Thursday, Dec. 5
• Lighting of the Downtown Albertville Christmas Tree - 5:00 PM - Rotary Park
• Downtown Albertville Christmas Parade - Main Street Albertville - 5:30 PM
• Christmas on Main Street - Albertville First Baptist Church - immediately following the Christmas Parade.
• The Marshall County Democratic Club will recognize 46 members for their volunteerism in 2019 by the Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee at a Dec. 5 dinner at Catfish Cabin, 8524 US Highway 431, Albertville. The volunteers will receive a limited-edition commemorative pin. A buffet dinner of catfish fillets, chicken fingers, popcorn shrimp, baked potato, French fries and cole slaw with tea or coffee will be offered at 6 p.m. for $10.95. Advance reservations only by Wednesday, Nov. 27. Email your RSVP to email@example.com or call 256-558-1927.
Friday, Dec. 6
• Christmas Under the Stars in Boaz at Old Mill Park begins immediately after the annual Christmas parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The parade will follow the same route as last year. At the park, there will be a tree lighting ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, an ugly sweater contest and a tinsel trail, and Santa Claus will be stopping by.
• AARP Chapter 36, Marshall County, has changed the December meeting from Thursday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 6 due to members being on travel. They will meet at Catfish Cabin, Albertville, at 10 a.m. for monthly meeting and program. Local storyteller, Rosemary Adams, will provide the entertainment. A seafood/chicken buffet with all the trimmings will be served for $9 per person. All seniors are invited.
• The Snead State Music Department’s Winter Concert will be at 7 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium. The concert will feature the College Street Singers, Concert Choir, and student solo performances. It will include a mix of pop, jazz, traditional sacred and secular choral selections. A Christmas Carol Sing-Along for the audience will be included as well. Admission is free, and the public is invited.
Saturday, Dec. 7
• Sleigh Bell Run - Benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of North Alabama in Huntsville at 8 a.m.
• The annual Simmons Family Christmas Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Food Basket in Albertville. Friends and family are invited.
Sunday, Dec. 8
• Asbury/Martling Christmas Parade with grand marshal: Sheriff Phil Sims and his wife Shelby will begin at 2 p.m. and line up at 1 p.m. in front of Asbury Fire Department. Prize for 1st place $100, 2nd place $50. Chili served after parade, arts and crafts, and pictures with Santa. Any questions contact: Lisa Landers 256-298-4114, Tracey Wigley 256-572-3649 or Asbury Water Board 256-878-9158.
• Guntersville First United Methodist Church’s Harpist Abigail Workman leading in worship, 8:30 and 11:00 AM Traditions services in the sanctuary
Monday, Dec. 9
• The Marshall County Personnel Board will hold a public hearing in the Commission Chambers on the third floor of the Marshall County Courthouse at 4:45 p.m. to discuss proposed changes to Section 12.9 – Special Pay Provisions in the Marshall County Employee Handbook. The proposed Policy may be reviewed in the Personnel Board’s office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
• Lights of Love - Shepherd's Cove Hospice 4-6 p.m.
• The Snead State Community Choir will present “An Alabama Gospel Christmas” at 7 p.m. in the Bevill Center Auditorium. Featured songs will celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial by the inclusion of several genres of gospel music that have been part of the State’s history. Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, and Sacred Harp selections spotlight the sharp-note singing traditions of Alabama. The Sharps gospel quartet will be appearing as guest artists in the program. It will feature repertoire by Alabama composers, including the Alabama state song. An orchestra that will include bluegrass instrumentation will accompany the choir. Admission is free, and the public is invited.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
• Volunteers are needed to help other people with their tax returns as part of the free tax preparation and electronic filing program sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Internal Revenue Service and United Way. New Volunteer training will be December 11 at 9am at the RSVP new building. All tax volunteers who are comfortable working with numbers, will be trained to prepare basic tax returns during the six-day free tax school the first two weeks in January 2020. Then volunteers, working in teams, will give a few hours each week during the tax season from late January to mid-April providing free tax preparation for taxpayers who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers work in public locations across the county near their homes in Marshall and Jackson counties. The tax program particularly wants to serve those with special needs such as low income and older taxpayers, non-English speaking persons and those with disabilities. Persons interested in participating in the income tax program should contact RSVP as soon as possible. For more information and to volunteer as a tax assistor call RSVP, 256-571-7734. Plan to attend the Dec. 11 training and the tax training in January. We will be closed from Nov. 22 to Dec. 6 to move from our current location to your new building. Please call prior to Nov. 22.
Thursday, Dec. 12
• Winter Growth Session #1 - Importance of Budgeting for Small Businesses noon at Hammer's Hall - Sponsored by Local Joe's
Friday, Dec. 13
• Downtown Albertville Christmas Open House - 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14
• Downtown Albertville Christmas Open House 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15
• Janet Paschal, member of the Gospel Hall of Fame and frequent guest on the Gaither Homecoming Tour, will be performing a Christmas Concert at Rainsville First Baptist Church, located at 223 Church Ave. in Rainsville at 6 p.m. Janet Paschal has more than twenty recordings to her credit, been nominated for numerous Grammys and Dove Awards, a survivor of breast cancer, author of two books and frequent speaker at women’s conferences. There is no charge and no love offering will be received. The church is. For more information, visit rainsvillefirst.com or call 256-638-3141. Pastor David O. Cofield invites everyone to attend.
• Guntersville First United Methodist Church’s “CAKE,” a children’s musical, 9:45 AM in the worship center on Blount Avenue
Sunday, Dec. 22
• Brashers Chapel Church in Albertville presents Messiah Heaven’s Glory at 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7
• Marshall County Republican Club Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville, Alabama. Our guest speakers will be Rep. Bradley Byrne, candidate for US Senate seat and Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, candidate for U.S. Senate seat.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
• Marshall County Republican Club Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville, Alabama. Our guest speakers will be Tommy Tuberville, candidate for US Senate seat.
Sunday, Jan. 19-25, 2020
• AARP Chapter 36, Marshall County, is sponsoring a trip to Miami and Key West, Florida January 19-25, 2020. Cost of this trip is $719 per person double occupancy and includes the following: motorcoach transportation; six nights lodging including four consecutive nights in the Miami area; nine meals (six breakfasts and three dinners); admission to a cruise by Celebrity Homes on Biscayne Bay; admission to Coral Castle; admission to Fairchild Tropical Gardens; a visit to island city of Kay West and much more. If you are interested in this trip, call Martha Millican at 256-677-1541.
• RSVP is moving. After 47 years of being in the heart of downtown Guntersville, the office will be moving just across the river bridge next to the county park, located at 19272 US Hwy 431, in Guntersville. The office will be closed from Friday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 5. Contact RSVP by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, during this time but operations and correspondence soon. For more information, call 256-571-7734 or fax 256-571-7775. RSVP looks forward to welcoming to its new home after the first of the year.
• Every Wednesday, Rock Springs Baptist Church, located at 97 Rock Springs Rd. in Albertville invites ages 0-12th grade for its weekly AWANA program from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Dinner is provided. There is also adult Bible study.
• Every Wednesday, North Broad Street Church of Christ’s Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. in Albertville.
• Every Saturday, North Broad Street Church of Christ’s Veterans Meetings in Albertville every third Saturday of the month, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall. All military and all veterans are invited. Visit online at www.northbroad.church for more information.
• Every Sunday, North Broad Street Church of Christ’s Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Albertville.
• The Medicare Open Enrollment will be here soon, Oct.15 through Dec. 7, for Medicare beneficiaries. Mark your calendars to visit the Marshall County Council on Aging for help with 2020 Part D drug plans. Call 256-571-7805 to make your appointment. Due to the high volume of need during this open enrollment, clients will be seen by appointment only.
• CAJA of Marshall County is currently accepting applications for volunteers to join its fall training class. CAJA is looking for caring adults to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. Must be over 21, able to pass background checks, and have good spoken and written communication skills. Apply online at cajaofmarshall.org by Aug. 31 to be considered for the fall training class.
• Come enjoy fellowship with other seniors, games and a nutritious meal each week at the Douglas Senior Center, located at 335 Stadium Circle in Douglas, across from the high school. The center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The center has exercise equipment, quilting, pool table, sewing machines and a computer. Bus transportation is available. If you’re 60 and older, visit the center. For more information call, 246-840-1440.
• The DAV, Frank L. Bradford Chapter 18 of the Marshall County meets on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 1101 Sunset Drive, Guntersville.
• The InsideOut Ostomy Support Group meets the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Cancer Care Center. The support group will focus on ostomy education, covering topics including skincare and supplies. For more information about InsideOut, call the Cancer Care Center at 256-894-6750.
• The Marshall County Guardianship Program or GAP is a United Way Community Partner serving disabled and aging adults in our community who have no one willing or able to help them make important decisions. Call 256-388-9851 to learn more about this program.
• The Golden Agers Group of the North Broad Street Church of Christ in Albertville meet each Tuesday at 10 a.m. for Bible Study and Fellowship in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Brother Tom Scott is the teacher.
• RSVP will be offering these opportunities this February: Genealogy Open Lab - Fridays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-on-1 Computer Help for $5 per session. Bring a flash drive to all computer classes. Please come by the RSVP office to sign up, and for more information, call 256-571-7734.
• The Marshall County Caregiver Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. at the Guntersville First United Methodist Church, 609 Blount Ave. The group is for those caring for loved ones with dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
• Lakeside Quilters Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Church of the Epiphany on Sunset Dr. in Guntersville at 9 a.m. The club sometimes has demonstrations of new techniques in quilting and related subjects. Anyone is welcome to come join us and have fun.
• RSVP Chorus meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. - New members welcome! Come join the fun and fellowship, no auditions. Need tenors, basses, sopranos and altos. To register you must come to RSVP and pay, or mail fees to 1805 Gunter Ave, Guntersville, AL 35976, before added to the class roster. For more information call RSVP, 256-571-7734.
• RSVP Ukesters - Want to learn the Ukulele or want to play with a uke group? RSVP Ukesters would like for you to join them Thursday afternoons at 1:00pm. For more information call RSVP, 256-571-7734.
• Diabetic? Ask your doctor to refer you to Marshall Medical Centers’ free Diabetes Management classes. Held monthly, classes are led by a nurse and a registered dietician. They provide information on the medical side of the disease. Classes are held in the third-floor classroom in the Medical Plaza next door to Marshall North. For more information, call 256-571-8052.
• Are you new to Medicare? Marshall County Council on Aging offers the help you need. Our counselors can answer your questions about Medigap and prescription Part D insurance and help you understand your Medicare benefits. You may be eligible for other benefits and helpful programs in your area. Call 256-571-7805 for an appointment.
• Highpoint Homemakers is seeking new members for food, fellowship, education and community service. We support many local organizations such as Cancer Center, Shepherd’s Cove and Second Chance Animal Shelter. We are associated with Alabama Homemaker’s and Community Leaders as well as the Country Women’s Council USA (CWC) which is a coordinating council composed of Associated Women of the World (ACWW). This organization promotes international understanding through projects to combat poverty, educate, preservation of health, etc. These projects include Pennies for Friendship and Letter Friends through specialized agencies in the United States. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday of each month at Douglas Senior Center. Each month we have lunch and educational programs as well as a great time. For more information please contact Susan Beck at 256-572-1803 or Genell Cobb at 256-279-3933.
• The Marshall County Caregiver Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. at Guntersville First United Methodist Church, 609 Blount Ave. The group is for those caring for loved ones with dementia, Alzheimer or Parkinson’s disease.