Downtown Merchants Fallfest, Friday & Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Pumpkin Patch, train rides, outdoor market place, food trucks, more. Taylor Street to be closed to through traffic for festival.

Civitan Pumpkin Patch runs through Oct. 31. Corner lot on Gunter Avenue next to Rock House. Open 11 a.m. until 6:30 daily. Joint project of Lake City Civitans and Guntersville Ladies Civitans.

Christmas Coalition seeking sponsors for about 1,500 children. For info, visit www.christmascoalition.org or call the Marshall County Christmas Coalition office at 256-582-9998.

FOP Lodge Fish Fry, Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Lodge at 2201 Browns Valley Road. Catfish plates $12 each. Benefits charities including Shop with a Cop and local scholarships. For info, call 256-302-4351.

Fall Concert Series, Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30, Errol Allan Park, Gunter Ave., SouthKnot. Bring chair. Hosted by Mtn. Valley Arts Council.

Union Grove Masonic Lodge #320 turkey shoots every Saturday in October starting at 9 a.m. $5 per shot. Across Union Grove Road from Reed Construction.

Panquin Cemetery books available to purchase for $40 each. Contact Theresa McBride, 256-503-7011. Proceeds benefit the cemetery.

Guntersville Museum taking entries for Festival of Trees, to run mid-November through New Year's. For info or to reserve a spot, call Julie Patton at (256) 571-7597.

G'ville varsity football open Friday.

DAR football at New Hope Friday night.

Brindlee football hosts Asbury Friday night.

Quilt exhibit now underway at Mountain Valley Arts Council, 440 Gunter Avenue.

Pink Pumpkin Run going virtual this year. Swag bag for participants. Register at www.pinkpumpkinrun.com with early-bird pricing through Sept. 30. For more info, call 256.571.8026 or email andrea.oliver@mmcenters.com.

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