Sermon Series

Gardendale-Mt. Vernon UMC will present a series called “Fireproof Your Relationships”

Feb. 6: “Breaking Free,”

1 Corinthians 10:11-13

Feb. 8: “Forgiveness,” Matthew 18:21-35

Feb. 15: “A Better Way of Loving,” Luke 5:1-26


Feb. 5 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #284 Gardendale, a non-profit weight loss support group, will host an open house in the Camelia Room at the Gardendale Civic Center on Feb. 5 from 8:30 to 9:30 am.

Consignment Sale

Feb. 11 Kingdom Kids Consignment Sale At Gardendale-Mt. Vernon UMC will take place on Feb. 11 - 14. Proceeds go towards missions. For more details or to sell clothes visit or call 631-7631.

TOPS Meetings

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.

Bunko Night

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 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. through Feb. 24 in the exhibition hall at the Gardendale Civic Center.

Recovery Meetings

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.

Mount Olive


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.


Smoke Detectors

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.

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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.

Other Communities

Critter Club

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 (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.


Feb. 13 School of the Holy Spirit will take place on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Red Hill Church, Empire. Call 647-6207 for more information.


Feb. 13 Friendship Independent Church in Birmingham will have a special singing featuring the Spurgeons on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the McDonald family. For more information call 849-6721.

Beauty Pageant

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

Submissions to the community calendar will include only: What the event is; the time and date; location; and a contact name and phone number. No exceptions. 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 4 p.m. on Friday in order to run in the next Wednesday edition, space permitting.

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