Area Events

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  • Marshall County Christmas Coalition Sign-Ups

When: Tuesday, Sept. 6th – Thursday, Sept. 9th
Where: Online
Full sign up details: www.christmascoalition.org or 256-582-9998
You may apply at the following locations:
Albertville First United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m; Arab Rec Center 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Boaz Rec Center        9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Guntersville Rec Center 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Evening Sign-up on TUESDAY & THURSDAY from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at each location.

YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOU:

  1. Name, photo identification, address, birth date, phone number, alternate phone number, and proof of Marshall County residency (copy of electric bill, water bill, car tag receipt, tax return) IN THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT, who must be a parent or legal guardian.
  2. Name of school, clothing sizes, shoe size, and a few reasonable non-clothing gift requests for each child.
  3. Name and phone number of daycare for children attending daycare.
  4. School name, school phone number, and student ID number for children being home schooled.
  5. A list of EVERY person who lives in your household.
  6. If you are not the parent but are the legal guardian, you must bring proof of guardianship or custody documents
    7.Proof of ONE the following (IN THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT): Copy of 2015 Tax Return, SSI Letter- if another adult living in the household is working, we must also have their proof of income, Current Legal Paycheck Stub- everyone that is working in the household and July and August Bank Statements

                YOU MUST SPEAK ENGLISH OR BRING YOUR OWN INTERPRETER.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Taste of Sand Mountain

When: August 30th; 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: VFW Pavillion in Boaz
Tickets are $10. Parking inside the fairgrounds. (Handicap parking available) Food samples and live entertainment. For more information: 256-593-8154

  • Bluegrass Benefit

When: Friday, Sept. 9th; gates open at 5:30, show at 6:30 pm
Where: Camp ToknowHim C.R. Pisgah
Entertainment by: The Clay Band & Stacy Grubb. Tickets are $10, 12 and under are free. Bluegrass benefit to help an Alabama Poice officer raise the funds needed to adopt his special needs girls from Vietnam.

  • Kickin It For Kids Benefit

When: Saturday, Sept. 10th; 9 am – 3 pm
Where: DeKalb County Fairgrounds
Bike Show Entry $10 per bike, door prizes, food and vendors available. Auction and concert 12 pm – 3 pm. Benefitting the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northeast Alabama. 205-441-2216 for more information.

  • 59th Annual Marshall County Fair

When: Sept. 13th – 17th
Where: VFW Fairgrounds in Boaz
Gates Open: Tuesday, Sept 13th @ 4 pm; Wed. Sept. 14th – Sat. Sept 17th @ 5 pm. Fair Admission:$4. 5 years or younger, FREE. Armbands: Tuesday & Wednesday- $15, Thursday – Saturday – $20. 256-593-9470 for more details

  • Glow Run 5K

When: Friday, Sept. 16th; registration begins at 7 pm
Where: Jacksonville State University
Registration is $20 for the 5K or $10 for the one mile walk. There will be glow in the dark paint, inflatables, DJ, light shows and a raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Autism Speaks of Alabama. Link to register:http://www.kintera.org/FAF/home/default.asp?ievent=1160680  or  email AXID5K@gmail.com

  • Saturday Serve Day

When: Sept. 17th
Where: TBA
For more information: www.albertville.us

  • Three Arts Boom Days 5K Run

When: Saturday, Sept. 17th; 6:45 am – 7:45 am; race starts at 8
Where: Fort Payne
Participants can register at raceonline.com or for more information, 256-996-6441

  • Luchadore Wrestling

When: Oct. 1st; 4 pm
Where: Graham Park in Albertville
More information: www.albertville.us

  • Boaz Harvest Festival

When: Friday, Oct. 7th & Saturday, August 8th
Where: Downtown Boaz
Vendors, arts, crafts, entertainment by Sweet Tea and more. Food court, children’s play area with rides and games, Antique classic car show, Miss Harvest Festival Pageant, The Harvest Moon Midnight Run, Moon Pie and RC Cola Contest. 256-593-8154 for more information

  • Albertville City Schools “Health & Safety Expo”

When: Tuesday, Oct. 11th; 5 pm -7:30 pm
Where: Albertville Primary/Albertville Elementary School Lunchroom
Free admission.

  • 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: pinkpumpkinrun.org