


Oct. 13-14

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


Oct. 21

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 11 meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 108 Finley Drive, Decatur. For local veteran assistance, call 610-442-3680.


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.


Nov. 18

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 11 meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 108 Finley Drive, Decatur. For local veteran assistance, call 610-442-3680.


Dec. 6

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


Dec. 16

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 11 meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 108 Finley Drive, Decatur. For local veteran assistance, call 610-442-3680.


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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