SUNDAY | 1.14
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2760: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., karaoke; bring CDs or use computer; $4; all-you-can-eat buffet, $5; Beverly Keel, 256-549-7195
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8600: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., karaoke, families welcome; $5
Northeast Alabama Orchid Society: 2 p.m., auditorium, Anniston Museum of Natural History
MONDAY | 1.15
Attalla Lodge No. 383, Free and Accepted Masons: 9 a.m., practice
Dwight Masonic Lodge No. 550: 7 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 58: 6 p.m., East Gadsden United Methodist Church; Scoutmaster Rudy Borgersrode, 256-547-8008
Hokes Bluff Boy Scout Troop 82: 7 p.m., Scout cabin; 256-492-3535
Duplicate Bridge: 11 a.m., Downtown Civic Center; newcomers welcome; partners available; Jimmy, 256-515-7166
Southside Band Boosters: 6:30 p.m.; executive board, 6 p.m.
Rainbow City Lions Club: 6:30 p.m., Rainbow City Community Center
Order of the Eastern Star: Queen City Chapter No. 135, 7 p.m., Gadsden Masonic Temple
Etowah County Republican Women: 11:30 a.m., meal; noon, program, Western Sizzlin, Alabama Highway 77, Rainbow City; Michelle Thomason, presiding district judge, Baldwin County; candidate, Court of Civil Appeals
TUESDAY | 1.16
Attalla Lodge No. 383, Free and Accepted Masons: 5:30 p.m., practice, followed by regular communication
Gadsden-Rainbow City Coin Club: 6:30 p.m., Rainbow City Municipal Building
Coosa Valley Model Railroad Club: 6 p.m., upstairs, Hardin Center
Noccalula Knife Collectors Club: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Kiwanis Pavilion; buy, sell or trade; Rickie Nabors, 256-490-2690
Bingo: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Downtown Civic Center; free; 256-549-4740
Etowah Historical Society Tuesday Coffee Club: 10 a.m. to noon; open roundtable on historical topics; ask local historical experts; bring an object for show and tell; 256-886-6911 or EtowahHistory@gmail.com
Etowah County Law Enforcement Memorial Committee: 6:30 p.m., 128 S. Eighth St.; 256-547-1117
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10408: 6 p.m., George Wallace Senior Center, Glencoe
Whorton Dykes Post 2760: 7 p.m.; 233 N. Third St.
Ohatchee Masonic Lodge No. 380: 7 p.m.
Hokes Bluff Masonic Lodge No. 470: 7 p.m., regular meeting
Cedar Bend Lodge No. 583, Free and Accepted Masons: 7 p.m., regular communication
Gadsden Lions Club: Noon, Downtown Civic Center; Tyler Barnes Jr., 256-390-0957
WEDNESDAY | 1.17
Gadsden Kiwanis Club: Noon, second floor, Gadsden Museum of Art, 515 Broad St.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2760: 6 p.m., karaoke
Northeast Etowah Senior Citizens: 10:30 a.m., community center
Southside Seniors: 10 a.m., Southside Community Center, covered dish
THURSDAY | 1.18
Boy Scout Troop 4080: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Attalla
Greater Gadsden Speakers: Toastmasters Club; 6 p.m., University of Alabama, Gadsden Center; Charles Upton, 256-390-0790, or Michelle Williams, at 256-622-0530; www.toastmasters.org
Rotary Club of Gadsden: Noon to 1 p.m., Gadsden Country Club; Stephanie Buckner, 256-456-0018
City of Champions Toastmasters: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joe Ford Center, Room 202, Gadsden State Community College, 405 Cardinal Drive; Facebook at City of Champions Toastmasters; http://www.toastmasters.org/; Isha Bothwell, 256-553-0696, club president
Communication Workers of America: 11 a.m., Western Sizzlin, Rainbow City
Square Dance Classes: The Gadsden Twirlers invite anyone interested in learning to square dance to their open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Civic Center, 623 Broad St., Gadsden. These free classes will introduce new dancers to the fun and fellowship club members have enjoyed for years, with weekly classes continuing on Thursdays, for $20 per month. Caller Ronnie Purser would especially like to welcome everyone to the “Friendship Set To Music” known as square dancing. He can be contacted at 205-467-7907.
FRIDAY | 1.19
Whorton Dykes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2760: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. dance; featured band, Rock N Country featuring Tim Johnson, Hank Casey, Alan Williams, Kim Nichols, Don McMurray and Beverly Keel; $6; 256-549-7195 or 256-546-5072
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8600: Corn Hole, beer pong and other games; 6 p.m.
SATURDAY | 1.20
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8600, 817 Rainbow Drive: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., dance, Outlaw Band; $6; 256-546-2440
Walnut Grove Volunteer Fire Department: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., all-you-can-eat breakfast, $6
Republican Breakfast Club of Etowah County: 8 a.m., Western Sizzlin; 256-547-3696
Marine Corps League: 10 a.m. to noon, Elliott Community Center, 2829 W. Meighan Blvd.; Lynn McCary, 256-538-2216
Ballroom Dance Classes: Northeast Alabama Ballroom Dance Society has its next dance Jan. 20 at the Rainbow City Community Center & Library. Beginner-friendly dance lessons are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $10 per person. The dance is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Those who take lessons can stay and dance for $2. George Winter provides music, and the dress code is dressy, sport coat & tie for the gentlemen and something dressy for the ladies. Any questions, call Ginger, 256-490-5805.
RSVP of Etowah & Cherokee County: Volunteers needed to help with free income tax preparation service. Provided with help from the IRS, volunteers are needed to prepare tax returns for elderly and low-income taxpayers. No experience needed, other than being computer-literate and being able to work at least one day per week from mid-January through mid-April. Call RSVP, 256-549-8147, or email email@example.com to register or for more details.
Etowah Historical Society: Volunteers needed for several projects, library scanning, filing, etc.; 256-886-6911 or EtowahHistory@gmail.com
Family Success Center: Adult volunteers needed to follow a special curriculum working at information booths at community events or leading programs in the schools working with kindergartners to high schoolers; Deana Thacker, 256-547-6888.
Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity: Construction volunteers needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays; must be 16 or older to work on an active building site; firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-543-1898.
Gentiva Hospice: Patient companion and administrative volunteers needed; Jeri Timm, 256-442-3208, or Jeri.Timm@gentiva.com.
Hospice Compassus: Volunteers needed for in-office and in-home patient and caregiver support; Amy, volunteer coordinator, 256-782-3560 MANNA: Drivers needed to deliver meals once a week to elderly, disabled and homebound individuals in the Gadsden-Etowah County area; 256-543-5876.
SouthernCare: Volunteers 18 and older needed to provide companionship to those living with life-limiting conditions in Northeast Alabama; Heather Attaway, 256-546-5566 or email@example.com.