Good morning, readers, here’s what's happening:
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Tour of Italy pilgrimage: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman is offering would-be travelers a chance to participate in a pilgrimage experience Tour of Italy in 2014. Sites scheduled on the tour include St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, Catacombs of St. Callista, St. John Lateran, the Holy Stairs, Santa Croce, the Pantheon, St. Mary Major and Santa Prassede, with a walking tour of Ancient Rome. On the list are the Basilicas of St. Francis, St. Claire, the Temple of Minerva, Assisi and St. Mary of the Angels. In addition attendees get to visit the Duomo in Florence, Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio and Galleria dell' Academia.
Tour dates are from June 6-14, 2014, and those 16 years of age through adults are welcome to join the group. Package includes roundtrip airfare from your home city to Europe, transportation to Rome/Assisi/Florence, with two meals per day, hotel lodging, entrance fees and JMJ tour guide from arrival to departure in Rome.
Cost for this expedition is $2,300/person, with $500 due June 10. $900 will be due Sept. 10, with additional $900 to be paid by Dec. 10. Final balance due March 10, 2014.
Those interested in learning more can contact Jacqueline Hill at email@example.com or call her at 256-709-9712 from 4 to 10 p.m.
SafeSitters babysitting training classes: Cullman Regional Medical Center will offer a two-day babysitting certification class for boys and girls ages 11-13. This course encourages your children to become responsible sitters and supplies each of them with a SafeSitter information/supply kit. Lunch and snacks are provided.
This summer, three classes will be offered: June 11-12; July 9-10; and Aug. 13-14. The classes will be held in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room in the Professional Office Building II (1912 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman 35058) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost program is $50 for children of WomenFirst members and $70 for others. To reserve your spot, register online at www.crmchospital.com or call CRMC at 737-2600.
CRMC hosts ‘Yes Ma’am’ ladies’ etiquette class: Cullman Regional Medical Center’s WomenFirst Program is offering a two-day hands-on instructional etiquette class for girls ages 9, 10 and 11. Children will learn manners and etiquette through fun activities including meeting and greeting others, proper telephone manners, shaking hands, table manners, school manners, setting a table, writing thank-you notes, birthday party manners and many more life skills. Children will also learn how to speak with confidence and the importance of being respectful to others. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Due to the outstanding demand for last year’s class, we will be offering 3 class sessions this year:
June classes will be June 20-21 and June 27-28
July class will be July 1-12
All classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Thursdays and Fridays), in CRMC’s Ave Maria Room in Professional Office Building 2 (1912 AL Highway 157, Cullman 35058). Cost is $50 for children of WomenFirst members and $70 to others. Reserve your spot by registering online at www.crmchospital.com or call CRMC at 256-737-2600.
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