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Community Calendar

  • Date October 1
The 8th Annual Massey School and Community Reunion will be held Saturday, October 1st, from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Massey Volunteer Fire Department at 386 Evergreen Road. The reunion was first held in 2009 as a way to bring students and staff from the former Massey Schools together to share memories, photos and memorabilia of their years at the schools. The schools included were Old Massey, New Massey, Windes and Cedars. The reunion has grown over the years to include all of the Massey Community, inviting everyone living in Massey now or in the past ---- or just with an interest in the community's history. There will be displays from the schools, churches, stores, gin, clubs, and this year the tornadoes.

There have been several tornadoes that hit our community but the four we are featuring were: March 21, 1932 - March 22, 1952 - April 24, 1955 and April 8, 1957. The 52 and 55 were F4s and the 57 an F3 according to the National Weather Service. We are collecting personal stories, photos and newspaper articles about the tornadoes. We want to chronicle the places damaged and the people involved, but also how so many came together to help in the recovery. There are some very sad stories, some amazing stories and even a few moments of humor. If anyone has a story or photo to share please contact Frances Vest Rowe at 256-462-3875 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Date September 25 - 30
There will be a Old Time Brush Arbor Sunday, September 25th - 30th 7PM.  Lawrence Co. Rd. 89, Danville, Alabama on Leola Road in Bankhead Forest, 7 miles off Hwy 33 or7 miles off Co. Hwy 41 Different preacher every night.  Everyone Welcome!  For more information call 256 410 0886
  • Date October 28
Hartselle Parks and Recreation, along with Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartselle Downtown Merchants Association and Life Church, proudly announce the Inaugural Hartselle Hay Day!  This event will be filled with free festivities for the entire family.  The streets of downtown Hartselle will be closed for a free candy stroll for the kids, free inflatables, free hay rides, costume contest inside Life Church, live music, free games and even a free viewing of the movie, “Woodlawn”.  We will also have food trucks on site to allow you the opportunity to purchase a variety of different food for your dining pleasure!  Hay Day will be Friday, October 28 from 5-8PM with the movie beginning at 8PM at Earth Park.  In case of rain, the movie will be moved inside Life Church.
  • Date October 15
October 15th is no ordinary day - it's the Anniversary of the very first Ronald McDonald House and Day of Change. Find those pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters in couch cushions and under the seats in your car and put them to good use. Head to your local McDonald's and drop your change to make a change. You can help keep families close when they travel to Birmingham for their child's medical treatment. Together, we can make a big difference with small change by supporting RMHC Day of Change.
  • Date September 30 - October 1
The 11th Annual 15 Mile Yard Sale beginning in Haleyville will begin September 30th and run through October 1st. There will be over 100 families involved! For more info on participating or attending this great event, please click here!
  • Date October 24 - 29
For more information on this great event, please click here.
  • Date October 2
The Huntsville Feminist Chorus presents our fall library concert on the theme of “Quilting”—a celebration of joining many different voices, melodies, stories, textures and colors into one beautiful tapestry of music. We invite you to join us on Sunday October 2, 2016, 2 pm at the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library, Main Branch Auditorium. The Huntsville Feminist Chorus has been opening hearts and minds through song since 1993. Free and open to the public. Information at 256-513-9638
  • Date October 13
Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table
October 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
“How the Civil War Still Lives”
Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson Jr.
UAH Chan Auditorium Business Administration Building,
Rm 125, 301 Sparkman Dr NW
$10- members, $15-nonmembers, $20 at door
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Decatur Public Library happily announces the addition of two new resources to our website.  Thanks to the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), we now have Ancestry Library Edition and the ChiltonLibrary available from our website at  Both of these resources are free to access by DPL patrons! For questions or more information, please contact our Reference Department: (256) 353-2993 ext. 117 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Date October 1
Ryan Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hebron Church of Christ, Joppa Church of God, Grace Fellowship, Trust-N-Faith, and Upper Room Apostolic Church will join with Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department and have a community carnival.  This carnival will be October 8th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department.  The address is 11667 Highway 67 South, Joppa, AL  35087.
  • Date October 1
The Brewer High School Class of 1976 will be hosting its 40th Class reunion to include the Classes of 73-79. There are two events on 1 October - the first is at Danny Huskey Park Cabin from 1-4pm and the second is at Quail Creek Resort in Hartselle, Al beginning at 6 pm.  For further information and cost of a ticket to the Quail Creek event, please contact 256-651-6455.
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LifeSouth Community Blood Centers faces emergency need for all blood types, and encourages the community to donate blood. Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations due to travel and school breaks, and this summer continues to be a challenge not only to LifeSouth, but to blood centers across the country. When tragedy strikes, like the catastrophic floods in Louisiana, neighboring blood centers are asked to help supply hospitals in areas affected. This is difficult when blood supplies are low. LifeSouth encourages donors to come in to one of their donor centers or find a blood drive location on their website, First time donors are always welcome and encouraged to give blood donation a try. All donors are important to help meet the needs of the local blood supply.

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The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.” Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 6, 2016, at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.



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