Republican meeting

Oct. 15, 6 p.m. The North Jefferson County Republican Club will meet at Jim ’N Nick’s restaurant. No cost to attend.

Census Jobs

Oct. 15, 10 a.m. Applications will be accepted at the Gardendale-Martha Moore Public Library, 995 Mt. Olive Road, for full-time and part-time positions with the U.S. Census Bureau. Applicants from Gardendale, Kimberly, Morris, County LIne and Trafford areas especially needed. Arrive 15 minutes early for the 30-minute timed test. Bring passport or employment authorization document. Or bring driver license, school ID with photo, voter registration card, U.S. military or dependents’ card AND Social Security card, original or certified copy of birth certificate, Native American tribal document, U.S. citizen ID card, resident citizen card or unexpired employment card. Expect to spend three hours at the test session. Practice test and other information is available at

Fall Festival

Oct. 16, 5-8:30 p.m. Snow Rogers Elementary School will have its fall festival on the school playground. There will be food, games, rides, a silent auction and more. Tickets can be purchased at the school or at the festival for 50 cents each. For more information, call the school at 379-5400.

Historical Society

Oct. 17, 10 a.m. The Gardendale Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at the Gardendale-Martha Moore Public Library. The speaker will be Sylvia Grant of Gardendale. For more information, call Patsy Duncan at 608-3375.


Oct. 18, 10 a.m. The Lord’s Chapel, 2640 Snow Rogers Road, will have homecoming featuring preaching by Charles Goodwin and music by Total Praise. To learn more, call 631-2515.

Golf Tournament

Oct. 19, 8 a.m. The North Jefferson Women’s Center will host its annual “Swing for Life” golf tournament fund-raiser at Highlands Golf Course in Birmingham. Shotgun begins at 8 a.m. Hole sponsorships are $150-$250. Register a team of four for $400, including lunch and door prizes. To learn more, call the center at 608-0100.


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. 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. Tickets are $10 at the door. To reserve a table for eight or for more information, call the center at 608-0100.

Fall Festival

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.


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.

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.

Council Meetings

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.

n Mount Olive

Fall Festival

Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will host a fall festival with children’s activities, food, crafts and vendors. Attendance is free. Call the church at 631-4924.

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


Dinner Concert

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, or by calling (800) 403-6364. To learn more, call the church at 841-8426.

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.


Christmas in Kimberly

Kimberly Town Hall is taking applications from families who need help for Christmas. The fifth annual Kimberly Christmas parade is Dec. 12, with a tree-lighting ceremony to follow. There is no fee to be in the parade. Get applications for both programs at Kimberly Town Hall. Call 647-5551.


Book sale

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.

Book donations

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.


Fall Festival

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.


Council Meetings

Hayden Town Council meets the second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Hayden Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 647-0520.

Other Communities

Autism Support

Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m. The Blount County Autism Support Group meets at Oneonta First Baptist Church on the third Friday of every month. This month’s speaker is from the Alabama Parent Education Center. The topic is Special Education: A Brief Overview for Parents and IEPs: Ensuring Educational Success. All family members affected by autism are welcome. Limited childcare available. To make reservations, call ahead to 590-4237.

Quilt Show

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. To learn more, call 681-3934, 274-9722 or 594-4226. Or email or visit

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 or visit

Golf Tourney

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

Volunteers needed

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

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