Yard Sale

March 7 The 10 year old G-Force baseball team will be having a yard sale on March 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Shoney's in Gardendale.


March 14 There will be a St. Patrick's Day Show at Park Place at Moncrief in Gardendale doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. featuring Tara Kay "The Stylings of Reba.” There will be green refreshments. The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 901-1174 for more information. They have also adopted the North Jefferson Baptist Association food and clothing bank as their 2009 Charity. Donations welcome at the show.

Magnolia Festival

April 18 The eighth-annual Magnolia Festival will be held at the Gardendale Civic Center on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will feature arts and crafts, classic car show, business expo, carnival rides, inflatables, pooch parade, live entertainment and a variety of food vendors. Proceeds of the festival will provide college scholarships to north Jefferson-area high school seniors. Free admission. For more information, e-mail Kathleen Phillips at

Recovery Meetings

Celebrate Recovery meetings at Gardendale-Mt Vernon United Methodist Church meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Paul Wiegert at 631-7631.

Mount Olive

Free Child Care

There will be free child care in the Mt. Olive area for 3 and 4 year olds. The head start program is now enrolling for the summer. Regular full day childcare is offered. Call 608-1661.


Mother’s Day Out

Walker's Chapel Baptist Church has Mother's Day Out every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Sylvia Norton at 841-8426.


Bible Class

March 5 There will be a five week Bible study March 5 -April 2 from 7-9 p.m. at The Church at Morris. You will discover how you best hear from God and be activated in the gifts for which you have been endowed. For more information call Al at Equipped To Reign International, 647-6207.

Open House

March 28 The Morris Beautification Board will host an open house and membership drive on March 28, 2-4 p.m., at the Morris Senior Center. For more information, call Betty Wood at 647-0730.

Other Communities

Brookside Greenway Festival

The 2009 Brookside Greenway Festival will be held on April 4 at Bensko Park from 6 a.m. to sunset. The event will feature the “Frenchie” Negron Classic Metric Century Bicycle Ride, Russian Wild Boar Off-Road Duathalon, arts and crafts, trade day vendors, fishing tournament, 5K and run run, canoe rides, an all-ages midway featuring rides and inflatables for kids, food vendors, cookie eating contest, motorcycle poker run and live entertainment. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the Five Mile Creek greenway. For more information, visit

Critter Club

Ginger Tunnell (Grammy) is teaching “Critter Club” at the Birmingham Zoo. This is a one hour class for 3-5 year olds. They will learn about a new animal each week and have hands on experience with a live animal. This takes place on Tuesdays 10 -11 a.m. and 1:15 – 2:15 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 – 11a.m. Register at the class or online at (Education). Choose one class or more, choose by date or subject. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend class. For more info call 879-0409 or Grammy's cell 612-8293. Classes offered now thru May, 2009.

Benefit concert

March 7 Safe Harbor’s third annual Beacon of Hope benefit concert will be March 7, 7 p.m., at Southeastern Bible College at 2545 Valleydale Road, Birmingham. Advance tickets are $20 or $15 for senior citizens and groups. Alabama Blues Brothers and other groups will perform. For more information, call the Safe Harbor office at 981-0995.

Baby Sitting Camp

March 16-20 The Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will host “Babysitter’s Boot Camp” the week of spring break, March 16-20 at various locations. This is a two day “day camp” for youth ages 11 to 15 years old. The class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. both days. The first day youth learn how to be the best babysitter on the block and the second day they learn infant and child CPR. Not only do the youth get certified in babysitting and infant and child CPR; they also gain self-esteem and confidence, a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, and an early entrepreneur experience. For more information or to register call 458-8264.

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