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Community Calendar

  • Date Jun. 13th
Gurley's Soggy Bottom Music Barn is hosting a special day for Phillis Nelson of Hurricane Creek on Saturday, June 13th, featuring Hurricane Creek, Poor House, Blue Water Road, and Shady Creek.  Shade tree pickers welcome.  Free admission.

Lunch will be served at 3:00 p.m.  Your choice of a pork or chicken plate, with beans, slaw, rolls or chips for $10 each.  Hot dog and chips will be available for the kids for $3.

The Soggy Bottom Barn is located near Brewer High School at Florette.  From Highway 67, turn onto Couey Road and look for the signs.  For more information, call 256-566-6039 or 256-606-7083.
  • Date May 30th
The Huntsville Fern Society's 22nd Annual Fern Sale will be Saturday, May 30th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Murray Hall parking lot of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.  No admission fee, so come enjoy the display of ferns and purchase your favorites. 

Members of the Fern Society will be on hand to offer advice and give tips on growing these beautiful perennials.  In addition, two mini-seminars will be offered in the morning:

"Getting Started With Easy Ferns" at 10 a.m.
"Five Fabulous Ferns" at 11 a.m.
  • Date May 25th - 29th
An old-time Brush Arbor will be held on May 25th through 29th, at the home of Tim Ricketts, located at 1911 Co. Rd. 89, Danville, AL  35619.  Start time is 5 p.m. on Monday, then 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
  • Date May 25th
Gurley's Soggy Bottom Music Barn will host a veterans gathering on Memorial Day, May 25th.  Gates open at 8:00 a.m.  Activities start at 10:00.  Lunch served at Noon.  For more information, call 256-778-8717 or 256-566-6039.  Admission and lunch are free.  The Soggy Bottom Barn is located near Brewer High School at Florette.  From Highway 67, turn onto Couey Rd. and look for the signs.
  • Date May 23rd
A benefit singing for Chris Orton Bell (who has multiple health issues and no health insurance) will be Saturday, May 23rd, at 6 p.m., at New Hope at Mt. Ebron.  Guest singers are The Busby's and Joyful Hearts.  The church is located about 4 miles from Double Springs and 10 miles from Lynn on Co. Rd. 25.
  • Date May 23rd
Falkville Church of God will have a spaghetti dinner Saturday, May 23rd, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Spaghetti, bread, dessert and drink for $5 (or with a salad for $6).  The church is located at 87 West 3rd St., Falkville, AL  35622.  For more information, call Bishop Ray Bennett at 256-739-2849 or Jessie Morgan at 256-531-6571.
  • Date May 23rd
Cowboys for Christ will host a benefit trail ride Saturday, May 23rd, at 10 a.m., at Larry and Pam Berzett's farm, located at 6315 Upper Snake Rd., Rogersville, AL  35652.  Donations will be accepted to benefit a young mother in West Limestone who has cancer, as well as a young man associated with our CFC chapter who was seriously injured in a car accident.  Both are out of work for a long period.  For more info, call 256-431-7338.
  • Date May 22nd & 23rd
The Cullman County Cattlemen & Cattlewomen Associations will have their semi-annual Steak Sandwich Cookout on May 22nd & 23rd.  Steaks will be charcoal-grilled in the Marketplatz Center parking lot (in front of Carmike Cinemas) and served on a 5-inch bun.  Cost is a $7 donation per sandwich.  Chips and drinks will be available for 50 cents each.  Hours are Friday from 10-6 and Saturday from 10-2.  Place advance orders by calling Edwin or Betty Calvert at 256-734-9337 (by May 21st).
  • Date Jun. 9th
Morgan County Environmental Education Foundation presents Wetland Express 2015, Tuesday, June 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Morgan County Agriculture Services Building, located at 3120 Hwy. 36 West, Hartselle, AL  35640. 

Join us for a fun-filled day on Flint Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank.  We will be learning about wetland ecology, using a compass, gardening, and making a take-home wilderness survival kit.  Open to kids ages 7-13.  Be sure to wear old clothes, boots or tennis shoes, bug spray and sunscreen.  Only 20 spots available, so call today, 256-773-6541, ext. 103.  Sign up by May 18th.
  • Date Jun. 6th
Danville High School Football Booster Club's 9th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser will be Saturday, June 6th, at Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur, Alabama.  Shotgun start at 8 a.m.  Cost is $300 per team/$75 per person.  Box lunch and range balls included.  Tournament format is a 4-man scramble.  If you have questions, call Anthony Shaneyfelt at 256-612-1201 or Brent Jacobs at 256-303-5378.
  • Date Jun. 2nd
New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison will be the guest speaker at the Friends of Decatur Public Library's annual luncheon, to be held Tuesday, June 2nd, at 12 Noon, at Burningtree Country Club in Decatur.  Ellison will be discussing her latest book, "What Lies Behind," due out on May 26th.  She is the author of thirteen critically-acclaimed novels which have been published in more than twenty countries.  Ellison also co-writes with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. 

The $25 admission/lunch ticket may be purchased at the library, The Decatur Daily, or Jimmy Smith Jewelers.  Deadline for ticket purchase is May 25th.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing during the luncheon.  For more information, call 256-353-2993, ext. 100.

  • Date May 30th
Marty Ray Harris invites everybody out for a family karaoke night, Saturday, May 30th, starting at 6 p.m., at the Caddo Senior Center.  Admission is $5 and that includes your meal of a hot dog, chips, and drink.  All proceeds benefit the Caddo Senior Center.
  • Date May 26th - 28th
Superhero Academy will be held at Decatur Public Library, May 26th through 28th, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  This is the kick-off for this year's Summer Reading Program: "Every Hero Has a Story."  Come by the library during these hours for a special registration event and a superhero training course with games and prizes.  If you miss this event, you can register at the library throughout the month of June.  This event is free.  For more information, visit decatur.lib.al.us or call the children's department at 256-353-2993, ext. 122.


Registration also begins on Tuesday, May 26th, for the Teen Summer Reading Program: "Unmask."  There will be programs throughout June and July that are targeted for grades 6-12.  Events will include games, crafts, snacks, and prizes.  All events are free.  For more information on this year's teen program, visit http://decatur.lib.al.us/ or call Anna at 256-353-2993, ext. 122.
  • Date May. 25th
A Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held Monday, May 25th, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Limestone County Event Center, located at 114 W. Pryor St. in Athens.  Special guest speaker will be Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Material Command.  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Alabama Veterans Museum.  Call 256-771-7578 for more information, or visit AlabamaVeteransMusuem.com.
  • Date May 24th
The Kingsmen will be singing Sunday, May 24th, at 2:00 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 2009 County Road 25, Bremen, AL  35033.  For more information, call 256-287-0630.
  • Date May 22nd & 23rd
The Dodge City Lions Club will hold a Boston Butt & Rib Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd, beside S & S Foods at Dodge City.  Sale begins Friday at 8 a.m. and will continue until they're sold out.  Boston butts will be $30 each; a rack of ribs will be $25.  Proceeds go towards Lions Club projects. 

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