Community Calendar for April 8

April 9

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Special Needs Rodeo will be at Morgan County Celebration Arena April 9 at 8 a.m.


The Hartselle Central Business District Design Review Board will meet April 9 at 5 p.m.


April 10-11

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Rodeo will be at Morgan County Celebration Arena April 10-11 at 5 p.m. nightly. For more information email,


The spring Hartselle Parks and Recreation rummage sale at the Sparkman Civic Center will be April 10-11. Sellers fee is $20 per space and they must be here both days. For more information, call 256-773-2581.


Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak is having a YEA Decatur event featuring student musicians of Decatur Youth Orchestra Sat., April 11, from 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.


April 16

Hartselle City Schools’ early release for April 16 has been cancelled. It will be a normal school day.


Cullman Regional Medical Center’s Celia M. Fernandez, M.D., Rheumatologist is hosting the program, Understanding and Managing Arthritis, Thurs., April 16, at 11:30 a.m. The program with lunch is $5 for WomenFirst & SeniorChoice members and $8 for others. Reserve your spot online or call (256) 737-2600.


April 17

Hartselle City Schools will be in session April 17. This day is a make-up weather day that will be used to make up the day lost on Feb. 20.


April 18

The Singles Greet & Meet of North Alabama will be having a social dance at the

Hartselle Civic Center April 18 from 7-10 p.m. Music will be provided by Glen Wood and the Rustyspur Band. There will be a $5 charge at the door. There will be a beginning line dance class from 6-7 pm.


The next scheduled handgun safety class, to be sponsored by the HCPAAA, will be Sat., April 18, at 8 a.m. at the Sherrill Street facility. Information and a link for online registration can be found at


April 19

The Hartselle High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society will induct its 12 charter members Sun., April 11, at 2 p.m. in the HHS lecture hall. A reception will immediately follow.


April 20

The Hartselle Board of Education will have its regular meeting April 20 at 6 p.m. at Hartselle Intermediate School.


April 21

Hartselle Parks and Recreation will have a Pinterest party to paint door hangers, April 21 at 6 p.m. The theme will be a chalkboard rooster hanger and a frog. Participants must register for this class by April 17, for a fee a $15 per project at the Sparkman Civic Center. Children are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult that is also taking the class.

May 1

The annual Somerville Celebration Festival will be Fri., May 1. There will be food, a 5K and one-mile fun run, antique car show and fireworks. Live music will be provided by Wayne Abbott as Willie Nelson, Garrett & Briana Dean and the Fellowship Quartet. Vendors set up by 3 p.m., the music and 5K start at 5 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Parking is free and there is no entry fee. All proceeds will benefit the renovation of the historic Somerville Courthouse. Vendor space is available and race sign-ups are ongoing. For more information, call Town Hall at 256-778-8282.

May 19

The Hartselle Board of Education will have its regular meeting May 19 at 6 p.m. at the central office.


June 15

The Hartselle Board of Education will have its regular meeting June 15 at 6 p.m. at the central office.


July 13

The Hartselle Board of Education will have its regular meeting July 13 at 6 p.m. at the central office.

All month

Water Aerobics classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:50 to 7:50 a.m. beginning June 2 at the Hartselle Aquatic Center. 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. at the Sparkman Civic Center. 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 the Freight House Restaurant.


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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Depot Days draws crowd despite rainy day 


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