Community Calendar: 08-04-23

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August 4
Crochet & Knitting Club at the Genealogy Branch of the GPL from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fellowship and share knowledge with other knitters and crocheters. Basic assistance will be available. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. For additional information, call 256-549-4688.
Canva Class hosted by Gadsden Public Library at 2 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. Learn the basics of Canva to create your own designs for social media, t-shirts, posters and more. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Children’s Balloon Art Class with Starshine Faces at Gadsden Public Library in the Children’s Department from 2 – 3 p.m. For additional information contact the GPL children’s department at 256-546-4699 ext. 2118 or hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.
August 5
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts is hosting The Tyn Tymes Party 2023 at 210 At the Tracks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Ticket sales only online. For more information, visit culturalarts.com/tyntymes.
August 7
A book launch and signing will be held at 2 p.m. at the Alabama City branch of the Gadsden Public Library. Alabama City: A Town Built with Cotton and Steel by Alabama City native Jane Mitchell will be on sale for $18.
GPL and OLLI Sports Club will be at Gadsden Public Library starting at 10 a.m. in the computer classroom. Enjoy a lively discussion about football, basketball, baseball and just about every other sport known to man.
Mental Health America of Etowah County will host Stress and Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention classes at the Gadsden Public Library. Stress and Anger Management will be held at 12 p.m. in the computer classroom and at 6 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. Domestic Violence Prevention will be held at 1 p.m. in the computer classroom and at 5 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room.
Zumba for all ages and all skill levels at the Southside Community Center located at 2142 AL-77. The class starts at 6 p.m. and is $5.
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is hosting a revival from August 7 – 11 with special guest Evangelist Bro. Eric Stone and Pastor Bro. Gary Smith. Prayer starts at 6:45 and service starts at 7:00 p.m.
August 8
Children’s Story Time at Gadsden Public Library in the Children’s Department at 10 a.m. For additional information contact the GPL children’s department at 256-546-4699 ext. 2118 or hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.
The Genealogy Branch of GPL located at 2700 West Meighan Blvd. from 10-11:30 a.m. has free webinars to further your education. For additional information, call 256-549-4688.
North Alabama Trails and Recreation hosts Gadsden HUB Lunch & Learn Rainbow City Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic for this presentation is Beyond Recreation: How Trails are Transforming Healthcare Delivery, Community-Building and the Church presented by David Lyons and Pinhoti Chaplin.Mental Health America of Etowah County will host a parenting class in the computer classroom at Gadsden Public Library at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information call 256-613-7279.
Mahjong Tuesday is hosted at Southside Community Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone who wants to learn can call and schedule a day/time for lessons. For more information, call 256-442-6217.
August 9
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will have their Smarter Seniors workshop in the Etowah County Courthouse Community Meeting Room #205 at 10:00 a.m. The topic of this workshop is “Exercising to Stay Active”. The speaker will be Aaron Gilbreath from 365 Fitness. This is a free workshop geared towards senior citizens, but anyone may attend. Space is limited call RSVP at 256-549-8147 by August 4 to reserve a spot.
History Over Easy with Randy Holland at Gadsden Public Library from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the computer classroom. Randy offers an opportunity to learn anything and everything about history in an engaging and entertaining environment. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Blazin Beatz Bingo at The Downtown Chief starts at 6 p.m. Fast-paced free-to-play music bingo game where the host will play part of a song while you listen and mark them off your bingo card. Dance, sing and be the first to yell bingo to win prizes.
Yoga at 4 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room of Gadsden Public Library. The class is led by certified yoga instructor Barbara Hightower. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
August 10
Everything Arts and Crafts Club at Gadsden Public Library in the Lena Martin Room starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring whatever craft you are currently working on and fellowship with other crafting enthusiasts. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Teen Anime Club at Gadsden Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Watch anime, eat sweet treats and chat about your favorite anime and manga. For more information, contact Teen Hive at 256-549-4699 ext. 2122 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Reimagining School Readiness at the East Gadsden Branch of GPL located at 809 East Broad St. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Story Time (pre-k – 1st grade) and 3 – 4 p.m. STEM programs (2nd – 5th grade). These programs are designed to assist with your child’s school readiness. Parents and children who attend two or more programs will receive a toolkit for further exploration and education activities. Limited seats. For additional information and/or registration, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691 or e-mail lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org.
August 11
Local blood drive at Gadsden Mall- Premiere Cinemas from 1 – 6 p.m. The American Red Cross is teaming up with Warner Brothers for the theatrical release of Meg 2: The Trench to celebrate a summer of sharks and help stave off a summer blood and platelet shortage. All who come to give through August 12 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a three-night New York getaway for two with a private shark dive adventure at Long Island Aquarium. Those who come to give throughout the month of August will also get a $10 e-gift card to a movie merchant of their choice. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Movie.
Feature Friday at East Gadsden Branch of GPL from 3 – 5 p.m. For more information, contact LaShunda or Timothy at 256-549-4691.
August 12
The Venue at Coosa Landing will host 2023 “Year of Evidence” Parent Symposium from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gain information on what is necessary for children and families by using everyday moments to build relationships and create the opportunity to see academic, social and emotional growth. Register onsite to ensure enough food is provided. Contact City Council Member Avery for more information at 256-613-0901.
August 17
Church of the Holy Comforter will be hosting OLLI Fall Open House at 2 – 4 p.m. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Alabama provides a wide variety of intellectually stimulating non-credit courses and learning opportunities designed for adults 50 and older. OLLI offers weekly courses, lecture series, field trips, social gatherings and volunteer opportunities.

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