Saturday Event Guide- May 14



Lane Maury at The Cotton Gin

Saturday night, May 14, at The Cotton Gin is guaranteed to be an entertaining and maybe even a bit of a rowdy night. Local country sensation, Lane Maury, is slated to begin picking and grinning at 6 p.m., and his music, along with The Cotton Gin’s fine seafood, will have everybody delighted and wanting more. He promised, “Saturday night at the Cotton Gin, everybody can expect a good time, some real country music like people don't get to hear anymore. No pop country, though, but maybe even some southern rock. It’ll definitely be a good time!” The Cotton Gin is conveniently located in Good Hope at 123 Lindsey Road off of Old Highway 69. Maury will be taking the stage at 6 p.m. and admission is free.


Food Assistance

Every second Saturday at Harmony Word of Life Church. NEW HOURS: 1 – 3 p.m. Take Highway 157 to Battleground, turn right onto County Road 1212, go half mile to County Road 1204, turn left and drive a half mile. 256-739-2956.


Stony Lonesome 5K Mud Run

May 14 at 8 a.m. Where mud and mayhem come together. Runners will grind their way through the challenging course which will feature: crawling through grimy mud, climb over high walls, splash across a wooden bridge, and traverse through obstacles packed throughout this muddy course. With spectators cheering, this event will surely be a memorable experience for anyone daring to take on the Stony Lonesome Mud Run! Registration is $30, 13 and up only!


Holly Pond Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Holly Pond Lions Club will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 14. This event is traditionally a very successful fundraising occasion, with proceeds going for upkeep of the Holly Pond Cemetery. It will be held at the Senior Center in Lions Club Park starting at 6 a.m. and continuing until 10 a.m. Our Lions always work very hard and do a great job with this event.


Dinner on First

The Cullman City Parks and Recreation Foundation Board will be hosting its inaugural Dinner on First event to raise funds for the planned Connected Park project, which will feature an all-inclusive playground accessible to children of all abilities and special needs. The event is slated to kick off on Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Catered by Dyron’s Low Country Restaurant. The farm-to-table style meal will be hosted in the historic Warehouse District on First Avenue just south of the Festhalle Marketplatz. An after party will kick off at 8:30 p.m. where acoustic group Round 2 will provide music to accompany many other activities. Tickets are available online at Tickets can be purchased as a single for $100, a couple for $200 or a table for $800. All proceeds directly benefit the Connected Park project. For more information on the Dinner on First event, contact Christy Turner at 256-734-9157.


3rd Annual Nicholas Fillinger Memorial Run 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. at St. Bernard Trails, 1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE. Nicholas died tragically in a training accident in September 2013.  St. Bernard was one of his favorite places to run.

The run benefits the Nicholas Fillinger Foundation as well as the Grace Chapel Choir (a youth community service choir) that Nicholas was a member of.  The proceeds help fund their summer choir tour which is to San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas this year.  In addition to musical performances they will be serving in various inner-city missions and helping with community service projects. The Nicholas Fillinger Foundation ministers to orphans and children rescued from human trafficking.  It also ministers locally in educating young athletes about safe and healthy training techniques.

Packet pick-up and Race Day registration – 7- 7:45 a.m.

The race will begin at 8 a.m.

Post-race refreshments and celebration (with mini-concert from choir) – 8:25-9 a.m.

Awards at approximately 9:15 a.m.


Cullman Farmers Market – Festhalle

Fresh, local produce, breads and meats, along with plants and crafts. The Farmers Market is now open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. through October. Located at 209 First Ave. NE.


Hanceville Farmer's Market

The Hanceville Farmer's Market has locally-grown fruits, vegetables and meats, as well as arts and crafts. They are open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at 200 Bangor Ave.


CP&R Community Classes- Rock Climbing

Hurricane Creek Park – Saturdays at 10 a.m., $25, call to register at 256-734-2125. For more information, contact Waid Harbison at 256-734-9157.


War Recovery

From 1-2 p.m. at Redemption Assembly of God. 516 Shaeffel Rd. Cullman. We have court refer. in Cullman Co. Call Susan, 256-620-6966 for more info.


Saving Forgotten Warriors

Organization helps area disabled and in-need veterans. Volunteers are needed and donations are accepted. See Facebook page “SFW” for more info or call Jeremy (352-440-4076), Tammy (256-286-3136) or Josh (256-615-5263).


AA Meeting

The Cullman Downtown Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 1519 St. Joseph St. NW. Every day at noon will be an open discussion meeting, Sunday at 7 p.m. is an open discussion and speaker meeting, Tuesday at 7 p.m. is an open discussion meeting (with meal at 6:30 p.m.), Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday at 10:30 a.m. is women's big book study; and Friday at 7 p.m. is a closed discussion meeting (no card signed). All meetings are non-smoking. The last Tuesday of each month is open speaker meeting/ birthday night. For more information, contact the AA coordinator at 256-736-6000.