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Weekend fun: 7 events to enjoy

CULLMAN - Here is a handful of fun events going on this weekend.

What: Wallace State Jazz Band Big Band Ballroom Dance

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Wallace State's Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 801 Main St. NW, Hanceville

The Wallace State Jazz Band will continue its long tradition of hosting its Big Band Ballroom Dance on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 7 p.m., at the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

“We enjoy seeing a lot of familiar faces during this event,” said Ricky Burks, director of the Jazz Band and the Wallace State Community College Music Department. “We have people who come back every year to dance and those who just love to listen to the music and watch the dancers. We welcome anyone who wants to come by and take a turn on the floor or just enjoy the music.”

The students who make up the Wallace State Jazz Band come from programs all across campus. Being a music major is not a requirement for joining the band, though auditions are required.

By section, band members include, on saxophone, Kyle Hays of Fairview, Kimberlyn Compton of Vinemont, Aaron Pipes of Cullman, Lacy Hendrix of Albertville, Gage Swann of Hanceville; on trumpet, Gracie Bailey of Fairview, Becky Finley of West Point, Blake Driver of Vinemont, Sudeth Woodard of Cleveland; on trombone, Daniel Leach of Hanceville, Bayle Mallon of Cleveland, Ady Contreras of Blountsville; rhythm section, Jessica Webster of Fultondale on piano, Brooke Sinyard of Crane Hill on piano and vocals, Cayla Bagwell of Arab on bass, and Thomas Baker of Vinemont and Jarod Boike of Cullman on drums.

Admission is $15, which goes to help students pay for their spring trip to Branson, Missouri.

“We appreciate all the support we receive each year,” Burks said.


What: Fairview Lions Club Spring Fling

When: Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Randall Shedd Community Park in Fairview

Car / Truck / Motorcycle Show

Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Randall Shedd Community Park

  • Inflatables
  • North Alabama Agriplex
  • Army
  • Air Evac
  • Soil & Water Office
  • Cullman Regional
  • LifeSouth Blood Mobile

Smoked ham and turkey plates will be sold.


What: Eckenrod Ford’s 21st Annual All Ford Fun Day

When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Eckenrod Ford, 5255 Alabama Highway 157 in Cullman

Free admission and registration; free food, music and awards


What: 34th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: St. Bernard Abbey and Preparatory School, 1600 St. Bernard Drive SE in Cullman

St. Bernard Abbey’s Brother Benedict Dyar has been busy these past few weeks baking Monks Bread for sale at the 34th Annual Bloomin’ Festival in Cullman. Brother Benedict has baked more than 2,000 loaves. The festival is held rain or shine on April 21-22, 2018. More than 170 arts and crafts vendors are expected to sell their works! Festival hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. A $5 donation is requested for admission to the festival. Ave Maria Grotto is open the entire weekend for a reduced admission price of only $3. Bring the family and a hearty appetite! For more information visit www.bloominfestival.com or call -256-739-6682.


What: April Walking Tour

When: Saturday at 10 a.m.

Where: Starts on the front steps of the Cullman County Museum

This Saturday’s tour will be led by Sharon Rowlette. If you have attended these tours before you’ll know that they are a great learning tool for history buffs, people who love stories about where certain streets, bridges, crossroads or cemeteries got their names, or people who just love walking and looking at pretty gardens decked out in spring blooms. There is something for everyone on the four April Walking Tours.


What: Jamfest 2018 Outdoor Concert

When: Saturday, 3 p.m.-midnight

Where: Camp Liberty, 15719 Alabama Highway 157, Vinemont (Battleground)

$10 at the gate

Headliner: Round 2

8 other country acts


What: Bingo at the American Legion

When: Saturday at 6 p.m.

Where: American Legion Post 4, 181 Reid Road in Good Hope

Everyone is invited to Bingo every Saturday night at 6 at American Legion Post 4.


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