THE 4TH ANNUAL BLUE LIGHT VIGIL - HONOR THE FALLEN on Saturday, May 15, 7pm. Come out and show support for all the fallen police officers of 2019-2020. This event will have guest speakers such as Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and fellow law enforcement officers. After the guest speakers, all Law …

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COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

THE 4TH ANNUAL BLUE LIGHT VIGIL - HONOR THE FALLEN on Saturday, May 15, 7pm. Come out and show support for all the fallen police officers of 2019-2020. This event will have guest speakers such as Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and fellow law enforcement officers. After the guest speakers, all Law …

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TUSCUMBIA - The Ritz Theatre is kicking off its 2021 season with an outdoor production of Split in Three. The play will be performed on The Commons in front of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Shows will be at 2pm on May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23. The May 16 performance will be followed…

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FLORENCE – Arts Alive, downtown Florence’s visual arts festival is taking place in Wilson Park and at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts on the weekend of May 15 and 16.  The festival will be open on Saturday from 9 am-5 pm, and on Sunday from 10am-5pm. Approximately 80 artists, working in…

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

A CEMETERY PRESERVATION AND GRAVE STONE CLEANING WORKSHOP takes place at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church,  415 St. Paul Circle (off Cook Lane), Tuscumbia, on Saturday, May 8, 9am-noon.  Cait Monroe,  Huntsville public historian, will conduct the workshop with hands-on opportunities in the…

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SHOALS – The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama has teamed up with Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments, Alabama Securities Commission and Alabama Senior Medicare Patrol to present Scam-Proof Your Life. 

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

THE ATTENTION HOMES OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA and the Colbert County Juvenile Probation Office are hosting a yard sale beginning at 8am on Saturday, May 1 in the parking lot beside the new Colbert County Juvenile Probation office, at 201 North Water Street in Tuscumbia. 

FLORENCE – The 12th Annual Coats Farm Benefit Trail Ride & Auction takes place April 30 and May 1 at Coats Farm, 1458 County Road 298, north of Florence.  The Yard Sale will begin Friday, April 30 at 8am in The Barn.  Trail Ride begins Saturday, May 1 at 9am.

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LEIGHTON — The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of “Recall LaGrange” in 2020,  but the popular event is back at the old LaGrange College site May 1 with a full slate of events.  This will include the re-enactment of a raid by revenue agents on a local moonshine still.

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ATTEND “Prophecies of Hope” Bible study exploring Daniel, Revelation and more! In person or watch online, free study guides. Register at AttendSeminar.Live/Florence or call 256-263-0720. 

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MUSCLE SHOALS – The 30th Annual Florence Exchange Club Food Run takes place Saturday, April 24 at the Foodland Plus Store in Muscle Shoals at 3413 Woodward Avenue. 

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TUSCUMBIA - The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibition, Light & Air, through May 21 featuring artists who paint in the plein air style. 

COMMUNITY NOTES may be submitted for non-profit, civic or church-related events and published free of charge AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Courier Journal.  Community Notes must be submitted in writing by 3pm Friday for consideration in the following week’s issue.  

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS are free and available for adults in NW Alabama.

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HILLSBORO – A favorite event returns this spring, modified for social distancing. Miss Annie’s Heirloom Plant Sale, an annual fundraiser for Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, will be a drive-thru event this year.  You may place an order over the phone and arrange a date and time for…

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TUSCUMBIA – Opening season for Heinie Manush Field in Tuscumbia is celebrated on Saturday, April 17 with two old style baseball games beginning at noon and a host of other events all day.