TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Room 2208. Robert Pliner is the leader. For more information call 608-0606.
Feb. 21 Gardendale Aegis Annual Bunko Night will be held on Feb. 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bunko starts immediately after dinner. Tickets are $30 per couple. Tickets available at Capital South Bank, or from any Aegis member. For information, please call 531-7032.
Wild Game Dinner
Feb. 27 The 13th Annual Men and Boys Wild Game Dinner is coming to Gardendale First Baptist Church Feb. 27. The doors open at 6 p.m. For more information contact Allen Oakley at 488-8716 or visit us online www.gfbc.com. This is a free event.
Winter Wonderland Dance
Feb. 28 The sixth annual 2009 Winter Wonderland Dance with Edd Jones Band is scheduled for Feb. 28. In preparation for the dance, Jackie Tally and Andy Anderson will be teaching lessons each Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 in the exhibition hall at the Gardendale Civic Center.
March 1 Pineywood Baptist Church, 498 Pineywood Road, will celebrate homecoming March 1. Worship will be at 10:30 a.m., Lunch will be at noon, with a time of singing in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with Sacred Harvest providing the special music.
March 3 All seniors are invited to be with North Gardendale Baptist Church on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Special guest singers will be Harold Freeman and his group. Enjoy good singing, lunch and fellowship. For more information call Marie Johnson at 631-4592.
Celebrate Recovery meetings at Gardendale-Mt Vernon United Methodist Church meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Paul Wiegert at 631-7631.
Senior Center Tours
The Gardendale Senior Center invites Gardendale residents to tour the center during the month of February for “Love Your Senior Neighbor Month.” This is for those who are age 60 and older or those married to someone 60 and older, or family to bring parents who need to get out and socialize or need better nutrition or exercise Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Meals are served daily at 11:30 a.m., Bingo on Mondays and Thursdays; live entertainment on Tuesdays; exercise and speakers on senior concerns on Wednesdays; bluegrass on Thursdays; pancake breakfast and also a new introductory Spanish class on Fridays.
Mt. Olive First Baptist Church will hold a new Bible study for men and women on Beth Moore’s Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. and Neal Jeffrey’s Man I Want to Be. Women will meet on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. or Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. or Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Men will meet on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Student books for women are $17 and men are $10. For more information call 631-4401.
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.
February Mount Olive Ball Park baseball and softball youth registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in February. Ages 3 and older are welcome. For more info call Darla Martin at 965-1071. Prices are $60 to $125 depending on age and division of play.
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.
Feb. 20 A barbecue lunch sponsored by the Walker Chapel United Methodist Women’s Group, will be held Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Eat in or carry out. The $7 plate includes bar-b-cue, bun, slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. For more information call the church.
The Kimberly Fire Department is accepting names and telephone numbers for Kimberly residents to receive a free smoke detector. Residents who are elderly, have young children or are disabled qualify to receive the detectors, which will be installed by fire fighters. Call Kimberly Town Hall at 647-5551.
March 1 Little Miss Mortimer Jordan Pageant will be held on March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in Mortimer Jordan gymnasium. Entry forms can be picked up at Cherished Moments or by calling Cindy Sanford at 590-6275 or Lori Barnett at 590-0400.
Mother’s Day Out
Enon Baptist Church’s Mother Day Out program will offer childcare for children 6 weeks to 4 years old on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program follows the Jefferson County School System calendar, so is closed during all of the breaks. For more information call 647-9614.
The Cullman County Office of The Alabama Cooperative Extension System with the Cullman County Master Gardener Association is offering the Alabama Master Gardener Course from Jan. 28 to April 22. Space is limited. For more info, call (256) 737-9386.
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 www.birminghamzoo.com (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.
Meals On Wheels
Feb. 2009, The Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services (OSCS) Meals on Wheels Program seeks volunteers, individuals, or group organizations to deliver meals 1 to 2 hours out of their day, or even once a month to help. Currently, Meals on Wheels serves on average 3,800 hot meals per week to 960 clients, but due do the lack of volunteers there are around 400 people on the waiting list for the program. If you would like more information on how to become a Meals on Wheels volunteer, please call Alma Moore at 592-0413.
Feb. 22 Emmanuel Baptist Church near Corner will have a special singing with The Page Trio on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. For more information call 648-2166.
Feb. 22 As part of the Artburst series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, The Seasoned Performers will present Don Juan in Hell. There will be one performance only on February 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors and students. For more information 978-5095.
Feb. 27 The Winter Princess 2009 Beauty Pageant Sponsored by Hayden Elementary School will take place on March 14 at 10 a.m. at Hayden High School gym for children up to five years old. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Deadline for registration is Feb. 27. For more information call 647-6578 or go to www.haydenelementary.com.
March 1 Mt. View Baptist Church will have an old-fashioned singing March 1 at 2 p.m. with special guests, The Turner Family. The singing will follow the regular services. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., and dinner around noon. Mt. View is located on Arkadelphia Road; 1 mile northwest of the intersection of Arkadelphia Road and Skyline Drive. For more information call 380-8707.
March 2 The Jefferson County Education Retiree's Association will meet on March 2 at 11 a.m. at Mr. Wang’s Restaurant in Homewood. Guest presenter will be Sandy Naramore of Mitchell’s Place: Center for Education of Autistic Children. For more information call 744-0936.
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.
Art on the Lake
April 18, 19 Art on the Lake, an annual two-day arts and crafts event in Guntersville, is now accepting applications from artists and vendors who wish to exhibit in the show. This 48th annual event will be held April 18 and 19. For more information, contact Eloise Patton at (256) 582-4378 or visit our website at www.artonthelake-guntersville.com.
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April 4, 10:30 a.m. North Gardendale Baptist Church invites you to join them for an Easter celebration on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. This date will also mark the beginning of their new service time at 10:30 a.m.
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April 24: The annual Brookside Greenway Festival will include arts and crafts as well as yard sale spaces. Booth rent is $10 for a 10x10 space. Electricity can be provided. The only requirement is no junk. Vendors must clean their spaces after the event. Dumpsters will be provided. Applications available and fees payable at Brookside Town Hall. To learn more, call Staci S. Glover at 936-4480.
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Community Calendar for July 16, 2009
July 16-18, 7 p.m. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will be performed at the Gardendale Civic Center. Advance tickets, available at the Civic Center, are $8. After July 12, tickets are $10. Call 631-5679.
Community Calendar for April 22, 2009
Town Hall Meeting
April 22 Choices and Consequences, a free town hall meeting for seniors, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gardendale Civic Center. Speaker Lynn Campisi, an elder law attorney, will enlighten seniors on the many choices available to them in terms of legal issues. Sponsoring vendors will have information available. Door prizes and a sack lunch will be provided. Call Dixie Kuykendall 631-0049.
April 24 The Gardendale Senior Center Health Fair, 9 a.m. to noon at the Gardendale Civic Center. Any local businesses having senior interest, call Peggy at 631-7240.
April 25 Bragg Middle School’s Future Problem Solver team is holding a yard sale, carwash and doughnut sale at Paradise RV Sales parking lot, 644 Decatur Highway, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., to raise money for its trip to Michigan for the national competition. Call Shannon at 903-4698.
Community Calendar for April 15, 2009
April 16 Snow Rogers and Gardendale Elementary Schools will host Kindergarten registration on April 16, 5-7 p.m. You must bring your child with you for a short assessment. The following documents must be provided for enrollment: Birth certificate; Social Security card; blue Certificate of Immunization (IMM-50), which should include two measles immunizations and one for chicken pox; two proofs of residence; copy of parent’s driver license; custody papers where applicable. Registration will be permitted without immunization certificate, but certificate must be presented before school begins on Aug. 12. A child’s fifth birthday must be on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in Kindergarten. Child’s sixth birthday must be on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in first grade. For more information, call Snow Rogers at 379-5400 or Gardendale Elementary at 379-3550.
April 16-17 The Federated Garden Clubs of North End Council is hosting its 58th annual flower show at the Gardendale Civic Center. The show is open to the public on April 16, 2-7 p.m., and April 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Phoebe Limbaugh at 631-6137.
Indoor Yard Sale
April 17, 18 North Gardendale Baptist Church is holding an indoor yard sale on April 17 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 18 from 7 a.m. to noon. If you would like to donate items contact Scott Crews at 368-8071 or the church office at 631-8079. Proceeds benefit the VBS Belize Mission Trip.
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Easter Egg Hunt
April 11 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold an Easter egg hunt on April 11 at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
Last Game at Field
April 11 Please come out and support the Gardendale High School Rockets Baseball team on April 11. This will be the last regular season home game on the current high school field. There will be three games with the JV starting at 11 a.m. and the varsity playing the last game at 4:30 p.m.
April 12 Glenn’s Chapel Baptist Church will have a revival on April 12 at 6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Zac Reno is a 24 year-old evangelist and one of the finest of our day. He will bless from the youngest to the oldest as he preaches God’s word. Special singing evangelist will be Gene and Dee Frydendaull. Call 631-4977 for more information.
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Night Time Easter Egg Hunt
April 4 The second annual night time Easter egg hunt will take place on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Moncrief Park behind the tennis courts. This event is co-sponsored by The Church Revived and the city of Gardendale. There will be food, games and prizes. Bring your flashlight. Everything is free.
Walk For Life
April 4 Walk for Life for the North Jefferson Women's Center will be held on April 4 at 10 a.m. Please show your support for life by joining us at this walk. For more information call 608-0757.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 5 There will be a community Easter egg hunt on April 5 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Black Creek Park. This will include egg hunts, games, pictures with the Easter bunny, a light hot dog supper and more. Open to everyone. Everything is free. This event is sponsored by Gardendale-Mt. Vernon UMC. Call 631-7631 for more information.
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