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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…

LEIGHTON – The Cowboy Church of Colbert County will host its 6th Annual St. Jude Trail Ride and Concert on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.

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TUSCUMBIA – Helen Keller fans from around the world soon will be making their way to Tuscumbia to watch William Gibson’s epic drama that chronicles her early life performed on the grounds of the home where she grew up.

THE VALDOSTA COMMUNITY REUNION will be Saturday, June 1 at 11:30am at Coldwater Mill Restaurant (old Rocking Chair, Hwy 72) in Tuscumbia. If you or any of your family grew up in Valdosta, we would love for you to come out and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship. For more information, contact…

FLORENCE - The Cox Creek Tennis Center in Florence will host a Men’s and Women’s Doubles Charity Tournament on Saturday, June 1. The Courts for CASA event begins at 8:30am and three rounds of play are guaranteed. The cost is $35 per person and registration includes a light breakfast sponsore…

TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art’s exhibition The Rise of the Southern Craft Movement will feature a selection of fine art and craft from its permanent collection. It will be on display from June 2-July 5.

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TUSCUMBIA – Pen and ink artist, Melissa Tubbs, will be exhibiting a collection of her drawings called, Celebration & Preservation: Drawing Alabama’s Architectural History from June 2-July 5 at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.

THE FREE INVESTMENT CLASS SERIES at TVA Community Credit Union on Wilson Dam Road continues on Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30-8:30pm with “Making Safe and Informed Investment Decisions”

TUSCUMBIA – The American Legion Colbert County Memorial Post 31 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Program at 11am on Monday, May 27 on the lawn of the Colbert County Courthouse.

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FLORENCE – The annual Memorial Day Program at the Florence-Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial is set for Monday, May 27 at 10am. Poppies will be given to the first 200 attendees to arrive at the Veterans Memorial at 301 Veterans Park Drive off Wilson Dam Rd. just north of the dam.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY WILL HOST A BOOK SIGNING with Bill Bagents, author of “Always Near: Listening for Lessons from God,” on Thursday, May 16 beginning at 6:30pm in the Overton Memorial Library on the HCU campus at 3625 Helton Drive in Florence. Books may be purchased at http://www.…

FLORENCE – The Z at 416 N. Court St. in Florence will be finishing its 2018-19 season with the classic thriller, “Dial M for Murder,” by Frederick Knott.

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SHEFFIELD – The 50th Miss Bronze Scholarship & Beauty Pageant and \ Parade takes place May 18-19.

THE 10TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR ST. JUDE takes place on Saturday, May 11 at Longshore Cycle Center, 913 Mitchell Blvd in Florence. Registration starts at 9am, the ride leaves at 10am. There will be a free BBQ Boston Butt lunch at noon for all participants. Free t-shirts go to the first 50 to si…

FLORENCE – A talented cast of 56 students will present The Lion King Jr. May 9-11 at Shoals Christian School. Showtimes is 7:30pm each night. The 60-minute musical is based on the 1997 Broadway production and Disney’s 1994 animated feature film.

FLORENCE – Florence Mayor Steve Holt and Lauderdale County Commission Chairman, Danny Pettus, are excited to announce the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services Grand Opening celebration will be May 13 at 10am at 3240 Roberson Road in the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park.

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SHOALS - The 27th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers and US Postal Service Food Drive is THIS SATURDAY, MAY 11.

THE SHOALS SYMPHONY will underscore the music of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, a Disney Live Concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7pm, in Norton Auditorium. The orchestra will perform while the movie is shown on a 60-foot wide screen. You don’t want to miss this incredible performance…

FLORENCE – First Fridays Florence is excited for the May First Friday with music on the Big River

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FLORENCE – The Natchez Trace Parkway Association will host two all-day events in McFarland Park on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. The event will include a re-enactment of the Martha Crawley Incident of 1812, speakers, food vendors, educational booths, stickball games, and more. Both even…