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  • Celebrating 65 years of service in Huntsville and Madison County, Christmas Charities Year Roundis planning the Christmas in July Gala on July 17th at The Roundhouse.

    Christmas Charities Year Round provides services year round, providing basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, household items and furniture, as well as food and toys at Christmas.

    Tickets for the Gala are $50 and go on sale May first.

    Click here for more information or call (256) 837-2373

  • As the race for Madison County Superintendent approaches, take the opportunity to hear the candidates speak in a educational forum on Tuesday, April 15th.

    Head over to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at 6 pm to hear directly from the candidates.

    This is a free event.  You can submit questions to the candidates by emailing them to:

    Click here for more information or contact Elizabeth Fleming at (256) 535-2080.

  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Dublin Park for the Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 5 – 12 years old.

    • Friday April 18, 2014
    • Malcolm Field (Soccer Field #1)
    • Gates open at 7:00 pm
    • Easter Egg Hunt will start at Dusk
    • Must bring Flashlight and Container to collect eggs in
    • Parents will NOT be allowed on the field during the Egg Hunt

    Then Easter Bunny is again at Dublin Park on Satueday for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children age 0 -5 years.

    • Saturday April 19, 2014
    • Soccer Field #5 (Near Kid’s Kingdom)
    • Gates open at 9:30 am
    • Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:00 am
    • Easter Bunny will be available for pictures


    Afterward walk up the hill from field #5 and have a grand opening of the renovated Kids Kingdom playground.  Admission is free for all events.

    Click here for more information or call (256) 772-9300

  • Be aware of security compromises by frequently changing your online passwords and being smart about the passwords you choose.

    The Better Business Bureau has some recommendations to help protect your identity:

    • Secure your accounts: Ask for protection beyond passwords. Many account providers now offer additional ways for you verify who you are before you conduct business on that site.
    • Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.
    • Unique account, unique password: Separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals.
    • Write it down and keep it safe: Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer.
    • Own your online presence: When available, set the privacy and security settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.

    BBB also suggests choosing passwords that are phrases (for instance, ilovetofish) and making each letter O into a zero to make the password more complex. Look into password management software to help you keep track of really “long and strong” passwords.

    Click here for more information or call the BBB at (256) 850-0719 or (866) 94-BBB-19.

  • Learn new computer skills or refresh your old ones through FREE classes offered by Virginia College.

    Adults re-entering the workforce or looking for job advancement can call and make a reservation for the FREE computer training classes.  Registration deadline is April 23rd.  Enjoy a FREE Lunch if you are pre-registered.

    Classes are April 25th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Virginia College of Huntsville Campus at 2021 Drake Avenue.

    Call (256) 533-8465 or (256) 468-6527 to register.

  • Kip is an 18-month-old Lab/Pit Bull mix.  He is sweet and loving around everyone.  He gets along great with other dogs and loves to run and play.


    Kip is crate-trained and house-trained and walks great on a leash.  He loves to watch rabbits and squirrels and would like to play with them.

    Kip would love a forever family to love him, take him for walks and play.

    Meet Kip and other adoptable pets at the Petsmart at the Target Shopping Center on Highway 72 from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

    Click here to learn more about MARF and Kip as well as  other dogs and cats.


  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of one and four.  The Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) teaches survival swimming lessons to children as young as six months old.

    ISR’s unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water.

    Click here to learn more about ISR lessons or to find an instructor/class or call (256) 617-0891.

  • Family vacation time is just around the corner and there’s lots to do in Pigeon Forge, TN!

    Dollywood Theme Park features lots of family-friendly rides and attractions like the FireChaser roller coaster.  Control your own speed on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.  Check out the Unsinkable Molly Brown special exhibition at the Titanic Museum.

    New theater shows are opening and celebrity businesses are springing up around town.

    Click here to learn more about Pigeon Forge or call (800) 251-9100.