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

  • 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.

  • CF Car Show

When: Saturday, May 28th; 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville
Open to cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, & vehicles of interest. Trophies will be awarded to Best of Show in all categories, Pastor’s Choice, Flora Family Choice, & Fan Choice. All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Madelyn & Derek Flora. Checks may be made payable to CF Foundation: Contact Gene Wright at (256) 996-4846 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

  • Slide Into Summer

When: June 9th; 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Civitan Park in Guntersville
Free community event sponsored by the Marshall County Parents as Teachers program with Community Action Partnership of North Alabama. For more information call: Alicia Thurmond @ 256-566-3204 www.Facebook.com/PATprogram

  • Casting for Cancer-Super Bass Tournament

When: Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th
Where: Coosa Landing
Entry fee is $150 with $5,000 1st place prize with proceeds going to the Cancer Foundation. For more information, 256-413-3215

  • 3rd Annual Ryan Lawson Memorial Fireman’s Fundraiser

When: June 11th; 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Hyatt Community on Nixon Chapel Road in Horton
Cake walk, concessions, live entertainment, door prizes 50/50 drawings, Life South Blood Mobile and more. Car, motorcycle and tractor show starts at 10 am. For more information, contact Robbie or Jeff Lawson 256-878-5643 or 256-891-2238

  • Summer Cinema

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

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

When: Saturday, June 25th @ 8 am
Where: Albertville Primary School – certified course
256-891-9864 for more information. Register online: imathlete.com. This year the race will be chip timed. Superhero theme, feel free to dress up in your favorite superhero attire- purple capes are available for purchase for $12. Adult:$25.00 now through June 1st then price increase to $30.00. Child:$20.00 now through June 1st then price increase to $25.00 Race packet pickup: Friday, June 24th 4-6pm in the APS Gym

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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