MUSCLE SHOALS – In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top-of-mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country and over 30 in Alabama in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection.

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MONTGOMERY - Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year during the first week of October, (October 6-12) participants a…

MUSCLE SHOALS – In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top-of-mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country and over 30 in Alabama in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection.

SUSAN BENTLEY WHNP-BC, DSC AND OPTIONS WELLNESS CENTER along with the Shoals Community and the American Cancer Society cordially invite you to help honor the Survivors of Female Cancers at A Pink Tea event on Sunday,October 6 • 2pm at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 408 East Alabama S…

FLORENCE – It’s time for October First Fridays! Come enjoy Fall festivities at First Fridays Florence with our crowd favorite: Pumpkin Drop! Attendees will enjoy our maker’s market vendor booths, downtown restaurants, and live music on October 4 from 5–8pm in historic downtown Florence.

FLORENCE – Allegory Arts and Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is pleased to present Skin and Ink: The Art of Tattoo from September 26 - October 14. A gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at 6pm.

THE MONTE SANO ART FESTIVAL produced by Arts Huntsville is returning to Huntsville on September 21 and 22 and will feature over 150 artists from 12 states. The festival will be open to the public from 9am-5pm on Saturday September 21 and 9 am-4pm on Sunday, September 22.

TUSCUMBIA – Art & Tradition at Spruce Pine Pottery will be exhibited September 22 – November 1 at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, located at 511 N. Water St. in Tuscumbia. The exhibition represents the many potteries once found throughout Alabama. Thanks to Alabama pottery collector,…

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FLORENCE – FloBama in downtown Florence will present “An Evening with Eric Gales” on Wednesday, September 25 beginning at 7pm. Special guests for the night will be Abstract Theory and Rob Aldridge/Rob Malone.

FLORENCE – One of several special events related to this weekend’s 19th Annual Return to Coldwater Festival in Tuscumbia that are taking place this Thursday, September 12 is happening at the Florence Indian Mound Museum.

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FLORENCE - Chloe’s Fund has been very busy this year supplying funds for emergency medical services to both cats and dogs helping Florence Lauderdale Animal Services (FLAS). Money is getting low again and it’s time for a fundraiser - our inaugural Hot Diggity Dog Wash on Saturday, September …

IT’S FISH FRY & BINGO, on Friday, September 6 from 4-7pm at The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence. Pre buy your tickets now from any participant. Dine in or take out $12. 256-760-6642.

FLORENCE – Archaeological stewardship is a historic preservation movement that is focused on the protection of archaeological sites for future generations. Historic buildings are threatened with removal, alteration, and neglect. Archaeological sites face a different set of risks from environ…

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FLORENCE – Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will host hip-hop sensation, GMANE Thursday, September 5 from 6-7pm.

THE LABOR DAY CHICKEN STEW AT ZIP CITY Community Center, takes place on Monday, September 2 from 8am-until. $22 per gallon; $12 per half gallon; $6 per quart. Please bring your own container.

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FLORENCE - US veteran and writer, Matt Osborne, will present a series of lectures on military history at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. These lectures will be on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm beginning September 3 and concluding December 3.

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COLBERT COUNTY – Two of the oldest Labor Day celebrations in the nation will help usher in September in the Shoals.

NORTH ALABAMA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME invites everyone to attend its 5th Annual “Ride to the Home” on Saturday, August 24, from 11am-2pm at the Children’s Home. There will be two silent auctions of gift cards, tools, seeds, and other items from 12-12:25pm and 12:30-12:55pm. The free meal w…

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FLORENCE – Archaeological stewardship is a historic preservation movement that is focused on the protection of archaeological sites for future generations. While historic buildings are threatened with removal, alteration, and neglect, archaeological sites face a different set of risks from e…

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FORT PAYNE – Little River Canyon is a beautiful place to take in picturesque canyon views and enjoy picnicking, solitude, nature, or hiking in the woods as the fall season approaches.

A BOOK EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE Tuesday, August 20 at 6pm with author Frye Gaillard and his book, “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost.”

FLORENCE-- The Eighth Annual University of North Alabama Athletics Fan Fest is scheduled for Sunday, August 18 from 1:30-3:30pm at the UNA Softball Complex on Cox Creek Parkway.

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FLORENCE– Rob DeHart is a curator at the Tennessee State Museum. He will visit Florence-Lauderdale Public Library on Thursday, August 15 at 11:30am to give the exhibit talk, “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage.”

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND OPERATION KIDSSAFE will be presented by Florence Police Department on Tuesday, August 6 from 7-9pm at Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum at 702 Veterans Dr.

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KILLEN – The Annual Killen Founder’s Day celebration takes place Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10.

FLORENCE NAZARENE CHURCH IS CELEBRATING ITS 10TH YEAR OF CELEBRATE RECOVERY on Tuesday, August 6 at 6pm with a special live worship performance by Lenny LeBlanc. There will also be a light meal served beforehand beginning at 5pm and everyone is welcome.

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GADSDEN – Each year thousands of bargain hunters, yard sale connoisseurs, and treasure seekers make their way through northeastern Alabama for the biggest yard sale shopping spree in the world. The 127 Yard Sale is a once-a-year, 690-mile shopping trip set for August 1-4. Along with shopping…

PRESERVATION FLORENCE IS A YEAR-LONG SERIES about historic preservation in the city that has covered topics such as the National Register of Historic Places, physical restoration, African American and Native American preservation, and cemetery preservation. For the remainder of the year, the…

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FLORENCE – The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is excited to host a special exhibit called, I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage. The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the library.

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FLORENCE - Muscle Shoals Children’s Rehabilitation Service is hosting its 5th annual “Special Needs Carnival and Wheelchair Wash” on Tuesday, July 30 from 11am-1pm at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum - inside to beat the heat! This exciting event offers all children with special healthcare n…

THE FIRST ANNUAL W.C. HANDY JAZZIN’ IT UP IN TUSCUMBIA kick-off parade takes place July 20 at 6pm in downtown Tuscumbia. Line Up begins at 5pm at Deshler High School. The parade route starts at 200 North Commons St East, turn left on Main St to Sixth St to Water St to Courthouse. Performing …

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2020 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through August 15, 2019.

FLORENCE – The Florence Indian Mound Museum, in partnership with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, is hosting a series of children’s activities that help students investigate the early culture of the Shoals area through interactive learning. These programs will cover a wide range of …

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FLORENCE – The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will return to the

THE ROADWAY ACROSS WILSON DAM will be closed July 10-15. This closure is required to install cables to support TVA’s new $50 million power switch yard investment at Wilson Dam. In addition, TVA crews will retire spans of old 161 kilovolt transmission line that are no longer needed. Wilson Da…

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FLORENCE - The witches and wizards at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library are preparing for the library’s 8th annual celebration of Harry Potter’s Birthday. This year’s event will be on Friday, July 12, from 2-7pm. There will be magical fun for all ages, including crafts, trivia, costumes, ga…

THE SHOALS BRITISH CAR CLUB meets July 9 at Golden Corral, 362 Cox Creek Pkwy.in Florence at 6pm. Contact information is on our website: www.shoalsbritishcars.org

SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent will kick off its sixth annual School Share drive on July 8 to collect supplies for local children. School supplies can be dropped off at any of the Bank’s 28 North Alabama locations between July 8 - 26.

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FLORENCE – The annual Independence Day event in the Shoals takes place Thursday afternoon in McFarland Park. The Spirit of Freedom Celebration gets started with live music beginning at 4pm on July 4. This patriotic celebration will include live music beginning at 4pm. Déjà vu will take the s…

JOIN US AT THE MONTHLY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Thursday, June 27, 2pm at The Renaissance of Florence Senior Living. This month we will hear from Rock Steady Boxing and the benefits of this program. This is a free event. Renaissance is located at 3275 County Rd. 47, Florence. 256-740-6999.

TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art will be hosting Art After Five, a carefree evening to stroll through the galleries while enjoying light refreshments. The event will be 5-7pm on Thursday, June 27 at the museum, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia. Admission is free. Visitors will be ab…

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TUSCUMBIA – Fletch Brown, the entertainment coordinator for the Helen Keller Festival doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing this year’s music lineup.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT PARKER’S Chapel Baptist Church June 24-27 from 6-8pm for ages K-6th grade. A meal is provided each night. Call 256-366-5061 to register. Parker’s Chapel is located at 2535 CR 8 in Florence.

FLORENCE – Project Say Something is hosting its 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 22 from 6-10pm in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Join in for an evening of celebration featuring African drummers, food vendors, music by DJ We Roc Entertainment, poetry, and song.…

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Members of the Muscle Shoals Amateur Radio Club (MSARC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23 at Gattman Park in Muscle Shoals.

THE SPRAY PAINT GALAXY ART DEMO with Brian Frost at the Florence Lauderdale Public Library has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 1:30-3:30pm. This local artist will create beautiful space-themed art using spray paint on the front lawn of the library. Frost is a Florence-based artis…

KILLEN – Killen Time Adventure Park on U.S. Hwy 72 across from Brooks High School in Killen will host An Ace for CASA Miniature Golf event June 12-16 and everyone is invited to come and play.

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FLORENCE- Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is hosting a premiere event for Steve Trash Science, the new public television show hosted by local performer and environmental educator Steve Trash. The event will be in the children’s area of the library on Saturday, June 15 at 9:30am.

ÜBER REGION FEST will return on Saturday, June 8 at 11am at TMT America/Trissl Sports Cars on Wilhite Street in Florence.  It’s the fifth time Porsches from across the southeast will have gathered at the site of Trissl Sports Cars in Florence for this charity event.  Attendees are encouraged…