Community Calendar: October 6, 2023

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October 7

The Hokes Bluff Library Foundation will host Booking It Through the Bend Metric Century race at the Hokes Bluff City Park located at 5981 Gilliland Street in Hokes Bluff. From the creators of “Booking It Through the Bluff Triathlon and 10K,” Hokes Bluff Library Foundation invites everyone to join them for Booking It Through the Bend Metric Century. Booking It Through the Bend will offer three options for mileage with 14 miles, 23 miles and a metric century road course all starting and ending at the Hokes Bluff Community Center. All proceeds benefit the Hokes Bluff Library Foundation. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit runsignup.com/Race/AL/HokesBluff or call 256-492-9846.

October 7 – 8

Theatre of Gadsden will perform Anne of Green Gables at the historic Ritz Theatre located at 310 North 27th Street in Gadsden. There will be a showing at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on October 7 and at 2 p.m. on October 8. Tickets for adults cost $10, tickets for seniors, military members and students are $8. For more information, visit www.theatreofgadsden.org.

October 10

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold its Adult Knit and Crochet Group from 12 – 2 p.m.  The group meets each Tuesday, and all skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 11

The Rainbow City Library will hold Miss Amy’s Preschool Storytime at 1:30 p.m. The program is for children ages three to five and is held weekly during most of the school year. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 12

Glencoe Elementary School will host an informational meeting regarding the Alabama Literacy Act and its components for the Glencoe Community on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Join Rainbow City Public Library’s Book Club at 12 p.m. to discuss your picks and pans. The theme for October is “Cozy Mystery, Something Scary, or Thrillers.” The Book Club meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 14

The Northeast Alabama Genealogic Society will meet Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. at Nichols Memorial Library located at the corner of Dwight and Cabot Avenues in Gadsden.  The program will be presented by Ms. Sharon Ingle, whose topic will be “The Story of Howard Wallace, Alabama Outlaw.” Anyone interested is invited to attend. For additional information, e-mail neagslib@comcast.net or visit the society’s Facebook page.

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold Miss Molly’s Musical Story Time at 10:30 a.m. The program is for children ages three years and younger. The program is held on alternate Saturdays during most of the school year. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477.

Looking for Tricks or Treats? Find both at Trick-or-Treat Village from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Noccalula Falls Park and Campground. The first 750 kids get a free Halloween bag. Visitors can enjoy train rides, treats and Big Sam the Balloon Man. Kids are welcome to dress in their Halloween best. Park season passes are not valid for special events like this one. Children 13 and older get in for $8, children aged four to 12 get in for $6 and children three years old or younger get in free. The event is hosted by the City of Gadsden and Noccalula Falls Park and Campground, with Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Family Savings Credit Union sponsoring the event. For more information, call 256-549-4663.

October 17

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold its Adult Knit and Crochet Group from 12 – 2 p.m.  The group meets each Tuesday. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 18

The Rainbow City Library will hold Miss Amy’s Preschool Storytime at 1:30 p.m. The program is for children ages three to five and is held weekly during most of the school year. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

The Etowah County Mega Sports Complex will hold its first quarterly meeting of the fiscal year on Wednesday, October 18 at 4 p.m. in the conference room at Rainbow City Hall located at 3700 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906.

October 24

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold its Adult Knit and Crochet Group from 12 – 2 p.m.  The group meets each Tuesday, and all skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 25

The Rainbow City Library will hold Miss Amy’s Preschool Storytime at 1:30 p.m. The program is for children ages three to five and is held weekly during most of the school year. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

October 28

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold Miss Molly’s Musical Story Time at 10:30 a.m. The program is for children ages three years and younger. The program is held on alternate Saturdays during most of the school year. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org

October 31

The Rainbow City Public Library will hold their Adult Knit and Crochet Group from 12 – 2 p.m.  The group meets each Tuesday, and all skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 256-442-8477 or visit www.rbclibrary.org.

November 3

The Greater Gadsden Housing Authority will hold a Blacklight Bingo Fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at The Venue at Coosa Landing. Early birds at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets cost $25 and tickets at the door cost $30. There will be a $500 jackpot up for grabs. Tables are available for $225, or become an event sponsor for $500 and have a table included in your sponsorship. The event raises money for ESTEEM honor roll program. For more information, call 256-547-2501.

Ongoing

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.

Nichols Memorial Library, located at the corner of Dwight and Cabot Avenues in Alabama City, is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for family and history research. As the home of the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, 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 books. On the first and third Thursday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m., Kathy Burttram presents a class on researching family history using Ancestry, Family Search, ThruLines, Wiki and other sources. For additional information, email neagslib@comcast.net.

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