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MUSIC

Today

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

Friday

• 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.

• Live music, 7-10 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America, Gary L. Elmore Chapter, 17915 W. Elm St., Athens.

• 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. http://AmVetsAL21.com.

• Friday night weekly dance, doors open at 5:30 p.m., band plays 6:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 15, Decatur. $5 admission. Bring your favorite food to share. No alcohol or smoking. 

Saturday

• 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 Driftwood Band, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road. Dance class 6-7 p.m. 256-353-4362.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Today

• Book signing with Robert Bailey, 6:30 p.m., Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E. Presented by The Friends of Decatur Public Library. Bailey, a civil defense trial lawyer in Huntsville, will discuss The Final Reckoning, the fourth book in the McMurtrie and Drake legal thriller series. Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event. The program is free and the public is invited. 256-353-2993, ext. 100.

• Daryl Wayne Dasher & Brigitte London, 7 p.m., Redstone Federal Credit Union Loft @ the Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. 256-350-1745.

Today-June 30

• Decatur Public Library presents StoryWalk® at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Decatur Public Library has partnered with the Refuge to put up a StoryWalk® on the Atkeson Cypress Trail (behind the Visitor’s Center). This summer’s story will feature the book "Mama Built a Little Nest," written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. The StoryWalk® will kick-off at noon on June 5 and will remain up through June 30. The Atkeson Cypress Trail is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday. www.fws.gov/wheeler; www.myDPL.org.

Friday

• Decatur Public Library’s Summer Series starts with “Forrest Emory Burleson and Charlie Williams: An Adventure in Friendship and Educational Service” noon-2 p.m. The men and their friendship will be discussed by David A. Burleson and Wylheme H. Ragland. This free program for adults will take place in the Youth Services department. 256-353-2993 ext. 106.

• Evening dance with the Sophisticated Swingers, The Decatur-Morgan Senior Center, 221 Memorial Drive, SW, Decatur. This event is open to dancers of all ages. Admission is $10 per person and includes light appetizers, coffee and tea. 256-355-7275. 

Saturday

• Book launch and signing for "The Ground Kisser," 10 a.m.-1 p.m., U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Road S.W., Huntsville. Local author Thanh Boyer shares her experiences escaping persecution in South Vietnam during the 1970s. Proceeds will go to charity.

• 19th annual Wet Dog Triathlon, 7 a.m., Point Mallard Park. Entry fees are $65 for individual and $175 for a relay team entry. Registration is available online at www.active.com (keyword “wet dog”) or a registration form may be picked up at the Mosaic office at 115 1st Ave. NE in Decatur. All proceeds from the Wet Dog Triathlon go directly to Mosaic Mentoring. Because this is a fundraiser for a non-profit agency, refunds on registrations are not available. Race registrations are non-transferable. Leah Brown, Mosaic Mentoring CEO and Wet Dog Triathlon race director, 256-353-0157 or www.mosaicnorthal.org and click on the EVENTS tab.

• Lawrence County Second Annual Veteran's Celebration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Square, Moulton. Free admission. Live music with concessions for sale. All profits benefit local veterans. 256-566-4410.

• State Farm/Ben Jones, Agent, presents The Fast & Free 2 Mile Run/Jog/Walk at the 2019 Veterans Celebration, 8 a.m., Joe Wheeler EMC building, 641 Big Nance St., Moulton. $20 registration. All proceeds go to American Legion Post 25 and the Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 8362. 256-566-44-10 or neverquitsj@aol.com.

• 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.

Tuesday

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

June 20

• Al Keith's "Asthma Blues," 5:30 p.m., Athens-Limestone County Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. Free program. Asthma sufferers and their families are invited to come learn about asthma and other respiratory diseases by listening to the music and having their questions answered afterward. 

June 22-23

• Amateur Radio Field Day, Point Mallard Park, Decatur. Operating begins at 1 p.m. Saturday through 1 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited. Participation is by FCC-licensed amateur radio operators. Bob McKenzie, 256-318-7620 or k4mlr228@gmail.com.

June 24-28

• WinShape Camps; check in is at 7:45 a.m./check out is at 4:55 p.m., Decatur Baptist Church, 2527 Danville Road S.W. Cost: $219. Kids completed Kindergarten through eighth grade. Parents are responsible for participation. https://camps.winshape.org/day-camps/decatur-bc-decatur-al/.

EXHIBITS

Today-June 22

• Beachcombing: Theresa Grillo Laird, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, 207 Church St. N.E., Decatur. Member’s reception will be Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. Members are free and guests are $5. Originally from the northern U.S., Theresa Grillo Laird currently lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Her paintings and blog, The Passionate Palette, can be found on her website, www.theresagrillolaird.com Regular viewing hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

CLASSES

• June Adult Professional Theatre Workshop, June 11-14, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. Actor, theater director and screenwriter Jonathan Pope Evans will lead the workshop. Professional Development Credits are available and the workshop will be offered free of charge. For more information and to register visit www.princesstheatre.org or call 256-350-1745.

• Outdoor Grilling Class, Morgan County Extension Office, June 13, 3120 Highway 36 W. Suite B. $10. You will learn how to safely grill over charcoal and you get to eat your own cooking. To register call 256-773-2549. All materials are included. Deadline for registration and payment is today.

• Footlights Community Theater 2019 Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Athens Senior Center, 912 Pryor St. W. Students will learn to perform "Raggedy Ann and Andy." Ages 7-15. $200 per student. Scholarships available. Kristi Kargic, kristi@footlightstheater.com.

• June Children's Summer Camp, June 19-28, Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. The Princess Theatre will offer “Cinderella: Retold as a Musical Play.” This camp is open to rising first through rising fifth graders and culminates in a grand finale public performance June 28 at 7 p.m. Cost for the camp is $400. Discounts and scholarships available. The camp runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop off and late pickup available for an additional fee. For more information and to register: visit www.princesstheatre.org or call: 256-350-1745.

• July Teen Summer Camp, July 8-19, Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. The Princess Theatre will offer “Step into the Spotlight.” This camp is open to rising sixth through rising 12th graders and culminates in a grand finale public performance on July 19 at 7 p.m. Cost for the camp is $350. Discounts and scholarships available. The camp runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop off and late pickup available for an additional fee. For more information and to register, visit www.princesstheatre.org or call 256-350-1745.

• Free computer classes for adults at Decatur Public Library. Various topics offered monthly. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 117 or ext. 119. decatur.lib.al.us/training-center.

• 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; calhoun.edu/communityed.

BINGO

Friday

• 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.

Saturday

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

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

Monday

• Decatur Elks Lodge, 6:30 p.m. http://beforeidie.city

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