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 & the 400 Unit, Drive-By Truckers, Centro-Matic, Slobberbone, The Pine Hill Haints, and Farmer Jason.  Single day and 2-day festival tickets are available.  Admission also requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.  For more Information, visit 

THE SHOALS AREA BUDDY WALK TAKES PLACE Sunday, October 3 at 2710 Darby Drive in Florence at 3pm. (on the track behind Riverhill School.)   The event is part of the National Buddy Walk Program.  Rachel,  Martha, and Ruthie Mitchener organized the walk in honor of their cousin, Walter who has Down Syndrome. 

All families and friends who have been touched by Down Syndrome are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  There will be a fun, casual walk around the track with the chance to celebrate everyone. .  All proceeds benefit for the UCP Center and the National Down Syndrome Society.   

For more information, contact Rachel Michener at 256-710-3290 or    Follow on Facebook @Shoals Area Buddy Walk or Twitter @walkingwithwalter