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  • 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

  • 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

  • Mountain Valley Arts Council Exhibit

When: Through Sept. 30th
Where: MVAC ART Gallery – Guntersville
New exhibit featuring the work of Anne Blue and Gail Hooper. This exhibit, which is a collection of original 2D & 3D art. There will be an artist reception, which coincides with our Annual MVAC Members Meeting, celebrating Ms. Blue & Ms. Hooper’s work held at the MVAC ART Gallery on August 11th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

  • Beekeeping Classes

When: Sept. 29th and Oct 6th & Oct 13th; 6:30 pm
Where: Guntersville Library on O-bring Avenue.
Sand Mountain BeeKeepers Association will be presenting. Classes are free. For more information: 256-894-4449

  • Nightmare In The Park

When: Every Saturday Starting in Oct. Oct. 1st – 31st
Where: Powell Town Park 4023 Main Street
Admission is $10. Groups rates, $7 each for 6 or more. For more information: Tim Garmon: 256-717-93003

  • Hokes Bluff City Fest 2016

When: Saturday October 1, 2016
Where: Hokes Bluff
FREE Admission, featuring Joe Diffie.

  • 2016 Northest Alabama 4-H Chick Chain Show & Auction

When: Saturday, Oct 1st, Show: 11 am – 1 pm, Awards: 2 pm – 3 pm
Where: VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne
Auction immediately following awards at 3 pm. For more information: 256-927-3250, 256-845-8595 or 256-547-7936

  • Luchadore Wrestling

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

  • Boaz Harvest Festival

When: Friday, Oct. 7th & Saturday, August 8th
Where: Downtown Boaz
Vendors, arts, crafts, entertainment by Sweet Tea and more. Food court, children’s play area with rides and games, Antique classic car show, Miss Harvest Festival Pageant, The Harvest Moon Midnight Run, Moon Pie and RC Cola Contest. 256-593-8154 for more information

  • 104th White Reunion

When: Saturday, Oct. 8th, starting at 10 am
Where: Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, 2 miles NE of Geraldine
Reunion will begin at 10 with singing. Bring old pictures and a basket of food. For more information: 256-560-8210 or 256-303-0888.

  • Benefit Singing

When: Saturday, Oct. 8th; 3 pm
Where: Ider Volunteer Fire Hall (Hwy 75)
Event is free, donations are appreciated. Chili, soup, homemade desserts for sale. Live entertainment from: Witness Quartet, Zack Snead, Dixie High Road and more. For more information: Kevin Crump 256-687-9115

  • Boobilicious Marble Run Bikes & Boats 

When: Oct. 8th
Where: Run starting at Little Bridge Marina, 70 Whorton Bend Rd, Rainbow City, Al.
First boat/bike out at 11 am. $20 boater/biker, $10 rider. Auction, door prizes, live entertainment. In memory of Gina Atkins. For more information: Sonya Owens @ 256-312-3631 Kim Turner @ 256-490-0475.

  • Albertville City Schools “Health & Safety Expo”

When: Tuesday, Oct. 11th; 5 pm -7:30 pm
Where: Albertville Primary/Albertville Elementary School Lunchroom
Free admission.

  • James & The Giant Peach- Junior

When: Oct. 13th & 16th @ 7 pm
Where: Albertville Fine Arts Center
Presented by the Little Aggies Theatre. $10 for tickets at the door.

  • Day of Change

When: Oct.15th
Where: Any location that donates to the Ronald McDonald House
It’s the anniversary of the very 1st Ronald McDonald House and Day of Change. You are encouraged to make a donation on this day. #forRMHC

  • 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:

  • Miss Turkey Trot Pageant

When: Oct. 29th  3 p.m.
Where: Collinsville School Auditorium
Winners for each age division will be recognized on stage at the Annual Turkey Trot Festival in Collinsville on Nov. 12th and will participate in the Christmas Parade. $25 early registration, $35 late (after Oct 21st) For more information: 256-524-3277

  • Gadsden Service Guild Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th 
Where: Convention Hall – Gadsden
$1 door entry from 6 am – 11 am. $5 bag sale at 12 (noon) All proceeds will benefit the Etowah County non-profits and charities. 256-490-4324