THE SANTA PAWS CHRISTMAS MARKET takes place from 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday December 4-5 at Florence Lauderdale Animal Services.  Gift ideas for everyone on your list.   Homemade Sweet Treats and Craft items will be available all in one place, at 3240 Roberson Rd in the Florence Industr…

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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 SANTA PAWS CHRISTMAS MARKET takes place from 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday December 4-5 at Florence Lauderdale Animal Services.  Gift ideas for everyone on your list.   Homemade Sweet Treats and Craft items will be available all in one place, at 3240 Roberson Rd in the Florence Industr…

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LORETTO – The Loretto Lioness Club will host its 1st Annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 6 from 12-6pm at Weathers Park on Main Street in Loretto, Tennessee. There will be a Christmas tree-lighting at 5pm.  There will also be a kids elf look-alike contest at 1pm and a gingerbread…

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 WINTER ART MARKET includes 30+ artists and hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia.

TUSCUMBIA – The Winter Art Market at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art includes 30+ artists and hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts.  Customers will  not only be supporting TVAA, but will also be directly supporting local and regional artists. 

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Like everything else in 2020, this Thanksgiving will look quite different for most of us. There will likely be fewer folks around the dinner table, friends may be connecting on FaceTime, and grandma might be joining by Zoom, sadly without her famous sweet potatoes.  

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FLORENCE – Entries in the Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s Annual Challenge will be on display at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Annex Galleries from November 30 - January 15. This year’s exhibit marks the 32nd year of the Challenge.  

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“SAMANTHA ON THE WOMAN QUESTION” BY MARIETTA HOLLEY will be discussed at the 10am meeting of the Readers of the Lost Ark Book Club on November 18.   The book was published in 1913 and the author was often compared to Mark Twain.  The club meets at Helen Keller Public Library, 511 Main Street…

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TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame hosted a grand reopening of its completely renovated gift shop last week. The project started in March, and the museum decided to work with all local contractors on updating the flooring, lighting, and custom-built displays for merchandise. 

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FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama alumni, faculty, staff, and friends will celebrate the second Leo and Una Giving Day Wednesday, November 18, in celebration of Leo III and Una’s birthdate. 

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.  

UNA CINEMATIC ARTS AND THEATRE presents Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin this Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14.  This three-play cycle is a modern retelling of the fall of the House of Atreusa. It follows the children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, siblings who are bo…

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SHOALS — More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, November 16-23.

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MOVING LEIGHTON FORWARD will be hosting a clean-up day on Saturday, November 7.  Volunteers will meet at the car wash at 9am for check-in, and afterward spend a few hours cleaning up assigned areas in Leighton. Those unable to join with the volunteer group, please use this day to clean your …

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FLORENCE – Florence Mayor Andy Betterton and Lauderdale County Commission Chairman Danny Pettus announce the annual Veterans Day program. The ceremony will be held at the Florence-Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial Park at 301 Veterans Park Drive north of Wilson Dam. The number of attendees…

MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College officials last week announced to area high school counselors they will offer a buy one, get one community scholarship program for the Spring 2021 semester.