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  • Deer Hunters – Game Check System

When: Through end of July
Beginning with the upcoming deer season it will be mandatory for all hunters to report buck and doe harvest into the Game Check System.
The Division of Wildlife and Fresh Water Fisheries is hosting educational seminars throughout the state about this system all summer.
For a complete list of seminars dates and locations, visit

  • 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

  • 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

  • Etowah County Animal Shelter Food Drive

When: Now through July 31st
Where: Hokes Bluff trophy, West Etowah County Water Authority, PetCo., Etowah County Commission Office (drop offs)
Drop off locations will be accepting dog or cat food. All monetary donations should be given to the Etowah County Animal Shelter or the County Commission. 256-494-5422 for more information.

  • Summer Cinema

When: July 14th; 8 pm
Where: Eastside Rec Cneter in Albertville
Movie: Minions. Free to attend. For more information:

  • 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.

  • Southside City Fest

When: Saturday, July 16th; 2 pm
Where: Southside High School
It’s a free day of fun for the family with over 60 arts and crafts, food vendors and live entetainment featuring Sammy Kershaw.

  • Summer Cinema

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

  • A Am A Survivor – Celebrating Pediatric Cancer Survivors

When: July 23rd; 11 am – 3 pm
Where: The Community Room, 3000 Johnson Road SW, Huntsville
Children- 16, free with parents. Adults: $5 + food cost. A portion of the proceeds from this will go to the Pediatric Onocology Clinic at Huntsville Hospital.

  • 3rd Annual Big Eagle Memorial Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

When: Saturday, July 23rd; 8 1m – 12 pm registration. Awards at 2 pm
Where: Stevenson City Park in Stevenson
Vendors, 50/50 drawings, door prizes, and more. Free admission. Live auction, trophies and awards. Proceeds will go to the Wheels of Time Cruisers Cancer Fund at North Jackson Pharmacy. 256-437-2771 or 256-608-8673 for more information.

  • “Clear The Shelter”

When: Saturday, July 23rd; 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Second Chance Animal Shelter
Waiving adoption fees for all dogs on this day. Potential adopters will have to meet the same standards and criteria as usual before adopting. 256-561-2411 for more information.

When: July 28th at 4 pm, 29th at 4 pm & 30th at 6 pmKids Summer Surge

Where” Lake City Church in Guntersville
Power House Children’s Ministry Presents Kids Summer Surge July 28-30 with special guest Tim Jones. An electrifying 3 – night event packed with games, crazy costume characters, magic tricks, black lights and mind-blowing object lessons. Saturday with a super-soaker outdoor splash bash, concessions, inflatables and more. Come expecting a power surge! Lake City is located at 5025 Spring Creek Drive behind Guntersville High School. For more info call 256-582-8509.

  • 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

  • Charity Bull Riding Challenge & Cowgirl Barrel Racing

When: July 30th; 8 pm
Where: Etowah County Fairgrounds in Attalla
Admission $15, children 5 and under are free. Gates open at 6 pm. Hosted by American Legion Post 71. Free door prizes.

  • FREE haircuts for kids

When: Saturday, July 30th; 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Union Grove Baptist Church in Crossville
Kids pre-k – 12th grade. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 256-528-7360 for more information.

  • Revival Cry 2016

When: July 30th; 12 (noon) til 8 pm
Where: Rainsville Church of God
Free hot dogs, jump house for the kids. Live entertainment. Admission is free.

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: August 4th
Where: TBA
For more information:

  • Summer Cinema

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

  • 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:

  • Monsanto Former Employees Reunion

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: Lake Guntersville State Park, Beach Pavilion
Cost of meal is $10 per person. Deadline to receive checks is July 29th if you plan to have dinner. Mail checks to: Donna Shields 2009 Sunset Drive Guntersville, AL 35976

  • 3rd Annual Gadsden-Etowah Business Expo

When: Tuesday, August 16th; 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Gadsden Convention Hall
General admission: $5 for the public at the door; employees of Chamber members attend free. You must bring an ID or business card as your admission. Giveaways, door prizes, food samples and more.

  • 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 or 256-543-1898. or find us on Facebook/habitatdragonboat.

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: Sept. 17th
Where: TBA
For more information:

  • Luchadore Wrestling

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

  • Boaz Harvest Festival

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

  • Albertville City Schools “Health & Safety Expo”

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

  • 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: