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• Live music, 8-11 p.m., Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.


• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, Hard Dock Cafe, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Ricky the Dancing DJ, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road; 256-353-4362.

• Karaoke Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens. $5 admission; free to veterans, members. Kitchen will open at 5 p.m.; cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m. 256-444-2793, 813-381-9752.


• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, Hard Dock Café, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Barnett Band & Co., 6:30-10 p.m., West Side Village Community Center, Alabama 99, Athens. No drugs or alcohol. Bring finger foods to share. 256-771-0586.

• Live music, Eagles Club, 602 14th St. S.E.

• Live music, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post No. 4190, 2309 Veterans Drive S.E.; 256-351-8929.

• Music from Country Edition Band, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road. Dance class 6-7 p.m.  256-353-4362.



• Payton Taylor & William Michael Morgan-RFCU® Listening Room Loft, 7 p.m., Redstone Federal Credit Union Loft at the Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur.

Today-April 15

• RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to provide free IRS-certified tax preparation in Decatur, Athens and Ardmore. Decatur, Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E.; Beginning Feb. 1, the tax volunteers will be in the Training Center, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. that day. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through April 15. During February only they will be at the library on Thursdays, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Athens, First Methodist Youth Center, 203 Jefferson St. beginning Feb. 3. February hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; March-April 15: Monday and Thursday only. Walk-ins only — no appointment. Ardmore, Ardmore Public Library, Wednesday, by appointment, Feb. 5-April 15. Call 931-427-4883 for an appointment.


• Valentine’s Day Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E.; Join Violet, the Valentine Fairy (provided by Magical Memories AL). Stories, songs, a craft and refreshments along with photo opportunity with Violet. This free program will take place in the Youth Services department. 256-353-2993 ext. 122.


• Dream Weavers Children's Theatre presents "FROZEN, Jr." by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee; Director: Susan Godwin Thompson. Feb. 14-15, 7 p.m.; Feb. 16, 2 p.m.; The Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. Tickets: $10/$12 for students and adults. Purchase online: or at theatre Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Info:


• Intermediate Beekeeping Class, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Moulton Church of Christ, 597 Main St., Moulton. Fee is $25. Presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn University). Registration is required at 256-974-2464 and must be completed at least four days prior to class. Allyson Shabel, 256-612-6766 or

• Decatur Music Club will present Lisa Wiggins, violinist, and Ron Guthrie, pianist, 10 a.m., The Church of the Good Shepherd, 3809 Spring Ave. S.E., Decatur. This program is open to the public. Barbara Pettey, 256-365-7382.

• Alabama’s Amazing Amphibians Fun Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cook Museum of Natural Science, 133 Fourth Ave., N.E., Decatur. Four species that are threatened in the wild, the Mexican alligator lizard, diamondback terrapins, hellbenders and eastern indigo snake, will be available to view.

• AMVETS Game Day Showdown, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens. $5 admission; free for veterans and members. Nonsmoking. Cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m.

• Planetarium show, 7 p.m., Monte Sano Planetarium, Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville; 256-539-0316.


• Black History Month Program featuring author Joseph Caver, 2 p.m., Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee.

• “Beyond the Rhetoric” discussion series, 6 p.m., Huntsville Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. S.W., Huntsville. The event is open to all races and gender and is free to the public. Hosted by United Women of Color. This event will be a roundtable to discuss several topics affecting black and brown voters and nonvoters;;

• Decatur Civic Chorus rehearsals, 6:30 p.m., Fort Decatur; 256-301-9620.


• Free Medicare education class, 11 a.m., Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E.; open to anyone. Stephen Korpi, 256-566-1179.

• Decatur Civitan Club meeting, noon, Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 921 Wimberly Drive, Decatur. Visitors are welcome. 256-476-3639.

Feb. 20-22

• Calhoun College Theatre: The Comedy of Errors — The Pop Musical, 7 p.m. nightly, Alabama Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, 133 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. $12 general admission/$8 students and seniors; or 256-306-2693 or 256/260-3007;

Feb. 21

• Stepping Up for Morgan County, 6:30 p.m., Ingalls Harbor, Decatur. Proceeds will be used to support The Stepping Up Initiative of North Central Alabama. Tickets: or Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Entertainement Trick Zipper. Dinner: JW's Steakhouse. Foundation for Mental Health, 256-260-7325 or

Feb. 22

• Father/Daughter Dance/Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Turner-Surles Community Resource Center, 702 Sycamore St. N.W., Decatur. Door tickets: $30/couple, $20/person. Advanced tickets: $25/couple, $15/person.

Feb. 25

• Fat Tuesday; Adult Team Spelling Bee, 6:30 p.m., MMS Old Gym in Moulton. Held by the Friends of Lawrence County Library. Teams decorate tables and themselves then compete in teams on how to spell within a limited time. Contact: LCPL to register a team at 256-974-0883, 974-4766 or (Rex Bain).

Feb. 27-28

• The Decatur Civic Chorus' Dinner Show "The Fabulous Fifties," 6:30 p.m., Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3310 Danville Road, Decatur. Tickets $25. For reservations, call 256-301-9620.

Feb. 29

• GoRed For Women’s Heart Health Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive across from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville. Central North Alabama Alumnae Chapter will host an informative luncheon about heart disease and its effect on women’s health. Kim Caudle Lewis, CEO of Project XYZ and 2019 Chair, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce will emcee the luncheon. Tickets are $50 per person and $450 per table. Myriette Shillingford, chair, 225-772-7779; Tyhisha Dupree, co-chair, 703-380-8308 or


• Dr. George Washington Carver exhibition, Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during regular business hours, Morgan County Archives, 624 Bank St. N.E., Decatur. 256-351-4726.

• Somerville artist Ed Greene exhibition, Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Morgan County Archives, 624 Bank St. N.E., Decatur. The exhibition will include portraits, collages and impressionist examples.


• Free genealogy classes are held at the Athens-Limestone Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Free computer classes for adults at Decatur Public Library. Various topics offered monthly. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 107 or ext. 117.

• Computers for Seniors, sponsored by Athens State University-Center for Lifelong Learning. Designed especially for senior adults, offered in Athens and Decatur. No experience necessary. Appointments: 256-233-8260.

• Community education program, Calhoun Community College. 256-306-2514;



• Knights of Columbus, 6:30 p.m., 1609 Wolverine Drive S.E. 256-353-4264.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6:30 p.m., 784 Culver Road, Falkville.


• Hartselle American Legion No. 52, 6 p.m.

• American Legion Post No. 15 in Decatur, 6 p.m.


• Decatur Elks Lodge, 6:30 p.m.
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