Messenger Community Calendar for January - February

The Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society and the Alabama City Historical Society are working on the preservation and maintenance of Clayton Cemetery. The Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society is in the process of publishing a book on Clayton Cemetery and is interested in obtaining any history on the cemetery and information on those buried there. If you have any information to share or wish to donate to the maintenance project, contact Julia Young at 256-504-1485, RoseMary Hyatt at 256-490-4683 or Sherry Underwood at 256-490-5286.

The Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is looking for qualified families to partner with so we can build simple, decent and affordable houses in Etowah County. Families who wish to apply must be residents of Etowah County for a least one year, have a steady income between $12,000 and $28,000 annually, be living in substandard, poverty or inadequate housing, attend partnership and budget classes and be willing to volunteer 300 hours of sweat-equity helping build houses. Applications will be accepted until the end of January. For questions, please call 256-543-1898. The Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ministry seeking to build hope, homes and community.

New Beacon Hospice is looking for compassionate people to provide volunteer services to patients in the Etowah, Cherokee and Marshall county areas. Volunteers are needed to sit with patients and provide companionship, run errands, relieve caregivers or possibly do light cooking and/or housekeeping. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Heather Attaway at 256-549-5011 or for more information.

The Rainbow Fly Fishing Club is a family-friendly club that promotes the sport of fly fishing. The club is based in Rainbow City with members of all ages (both fishermen and fisherwomen) from all over North Alabama. Club meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. on non-holiday weeks at the Aquaculture Education and Development Center at Gadsden State Community College. For more information on the Rainbow Fly Fishing Club, visit

On the first Saturday of every month, Gadsden Regional’s Women’s & Children’s department will hold free childbirth classes. The classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gadsden Regional Room of Building 500 on the GRMC campus. The classes include sessions on infant care with pediatricians; a presentation by Success By 6 on infant and child development; sessions about pain control/epidurals, labor and delivery and the post-partum period; information on breastfeeding from a lactation consultant; and a tour of the hospital’s Women’s & Children’s unit. The dates of the classes are Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept.6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6. Breakfast and lunch are provided and attendees will receive free samples and door prizes. Mothers who plan to deliver at GRMC are welcome to attend and may bring along a guest. To register to attend or to receive more information, please call 256-494-4650. 

Do you have a child with a suspected handicapping condition between the ages of 3-21 and living within the confines of the Gadsden City School System? Please call the Gadsden City Board of Education Special Education Department at 256-549-2914. Testing is available.

Gadsden Toastmasters is the local club for Toastmasters International, serving Etowah, Calhoun and Marshall counties. Toastmasters is an excellent way to improve confidence, become a better speaker and gain valuable leadership experience. Club meetings are fun, positive and mutually supportive. Come and join us for a great evening of Toastmasters from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday in the Joe Ford Center Room 202 on the campus of Gadsden State Community College. Visit on Facebook at Gadsden Toastmasters or at For more information, contact club President Isha Bothwell at 256-328-4865 or Tracy Rowland at 480-236-3688.

The VFW 8600 Chapter located on Rainbow Drive hosts a dance every Friday night starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The Gold Dust Band will be playing a mix of classic and modern country music. Free line dancing classes will be offered every Friday starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call 256-441-4411. Come out and support our veterans!

The Glencoe Public Library wishes to preserve the past of the City of Glencoe. The library is looking for pictures from the beginning in 1853 (when a quarry began operating at Rock Springs) to the present. The library also is looking for past yearbooks from the early 1930s to the present to add to its current collection. If you have not visited the library, please stop by. Hours at present are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 – 5 p.m. For information on the pictures or yearbooks, please call Anne Batie at 256-492-2739 or the library at 256-459-4285.

Foster parent training (GPS) classes are being offered at Alabama Mentor’s Attalla office located at 96 Industrial Drive. To register, call 256-570-0444, 256-504-2501 or e-mail  

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center, located at 2001 Noccalula Road in Gadsden, is open Wednesdays from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment. The Center’s phone number is 256 546-0746 and the director’s phone number is 256  538-5973.

Foster families are the key to unlocking the opportunity for teens in foster care. Invest in their future by mentoring a child or teen as a Therapeutic Foster Parent. Alabama Mentor provides Therapeutic Foster Care Services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral challenges. For more information, call Kimberly Tucker at 256-570-0444.

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, 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 contains genealogical information and family files from all areas of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and other states. Military records and Native American research books are available. For additional information, contact Leon Young at 256-547-8477 or Harold Batie at 256-492-2739.

Mental Health America of Etowah County offers Stress and Management, Domestic Violence Prevention and Parenting classes for adults. Certificates will be given upon completion of each course. Instructors are Alicia Harrell, MS, and Kelly Clark, LBSW. The total charge for each course is $80. Classes are held at the Robert Echols Family Success Center located at 821 East Broad Street in Gadsden. Entrance to classes is at the rear of the building. For dates and times, call 256-547-6888. 

Volunteers are needed at Gadsden Regional Medical Center to serve at the  information desks on the first floor and the se-cond floor surgical waiting room, as well as cart drivers for visitors. You must be 18 or older to volunteer. Candidates must undergo a background check and drug screening. For more information, call Natalie Fleming at 256-494-4179 or e-mail


24,31 The Beginning Crochet and Knitting Club will meet at the Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library from 10 a.m – 12 p.m. Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yarn. For additional information, please contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

24 Hokes Bluff Seniors and Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.

25 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, please contact Craig at or by calling 256-549-4699, ext. 120.

27 The Gadsden Public Library YALSA teen Top Ten Books Book Club will be meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater. Come join other teens in a book discussion of the first of the YALSA Teen Top Ten books of 2013. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

27 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library’s Best Seller Book Club will meet from 12-1 p.m. to discuss “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham. Brown bags are welcome. Beverages and dessert will be provided by the library. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691. 

27 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 yarn. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 or

28 Etowah County Voter’s League will meet at 6 p.m. at Mu Deal’s Café on Forrest Ave. across from the Etowah County Jail.

28 The Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10 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, please contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

28 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone Pundit Pictures Club will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Do you have a keen eye for the literary, artistic and musical merits of movies? Then join the GPL Teen Zone’s Pundit Pictures Club. Each month during the 2014 year, club members will hone their critical skills by watching and discussing superhero films. Each month will feature a different superhero, beginning this month with Batman. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122. 

28 The Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10 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, please contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

29 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone will host  Homework Help from 4-5 p.m. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122.

29 The East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will hold ACT Preparation classes from 3-5 p.m. Join retired educator Ms. Sudealia Douthard as she covers the ins and outs of the college readiness exam. This program is free and spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required. For additional information and registration, please contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 or

29 The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will host Stitching Time from 2-4 p.m. Beginners are welcome. For additional information, please contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

29 “Basic Web Design” will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the computer classroom of the Gadsden Public Library. Learn the basic setup for creating a website, best resources to use along with teaching how to best get your website optimized and seen by others. 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, or for more information, call 256-549-4699, ext. 120. A current (free and clear) library card is needed to enroll.

30 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone will host Appernoon and Crafternoon from 4-6 p.m. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122. 

30 Gadsden Public Library Children’s StoryTimes will be held at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Participate in the free weekly programs and enjoy special time with your little one with stories, crafts, snacks and special guests. Programs are geared toward children ages 5 and under. For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256-549-4699, ext. 118.

30 The Gadsden Public Library Teen Zone will host Game Night from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join other teens to play video and board games. For additional information, please contact Brandy or Chris at 256-549-4699, ext. 122. 

30 The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library will be having Thursday movies from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Popcorn and a drink will be provided by the library. For additional information, please contact Kay at 256-549-4688.

30 Square Dancing Classes begin with an Open House in the New Year from 7-9 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center located at 623 Broad Street in downtown Gadsden. The Gadsden Twirlers are sponsoring the event for both new and experienced dancers. The Caller is Ronnie Purser, BMI/ASCAP Certified of Springville. Classes will continue in February on Thursday evenings for a cost of $15 per month. For more information, contact Ronnie Purser at (205) 467-7907, Charles Massey at (256) 441-7999, Paulette Massey at (256) 547-5426 or Gail Scoggins at (256) 328-0707.


1 The Seventh Annual Chili Cook-off in Downtown Gadsden will take place in front of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden. Teams will begin cooking around 7 a.m. and tasting will begin at noon. Judges will be sampling the chili and awarding prizes for first, second and third place. An award for crowd favorite will also be given. The public is welcome to join in and purchase tickets for $1 each or six for $5 to taste the various chili recipes. The registration deadline to participate in the event is Jan. 27. Entry fee is $40 and includes two tee shirts. Applications can be picked up at Downtown Gadsden, Inc. located at 635 Broad Street or by calling 256-547-8696.

1 The SkillsUSA Club at Etowah High School will be having a formal dress sale inside the lunchroom from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dresses will be accepted during school hours and from 8-10 a.m. on the day of the sale. There is a $5 donation fee per dress—no percentage fee. Buyers please bring cash. Admission is free. For more information call 256-538-4002.

6 Gadsden Regional Medical Center’s “Go Red for Women” event is celebrating 10 years, and tickets for the annual fundraiser are now on sale. Tickets are $25 each and tables of eight are also available for purchase. The event will feature a panel of speakers, fashion from local vendors, door prizes, a catered meal and more. The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. at Convention Hall in Gadsden, is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please contact Marketing Director Leslie Harp at 256-494-4300 or Marketing Coordinator Natalie Fleming at 256-494-4179.

15 The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to two currently enrolled Gadsden State students who will be in sophomore standing for the scholarship year. The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, books, and fees for the 2014-2015 academic terms at Gadsden State. The scholarship criteria and application can be located at  The application deadline is at 4:30 p.m.  For questions or information contact Jill Heishman at 256-549-8247 or

15 The Kiwanis Club of Gadsden announces its annual Kiwanis Pancake Day ticket sale. Tickets are $4 each in advance ($5 at the door) and are available from any Gadsden Kiwanis Club member or area school Key Club or Action Club member. The 2014 Pancake Day will be held at Gadsden’s Convention Hall from 6 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Gadsden Times and Moore Printing & Copy Center.

20 The Etowah County/ Gadsden branch of the NAACP will host a Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. A donation of $20 is requested. 

22 AARP Driver Safety class, hosted by Gadsden Parks and Recreation at the Elliot Community Center, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A certificate of completion will be awarded and it will be good for three years. It may qualify drivers age 55 or older for insurance discounts. The fee is $20, or $15 with current AARP member number at the beginning of class.

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