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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.  

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The Town of Cherokee's Independence Day Celebration will be Saturday, July 9.

Performers include The Kirkman Combo from 4-6pm and Southern AxCent at 7-9pm.   A fireworks show will follow.

 Non-Food Vendors  $25 Contact Town Hall 256-359-4959

Sponsors include Gholston's BBQ and Four Horsemen BBQ 

 

Jacksonburg Church of Christ, 414 Lauderdale 28, Florence, will have vacation Bible school at 6:30pm July 11-14. Classes for all ages, with guest speakers Brian Jarrett and Austen Oakley. Learn about LeaderSHIP, stewardSHIP, friendSHIP and hardSHIP. Snacks, puppets, crafts, Bible lessons and fun.

 

Oceans of Possibilities - Summer Reading at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library - A fun way to keeps kids reading and learning at the library during summer! We offer prize incentives for books read and daily activities to keep everyone excited about learning, thinking, and creating. Don't forget our program is completely FREE!

Register anytime during the summer! Daily activities will be hosted until July 15. The last day to pick up prizes will be July 29.

The Children's Summer Reading Program is for ages 0-10. The library also has Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs.

You don't have to attend our Daily Activities to participate in Summer Reading or even to earn prizes, but they are FUN!

For more information, contact us at 256-764-6564 ext. 114 or YouthServices@flpl.org

 

The Miracle Worker Play, Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons W, Tuscumbia. July 8, 9, 15, 16, – Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm (gates open at 7pm). Reserved seats $15, General Admission $10. Info: www.helenkellerbirthplace.org Ticket reservations: 256-383-4066

 

Cherokee Parks & Rec's Basketball Camp July 8, 15, 21, and 28, 10:30am-3:30pm at Cherokee Middle School Gym. For students 3rd-12th grade, $50 per student. Lunch and snack provided.

For more information, call 256-359-6599.

 

17th Annual No-Show Picnic - Shoals Community Clinic invites you to NOT attend our Annual No-Show Picnic this weekend.  Rather, we invite you to sit back, relax, and contribute from the comfort of your own home.

This annual fund-raiser helps make it possible for our clinic to provide services to individuals in our community who are without health and dental insurance. The clinic and your neighbors count on your participation to assist those who are struggling to work and keep their families going. YOU are the piece that brings it all together.  Please, contribute generously today. We greatly appreciate your support!  Visit www.shoalscommunityclinic.com/donate for more information.

 

Forum on Mental Health - Saturday, July 9 11am. until 1pm at St. Mark M.B. Church, 220 East Alabama Street, Florence. Sponsored by The Warriors of Health Ministry (formerly the Nurses Ministry). Theme: "Back to the Basics" Bringing Awareness to Mental Health. Keynote Speaker - Rick Howard Linkage Coordinator of THRIVE Alabama Guest Speakers - Keli Brothers, Ed.D, LPC-S and Directed Paths L.L.C. and Roberta Campbell - Adolescent Therapist at Riverbend Center for Mental Health; Pastor, Bishop Dr. Will Boyd The Admission is FREE. Refreshments provided.

 

Women of Purpose Conference at Muscle Shoals Church of God

July 9 at 7pm - Janice Wells from Trinity, AL

July 10 at 10:45am - Sharon Croft from Rainsville, AL

Drawing for door prizes in each service.  Everyone is invited and men are welcome to attend.  1700 Firestone Ave, Muscle Shoals

 

Day by Day, a grief support group for bereaved parents/grandparents, meets Sunday, July 10 at 2pm at Woodmont Baptist East Campus, 2002 Darby Dr., Florence.

For information, email debbiec2414@aol.com.

 

Northside church of Christ will host a Gospel Meeting Sunday, July 10 – Thursday, July 14 with Leon Mauldin as the guest speaker. Sunday 9am, 10am, and 3pm. Monday-Thursday 7pm. Congregational singing Friday, July 15, 7pm.

Located Hwy 101 in Lexington. Everyone welcome.

 

Food Pantry at North Wood Methodist Church, North Florence. Call for appointment, 256-764-2111

 

Wood Avenue Church of Christ in Florence will host a series "Difficult Questions Answered" each Wednesday at 7pm this summer, located at 400 N. Wood Ave. Florence. Until August 10 with different guest preachers every week.

July 6 - How can I know that the Bible is the Word of God? - Eric Lyons

July 13 - VBS

 

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LifeSouth Blood Drives for June

Wednesday, July 6, 10am-4:30pm - Listerhill, 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals

Thursday, July 7, 11am-4pm - Bill Webb Agency, Muscle Shoals

Friday, July 8, 1-6pm - Electronic Express, Florence

Saturday, July 9, 1-8pm - Summer Fest, Rogersville Recreational Park

Sunday, July 10, 11am-5pm - Stony Point Church of Christ, Florence

Monday, July 11, Noon-6pm - Long Lewis Ford, Muscle Shoals

Tuesday, July 12, 10am-4pm - Lauderdale County Court House, Florence

Wednesday, July 13, Noon-6pm - Red Bay Hospital

 

Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Child Development Center will offer the 2022 Kids in College STEAM summer camp, Out of this World!, July 18-22.  The space themed camp is open to children entering grades 1-8 in the fall.

Each day participants will experience STEAM related activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Registration cost is $90 per child. Spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged.

Healthy snacks will be provided daily. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Children are to arrive promptly at 8am in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals Campus.  Each day's events will conclude each day at noon. 

For more Information on the 2022 Kids in College summer camp or to register, contact the NW-SCC Child Development Center at 256-331-5245

 

Dental Clinics will take place at the Shoals Community Clinic on Friday, July 15 and Friday, July 22.  Only tooth extractions are performed. Each extraction is $20 with a voucher presented at the time of the procedure at the clinic. Dr. Pieroni will be the volunteer dentist for those dates.  This fee covers the extraction, x-ray, consultation, and medications. Patients must be in line when the doors open at 7am to be seen.   Patients are seen on a first-come basis.  Please, share this information to help us reach those who may need these services.   Call 256-760-4713 for more information.

 

We Stand Basketball Tournament on July 16 at Sheffield Rec Center. Doors open at 5pm. Adults $10, kids $5. Quad Cities Players vs Police Dept. Members. 

General public...interested in playing...? Contact Chris Armstead 256-366-6678 or Willie Pride 256-577-9369.

This will be an annual event for scholarships for children of deceased police officers.

 

Come Travel with The Club (Florence Senior Center), Diamonds in the Rough. 256-760-6642.  Our trips are open to the general public.

Pigeon Forge, August 1-5, 2022. $599 double rate per person, add $149 for private room. Final payment due 5/25/22.

Biltmore Estate & Ashville, NC, December 12-15, 2022. $569 double rate per person, add $140 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up.

Final payment 10/5/22.

Mackinac Island, May 14-20, 2023, $775 double rate per person, add $219 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 3/7/23.

Mount Rushmore, the Badlands & Black Hill of South Dakota, Sept. 30-Oct. 8, $999 double rate per person, add $286 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 7/23/23.

 

The Florence-Lauderdale Farmers Market is Now Open 6am-1pm on Saturdays. You will find fruit, vegetables, beef, chicken, farm-fresh eggs, flowers, plants, and knife / scissor sharpening.

The market is a covered pavilion located at 451 Fairground Road in Florence with plenty of parking.   Call if you have questions 256-443-4998.

 

Open registration for Community Bible Study, a women’s interdenominational Bible study, will be on Wednesday, August 3 from 9–11am in the Chapel of  Woodmont Baptist Church, 2001 Darby Drive, in Florence.

Please join us for an exciting, in-depth study of the books of Joshua; Colossians; I and II Peter; and James.  The registration fee is $35 for adults (scholarships available) and $10 for infants – 12th grade.  There is limited capacity in the children’s classes.  Classes meet on Wednesday from 9:45am-12pm beginning September 7. 

Participants may also register on-line at http://florenceal.cbsclass.org/ 

 

KIX-96 and Big River Broadcasting’s beloved on-air personality "Fletch Brown" (aka Steifon J. Passmore), was recently diagnosed with cancer. Fletch was referred to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston which specializes in the treatment he needs. He will undergo a chemo schedule here in the Shoals that will last 4-5 months. Working regularly may be difficult as he deals with the side effects.

Following chemo, Fletch will have 3-4 weeks of radiation treatments in Houston. After the tumor has been reduced they will surgically remove it. At that point, the hope is that he will only have to travel to Houston every few months to check that it hasn't returned, and he is cancer free!

Fletch/Steifon would literally give you the shirt off of his back. He is a valued member of our Shoals Community. He feels his best when he’s lifting you up.  However, now he needs our help. The bills are coming in from only the last month and this is just for the testing they've done, he hasn’t been treated in any way yet.  A GoFundMe account has been set up and whatever you can donate would be greatly appreciated - the GoFundMe link is https://gofund.me/7366e27d  You can also search GoFundMe for Steifon J. Passmore the beneficiary (this is Fletch’s given name). And if you see Fletch, let him know you're a member of his support army!

 

Hi Neighbors of the Shoals meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:30am in the Florence Public Library.  The women’s social group welcomes all ladies who are currently residents of the Shoals area.  Come join us!  Contact Berta Birch, 256-777-3119, for further details.

 

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal. Join on Tuesdays, 6-8pm, supper at 5:30pm, at Highland Baptist Church Christian Life Center, Room C101, corner of Martin and Eugenia St., Florence.

More info - 256-764-1392 or www.divorcecare.org/groups/149930.

 

Florence Recreation Centers Pools are Open For more information call 256-760-6425.

Handy Recreation Center, 1105 Beale Street - Tuesday–Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday  2-5pm. Admission $1. All ages, 2 slides.

Royal Avenue Recreation Center, 421 North Royal Ave. - Tuesday–Sunday 1-5pm. Admission $4. All ages, 3 pools, 1 slide.

 

The U.S. Postal Service will host a job fair in several Zip Codes across northwest Alabama on Friday, July 8.  Postal officials will be onsite to answer employment questions and to assist candidates with the application process for Rural Carrier Associates and Assistant Rural Carriers from 10am-2pm at several locations including these: • Athens Post Office 110 Market St, • Decatur Post Office 400 Well St NE, • Florence Post Office 210 N Seminary St.  Employees will deliver and collect packages along routes in rural areas and will provide a variety of services to customers along an assigned route.  Pay rate is 19.06/hr. 

 

The Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival early bird tickets went on sale June 15 for the upcoming festival, scheduled for November 4-5 in Muscle Shoals.

The festival will feature more than 50 songwriters at multiple venues across The Shoals. A portion of the lineup is now available online. The remainder of the lineup, along with the festival schedule and headliner, will be announced later this summer. 

Early Bird general admission weekend pass is $79.  Early Bird VIP weekend pass is $99, and Early Bird VIP weekend pass and access to Thursday night Kick-Off Party is $129.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mssongfest.com.

 

The Batting Brigade Quilt Guild meets every 2nd Monday at 9:30am at Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave in Florence.  Everyone interested in Quilting is welcome - from beginners to expert

 

Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham announces the return of its annual tour programming, the Birmingham Walking Tours.  Visitors and residents alike can once again experience the history and beauty of Birmingham’s neighborhoods and cultural districts in a fun, invigorating way.  The spring tours include Forest Park and the Historic Loft District on select Saturdays and Sundays.

 For more information or to register go to Birminghamwalkingtours.com.

 

Florence Parks and Recreation/The Club/Florence Senior Center offers a variety of activities.

Chair exercise classes, Games, BINGO, Lunches, Square Dance Lessons, Social Dance Night, Rock Painting, Walking Trail, Farmer’s Market Voucher Registration, Fishing Days at Deibert Park, Kayaking, 3rd Saturdays, April-September, Stateside and International travel opportunities. All ages welcomed. Lunch is for 60 and older. For more information please phone 256-760-6420, fdavis@florenceal.org, Facebook: Florence Senior Center “The Club”.

Tuesday Night Dance, 6:30-8:45pm, at The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence. 256-760-6420 $5. The Browns.

Monday Night 6-8pm,  Singing River Squares. At The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence.  Caller: Kevin Cozad, 

Paint a rock, hide a rock, share a rock, Rock Painting, Friday 10am-1pm at The Club.  Bring your rocks and paint with us. Join in the nationwide fun of painting, hiding and finding rocks, Keep your eyes open!  The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence.   256-760-6420

 

Quad Cities Squares Come enjoy fun & lessons of square dancing 7-9pm Thursday evenings at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center, 421 N. Royal Ave, Florence.

 

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets at the Florence Lauderdale library at 2pm every 3rd Monday of each month.  All caregivers are welcome.  We all need encouragement.

 

United Way is looking for volunteers who can help answer our 2-1-1 line.  Training will be provided for volunteers and you can help from the comfort of your own home!  Please visit https://www.uwnwal.org/volunteer-opportunities to submit your information!

 

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The Shoals Writers Guild will present a new community enrichment program beginning in September called, "Segue to Your Story," the Who, What, When, Where and Why... at 4pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Florence-Lauderdale Library.

The September 15 with feature Florence City Historian Billy Warren's presentation, "How Florence Became the Renaissance City." And at 4:30pm, Shoals Tourism Director, Rob Carnegie will present, "How the Tourism Board Impacts the Shoals." 

The events are free and open to the public.  For more information, email: shoalswritersguild@gmail.com.

 

Salem M.B. Church Invites Everyone to come and worship with us every Sunday morning at 10am. Located at 923 West Mobile St., Florence. You can call us at 256-633-3382.

 

Grief can be an overwhelming season to go through.  The time it takes to process all of those feelings is often multiplied because those who grieve simply have no one to talk to. 

A monthly grief support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Cliff Haven Church in Sheffield, 1601 Andrews Avenue in Sheffield behind McDonald's near O'Neal Bridge.

Another grief support group meets the third Friday of each month at 10am at First Baptist Church of Rogersville, at 222 College Street.  These groups are FREE and open to the public. 

Those grieving will find a positive and shared experience with prayers for strength and comfort plus supportive materials to take home that can help with your healing process!  For more information call 256-764-.0873.  These groups are sponsored by Kindred Hospice.

 

The Help Center in Florence we Will Be Open on the 3rd Saturday of each month on a permanent basis.  The volunteers felt they could better serve their Saturday clients if they made the change to be open on 3rd Saturday every month to help avoid confusion.   Hours are 8:30-10am - for food distribution ONLY.    Saturday hours are for families who are unable to come from 8:30-noon on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

 

Pay it Forward: Donate to Educate.  Shoals Scholar Dollars is an Education Foundation raising money to pay tuition at Northwest Shoals Community College and transfer scholarships to the University of North Alabama for Lauderdale and Colbert County students who meet certain criteria. Donate to Scholar Dollars at any participating financial institution the second Friday of each month.

 

LifeSouth is in emergency need for blood donors, as the national blood shortage continues, and asks donors to help by donating blood during their Back to School Blood Drive. Blood donors who give blood at any LifeSouth donor center or bloodmobile through Sunday, August 8 will help summer blood shortages, save lives, and receive a $20 e-gift card as a thank you for donating.

This year continues to be difficult for LifeSouth and blood centers across the country with the impact of the pandemic causing a decrease in blood donations, while the need to help patients in local hospitals continues to increase.

Regular blood donors who have not given recently and first-time donors can make a major impact by donating. One donation can save up to three lives.

Donate at the Center, 307 Veterans Drive, Florence. Schedule an appointment, 256-765-7038. www.lifesouth.org. The hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; Sunday 1-5pm.

To find a donor center or mobile blood drive near you, visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707. Blood donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. LifeSouth donors receive a complementary cholesterol screening with each donation.

 

The NACOLG SENIORx Medication Assistance Program supplies free and low cost medications for anyone in Alabama with a disability or a chronic illness regardless of age that requires daily medication.  Medicare recipients may also be eligible.  

For more information, contact NACOLG SENIORx today.  There is no charge for this service.

1-800-AGELINE (1-800-243-5463)   Paula Pardue   256-389-0529

This program is in partnership with the State of Alabama and Alabama Department of Senior Services

 

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REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love offers the following pet preventive care assistance for dogs and cats in Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties:

• Flea/Tick Control

• HW Testing

• HW Preventative

• Vaccine

Submit your Pet Wellness application from our Facebook page REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love or website www.rehomeandeducate.webs.com

 

Lauderdale County Solid Waste - New Service Announcement - The Lauderdale County Solid Waste Department now picks up yard debris from county residents. This service is throughout the county only. 

Residents who need our service and meet the requirements should call the Solid Waste office at 256-760-5878.

For more information see the advertisement in this issue.

 

City of Florence  - Recycling Program:

Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs only (#1 & #2), aluminum cans, and steel cans are all recyclable. Residential curbside cart collection is provided within City of Florence limits. The Florence Recycle Center drop-off is available to everyone, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Cardboard Boxes

Place large, broken-down cardboard boxes 3 feet away from your recycle and garbage carts. Remove all contents from each box before recycling as Styrofoam and plastic film are NOT recyclable.

Televisions/Electronics

Old TV’s are not collected with curbside trash. They can be dropped off at two locations:

--Florence Recycle Center:  1200 Terrace Street, Florence

--Florence Landfill:  29485 County Road 14, Florence

Wrapping Paper

All paper is recyclable if it will tear.  We encourage you to reuse ribbons and bows, but they are not recyclable. 

 

Want a job? Want a better job? Get your GED! Free GED Prep classes are located near you. The program is open entry with new students starting classes weekly. For more information, call the Northwest-Shoals Community College Adult Education Program at 256-331-5440 or 256-331-5438.

 

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Alcoholics Anonymous

AA 24-hour hotlines: 256-386-0663 or 1-800-789-4367. Website: www.shoalsaa.org

(Closed meetings are only for those who have a desire to stop drinking. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.)

• An AA Group: closed discussion. 9am Saturdays, Adult Center Rm 20 at Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• Florence H.O.W.: smoke-free, closed discussions 7pm, Mondays, Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave., Florence.

• Florence Open Door: Every day of the week at 6pm and 8pm. Mondays, additional 4pm. The 8pm on Wednesdays is a speaker meeting. Monday thru Saturday also have a 12pm meeting. All are open meetings and smoke-free indoors. 526 W. College St., Florence. Park in the lot across the street.

• Fourth Dimension: 7am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion – in person and online Zoom option (ID 573857015, password 241873); 9:30am Thursdays, women’s meeting, closed; 11am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion; 6pm Mondays, open Big Book study; 6pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, closed discussion; 11am first and third Mondays, open discussion, 505 N. Seminary St., Florence, entrance in rear of building. All meetings smoke free.

Freedom Group: Tuesdays 6pm, Big Book study, online only Zoom (ID Code 509289139, Password 790671); Sundays 8pm, open speaker, in person and Zoom (ID: 101061663, PW: 247476). CB&S Bank building, 464 4th St. W., Red Bay.

• Grupo Nuevo Amanecer, Spanish speaking, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion; 9am Sundays, open discussion, 110 Tuscaloosa St E., Russellville.

• Happy Hour Group, smoke-free. 6am Mondays, meditation open discussion; 6am Tuesdays, Big Book open meeting; 6am Fridays, 12&12 open meeting, Killen Methodist Church, 201 J.C. Mauldin Hwy, Killen, building behind the church.

• Island Group, smoke-free. 7pm, Fridays, open-speaker meeting, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Avenue/corner Woodward, Muscle Shoals.

• Keep It Simple Group, smoke-free. 6:30pm Tuesdays, speaker meeting, open; 6:30pm Thursdays, closed discussion. Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• La Alegria de Vivir, Spanish speaking, 7-9pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion and non-smoking, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Building, 1111 E. College St., Florence.

• Lexington 449 Group, smoke free. 8pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, open discussion; Big Book study on Sundays; 8pm Saturdays, open speaker, 6083 Alabama Hwy 101, 3.5 miles north of U.S. 72.

• Monday Maintenance Meeting, 5pm on Mondays, closed discussion, masks required. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16751 US-72, Rogersville.

• Permanent Recovery Group, 6:30pm Tuesdays, open Big Book discussion,; 6:30pm Thursdays, open 12&12 discussion. First United Methodist Church, 14596 Market St., Moulton.

• Quad-Cities Group, 11am and 5:30pm, every day, open discussion. 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, open Big Book discussion. 750 E. Michigan Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Sheffield Group, smoke-free. 9;30am Sundays closed discussion meeting; 11am Monday-Saturday, open discussion, with closed discussion on Fridays; 6pm Sundays closed discussion, 6pm Wednesdays open speaker meeting; 6pm Fridays newcomer open discussion; 5-7am Tuesdays, women's closed discussion; 7pm Mondays open 12&12 meeting, 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays closed Big Book meeting; 8pm Saturdays open speaker meeting. 210 E. Second St., Sheffield.

Survivors Group, smoke-free, 5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Big Book study on Tuesdays, 780 Ford Road, Muscle Shoals. All open discussion.

 

Al-Anon

• Al-Anon meeting schedule: Hope Al-Anon Family Group, 6pm Mondays, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals, childcare provided; Florence Daytime Al-Anon Family Group, 11am Tuesdays, Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence; Paths to Recovery, 6pm Thursdays and 10am Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, 256-764-4073. Shoals Al-Anon contact phone: 256-648-5777.

• Al-Anon, 6pm Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Jackson Avenue, Russellville.

• Hope Al-Anon and Shoals Al-Teen (ages 12-18), 6pm, Monday, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Florence Freedom AFG, 11am, Tuesday, Mission of Mercy, 414 Tuscaloosa St., Florence.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

• Narcotics Anonymous Survival meets daily, noon and 7pm, 1614 State St., Florence. Nonsmoking. 256-500-8889

• Real Hope, 6-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, New Beginning Church, 855 Florence Blvd., Florence. Nonsmoking. 800-239-5509

• Point of Freedom, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence. Nonsmoking.

 

Crisis lines

• Battered or abused women in need of counseling and/or emergency shelter may call Safeplace crisis line, 256-767-6210, 24 hours.

• Rape Crisis Line available 24 hours. 256-767-1100

 

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