Community Calendar: July 7, 2023

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July 7
Gadsden Public Library Look and Learn Series will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the children’s department. This week’s series will feature steel drums with Kelly Gregg. For additional information, call 256-546-4699, ext. 2118 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.

The Genealogy Branch of the GPL located at 2700 West Meighan Boulevard will host Crochet and Knitting Club from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fellowship and share knowledge with other knitters and crocheters. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. For additional information, call 256-549-4688.

Noccalula Falls Park will host Wild about Herptiles from 12 – 4 p.m. at the petting zoo. Join Noccalula Falls staff for conversations and education at its animal habitat.

A Senior Citizens Ice Cream Social and Bingo Bash will be held at the Downtown Civic Center at 10 a.m. This event is for ages 55 and up. For more information, call 256-549-4680.

Mort Glosser Amphitheater will host Bluff City Bandits in concert at 9 p.m. For more information, call 256-549-4680.

The East Gadsden Branch of GPL located at 809 East Broad will host Feature Friday from 1to 4 p.m. For more information, contact LaShunda or Timothy at 256-549-4691.

A Gadsden Public Library Canva Class will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. Learn the basics of Canva to create your own designs. For additional information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

July 8
The Gadsden Public Library will host GPL Chessmasters from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the fiction department. Chessboards and pieces may be requested for in-house use at the circulation desk. Beginners and pros are welcome. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

July 10
The Gadsden Public Library will host GPL & OLLI Sports Club 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.

The East Gadsden Branch of GPL will hold a Virtual Civil Legal Advice Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Ask civil legal questions from a volunteer attorney with efforts being made to match individuals who need further assistance with an attorney willing to do pro bono work. For more information, contact Timothy or LaShunda at 256-549-4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org or tim@gadsdenlibrary.org.

The Gadsden Public Library will host Teen Movie Night at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Teen Hive at 256-549-4699 ext. 2122 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.

July 11
The Genealogy Branch of the GPL located at 2700 West Meighan Boulevard from 10-11:30 a.m. has free webinars to further your education. For additional information, call 256-549-4688.

Join the Gadsden Public Library for Children’s Junior Chess Club from 2 to 3 p.m. in the children’s department. Beginner-level chess lessons,will be taught by Chess Master Jim McGuire. For additional information, call 256-546.4699 ext. 2118 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.

Gadsden Public Library Tech Tuesday will be held at 3-4 p.m. If you need assistance with your cell phone or computer, the library’s Information and Public Services Desk can help. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

The Gadsden Public Library will host Tabletop Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Try unique board games, 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

July 12
The Gadsden Public Library will host History Over Easy with Randy Holland from 10 to 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.

The Gadsden Public Library will host The Wednesday Club at 3:30 p.m. Craft, write poetry and talk about your favorite literature. For more information, contact Teen Hive at 256-549-4699 ext. 2122 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.

The East Gadsden Branch of the GPL will host Sewing Class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn the basics of sewing. Seats are limited. Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machines. For additional information or registration, contact LaShunda at 256-549-4691

Join Sole Trainers Walking Club at Underwood Park located across the street from the main branch on College Street at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel at 256-549-4699 ext. 2126 or e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

Gadsden Public Library will host Yoga at 4 p.m. in the Lena Martin Room. 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.

July 14
Noccalula Falls Park presents Little Animals Big World conversations and education at its animal habitat from 12 – 4 p.m.

July 15
Parks & Rec Celebration Day Surfing U.S.A. at 10 a.m. at the Coosa Boardwalk Splash Pad. Visitors can enjoy water slides, obstacle courses, water gun wars, food trucks, games, music and dancing.

August 9
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will have their Smarter Seniors workshop in the Etowah County Courthouse Community Meeting Room #205 at 10 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.

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