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Community Calendar for Oct. 29

Oct. 30

Dairy Margin Protection Program public meetings will be Oct. 30, form 9:30 a.m. to noon, Dale County Extension Office (Conference Room), 650 McConnell Loop, Fayette. During the meetings, representatives from FSA will discuss the MPP-Dairy eligibility requirements and application process. For more information, contact Max Runge of Alabama Cooperative Extension System at 334-844-5603, or rungemw@aces.edu, or Guy Hall, of the Alabama Farmers Federation at 334-451-2892, or ghall@alfafarmers.org.

 

Nov. 1

The Priceville Book N’ It 5k and 10k races will be Sat., Nov. 1. The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 10k beginning at 8:30 a.m.

 

The Junior League will host its first Annual Bacon and Brew fundraiser at the Magnolia Room on Moulton Street. A ticketed event featuring a man-centric silent auction, a bacon themed buffet, a variety of beer selections and musical entertainment. Bacon and Brew will be the first of its kind in Decatur. Ticket information can be attained by emailing the Junior League at jlmcbaconandbrew@gmail.com.

 

Nov. 4

Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group will meet Tues., Nov. 4, 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.

 

Nov. 5

Dairy Margin Protection Program public meetings will be Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Dale County Extension Office (Commission Room), 202 Hwy 123, South Ste. D, Ozark During the meetings, representatives from FSA will discuss the MPP-Dairy eligibility requirements and application process. For more information, contact Max Runge of Alabama Cooperative Extension System at 334-844-5603, or rungemw@aces.edu, or Guy Hall, of the Alabama Farmers Federation at 334-451-2892, or ghall@alfafarmers.org.

 

Nov. 6 

Hartselle Junior High School is having a Veterans Day program Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Pettey Center. Veterans may arrive at 9:30 a.m. and park in the Pettey Center parking lot. Master of Ceremonies this year is John Frank Parker.

 

Nov. 6-9

Hosted jointly by the Huntsville Kennel Club and the Decatur Alabama Kennel Club, the Cotton Cluster Dog Shows featuring 135 breeds are set for Nov. 6-9 at the Morgan County Celebration Arena, 67 Horse Center Rd., Decatur. Shows begin Thursday at 9 a.m., Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.  Admission is free but parking is $5 per car daily.

 

Nov. 10

The JROTC program at AP Brewer high school will be having a Veteran’s Day program on Mon. Nov. 10. All active and retired veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. We will have a Color Guard, Hat Laying ceremony for each branch, and salute to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and performances by the Brewer high Chorus and Band.

You are cordially invited to attend a Veterans Day Celebration on Mon. Nov. 10, at  Priceville Elementary School gym at 1:30 p. m.  Please RSVP by November 7, to Kathy Craig at kpcraig@morgank12.org or 256-341-9202.

 

Nov. 13

The annual meeting of the Morgan County Board of Education will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the central office. A work session will be held at 5:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 14

Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL, who served in Afghanistan and wrote about his experiences in the novel, later Hollywood movie, “Lone Survivor,” will bring his Patriot Tour to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theater. Tickets, ranging from $45 to $75, are available at patriottour.com. The event will also feature former SEAL Pete Scobbell, former SEAL David Goggins, former Army Airborne Ranger Capt. Chad Fleming and Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit patriottour.com.

 

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.

 

Dairy Margin Protection Program public meetings will be Nov. 18, at 9:30 a.m. to noon, Jon Archer Agricultural Center (Large Auditorium), 1070 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile. During the meetings, representatives from FSA will discuss the MPP-Dairy eligibility requirements and application process. For more information, contact Max Runge, of Alabama Cooperative Extension System, at 334-844-5603, or rungemw@aces.edu, or Guy Hall, of the Alabama Farmers Federation at 334-451-2892, or ghall@alfafarmers.org.

 

Nov. 30

Open house for Linda Duran Public Library, 1612 S. Bethel Rd.,

Decatur, will be Sun., Nov. 30, at 2:00 p.m.

 

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 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.

 

 

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