Community Calendar: Sept. 1, 2023

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September 1
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.
Line Dancing with Becky at Southside Community Center from 12 to 2 p.m. Learn how to line dance ever Wednesday and Friday with Becky Noah. No partner is required.
September 2
Chessmasters will be held at Gadsden Public Library 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 e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
September 4
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.
GPL and OLLI Sports Club at Gadsden Public Library starting at 10 a.m. in the computer classroom.
Teen Movie Night at Gadsden Public Library starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Teen Hive at 256-549-4699 ext. 2122 or e-mail hanna@gadsdenlibrary.org.
September 5
The Genealogy Branch of GPL located at 2700 West Meighan Boulevard has free webinars from 10-11:30 a.m. to further one’s education. For additional information, call 256-549-4688.
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.
Tabletop Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Gadsden Public Library. 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
September 6
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.
Join Sole Trainers Walking Club at the Underwood Park (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
The Wednesday Club at Gadsden Public Library starting 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.
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.
September 7
The Greater Gadsden Greeters, a women’s social club, has its monthly luncheon on Thursday September 7, at Rainbow Presbyterian Church, located at 3220 Rainbow Drive in Rainbow City. Activities begin at 10:45 a.m. with a meet and greet social time followed by luncheon at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please go visit gadsdengreeters.wixsite.com/thegreeters. The Greater Gadsden Greeters are not affiliated with any denomination and all newcomers are welcome.
September 8
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.
September 9
Chessmasters will be held at Gadsden Public Library 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 e-mail rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
October 7
The Hokes Bluff Library Foundation will host Booking It Through the Bend Metric Century race on October 7, 2023 at the Hokes Bluff City Park located at 5981 Gilliland St. 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

Ongoing
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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