Oct. 3 The Gardendale High School PTSA will host the annual Tom Smith Homecoming Golf Tournament at Castle Pines Golf Course. Entry fee of $75 per player includes lunch and prizes. Proceeds benefit Gardendale High School. Call Susan Rice 631-8350 or Alan Morgan 631-3140 for more info.
Oct. 3, 4 Gardendale's Alumni from the Class of 1968 are planning reunion activities the week-end of homecoming. They will not only participate in the parade, but will attend the game and enjoy homecoming festivities. 1968 was the first year that GHS had a graduating class and this is the group of students who experienced all the “firsts.” They wrote the alma mater, chose the school colors and mascot, chartered all the clubs and published the first edition of the annual Rendezvous. A large number of these graduates remained in Gardendale and have made a big contribution to the development of our city. They plan to attend the homecoming game on Oct. 3, then have a dinner and entertainment at the Exhibition Hall of the Gardendale Civic Center on Oct. 4. For information on this reunion, please contact Lynda (Boyd) Lyle at 631-0284 or Doris (Stack) Murrell at 631-6865.
Oct. 4 Bryan Elementary will hold its fall festival on Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be carnival games, door prizes, silent auctions and food. For questions please call Carla Bennett at 647-0757 or 902-7258.
Oct. 4 Tabernacle Christian School will be hosting an open bass fishing tournament as a senior fundraiser at the Beeswax Launch at Lay Lake on Oct. 4. Launch will be at daylight, and the weigh-in at 3 p.m. The entry fee is $60; first prize will be $500; other winners will place 1 in 7.
Oct. 12 Looking for a challenge? Men’s Fraternity may be just what you’re looking for. Men’s Fraternity is for all men who want to live with a purpose; become better husbands and fathers; leave a lasting legacy. Men’s Fraternity begins Oct. 12 at Gardendale First Baptist. For more information contact Allen Oakley at 488-8716.
Oct. 25 Gardendale Church of the Nazarene will hold a fall festival on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event. For more information call 631-5452.
Meeting for Trip
Nov. 6 A question and answer meeting for a trip to Hawaii in 2009 will be held at Bragg Middle School Library on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Call Pat McGrady at 631-7170 or Janice Wicker at 631-5451 after 5 p.m.
Nov. 14 Alabama Teen Challenge is putting together a benefit concert to be held at Gardendale’s First Baptist Church on Nov. 14, 7 p.m., with Shawn McDonald, Leah Faith and Jake Smith to perform. Teen Challenge is now celebrating it’s 50th anniversary of helping men, women, and teenagers defeat their drug and alcohol problem. Tickets for this event are currently on sale at www.itickets.com for $10 in advance or can be purchased at the door for $14. Groups of 10 or more are $8 each. If you have questions please feel free to call 647-6563.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Room 2028. Robert Pliner is the leader. For more information call 608-0606.
Catholic Faith Classes
Come learn about the Catholic faith in one-hour classes held each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. For more information call 631-9398.
Dinner and a Movie
Gardendale Friendship United Methodist Church will sponsor a dinner and a movie for the children every Friday night at 6 p.m. If you need assistance please call 285-9340.
Ladies Bible Study
On Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gardendale First Baptist Church, there will be classes on various subjects taught by different teachers from the church. The subjects include “when wallflowers dance,” “marriage,” “Lord, is it warfare? Teach me to stand.” “Can we talk? Soul stirring conversations with God.” On Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. there will be another class on warfare taught by Kay Arthur. For more information call the church. Classes began on Sept. 9.
Fire Department Open House
Oct. 11 The Mt. Olive Fire and Rescue will have an open house on Oct. 11. You can meet your volunteers, tour the station and learn about fire safety. There will be lunch and children’s activities. For more information call 631-2051.
Oct. 15 Judgement House at First Baptist Mt. Olive will be Oct. 15, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 29-31 and Nov. 1-2 For reservations, call 631-4557. The church is asking for a $5 donation for each person.
Oct. 19 The 53rd annual Belcher family reunion will be held on Oct. 19 starting at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Center. For more information, contact Gloria Banes at 631-6677.
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.
Yard Sale/ Food Sale
Oct. 3, 4 Walker Chapel United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Many bargains will be available and BBQ sandwiches will be sold. Boston butts will also be sold. To pre-order call 6472035 or the church at 841-2586 and leave a message. They can be picked up at the church on Oct. 3 between 4 and 6 p.m. and on Saturday until 2 p.m.
Yard Sale and Fall Festival
Oct. 10, 11 Walkers Chapel Baptist Church will be having a yard sale Oct. 10 and 11 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day and on Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will also have our fall festival. There will be door prizes, games, food and entertainment by Beverly's Dance. This is a free event.
Oct. 12-15 Walker's Chapel Baptist Church will be having a revival with Neal Perry on Oct 12 - 15. Please contact the church for times at 841-8426.
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 Sylvia Norton at 841-8426.
Christmas in Kimberly
October-Nov.21 The town of Kimberly will be taking applications for Christmas in Kimberly until Nov. 21. For more information, call Mona at Kimberly Town Hall, 647-5551.
Dec. 13 The town of Kimberly will host its fourth annual Christmas parade on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. There is no entry fee. For an application, call Mona at Kimberly Town Hall, 647-5551. A tree-lighting ceremony will follow at Kimberly Memorial Park.
Mother’s Day Out
Enon Baptist Church’s Mother Day Out program will offer childcare for 6 weeks to 4-years-old on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. We follow the Jefferson County School system calendar, so we are out during all of their breaks. For more information call 647-9614.
Oct. 5 Friendship Independent Church will hold a singing on Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. with Wendy Word and Forgiven. Lunch will be served.
Oct. 6 The Jefferson County Education Retirees Association will meet on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Mr. Wang’s Restaurant in Homewood. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Glenn Parker. For further information, call 856-7004.
Oct. 9-11 The 2008 Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival will be Oct. 9, 10 and 11. Please mark your calendars. More information to come.
Oct. 25 Smoke Rise Baptist Church will be holding a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, rides, inflatables, candy and more. Please join us for a free, fun-packed evening.
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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.
Community Calendar for April 1, 2009
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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