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JOIN AUTHOR AND GUIDE, DEBRA GLASS, FOR THE HAUNTED HISTORY of the Shoals Ghost Walk, a chilling tour of Florence, Alabama’s most haunted places.

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FLORENCE – Come one come all!  Have some family fun on Saturday, October 23 at the Howl-O-Ween Dash on the riverfront in McFarland Park.  All of the Pet Parents who like to dress up their fur babies can take part in a Pet Costume Contest with awards.

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MUSCLE SHOALS – The Muscle Shoals Middle School chorus and show choir will be presenting our First Annual Boo Bash concert on Tuesday, October 26 at 6pm in the Muscle Shoals High School Auditorium.

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UNA’S HOMECOMING PARADE will take place on Saturday, October 16 at 11:30am.

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FLORENCE – Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts will present Art Expressions: Shoals Artist Guild Annual Members Show October 17-November 15 in the Kennedy-Douglass Annex Galleries.  The group exhibit will include 3-dimensional artwork for the first time; to be judged in a separate category …

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 SHOALS DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, October 9, 8am-5pm at McFarland Park, Florence. 

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FLORENCE – A traveling exhibit is on display at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library from October 5-29 highlighting Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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SHOALS – Saturday, October 9 will be the biggest day for birders this fall. So, wherever you are, plan to join the world of birders as we enjoy birding on October Big Day. 

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.  

SHOALS FEST TAKES PLACE OCTOBER 2-3 in McFarland Park, Florence. The two-day music festival, started by Jason Isbell gets underway Saturday with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Lucinda Williams, Candi Staton, Amanda Shires, Cedric Burnside, and armer Jason.  Sunday features Jason Isbell &am…

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TUSCUMBIA – Dozens of beautiful quilts and the history of how they were made, will be on display this fall at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.  The exhibition From These Threads: Cotton Culture will be on view from October 1-November 12.  The museum is also inviting community members to s…

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 LAST NEXT MEETING OF THE FLORENCE KIWANIS CLUB is on September 24 and will feature Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler who will discuss changes within our local law enforcement.  Florence Kiwanis meets Fridays at noon at the Marriott Conference Center, 10 Hightower place in Florence.

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FLORENCE – The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time.  Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizab…

AUTHORS BILL BAGENTS AND ROSEMARY SNODGRASS will be discussing and signing their book, Counseling for Church Leaders: A Practical Guide on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30-8pm in the auditorium of Heritage Christian University, located at 3625 Helton Drive in Florence. All are invited to attend.

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FLORENCE – Jennifer Berry Hawes, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness will be among the panelists for the second Race and Religion panel discussion