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

Softball Registration

Feb. 16 Gardendale girl’s softball registration has been extended one more week. Ages 4-14 cost $135. You can sign up Feb. 16 at Luman Harris Park from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Contact Daniel Baker at 369-7270 for more information.

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.

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.


March 8 The AEGIS community bunko is coming up on March 8 at the Gardendale Civic Center. Doors open at 5:40 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and bunko play begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. This covers two people for dinner and bunko. There will be door prizes and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses. There will also be a raffle for $150 cash with tickets at $1 each as well as an exclusive teacher drawing (teachers must buy a ticket and be present to win). Tickets are available at Capital South (ask for Leenise 849-5481).

Magnolia Festival

April 19 Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the annual Magnolia Festival at the Gardendale Civic Center. Come for live entertainment, featuring bluegrass, pop, Christian music; classic car show, carnival rides, pony rides and inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts booths, business expo, great food including barbeque, ice cream, funnel cakes, etc. For more information visit Sponsorships spots are still available until the end of February. For more information, contact Stephanie Crabtree at 930-8896.


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.



March 2 Kimberly United Methodist Church will have a singing on March 2 at 2 p.m. The Straight Way Quartet will be the singers and there will be lunch served after morning worship. For more information please call Cathy Tucker at 901-8476 or 647-3635.

Other Communities


Feb. 17 Zola Baptist Church will have a singing on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The guest singers will be Southern Heritage Quartet. Zola Baptist is located on White Oak Trail, north of Logan's Conoco at the Hayden-Corner exit of I-65. Call 647-6579 for more information.


Feb. 18 The 2008 Winter Princess Pageant will be held on March 1 at 10 a.m. at Hayden High School. There is a $25 registration fee due by Feb. 18. Age divisions: birth to one year, one year olds, two and three year olds, four and five year olds. Call Hayden Elementary School at 647-6578 for information.


Feb. 24 The Birmingham Ballroom Dance Association (BBDA) will hold a dance from 2-5 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Homewood Senior Center. For more information, call the center.

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


March 1 The Birmingham Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association will be hosting its quarterly meeting on March 1 at 11 a.m. at The Golden Corral on Lorna Road in Hoover. All women who assisted on the home front during WWII and their male and female descendents are encouraged to join the fellowship. For more information call 871-8833.

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

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