THE 20TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST takes place Saturday, October 1 at 9am at the St. Florian Park in St, Florian. The day includes an antique tractor show, car show, historical displays, craft vendors, kids games, BBQ competition, and live music.  Free Admission and free parking.  This year include…

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THE 20TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST takes place Saturday, October 1 at 9am at the St. Florian Park in St, Florian. The day includes an antique tractor show, car show, historical displays, craft vendors, kids games, BBQ competition, and live music.  Free Admission and free parking.  This year include…

SHOALS – Over 280 shelters in 42 states are participating in the BISSELL Pet Foundation Fall National Empty the Shelters adoption event from Oct. 1–8.  Among the seven Alabama shelters participation are Colbert County Animal Services and Florence Lauderdale Animal Services.

SHEFFIELD – Audiences of all ages can enjoy some laughs at Mayhem and Madness: Family-Friendly Tall Tales with Bil Lepp at the Ritz Theatre on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm. 

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.  

Fishing Day at Deibert Park, Darby Drive, Florence, on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30am. Cost: Free.

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LEIGHTON – Join members of Shoals Astronomy Club at LaGrange College Site Park in Leighton for a night sky tour Friday, September 23. Weather permitting, the roof will roll off the historic LaGrange Observatory at 6:30pm, and amateur astronomers will curate a night sky tour as darkness falls…

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.  

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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.  

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THE CENTRAL COMMUNITY CENTER IN CENTRAL HEIGHTS will be having its monthly breakfast on the third Saturday, (September 17), from 7-9am. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuit, gravy, chocolate gravy, grits. $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 years and younger. Proceeds go toward …

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FLORENCE – The Florence Indian Mound Museum’s series of children’s programs programs will feature the Tennessee River at 10am on Saturday, September 17. The program will focus on the importance of the river to Native Americans in our area, and why it is still a vital part of our world.

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SHEFFIELD – Colbert County Tourism is excited to present An Evening with Mark Collie at the Ritz Theatre on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and are available now at tennesseevalleyarts.org or by calling 256-383-0533.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WALK OF LIFE - THE RETURN Saturday, September 10 at Tuscumbia Landing, 141 Blackwell Drive in Sheffield. The 3-mile walk retraces the original Trail of Tears route and honors the ancestors who once walked to the west.  The walk will take an hour de…

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TUSCUMBIA – Examination, photographs by Robert Rausch is on display at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia though September 30.  A reception for the artist will take place Thursday, September 22 at 6pm.

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MUSCLE SHOALS — Safeplace, Inc. will hold its inaugural Hope Ball on Friday, September 9 from 7-10pm at Cypress Lakes Golf Club in Muscle Shoals.  It is sponsored by TNT Fireworks. 

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.  

SHOALS AREA COARMM ANNOUNCES THE RE-OPENING of its Jumpstart Tutoring & Mentoring Program  with registration and orientation on September 6.  Tutoring begins September 7.  Tutoring hours are Monday-Thursday 3-5:30pm at 500 S.  Montgomery Ave. Town Plaza Shopping Center Suites 136/138 in …

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FLORENCE – Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is pleased to present a memorial exhibition and sale of works by one of the South’s most recognized artists, Jean Ellen Schulman that begins August 28th and continues through September 30th; a reception will be held Sun., Aug. 28th from 2-4 p.m…

TUSCUMBIA – The 103rd Annual Shoals Area Labor Council Labor Day Celebration honors working men and women in our community with Labor Day related festivities in Spring Park, Tuscumbia on Monday, September 5.

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MUSCLE SHOALS – Shoals CASA is hosting its 2nd Annual Music Fest on Saturday, September 3 from 10am–9pm at the Muscle Shoals Amphitheater.