Valentine Party

Feb. 8 The Gardendale Senior Center is hosting a free Valentine party for seniors 55 and older. There was formerly a charge, but the admission fee has been dropped. The party is Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m., at the center and will feature Ray Newman, the One Man Band.


Feb. 9 The Southern Drifters will be performing at the Moncrief Park Boy Scout Building on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information call 631-0077.

Relay for Life

The North Jefferson Relay for Life season is under way. Help take up the fight against cancer. Relay still needs teams and team captains. Team captain meetings will be held on Feb. 21, March 13 and April 10 at the Alabama Power office on Main Street in Gardendale, next to the Western super market. The meetings will begin at 5 p.m. Bank Night will be held at SouthPoint bank in Gardendale on April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Relay for Life will be held at the Gardendale Soccer Complex on May 2 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information about Relay for Life, visit

Bible Study

The Community Ladies Bible study has begun. It meets at 9 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the fellowship hall of Gardendale First Baptist Church. Child care is available. Also, a study room will be available for home-schooled children.

Help Wanted

Royal Family Kids’ Camp is a week long sleep over camp for abused and neglected children. Gardendale Mt Vernon UMC will be sponsoring a camp this summer. We will also throw a birthday party for all the campers since some of them never get a birthday party thrown for them. If you would like to be a counselor for two of these special children, please contact Paul Wiegert at the church office at 631-7631. There will be mandatory training in order to prepare you for this wonderful experience.

Men’s Basketball Open Gym

Gardendale Mt. Vernon will have a men’s basketball open gym on Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more info call 631-7631.

Consignment Sale

Feb. 11-16 There will be a children’s consignment sale on Feb. 11-16 at Gardendale Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Sellers earn 70 percent. Proceeds go to missions. For more info and full details call 631-7631 or visit

Showcase of Bands

Feb. 16 The Alabama Bluegrass Music Association’s (ABMA) 12th annual showcase of bands will be Feb. 16 at the Bessemer Civic Center. Show begins at noon. For more information call647-2424. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.


March 2 The Presbyterian School of Fine Arts will hold auditions for the musical Grease on March 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the school on Tarrant Road. Casting will be for teenagers and young adults. For additional information call Judy Watson at 631-4508.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday, 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Room 2028. They will be having an open house on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. with free healthy snacks. There is no obligation to attend.

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.


Info Requested

Our RLC/gifted class is looking for available individuals who lived or fought during World War II because we are writing a novel. We prefer information about the Fultondale, Gardendale and Birmingham areas. We appreciate the community help. Please contact us at Fultondale Elementary School, 950 Central Avenue, Fultondale, AL 35068, attention Mrs. Dumais’ RLC/gifted class.


Fultondale High School, class of 1998 is planning a reunion for June of 2008. Please contact Tricia Peebles at 243-1720.

Mother’s Day Out

Walker's Chapel Baptist Church has Mother's Day Out every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information please call Joanna Currington at 841-8426.

Other Communities

Special Breakfast

Feb. 9 The Hayden Lion’s Club will have a breakfast on Feb. 9 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Hayden Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets are $6 for children and $3 for children uner ten years old. Profits from this breakfast will go to the library for purchase of books. For more information call Doug Reid at 590-1726.

Special Singing

Feb. 9 Mountain Grove Baptist Church, on County Highway 47 in Blountsville, will have a special singing on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. with New Dawn Quartet.

Ladies Weekend

Feb. 29, March 1 Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair Warner on TV's “Facts of Life,” will speak at Ladies Weekend 2008 at First Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove. Music will be provided by “Gracefull” of Valleydale Church. Tickets are $25 and include dinner on Friday evening. The cost is $20 to attend the sessions only. Seating is limited. For more information, call 744 7061 or 744-0100, or go to

Art on the Lake

April 19, 20 Art on the Lake, an annual two-day arts and crafts event in Guntersville, is now accepting applications from vendors who wish to exhibit in the show. This 47th annual event will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20. For more information, please contact Eloise Patton at (256) 582-4378 or


June 6 and 7 Please mark on your 2008 calendar the 50th Phillips High School Reunion of the 1958 Class. Other classes are welcome. We will meet on June 6 at Vestavia Country Club for dinner; June 7 for a tour of Phillips High School and June 7 for a barbecue at Bobby and Elaine Hughe’s farm. Please contact Bettie Clark at 647-6209 to be put on the mailing list.

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