Community Calendar for September - October

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Want to share your nostalgic stories about what it was like growing up in Gadsden? Were you in the military?  Do you have an interesting story to tell? Then join the Gadsden Public Library

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 Gadsden State Community College’s operating hours for the fall semester are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Want to share your nostalgic stories about what it was like growing up in Gadsden? Were you in the military?  Do you have an interesting story to tell? Then join the Gadsden Public Library

 Gadsden State Community College’s operating hours for the fall semester are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Want to share your nostalgic stories about what it was like growing up in Gadsden? Were you in the military?  Do you have an interesting story to tell? Then join the Gadsden Public Library in its ongoing effort to preserve the oral history of Gadsden and Etowah County. Interviews are now being conducted. If you are interested, please contact Craig at 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

  Nichols Memorial Library in Gadsden is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for anyone interested in family history research. The library is open late on the second Thursday of each month. The library contains genealogical information and family files from all areas of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and other states. For additional information, contact Harold Batie at 256-492-2739 or Leon Young at 256-547-8477.

Come shop at Family Care Centers, where your purchase can help make a difference in someone’s life. The center provides food and clothing to families in need in your community. The center’s thrift stores are open to the public Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The centers are located at 5511 Main Street in Hokes Bluff and 1014 West Main Street in Centre.

Located at 214 South 5th Street in downtown Gadsden, the Klothes Kloset offers free clothes with a great trade policy. Operating days and hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1 – 4 p.m. For more information, contact Carla Justice at 256-328-2702. 

The City of Rainbow City would like to remind residents that Fire Station No. 2 in the Riddles Bend community contains a safe shelter in the event of severe weather. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Glencoe Public Library is now open in its new location at 101 West Main Street at the four-way stop sign. Library hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday and 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact the library at  library@cityofglencoe.net or 256-459-4285.

The Rainbow City Far-mer’s Market will be open through Sept. 26 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the city hall parking Lot. For more information, call 256-413-1201.

Free Zumba classes are offered every Tuesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Rainbow City Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact instructor Megan Wilcox at zemanator0220@gmail.com. 

Goodyear Retiree Club SOAR meetings will be held every first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Local 12 located at 110 Hoke Street in Gadsden. Enjoy monthly entertainment, fellowship, door prizes, travel and pot luck lunches. Annual membership fee is $12 for retiree and $3 for spouse. 

Volunteers are needed at Gadsden Regional Medical Center to serve at the  information desks on first floor information desk and second floor surgical waiting room, as well as cart drivers for visitors. You must be 18 or older to volunteer and candidates will have to undergo a background check and drug screening. For more information, call Natalie Fleming at 256-494-4179 or email natalie_fleming@gadsdenregional.com

SEPTEMBER

7, 14, 21, 28 Gadsden Public Library’s Knitting and Crocheting Club is moving to the Alabama City branch. It will meet from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Come join us as instructor Lorene Pinson teaches the basics of knitting and crocheting.  Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yarn. For additional information, ask for Kay at the front desk, or call (256) 549-4699.

   8 The Northeat Alabama Genealogical Society will meet at the Nicholas Memorail Library at 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be Ken McCullock and his topic will be “Sailboats on the Coosa River.” Anyone interested is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Leon Young at 256-504-4499. 

   10, 17, 24 Come to the East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Beginning Crochet from 1-3 p.m. Come join us as instructor Kay Henderson teaches the basics of crocheting. Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yarn. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691 or lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

10 The Healthy Woman’s monthly meeting will beheld at 12 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden. Speaker is Dr. Lindsay Frederick, new OBGYN with Women’s Health Partners.

   11 The public is invited to attend a 9/11 commemorative ceremony at 11 a.m. at the flag pole located near the front entrance of Riverview Regional Medical Center. In case of inclement weather, the remembrance ceremony will move inside the front lobby of Riverview Regional Medical Center located at 600 South 3rd Street in Gadsden.

11  Senior Circle New Member Orientation is at 10 a.m. in the Senior Circle Suite on the first floor of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Senior Circle recruiter Timeka Robertson at 256-494-4895. To make reservations, call the reservation hotline at 256-494-4894 at least one week prior to the event.

     

11, 18, 25 The Gadsden Public Library will hold writing workshops with Tabitha Bozeman from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. Seats will be limited, so please pre-register.  For registration and/or additional information, please contact Tabitha at 256-549-4699, ext. 118 or email tabitha@gadsdenlibrary.org.

     11, 18, 25 The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  For additional information, contact Pauline at 256.549.4688.

    11, 18, 25 Join the East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Tuesday Tiny Tot Time at 10 a.m. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

   12, 19, 26  Join the Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library at 2 p.m. for quilting and other stitching pastimes.  Beginners are welcome. For additional information, contact Pauline at 256.549.4688.

     12 The Gadsden Public Library will hold a computer class from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. The class will teach you how to download amd save documents and files that you find on the Internet or receive from friends or business associates via email. Downloading can be tricky, but you’ll become an expert. For further information, contact Craig at craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or call (256) 549-4699,  ext. 120.

   12, 19, 26 Come to the East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Board Game Day at 3:30 p.m. Join other board game enthusiasts for a Monopoly battle.  Families are welcome. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

    

     12, 26 Join the Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Wednesday Game Day at 10 a.m. For additional information, contact Pauline at 256.549.4688.

12 The children’s department at the Gadsden Public Library will host Children’s Wacky Wednesday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Space and resources are limited. Registration is required, as well as a $1 supply fee per child.  Registration for seats begins at 10 a.m.  Programs are geared toward children kindergarten through 3rd grade.  For additional information and/or for registration, contact the library’s children’s department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

12  The Gadsden Regional Medical Center Senior Circle Monthly Meeting is at 8 a.m. at Senior Activity Center on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden. For more information, call Senior Circle Recruiter Timeka Robertson at 256-494-4895. To make reservations, call the reservation hotline at 256-494-4894 at least one week prior to the event.

   13, 20, 27 Teen Zone Good Crafternoon  will be meeting at 4 p.m. in the Teen Zone at Gadsden Public Library. Programs are limited to 20 participants and are first come, first serve.  For additional information, contact Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or at nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

 

13, 20, 27 The Gadsden Public Library will hold Children’s StoryTimes at 10 a.m. in the children’s programming room. Participate in our free weekly programs every Thursday at 10 a.m. and enjoy special time with your little one with stories, crafts, and snacks. Programs are geared toward ages 18 months through five years.  For additional information, contact the children’s department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

 15 The Gadsden Public Library will hold Teen Zone Anime Club: Trigun! at 12 p.m.in the Teen Zone. Afterwards, the group will watch a corresponding film episode and have some light refreshments. For additional information, contact Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or at nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

18  Mahjong will be played at 1 p.m. in the Senior Circle Suite on the first floor of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Senior Circle recruiter Timeka Robertson at 256-494-4895. To make reservations, call the reservation hotline at 256-494-4894 at least one week prior to the event.

18  The Alabama Department of Revenue invites new business owners to attend a free New Business Workshop at 3 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. at Elliot Community Center located at at 2827 West Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden. The workshop will cover a variety of state tax information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, business license requirements and Alabama’s child labor law. An overview of the state’s business tax electronic filing programs will be presented. For more information, visit www.revenue.alabama.gov or call 256-0547-0554.

19 Using Microsoft Excel will be from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. This class will help you learn and use Microsoft Excel for budgeting purposes or creating new spreadsheets. Computer Basics and Internet for the Beginner is a prerequisite for this class. For further information, contact Craig at craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or call (256) 549-4699,  ext. 120.

19  The 13th Annual C.V. Glassco Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the C.V. Glassco Memorial Scholarship Fund begins with lunch and registration at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. at River Trace Golf Club on East Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden. The tournament is a four-person scramble, sponsored by Family Savings Credit Union. Deadline to enter is Sept. 14.

20 Gadsden Public Library’s Inspiration Book Club will meet at 12 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. The book of the month is Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Dessert and drinks are provided by the book club.  For additional information, contact Dee Roper at 256.549.4699, ext. 104, or email Droper@gadsdenlibrary.org.

  20 Come to the East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library for arts and crafts at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

21, 22  The Gadsden Quilter’s Guild is calling for quilts to be submitted for showing in the 12th annual “Quilts at the Falls” show.  Quilts to be entered may be brought to the Senior Activity Center on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Entry forms will be available at that time.  For more information, call Gary Batson 256-282-4389 or Kathy Blattel 256-546-4456.

     21  The movie “The Vow” will be shown at 1 p.m. in the Senior Circle Suite on the first floor of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Senior Circle recruiter Timeka Robertson at 256-494-4895. To make reservations, call the reservation hotline at 256-494-4894 at least one week prior to the event.

22 Learn more about the moon on International Observe the Moon Night at the Gadsden Public Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Craig at craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

22 Join the Gadsden Public Library from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. for Family Fun Kickoff and enjoy fun family activities, drawings and snacks.  Donate a book to the children’s department to get a free lunch and a chance for a special prize. The event is made possible by donations from the Altrusa Club of Etowah County, Alabama Teachers Credit Union, Gadsden Eye Associates, Judge Bill Ogletree Campaign Fund amd Kidz Party Zone. For additional information, contact Tabitha at 256-549-4699, ext. 118, or via email at tabitha@gadsdenlibrary.org.

22, 28 The Altrusa Club of Etowah County will present the Gadsden Public Library Scholastic Book Fair with a Family Fun Kickoff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the children’s department, with family activities, drawings and snacks. Donate a book to the children’s department to get a free lunch and a chance for a special prize. The event is made possible by donations from the Altrusa Club, Alabama Teachers Credit Union, Gadsden Eye Associates, Judge Bill Ogletree Campaign Fund and Kidz Party Zone. For more information, contact Tabitha at 256-549-4699, ext. 118 or Tabitha@gadsdenlibrary.org.

25  Game Day and Bible Study will be held at 11 a.m. in the Senior Circle Suite on first floor of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Senior Circle recruiter Timeka Robertson at 256-494-4895. To make reservations, call the reservation hotline at 256-494-4894 at least one week prior to the event.

25 Join us at tbe East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as instructor Ms. Charlotte Kennedy teaches the basic strategies for playing the skillful game Mahjong. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

26 The Gadsden Public Library will hold a computer class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Computer Basics and Internet for the Beginner is a prerequisite for this class.For further information, contact Craig at  craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or call (256) 549-4699,  ext. 120.

26 The Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library will host Children’s Wacky Wednesday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Come learn about how your teeth are formed and dental health. Space and resources are limited. Registration is required, as well as a $1 supply fee per child.  Registration for seats begins at 10 a.m.  Programs are geared toward children kindergarten-3rd grade.  For additional information and/or for registration, contact the children’s department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

27  The Lookout Mountain Community Center located at 4567 Lay Springs Road would like to cordially invite everyone to a “Meet and Greet the Candidates” event at 6 p.m. There will be a covered dish dinner followed by the candidate forum. Bring your favorite dish, your questions and visit with us. For more inforamtion, call 256-546-7488.

28  Hokes Bluff Seniors & Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Hokes Bluff Community Center. Visitors are welcome.

28 Join the East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Computer Class Friday. A beginner computer class will be held from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1- 3 p.m. with a lunch break in between. Seats are limited and  pre-registration required.  For additional information and pre-registration, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

October

    6 Gadsden Public Library’s Brunch with Books Book club will meet at 10 a.m in the Lena Martin Room. The book of the month with be Inner Circle by Evelyn Lozada. A light brunch will be served.  For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691 or Tallulah at 256.549.4699, ext. 102.

13  Absolute Fitness will host “Absolutely Running for a Cure,” the third annual 5K Run/1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Run for the Cure and Never Surrender. Registration is from 6 to 7:30 a.m.. The run begins at 8 a.m. Early registration (before Sept. 27) is $20, which includes a logo T-shirt. Late registration is $20. Registration for the Family Fun Run/Walk is $2. For more information, contact Teresa Taylor at 256-413-8220 or absolutefitness@ymail.com.

 
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