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Take it outside

If you are a woman who would like to check out rock climbing, canoeing, scuba diving, shooting sports or bird watching, “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” may be the program for you.

This three-day workshop March 2-4 in Shelby County, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, offers more than 50 courses to choose from. Others include fishing, motor boat handling, using a map and compass, watching wildlife, photography, nature crafts, mountain biking, all-terrain vehicles, and trying out pistols, rifles, shotguns or muzzleloaders while learning gun safety.

It is open to women 18 and up and can help moms, grandmas, wives and single women of all ages feel more at home outside by trying beginner-level activities.

The registration fee of $199 covers all meals, dormitory lodging at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, program materials and instruction. Enrollment is limited to 130 applicants.

Register at www.outdoor
adventures/Events_for_women/bow by March 1. Call (800) 262-3151 for information.

Race through Shakespeare

The Theater Department of Wallace State College at Hanceville will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. in the college Student Center Theater.

“This production is a fast-paced, rollicking romp through Shakespeare,” said director Rob Metcalf of Decatur. It was London’s longest-running comedy and uses only three actors to weave in and out of 16 Shakespearean comedies, 11 tragedies, seven histories and assorted sonnets and poems.

Cast members are Josh Adkins of Gardendale, Trace King of Locust Fork and Brandon Leming of Estill Springs, Tenn.

General admission is $5, with tickets available at the door. Call (256) 352-8250 for information.

Music Club scholarships

Feb. 28 is the deadline to apply for the Decatur Music Club’s annual scholarships: first place, $500; second, $400; and third, $300.

Accomplished students in grades 9-12 may compete as pianists, instrumentalists or vocalists. Auditions will be held March 11. Applicants must be residents of Morgan County or study with a teacher who is a club member.

Applications are available by e-mailing and at Emiron Music.


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