Saturday Event Guide- July 9

Stony Lonesome OHV Park

Therapeutic Dance Classes- Free to the Public

Individuals with all types of special needs and disabilities are welcome! Saturdays, July 9-Aug. 13 at the Cullman Civic Center. Ages 6-10, from 2:30-3:15 p.m.; ages 11 and up, from 3:15-4 p.m. Wear anything comfortable to move in! End of session performance will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. For more info, contact Kelly Pulliam at 256-734-9157 or


Olen and Clara Bishop Family Reunion

Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at Berlin Community Center (3309 Highway 278 East, Cullman, AL 35055). Bring a covered dish to share – lunch at noon.


James and Mattie Butler Burden Family Reunion

Will be held at West Point Town Hall meeting room, Saturday, July 9.  We urge all family members to attend, we try to start around 10 a.m.  It is a covered dish lunch.  For more information, call Chiquita Barnes at 256-620-1721.


The Divine Mercy Retreat at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

All are invited to The Divine Mercy Retreat given by Father John Paul Mary, MFVA, on the weekend of July 8-10, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.  Father John Paul Mary is a priest of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (MFVA).

This weekend retreat, The Divine Mercy-The Closeness of God, will include spiritual talks, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrament of Penance, and Eucharistic adoration. Also, experience God's Mercy by walking through the Shrine's Holy Door of Mercy. This is a free retreat and no registration is required. Please bring your own lunch, as lunch will not be provided. For more information, call: 205-795-5722 or visit:


North Alabama Agriplex Farm Kids Club: Goats

Please register online at or call 256-297-1044. July 9, 9-10:30 a.m. – Farm Kids Club: Goats- Meet and greet goats and learn about these amazing animals.  You can try your hand at milking a goat and taste some goat cheese.  For ages 5 and up with an adult.  $5 per child or $10 max per family.  Register online at


Cullman Autism & Special Needs Family Support Group

Cullman Autism & Special Needs Family Support Group is affiliated with the Autism Society of Alabama. They meet on the second Saturday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at the Margaret Jean Jones Center located at 1807 Beech Ave. SE in Cullman.


Dirt Therapy Day 2016 at Stony Lonesome OHV Park

July 9, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Who's ready for Dirt Therapy Day? Every year on the first Saturday after the 4th of July we do our annual Dirt Therapy Day event! This day is totally devoted to having fun in the mud! We'll have mud bogging, drag racing, mud slide, the womanless Mud Queen pageant, and do much more! Every year we do door prizes and end the day with a night ride and a bonfire. Y'all be sure to mark this day on your calendars and don't forget to bring an extra pair of clothes, cause you're gonna need them. More info at


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.


Free Meals at West Elementary School

The Cullman City Schools Child Nutrition Program is hosting a free meal program this summer. The Summer Feeding Program will run from June 1 through July 29 at West Elementary School. No meals will be served on July 4. Breakfast will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Meals are free to all children under the age of 18, regardless of school attended or income status. Adult meals will be available for a charge. The program is looking for volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for teenagers who need community service hours. For more information, contact Cullman City Schools Child Nutrition Program Assistant Director Terri Abbott at 256-297-0493 or 256-734-2233, ext. 9052.


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.