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Community Calendar

  • Date Sep. 20th
A dog wash fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 20th, from 10am till 4pm, at Bodacious Pet Spa, located at 9758 Madison Blvd., Madison, AL  35758.  For a $25 tax-free donation, your dog gets a bath, minor grooming, and a pedicure.  Dogs must be on a lead/leash at all times.  This is a fundraiser for the SARTEC K-9 Search & Rescue Unit, an all-volunteer non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that relies on community support and fundraising to keep the unit operational.  For further information, contact Shata Pace, Operations Officer, at 256-679-2839.
  • Date Oct. 4th
The Massey School & Community Reunion will be Saturday, October 4th, from 2-5pm at the Massey Volunteer Fire Department.  Everyone is invited.  There will be displays of photos and memorabilia from the schools, businesses, and churches of the Massey community.  They are especially looking for old photos of the churches -- Cedar Plains, Evergreen, McKendree, and Mt. Nebo.  This event started as a reunion of former students and staff of the school but has expanded to include anyone interested in Massey and the history of the community.  For more information, contact Frances Vest Rowe at 256-462-3875.
  • Date Sep. 27th
Ebenezer Baptist Church will be having a free drive-in movie, Saturday, September 27th, at 4pm.  They will be showing "God's Not Dead."  There'll be food and inflatables.  Event held rain or shine.  Bring your lawn chairs.  For more information, call 256-339-4876 or 256-773-3400.
  • Date Sep. 20th
Giles County Gospel Music Association will have a singing on Saturday, September 20th, at 6:30pm, at The Word of Life Fellowship of Pulaski, located at 1307 Amos Hamlett Rd., Pulaski, TN  38478.  Featured singers will be The Gardners from Huntland, Tennessee.  Local singers will include Children of God, Bill Worthy, Harold Claud, and The Pardons.  Free admission.
  • Date Sep. 20th
Falkville Church of God will be hosting a community cook-out on Saturday, September 20th, beginning at 4pm.  Food and entertainment provided.  Everyone welcome.  Come and join the fun and fellowship.  The church is located at 87 West 3rd Street, Falkville, AL  35622.  For more information, call 256-739-2849 or 256-531-6571.
  • Date Sep. 19th
A POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony will be held Friday, September 19th, at 5pm, at Veterans Park, located on Highway 67 at Priceville.  Guest speaker will be Retired United States Army Colonel George Kunkel.  For more info, call 256-476-0792.
  • Date Oct. 25th
There will be a car show, Saturday, October 25th, from 8am to 4pm, at Depot Park in Cullman, Alabama.  Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.  Entry fee is $15.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, cold drinks, and coffee will be available.  Plus, games and prizes for kids.  For more information, call 256-338-7512 or 256-347-0881.
  • Date Oct. 18th
Lawrence Medical Center will be hosting their first-ever 5K run on Saturday, October 18th.  It's the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.  The 5K will begin at 8am, with a mile run to follow at 9:30.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the new advanced mammography program.  Solid Rock Race Timing will officially time the event.  Awards will be given after the race, and all participants will receive a t-shirt.  In addition, female winners in each age group will receive a free mammography at Lawrence Medical Center.

Pre-registration before September 25th is only $15.  After September 25th, pre-registration will be $20.  Race-day registration will be $25.

A copy of the registration form can be found here:  http://lawrencemedicalcenter.com/images/PDFs/5K_registration.pdf
  • Date Oct. 11th
The Fall Spectacular Open Car & Truck Show will be Saturday, October 11th, from 9am to 2pm, at 101 Resource Center Pkwy, Birmingham, AL.  Featuring multiple trophy classes, live music, and great giveaways.  $20 registration fee.  All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Dash plaques for the first 50 registrations.  For more information, cal 205-535-0162 or 205-542-1240.
  • Date Oct. 4th
Southland Flywheelers Antique Tractor & Engine Club's 2nd Annual Fall Show will be Saturday, October 4th, at the Flywheeler Farm, located at 1715 Highway 36 East, Hartselle, AL  35640.  Featuring antique farm equipment, crop harvesting and processing equipment, tractors, and engines.    Vendors welcome.  For information, contact Larry Lemmond at 256-773-2692 or 256-566-2737, or Milton Ratliff at 256-318-8312.
  • Date October
Decatur Public Library will host their 24th Annual Quilt Show during the month of October to showcase homemade quilts crafted by local artisans.  Old and new quilts, handmade or machine-stitched will be accepted.  (A maximum of two quilts per person, please.)  Viewers Choice ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.  In addition, an independent judge will choose the top three "pictorial quilts."  If you would like to enter a quilt, please call Phyllis Roberts at 256-353-2993, ext. 100.  Quilts must be entered by 5pm on September 29th.
  • Date Oct. 4th
The Smith Lake Park Bass Fest is coming up Saturday, October 4th, at Smith Lake Park in Cullman, Alabama!  Featuring a bass tournament AND music festival!  Bass tournament will start at safe light and last until 3pm.  Online registration is $125 with a deadline of September 15th.  A mandatory meeting will be held Friday, October 3rd, at 6pm, with free dinner.  And you may register there for $150 (cash only).  The music festival will run from 8am to 5pm and will also feature arts & crafts and food vendors.  Also, meet Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Kevin Hawk!  Smith Lake Park is located at 416 Co. Rd. 385, Cullman, AL  35057.  For more information and registration, visit SmithLakeParkBassFest.com.
  • Date Oct. 4th
Rock Springs Baptist Church will have their Harvest Carnival, Saturday, October 4th, from 10am 'til 1pm, featuring games, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and drinks.  Fun for the whole family.  The church is located at 525 Rock Spring Rd., Hartselle, AL.  For more information, contact Kari Riffe at 256-754-4679 or Josh Riffe at 256-754-4678.
  • Date Sep. 21st
Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church will be having their regular 3rd Sunday night singing, September 21st, at 6pm, featuring Twice Born.  The church is located on Highway 278 East, about 2 miles east of Holly Pond.  For more information, call 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468.
  • Date Sep. 18th
September is National Recovery Month.  Quest Recovery Center, a program of the Mental Health Center of North Alabama, is having their 7th Annual Recovery Walk on Thursday, September 18th, starting at 5pm, at Delano Park in Decatur, Alabama.  There will be speakers, free food, t-shirts and water bottles.  Come out and celebrate recovery.  For information, call Michelle Moore at 256-260-1665.
  • Date Sep. 20th
CureSearch for Children's Cancer, the Sparkman Farm annual charity ride, will be Saturday, September 20th.  Ride out at 10am.  Bring your horse and ride on beautiful wooded trails.  There'll be live entertainment and wagon rides for everyone.  Burgers, hot dogs, and stew provided.  $10 registration fee.  This ride is to help raise awareness for children's cancer.  Less than 10% of all cancer fundraising money actually goes to fund children's cancer research.  For more info, check out CureSearch.org.
  • Date Sep. 15th - 19th
Decatur Public Library will participate in Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration September 14th through the 20th designed to reintroduce the library to the community in a whole new way.

During the week, Decatur Public Library will host the following events:

Monday, Sept. 15th
3:30pm - Harry Potter Craft - A come & go event for ages 6-10, in the Children's Department.
4:30pm - Harry Potter Trivia & Craft for Teens - For ages 12 to 18, in the Community Room.
6:30-8pm - Workshop for adults, in the Community Room.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th
3:30pm - Crazy 8's Club - This will be the kick-off event for the four-week education club for ages 3 to 5, in the Community Room.  All supplies are provided.  Registration is required.

Thursday, Sept. 18th
Read an e-Book Day - If you take part in this digital reading event and share via social media, you could win a tablet or device from OverDrive Media!

Friday, Sept. 19th
12-2pm - 1000 Cranes Origami Workshop - All ages welcome, in the Community Room.

More information can be found on our website at www.decatur.lib.al.us.
  • Date
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 11, meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm, at 108 Finley Dr., Decatur, AL  35601.  For local veterans assistance, call 610-442-3680.

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