Area Events

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  • Center of Hope Ministry- Water Drive for Flint, Michigan

When: Now
Where: Various locations
Water donations are being accepted at  any Center of Hope Thrift Stores (Oxford 1700 Hamric Drive, Saks 1550 Hwy 431, Gadsden 3100 Meighan Blvd). They will be receiving the water to be shipped and anyone donating a case of water will receive 10% discount on any purchase. You can also drop water at Center of Hope Express Oil & Detail at 104 Greenbrier – Dear Rd. in Anniston (behind Kangaroo) and receive the same 10% discount.

  • GED Registration

When: Every Wednesday, 8:15 am
Where: Anniston, at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus Career Center.
Register for free GED classes in Anniston at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus Cheaha Career Center every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. for morning classes and every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 5 p.m. for evening classes.  For more info call 256-835-5462.

  • Marshall County Chapter 36, AARP Meeting

When: 1st Thursday of each month, 10 am
Where: Catfish Cabin in Albertville
Regular monthly meetings, buffet lunch available.

  • Grief Support Group

When: Mondays, 5:30 pm
Where: Just passed Catfish Cabin in Albertville (8716 US Hwy 431)
256-878-2291 or 256-527-0102 for more information.

  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings

When: Every Tuesday, 5:30 pm- 6:20 pm
Where: Boaz 1st Church of the Nazarene in Boaz, 51 Peppers Road in Boaz
256-561-2303 or 256-891-3496 for more information.

  • GED Registration

When: Every Wednesday, 8 am & 5 pm
Where: Gadsden State
Register for free GED classes in Gadsden at Gadsden State’s East Broad Campus/Brown Hall at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Wednesday.  Morning and evening classes available.  For more information call 256-549-8698

  • Divorce Care Group

When: Weekly Meetings, 4:30 pm
Where: The Fellowship, 1645 Ala Hwy 75, in Albertville
Support group for people who are divorced or separated. 256-891-0018

  • Veterans Upward Bound Program

Military veterans residing in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair or Talladega County are invited to take advantage of the free services offered through Veterans Upward Bound—a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory in order to participate. For more information or to see if you are eligible to receive free services to help you continue your education, contact the VUB Office at 256-549-8286/8328 or email vub@gadsdenstate.edu.

  • Free Childbirth & Breastfeeding Classes

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Marshall Medical Center South
All expectant parents are invited to attend.  For  more details or to register, 256-840-3466

  • Better Breathers Club Meeting

When:  2nd Monday of each month; 5 pm
Where:  Medical Plaza Building to the right of Marshall Medical Center North in Arab
The Better Breathers Club helps patients with chronic lung disease better manage their condition. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. To register, call 256-571-8145

  • West End Youth Football & Cheerleading  Raffle

When: Now
Where: West End School
Raffling off chances to win a 3-day all expense paid hunting trip to Alden, Kansas. It’s a 3 day, 4 night trip in October. Tickets are $20. 205-359-2126 for more information

  • May Day

When: May 1st; 3 – 5 pm
Where: Connect Church in Albertville
Free Carnival games, inflatables, food, music and more. For more information: goconnectchurch.org

  • Albertville Farmer’s Market Opens

When: Thursday, May 5th; 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Albertville Farmers Market
www.albertville.us for more information

  • National Day of Prayer

When: Thursday, May 5th; noon -1 pm
Where: Boaz Fire Station
Lunch provided by: Danny Smith Law Offices, First Bank of Boaz & Boaz Gas Board. Lunch made by: Boaz Senior Center. Free event. Services provided by the Boaz Ministerial Association

  • 1st Annual Brewer Shooting Sports Sporting Clay Event 

When: May 6th, 2016
Where: Limestone Hunting Preserve in Ardmore, AL
Brewer Shooting Sports is an organization that is focused on promoting the participation of youth in firearm safety, shooting competition, wildlife conservation, and environmental preservation. If you would be interested in being a sponsor or fielding a 4-person team, contact Gary Linderman by email atgplinderman@morgank12.org or texting 256-303-2832; Nelda Coker by email atnlcoker@morgank12.org or texting 256-708-0834; or Wayne Mitchell by email atwayne@limestonehunting.com or texting 256-527-8881.

  • Light Up The Night 5K Fun Run/Walk

When: Friday, May 6th
Where: Starts at Albertville Farmers Market
Benefiting Blessings In A Backpack. For more information: 256-878-5426

  • Albertville Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

When: Friday, May 6th
Where: Big Spring Lake Golf Club
4 person scramble with lunch, gift bags and cash prizes. For more information: 256-878-3821

  • 17th Annual Laranda Nichols Memorial Run/Walk For Hope 5K

When: Saturday, May 7th @ 8 am
Where: Guntersville Rec Center
256-891-9864 for more information. Register online: imathlete.com

  • Fundraiser for SPAN of Etowah County

When: Saturday, May 7th; 9 am registration & 10 am starting time
Where: Old Gadsden High School on NE 12th Street
Raffles, poker run and more
visit: facebook.com/SPANofEtowahCounty
256-543-2489 for more information

SPAN of Etowah County has been helping teens since 1981. SPAN is a program that  helps at-risk youth succeed academically and socially through individualized service, improving life skills and training.

  • 1st Annual Sand Mountain Throw-Down

When: Saturday, May 7th; 2016
Where: Lifepoint Church in Albertville
It’s a competition of strength, agility & endurance with proceeds going to Lifepoint’s Youth Ministry. 256-891-5252 for more information.

  • Spring Concert at the Farm

When: Sat May 7th 10am – 4 pm
Where: Bullard Farm & Pavillion 3019 County Hwy 14 Snead Al 35952
Food (Paws bbq, hamburgers, hot dogs, down home desserts, home made ice cream) bouncy house, horse & buggy rides, bring your camera to take photos with MICKEY & MINNIE and Spiderman. Arts & Crafts – vendor spaces still available. Classic Car Show – cash prizes from money tree , 50/50 raffle.Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs! For more information contact Beth Orton 205.266.2243 or Jo Ann Bullard 205.237.5130

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit

When: Saturday, May 7th; 8 am – 1 pm
Where: Boaz Intermediate School playground
Free to the public to visit and see what life was like on the battlefields 155 years ago. The playground is located behind Hardee’s in Boaz on Hwy 431.

  • Senior Fun Fest

When: Tuesday, May 10th; 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Sharon Johnson Park
Tickets are $3 in advance. Magic Show, Bingo, door prizes and more. Games and lunch for this event are for seniors age 60 and over only please. Sponsored by TARCOG Area Agency on Aging and the Madison County Commission

  • Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center 16th Annual Choose Life Banquet

When: May 12th; 5:30 pm- meal & 6:30 pm- speaker
Where: Gadsden Convention Hall
$20 per person,, $200 per table., Catered meaol by David Ayers of Tony’s, Praise Music from Wilburn & Wilburn. Guest Speaker: Victoria Kolof. For more information: 256-442-6101

  • Ride Benefit for Cindy Davis

When: Saturday, May 14th; Registration at 11 am, kick stands up at 11:30 am
Where: Lake Guntersville Powersports
50/50 drawing, hamburger, hot dog plates, $5, door prize drawings. Benefit is for Cindy Davis, a 49 year old single mother from Douglas. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and has been undergoing chemo treatments since 2014.

  • The GH Heroes 5k Fun Run / Walk

When: May 14th, 8 am
Where: Race will start at the New GH Metal Solutions building on Williams Ave. in Fort Payne
Register online at racesonline.com and search GH Heroes 5k. Entry fees are $20 through May 7th and $25 after that. All Proceeds benefit the American Cancer society Call 256/273-0263 or email GHHEROES.RELAYFORLIFE@gmail.com

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: Saturday, May 14th; 10 am
Where: First Baptist Church Albertville
Volunteers who want to help with service project around the community are encouraged to attend. www.albertville.us for more information

  • Alabama Marine Police-Boating License Class

When: Saturday, May 14th; 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Guntersville State Park Lodge
Learn water safety and after completing the class you will legally be able to operate a marine vessel. 256-571-5445

  • Stamp Out Huger Food Drive

When: Saturday, May 14th 
Where:  Your mailbox
Residents nationwide can leave non- perishable items at their mailbox or on their porch. Donations will go to local food banks.  For more info: Dwight Chapman “President NALC Branch 3359″ 256-605-9351

  • West End High School Football Club Give-a-Way

When: Now, ends May 21st
Where: West End School
The club is giving away a deep sea fishing trip in Panama City for the winner and 5 friends. Tickets are $10. 251-214-7817 for more information.

  • Community Camp Hope

When: May 21st, 2016
Where: Marshall Baptist Retreat Center
This is a free 1 -day camp for families with students ages 5 and up to help navigate through grief. Preregistration is required. 256-891-7724 or hospicemc.org/camphope

  • Movie at the Park

When: May 26th; 8 pm
Where: Albertville Farmers Market
Movie: The Goonies. Free to attend. www.albertville.us for more information.

  • R.T.I. Charity Mud Volleyball Tournament

When: Saturday, May 28th; 9 am
Where: Rainsville Technology
Proceeds will go to benefit Toys for Tots. 256-638-9760 for more information.

  • Summer Cinema

When: June 2nd; 8 pm
Where: Graham Park in Albertville
Movie: Brave. Free to attend. www.albertville.us for more information.

  • Special Needs Photo Shoot

When: June 4th; 10 am
Where: The Summit Churc in Albertville
for more information: www.albertville.us

  • Downtown Dodgeball

When: June 9th; 5 pm
Where: Main Street in downtown Albertville
For more information or teams, visit www.albertville.us

  • Summer Cinema

When: June 23rd; 8 pm
Where: Albertville High School Track
Movie: Avengers. Free to attend. For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Summer Cinema

When: July 7th; 8 pm
Where: Eastside Rec Cneter in Albertville
Movie: Minions. Free to attend. For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Summer Cinema

When: July 21st; 8 pm
Where: Albertville Rec Center
Movie: The Sandlot. Free to attend. For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: August 4th
Where: TBA
For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Summer Cinema

When: August 4th; 8 pm
Where: Albertville Rec Center Walking Trail
Movie: Big Hero 6. Free to attend. For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Sandwich Competition

When: August 13th; 9 am
Where: Albertville Farmer’s Market
Info TBA. More information: www.albertville.us

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: Sept. 17th
Where: TBA
For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Luchadore Wrestling

When: Oct. 1st; 4 pm
Where: Graham Park in Albertville
More information: www.albertville.us

  • 7th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run

When: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2016
Where: Lake Guntersville
Benefiting the mammography and cancer services at Marshall Medical Centers. For more info: pinkpumpkinrun.org