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‘101 Dalmations’ auditions Feb. 26

In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat.

DreamWeavers Children’s Theater in Decatur will have auditions for “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians” on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

The Disney Kids version is open to those ages 5 to 18. No adult roles are available.

Mickey Johnson will direct the production April 27-28 at Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. Peggy Mc-Kleroy is assistant director.

Those planning to audition should prepare a song that showcases their musical range and ability. They also must be prepared to read from the script.

For information, call 318-5945 between noon and 6 p.m.

Extension plans estate workshop

A workshop, “How to Protect Your Assets and Prepare for a Secure Future,” will be sponsored Friday by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan County Agriculture Service Center, 3120 Alabama 36 W., Suite B, Hartselle.

Participants will learn about how their financial and estate planning lines up with the values in the areas of family, children, making informed investments, protecting the estate for heirs, wills, advanced directives (living wills), and enhancing the estate by saving, investing and using credit properly.

This seminar is free; register in advance by calling the Morgan County Extension office, 773-2549, or Theresa Carter at 509-5908.

Lunch will be provided.

Storm Team’s next stop is Decatur

The WAFF 48 Storm Team is coming to Decatur on Tuesday to present an educational program on weather safety.

Meteorologists from WAFF 48 will be at Decatur High School at 6:30 p.m. for a free, one-hour program covering tornados, lightning and flash floods, all dangerous weather conditions that can occur in the Heart of the Valley.

Highlights for children include a junior forecasting center where they can see themselves on TV and learn first hand what it’s like to be a meteorologist.

Visitors can also try out Decatur Fire and Rescue’s Severe Weather Simulator. Professor Weather from the National Weather Service and Sci-Quest Hands on Science Center will provide weather demonstrations on wind, ice and lightning. The Morgan County EMA office will provide information about emergency resources and plans.

Everyone attending gets a free WAFF 48 Storm Team T-shirt and opportunity to win a jacket or weather survival kit with weather radio. For information, check or call 533-4848.

Compiled by Patrice Stewart

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