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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Early weather and community news
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Up to 4 inches of rain expected over weekend
Rain, cold temperatures and blustery winds will make outdoor events this weekend downright miserable with the National Weather Service forecasting as much as four inches of rain.
Christmas parade canceled; others activities continue
The Cullman Christmas parade scheduled for 7 tonight in downtown has been canceled because of soggy weather conditions.
Arrests, incidents reports for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Thursday:
Ticket prices announced for Rock the South 2014
With tickets set to go on sale December 13, Rock the South organizers have announced the ticket tiers and prices for the 2014 edition of the festival.
Unknown Lyric bringing Atlanta soul to downtown Cullman (With Video)
Oddly enough, it all started on a bus. Atlanta native Jeremiah Turner, his acoustic guitar in tow, was taking advantage of the city’s public transportation when he struck up a conversation with violinist Kevin Grayson.
Celebrate Christmas parade, festival set for tonight (with schedule)
With the possibility of dreary weather looming for the inaugural Celebrate Christmas tonight, organizers are making a few changes for the first-ever downtown event.
Cullman man arrested for drug distribution
An unlawful distribution warrant issued in August for a Cullman man was served on Thursday evening after law enforcement located him at his residence.
The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Celebrate Christmas
Even with the rainy, cold conditions, Kayla Nichols’ only concern was she didn’t receive a coin from Santa.
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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