CULLMAN — Here's what's happening today:
The Cullman County Road Department will continues working on County Road 1436.
The Cullman City Street Department will have a patching crew working in various parts of the city. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching working crews.
Keep those umbrellas handy and sports drinks cool: Today will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind. Later tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind around 5 mph.
Bring your musical instruments: The Town of South Vinemont will hold a jam session at 6 p.m. at the Scout House at 66 Ridgeway St., Cullman 35058. Info: Town Hall at 256-737-5411.
Ready your shopping list! A reminder that today through Sunday is the Tax-Free Disaster Preparedness weekend — purchase your severe weather ready items, tax free! Items include:
• Several types of batteries, including cell phone batteries and chargers
• Battery-powered radios
• NOAA weather radios
• Flashlights, lanterns, and emergency glow sticks
• First aid kits
• Duct tape
• Plywood, window film or other materials, specifically designed to protect window openings
• Portable generators
• Gas or Diesel fuel containers
• Tarpaulins and plastic sheeting
• Any non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container
• Non-electric can openers
• Any artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, or reusable ice
• Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors
• Ground anchor systems such as cords or rope or tie-down kits
The covered items must cost $60 or less, except for generators, which are covered as long as they cost $1,000 or less.
Just a few notes:
CHS Alumni: For all Cullman High School class reunions, the Cullman City Schools Foundation would like to provide a speaker at your reunion concerning the new campaign: 1000X$100=No. 1. Contact Dawn Klinger at 256-590-3159 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Art summer program for kids: The Cullman Arts Council is gearing up for the Park Art program and are now taking reservations. Park Art will be from July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to noon each day at The Arts Center, 1609 3rd St. SE, Cullman 35055. Activities will include theater, water color, drawing, sculpting and pottery. For children ages 5 through 12 years (no on-site registration this year), cost is $50, with a discount for families registering more than one child: second child is $40; third child is $30. Price of registration includes a Park Art T-shirt. Make checks payable to “Cullman Arts Council.”
To register, contact the Arts Council at 256-739-4321.
Cullman County Democrats: This group will not meet in July; meetings will resume in August. Also, no breakfast meetings until August.
Cullman County students: Free and reduced price meal applications for children in Cullman County Schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program for the 2012-13 school year are available at the Cullman County Board of Education and/or at the local schools offices.
Have a great weekend!