Oct. 22, 23 The Gardendale Arts Council and the City of Gardendale will host their annual dinner theater with the comedy/musical “Nunsense” at the Gardendale Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. Advance tickets only. On sale now at the civic center. $15 through Oct. 18 and $20 thereafter. Call 631-5679 to learn more.
Oct. 25, 3-6 p.m. Pineywood Baptist Church will have its fall festival at the church. Everyone is invited and everything is free. There will be inflatables, games, prizes and food.
Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Chick-fil-A in Gardendale will host a fund-raiser for Kyndell Thomas, featuring Danny “Digger Dan” Dennis and gang, Azalea Ridge Revival and the Bargainomics Lady. Tell the cashier you are there to support Kyndall, and Chick-fil-A will donate 20-percent of the sale to her.
Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. There will be a Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) rally at the Gardendale Civic Center. Speakers will include George Wallace Jr, who co-founded PACT, and Patty Lambert, president and co-founder of SaveAlabamaPact. Speakers will give an update on the status of PACT and answer questions. To learn more, call Karen Gandy at (205) 913-0140 or email email@example.com.
Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. The North Jefferson Women’s Center will host its annual “Celebrate Life” fund-raising banquet at the Gardendale First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Special guests for the evening will be speaker Joy Pinto with entertainment by George Weeks and Friends. Tickets are $10 at the door. To reserve a table for eight or for more information, call the center at 608-0100.
Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardendale Church of the Nazarene is hosting a fall festival at the church. There will be inflatables, petting zoo, ponies, lots of games and activities. Free to all. To learn more, call 631-4090 ext. 101.
Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The North End Council of Garden Clubs will host a Tasting Luncheon at the Gardendale Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. The organization’s new cookbook, On the Menu, can be purchased at the event for $10. To learn more, call Cecily Chaney at 631-6361 or Betty Dobbs at 590-0281.
Arts and Crafts Show
Nov. 13, 14 The North Arts Council will have its Fall Arts and Craft Show at the Gardendale Civic Center on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kerry and Teresa Sparks will provide Christmas music both days. Santa will be there to have children’s picture made with him for $10. Vendors will include jewelry, art, wreaths, children’s clothes, honey, hand-sewn items, woodwork, flower arrangements, string art and more. Some of the proceeds to benefit Happy Feet International. For more information, call Angie Doss at 681-8028.
Dec. 15 is the deadline to enter the Gardendale Beautification Board’s annual Christmas-decorating contest. Residents and businesses who want to enter only need to have their decorations up by Dec. 15. Only outside decorations will be judged.
Tuesdays through Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. North Gardendale Baptist Church will host GriefShare in the Family Life Center at 125 Belcher Hill Road. Call Mike Smith at 631-8079.
Celebrate Recovery meetings 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) meets Mondays, 6 p.m., in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Room 2208. Led by Robert Pliner. Call 608-0606.
Historical info needed
The Gardendale Historical Society is looking for historical information and old pictures of Gardendale. The society meets the third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m., at the Gardendale-Martha Moore Public Library and always welcomes new members. Call Patsy Duncan, 608-3375.
Free Tot Shots
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 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.
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Mount Olive Alliance Church, 1270 McCravy Lane, will host a trunk or treat at the church. There will be a moonwalk, cotton candy, rides, a bonfire and Halloween treats from the trunks of vehicles. For more information, call 631-9337 or visit www.mtolivealliance.yolasite.com.
Nov. 13-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Christmas bazaar featuring hand-made items will be held at the Mt. Olive Community Center, 2684 Mt. Olive Road. Sponsored by the North Jefferson Quilters Guild. Proceeds to benefit the Mt. Olive Community Center.
Nov. 20-22 Actors are needed for a Nov. 20, 21 and 22 production of “A Christmas Carol” at Gardendale Presbyterian Church. Needed are:
• adult male (Bob Cratchit)
• male age 10-12 (young Ebenezer)
• male age 18-25 (young Marley)
• girl age 16-18 (Sara)
• adult male or female (Christmas Past)
• two boys age 8-10 (carolers)
Call Celeste Phillips at 631-9030 or Janice Spivey at 681-4186 before 9 p.m.
The Scott West Memorial Fund has been opened at Superior Bank in Mt. Olive to benefit West’s family.
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.
Oct. 22, 5,7 p.m. Walkers Chapel Baptist Church, 1525 Briscoe Street in Fultondale, will host the second annual Nehemiah Project Dinner Concert featuring Gospel Quartet Legacy Five. Tickets are $20 and include a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any church member, at www.CurringtonPromotions.com, or by calling (800) 403-6364. To learn more, call the church at 841-8426.
Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fultondale Municipal Court will hold amnesty day to give people with outstanding warrants with the City of Fultondale a chance to take care of cases without being arrested or incurring any additional charges. By appearing on this date, people can pay outstanding fines and court costs, be placed on probation for payment, or receive a new court date for the charges that require court appearances, without being arrested. For more information, call 841-1430.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11, 10 a.m. VFW Post 10250 and American Legion Post 255 in Fultondale will host the 15th annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 31 and Old Carson Road. Guest speaker will be Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Rica Lewis-Payton. To learn more, call David Daniel at 631-8855 or Don Rhodes at 849-7798.
Fultondale City Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. and fourth Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Fultondale City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 841-4481.
Mother’s Day Out
Walker's Chapel Baptist Church has Mother's Day Out every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Amy Ritch at 841-8426.
Life Care Hospice in Fultondale is looking for volunteers and patient volunteers. Call Tiffany at (256) 734-1170.
Christmas in Kimberly
Nov. 21 is the deadline for families who need help for Christmas to turn in applications at Kimberly Town Hall. For more information, call the Town Hall at 647-5551.
Dec. 12 The fifth annual Kimberly Christmas parade will line up at 5:30 p.m. at Bryan Elementary School, with a tree-lighting ceremony to follow. There is no fee to be in the parade. Get applications at Kimberly Town Hall. For more information, call 647-5551.
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.
Oct. 30, 12-4 p.m.; Oct 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The North Jefferson-Blount Regional Library Foundation is holding a giant used book sale at the former Alabama National Guard Army on Cane Creek Road to raise money for the new Regional Library at Warrior. There will also be a bake sale both days. The Warrior Lions Club will be selling hot dogs on Oct. 31. Donations of books and baked goods needed. For more information, call Anne Jolly at 590-4909.
North Jefferson-Blount Public Library Foundation is collecting used books for a book sale to benefit the future Regional Library at Warrior. To donate, drop books off at current Warrior Public Library during operating hours; drop books off at the former Alabama National Guard Armory on Cane Creek Road Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or call Anne Jolly at 590-4909 or Linda Taylor at 647-3506.
Warrior City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month, 7 p.m., at Warrior City Hall. Pre-council work sessions are at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-0520.
Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Glennwood Baptist Church will have its annual fall festival at the church, 1929 Glennwood Road. Free food, fun, games and fellowship. All ages invited. For more information, call 681-4601 or 681-2411.
Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Faith Tabernacle on Hamby Road behind Mortimer Jordan High School will have homecoming. Lunch at noon and singing at 1:30. Preaching by John Meader of Ft. Payne. Singing by Rocks of Faith. For more information, call Bobbie at 841-0343 or Gloria at 849-9642.
Dec. 5, 10 a.m. The 15th annual Morris Christmas parade will line up at Mortimer Jordan High School. A festival will follow at the park across from city hall, with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $10 entry/booth fee to help fund the city’s annual program to buy toys for children in need. Send completed application and payment to: Parade and Festival Committee, City of Morris, P.O. Box 163, Morris, AL., 35116. To learn more, call City Hall at 647-0596.
Mother’s Day Out
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, so is closed during all of the breaks. 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.
Nov. 7-8 The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Food Festival will be held at the church, 105 Pastor Street. The Sisterhood of St. Olga will prepare food from recipes handed down from those who immigrated to Brookside from Slovakia. The festival will be Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 8, noon to 5 p.m.
Nov. 1, 1 p.m. The annual Jones family reunion will be held at the Hayden Community Center. Bring a covered dish or drinks. Lunch begins around 1 p.m. Descendents of William Casey Jones and Elizabeth Russell, their children, Martha Ann, Joseph (Joe), Andrew, Mintie, Lorenzo, Gartrude, Amie, Era Bell, Homer and Willie Jones are encouraged to attend. Bring old pictures, memorabilia and family history. For more information, call Harold Jones at 647-5948 or Sharon (Jones) Brown at 647-2424.
Hayden Town Council meets the second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Hayden Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-0520.
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.
Oct. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blount County Quilters’ Guild will host a quilt show at Palisades Park in Oneonta. Admission is $3. Two buildings full of quilts, plus vendors. Quilt entries accepted Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to noon. Patriotic wall hangings from across the U.S. will be displayed. Proceeds from rental of this display will be used to provide quilts for wounded service people. To learn more, call 681-3934, 274-9722 or 594-4226. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit blountcountyquiltersguild.com
Oct. 24 There will be rabies clinics at various places in north Jefferson County. Alabama law states that dogs and cats three months and older should be vaccinated each year. Please have dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier or pillow case. Cost is $10. The times are:
• Fultondale Fire Department, 8-8:30 a.m.
• Gardendale Civic Center, 9-9:45 a.m.
• Mt. Olive Community Center, 10:15-11:05 a.m.
• Kimberly Town Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
• Warrior Fire Department, 12:30-1 p.m.
• Cane Creek Baptist Church, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
Oct. 31, 9 a.m. The Lorie Johnson Foundation will host the Second Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk in Mt. Laurel. The run begins at The Square of Mt. Laurel at 9 a.m., with the walk shortly thereafter. Children participating in the One Block Costume Trot are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, with prizes awarded for best costumes. To learn more, email email@example.com or visit www.theloriejohnsonfoundation.org.
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. The Jefferson County Education Retirees Association will meet at Mr. Wang’s Restaurant in Hoover. The guest speaker will be Reginald Jenkins, assistant district manager of the Birmingham Office of Social Security Administration. JCERA president Patricia A. Speights encourages education retirees in Jefferson County to join the local to help it reach its goal of 1,000 members for 2009-10. To learn more, call Speights at 856-7004.
Nov. 6 The 15th annual golf tournament benefitting the Burkett Center for the Multi-Handicapped will be at Limestone Springs. Cost is $100. Sponsorships available. To learn more, call LouAnn or Jessica at 379-2800 or Glenda Williamson at 631-8502.
Nov. 11 For Veterans Day only, U.S. service members and military veterans with ID can get in free to the Birmingham Museum of Art’s special exhibit called Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The exhibit features American art from the Yale University Art Gallery and runs Oct. 4 through Jan. 10. Regular prices for the exhibit are $12 for adults; $10 for groups, seniors age 65 and older, veterans and active military with ID; $6 for students; and free for age 6 and younger. To learn more, call 254-2565 or visit artsbma.org.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents of Blount County Schools students are invited to an open house/orientation at the Blount County Schools Resource Center, 62561 U.S. Hwy. 231 in Cleveland, to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day. RSVP requested, but not required. Call 625-4103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. West Jefferson County Historical Society will host its 39th annual Christmas Heritage Tour of Pioneer Homes. The 1930s houses will be adorned with period Christmas decorations and will feature Civil War re-enactors, live music, tour guides in costume, crafts and refreshments. Adult tickets for all three houses are $5 each. Children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets sold at the door of each house on tour day. All houses located on Eastern Valley Road in McCalla (Interstate 459, Exit 1). For more information, call 426-1633.
LifeCare Hospice is seeking patient volunteers. For more information, call Tiffany Rice at (256) 734-1170.
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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.
Community Calendar for April 8, 2009
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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