Community Calendar

Oct. 4

TJ Harris of the Christian rock band, Decyfer Down, will be doing an unplugged show at Munky’s on Wed., Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

Oct. 6 and 7

The Seeds of Love Food Pantry is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 6 and 7 with a yard sale/bake sale. It will be located at 734 Wilson Rd., Lacey’s Spring. They will have jambalaya, chili, soup, baked goods, pulled pork sandwiches, cakes and cookies, chips, drinks and family packs. All money proceeds go to Hartselle Seeds of Love.


Oct. 7

Hartselle Bands’ Southern Hospital Marching Festival is Sat., Oct. 7 at J.P. Cain Stadium. Come spend the day enjoying the area marching bands perform their half-time shows in this competitive event. Small admission charge at the gate and concessions will be available all day.


The annual Massey School Reunion/Massey Community Reunion will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 7 at the Massey Volunteer Fire Department,  212 Evergreen Road, Falkville, AL 35622 (located in the Massey Community). Anyone who has ever lived in Massey, attended school there, worked at the school, taught there, or lives in the community now, are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.


Oct. 8

First United Methodist Church is hosting a Blood Drive on Sun., Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donors receive a team t-shirt from LifeSouth, and coupons for a free Whitt’s BBQ sandwich and a pound of Papa Murphy’s chocolate chip cookie dough. Each donation saves three lives. Please help us save local patients!


Oct. 14

The annual Cornhole Tournament benefiting Celebrate Recovery will be Sat., Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Decatur Baptist Church. Concessions will be available and spectators are welcome. On the day: participants sign in at 9 a.m. and the bags start flying at 10 a.m. The prizes are: for first place, $75, second place, $50 and third place is $25. For more information, contact John McMillan at 256-345-5077.


The Grace Resource Center Library of Fairview Church on 4511 Danville Rd. Decatur, Al will be having its second annual fundraising luncheon on Sat., Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a door prize for each person attending and an excellent meal served. Two internationally known authors will be guest speakers. All funds raised will go to fund a Bible translation for the Ma’adi people of Uganda. There are more than 500,000 of them who have never had one verse of scripture in their own language. The tickets for the event are only $20 per ticket or a table for 8 at only $130 a savings of $30. The ticket includes the dinner, many nice door prizes and gift cards donated by area businesses and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items. Tickets are limited so call ahead and reserve yours or get a table for your family or group. The ticket price is 100 percent tax deductible as we are a non profit. Contact Doris Jones, GRC Director at 256-565-8264 or the church office at 256-345-2237.


All month


Aerobics- Ladies, join instructor Mellonie Chappell, on Mon., Wed. and Fri. at the civic center at 8 a.m. for a refreshing morning workout. The class is suitable for all ages. Please bring a mat for floor exercises. Any additional equipment is provided. The fee is $25 per month.

Tumbling- This class, instructed by Mellonie Chappell, is designed for children ages 5 and older. They will learn basic tumbling skills. Classes will be on Mon. from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m at the civic center. The fee is $40 per month.

JMK Martial Arts- Join JMK Martial Arts & Fitness at the Hartselle Civic Center and build a more confident you! Exciting martial arts and fitness classes are available for kids and adults. Classes are divided into age groups as follows; Pre-Kubs (ages 3-4), Lil Kubs (ages 5-7), Kid Kubs (ages 8-10), Jr. Kubs (ages 11-14) and adults (ages 15 and older). Classes include karate, HapKiDo, wrestling/grappling, sparring, self defense, fitness and conditioning. See for a specific schedule and pricing.

Baton- Kim Robertson, a former University of Alabama Crimsonette, instructs girls ages 5 and older in the basics of baton at the civic center. The fee for this class is $50 per month. Classes meet on Thur. afternoons. Call the civic center for more details.

Hartselle Public Library offers Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Nutrition Center, also called the Hartselle Senior Center is the place for friendly visiting, serious Rook and Canasta, a loud game of Texas spinner dominoes, informative chats and so much more. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registered participants are welcome to stay for lunch provided by the Commission on Aging. For more information or for transportation, call Steve Griffin at 256-773-0786.

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.


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 Hindsight 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

A Multiple Sclerosis meeting will be at the Sparkman Civic Center every fourth Monday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 2. For more information, call Susan  at 256-502-1221.

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.

Hartselle’s Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Freight House Restaurant.


Hartselle Civitan Club meets the first and third Monday at 6 p.m. in Sparkman Civic Center Room 10. 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.

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.


Interested in learning how to lose weight? Join Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS.) every Monday at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, Hartselle. For more information, contact Doris Chapman 773-9358.


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.

Marine Corps League of Morgan County “LCpl Jonathan L. Smith Detachment” meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Decatur American Legion Post 15 located at 2607 Hwy 31 South, Decatur. For more information, contact Dan Copeland at 256-345-3590.


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 other month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. For more information, call 256-773-7222.



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