THIS YEAR THE LORETTO, TN. ARTIFACT SHOW will take place at the St. Joseph, TN Civic Center due to the ongoing construction at the Loretto facility. The date is Saturday, January 15 from 8am-4pm. Setup is from noon- 7pm on Friday and 6-8am on Saturday. There is no charge for admission. No fake artifacts are allowed.

The Loretto Band Boosters will have concessions to raise money for the band. The Civic Center is at 10 Park Drive in St. Joseph. For more information, call Roy McKey at 931-762-7541.

PENNY FREEMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE MEAL BARREL in Sheffield, will speak at the Tuscumbia Civitans at their next meeting, Thursday, January 13 at noon at the Helen Keller Library.

The Meal Barrel is a non-profit agency which hands out food to hundreds of people each week. It is operated mostly by volunteers.

The Tuscumbia Civitans meet every Thursday at noon at the library. Guests are welcome and lunch is available for a nominal fee.

THERE WILL BE A RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE at the Burrell School Gym on West College Street, Florence on Friday, January 14 beginning at 2pm, immediately followed by an open house at the Burrell School Museum on West Cherokee Street. The public is invited. For more information, call 256-810-3305.