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Posted on: December 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Parks and Recreation Department: December

Parks and Recreation Department 

Mistletoe Market at 5Th Street Market.

Dec. 7th – 9th Fri. 3:00pm – 7:00 pm. Sat. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Sun. Noon – 5:00pm

Shop with local vendors, arts, crafts, baked goods, woodwork as well as food vendors and much more. 

First Friday at Historic Gadsden on Broad St

Dec. 7th 5:00pm. This is a free event.

Downtown Gadsden Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall.

Dec. 7th 4:30pm – 6pm

This is a free event. Preforming will be Gadsden State Show Band. Santa Claus along with Mayor Guyton will light the tree at 5:30pm. Coosa River Boat Parade will pass by shortly after the tree lighting.

Noccalula Falls Park & Campground: 1500 Noccalula Rd 256-543-4663 


Christmas at the Falls

Nightly 5pm – 9pm until December 30th except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is $6.00 per person ages 4 years old and older. Tickets go on sale at 4:00 pm or online at

Christmas at the Falls Mini Events. These take place inside of the event on certain nights at no extra cost.

Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th Reading Around the Christmas Tree. Story times are 5:30pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm. Come enjoy Christmas stories each Thursday night. Readings will be done by Gadsden Public Library.

Dec. 8th Come feel the force at Noccalula Falls for ONE night only. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars Character for a night of fun. 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Dec. 28th Paws on the Falls. A pet friendly night at Christmas on the Falls. Pets are welcome on a leash but not in the animal habitat area.

Athletics: 1500 West Meighan Blvd. 256-549-4724


Youth Basketball:

Age groups starting at 6U – 18U. Basketball games start Dec. 15th thru March 2019. Games are played at various Community Centers in our area.


Banks Park: 2805 S 11th Street 256-546-3360

WHAT: Senior Bingo (55 and up)

WHEN: Every Thursday

TIME: 11:30am – 2:00pm

COST: Free

Carver Community Center: 1030 Tuscaloosa Ave. 256-549-4668

WHAT: Adult Basketball Free Play

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 2:30pm – 6:45pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Open Gym – Basketball Free Play

WHEN: Every Saturday

TIME:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

COST: Free

East Gadsden Community Center: 256-549-4673 

WHAT: Senior Bingo

WHEN: Monday

TIME: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

COST: Free

WHAT:  Senior Dance Class

WHEN: Mon. Wed. Fri                                            

TIME: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

COST: Free

WHAT: Quilting Class

WHEN: Mon. Wed.

TIME: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

COST: Free

WHAT: Youth Dance Class

WHEN: Tues. Thurs.

TIME: 5:00pm-7:00 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Game Room & Cards

WHEN: Mon. – Fri

TIME: 1:00pm- 7:00pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Bible Study

WHEN: Thurs.

TIME: 11: 00am – 12:30 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Full Court Basketball

WHEN: Mon. Tuesday

TIME: 10:30 am – 3:00pm

COST: Free

Elliott Community Center: 2829 W Meighan Blvd 256-549-4674

WHAT: Coffee Club Meeting

WHEN: Every Mon

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Historical Society

WHEN: Open every Mon.

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Board Games

WHEN: Tues.

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00pm

COST: Free

Mitchell Community Center: 1503 Noccalula Rd 256-546-4739 

WHAT: Full Court Basketball

WHEN: Every Mon.

TIME: 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

COST: Free

Raymond Hill Community Center: 1231 Alcott Rd 256-549-4736

WHAT: Open Gym

WHEN: Mondays

TIME: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: Free

Thompson Community Center 236 Goldenrod Ave. 256-549-4738

WHAT: Open Gym

WHEN: Thurs.

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Decorating Activities

WHEN: Thurs.

TIME: 5:30pm- 8:00 pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Foosball / Pool

WHEN: Thurs.

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: Free

Walnut Park Community Center: 3200 Walnut St. 256-549-4685

WHAT: Bingo & Cards

WHEN: Wed.

TIME: 8:00am – 11:00am

COST: Free

WHAT: Full Court Basketball

WHEN: Mon. Tues.

TIME: 5:00pm-8:00pm

COST: Free

WHAT: Adult Exercise

WHEN: Mon. Wed. Fri.

TIME: Mon 9-10:30am Wed. 8-9:30am Fri. 9-10:30

COST: Free

WHAT: Table Tennis

WHEN: Thurs.

TIME: 5:00pm-7:00 pm

COST: Free


Therapeutic Program

This program utilizes recreation and other activity-based events interventions to address the assessed needs of illnesses or disabling conditions.

WHAT: Activities (Pool, Ping Pong Etc.)

WHEN: Mon.

WHERE: Elliott Community Center

COST: Free

In session now. This activity continues year-round.

WHAT: Bowling (Paradise Lanes)

WHEN: Wed.

TIME: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

COST $1.00 per game

Senior Programs:

Program based activities for active adults ages 50 years old and above.

WHAT: Bingo

WHEN: Thurs.

WHERE: Elliott Community Center

TIME: 10:00am

COST: Free


WHAT: Senior Dance 

WHEN: Every Friday

WHERE: Downtown Civic Center - Auditorium

TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

COST: $5.00 Live Band

WHAT: Exercise

WHEN:  Every Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri

WHERE: Downtown Civic Center – Alaco Room

TIME: 9:00 am

COST: Free

WHAT: Adult Line Dance

WHEN: Every Mon.

WHERE: Downtown Civic Center - Auditorium

TIME:  4 pm – 6 pm

COST:  Free

WHAT: Walking at Gadsden Mall

WHEN: Every Mon. Wed. and Fri.

WHERE: Gadsden Mall

TIME: 10:00am

COST: Free

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