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‘Elvis’ performance for playground

HARTSELLE — A concert featuring renowned Elvis impersonator Michael Dean will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sparkman Civic Center.

Tickets are $10, and proceeds will benefit the Special Needs Accessible Playground project.

SNAP is a volunteer organization based in Hartselle that is trying to raise more than $500,000 to construct a playground for the estimated 1,700 physically challenged children in Morgan County.

The playground will be on property in Sparkman Park.

In addition to Dean, Memphis and J.D. Moss will perform.

You may purchase tickets in Hartselle at the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce and Moss Audio, and in Decatur at Root All-State Insurance on Sixth Avenue. For more information, contact fundraising chairman Bill Camp at 773-6591.

Deangelo McDaniel

Party in Pink lunch Oct. 3 in Athens

ATHENS — Pull out the pink and get ready to party.

There will be a Party in Pink breast cancer awareness luncheon Oct. 3 at the Valley Event Center on U.S. 72 in Athens.

Breast cancer survivors get in free but need to call for a ticket pass.

Tickets are $10 each or a table of eight for $100. There will be door prizes, entertainment and food.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program is noon to 1 p.m. For tickets or information, call Alicia Cannon at 230-3356 or Lou Covington at 216-9100.

Holly Hollman

Nursing conference Saturday in Trinity

The Tennessee Valley Baptist Nursing Fellowship Conference will be at Trinity Baptist Church, Old Alabama 24, on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $40 in advance and $45 Saturday. Fees will go toward missions.

Topics include: “Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue,” “Your Blueprint Index,” “Therapeutic Massage Healing and Dealing,” “Healthy Eating on the Run,” “Prescribing Diet in Primary Care” and “Reflexology.”

This conference is approved for seven Continuing Education Units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

For more information, call Faye Gibson at 353-4894 or Beverly Strickland at 353-3542.

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be available.

Amy Pollick

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