Community Calendar: September 8, 2023

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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 8 – 9
The Rustik Bucket Market at the St. Clair County Arena will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 60 vendors will offer vintage items, handmade items, art, jewelry, seasonal, plants, candles, knives, food, sweets, home decor and furniture under a 20,000 square foot roof. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call 256-504-6144.
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.
September 11
The Etowah Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. at 4412A Rainbow Drive in Rainbow City. Guest speaker Virginia Davis will portray Rebecca Hood, who found herself in the middle of the Civil War as her farm was invaded in Georgia. This event is free and open to the public.
The Gadsden Beautification Board will present the annual 9/11 Memorial event in downtown Gadsden at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the corner of Fourth Street and Broad streets.
The Double Springs Letter Writing Society meets September 11 in the Children’s Programming Room at the Gadsden Public Library from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Basic supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own stationary, postage stamps, wax seal stamps and stickers. For more information, call Carol at 256-549-4699, ext. 2107.
September 14
The Not So Silent Book Club meets September 14 at the Beautiful Rainbow Cafe inside the Gadsden Public Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Carol at 256-549-4699, ext. 2107.
The Gadsden Public Library’s Teen Anime Club will meet September 14 at 3:30 p.m. Anime shows will be available for watching, manga will also be available and sweet treats will also be available. For more information, contact the Teen Hive at256-549-4699, ext. 2122.
The 5th Annual Boss of the Toss Cornhole Tournament will be held at 210 At the Tracks in downtown Gadsden at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama. The event is indoors and all teams will play a two match minimum. Doors open at 5 p.m. and all teams must check in/register by 5:30 p.m. All entered teams will play in the tournament, receive a complimentary beverage and more. For more information on registration fees, email abarkley@familysavingscu.com.
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 Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10 and 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 www.theatreofgadsden.org 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.
Bingo afternoon at the Gadsden Public Library will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Prizes include books, gift certificates and others. Bingo event for ages 18 and older. For more information, call Amber at 256-549-4699, ext. 2105.
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 www.runsignup.com.
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.
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 14
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. 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.
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
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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