DIRT NAP #1
1. Dallas Taylor, former drummer for Crosby Stills & Nash dies at age 66 in California. Recovering drug addict drummed on CSN and "Deja vu" albums.

2. Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dallas of the Wild Magnolias died at age 71. Was inspiration for the Clarke Peters character in the HBO series "Treme".

3. Darren Shahlavi died suddenly from unknown causes in Los Angeles. Known for his role as "Kano" on "Mortal Kombat". He was 42.

                       
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SCENIC RIVER PUBLIC MEETING

SCENIC RIVER PUBLIC MEETING will be held Thursday, January 29th at 7 p.m. at the Oneonta Depot, to discuss plans of the Blount County Commission to convert the old Alabama 231 bridge into the River View Trail Park. The meeting is sponsored by the Friends of the Locust Fork River and the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce.

CULLMAN HIGH FISHING TEAM

The CULLMAN HIGH FISHING TEAM will hold a barbecue baked potato dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, January 30th at the Cullman Middle School gymnasium; drive-through only. Meal is a barbecue-stuffed baked potato and a dessert for $10/plate. For more information, contact 256-590-4830.

GREATER JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The GREATER JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’s 56th Annual Meeting will take place on Friday, January 30th - High Noon at the Goose Pond Colony Civic Center. Tickets are now available at the Chamber office on Willow Street in Scottsboro. Info at 256-259-5000.

BOAZ PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The BOAZ PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT is accepting applications for temporary summer workers. Applicants must be a least 16 years of age with applications available at the Rec Center or Boaz City Hall. Deadline is the 31st. Info at 256-593-7862.

Marshall County RSVP members

Marshall County RSVP members will experience the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra sitting on stage with members. The event takes place on Sunday, February 1st in the Great Hall of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Info at 256-571-7734.

LAKE CITY CIVITAN CLUB & Knights of Columbus

The LAKE CITY CIVITAN CLUB & Knights of Columbus present their annual “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” – Saturday February 7th at the St William Parksh Hall on Gunter Avenue. Breakfast served off the griddle from 6:30 until 1pm. Details at 256-582-7954.

Arab Masonic Lodge #663

Arab Masonic Lodge #663 is holding free CPR Classes on Saturday February 8th at the Lodge on South Main next to Otelco. Class is free and open to the first 20 participants.
Information at 256-586-3548.


The Smithsonian Institution’s Travelling Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution’s Travelling Exhibit “The Way We Worked” will be on display at WALLACE STATE COLLEGE’s “Evelyn Burrow Museum” beginning February 10th for five weeks. It’s part of the “Museum on Main Street” project. Times and details at 256-551-7016.

FANTASY PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN’S THEATER

FANTASY PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN’S THEATER presents “Love Letters” at the Randolph School Thurber Arts Center on Wednesday February 11th – one night only at 7PM. Tickets are available at the Fantasy Arts Center on Long Avenue or by calling 256-539-6829.

BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND T-BALL

BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND T-BALL REGISTRATION runs every Saturday thru February 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the concession stand at the ballpark. Registration fee is $100 per child (ages 4-12). More information at 205-559-3447.

CULLMAN PARK’s & REC

Signups for CULLMAN PARK’s & REC youth baseball, softball and T-ball leagues will continue through February 15th at the Cullman Civic Center. Registration is open to ages 4-14 and costs $90, which includes a hat, jersey and trophy at the end of the season. Practices will begin in March. Games start in April.For more information, call 256-734-9157.

SUMMIT VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE

SUMMIT VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE is accepting applications for the office of trustee to be elected February 15th. Anyone from the community may apply. Call 256-557-5739 for more information.

CULLMAN COUNTY EXTENTION OFFICE

A “Safe Serve” food safety certification class is being offered at the CULLMAN COUNTY EXTENTION OFFICE on Tuesday February 17th beginning at 10AM. The course meets the state’s requirements for working in the food service business. Cost of the class is $125 dollars which includes workbook and test fee. Information at 205-410-3696.

CULLMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Students from the Cullman community will showcase their talents to benefit nursery and pediatric care at CULLMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. Performance set for Saturday, February 21st at 3 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre at Wallace State College. “For Kids’ Sake” event tickets may be purchased in the CRMC Foundation office for $5 in advance; $10 the day of the program. Info at 256-737-2565.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

The AMERICAN RED CROSS is available to demonstrate how to make an disaster emergency kit to any company or organization seeking information. These disaster- ready kits are easy to make ready in preparation for emergencies. Call the local office to set up a demonstration at 256-734-0921.

BOAZ PIRATE BASEBALL TEAM

The BOAZ PIRATE BASEBALL TEAM is selling 16 ounce tumblers with lids for $15 bucks. The tumblers are dishwasher and microwave safe. Purchase direct with an email to atakeenum@boazk12.org or by calling 256-593-2401.

MARSHALL COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

Senior citizens can receive help in buying fresh produce from area Farmer’s Markets by obtaining a FREE coupon book. Residents must be at least 60 years old; meet income requirements and not too old to drive. The service is provided by the MARSHALL COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING. Get more information by calling 256-571-7805.

MISS BLOUNT COUNTY PAGEANT

MISS BLOUNT COUNTY PAGEANT will be Sunday, March 15th, at J.B. Pennington High School. Girls ages one month through high school seniors are invited to participate. For more information, email coveredbridgeprel@yahoo.com.

54th Annual Art on the Lake

54th Annual fine arts and crafts event along beautiful Lake Guntersville. Over 125 exhibitors with food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 10 am - 5 pm both days. $2.00 Admission (FREE to children 12 and under with an accompanying adult). Proceeds benefit local scholarships. For more info, visit www.artonthelake-guntersville.com

Kelli Stout

The DAYSTAR CHURCH

The DAYSTAR CHURCH now offers “Divorce Care for Kids” – a program designed for ages 6-12 on Wednesday evenings at 7. The course is free and includes workbooks and materials. Contact the church office for more information at 256-737-0800.

BOAZ LIBRARY

The BOAZ LIBRARY is offering an After School Program on the 3rd Thursday of every month through May. The program is open to children ages 6 to 12. Get more information by calling 256-593-3000.

MENTAL HEALTHCARE of Cullman

MENTAL HEALTHCARE of Cullman is asking for donations to their “Emergency Assistance Fund”. The number of critical needs cases are up and they need your help. Get details on how you can donate by calling 256-734-4688.

CULLMAN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

The CULLMAN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER’s “Foster Pets Program” is in need of volunteers able to take the animals to vet appointments. Also, supplies such as cleaning items are need. If you would like to help, contact 256-734-5448. Remember, off-site adoptions available every Saturday from 11 to 4 at Tractor Supply and Pet Depot in Cullman.

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER needs your help. They need dog food, feeding bowls, newspapers, and dog toys. Drop Off/ Collection Center is at Bancorp South in Boaz. For info call 256-561-2411

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