Community Calendar: June 7, 2024


June 7

The Gadsden Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Underwood Park across the street from the main branch of the library on College Street. The event will feature refreshments, a bouncy house, an obstacle course, the Chick-fil-A cow mascot and resource tables. For more information, call 256-549-4699, ext. 2118.

The City of Southside’s Dinner and Movie free event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Southside Landing. The film being shown will be Disney Pixar’s Cars. There will be face painting and food trucks. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the movie starts just after dark.

Enjoy downtown Broad Street in Gadsden during First Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic at 4 p.m. to allow classic cars, music and food vendors to set up. The guidelines for First Friday include no pets, no personal coolers or glass containers, no skateboards or roller blades and no advertising or fundraising. For more information, please visit

The Fuego Show Band is coming to The Amp at 9 p.m. Gates open at 8 p.m. Entry is free and there will be a bar for drink purchasing. No coolers will be allowed. The concert will take place after downtown’s First Friday festivities. The Amp is located at 90 Walnut Street in downtown Gadsden.

June 8

The Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Nichols Memorial Library located at the corner of Dwight and Cabot Avenues in Gadsden. The program will be presented by certified genealogist Lisa Morton Mills. Ms. Mills’ topic will be “The Longhunters and the Expansion of the Nation.”Ms. Mills has been involved in genealogy for over 40 years and was a librarian for the State of Utah. While living in Tennessee, she was very active with the Franklin County Historical Society, which housed its own archives. Ms. Mills taught numerous classes around the state and at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, as well as at the Huntsville Alabama Library. She is a member of the AlaBenton Genealogical Society, for which where is very active and presents a host of programs. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Charles Atchley at 256-490-7770.

The Rozzy Foundation will host at Daddy-Daughter Princess Tea Party at Volt Coffee at 2 p.m.  There will be high tea, tea time snacks, a princess makeover, crafts and more. All proceeds go to benefit the Rozzy Foundation. This foundation supports families fighting the battle of childhood cancer.

June 13

Come experience an 1980s-themed interactive murder mystery party at 6 p.m. at the Rainbow City Community Center. The event benefits The Family Success Center. When you buy a ticket, you will be assigned a character. The night of the event, you will come dressed in character and help solve the mystery. You may be the victim or you could be the murderer. Either way, you can still win! Tickets include dinner. Dust off your ‘80s attire and get ready for your 1980s-style high school prom!


Zumba classes will be held Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Southside Community Center. The cost is $5 a class, but those buying five classes get the sixth class free.

The Northeast Alabama Geealogical Society recently announced the completion of the Clayton Cemetery book, which contains over 350 pages of information on those buried at Clayton Cemetery. Every effort was made to identify those resting in the cemetery. Some buried there may not be included since no official records were kept. For additional information or to pre-order the book, e-mail or

Nichols Memorial Library, home of the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays for anyone interested in family history research.

A history and research group meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. The library contains genealogical information and family files from all areas of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and other states. The library contains a large collection of military records and Native American research records. For more information, email

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