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Hartselle Enquirer

Community Calendar


May 4,18,23 and June 1,8

In recognition of National Stroke Month, Cullman Regional is offering FREE Stroke Prevention Screenings to the community throughout the month of May. Visits are by appointment only. Screenings will be offered on the following dates: May 4, 18, 23 and June 1 and 8. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable if you watch your risk factors including for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, diet, peripheral artery disease, cardiovascular disease and more. Cullman Regional’s screenings offer opportunities to check all of these and more. Screenings include the following for all participants at no charge: Lipid Panel (Cholesterol and Glucose for diabetes),   Body Mass Index (Diet),  EKG (Electrocardiogram) and  ABI Screening. “The goal of these screenings is to help community members identify any potential risk factors they may have in order to reduce their risk for stroke,” said Lindsey Dossey, Executive Director Marketing & Community Outreach. “We want to help our community catch potential risks and get them under control before it becomes and emergency.”

Are you worried about having a stroke? Are you over the age of 50? Do you have high cholesterol? Do you have high blood pressure? Does your family have a history of strokes? If so, call to schedule your appointment TODAY. To schedule an appointment, call (256) 735-5600.


May 5

Cinco de Mayo Story Time- This is a special story time in Margarete’s Garden to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The story will be Eric A. Kimmel’s Cactus Soup and the crafts will be making maracas and taco magnets. There will also be snacks at this free program. The program starts at 4 p.m. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 122.


May 6

BBB Shred Day 2017- BBB Shred Day will be held on Sat., May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Calhoun Community College (Decatur campus). Free drive up services include: document shredding (3 box or bag limit), electronic recycling, hard drive destruction and prescription and over the counter drug take back. In addition, a non-perishable food drive will be held for Downtown Rescue Mission in Decatur and Athens. For more information, call the BBB at 256-355-5170.


May 7-13

Relay for Life Paint the Town Purple- Relay for Life is a program of the American Cancer Society, which raises money to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Relay for life is a community effort to bring cancer survivors, caregivers, and families of those that have lost their battle together. In the past our community leaders, schools, civic organizations, churches, and citizens of Hartselle have been a tremendous support to the Relay for Life. The theme for our 2017 relay is Color for a Cure. We would like to encourage everyone to get your team together and begin raising money. To register a team or to receive more information, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, Haley Marcele at 256-531-4010 or Tresa McGhee at 256-476-3905.


May 8

Relay for Life Survivor Dinner at First United Methodist Church.


Swimming Lesson Registration- Registration will begin on May 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aquatic Center. After this date you can register at the civic center from 8 a.m. to 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.


May 11

Tech 101- On Thur., May 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Hartselle High School Business Ed students will assist members of the community with technology issues. These include cell phones, laptops, software, email, etc. Bring your devices! All ages welcome. For more information, contact Linda Roberts at 256-751-5615, 256-303-4089 or by email at linda.roberts@hartselletigers.org.


Free Movie Night- Four wannabe astronauts finally get their chance to take on the final frontier. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this space adventure. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Licensing restrictions prevent us from printing titles here, but information is available at www.decatur.lib.al.us.


May 12

Relay for Life Event Night- at event night we will have entertainment by Ben Parker, games and events for all ages, food, and much much more. We are very excited this year about our advertising “posters” that you may be noticing around town. These have been drawn by the Hartselle High School Art Students and the 3rd grade classes at Burleson Elementary and Barkley Bridge Elementary. The dinner to honor our survivors will be Mon., May 8 at First United Methodist in Hartselle. Relay for Life event will begin with a survivor’s walk at 6pm.  The memory walk will begin at 8:30 with the lighting of the luminaries. This event is at JP Cain Stadium from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.


May 13

The Prayers for Kayleigh Foundation is hosting Duck Jam on Sat., May 13. The event lineup and tickets are on sale at www.pfkfoundation.org. All proceeds go to PFK, the McClendon Family and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


The Prayers for Kayleigh Foundation is hosting a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sat., May 13 at Hartselle Junior High School, 904 Sparkman St. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run is at 9 a.m. after the 5K. Fees are: $25 for the 5K, $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run and $25 for a t-shirt only. Each participant will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and each finisher will receive a medal. To register, go to: pfk5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8710.


May 19

Third Friday Downtown- From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., come visit Decatur Public Library at Third Friday Downtown! We will have our Summer Reading calendars and children’s books to give away and Legos® to play with in Downtown Decatur in Jones Park on 2nd Avenue. For more information contact Marketing and Outreach at 256-353-2993 ext. 106.


May 20

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.


May 23

American Girl Book Club- This program will be hosted by our Teen Volunteers and is designed for ages 7 & up, but is open to any child able to read and discuss a book. There will be book discussion, activities, crafts, and light refreshments. This month’s featured American Girl is Addy. This free program will meet at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at Decatur Public Library. For more information call 256-353-2993 ext. 122.


July 15

Wheels For Tonya Wessels Poker Run- Located at Redstone Harley Davidson in Madison.

Registration starts 9:30am-10:30am Cost: $15 – one bike rider OR one car rider, $20 – for driver and one passenger and $5 for any additional passengers. The stops during this fundraiser include: Redstone Harley, Champion power sports in Athens, 53 Farm and Hardware and Knightmoves. For specific addresses of stops ask the registration table.


All month


Hartselle City Schools Board Meeting Schedule 2017 .

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.



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