- Cullman, Alabama


June 19, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Early weather and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:


Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Best bets for today:

CERA to meet: The Cullman Educators Retiree Association will meet at 11 a.m. today at the Benedictine Sisters Conference Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman 35055. Chad Witcher will present a program on adoption. Those who’d like to make reservations to eat, may contact Peggy McClendon at 256-747-2460.

Looking ahead:

Summer at Hurricane Creek Park: The Park is now offering group rates for their First Time Rock Climbing program. This rock climbing program allows first-time or experienced climbers the opportunity to climb under professional guide, John Wesley McCrary. Group rates are available for youth groups, summer camps, business retreats, company picnics, Boy and Girl Scouts, and other groups. Time slots are available throughout the week. This program is also offered to the public on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for just $25; call ahead to register.

A wilderness survival course is also available to learn and test skills of fire making, finding water, and more. The class is also offered on Sunday afternoons and a reservation is required in advance.

For more information, contact Hurricane Creek Park at 256-734-2125 or email to

Photo fundraiser: Cullman Health Care will hold a photo fundraiser for families June 22, 2013 at the facility at 1607 Main Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. The family will receive a free 10x13 photo; sitting fee is $10. All proceeds go to the residents’ activities fund.

To purchase and schedule a sitting, contact Michelle Lynn or Amanda Treptau at 256-734-8745.

Sign language classes: Cullman County Schools will offer free sign language classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks beginning June 18. Times will be from 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Classes to be held at the Child Development Center, 17600 Highway 31 N, Cullman 35058.

To enroll, contact the center at 256-739-0486.

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