Area Events

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  • Bradford Health Services-Family Support

When: Each Tuesday, 5:30 pm
Where: Bradford Health Center
Meetings are open to the public and are free to anyone with a family member or loved one with a drug or alcohol dependency. 256-593-9152 for more information

  • 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 vub@gadsdenstate.edu.

  • 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

  • Lake Guntersville State Park “Eagle Awareness Weekends”

When: Starting Jan. 8th – Feb. 21st
Where: Lake Guntersville State Park
Features live bird demonstrations and programs with guest speakers.

  • Marshall County EMA Storm Spotter Class

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9th; 6 pm
Where: Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) located at 3550 Creek Path Road in Guntersville
The class is sponsored by EMA in conjunction with the Huntsville office of the National Weather Service, and the class will be presented by a National Weather Service Warning and Coordination Meteorologist. The class is free and open to the public.

  • Valentine’s Blood Drive

When: Wed. Feb. 10th; 10 am – 6 pm & Thur. Feb. 11th; 7 am – 4 pm
Where: Marshall Medical Center North, Classroom A in the Medical Plaza 3rd Floor
Door prizes and drawing prizes.

  • Hopeful Hearts Dinner

When: Thursday, Feb. 11th; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Hospice of Marshall County & Shepherd’s Cove
An evening of fun, food and fellowship. $6. RSVP 256-891-7724

  • Show Your Love Party & Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Feb 13th; doors open at 6 pm
Where: Guntersville Town Hall
Music By Lake City Jazz at 7 pm, $50 ticket through Jan 31st, then $65 each. Benefiting Marshall County Home Place. 256-582-2360

  • Repticon Birmingham Reptile &  Exotic Animal Show

When: Feb. 13th & 14th
Where: Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham
Adults $10, children $5. For more details, visit repticonevents@repticon.com

  • Johnny McCain Cancer Benefit

When: Saturday, Feb. 13th @ 10 am & Sunday, Feb. 14th @ 3:30 pm
Where: Marshall County Cowboy Church in Albertville
Calf roping will be held Saturday and barrel racing will be held Sunday. Donations are welcome.

  • Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Feb. 20th,  7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Sylvania High School Cafeteria
$20 per person for BBQ plate and 1 bingo card. All proceeds go to the Sylvania High School Athletic Club

  • Kiwanis Club of Gadsden Pancake Day

When: Feb. 20th; 6 am – 2 pm
Where: Gadsden’s Convention Hall
Pancakes, sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds will benefit children across the area.

  • YMCA Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance – Sunday, February 21st

When: Sunday, February 21st
Where: YMCA of Coosa Valley
YMCA’s 8th annual Father / Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Tickets on sale now at the YMCA. There is no limit on age for this event. Cost is $ 20.00 per ticket – Light table snacks provided. The proceeds from this event help support the YMCA’s Scholarship assistance program.

  • BBQ & Bingo Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Feb. 27th; 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Sylvania High School Gym
$20 person person, includes BBQ and Bingo Card. Additional cards will be $2 each or 3 for $5, night of the event. All proceeds go to support Sylvania High School Athletics.

  • Small Own, Big Hearts Fundraiser for Michael Chad Bagwell

When: Saturday, Feb. 27th; 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Crossville Saddle Club- Union Grove Road in Crossville
Raffle starts at 4:30 pm, auction starts at 5:30 pm

  • Hospice of Marshall County Race To Remember

When: March 5th; 9 am
Where: Albertville High School
Register by calling 256-891-7724

  • Hospice Volunteer Training

When: March 15th; 8 am – 5 pm
Where: HMC S C Community Room
To register or for information, 256-891-7724

  • Easter Bunny Appearance

When: March, 26th, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Hospice of Marshall County Thrift Shop in Guntersville

  • Alabama Farm & Poultry Expo- Spring Outdoor Show

When: April 8th & 9th, 2016
Where: Boaz Outlets
The EXPO features Farm & Poultry equipment, food court, RV’s,boats. ATV, arts & craft, rides & games and children’s play area. Entertainment both days. 256-593-8154 for more information.

  • Amateur Bbq Chicken Cook-off at the Alabama Farm & Poultry Expo

When: Saturday, April 9th
Where: Alabama Farm & Poultry Expo in Boaz
Prize money and ribbons given to winner. Applications are now available at the Boaz Chamber. For more information, 256-593-8154

  •  Chicken Eating Contest at the Alabama Farm & Poultry Expo

When: Saturday, April 9th
Where: Alabama Farm & Poultry Expo in Boaz
For applications or more information, contact the Boaz Chamber at 256-593-8154.

  • 68th Annual Boaz Chamber Banquet

When: Tuesday, April 19th, 6 pm
Where: Boaz Middle School
Entertainment will be provided by “Sweet Tea Trio.” The theme is “Denium & Pearls.” For more information or to purchase tickets, contact 256-593-8154.

  • 1st Annual Brewer Shooting Sports Sporting Clay Event 

When: May 6th, 2016
Where: Limestone Hunting Preserve in Ardmore, AL
Brewer Shooting Sports is an organization that is focused on promoting the participation of youth in firearm safety, shooting competition, wildlife conservation, and environmental preservation. If you would be interested in being a sponsor or fielding a 4-person team, contact Gary Linderman by email atgplinderman@morgank12.org or texting 256-303-2832; Nelda Coker by email atnlcoker@morgank12.org or texting 256-708-0834; or Wayne Mitchell by email atwayne@limestonehunting.com or texting 256-527-8881.