Hartselle City Schools and Morgan County Schools Spring break will be March 27-31. Schools will be closed.
Take a Walk in the Park- Join Decatur Public Library in Delano Park on Thurs., March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Take a Walk in the Park Day. There will be crafts, kite flying (bring your own), sidewalk chalk art, temporary tattoos, bubble making, a StoryWalk®, and a princess appearance by Keilee Terry. Everyone is invited to this free program. For more information contact Decatur Public Library Youth Services at 256-353-2993 ext. 122.
Shining Star Special Needs Beauty Pageant- The pageant will be held on April 1 at Sparkman Civic Center. This pageant is open to both male and female contestants of all ages. Call the civic center for more information.
April 3,4,17,18,24 and 25
Preschool Storytime!- Listen to a story and do a simple craft based on the week’s theme. Currently the theme is a letter of the alphabet to build a strong foundation for literacy. (Mondays and Tuesdays are the same letter each week.) These free programs take place at 10 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday in the Story Hour Room of the Youth Services Department at Decatur Public Library. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 122.
April 3-April 8
Morgan County will observe clean-up Mon., Apr; 3, to Sat., April 8.
The Morgan County Diabetic Education class meets monthly at the Columbia Cottage. The next meeting will be Tues., April 4 at 10:30 a.m. The Columbia Cottage is located on Sparkman St. NW in Hartselle. The public is invited. For more information, call 256-466-2822.
TAG Meeting- The Teen Advisory Group invites teens to share ideas about making Decatur Public Library a better place for young adults! Meet with other teens, help plan fun events, and volunteer to help with the summer reading program. We want to hear from you! Teens grades 6 – 12 are invited to this free program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room inside the Youth Services Department. Information at (256) 353- 2993 ext. 122.
April 5, 19 and 26th
Book Babies- Designed for babies/toddlers up to age 3 and their adult caregivers, this program offers short and sweet stories for little ones to build crucial pre-literacy skills. This free program takes place at 10 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at Decatur Public Library. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 122 for more information.
Reading Round-Up- Book Club for the 2017 Adult Reading Challenge Adults 18 and older are invited to our Reading Round-Up Book Club, where we discuss what we’re reading for the 5th annual Adult Reading Challenge. The atmosphere is casual so bring your lunch, stay for 15 minutes or the full 2 hours, and talk books! You can sign up for the challenge or get stamps for books read at the Book Club meeting. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Decatur Public Library. Information at www.decatur.lib.al.us/adult-reading-challenge.
April 7 and 8
Rummage Sale- Do some spring cleaning and make some extra cash at the same time. Join us on Apr. 7 and 8 for our semi-annual rummage sale. Sellers may begin registering on Mar. 6 at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $20 per booth. All sellers must stay for both days. Located at the Sparkman Civic Center.
Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt- on Sun., April 9 at 4 p.m., Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt at the SNAP playground behind Sparkman Civic Center. Located at 406 Nance Ford Rd SW, this is a free event and open to all ages. To reserve a spot for you and your family, call 256-612-0947. Bring your Easter basket and join the fun!
Special Preschool Storytime and Book Babies!- This week bring your Easter basket with you and there will be an egg hunt during the program. There will be a story, egg hunt, and crafts. Monday and Tuesday for preschoolers, Wednesday for ages 0-3 it starts every day at 10 a.m. These free programs take place in the Story Hour Room of the Youth Services Department at Decatur Public Library. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 122.
Free Movie Night- On Thurs., April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Decatur Public Library is showing A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. Licensing restrictions prevent us from printing titles here, but information is available at www.decatur.lib.al.us.
Daystar Church Egg Drop- Join Daystar on Sat., April 15 at 9 a.m. for Easter fun! Free inflatables, prizes, face painting and 20,000 eggs! Register today at www.daystarchurch.tv/eggdrop.
The Decatur Public Library will be closed Sun., April 16, 2017 to observe Easter. We will re-open on Mon., April 17 at 9 a.m.
Relay for Life Paint the Town Purple.
Relay for Life Event Night at JP Cain Stadium from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Relay for Life Survivor Dinner at First United Methodist Church.
Swimming Lesson Registration- Registration will begin on May 8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Aquatic Center. After this date you can register at the civic center from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We will post fees and session dates on the Hartselle Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Give us a call at 256-773-2581 for more information.
There will be a car show for the benefit of the Morgan County 4H programs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., May 20. Show will be located at the Morgan County Cooperative Extension Office, 3120 Highway 36 West, Hartselle.
Hartselle City Schools Board Meeting Schedule 2017 .
March 21, 2017 – Hartselle Intermediate School – 7:15 a.m.
April 17, 2017 – Central Office – 6:00 p.m.
May 23, 2017 – Central Office – 6:00 p.m.
June 12, 2017 – Central Office – 6:00 p.m.
July 17, 2017 – Central Office – 6:00 p.m.
Painting Party- Join us at the civic center on the following dates from 6-9 p.m. and create your very own door hanger. The fee is $20 per project. Feb. 16 (Home Plate, State of Alabama, Pot of Gold), Mar. 21 (Bunny Hat, Cross, Bird Feeder), Apr. 20 (Flower Pot, Memorial Day theme, Awareness Ribbon), May 16 (Tea Glass, Mickey Mouse, Mason Jar). You must register no later than the Thur. before each class. You may register over the phone by calling 256-773-2581 if you plan to pay with a debit/credit card.
Hartselle Aquatic Center will open for the 2017 Season on May 27 at 10 a.m. Hours of operation will be as follows: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Tue. and Thur. 10 a.m. -8 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. -6 p.m. Admission prices will be $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5 and ages 2 and under is free. You can also reserve the aquatic center for private parties!! Contact Lacy at 256-773-2581 for more information.
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 www.JMKMartialArts.com 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, 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.
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 Fire Rescue Training Facility at 4119 Old Hwy. 31, Decatur. For more information, contact Dan Copeland at 256-773-7425.
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.