Community Calendar: July 28, 2023

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July 28
Gadsden 5th Street Farmers Market every Friday, May – September from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fresh hand-picked vegetables, fruits, eggs and more.
July 29
Join The Coffee Bar in Gadsden for its end of the summer show featuring Camacho, Towu, Odd Polly, Bilge Water and Sam & The Big Boys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for all ages.
July 31
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.
August 1
Glencoe farmers market 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Tuesday, June – September from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Glencoe Police Department. Fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
Join Gadsden Public Library for Children’s Junior Chess Club at 2-3 p.m. in the children’s department. Beginner-level chess lessons are taught by Chess Master Jim McGuire. For additional information contact the GPL children’s department at 256-546-4699 ext. 2118 or hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Gadsden Public Library Tech Tuesday at 3-4 p.m. Those needing assistance with cell phones or computers may visit the GPL Information and Public Services Desk. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
Gadsden Public Library will host Tabletop Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Try unique boardgames, tabletop role play games and card games. For more information, contact Teen Hive at 256-549-4699 ext. 2122 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org
August 2
Local blood drive at Gadsden Public Library from 10 a.m. – 2 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.
Gadsden Public Library will host History Over Easy with Randy Holland at 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.
August 3
Local blood drive at Riverview Regional Medical Center from 12 – 5 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.
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.
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.
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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