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Community Calendar

  • Date Feb. 19th
There will be a meeting Thursday, February 19th, at 6pm, at the VFW on Veterans Drive in Decatur, Alabama, for all U.S. Marines in Morgan County.  This is in preparation of forming a Marine Corps Detachment here in Morgan County.  If you have questions, please call Dan Copeland at 256-773-7425.
  • Date Feb. 15th
Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church will be having our regular third Sunday night singing on February 15th at 6pm, with Tim Frith & Gospel Echoes from Pearl, Mississippi.  The church is located on U.S. Highway 278, approximately 2 miles east of Holly Pond.  For more information, call 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468.
  • Date Feb. 14th
A singles meet & greet will be held Saturday, February 14th, from 7-10pm, at the Sparkman Civic Center, located at 406 Nanceford Rd. in Hartselle, Alabama.  Featuring entertainment by Glenn Wood & Rusty Spur Band.  Clean fun with music and dancing.  No alcohol and no smoking.  Food and drinks available.  Cost is a $5 donation.  For more info, call 256-612-3080 or 615-573-4556.
  • Date Feb. 14th
A Valentine dance will be held Saturday, February 14th, from 6-9pm, at the Donald E. Green Sr. Center in Cullman, featuring the big band music of the Sentimental Journey Band.  Admission $5 per person.  Proceeds to go Shriner's Children's Hospital and the Senior Spirit Program.  The Senior Center is located at 1625 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman, AL.  Call 256-734-4803 for more info.
  • Date Feb. 7th
Each year, the American Legion conducts its annual Oratorical Contest for high school students, which presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities; the history of our nation's laws; the ability to think and speak clearly; and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

High school students residing on the western side of Madison County are invited to participate in the joint Post 201 and 229 event that will be held on Saturday, February 7th, at 9am, at the City of Madison Municipal Complex located at 100 Hughes Rd., Madison, AL  35758.

The winner of this competition shall receive $200 and will compete on February 14th in the county competition.  Second place shall win $100, and third place $50.

Rules for the Oratorical Contest are available onlin at www.legion.org/oratorical.
Pre-register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-post-229-and-ronald-g-rock-rhoades-post-201-2015-oratorical-contest-tickets-15148168580?aff=eac2.

For more information, please contact Jeremy B. Blevins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 256-612-0248.
  • Date Feb. 8th
There will be a benefit for Harris Dobbs on Sunday, February 8th, at the VFW located on Highway 127 at Athens.  Mr. Dobbs lost his hand in an accident on Dec. 26th.  This benefit will help with medical costs for a prosthetic hand. 

There will be a chicken stew sale beginning at 11am.  Stew will be $15 per gallon; $5 for a quart or bowl.  Bring your own container. 
We will also have a hot dog, chips, drink, and dessert for $5.
There will be a silent auction from 11am - 2:30pm with winners announced at 3pm.
And a cake auction starting at 2pm.
Plus, music from the 251 Detour Band from 1-4pm.
No alcohol.  This is a family-friendly event. 
For more info, please contact Melissa Melson at 256-560-1380 or Roxanne Haggermaker at 256-206-6702.
  • Date Feb. 7th
A benefit concert for J.J. Burden will be held Saturday night, February 7th, from 5-9pm, at Mel's Steakhouse in Moulton.  Featuring Justin Love & The Lonely Hearts Band from Nashville!  Plus, a guitar autographed by Vince Gill will be given away!  Tickets to the concert at $10 each, available at Taylor's Fish Market or Mel's Steakhouse, located at 1310 Ala. Hwy. 157, Moulton, AL  35650.  For more info, call 256-685-2890, or visit JustinLoveMusic.com.
  • Date
Morgan County Humane Society is a No-Kill shelter.  We are always looking for good volunteers to help during the week at the shelter and on weekends at our adoption events.

We have several Saturday adoption events scheduled over the next few weeks.  Below is the schedule:

Jan. 31st
10am - 2pm
Petco - Decatur

Feb. 7th
10am - 2pm
Petco - Decatur

Feb. 14th
10am - 2pm
PetSmart - Decatur

Feb. 21st
10am - 2pm
Tractor Supply - Hartselle

Feb. 28th
10am - 2pm
Pet Depot - Hartselle

For more information, call the shelter at 256-773-7222.
  • Date Feb. - Mar.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Huntsville, in conjunction with local emergency management agencies, will be conducting storm spotter training classes across north Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, beginning in early February and continuing into March, just in time for the Tennessee Valley's primary severe weather season.  At this time, we have 13 classes scheduled!

These classes are FREE and open to the public.  No pre-registration necessary.  Just show up and learn about severe weather threats in the Tennessee Valley, including thunderstorm evolution, severe storm attributes, tornados, and how/what to report with respect to severe weather and storm damage.

A complete scheduled of storm spotter classes can be found at www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=skywarn.
  • Date Feb. 10th
Hartselle High School will host a College & Career Fair for parents and students on Tuesday, February 10th, beginning at 6:30pm in the school auditorium.  This is for currents 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders and their parents.  There will be information on Hartselle's Career Academies, our new Virtual Academy for online courses for 2015-16, the University of Alabama Early College, as well as dual enrollment options and summer opportunities from Calhoun CC and Wallace State CC.  For more info, call 256-751-5615 or 256-751-5616. 
  • Date Feb. 5th
There will be a community-wide blood drive Thursday, February 5th, at Hartselle High School.  All are welcome to come and give blood.  The drive will be in the PE gym.  You may park in the main lot and enter through the gym entrance.  The school is located at 1000 Bethel Rd. NE, Hartselle, AL  35640.
  • Date Feb. 3rd
Hartselle City Schools' 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts night will be Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6pm, in the HHS Auditorium.  The program will shocase our fine arts programs and will include choirs, band, drama, and visual arts.  For further information, contact Hartselle High School at 256-751-5615.
  • Date Feb. 13th
The Swamp Poppas zydeco dance band headlines a Mardi Gras Party at the Princess Theatre in Decatur on Friday, February 13th, at 7pm.  They'll be performing cajun, blues, and swamp pop.  Also featuring food by The Big Easy.  Cash bar and admission charge at the door.  Get more info by calling 256-340-1778 or visit PrincessTheatre.org.
  • Date Feb. 1st
"Understanding the Endtime," a series of 14 one-hour prophecy lessons, taught by Irvin Baxter, President and founder of Endtime Ministries, starts Sunday, February 1st, at 5pm, at Harmony Word of Life Church, located at 420 Co. Rd. 1204, Vinemont, AL  35179.  For more info, call Gary Milligan at 256-739-2956 or 256-339-2372.
  • Date Jan. 31st
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be performing at the historic DeKalb Theatre, downtown Fort Payne, AL, Saturday night, January 31st.  Also featuring local favorite band, Bent Creek.  Doors open at 6pm.  Show starts at 7pm.  Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 day of show.

Advance tickets available at The Strand Box Office Grill, Bruce's Foodland, and Roger's Pawn & Music.  For info, call 256-899-2586.

  • Date Feb. 11th
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater (FPCT) will present "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney, Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, at the Randolph School Thurber Arts Center, located at 4915 Garth Rd. SE, Huntsville, AL  35802. 

A.R. Gurney's critically acclaimed romantic comedy tells the story of the fifty-year friendship of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner through their letters.  This special evening of theater stars Fantasy Playhouse alumni Cassie Hahne Barber and David Herriott and will be directed by FPCT's Executive Director, Karen Mockensturm.

The evening will begin with a special pre-show reception and Valentine-themed silent auction at 6pm.  The performance begins at 7pm.  Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple (advance purchase only).  Tickets may be purchased at the Fantasy Arts Center, 3312 Long Ave., Huntsville, AL  35805, or by calling 256-539-6829.
  • Date Feb. 1st
Everyone is invited to Super Sunday at Decatur Baptist Church on February 1st.  Watch the game on two giant 21-foot screens!  There will be tons of prizes given away, including a 60-inch Smart TV, 50-inch TV's, Play Station 4, Xbox One, and more!  The fun starts at 4:30pm, Sunday, February 1st, at Decatur Baptist Church.  The best part is that it's all free!  For more info, call 256-353-8579 or visit DecaturBaptist.org.
  • Date Mar. 6th
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will hold its annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 6th, at 11:30am, at the Harbert Center, downtown Birmingham.  This luncheon will recognize outstanding women representing 36 counties in Alabama. 

The Women of Distinction program pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic, or professional involvement and are exemplary role models for today's girls.

This year's honorees include:

Ms. Melissa Elliott, Huntsville ~  Human Resources Manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc.
Dr. Vicki H. Karolewics, Hanceville ~ President, Wallace State Community College

In addition, Dawn Stanley will receive the Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets to the luncheon are $60 for general admission and $45 for Girl Scout members.  Proceeds from the Women of Distinction Luncheon provide direct support to Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, which serves more than 14,000 girl members. 

For more information on reservations or sponsorships, please contact Tonya Mines at 1-800-734-4541, ext. 1030.

  • Date Feb. 21st
The 2015 Bownes Memorial For Kids' Sake variety show celebrates the talent of the youth in our area.  This year's show will be held Saturday, February 21st, beginning at 3pm in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre at Wallace State College.  The show will feature musical and theatrical performances from more than 50 children.  Proceeds will benefit nursery and pediatric care at Cullman Regional Medical Center.  Tickets may be purchased from the CRMC Foundation office for just $5 in advance.  Tickets day of show will be $10.  For more information, call 256-737-2565 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Date Feb. 5th
Learn how to grow a healthy landscape or your own vegetable garden, and serve the community.  Become a certified Master Gardener volunteer under the Alabama Master Gardener volunteer program and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 

The 2015 Winter Tri-County Master Gardener Course for Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties starts February 5th.  Class meets Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.  Apply by January 23rd.  Get more details at www.mginfo.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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