Community Calendar for October-November

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 application deadline for Alfa and Alabama Farmers Federation scholarships is Dec. 1. Applicants must plan to pursue agriculture or forestry undergraduate degrees at Auburn University. The scholarships, valued up to $1,750 per recipient per year, are available for new or current Auburn University students studying in the College of Agriculture or School of Forestry. Students majoring in agricultural engineering or ag education are also eligible. The scholarships are renewable yearly for students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average and exhibit good moral character and citizenship. The application requires three letters of reference to include an evaluation of the applicant’s background and character. Applications can be downloaded at www.alfafarmers.org, under the Programs section. Students may obtain an application at their county Farmers Federation offices, local Alfa service centers or by writing to the dean of the College of Agriculture at 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

The Glencoe Public Library is open at its new location at 101 West Main Street at the four-way stop sign. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. The library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 256-459-4285 or e-mail library@cityofglencoe.net.

The Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Additionally, the library will be closed Nov. 22, 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment will be held from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. The Etowah County RSVP and the East Alabama Area Agency on Aging are offering a free Medicare checkup that can help you decide which plan is best for you. Appointments are being taken for Oct. 24 and Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please bring a Medicare card and a listing of your current prescription medication, the dosage and directions. Call RSVP at 256-549-8147 to schedule an appointment.
   
Goodyear Retiree Club SOAR meetings will be held the 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 the first floor and the second floor surgical waiting room, as well as cart drivers for visitors. You must be 18 or older to volunteer. Candidates will have to undergo a background check and drug screening. For more information, call Natalie Fleming at 256-494-4179 or e-mail natalie_fleming@gadsdenregional.com.

Tickets for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker performance on Nov. 20 at Gadsden State’s Wallace Hall are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit www.wallacehall.org or call (256-549-8475.

Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church No. 1 Ridgeville will hold a community flea market and yard sale every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Food and merchandise will be available and everyone is welcome.

October

26, 27 The Gadsden State Community College Student Activities Office, The Gadsden Times and Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center present the Harry Potter movie series. Passes, which are valid for admission to all eight films, are $20. Single tickets are $5 for all ages. Gadsden State students receive free admission with a current student ID. Movies will be shown in High-Definition digital projection on the 40-foot wide screen in the Fine Arts Center. Movie-style popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the lobby. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.potter.wallacehall.org or call 256-549-8475.

26, 27 Friends of the Gadsden Public Library will host a Big Book Sale Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. All members of the Friends of Gadsden Public Library are invited to a special preview sale on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 4,000 nearly new and used books, movies and other items including large selections of biographies, non-fiction and fiction hardcover and paperback books will be available. For additional information, call Craig at 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

26 The McClellan Bookworms will meet in the McClellan Center Library at 10 a.m. to discuss Joshilyn Jackson’s book, “A Grown-up Kind of Pretty.” For more information, call 256-238-9352.

26 The Exchange Bank will hold a Customer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 3003 Rainbow Drive to thank Rainbow City for 25 years of support. There will be prizes, popcorn, fellowship and Connie’s Coneys for lunch.
   
27 Young men ages 20-40 are invited to attend an education forum that will help young men to develop themselves as positive citizens, discuss job opportunities, learn to understand the political system and more. The forum will be held at the Norris Community Center on Holly Avenue in Attalla at 10 a.m. Please contact the Rev. Preston Nix at 256-538-2055 or 256-305-9730 for more information.

27 Whorton Bend Baptist Church will hold a Hallelujah Hoedown from 6 – 8 p.m. The free event includes trunk or treat, old timey games, inflatables, hayrides and a train. Please call Olivia at 256-392-8852 with questions.

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Walnut Grove High School will hold a reunion for classes 1926 to present at 2 p.m. at Sarah’s Café in Walnut Grove. The reunion will be recognizing all veterans and each class. There will be bagpipes playing for entertainment. For reservations, call 205-589-6355.
   
27 Downtown Gadsden’s 4th annual Howl-O-Weenie Paw-ty will be held on Saturday. Dress your furry friend in their Halloween best as we raise money for the Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at 4th and Broad streets. The cost will be $5 per pet and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.

27 The Chess Club will meet from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library. Learn to play with others who love the game. For further information, contact Craig at craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

27 As their project for Make A Difference Day this year, RSVP volunteers are hosting a Shred-A-Thon and Drug-Round-Up from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Etowah County Courthouse. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Department’s trash truck will be on hand to collect materials to be shredded. The shred machinery is able to handle staples, paperclips and even compact discs. Agents from the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit will be on hand to collect unused or expired medicines so they can safely be destroyed. This event is free to the public. We only ask that materials be packaged in disposable boxes or bags, as these also will be destroyed. There is no limit on the amount of material.  Any medicines also need to be boxed or bagged.

29, 30 Gadsden Regional Medical Center volunteers present the $5 Jewelry Sale from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Gadsden Regional Meeting Room of the 500 Building. This is a great chance to shop early for Christmas presents, all the while helping the GRMC Volunteers to raise funds to benefit the hospital.

29 The Adams Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Fall Festival for Parent Visitation Day from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the back playground area for AES students and their parents or guardians. Family members are invited as well. After 2:30, students must have a parent with them in order to remain at the festival. Admission is free.  Free activities include inflatables, face painting, beanbag toss, lasso the pumpkin, find the worm, bust the balloon, needle in a haystack, story time and a costume contest. For more information, call Beth Webster at Adams Elementary at 256-492-4952.

29  Join the East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Beginner Crochet and Knitting from 1 to 3 p.m. Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yarn. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 or lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

30 Come to the East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library at 10 a.m. for Tuesday Tiny Tot Time. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4692 or lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

30 The Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10:30 a.m. This is an informal program for children. The program is free and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

30 Join the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for a Grazing Management Clinic in Centre. The agenda includes topics such as Physiology of Forage Growth, Dealing with Mud in Grazing Systems, Fence and Water Technology, Grazing Technology: Costs and Evaluation and Grazing Scenarios. The fee for the Grazing Clinic is $75, which includes a Grazing Clinic Manual, a Forage Measuring Stick, a copy of Southern Forages, refreshments and lunch. All clinics will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with check in beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Kent Stanford at 256-557-1206, Landon Marks at 256-706-0031 or Danny Miller at 256-927-3250.

30 Join us in Downtown Attalla at 5:30 p.m. for the Downtown Halloween Bash. There will be entertainment, a costume parade and a costume contest for ages 12 and under. For more information, call 256-538-1872.

30 The monthly Etowah County Democratic Party Prayer Luncheon will be held at Shoney’s at 12 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call 256-543-3171.

31 White Springs Baptist Church will hold a Trunk or Treat from 6 until 8 p.m. Everything is free and there will be candy, games, a moonwalk and food. If you have any questions, please call 256-442-2638.

31 College Heights Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone’s invited and admission is free. College Heights Baptist Church is located at 411 Rabbittown Road in Glencoe.

31 Join the Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. for quilting and other stitching pastimes. Beginners are welcome. For additional information, contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

31 Come to the East Gadsden branch of the Gadsden Public Library for Board Game Day at 3:30 p.m. Families are welcome. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691.

31 Safe Harbor Church of God located at 1439 West Grand Avenue on Hwy. 77 will hold a singing at 7 p.m. Featured performers will be the Shepherds.

November

1, 8, 15, 29 The Gadsden Public Library Children’s StoryTime will be held at 10 a.m. Participate in our free weekly programs and enjoy special time with your little one with stories, crafts, snacks and special guests. Programs are geared toward ages 18 months-5 years. For additional information, contact the children’s department at 256-549-4699, ext. 118.

1, 15 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Arts & Crafts at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691.

1, 15 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will host Family Movie Day at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691.

1, 8, 15, 29 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Good Crafternoon will be meet at 4 p.m. in the Teen Zone. Programs are limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-serve. For additional information, contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

1 Wear your college colors and attend United Way’s Campaign Celebration Tailgate Party, which will be held at 12 p.m. at Convention Hall in Gadsden. The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. Cost $10 at the door.

2 Visit downtown Gadsden from 5 to 8 p.m. for First Friday. Enjoy great local shopping, classic cars, music and delicious food. Enjoy live entertainment by “These Arms, These Branches” at BB&T Bank, and Kevin Moore at 301 Broad Street. Classic cars are welcome to cruise in and enjoy the festivities. Downtown merchants will be open with great specials and sales. Coosa Outfitters will show the movie “The Grand Inga Project.” Little Faces Doll Shop will have a book signing of “The Life and Times of Boogie McCain” by author Grover Brown. The Stone Market will hold its First Friday wine tasting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Also, celebrate The Coffee Well’s third anniversary. For more information, visit www.downtowngadsden.com.

3 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone will celebrate National Gaming Day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Ages 12-18 are welcome. There will be board games, retro gaming, a Just Dance Tournament and a Super Smash Brothers tournament. For additional information, contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.
   
3, 17 The Gadsden Public Library Chess Club will meet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library. For further information, contact Craig at craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

3 The Gadsden Service Guild Rummage Sale will be held at Gadsden Convention Hall from 6 to 11 a.m. and will re-open from 12 until 1 p.m. for a $5 bag sale. Cost is $2 to get in the door.

5, 19, 26 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Game Night will be held at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

5,19,26 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Beginning Crochet and Knitting from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting. Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yam. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

6, 13, 20, 27 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Movie night will be held at 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

6, 7 Computer Basics and Internet for the Beginner will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gadsden Public Library computer classroom. This is a two-day class (three hours per day) for the absolute beginner, or for those who simply need to know more about computers. No computer experience is required. Register for classes in person at the Computer Center Desk located on the second floor. For more information, call 256-549-4699, ext. 119.  A current (free & clear) library card is needed to enroll.

6, 13, 20, 27 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tiny Tot Time at 10 a.m. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 or lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.

6, 13 ,20, 27 The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Storytime at the Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Library is an informal program for children. 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.

6, 27 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Mahjong for Beginners from 12 to 4 p.m. Join instructor Charlotte Kennedy as she teaches the basic strategies for playing the skillful game Mahjong. For more information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691.

7, 14, 21, 28 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Board Game Day at 3:30 p.m. Join other board game enthusiasts for a Pictureka battle. Families are welcome. For additional information, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691.

7, 14, 21,28 Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Homework Help will be held at 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

7, 14, 21, 28 Join the Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library for quilting and other stitching pastimes. Beginners are welcome. For additional information, contact Pauline at 256-549-4688.

9 The Glencoe High School Student Government Association cordially invites you to attend its annual Veteran’s Day Program at 9:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Etowah Patriots Association President Mr. Rick Vaughan.

10 The Carver Community Revitalization Committee is sponsoring Clean-up Day at Lincoln Hill Cemetery located at 400 Miller Avenue in East Gadsden at 9 a.m. Bring your brooms, rakes, hoes and a lunch. Let’s make it a “Fun Day.” For more information, contact Jalania Harris at 256-547-4608.

14 “Downloading and Saving Your Docs and Files” workshop will be fheld rom 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Gadsden Public Library’s computer classroom. This class will teach you how to download and save documents and files that you find on the Internet or receive from friends or business associates via e-mail. Register for classes in person at the Computer Center Desk located on the second floor. For more information, call 256-549-4699, ext. 119.  A current (free & clear) library card is needed to enroll.  If you don‘t have a card, you may obtain one at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the main library.

15 The Gadsden Public Library Inspiration Book Club will be meeting in the Lena Martin Room at 12 p.m. to discuss “The Discovery” by Dan Walsh. 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 e-mail Droper@gadsdenlibrary.org.

15 Please join William Haller III, M.D. and Lee Wilson of Gadsden Orthopedics for a seminar regarding living with arthritis pain. Whether you are considering joint replacement or are curious about other treatment options, this seminar can help you. The seminar will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Gadsden Regional’s 500 Building (around back of the hospital) in the Gadsden Regional Room. To register, please call 256-492-8590. Lunch will be served. Space is limited, so register today!

16 The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Alabama hosts its first annual Casino Night at at 6:30 p.m. at Convention Hall in Gadsden. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama. VIP tables are $400, regular tables are $320 and tickets are $40. To reserve your tickets, call 256-546-5437.

16, 17 The Gadsden State Community College Fine Arts Department and Gadsden State Band Boosters will host the 25th annual Middle/Junior High Honor Band Clinic in the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, located on the Wallace Drive Campus of Gadsden State. The Honor Band Clinic is for musicians in grades 5 through 9, and is a prerequisite for the All-State Junior High Band. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by Nov. 7. Registration fee is $50 per student and covers the student’s meals and awards during the clinic. For more information, contact Ginger Weeks-Deru at 256-549-8278 or gderu@gadsdenstate.edu or Rip Reagan at 256-549-8394.   

17 Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Anime Club will meet at 12 p.m. to discuss Love.com. For additional information, contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

21 “Using Microsoft Word” will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the computer classroom of the Gadsden Public Library. Computer Basics for the Beginner is a prerequisite for this class. Register for classes in person at the Computer Center Desk located on the second floor. For more information, call 256-549-4699, ext. 119. A current (free & clear) library card is needed to enroll.  If you don‘t have a card, you may obtain one at the circulation desk on the first floor of the main library.

26 Make plans to attend the Second Annual Healthy Woman Holiday Craft Sale from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Senior Activity Center in downtown Gadsden. More than 20 vendors will be onsite selling baked goods, holiday woodwork crafts, jewelry, clothing, doll beds, crochet items and more. Admission is free. For more information, call Leslie Harp at 256-494-4300 or visit www.gadsdenregional.com/healthywoman. 

28 Using Email will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the computer
classroom of the Gadsden Public Library. Computer Basics for the
Beginner is a prerequisite for this class. Register for classes in
person at the Computer Center Desk (2nd floor) or for more information,
call 256.549.4699, ext. 119.  A current (free & clear) library card
is needed to enroll. If you don‘t have a card, you may obtain one at the
Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library.

31, 1 A Christmas Open House will be held in historic downtown Attalla. Shop antique and specialty stores for great sales and door prizes. There will be caroling in the street on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by a tree lighting ceremony at the gazebo. For more information, contact the Attalla Information and Development Center at 256-538-1872.

 

 
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