Area Events

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  • The Art of Andy Warhol Exhibit 

When: Saturday, August 15th – November 15th
Where: The Hardin Center in Gadsden
Exhibit includes 6 original screen prints from Andy Warhol and allows attendees a chance to design an original image and produce a silk screen print. Admission is $8.

  • Community Coat Drive

When: Sept. 1 st – Nov. 1st
Where: Crestwood Funeral Home, Cemetery & Mausoleum
Donations will be accepted Mon- Fri 9 am – 5 pm. Clean, gently used coats and jackets. For more information, 256-492-5544.

  • Etowah County Fishing For A Cure Tournament

When: Saturday, Sept. 5th
Where: Coosa Landing in Gadsden.
Proceeds will benefit the Etowah County Cancer Foundations. $150 per boat with cash and prizes for the winners. For more information, 256-492-4040

  • American Red Cross Labor Day Weekend Blood Drive

When: Sunday, Sept. 6th & Monday, Sept. 7th; 1 pm – 7 pm
Where: Gadsden Mall inside Premiere Cinemas
Every blood donor receives a free movie ticket.

  • 2nd Annual Noccalula Falls Powwow

When: Saturday, Sept. 5th & 6th; 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Gadsden, Noccalula Falls
Presented by the Turtle Island Native American Association. Admission $5 adults, 6 -14 $2. Seating provided, craft vendors, demonstrators and concessions. 256-293-6464 for more information.

  • 29th Annual Mule Day

When: Monday, Sept. 7th; parade starts at 9:45 am
Where: Ider Town Park
Live music, antique engines, tractors, a mule pull and much more. Free Admission

  • Etowah County Council on Aging Fall Festival

When: Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Carnes Senior Nutrition Center
For more information, 256-543-3616

  • Rememberance of 9/11

When: Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 10 am
Where: Boaz Fire Hall

  • Rememberance of 9/11

When:  Thursday, Sept. 10th, 10 am
Where: Albertville Fire Hall

  • Women’s Self Defense Class

When: Saturday, Sept. 12th, 8:30 am
Where: Albertville High School
For more information, 256-891-8273

  • Beth Moore Simulcast

When: Sunday, Sept. 13th, 9:15 am – 4:15 pm
Where: Southside United Methodist Church
Tickets are $15.00, includes lunch, and can be purchased online at www.southsideumc.net or call 256-442-7080.  Located 2438 Cedar Bend Rd N., Southside, AL 35907

  • The Taste of Sand Mountain

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15th; 5 – 8 pm
Where: Boaz Outlet Centers
Tickets are $10 with over 30 restaurants. Portion of the proceeds will go to the Julia Street UMC Food Bank. 256-593-8154 for more information

  • Day of Caring

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15th
Where: County Wide
1st Baptist Church Albertville kick off breakfast 7:30 am. Adopt a project by calling 256-582-4700

  • King Kat Tournament

When: Sunday, Sept. 19th
Where: Bucky Howe Park
The largest and oldest competitive catfishing organization in America will bring a one-day catfish tournament. It is a qualifying tournament with all teams qualifying for the 2015 Eastern Championship. The tournament travels to 20 states a year. Free for all youth through age 12. www.kingkatusa.com.

  • Blessings in a Backpack Festival

When: Saturday, September 19th , 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Connect Church 4525 Wyeth Dr. Guntersville
Cost: $10 wristband gets you access to Bungee Jumpers, Water Walkers, Rock Wall, Morph, Dunk Tank, Photo Booth, Balloons, Face painting, and more. 100% of the profits will go directly to the children in the Guntersville Blessings in a Backpack program. For more info, email Rosalinda Ashbaugh @ craazy4dmb@gmail.com or donations can be sent to 502 Blount Ave. Guntersville, Al. 35976

  • Boaz VS Albertville Blood Drive

When: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd
Where: Boaz Library, Mastin Conference Center
All donors will receive a gift from Lifesouth.

  • Grant’s 10th Annual Mile-Plus Yardsale

When: Saturday, Sept. 26th, 6 am
Where: Grant
Reserve your spot for $20, sponsored by the Grant Chamber of Commerce. 256-728-8800

  • Guest Speaker: Vanessa Crosson

When: Saturday, Sept. 26th, 10 am – noon
Where: Crossville First Baptist Church
“Among the Myrtle Trees” is the story of her journey back to God. It’s a story of her ending a time of running from God, even though she would later realize that all of her running was done while she was still in the palm of God’s hand. Vanessa is a registered nurse with experience