Community Calendar: September 15, 2023


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September 15 – 17

The Theatre of Gadsden is bringing to stage “Sordid Lives,” a play subtitled “a black comedy about white trash.” at the historic Ritz Theatre located at 310 Wall Street in downtown Alabama City. Performances will be Sept. 15-17. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students/seniors/military and $15 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit or call 256-547-SHOW (7469). The Theatre of Gadsden wishes to note that the play is not suitable for all audiences, including children. Strong language, adult content and themes and loud gunshots are used in the production.

September 21

The Gadsden Public Library will host Gadsden City Schools Family Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the main branch of the library. There will be a guest reader story time, community resources, arts and crafts, literacy activities and refreshments. For more information, call Janie Browning at 256-549-2994 or Hanna Gray at 256-549-4699, ext. 2101.

September 23

Never Surrender will host the “Run for the Rack” Family Fun Run and 5K at Maraella Vineyards and Winery beginning at 9 a.m. Following the race, there will be an awards ceremony and Pink Party After Party. All proceeds go to support Never Surrender, a breast cancer support organization. There will be a best dressed costume contest. Registration before the day of the event costs $30 and on the day of the event it is $35. Register before Sept. 11 for a free t-shirt. For more information or to register, visit

September 28

Exploring Space: Planetarium at the Gadsden Public Library will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Enter the planetarium for a look at the skies then join library staff in the children’s department for a space themed craft. For more information, contact the children’s department at 256-549-4699, ext. 2118.

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.

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 or call 256-492-9846.


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

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