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  • GED Registration

When: Every Wednesday, 8:15 am
Where: Anniston, at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus Career Center.
Register for free GED classes in Anniston at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus Cheaha Career Center every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. for morning classes and every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 5 p.m. for evening classes.  For more info call 256-835-5462.

  • Marshall County Chapter 36, AARP Meeting

When: 1st Thursday of each month, 10 am
Where: Catfish Cabin in Albertville
Regular monthly meetings, buffet lunch available.

  • Grief Support Group

When: Mondays, 5:30 pm
Where: Just passed Catfish Cabin in Albertville (8716 US Hwy 431)
256-878-2291 or 256-527-0102 for more information.

  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings

When: Every Tuesday, 5:30 pm- 6:20 pm
Where: Boaz 1st Church of the Nazarene in Boaz, 51 Peppers Road in Boaz
256-561-2303 or 256-891-3496 for more information.

  • GED Registration

When: Every Wednesday, 8 am & 5 pm
Where: Gadsden State
Register for free GED classes in Gadsden at Gadsden State’s East Broad Campus/Brown Hall at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Wednesday.  Morning and evening classes available.  For more information call 256-549-8698

  • Divorce Care Group

When: Weekly Meetings, 4:30 pm
Where: The Fellowship, 1645 Ala Hwy 75, in Albertville
Support group for people who are divorced or separated. 256-891-0018

  • Veterans Upward Bound Program

Military veterans residing in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair or Talladega County are invited to take advantage of the free services offered through Veterans Upward Bound—a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory in order to participate. For more information or to see if you are eligible to receive free services to help you continue your education, contact the VUB Office at 256-549-8286/8328 or email

  • Free Childbirth & Breastfeeding Classes

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Marshall Medical Center South
All expectant parents are invited to attend.  For  more details or to register, 256-840-3466

  • Better Breathers Club Meeting

When:  2nd Monday of each month; 5 pm
Where:  Medical Plaza Building to the right of Marshall Medical Center North in Arab
The Better Breathers Club helps patients with chronic lung disease better manage their condition. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. To register, call 256-571-8145

  • West End Youth Football & Cheerleading  Raffle

When: Now
Where: West End School
Raffling off chances to win a 3-day all expense paid hunting trip to Alden, Kansas. It’s a 3 day, 4 night trip in October. Tickets are $20. 205-359-2126 for more information

  • Nightmare In The Park

When: Every Saturday Starting in Oct. Oct. 1st – 31st
Where: Powell Town Park 4023 Main Street
Admission is $10. Groups rates, $7 each for 6 or more. For more information: Tim Garmon: 256-717-93003

  • Spirit Night for Unique Choices

When: Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Chick Fil A, s 4th Street in Gadsden
Monthly Spirit Night at Chick Fil A, Tuesday, October 18, 4-9 pm. Music on the patio begins at 5 til 8. For more information: 

  • Toys for Toys

When: Oct. 22nd, Registration 10 am, kick stands up at 11 am
Where: Shiloh Fire Department Ala. Hwy 75
Cook out and entertainment after the ride. A donation of a new unwrapped toy equal to $20 or a cash donation in the amount of $20 per bike. Benefit ride for the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps Leauge Toys for Tots. 256-630- 2610 or 256-390-3195 for more information.

  • 1st Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Oct 22nd; 7 am – 12 (noon)
Where: Crossville Fire Dept.
All funds raised will be donated to the fire department. For more information: Josh Rosh 256-6450

  • “One Cup At A Time” Fundraiser

When: Oct. 22nd; 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Guntersville Foodland Plus
Sponsored by:  Marshall County Elks Lodge #2869. 100% of the funds go to childhood cancer. More info:

  • Expired Medication Disposal

When: Oct. 28th; 9 am – 12 (noon)
Where: Boaz Senior Center, Albertville Senior Center, Arab Senior Center & Guntersville Rec
Bring medications in current containers for disposal. Medications will be destroyed by law enforcement personnel. For further information, Contact RSVP at –256-571-7734.

  • 7th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run

When: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2016
Where: Lake Guntersville
Benefiting the mammography and cancer services at Marshall Medical Centers. For more info:

  • Valley Head 1st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

When: Oct. 29th; registration at 8 am, games begin at 9 am
Where: Valley Head
Teams are allowed 4 players per team at $20 per player. For complete rules and registration, contact Coach Cochran 256-601-7398 or 256-601-9529

  • Miss Turkey Trot Pageant

When: Oct. 29th  3 p.m.
Where: Collinsville School Auditorium
Winners for each age division will be recognized on stage at the Annual Turkey Trot Festival in Collinsville on Nov. 12th and will participate in the Christmas Parade. $25 early registration, $35 late (after Oct 21st) For more information: 256-524-3277

  • Breast Cancer Benefit

When: Oct. 29th, doors open at 5 pm
Where: VFW 8600 on Rainbow Drive in Gadsden
Auction, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, live music and more. Event from 7 pm until 12. All proceeds will go towards her care. For more information: 256-390-7619

  • Gadsden Service Guild Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th 
Where: Convention Hall – Gadsden
$1 door entry from 6 am – 11 am. $5 bag sale at 12 (noon) All proceeds will benefit the Etowah County non-profits and charities. 256-490-4324

  • Men’s Wild Game Feast

When: Nov. 5th @ 5:00 pm
Where: Cross Creek Community Church  (4825 US HWY 278 E) Hokes Bluff
Guest speaker will be Randy Howell, 2014 Bassmaster Champion. Randy will be sharing his testimony. There will be wild game samples, displays, door prizes, and a main meal. All men are invited.  256-492-6900

  • Harvest Festival

When: Nov. 5th, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: The River Church, 2000 Evangel Circle, Guntersville
Free Carnival Games & Inflatables, Food, Arts & Crafts Vendors. Great day for the entire family & community.

  • 3rd Annual Harvest Festival

When: Nov. 5th; 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Dogtown Fire Dept.
Fun and games for all ages. DeKalb County Fire Prevention Trailer will also be there.

  • Sardis Band Boosters Turkey Shoot

When: Nov. 5th & 12th; registration at 5 pm, shooting starts at 6 pm
Where: Sardis
The purpose of the shoot is to raise money for new band uniforms. Meat Shots, Money Shots, drinks & concessions available. For pricing and more information, call Chris at 256-506-4867

  • 2016 Veteran’s 5K “Run For Warriors” 

When: Saturday, Nov. 12th @ 8 am
Where: Guntersville Rec Center
For information or race application, contact Pennie Freeman. 256-571-9130 ext 205 or 256-302-4598

  • Family Fun Day

When: Nov. 19th; 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Chalakee Ranch 1059 Chalakee Road in Guntersville
Hosted by the Hope Springs Counseling. Honoring military, first responders and their families. Enjoy free food, games, horse activities, and live music. 256-725-3722 for more information

  • 6th Annual Merry Market

When: Nov. 19th; 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Tom Bevil Center in Rainsville
Free admission. 30 + vendors, door prizes, pictures with Santa

  • Lights of Love

When: Dec 13th; Hospitality Hour: 5:30 pm, tree lighting: 6:30 pm
Where: Hospice of Marshall County Community Room
For more information, 256-891-7724