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Community Calendar for Dec. 17

Dec. 17

The Hartselle City Council has rescheduled its second regular meeting of December for Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the city hall auditorium. The council will not meet on Dec. 23.


Dec. 18

The Morgan County Commission will hold a rescheduled meeting Thur., Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Boardroom on the Fifth Floor of the Morgan County Courthouse, 302 Lee St. NE in Decatur. This meeting will replace the Dec. 23 meeting.


Dec. 19

Morgan County school students will be dismissed at noon on Dec. 19.


Dec. 20

The 10th annual Chappell Karate Basket Brigade will be Sat., Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at the OWO Recreation Center at 906 Roberts Drive in Hartselle. If anyone would like to make a tax-deductible donation, donations are still being accepted. Also, anyone who would like to volunteer to package the food into boxes and/or help deliver them, please contact Amanda Bussey at 256-612-4438.


Dec. 21

Hartselle Parks and Recreation is hosting a Candy Cane Hunt Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at Pavilion 4 at Sparkman Park. Bring a basket and a sack of candy canes. Children will hunt by age groups (ages 3 and under, 4-5, 6 and older). Prizes will be given to those who find the specially marked candy canes. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The event is free, but participants are asked to register by Dec. 18.

Dec. 22-Jan. 5

Hartselle City Schools will close for the Christmas holidays. All Morgan County Schools and the Central Office will be closed in observance of the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, 2015.


Jan. 2

Fifth and sixth graders are invited to join a New Year’s Party at Sparkman Civic Center Jan. 2 from 7-9 p.m. There will be music, dancing, party favors and snacks to celebrate the New Year. Please register and pay the $10 fee per child at Sparkman Civic Center no later than Dec. 30.


Jan. 5

Morgan County teachers will return for Teacher Workday on Jan. 5, 2015. Students will be welcomed back for the second semester on Jan. 6, 2015.


Jan. 10

Festival of the Cranes Returns to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Jan. 10, 2015. This is a One Day Event for the Birds.

Jan. 9

Start the New Year off right by joining the Women’s Connection Luncheon Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Decatur Country Club located at 2401 Country Club Road. Humorous speaker, Carol Frey, will share tips for those cooking ruts and relationship ruts in “A Perfect Welcome into a Not So Perfect Home.” Bring your favorite hostess tip and your humorous disasters to share around the table. Cost is $15 with no dues or membership required. For reservations and complimentary nursery, contact Clarice at (256) 301-9196, (256) 341-7129 or email or Stephanie at (256) 686-2876 or email Reservations must be received by Jan. 5.


Jan. 16

The 8ers Square Dance club in Decatur will host a beginner square dancing class starting Jan. 16 at the Decatur Aquadome, 1202 Fifth Ave. in Decatur. The class will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Two free trial nights will be held Fri., Jan. 16 and 23. No special clothes are required. For more information, call 256-353-1759 or 256-340-0532 or visit


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 Sparkman 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, so 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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