North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

April 22, 2011

Community Calendar

The North Jefferson News

GARDENDALE — Gardendale

April 23, 10:30 a.m.

Pineywood Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt on April 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Lunch will follow.

April 22-24 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold Tenebrae Good Friday services at 7 p.m. on April 22. You are invited to join them for this special “service of darkness” as they relive the final moments of Jesus’ life on earth. On April 23 they will hold their annual Easter egg hunt at 4 p.m. There will be games, prizes, eggs and more. Sunday, April 24 will be the Easter services  and a new series called “hope” at 8:05, 9:35 and 10:55 a.m. For more information call 631-6590 or

April 23, 10 a.m. American Legion Post 255 will host an Easter egg hunt at Black Creek Park next to the walking bridge. Walker Chapel Baptist Church will give away Easter baskets. Prize money given for the most eggs found and for special eggs. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Bring your own chair. For more information, call 841-1884 or 368-3169.

April 23, 10 a.m.

East Gardendale Baptist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for children on April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be inflatables, games, popcorn, lemonade, candy and prizes. For more information call 608-0889 or visit

April 25-May 6 The Gardendale Beautification Commission will be touring the city during the above dates looking for yards that deserve beautification awards. For more information, call Louie Pearson at 631-9804.

April 26 Bragg Middle School's Future Problem Solvers teams will have a spirit night fundraiser at Zaxby's. A portion of the revenue will be donated to the teams. They are raising money for a trip to an international competition.

April 29, 7 p.m. Free family movie night showing “Despicable Me” at the Gardendale Ampitheater sponsored by Gardendale Mt. Vernon. Call 631-7631 for more details.

April 26 The second annual Pink Ribbon Run will be held  April 29, 6 p.m., at the Kenneth Clemons Gardendale Soccer Complex. For more information, call Tonya Brown at 631-5472.

April 30, 1-4 p.m. The 56th annual Belcher family reunion will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Olive First Baptist Church Family Life Center. For more information, contact Gloria Banes at 631-6677.

May 5-8 Boston butts will be sold for $30 each at Celebration Park at the Kenneth Clemons Athletic Complex. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone Ranch, a nonprofit, Christian organization. The hours are May 5, 4-6 p.m.; May 6, 10 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m.; May 7, 10 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m.; and (if needed) May 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

May 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Capstone Quartet will be at the Gardendale Civic Center on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Soloist Mike Streetman and soloist Betty Phillips will also be performing. Sponsored by the Gardendale Arts Council. This is a free event.  For more info call 631-4883.

Gardendale High School alums are organizing a class reunion for students that graduated in 1981-1983. Email information to gardendalereunion

Anyone who started school at Gardendale Elementary School in 1951 with Lucille Hardiman or Ruby McKinney as their teacher is urged to contact Harold Harris at 631-3367 or Several former students are trying to organize a reunion.

The Gardendale Senior Center hosts a dance every Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Music provided by Men in Black: Jerry Bosworth, Jerry Bradley, Buddy Bailey, Paul Simpson, Skip Drake, and Roger Bailey.

Catholicism classes are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 334 Main Street. For more information, call 631-9398.

The Gardendale Fire Department will be teaching a CPR class one Monday of every month. For more information, call 631-6660.

Covenant Place of Gardendale hosts a Memory Loss Support Group the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Covenant Place is at 1409 Thompson Circle. For more information, call Betty Roberts at 934-2178 or Tiffany Daniel at 608-2230.

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #284 meets every Thursday, 8 a.m., in the Camellia Room at the Gardendale Civic Center.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Al#150 meets every Monday, 5:45 p.m., in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Room 2208. Robert Pliner is the leader. For more information call 608-0606.

The Jefferson County Department of Health will host free tot shot clinics the fourth Thursday of each month at Gardendale First Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 3-5 p.m.

Gardendale Public Library offers free computer classes every Wednesday at 8 a.m. Four classes are offered: Basic Internet, basic computer, email and Word 2003.

Gardendale City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month, 6 p.m., at Gardendale City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 631-8789.

Mt. Olive

April 21, 8:15 a.m. -2 p.m.

Mt. Olive Elementary School will hold registration for kindergarteners and new first graders at the school's office. Parents will need to bring the following items: The student's certified birth certificate (not the hospital's copy), proof of immunization (blue card), social security card, two forms of residence verification and a drivers license. Teachers will conduct a short assessment of each child to determine class placement.

May 6, 6 p.m.; May 7, 9 a.m.

Mt. Olive park day parade will be May 6 at 6 p.m. Park day festivities with games and food will be May 7 starting at 9 a.m. Call 677-0319 for more info.


Fultondale City Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. and the fourth Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Fultondale City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 841-4481.


May 7, 8-10 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be held at the Kimberly Senior Center as a fundraiser for Kimberly Christmas for Kids. On the menu is pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $5 for all you can eat.

June 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A yard sale will be held at the Kimberly Community Center. Proceeds benefit Kimberly Christmas for Kids.

Cub Scout Pack 283 invites boys to join. The meetings are every Monday, 7 p.m., at Liberty Baptist Church. For more information, call den leader Robert Brewer at 647-4377.

Kimberly Town Council meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Kimberly Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-5551.


April 22, 9:30 a.m.

Warrior Elementary School kindergarten registration will be held April 22 9:30 a.m. Please bring your child with you for a placement screening. We will need birth certificate, social security card, blue immunization card and two proofs of residence (utility bills or lease.) For more info call 379-5450.

May 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Evelyn Thornton-Warrior Public Library will host computer classes on Microsoft Excel 2003. Space is limited. Contact the library at 647-3006 to sign up.

Warrior City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month, 6 p.m., at Warrior City Hall. Pre-council work sessions are at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-0520.


April 22 The Morris Senior Center will have its first trip of 2011 to the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tenn., on April 30. They will be leaving at 7 a.m. and the cost is $50. The deadline to sign up is April 22. For more info call Kristi Blankenship at 647-7434 or 421-5141.

April 28 - 29, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; April 30, 8 a.m. - noon

The Morris Beautification Board will hold its annual spring yard sale and bake sale at Masonic Lodge Hall at 8375 Old Hwy. 31. Donations such as clothes, furniture, tools, etc. will be collected April 25-27.

April 30, 4-5:30 p.m.

The class of Mortimer Jordan High School 1961 will have a class reunion at Mortimer Jordan High School library. Please contact Terry Garrett at 681-2921 or for more information.

May 7, 6:45 a.m.

The Joyce Sanford Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at the Green Briar Golf Course. $30 per person includes breakfast, lunch and T-shirt. Space is limited to the first 60 players. There will be a $25,000 hole in one on 10. Payment and forms must be mailed my May 1. For more info call Leigh Abbott at 368-5972 or Tom Dodd at 401-2050.

June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Church at Morris Quilt Ministry will host a Quilt and Needlework Show, which will include heirloom quilts, hand and machine quilted and miscellaneous needlework. The show is free and refreshments will be served. The church is at 8350 3rd Ave. N in Morris (intersection of Third Avenue N and Morris-Majestic Road).

Enon Baptist Church’s Mothers Day Out program will offer childcare for children 6 weeks to 4 years old on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program follows the Jefferson County School System calendar. Call 647-9614.

Morris City Council meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m., at Morris Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-0596.


April 24, 2:30 p.m.

High Point Community Church is having its second annual “Eggapa­looza,” where 10,000 eggs will be hidden around the church; there will also be inflatables, games and pictures with an Easter bunny. For more information, visit


Hayden Town Council meets the second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Hayden Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-7191.



Brookside Town Council meets the first Monday of every month, 6 p.m., at Brookside Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 674-1623.


Trafford Town Council meets the third Monday of every month, 7 p.m., at Trafford Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-3751.

Other areas

April 24, 10:40 a.m.

Adamsville Church of God will have a special Easter Sunday service at which they will present the drama "The Burden of the Cross." For more information, call 674-7696.

June 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; June 5, 1 -5 p.m.

The Birmingham Quilters Guild QuiltFest will take place at Oak Mountain Middle School. This is a bi-annual quilt show with 300+ quilts, vendors, door prizes, boutique, free demonstrations, scissor/knife sharpening, car cozy. For more information and directions go to or call 205-903-5564

Sept. 11, 8 a.m.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is holding its annual Ride for Kids at Barber Motorsports Park.

The Heartland Cruisers will have their cruise-in every fourth Friday Night at D’s Tamales at 101 Hueytown Plaza. For more information, call 744-7882.

The County Line Town Council meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the County Line Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 590-1649.

Evangelist J.R. Kennedy of Daystar Motorcycle Ministries will preach the first and third Sundays, 2 p.m., at Evergreen First Baptist Church. Bro. Darryl (Buster) Chamblee will preach the second and fourth Sundays, 2 p.m. at the church, located at 2153 51st Ave. N. The Rev. John Smith is pastor.

LifeCare Hospice is seeking patient volunteers. For more information, call Tiffany Rice at (256) 734-1170.

Submissions to the community calendar will include only: What the event is; the time and date; location; and a contact name and phone number. All submissions must be emailed to; mailed to P.O. Box 849, Gardendale, AL, 35071; brought to our office at 1110 Main Street; or faxed to 631–9902 before 10 a.m. on Monday in order to run in the next Wednesday edition, space permitting.