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

  • Rose Acres Rescue Looking for Foster Families

When: Now
Where: Rose Acres Rescue in Albertville
Looking for foster families for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens.  Looking for homes for 25 fosters for cats and 25 for dogs, or can do both. The rescue pays for everything the animal needs. The foster provides home and love. For more information: 256-738-8574

  • 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

  • Stars & Stripes Celebration

When: Saturday, July 2nd; 4 pm
Where: Crossville Town Park
Entertainment by: Drive Train, Codt Johnson and more. Arts, crafts, train rides, bouncy houses, food and fireworks. For more information: 256-582-7121

  • Summer Cinema

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

  • The South’s Regional Lantern & Stove Gathering

When: July 8th – July 10th
Where: Noccaalula Falls in Gadsden
Vendors will be setting up vintage Coleman and other various brands of laterns and stoves. International Coleman collector representatives will also be on hand. Camping will be available. For more information: 256-738-4519, or for camping: 256-543-7412

  • Antique Tractor and Power Show

When: July 16th; registration starts at 7:30 am
Where: Boaz Farmer’s Market
Games, prizes, races, food vendors and more. Admission is free.

  • Summer Cinema

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

  • 4- Man Scramble Golf Tournament

When: Friday, July 29th; 8 am
Where: Big Spring Lake Golf Course
Cost is $200 per team. Fee includes 4-man team, lunch, green fee, cart and a chance at 4 cash prizes. Benefits the Albertville High School Cheerleaders. For more information: 256-302-1590

  • 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

  • 2nd Annual Sylvania Wingfest

When: August 6th; 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Sylvania Football Stadium
For more information:  Matt Putnam, 256-717-8092;  Keith Brown, 256-601-9361; Rebecca Bullock,  256-605-2415

  • Sandwich Competition

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

  • 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Festival

When: Saturday: August 20th; 9 am
Where: Gadsden
Deadline to register in August 5th. For more information, email gehabitat@comcast.net or 256-543-1898. Visit:www.habitatdragonboat.com or find us on Facebook/habitatdragonboat.

  • 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

  • Boaz Harvest Festival

When: Oct. 7th & 8th
Where: Downtown Boaz
Vendors, arts, crafts, entertainment by Sweet Tea and more.

  • 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